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Dark Matter Secrets: 80 Years of Spooky Magic
by Various Authors


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Dark Matter Secrets: 80 Years of Spooky Magic by Various Authors

One of the biggest bargains in magic. Over 80 years in the making. Abbott's Dark Matter Secrets is simply the greatest compilation of "spooky and bizarre" magic and mentalism effects ever assembled. Some date back to Abbott's beginning back in 1934. The ultimate spooky magic book, Abbott's Dark Matter Secrets has 142 effects and includes stage illusions (complete with workshop plans), sideshow illusions (again, complete with workshop plans), parlor effects, escape effects, mentalism effects, etc. Dark Matter Secrets is Abbott Magic's expression of spooky magic that it has sold in one form or another over the last 80 years. All of the items in Dark Matter Secrets were (at one time or another) part of an Abbott publication either in book form, magazine form, workshop form, trick form, or instructional form. Many of these lost and forgotten secrets are available nowhere else.

Some of these effects are very old, some are very recent. Some are geared toward professional magicians and professional woodworkers, some you can do right after you read them. Some are downright gruesome while others are geared toward comedy. Although these effects can be used year-round, they are especially great to present at the spookiest time of the year - Halloween. Not just for magicians, but for anyone who decorates for Halloween and wants to add a little "magic" to the displays. Whether simply decorating your den or a full-blown haunted house, Dark Matter Secrets will enhance the Halloween experience. While many of these magic effects are designed to be performed for children, this ebook, in general, is NOT for children and its contents should be kept from them. This ebook and its contents are also not for the general public. For this reason, its secrets should be carefully guarded. Below is a list of all the effects you will receive in this one gigantic PDF.

  • Alien Intruder (Burned Alive)
  • Astrologia
  • Bewitched Silks
  • Book of the Dead
  • Box of Satan
  • Buzz Saw Illusion
  • Casadega Cabinet
  • Catch a Ghost
  • Choplevi
  • Come Good Spirits
  • Come Good Spirits 2
  • Cyclops
  • Devil Card
  • Devil Illusion
  • Dramatique
  • Einstein's Bermuda Triangle
  • Ethereal Message Cabinet Farmer and the Witch
  • Floating Candle
  • Floating Dancing Silk
  • Floating Handkerchief
  • Fortune Telling with Cards
  • Fraidy Cat Spooky Patter
  • Frame of Life and Death
  • Frankenstein Release Patter
  • Gambol of the Ghost
  • Ghost Materialization
  • Ghost Slates
  • Ghost Walks Escape
  • Grin Skull
  • Guillotine
  • Guillotine on Wheels
  • Handy Halloweener
  • Hathaway Sefalaljia
  • Haunted Flower Pot
  • Haunted House
  • Haunted Mill
  • Haunted Window
  • Head in Web
  • Headless Woman
  • Hellstromism
  • Hippity Hop Skeletons
  • How to Make a Monster
  • Invulnerable lady
  • It Floats
  • Impromptu Devils Hank
  • Knife Through Thumb
  • Living and Dead Tests (12 versions)
  • Living Head
  • Mabel Illusion
  • Magic Mirror
  • Magic Mummy (12 effects)
  • Magician Ghost and Girl
  • Man Without a Head
  • Medium Knows It
  • Miracles With Spikes
  • Mirror of Fate
  • Modernistic Amputation
  • Moth and the Flame
  • Mummy Cloth of the Nile
  • New System Backdrop
  • Phantasmo Illusion
  • Phone ESP
  • Pogo Ball Explored
  • Radio Spirit Cabinet
  • Rapping Hand (Robot)
  • Rapping Hand (Spirit)
  • Rapping Hand Patter
  • Rising Broom
  • Rising Cards Close-up
  • Satan's Seat
  • Second Sight Act
  • Seeing through a Girl
  • Sefalaljia
  • Shredder Illusion
  • Skullduggery
  • Slow Motion Silk Serpent
  • Snake Basket
  • Snake Basket Routine
  • Sorcar's Magic Circle
  • Spider and the Pip
  • Spider Card Mystery
  • Spider Girl Illusion
  • Spirit Bell Patter
  • Spirit Cabinet Act
  • Spirit Cabinet Club Act
  • Spirit Cabinet Rapp Act
  • Spirit Floating Table
  • Spirit Glass
  • Spirit Photography
  • Spirit Rope Tie
  • Spirit Séance
  • Spirit Slate Effects
  • Spirit Slates No Fake
  • Spirit Slates Phantom Signer
  • Spirit Tie Knots
  • Spirit Ventriloquist Routine
  • Spooky Dancing Slippers
  • Spooky Message
  • Spooky Toothpicks
  • Starology
  • Supernatural Mentalism
  • Sword of Damocles
  • Talking Skull Mechanical
  • Talking Skull Simplicity
  • Talking Skull Routine
  • Thurston Spirit Cabinet
  • Trapped in Space
  • Ultra Violet Flying Carpet
  • Vampire Block Patter
  • Wandering Skeleton
  • Wire and Rope Ties
  • Witch Broom Rope Illusion
  • Witches Oven
  • X The Unknown Quantity
  • X-Ray Human
  • Zombie
  • Zombie Device Act
  • Zombie Scary Patter
  • Zombie Tips
2 Bonus Topics:
  • Magic as Halloween Decorations
  • Commercial Magic Comments
It would have cost you several hundred dollars to buy all these plans and secrets separately. Now you can get them all for the low unbelievable price of $9.95.

412 pages
word count: 129490 which is equivalent to 517 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Don Jarrard (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Sunday 21 August, 2022

Could have left out the magic mummy ideas. It's a cheap toy. Otherwise, with over 400 pages there will be at least a dozen tricks I guarantee you will do. Thurston's spirit cabinet, knit picker, rising broom, Sorcar's flying carpet, impromptu devil Hank, devil production box, knife thru thumb, Grant's magic mirror and spirit knot tying, and It floats are the most creative ideas inside and besides the flying carpet using black art and fake legs. Everyone I named I will do. It does not need a creepy feel if you do not like that. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Phil Reda (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 05 January, 2019

What’s Old Is New

If you are looking to perform something new then look to the past. This a treasure trove of long forgotten principles and effects. Yes there are things in here you will probably never do but as pointed out in the introduction study the principle behind the effect and see if you can apply it. It is also fun to see some of the old effects from the past. Some of the old illusions would be great for someone who does haunted house attractions during Halloween. For the low price there are several Items that are worth the price alone. I put off for several years purchasing this publication, that was a mistake.

Reviewed by David Devlin (confirmed purchase)
★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 30 May, 2015

This is a wonderful eBook. It is filled with terrific routines and effects. It ranges from the practical and doable to the "this was put in here for historical purposes". But at less than $10, it is worth every penny.