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Scott Cram

Perpetual Calendar for your iPod/iPhone/PDA/cell-phone by Scott CramIf you've learned the classic Day of the Week For Any Date feat, as taught in sources such as the Roth Memory Course, The Magic of Memory, Train Your Brain and Entertain and Zufall's Memory Trix, you already know how useful a perpetual calendar can be for verification of the date. Now, you can have a compact perpetual calendar as close as your iPod, iPhone, PDA or cell phone that easily allows you to access any date in any year from 1800 through 2199!

"But wait," I can hear you say, "Don't iPods, iPhones, PDAs and most cell phones already have built-in calendars?" Yes, they do. However, most of these calendars are intended for appointments, and only handle recent dates...

2007 / 9 / 6
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Dave Arch

Magic Keynote: Dreams by Dave ArchThese are portions from Dave Arch's magic keynote where he uses several of the effects taught in his "Tricks for Trainers" series:
2013 / 9 / 15
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Tom Interval

Harry Houdin: The Great Polynational Mimic by Tom IntervalIntroducing Harry Houdin—one of the most versatile performers you've never heard of. Born decades before the great Harry Houdini, he claimed to be the nephew of Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, the famous French conjurer of the 19th century.

Houdin, who billed himself as "The Great Polynational Mimic," toured Australia and New Zealand between 1860 and 1863 with a one-man act featuring drawing-room magic and international impersonations done to song and dance.

Harry Houdin: The Great Polynational Mimic is the first formal work of research written about this virtually unknown, albeit colorful, entertainer.

1st edition 2013, 27...

2013 / 11 / 2
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Abhinav Bothra

SharPen by Abhinav BothraPhase I - Bite off the pen nib and spit it back on. Immediately, open the refill compartment, let the spectator touch the nib.

Phase II - Make the refill rise out of the pen.

Bonus - A Russian Roulette with pens, where spectators select the pens to be smashed. The whole effect is totally under the performer's control.

The video will explain you how to gimmick a pen. No special pen is needed.

1st edition 2013, 12 minutes

2013 / 12 / 24
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Professor Solomon

Lives of the Conjurers: Volume 1 by Professor Solomon
  • HENRY SLADE Was he a medium or a magician?
  • CAGLIOSTRO The Mystery Man of Europe
  • KATTERFELTO Lecturer, conjurer, and quack
  • SERVAIS LE ROY He levitated a pianist and her piano
  • C. W. STARR His vanishing act was for sheriffs
  • TORRINI His greatest illusion was himself
  • SIGNOR BLITZ What he pulled from a hat one night kept a family together
  • CHARLES MORRITT His masterpiece was the Disappearing Donkey
  • THE BOTTLE CONJURER How was he going to jump into a bottle?
  • MAELZEL There was more to his Chess-playing Automaton than met the eye
  • ROBERT HELLER His mindreading act mystified audiences
  • THE BANGS...
2014 / 4 / 14
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #12 by Gabe FajuriSelections from Ken Klosterman's Salon de Magie. Auction held Saturday, October 29th 2011.

Including Apparatus, Books, Ephemera, and Posters; and featuring his collection of Magical Woodcraft Manufactured by F.G. Thayer and the Owen Brothers together with property from other consignors.

1st edition 2011, 81 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #13 by Gabe FajuriThe Collection of Larry Jennings

Including Apparatus, Books and Ephemera; together with other property from selected consignors.

1st edition 2012, 73 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #14 by Gabe FajuriThe Collection of Craftsman, Author and Conjurer John McKinven

Including Fine Turned Wooden Apparatus, Books, and Ephemera. Complemented by Choice and Rare Conjuring Books, Houdiniana, Historical Apparatus, Posters and Ephemera From Private Collections.

1st edition 2012, 81 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #15 by Gabe FajuriGambling Memorabilia Crooked and Square

Featuring Selections from the Collection of Dale A. Whitman. Including Cheating Devices; Rare & Unusual Books on Poker, Gambling, Cheating & Gaming; Crooked and Fair Dice; Playing Cards; Poker Chips; Wheels of Fortune; Trade Catalogs; Prints; Decorative Objects; and Associated Ephemera.

1st edition 2012, 71 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #16 by Gabe FajuriMagic, Featuring the Collection of Charles Reynolds

Including Apparatus, Books, Ephemera, and Posters; Complemented by Material from Other Consignors.

1st edition 2012, 79 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #17 by Gabe FajuriWinter Magic Auction

Including Conjuring Apparatus; Books, Periodicals, and Catalogs; Photographs, Manuscripts and Autographs; Lithographs and Broadsides; And Magicians' Tokens, Medals & Mirror Cards from the collections of Gene Braig and Kevin King.

1st edition 2013, 69 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #18 by Gabe FajuriCardini the Suave Deceiver

His personal property at auction.

1st edition 2013, 51 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #19 by Gabe FajuriA Selection of Collectible and Unusual Gambling Memorabilia

Including Rare Books; Early Playing Cards; Crooked Gambling Devices; Roulette & Gaming Wheels; Loaded Dice; Poker Chips; "Juice" Joints; Decorative Objects and Posters; Trade Stimulators; and More.

1st edition 2013, 63 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #20 by Gabe FajuriShelf Sale

Including Contemporary & Collectible Conjuring Books; Ephemera & Posters; Modern & Vintage Magic Apparatus; and More.

1st edition 2013, 77 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #21 by Gabe FajuriMagic Memorabilia

Including Apparatus, Books, Ephemera, Posters and Conjuring Curiosa.

1st edition 2013, 19 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #22 by Gabe FajuriThe Magic Collection of William E. King

Including Vintage & Collectible Conjuring Apparatus; Association Items; Ephemera & Posters; Magic Sets, Toys and Puzzles; Complemented by Posters, Ephemera, and Apparatus from Private Collections.

1st edition 2013, 99 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #23 by Gabe FajuriThe Collection of Burton S. Sperber

Rare Conjuring Books & Periodicals; Magicians' Tokens and Mirror Cards; Trade, Cigarette and Throw-Out Cards; Complemented by offerings from private collections.

1st edition 2014, 103 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #24 by Gabe FajuriSpring Magic Auction

Featuring Posters and Playbills from the Collection of the late John Salisse, MIMC.

1st edition 2014, 81 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #25 by Gabe FajuriThe Devil's Picturebook

Featuring Rare Playing Cards, Games, and Artwork; Antiquarian Books; Ephemera and Advertising; Tiles, China, Royal Bayreuth Porcelain; Cheating Devices, Dice, and Chips; Gambling Memorabilia & More.

1st edition 2014, 145 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #26 by Gabe FajuriHoudiniana Auction

Featuring Personal Artifacts, Posters & Playbills, Handcuffs & Escape Devices, Books, Programs, Challenges, Correspondence, Ephemera, Scrapbooks, Autographs, Photographs Apparatus & Associated Magicana.

1st edition 2014, 91 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #27 by Gabe FajuriFall Magic Auction

Featuring Personal Artifacts and Memorabilia From The Career of Channing Pollock and The Library of James B. Alfredson. Complemented by a Selection of Collectible Magicana.

1st edition 2014, 93 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Gabe Fajuri

Potter & Potter #28 by Gabe FajuriThe Collection of J.P. Jackson

Featuring American & European Magic Apparatus, Cups and Balls, Books and Vintage Posters. Complemented by a Selection of Collectible Magicana from other Consignors.

1st edition 2015, 115 pages.

2015 / 1 / 25
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Antonio Romero

Limitless: more than 50 effects using the Romero Box by Antonio RomeroThe Romero Box is a cleverly gimmicked card box, turning it essentially into a switching device. This ebook describes the way the gimmick works and then describes more than 50 effects with it. Based on the information given you could either make your own or purchase it from Antonio Romero directly.

"The ROMERO BOX reflects on the intelligence, precision and the efficient and effective magic that always comes from its creator, the amazing Antonio Romero" - Roberto Giobbi

"The possibilities of the Romero Box have no limits. Only the mind of Antonio Romero could devise this wonderful tool, and only he...

2015 / 1 / 26
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Antonio Romero

Sans Limite by Antonio RomeroPlus de 50 effets avec la Romero Box.
2015 / 1 / 31
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Antonio Romero

Sin Limite by Antonio RomeroMás de 50 efectos con la Romero Box.
2015 / 1 / 31
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Mats G. Kjellstrom

Faromania by Mats G. KjellstromThis is a list of references to all things Faro Shuffle.

1st edition 2014, 19 pages.

2015 / 2 / 13
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(Benny) Ben Harris

Winning Products Sampler by (Benny) Ben HarrisIf you create, design, manufacture or retail products for the magic market you will find a lifetime of experience in this ebook.

The full product can be found here: Winning Products

37 pages

2015 / 2 / 13
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John Gelasi

In Black and White: three card effects by John GelasiA collection of three great close-up card pieces.

Change for Three Jokers: A novel "Wild Card" effect where three Jokers change into the mates of a selection one-by-one, concluding with the production of the selection itself.

R.B. Mix: A simplisitc but effective "Oil and Water" routine with just 4 cards, but lots of magical moments.

Waver: Nick Trost's classic "Eight Card Brainwave" taken to a new level.

1st edition 2011, 10 pages.

2015 / 2 / 13
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Craig Browning

An Introduction to Mentalism by Craig BrowningWritten by Craig Browning for the sake of educating those curious about the art of mentalism as it pertains to the world of theatrical magic.

1st edition 2011, 46 pages.

2015 / 2 / 19
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Kyle MacNeill

The Double Issue 2 by Kyle MacNeillIt includes an interview with legend Peter Duffie, a trick from Kyle himself, a trick from David Devlin, a short review of the Blackpool Magic Convention 2011, a review of High Spots by Caleb Wiles and a competition.

1st edition 2011, 12 pages.

2015 / 2 / 19
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Kyle MacNeill

Fink by Kyle MacNeillA clever application of Fandango.

The visual appearance of a thought-of word that will knock your sox off! Young Kyle MacNeill has been forging a reputation for himself as a clever and enthusiastic card magician. At just 14 years of age, his approach and dedication to our art is so heart-warming. Here is a young man who cares about the details, the history, and the integrity of our art. We were amazed to receive this application of Fandango from Kyle. It firmly displays an understanding of our craft far beyond his meager years. With people like Kyle, the future is in good hands.

EFFECT: A spectator initials...

2015 / 2 / 19
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Dale A. Hildebrandt

Twice Shy by Dale A. HildebrandtThis tiny ebook file contains 125 words and a revolutionary, never before thought-of, never before revealed, never before published principle that allows you to give amazingly accurate readings. With this principle alone, you could go to a psychic fair, set up shop, and let client do all the heavy lifting for you. (Okay, those two last sentences were hype!) This ebook may be shorter than others, but it provides you with the essential principle.

I offer this file to inspire people. I would be greatly interested in hearing your thoughts on the principle. You can reach me at the following email:...

2015 / 3 / 1
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Dale A. Hildebrandt

The Prototypes of the Everymen of Magicians (a parody) by Dale A. HildebrandtOver ten minutes in the making. This unpleasant little e-book contains no tricks, just one secret, but it's a laugh. Can You Keep A Secret?

1st edition 2015, 6 pages.

2015 / 3 / 1
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Professor Solomon

Lives of the Conjurers: Volume 2 by Professor Solomon
  • CARDINI He seemed bewildered by his own magic
  • BLACKSTONE "The Last of the Great Magicians"
  • LEON MANDRAKE He wore a turban or a top hat - depending on the gig
  • DUNNINGER Was it true that the renowned mindreader couldn't read the mind of a gnat?
  • DAVENPORT BROTHERS Their spirit cabinet brought them fame. But were they mediums or magicians?
  • PROFESSOR NEUMAN He had misread a mind - and the police hauled him away
  • THE GREAT LESTER Did he have the exclusive rights to that name?
  • GEORGES MÉLIÈS A magician who transformed himself into a filmmaker
  • CHARLIER No one knew where he came from - or where he finally went ...
2015 / 3 / 1
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Nick Conticello

The Art of Remembering and Placing Multiple Key Cards by Nick ConticelloIn this little exposition Nick Conticello describes how he finds and places key cards for the various effects he has created.

1st edition 2015, 8 pages.

2015 / 3 / 16
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Peter Duffie

4 Most by Peter DuffieFour lovely card effects put together by Peter Duffie.

4-SOME: Here's a simple and automatic, yet highly effective, way to get four of a kind using the Fulves "Gemini Twins" concept.

3-SOME: A matching effect where the spectator does all the work and finishes with Three of a Kind. Inspired by, but not using, Marty Kane's Status Quo-2 Principle.

THE HEAVY TEAM: A selected card lost in a packet is found by a randomly chosen Ace detective.

GHOST BUSTER: In effect, you show an Ace, Two, Three and Four of Spades. Each card passes from top to bottom and it is then discarded. When you reach...

2015 / 4 / 3
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Tom Stone

Self-Publishing: Immortality on a Budget by Tom StoneIf you want to learn more about how to write your own ebook, then download this shareware ebook Self-Publishing by Tom Stone. This is specifically written for magicians but many of the desktop publishing techniques taught are valuable for any other genre you want to write for. Tom Stone is a top performer and very creative. His advice is excellent. You can download his ebook for free. And if you like it send Tom $5. Instructions on how to do that are in the ebook.

1st edition 2005, 23 pages.

2015 / 4 / 3
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Gran'Pa Chet

The Junx by Gran'Pa ChetA Jinx parody.

1st edition 2006, 3 pages.

2015 / 4 / 3
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Matthew Leatherbarrow

Sticky Trip by Matthew LeatherbarrowEffect: The magic-man reaches into his pocket and removes one solitary playing card say for example, the Ace of Diamonds. Draw on the back of this playing card is a rudimentary stickman. The performer goes on to explain that "the stickman lives on this card, the Ace of Diamonds is his home", as this is explained the card is shown clearly on both sides. The performer then goes on to say "like all other people, Mr Stickman likes to go on holiday". With one quick shake the stickman drawing disappears from the back of the Ace of Diamonds which is then placed face-down on the table. The deck of cards...
2015 / 5 / 8
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Maxwell Murphy

Everything I Know About Marketing Magic (Preview) by Maxwell MurphyThis is the first chapter from Maxwell's ebook Everything I know about Marketing Magic. Any creator, producer, manufacturer and retailer of magic should read this insightful ebook.

1st edition 2012, 20 pages.

2015 / 5 / 8
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Rupesh Thakur

Victory Cartons by Rupesh ThakurEffect: A cardboard tube/box is opened and placed on the center of the stage. A slightly larger cardboard tube is opened and placed over the smaller box. After a magical gesture a person jumps out of the boxes.

1st edition 2015, 7 pages.

2015 / 5 / 8
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Unknown Mentalist

Theory of Sequential Decks by Unknown MentalistThis ebook classifies and breaks down the methodology and nomenclature of stacked decks.

3rd edition 2015, 11 pages.

2015 / 5 / 12
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Unknown Mentalist

Deckology: Mystic Deck by Unknown MentalistThis is essentially numerology expressed via a deck of cards. If you have a side for mysticism and or numerology this will be of interest to you.

A deck of 52 playing cards is a mini representation of this Creation itself where Time is ultimate. Hidden deep inside a deck of playing cards are many inner secrets. This ordinary looking deck of playing cards is in fact a representation of forgotten mysteries coded by our ancient mystics. The biggest secret is that each card is 'lucky' for someone at some time.

1st edition 2015, 11 pages.

2015 / 6 / 26
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Unknown Mentalist

Deckology Volume 2: Biologic Deck by Unknown MentalistA fascinating combination of Biology and Numerology in this volume of Deckology. A deliciously novel flavour of "Scientific Mysticism". You will discover weird secrets in your deck of cards which will enthrall and mystify your audience. Every card trick of yours, especially card mentalism effects, will look more baffling and more interesting for the spectators when you build in this theme of "Scientific Mysticism".

Also included is some useful bonus information for magicians and mentalists for use in their patter and presentations.

1st edition 2015, 13 pages.

2015 / 7 / 13
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Michael Jay

Top Hat Volume 2 Issue 10 (Jul 2015) by Michael Jay
  • A Letter from the Editor by Michael Jay
  • Letters to the Editor: Readers Write
  • Fallen Heroes by Mark Williams
  • Handkerchief Force Variations by Barry Cooper
  • Improper Procedure by Dave Wyton
  • Chavracadabra: The Decline of the Magician by Gary Scott
  • Stop Drinking the Magic Kool Aide by Denny Haney
  • Darren Romeo - A Review by Jon A. Hand
  • Royal Revelation by Craig Chadwick
  • The Magician - A Novel by Michael Jay
  • Bizarre Bursary
  • A Sure Thing by Weepin' Willie
  • My First Dollar by The Very Reverend S Ulysses Wainwright
  • Visionary Reflections from the Secret Laboratory of the Nyama Possessor ...
2015 / 8 / 1
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Unknown Mentalist

Karma Deck Story by Unknown MentalistThis is the story of the making of the Karma Deck. The various emotions, thoughts, incidents and most importantly the people involved in the making of it. The culmination of this story is the fact that Karma Deck reached the very top of the hot list on Lybrary and stayed there for over 100 days and continues to be among the top few.

1st edition 2015, 23 pages.

2015 / 8 / 27
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Michael Jay

Top Hat Volume 2 Issue 11 (Sep 2015) by Michael Jay
  • A Letter from The Editor by Michael Jay
  • Letters to The Editor
  • Special Offer
  • Chavracadabra: The Decline of the Magician by Gary Scott
  • Helping With The Magic by Dave Wyton
  • Layman's Secrets by Andy T. Layman
  • Spellbound: The Wonder-Filled Life of Doug Henning by Mark Williams
  • The Magician - A Novel by Michael Jay
  • The Believable-ness of the Unbelievable by Elliott Hodges
  • A Slydini Classic for Stand-Up by Jon A. Hand
  • Worlds Apart by Matt Horan
  • Bizarre Bursary
  • How Magic Came To Be by Brandon Williams
  • Who Is Buried in Abraham Lincoln's Grave? by Weepin' Willie

57 pages

2015 / 9 / 2
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Michael Jay

Top Hat Volume 2 Issue 12 (Oct 2015) by Michael Jay
  • A Letter from The Editor by Michael Jay
  • Letters to The Editor
  • Houdini Among the Spirits by Barry Cooper
  • The Art of Reading Magic by Gary Scott
  • The Elegant Sorcerer by Joshua Shuh
  • Three (Self-Working) Card Tricks by Werner Miller
  • Thematization by Michael Jay
  • Fee Fi Fo Fum by Dave Wyton
  • Abracadabra; Hocus Pocus; Alakazam by Mark Williams
  • The Best Haunted House I Ever Visited by Tony Spallino
  • Halloween Kids' Show, Part 1 by Jon A. Hand
  • Halloween Kids' Show, Part 2 by Jon A. Hand
  • Zombie Card by Brian Tabor
  • The Magician by Michael Jay
  • Bizarre Bursary
  • Strange Coincidences by Tabitha Truhart
  • I'll...
2015 / 10 / 18
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Unknown Mentalist

Deckology Volume 3: Comic Deck by Unknown MentalistThis free ebook is my way of saying a big thank you for the tremendous response to my releases, six of which have already made their way onto the Lybrary Hotlist.

After releasing Deckology 1 - Mystic Deck and Deckology 2 - Biologic Deck, I have been receiving requests to release further volumes of Deckology Series. So here is Deckology 3 - Comic Deck for your reading pleasure.

The secrets within a deck of cards uncovered in the first and second volumes of Deckology were more serious, mystical and profound in nature. But in this third volume of Comic Deck, the 'secrets' uncovered are hilarious in nature and allow you to play up the humorous...

2015 / 10 / 18
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Michael Jay

Top Hat Volume 2 Issue 13 (Dec 2015) by Michael Jay
  • A Letter from the Editor by Michael Jay
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Christmas Memory by Ken Muller
  • The Art of Reading Magic by Gary Scott
  • The Elegant Sorcerer by Joshua Shuh
  • Three (Self-Working) Card Tricks by Werner Miller
  • Baubles, Bangles & Bibelots by Dave Wyton
  • Christmas Cups and Balls by Jon A. Hand
  • Almond Brothers by Ken Muller
  • Christmas Scripts by Ken Muller
  • The Magician by Michael Jay
  • Bizarre Bursary
  • Merry Christmas...Mr. Torrance by Mark Williams
  • The Death Rose by Weepin' Willie
  • Visionary Reflections from the Secret Laboratory of the Nyama Possessor
  • End Page

126 pages...

2015 / 12 / 2
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