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Analects and Analogues
by Jon Racherbaumer


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Analects and Analogues by Jon Racherbaumer

Ten card mysteries Annemann would have loved.

This book was part of a two-person three-hour lecture session given by Harry Anderson that Jon gave at a Daytona Magic Conference.

Excerpt from the foreword:

Anneman believed that the effect is the most important thing and, to paraphrase Vince Lombardi, the effect is the only thing.

Anneman believed, as deists believe in a god, that a magician must do something extraordinary with the ordinary…and what is demonstrated must also have no practical use or relevance in the real world. It is a demo, not an application of real power.

Anneman always sought to add an element of surreality to everything he did. He realized that dreams insulate reality and nourish one’s capacity to imagine things reality cannot provide.

Anneman thought that implausibility is ultimately more impressive than impossibility. An impossibility will never happen. An implausibility can happen but seldom does. It is something real and rare and inspires awe.

  • Foreword
  • Hermetic Penetration
  • Gaming The Rules
  • Snap-Slap Transpo
  • Free Will Refutation
  • Must Be 21 To Smoke
  • Unlikely Triumvirate
  • Biddling Brown In The Round
  • Shush
  • As Far As You Want To Go
  • Wide-Open Prediction

1st edition 2009, PDF 27 pages.
word count: 10834 which is equivalent to 43 standard pages of text

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