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Barrie Richardson

Barrie Richardson

(Chicago, Illinois: April 10th, 1934 - Shreveport, Louisiana: November 17th, 2015)

Barrie Richardson was a highly educated man, with an MBA and PhD in marketing, business and government, applied economics, business history and philosophy from Indiana University. His career had him teach at various colleges and universities including Bethany College, Arizona State University, Indiana University, Hope College and at Centenary College of Louisiana. He even served as Dean in some of them. He started to publish and invent magic tricks from his early adulthood on, specializing in mentalism. He was a member of the Inner Circle of The Magic Circle in London, The International Brotherhood of Magicians, The Psychic Entertainers Association, The Sark Secret Magic Society, and The Buenos Aires Magic Society in Argentina. He was a frequent contributor to magic magazines including Club 71 and wrote three books: Theater of the Mind (1999), Act Two (2005), and Curtain Call (2011).

Coauthors: Eric Mason

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Eric Mason & Barrie Richardson
A Boon For All Seasons by Eric Mason & Barrie Richardson

From the introduction by Eric Mason:

I regret that I do not have the scholarship or time to trace the history of secret marking devices, but I would assume that they have existed for a long time. Maybe the odd advocate or so has altered the moment of his time to advantage and left, as with others, his mark on the world. Such a secret device has long been a powerful tool used by many to misdirect others, sometimes cruelly. I wonder if Nostradamus used it? He thought of most things and predicted practically everything as well as anyone! The Swami Gimmick has taken on many forms and Boon for...

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