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Victorian Seance and the Birth of MentalismPaul Voodini
Paul Voodini presents Victorian Seance and the Birth of Mentalism, recounting the rise of Spiritualism in the 1800s, the antics, tricks, and techniques of the fraudulent mediums, and how this led directly to the birth of that branch of the magical arts known as 'mentalism.'
This detailed manuscript outlines and explains such techniques and methods as mesmerism and hypnosis, table-tipping, slates, automatic writing, book tests, 'reading' techniques and Q&A, spirit manifestations, the Ouija board, and much, much more. The text also touches on escapology, quick change, and other magical techniques. ...
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Foolzum Newspaper Tear RevisitedDevin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
A full size sheet of newspaper is handed for examination; both the magician and a spectator sign their names on the front of the newspaper. Without adding anything, the newspaper is openly and deliberately torn-up with the audience plainly seeing the signatures being torn.
After the newspaper is torn into small pieces, the magician blows on the pieces. The rough edges of the paper are seen to get smooth, and upon opening the newspaper out, it is restored. But wait, only half the paper is there. The other half falls to the floor.
The audience thinks they are the torn pieces. The packet...
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Jack's PackJack Yates
Jack Yates was a very clever and innovative magician who has somehow stayed below the radar and is completely unknown - undeservedly so - to many particularly in the US. Jack's Pack is a clever stacking method for finding any card in a deck by way of using numbers, names, words, etc.
Edited and with additional notes by Ken de Courcy.
1st edition 1978, 8 pages; 1st digital edition 2017, PDF 10 pages.
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Horace Bennett's Prize Winning MagicHorace Bennett & Hugh Miller
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Not Just A River In DeutschlandSean Waters
In Sean Waters release solely devoted to ESP demonstrations with Zener symbol cards, you will acquire the ability to ascertain the right time and place for predictions to come true, along with intuiting when people intend to do you harm. You will learn numerous techniques for duplicating the enhanced abilities of "psychics". The secret of how to implant the thought of a single Zener shape in your participant's mind is detailed as well. With the help of a Zener pack, you will aid your onlookers exploration of determinism, the weight of foreknowledge and a litany of impossible seeming demonstrations....
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"This ebook is full of practical and highly interesting ideas in mentalism. Great explanations with photos that make reading fun and flowing. I will be mixing Meridian in with my own work with ESP cards!" - Pablo AmiráRazorsharp is a collection of practical, powerful and entertaining mentalism routines using the simplest, most direct methods. With not a center tear in sight, these routines are designed to be easy to perform whenever, wherever, and whatever the circumstance and deliver the hard hitting moments of mystery your audiences deserve. Crammed with audience tested effects, fooling subtleties...
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AheadJosé Prager & Peter Turner & Luke Jermay
3 Mentalism Masterpieces.
Two Very Secret Digits By José Prager
The mentalist is able to divine the first digit of his participants PIN and the first digit of his card without looking at it at any moment and without them writing anything down.
The Weekly Forecast By Peter Turner
The performer leaves his client with a sealed envelope to hold claiming it is a prediction that will be of the utmost importance during the show in a week's time.
He leaves the client with this set of instructions: The client is to choose any paper or magazine that week, to look at any headline and to...
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Peeks of ChaosTom Phoenix
Two devious peek devices for mentalists.
Every mentalist needs an arsenal of peek methods, be that a device, or a folding peek. The Peeks of Chaos contains two peek devices, each using the card box: the "Mockra Peek", and the "Meanas Peek". Each method is very deceptive, and the peek happens at a natural moment, with no funny movements.
1st edition 2017, length 30 min
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Technique of the Private ReaderRobert A. Nelson
Nelson reveals the special techniques that enable psychics and mentalists to give spectacular private readings.
Successful operators are able to astound and bewilder clients with apparent facts and reason, though unbeknownst to them. Where does this strange and uncanny power come from?
It's easy to "give readings," to apparently read the innermost thoughts of your subject and to chart their life from "cradle to grave," if you possess the technique - the knowledge of how to judge your client. What to tell him or her and how to accurately read their reactions. Such is the true secret. ...
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Perfection One-Man Mindreading ActArthur W. C. Brumfield
This is the act that duplicates the effects of Dunninger, perhaps the world's most famous mentalist. And best yet, no assistants are required.
EFFECT: Performer offers $1,000 to anyone who will prove he uses assistants or confederates. He states that he will pass among them slips of paper and envelopes on which they are to write phone numbers, dates, addresses, questions, etc. He states he will allow them to keep the slips in their own possession and nevertheless be able to tell what was written. He then passes the slips and envelopes and returns to the stage, asking them to place the envelopes under...
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Illusions for BeginnerTimo Dante
Timo Dante has published in this e-book a small compilation of illusions that can be accomplished with little effort and budget. From appearing to hovering and sawing up to swords and escapes, one can use the book to present his first little illusion show, or take one or two illusions as an enrichment to a possibly existing show. For beginners who would like to present illusions with little budget, it is a small entry into the world full of magic.
The e-book does not contain any dimensioned blueprints but only simple concept illustrations. The following illusions are explained
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No Way!Devin Knight
This is one of my all-time favorite card tricks (miracles); because after seeing it, most spectators say, "NO WAY!"
Imagine this; you spread a regular deck of cards face up between your hands. All the cards are seen to be different. You tell your spectator that you want him to remove one card behind your back so there is no way you can see the card he selected. You turn your back towards him and spread out the cards face up behind your back. He is asked to remove any card and not let you see what it is. Next he takes a Sharpie pen and puts his initials on the face of the card. He inserts...
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Grant's Challenge Magic ActDevin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
Imagine being able to offer a challenge that you will do a trick with any object, any member of the audience might have on them. Yes, you can do just that and with complete safety and no fear of failure.
The advertising and publicity possibilities with this act are unlimited. Challenge your friends or family to stump you. Advertise that if someone in the audience stumps you, then they don't pay your show fee. This will give you a competitive edge over other magicians in your area.
HOW WAS THIS ACT CREATED: At a meeting of the I.B.M, Grant commented to another magician, "Wouldn't it be...
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Stanyon's Serial Lessons in ConjuringEllis Stanyon
A kind of early Tarbell Course with its 21 lessons. However, it is obvious that Stanyon didn't put as much thought as Tarbell into it. It appears mostly a somewhat sorted and grouped list of magic tricks which were new back then.
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ESP ErrorRay Gordon
"Top Routine. Bravo!" - Roland Henning, Zaubertheater Lübeck, and owner of weeklymagicfailure.blogspot.deEFFECT
The mentalist hands out a prediction for things to come. Then a spectator mixes five envelopes, each envelope containing one of the five ESP cards. he places them next to each other on the table. He has full control over the order.
Five more envelopes with ESP cards are shuffled and placed on the table, each on top of one of the other envelopes. The spectator has a free choice, where to place the envelops and he can change the order again if he wants to. At the end there...
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The Madras Paper Repeat ClimaxP. K. Ilango
Effect: A quarter-size piece of newspaper is torn into six pieces. Two pieces are discarded. When the pieces are counted, there are again six pieces. This time four pieces are discarded. When remaining pieces are counted, there are again six pieces of paper. This time five pieces of paper are discarded. Now only one piece of paper is left in the hand. Suddenly the one piece of paper becomes a fully-restored paper.
1st edition 1987, 8 pages; 1st digital edition 2017, PDF 9 pages.
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Baker's BrainwavesRoy Baker
Baker was a funny and versatile performer who performed and contributed unique routines from mentalism to cards, from stage and parlor to close-up, including a hypnosis show.
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At the Table TricksNeal Elias
This quality volume contains 13 must-have card presentations and sleights, plus a no-sleight effect for the close-up entertainer. While not self-working, most rely on just one or two sleights. Easy-to-follow illustrations make the effects easy to understand and master.
Neal Elias was a confidant of Ed Marlo, Lin Searles, and other world class card experts. He also spent time as a demonstrator for George Snyder's magic shop in Cleveland, Ohio. No doubt several of Neal's creations will, after you read this ebook, find a place in your own routine.
Here's what's included:
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Conversational NegotiationBrian T. Lees
Entertainment should not be a menu of prices set in stone. There are ways you can charge more for your performances. The power rests in the key elements of communication. Bringing the conversation to an ultimate "take it or leave it" conclusion may not be in the magician's best interest.
There are four elements that need to be covered through conversation. Quoting a price without knowing those elements is a problem that chips away at the magician's profits. Magicians who make more money deploy these elements. They are not hard. In fact, they are so simple to work with that no special training...
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Steel IllusionTimo Dante
Yet again a new and exciting illusion from the magic consultant and illusion designer Timo Dante.
Ever wanted to penetrate a steel plate? With "Steel" you can do this from now on. A brilliant illusion for great magicians. And that with a base variant that is hardly used.
Go head first through the steel plate and show your audience an extravagant illusion.
1st edition 2017, 20 pages.
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Magicians in Action 1980 - 2015 (all three volumes)Christian Scherer
A unique documentary containing photos accompanied by autobiographical and anecdotal texts, featuring 250 magicians from 28 nations.
The photos were taken by the author from 1980 to 2015 during performances of the magicians in Europe. The texts were contributed by the artists. Foreword by Eberhard Riese.
"A Special Book. An extraordinary book. A history of magic of a different kind." - Eberhard Riese
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Magicians in Action 1980 - 2015: P-ZChristian Scherer
A unique documentary containing photos accompanied by autobiographical and anecdotal texts, featuring 250 magicians from 28 nations. This third volume includes names from P-Z:
★★★★★ $30to wish list
Magicians in Action 1980 - 2015: I-OChristian Scherer
A unique documentary containing photos accompanied by autobiographical and anecdotal texts, featuring 250 magicians from 28 nations. This second volume includes names from I-O:
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Magicians in Action 1980 - 2015: A-HChristian Scherer
A unique documentary containing photos accompanied by autobiographical and anecdotal texts, featuring 250 magicians from 28 nations. This first volume includes names from A-H:
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