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You will find here a huge amount of magic tricks, illusions, moves, sleights, techniques, principles and concepts, starting from the earliest descriptions in the 16th century to the latest hot magic tricks performed by the likes of David Copperfield, Criss Angel or David Blaine. Regardless of if you want to find out more about Houdini or Erdnase, learn the best card tricks and methods from 'The Professor' Dai Vernon, or Roberto Giobbi, or study the classics as well as the latest developments in mentalism, this is the page to bookmark. Make sure to also drill down into the subtopics to find what you are looking for.

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Gregg Webb
Aether 11: Creativity and Originality by Gregg Webb

If you think you have no creativity in you, you should read this article. Gregg describes concrete examples of his own creative process and development and how you can start with baby steps to ease yourself into becoming more creative. Progressively you take bigger and bigger challenges to ultimately create your own tricks.

Gregg Webb encourages magicians to create some original magic tricks, even though there is plenty of good material out there, for several reasons. It is a good exercise for the part of the brain that thinks creatively, and that part gets stronger by use. Also, even though...

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Biagio Fasano
Red Code by Biagio Fasano

Imagine that a spectator freely shuffles a deck of cards, then randomly picks any 4 cards and from them freely decides which one to choose. The assistant delivers into the right hand of the medium, whose back was turned the whole time, the three remaining cards, and she, studying them for a few moments, will be able to guess the chosen card. Not only that but, repeating the experiment with a second spectator, she will guess the chosen card after simply having the three discarded cards announced by her assistant.

This is an original idea, developed by me, to enable the magician's assistant...

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Biagio Fasano
Red Code (Italian) by Biagio Fasano

Immaginate che uno spettatore mescoli liberamente un mazzo di carte, poi prenda a caso 4 carte e tra queste decida liberamente quale scegliere. L’assistente consegna nella mano destra della medium, rimasta per tutto il tempo voltata di spalle, le tre carte rimaste ed ella, studiandole per pochi istanti, saprà indovinare la carta scelta. Non solo ma, ripetendo l’esperimento con un secondo spettatore, indovinerà la carta dopo la semplice lettura delle tre carte scartate da parte del suo assistente!

Si tratta di un’idea originale, da me sviluppata, per permettere all’assistente del...

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Harry Houdini
Mein Training und Meine Tricks by Harry Houdini

Aus dem Vorwort:

Mit der Veröffentlichung dieses Buches, das klar und kurz die verschiedenen Tricks und Kunstgriffe enthüllt, die von den vielen sogenannten Handfesselkönigen und Entfesselungskünstlern vorgeführt und angewendet werden, beabsichtige ich durchaus nicht, diejenigen Artisten zu schädigen, die auf vollkommen rechtmäßige Weise arbeiten. Diejenigen jedoch, die als Entfesselungskünstler lügnerische Herausforderungen erlassen, die nur schwache Nachahmer sind, erdichtete Behauptungen vorbringen und denen große Summen Geldes versprechen, die aus irgendeinem Lande der Welt...

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H. F. C. Suhr
Das Moderne Hellsehen by H. F. C. Suhr

Ausführliche und genaue Anleitung zur sogenannten Hellseherei oder Gedächtniskunst in älterer und neuerer Form, mit und ohne Apparate.

Aus dem Vorwort:

Um den Inhalt des vorliegenden Buches recht vielseitig zu gestalten, habe ich außer dem Hellsehen in älterer und neuerer Form noch einige Piecen mit Apparaten eingeschaltet, bei denen ein von einer unsichtbaren Person dirigierter Apparat die mit Würfeln geworfene Augenzahl etc. angiebt. Der dem Buche beigefügte Anhang: "Die Wunderleistungen der Mrs. Abbott und deren natürliche Erklärung", enthüllt dem Leser, wie schon der Titel...

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Edward Marlo & Wesley James
MINT IV Unauthorized by Edward Marlo & Wesley James

More than the thirteen major Marlo items Ed contributed to New Tops Magazine in 1981 - not to mention new sleights, finesses, and subtleties - all these items have been largely unavailable since their publication. Wesley James has added another year of material toward fulfilling Ed Marlo's expressed wishes, keeping his material available "for the guys."

As with Wesley's previous release of M.I.N.T. III, these long-unavailable Marlo items could have been all Wesley compiled. Still, this volume would have been an important contribution to the literature of card magic. As tribute to Ed, Wesley wanted this volume to offer more....

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Neville Wiltshire
A Helping of Punch by Neville Wiltshire

From the foreword:

What I am writing is not for the beginner but for the man with a Punch show already, Many of these will, like myself, be semi-pros who do Magic as well. With Magic one can change ones show fairly easily and indeed this is necessary working in a small area with the same bookings coming in year after year.

It is not so easy to change a Punch show. Not a great deal has been written in the way of Novelty items. There are puppet plays which could be adapted especially those written in German for the puppet Kasper. The snag is that most of these are written for more than one...

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Ian Baxter
Nicely Stabbed! by Ian Baxter

Ian Baxter here, introducing something new from me in the 'Card Stabbing' arena. Nicely Stabbed! offers not one but two approaches to this evergreen card mystery. But rather than have me rattle on about this, I'll ask reviewer and fellow Australian David Jones to offer his opinion.

When Ian Baxter told me that his next manuscript involved the concept of forcing an unknown card, I was intrigued, to say the least. What resulted from this offbeat thought was a very clever, streamlined and almost sleight-free method for a known classic. A spectator stabs a card anywhere into the deck and ends...

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Ken Allen
Do-It-Yourself Book by Ken Allen

Dealer-quality magic effects, props, hacks, and upgrades you can make at home.

This ebook was clearly ahead of its time, as the effects are classic and timeless. There's something in it for every magician. One effect, "A Stunning Transposition", if sold by itself at a dealer, would sell for twice what the entire book sells for. Even if you're all thumbs, the author's clear descriptions and illustrations make it easy to craft amazing effects, props, and utility items that you'll be proud to use and amaze with. Contains a nice variety of effects, tips, and practical suggestions for close-up,...

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Regardt Laubscher
Punchlines for Kids Parties by Regardt Laubscher

Over the years I have learned that even a very experienced performer can find himself/herself in situations during a show where you need to stay calm and ignore random things that happen during your show. For the rest of it, speak your mind, but always be respectful. These lines will help you have control over your show and also enhance your professional image.

"I just read the book and there are plenty of good lines/ideas. My favorite are "Balloons Animales" and "Marketing Lines. Thanks Regardt for your sharing!!" - Guillaume Cerati

  • Jumping castles
  • Photographer
  • Naughty children ...
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Graham Hey
One Dead Celeb! by Graham Hey

A mentalism effect with drama, humor ... and death! What's not to like?

Four people are asked to write the name of a living celebrity on a piece of paper, while another person writes the name of a dead celebrity on theirs. The papers are folded and put inside five unmarked tablet bottles which are then placed into a bag and mixed up. The performer brings out the bottles one by one, holding each against his forehead dramatically. He can instantly locate the dead celeb.

This is a simple but hugely effective mentalism routine with lots of laughs. You get the full routine with original one-liners,...

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John Savant
Fade Away Coin Vanish by John Savant

A visual, no sleeves involved, impossible coin vanish using only one hand. One second it's here ... and then it is gone!

You can forget about tape, glue, thread work, and gaffs. This is the pro worker's secret method. The anytime, anyplace, vanish of a coin impromptu style. The way magic has always meant to be, in its truest, the rawest form of execution. Real diabolical-looking magic accomplished the old way with pure sleight of hand skill. The preferred method of the true masters of the past such as T. Nelson Downs, the King of Coins.

John Savant walks you through all the detailed secret (ins and...

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Dick Cole
New Card Tricks with the Mark Twain Stack by Dick Cole

The Mark Twain stack is a Si Stebbins stack with a four-apart sequence in SHoCkeD order. It was first published in the February 1935 issue of Modern Mechanix and Inventions magazine. This is a reproduction of this article.

The Mark Twain stack, also called the Riverboat stack (see for example Magic Card System), due to the abundant gambling on Mississippi riverboats, gets its name from the practice on these riverboats to frequently having to measure the water depth. If it was two marks, pronounced 'mark twain', it was ok.

1st edition 1935; PDF 4 pages.

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Si Stebbins
Si Stebbins Teaches Tricks by Si Stebbins

This is the first known publication of the Si Stebbins stack and several tricks that go along with it. It is a reproduction from the Sunday 18th December 1898 issue of the St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper.

1st edition, 1898; PDF 5 pages.

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Hanns Friedrich
Der Elfchen Trick by Hanns Friedrich

Dieses mikromagische Juwel findet man schon bei Ottokar Fischer in seinem Wunderbuch der Zauberkunst. Auch Punx hat ihn gerne vorgeführt. Hanns Friedrich steuert einen wunderbaren Vortrag bei.

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Gerald Edmundson
Revisiting Bill Simon's Prophecy Move by Gerald Edmundson

The original Prophecy Move in Bill Simon's book Effective Card Magic has been a favorite with magicians since its publication. The spectator places a business card or playing card between two cards at a random position somewhere in the middle of the deck. The move forces the top and bottom cards of the deck. A myriad of variations and tricks with the sleight have surfaced through the years.

The author first describes his version of the move. This in-the-hands handling accomplishes the move using natural movements in spreading the cards. Neither hand turns over when performing the sleight as in the original version. Gerald...

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Roy Walker
Walker's Card Mysteries by Roy Walker

Walker's Card Mysteries is a book of highly useful and original card conjuring. The forty odd items deal with systems, sleights and subtleties, while each experiment is worked out in the most minute detail. Accurate illustrations enhance the value of the publication.

From the Preface:

...the following problems have, without exception, been submitted to a thorough test, which has resulted, here and there, in the elimination of a weak point. Thus it is with complete confidence in their practicability that these ideas are made public. A few have received prior publication in The Sphinx but the majority...

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Edwin Hooper
Hallo Mr. Punch by Edwin Hooper

From the Foreword by Ian Adair:

Being once a professional Punch and Judy man, before he became a dealer in magic, Edwin has presented literally thousands of shows, on the sea-shores, at fetes, in Marquees, in the open, at Children's parties and such like, learning his art the hard way, by trial and error.

Now you, dear reader, can learn the EASY way by studying this book, backed by the author's vast experience on this subject.

Having seen his Punch show and having watched the laughing faces of the children during it I must say no better person could write such a worthwhile publication.

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Chris Wasshuber
Invisibility Rays by Chris Wasshuber

This is the story of an Austrian inventor, his patent, and his appliance to make objects and people invisible on demand.

In the 1930s the Austrian press was excited about the invention of "invisibility rays" by an Austrian inventor. The invention was licensed by the company Semperit (the largest car and bicycle tire manufacturer in Austria) and exhibited at a trade show where it became a sensation and was viewed by hundreds of thousands of visitors. During that trade show, the inventor made for the first time also people invisible. He applied and received a patent in Great Britain for his...

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Roy Eidem
Roy's Rattle Ruse by Roy Eidem

Do you perform the Three Shell game/con? Have you thought about doing the Three Shell game? If so, this is a must, decades-held, secret underground move for you. This ruse adds an auditory convincer to the otherwise purely visual con. Easily executed; stunningly entertaining and deceptive. This is a move you will use.

Here are the reactions of well-known Shell Game workers with whom it was recently shared.

"Very Clever." - Pop Haydn

"An amazing idea I love it." - Terry Ward

"Brilliant!" - Michael Stehle

1st edition 2022, PDF 1 page, video 3:02.

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James A. Payne
Balloon Animals and how to make them by James A. Payne

From the preface:

This book has been written with the idea of presenting some different types of balloon items and to give some ideas to the walk-around clown. All of them have been audience-tested.

In the past I have read where one must be able to turn out a set number of balloon animals per hour or they will be in trouble. Nothing could be further from the truth. For years I have clowned at Shopping Centers and Picnics and, although I don't turn out more than sixty balloon animals per hour at my fastest pace, I still please the crowds at the places I appear and worked at one shopping...

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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1969 - 70 by Laurie Ireland

This was the last volume in the series of Year Books Laurie Ireland published.

  • salute To Our Collectors
  • Love & The Magic Collector
  • The Brotherhood Of Magic
  • Wild Magic
  • Fire Bowl From Paper Bag
  • The Super Duper Safety Match
  • Indian Maid Escape
  • Flaming Torch To Cane
  • Red The Crook
  • Clock Vanish Idea
  • Snow White Dove Production
  • Topper Production
  • Cane To Dove
  • A Tip
  • Johnny Brown's Split!
  • Johnny Brown's Instant Silk
  • From A Mentalist's Notebook
  • Mommy!!
  • Aristocratic Finger Chopper Routine
  • Prof. Cheer Bits
  • Paper Plate Caper
  • Flower Production Dox
  • Supersonic Silks
  • How Did You Do That? ...
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Balu
The Magic Nest Magazine Issue 1 (May 2022) by Balu

Following the footsteps of senior magicians and veterans like Sam Dalal, and Solyl Kundu, here comes a new magic magazine from the land of magic, India. The Magic Nest Magazine is a new magic magazine edited and compiled by Indian magician Balu. The Magic Nest brings you articles, effects, sleights, and ideas for amateurs and pros alike. We are featuring contributions from the minds of Sam Dalal, Shankar Junior, Kakinada Sreenivas, Dipak Roy Chowdury, Balu, Narayanamurthy, and many more.

  • Foreword
  • Articles
    • Editorial
    • Remembering Our Roots - Sam Dalal
    • Etiquette For Magicians
    • A Look At Magic Periodicals ...
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Hanns Friedrich
Die Kunst mit Karten zu zaubern by Hanns Friedrich

Eine höchst vergnügliche Kartenzauberfibel für jedermann. Mit langsam steigender Dosierung werden Kunststücke von verblüffender Einfachheit und äußerster Raffinesse servierfertig angerichtet und mit Witz, Anekdote und Historie garniert.

Mit einem gewöhnlichen Spiel von 32 Blatt, ohne Präparation und ohne Fingerfertigkeit, lassen sich sogar die Wunder der Telepathie, der Hellsicht und der Telekinese vorführen. Der elegante Plauderstil des Verfassers, aus seinen früheren Veröffentlichungen wohl bekannt, macht die Lektüre dieses Buches zu einem intellektuellen Vergnügen.

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J. Stewart Smith
Further Thought on Cards by J. Stewart Smith

J. Stewart Smith presents more of his mystifying card effects, accomplished without knuckle-busting sleight of hand. The author was something of an enigma, eschewing public performances in favor of fooling magicians and mentalists at magic conventions. After a process of continual refinements from demonstrating his effects under the critical eyes of magicians, he would assemble a small number of his latest creations and issue them in small, limited-edition booklets. To say that his books are hard to come by is a gross understatement. This is a shame since the magic is priceless.

Smith was...

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Edwin Hooper
Card in the Orange by Edwin Hooper

The Effect of the Card in the Orange ranks with that of the Bank-Note in Lemon, or the Card in the Egg effect, but has one main advantage over the other two and that is that it is easier to do. Although the impact on the audience is precisely the same, the trick can be performed under any conditions and is literally worry-free. The Card in the Orange is one of those effects that, in the right hands, can be a reputation-maker. The whole effect depends entirely upon showmanship and presentation.

  • Edwin's Routine
  • What You Require
  • Another Method
  • Knife Force
  • Simplicity Force
  • The Glide ...
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1967 - 68 by Laurie Ireland
  • Karrell Fox - Instant Fun For Everyone!
  • How To Be A Comedian In One Easy Lifetime
  • Thoughts On Magical Comedy
  • An A B C Of Magicomedy Bits
  • What Do Magicians Do When They Aren't Magishing?
  • Magic Isn't Funny
  • Our Sense Of Humor
  • If It's Laughter You're After ...
  • 3 Oriental Boxes
  • Magic Slept Here
  • Pretty Snaky
  • Red White & Blue
  • Foam Plastic And Magic
  • Flight Thru Space
  • Hoy Deploy
  • Transesp
  • Tish Kebob
  • Betty Hal - Astra Gal
  • Make Safety Your Watchword
  • A "Drop" Of Coffee
  • Lines For Safety
  • Ball That Went On A Trip
  • Flying Carpet Card Trick
  • Openers
  • Teeth And Fish Idea
  • Large Coin Routine
  • The Abacus...
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Heather Jay
Betting Hands by Heather Jay

A simple and powerful display of intuition.

Imagine making an instant connection with a stranger by testing their intuition. Now, Imagine performing this test of intuition with a simple prop that you can make from almost anything.

From the mind of Heather Jay, Betting Hands is a simple and impactful demonstration using nothing more than two poker chips and your spectator's hands. Carry this in your pocket, and be prepared for a fantastic moment of synchronization and intuition.

This ebook will give you a full performance for the "Betting Hands" routine and detailed instructions on how...

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