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(Benny) Ben Harris
Enlightenment Book 1 by (Benny) Ben Harris

Full details of how this magnetic miracle works.

"Ben...what a beautiful thing you have created here. The moment that card breaks free from gravity in the spectator's hand is quite the joyous event." - Paul Harris
Enlightenment is a revolutionary way of using magnets to create the illusion of levitating a playing card or a dollar note.

This 100 page ebook gives you all of the details. Learn the back history, how a simple advertisement in a catalog inspired the idea. Learn how to operate the gimmick, how to install it in a deck of cards, and how to use it to make a dollar bill float. You'll still...

2009 / 7 / 15
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Peter Duffie
Close-Up to the Point by Peter Duffie

This was Peter Duffie's first solo book published on the heels of his hugely successful Alternative Card Magic and Contemporary Card Magic.

It includes mostly card routines with a couple of coin routines sprinkled in for good measure. The effects are not difficult to do and can be classified as intermediate. Some routines require palms, half passes and riffle passes.

It is a joy if one can study the early creative output of one of the most accomplished card magician alive today.

1st edition 1984; original 30 pages; PDF 37 pages.

  1. Contents
  2. Author's Introduction
  3. Ghost Hunters
  4. Collectors Item
  5. The Journey ...
2009 / 6 / 23
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Peter Duffie
Applications by Peter Duffie

These are almost all effects based upon magic that can be performed without faked or gaffed cards.

1st edition 1993; original 60 pages; PDF 48 pages; illustrated

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. Centre Forward
  4. Jointly Does It
  5. The Auld Curse
  6. I Give Up!
  7. Boxed - In
  8. Mind Games
  9. An Odin Sequel
  10. Women
  11. Palmed Addition Utility Sleight
  12. A Turn - Up For The Book
  13. A Curious Incident
  14. Collusion
  15. Rising Crime
  16. Audience Participation
  17. Fireside Aces
  18. The Scottish Assembly
  19. Once Again
  20. Duffie On Keyboards
  21. A Change In Mood
  22. Glasnost
  23. Guardian Angels
2009 / 6 / 11
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Chan Canasta
Chan Canasta's Book of Oopses by Chan Canasta

This book could fetch hundreds of dollars on ebay. It was very hard to find a copy. The book was shrouded in mystery. The few that had a copy didn't tell what it was. Many who didn't have one, wanted it badly. Now the wait is over...

Martin Breese reprinted this one of a kind book. And the one of a kind Martin Breese let me reproduce it as ebook.

Given the recent popularity of psychological methods in mentalism, the Book of Oopses was decades ahead of its time. Most effects use psychological quirks and biases to predict your entirely 'free' choice. It is eerily disturbing how easily we...

2009 / 5 / 17
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Roberto Giobbi
Ask Roberto Giobbi by Roberto Giobbi

This is a totally unique book. 52 reader supplied questions. 52 opinionated, informed, expert answers by Roberto Giobbi. Roberto spent often several days to thoroughly answer each of the 52 questions. It is no wonder that this ebook has more than 330 regular sized pages. It is a publication unlike any other, where the readers gave the direction which the author followed.

Download a free extract.

The 52 questions asked and answered:

  1. Injog Overhand Shuffle
  2. Presentation Ideas
  3. How to Study
  4. Staystack
  5. Fear of starting to perform
  6. Three Card Monte
  7. Memorized version of Out of Sight Out...
2009 / 4 / 15
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Peter Duffie
The Magic of Fred Robinson by Peter Duffie

Now available as a PDF ready for immediate download.

"Peter Duffie's The Magic Of Fred Robinson is a wonderful book containing a gold-mine of ideas, subtleties and secrets from one of magic's finest exponents and thinkers. ... The Magic Of Fred Robinson is an excellent book full of wonderful ideas, useful sleights, and powerful effects. More than that, it's a great read and takes me back to the feeling I had when I first read Vernon's Inner Secrets books." - R. Paul Wilson from his 2009 review in Genii.

"I state without fear of exaggerating that Fred was one of the all-time greats; especially with cards." - Dai Vernon

"Card magic and techniques...

2009 / 2 / 3
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L. C. Collier
Full Circle Rope Routine by L. C. Collier

The magician pulls out a six foot piece of rope, pulls it up in the center and clearly cuts the rope into two pieces. He then picks up the bottom ends, brings them to the top and the rope fully restores. He then grabs the rope by the middle and cuts it in half again. He trims off the pieces at the top and the rope restores a second time.

He folds the rope into thirds and cuts it at the top and bottom. He clearly counts off the three separate and equal pieces from one hand to the other. With all the pieces held in one hand he brings the bottom ends to the top and individually pulls out three...

2008 / 9 / 30
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Ben Robinson
The MagiCIAn: John Mulholland's Secret Life, 2nd Edition by Ben Robinson

The only biography of the master magician and spy instructor John Mulholland.

"John Mulholland is surely one of the most fascinating personalities in magic history. For his work to advance conjuring as a recognized art, he deserves tremendous respect, and no serious student of magic will want to skip this book." - Michael Claxton, Magic Magazine, Feb 2009.

"I can even imagine him up in heaven huddling with Christopher, Houdini, Blackstone and Thurston as they discuss your biography. Their applause is loud enough to be heard on planet Earth." - Maurine Brooks Christopher

"I am an avid reader of books, all types of books, but not since...

2008 / 9 / 25
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L. C. Collier
How to Perform for Kids & Stay Out of Trouble by L. C. Collier

Know their traits and what to expect. Learn routines that work.

1st edition 2003; 21 pages.

  1. FOREWORD
  2. TO DO or NOT TO DO
  3. - DO - Be Polite
  4. - DO - Maintain Crowd Control
  5. - DO - Maintain an Energy Level
  6. - DO - Use Audience Participation
  7. - DO NOT - Make a Fool Out of Any Individual
  8. - DO NOT - Work From the Floor
  9. - DO NOT - Turn Your Back on the Audience
  10. - DO NOT - Do Smokes, Booze or Drugs
  11. - DO NOT - Do Blue Material
  12. - DO NOT - Do Card Tricks
  13. THE TRAITS OF CHILDREN BY AGE GROUP
  14. - AGES 1 through 2
  15. - AGES 3 through 4
  16. - AGES 5 through 8
  17. - AGES 9 through 11
  18. - AGES 12 through 16
  19. -...
2008 / 9 / 21
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L. C. Collier
Three Way Coloring Book Routine by L. C. Collier

Coloring books are one of the easiest tricks on the market to master. Due to this fact, you can concentrate on the presentation. You can do a six to seven minute routine with this wonderful item. This is a routine that can be chopped down to whatever time frame you need, simply by eliminating portions of it. The routine has mime, participation, animation and imagination, all the elements it takes to perform for children as young as three or as much as ten years old. The more energy you add to the presentation the better it will be received.

Don't do the old lame presentation everybody else...

2008 / 9 / 21
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L. C. Collier
Big Ring on String by L. C. Collier

A parlor sized ring with a stage sized routine.

This is a compact ring and string routine which uses some of the most visual moves one can do with these props. For many years I have performed a very similar routine. I used a red cotton ribbon instead of the standard white rope, because a ribbon lies flat on the ring and is wider than a rope allowing for some sequences a stronger illusion.

1st edition 2003; 10 pages.

2008 / 9 / 21
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Robert Parrish & John Goodrum
You'd Be Surprised by Robert Parrish & John Goodrum

A mix of cards, mentalism, and quite unusual manipulation with glasses and thimbles.

1st edition 1937, reprinted 1963; 65 pages.

  • CARD AND MENTAL MAGIC
    1. The Heal Coincidence Trick
    2. Telephone Telepathy
    3. Telephone Telepathy Again
    4. Alias Divination
    5. Magazine Miracle
    6. Strange Interlude
    7. A Slate Writing Method
    8. Slate Psychics
    9. The Ultimate One Man Sealed Message Heading System
    10. Predetermination
    11. And a Routine
    12. An Improved Four Ace Routine
    13. Selective Card in Pocket
    14. Si Stebbins Up the Sleeve
    15. The Perfect Card Routine
  • MOSTLY MANIPULATIVE — With Glasses
    1. Glass of Liquid from Card Fan
    2. Some...
2008 / 8 / 15
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Audley V. Walsh & John Scarne
Three Card Monte by Audley V. Walsh & John Scarne

This is a treatise on the sucker effects of the Three Card Monte. It starts with an intro by Nate Leipzig, includes a definition of gambling terms and goes on to explain moves, routines and schemes to work the Three Card Monte. John Scarne was a master in performing and demonstrating this sucker effect. Learn everything about it in this digital reproduction, either to be aware of the various ways this can be played and thus be protected, or to learn to perform it for entertainment purposes.

1st edition ~1930s, 42 pages.

2008 / 1 / 10
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Rufus Steele
50 Tricks You Can Do You Will Do Easy To Do by Rufus Steele

This ebook is a compilation of three booklets Rufus Steele released:

  • Card Tricks You Will Do
  • Card Tricks You Can Do
  • Card Tricks Easy to Do
It is a collection of card tricks that require no sleight-of-hand, or what is often called self-working card tricks. (Check out the other Rufus Steele ebooks for a lot more self-working tricks.)

You will encounter contributions from people like Bert Allerton, Arthur Buckley, Paul Rosini, Ed Marlo, Dai Vernon, Dorny, Harry Blackstone and many more.

  • Introduction
  • Community Do As I Do
  • A "Chic" Trick
  • Colors Will Tell
  • Mix - Cut And Look
  • Location From New Deck
  • Your Number - Your Card
  • This Is Your Card
  • Money...
2007 / 7 / 25
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Al Mann
The Tools of Omar by Al Mann

The Tools of Omar is a collection of nail-writing effects. It collects the AME manuscripts, The Naked Thought, The Gilded Quill, The OSS Writer, Challenges, The Invisible Book. Plus history and types of writers. Plus The Ghost Writer and other new effects.

Only about 40 copies were sold in total. So this is an extremely rare book, a true collector item as well as a treasure chest of effects and secrets.

[Note that page 97 is blank. At least it is blank in all copies I have seen.]

104 pages

2007 / 3 / 27
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Al Mann
The Knight's Gambit by Al Mann

Al Mann himself says about this manuscript: "The knight's gambit is a method that plays on words and by which miracles are wrought! This is mental magic in its purest form". The mentalist uses words to enchant the audience and to create a non-existing person that assists the mentalist to present his marvels! Effects include:

  • The Knight's Gambit (mentalism using chess pieces)
  • A Word In Orbit (a brilliant book test)
  • The Five Star Gambit (The mentalist uses the spirit of Mr. Faust to assist him in a unique psychic test)
  • Gifts Most Rare
  • A Special Bonus - Phantini's Fabulous Billet Work! ...
2007 / 3 / 27
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Al Mann
The Kolophon by Al Mann

From the Forward by Al Mann: In January of 1979, Bobby Hughes of Columbus Ohio, showed me his amazing presentation which we have called, "The Kolophon." It seems that just a year ago, Bobby was busy buying many props and gimmicks to use in his mental show. Today all of the props and most of the gimmicks have been eliminated and Bobby now works out of his pocket or with borrowed scraps of paper. That is the type of mentalism preferred and what is offered in this book. Therefore AME Salutes Bobby Hughes for his unique effect with envelopes. The Kolophon is a threshold that reveals a hugh landscape...

2007 / 3 / 27
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Al Mann
The Nihon Venture by Al Mann

As Al Mann himself states in the opening line of the introduction, "This manuscript contains 'the perfect billet test!'". A simple paper fold plus a simple move places into the hands of the mentalist a new weapon, an Ultra Exclusive Secret-giving the art of thought-reading a new polish and technique never before possible! Of course as always Al Mann was not satisfied to just give you the one effect. The Nihon Venture contains equally brilliant varations and re-workings. Included is:

  • Tear Retaxo
  • The Ying And The Yang
  • Memory Giant
  • Immolated Moola
  • The Telephone Scenario
Note that...
2007 / 3 / 26
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Al Mann
Of Gifts and Talents by Al Mann

The knowledge in this manuscript allows the mentalist to very convincingly demonstrate the ability to read sealed messages and posses the art of thought-transference! The spectator is told to take his business card out and write out a question and turn the card writing-side down. The card is then sealed in a envelope which the spectator signs and holds. After the mentalist divines the thought, the envelope is opened and the card is taken out for a handwriting analysis and then both the card and the envelope are returned to the spectator! Contents:

  • The Essence Of Thought
  • Threshold Three...
2007 / 3 / 26
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Al Mann
Of Words and Wizards by Al Mann
  • The Ghost of the Unborn
  • The Master of the Word
  • The Adonis Book Test
  • Adonis, Aphrodite and Zeus
  • Fifth Row Center Aisle
  • The Shades of Thought
  • The Uninvited
  • Forcing the Word
  • Forcing Three Words
  • The Book Mark
Note that this manuscript comes unbound in a package of loose sheets, the way Al Mann stored them. You can bind them anyway you like, or leave them unbound, perhaps only hole punch them and put them in a binder.

23 pages

2007 / 3 / 26
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Al Mann
The Purloined Thought by Al Mann

This is the best and most exhaustive work on billets. It is a treatise on the history, methodology and technique on the use of torn billets in the mentalist’s art of thought reading. It starts with an in depth study of the history and evolution of the Center Tear and goes on to detail more work on billets than you could use in a lifetime. The Thirteen Chapters are:

  • Initium
  • Blue Ribbon Effects
  • Facts
  • Prophesy
  • Qanda Central
  • The Covert Tear
  • Tear And Read Methods
  • The Young Lions
  • Pyramid Power
  • Sans Tear Methods
  • Pre-Torn Missives
  • Sealed Messages
  • The Day Of The Sit-Tores ...
2007 / 3 / 26
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Al Mann
The Lexicon Phenomena by Al Mann

Please keep in mind that you only get the instructions, not the Reader's Digest Enrich Your Word List booklet, not the ungimmicked Webster's New World Dictionary and no prompter cards. However, the instructions will allow you to adapt this effect to any dictionary in any language.

This 1976 Al Mann Exclusive is widely regarded as one of his most ingenious book tests. From an "Enrich your vocabulary" list inside the covers of a dictionary, two spectators secretly agree to think of one of 400 word pairs. Each thinks of one of the words, looking it up in the dictionary to be certain of its meaning....

2007 / 3 / 25
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Al Mann
Challenges by Al Mann

Details a true story of Himber challenging Dunninger. Al takes this as inspiration to think about challenge type of effects where somebody challenges you to read his mind.

Note that this manuscript comes unbound in a package of loose sheets, the way Al Mann stored them. You can bind them anyway you like, or leave them unbound, perhaps only hole punch them and put them in a binder.

10 pages

2007 / 3 / 25
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Al Mann
Cero-Mentics by Al Mann

A study in thought prints.

  • Mastic Mysteries
  • The RMS Principle
  • The Deluxe Jupiter Gimmick
  • The Gemini Slate
  • Donovon's Dust
  • Cero-Mentics
  • Thought Prints
  • The Fellow Traveller
  • The Million Dollar Gimmick
  • The Unseen Specter
  • The Inverted Mark
  • The Mediums Tablet...Plus A Bonus... The Book From Sumer! Which combines the elements of a books test with thought prints!
Note that this manuscript comes unbound in a package of loose sheets, the way Al Mann stored them. You can bind them anyway you like, or leave them unbound, perhaps only hole punch them and put them in a binder. ...
2007 / 3 / 25
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Al Mann
Break Through by Al Mann

From the forward by Al Mann: "The true art of mentalism is not the illusion of the stage that enchants the eye but the illusion created in the mind that enchants the thought. The mentalist's greatest gimmick is hidden in the inner recesses of his mind and therefore invisible and unexposable. This manuscript expounds the illusive, seldom exploited and little known branch of magic where the spectator unknowingly executes the 'move' that creates the miracle to the full credit of the magician! The "Headline Prediction" is indeed a headline getter for the magician and mentalist. It is a haunting...

2007 / 3 / 25
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