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Magicseen No. 80 (May 2018)Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw
Vol. 14, No. 2, May 2018; 60 pages
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Danger in the CardsMichael MacDougall
A fascinating casebook of true stories from the self-styled "Card Detective" that reveals the inner workings of backroom poker cheats, dice scams, bunco artists, horse race swindles, rigged games of the carnival and midway and much, much more.
Written in a breezy style, "Mickey" MacDougall takes the reader along for an entertaining and informative ride as he consults with casino bosses and card room owners to stamp out cheaters and grifters.
Swindlers take many forms and purvey their trade anywhere people gather: aboard trains and cruise ships, at the racetrack, in back alleys, military...
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Nelson Enterprises Catalog 12Robert A. Nelson
Robert Nelson and his brother Larry ("Alla Rageh") started the Nelson Enterprises in 1921. Their first "catalogs" were printed on thin, onion-skin paper. By 1931, their catalogs were books in their own right, this one boasting 236 different effects, books, and services catering almost exclusively to the mental, mediumistic and gambling fraternities.
Originals of this catalog are virtually impossible to find, as they jealously hoarded by mentalists, magicians and occult collectors. Now reprinted in convenient PDF ebook format, the Nelson Enterprises Catalogue 12 is once again available to...
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Del-Ardo's Private Sealed Envelope Reading MethodW. G. Magnuson & Devin Knight
Del-Ardo was a professional medium of the old school. He developed many ways to read messages in a sealed envelope, but this was his favorite method and was the one he used most. This is also the same method that was used by psychic, Jason Michaels, during his career, with a few of his improvements. Devin Knight is still using this improved method to this day.
This method is also being used by phony mediums today who are working the spiritualist churches and camps because it is almost 100% foolproof and there is almost no chance of getting caught cheating. The method is that good.
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Dovetail DeceptionsSenor Torino
Night club performer Senor Torino (Tony Kardyro) reveals his complete stage act in this photo-illustrated ebook. You'll find dove productions, vanishes, transformations and more. There's sure to be something here that you will use.
Audiences really sit up and take notice when live animals are involved in a magic act. Torino explains the inner workings of his nightclub routine, down to secret methods and insider tips to keep your props, wardrobe and birds in tip-top condition.
A working pro never goes onstage unprepared. The author includes his complete checklists and sequences for props,...
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It's Easier Than You Think Volume 2Geoffrey Buckingham
This famous book, now republished in three easy to handle ebook volumes. Illustrated with dozens of line drawings by Eric Lewis. The finest coverage of billiard ball work in print, excellent material on coins, and a large number of variety tricks in the Buckingham style and tradition.
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How To Sell By MagicFrances Marshall
This manuscript was published as a guide and a handbook to the exciting field of industrial magic. This may be the blueprint for a brand new career for you. See what experienced performers in the past have done. You can make magic pay big dividends when it is used as: A crowd stopper in Trade Shows and Convention booths, in Super Markets, Grand Openings. To capture attention in sales and pep meetings, to put over the commercial in merchandising shows. To put color, life, excitement into any talk on any subject. To make any speaker "come alive". In commercials on TV. This ebook tells what to...
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As he shuffles a deck of playing cards, the magician talks about how cards and numbers have been used for centuries to predict the future and how it translates into his art. He writes down two predictions on the face of a random card and tables it face down. He grabs the deck and deals the cards two by two — top and bottom card together. At the stop of the spectator, he removes and tables the two selections.
Then, he reveals what he wrote on the prediction card: "27" and "35". The spectator combines the value of one selection (eg: 5 of Clubs) with the suit of the other one (eg: Queen of...
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Scripted #19: Sidewalk ShuffleLarry Brodahl
For all performing venues, the classic monte style trick, scripted in two different ways to allow the trick to be performed at any time in your parlor/stage routines.
Note: The trick is not fully explained. You MUST own the trick to be able to perform this.
For all performing venues. The classic monte style trick, scripted in two different ways to allow the trick to be performed at any time in your parlor/stage routines. The scripts also removes any "sting" for the spectators, simplifies the handling, and fools the spectators while giving the trick an understandable, clear, and amusing...
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A Promising PremiseJon Racherbaumer
Unpacking Dai Vernon's Pact
When Vernon's trick appeared, its puzzling aspect centers on the fact that the spectator chooses one of three cards and the one chosen changes into his selection. In other words, the spectator is permitted to make two decisions. He selects any card. Then he selects one-of-three cards, which changes into his selection. It is essentially a quickie.
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Easy Ways To Manifest Spirit RapsDevin Knight
Two rare and long forgotten secrets are revealed again. You do not have to be a medium to produce spirit raps. Devin Knight has compiled two of the easiest ways to produce spirit raps ever devised. If you do any type of question and answer act, then the spirits can rap out the answers. This is unnerving to those watching. Imagine walking into any place there is a table. You sit at the table and have two people on both sides hold your hands or wrists so you can't use them. They can also put their shoes on your shoes so you can't use your feet. Under these conditions you manifest spooky raps that...
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Abraca-Poof May 2018Brian T. Lees
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Daley BredJon Racherbaumer
A study of Daley's Aces its history and spin-offs.
This treatise is a compilation of methods for performing a simple transposition of pairs of cards - namely the red and black Aces. The basic plot has a checkered history and, despite being associated with Dr. Jacob Daley, there are lots of tangled connective tissue and ancestral than meets the eye.
Besides these aspects, you will discover that this treatise is a rich mixture of memes. That is, there are lots of bits and pieces to play with and, if you are the kind of student that likes to study the history of a trick and then work through...
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ESPRalf (Fairmagic) Rudolph
Here is a straight forward effect which is enabled by a clever gimmick. You ask somebody to think of any one of the five ESP symbols. Then you look deep into their eyes, read their mind, and commit by writing what you read in their mind on a little notebook. Then you ask them to reveal their thoughts. You will be able to show that you wrote down the same symbol.
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Wanna Bet?Frances Marshall
A lively and interesting, compelling collection of little known ideas, often referred to as "betchas". Bet you a drink you can't do so and so like pushing a quarter through a dime sized hole. You may know that one but there are dozens here that are fresh and different, and will get your spectators really involved with your challenges.
Great for bars, lunch table, offices, coffee break, parties, hospitality suites, young peoples affairs, etc. Although you introduce them as an impromptu stunt, you actually have a set program in mind for best results. These amusing little gags can make you the...
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How to do Punch and JudySidney de Hempsey
In this very comprehensive ebook by a master Punch performer, you get an education in an art that will pay you well, if you want to use it to make money. Too few magicians have anything to offer but magic, and in some cities, too many are trying for the same jobs. "Punch" is a great addition to any magician's repertoire. Added to his magic show, it is a riotous finale. Sold separately, it is a show in itself.
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Promise of the SeerB. W. McCarron
This routine, from the act of mentalist T. A. Whitney, will cause astonished onlookers to credit you with having genuine psychic powers.
A spectator writes a question or thought on a piece of unprepared paper. The paper is rubbed against a deck of playing cards. The spectator herself may burn the message to ashes. Next, the spectator shuffles and cuts the cards and selects any five. These face-down cards are laid onto the table. The performer need not touch the cards once they are tabled. The performer then proceeds to read the spectator's fortune, based on the meaning of the cards that she...
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Disguised HypnosisJason Whiting
Learn these sensational techniques and tricks to induce a hypnotic trance without your subject's awareness!
This revealing manuscript tells the author's jealously guarded methods for hypnotizing difficult people. Use these techniques to enhance your existing skills, or to add an entertaining stage hypnotism demonstration to your act. Also revealed, for the first time in this ebook, is Jason Whiting's deceptively brilliant "Sleeping Soda" technique for inducing hypnosis. This can be performed one-on-one or in front of an audience.
Learn the secrets behind the:
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"Verrrry nice!" - Roberto GiobbiNo Skill? No problem!
Look like a card cheat without years of practice, self-denial, cheap bourbon and wild women. The most impressive thing you can do with their deck - the one they just handed you - is to discover the four aces in a variety of astounding ways. And it's even more impressive if they tell you...
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Cellini: The Royal TouchE. M. McFalls
A guide to the art of street magic.
Cellini, who was a student of Slydini, became the most celebrated and most accomplished street magic performer in the world. In this work he explains the secrets of how to successfully present and perform magic. He has the ability to take old and dusty tricks and turns them into fresh and exciting performance art. On top he reveals new tricks he developed himself.
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Cellini: The Royal Touch (German)E. M. McFalls
Cellini – einst Schüler des großen Slydini – heute weltbekannt, erzählt in diesem umfassenden Werk, worin die Geheimnisse erfolgreicher Zauberkunst liegen. Er lässt alte, längst vergessen geratene Klassiker in neuem Licht erscheinen und präsentiert eine große Anzahl exklusiver Neuigkeiten, die jedes Zauberprogramm bereichern. Aus dem Inhalt:
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Slydini Lecture 2005Jim Cellini
Slydini was Jim Cellini's friend, mentor, and teacher. In this wonderful lecture Cellini shares the many lessons and unique points of the legendary Slydini.
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Streetmagic Lecture 2005Jim Cellini
A fantastic lecture by the king of street magicians, Jim Cellini. While you will learn a number of wonderful routines, the really special stuff is everything else, the equipment he uses, the way he performs, etc.
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Das BecherspielHörbi Kull
Seit Jahrhunderten fasziniert das Becherspiel die Zuschauer und lässt sie an ihrer Wahrnehmung zweifeln. die Bälle durchdringen solides Kupfer, wandern unsichtbar von einem Becher in den anderen oder verändern am Schluss gar ihre Grösse. Unglaublich, unbegreiflich! Nicht ganz, denn dieser Videofilm bringt Ihnen das Becherspiel bei, Schritt für Schritt.
Jeder Schritt ist nummeriert. Werfen Sie während der Vorführung einen Blick unter die Becher. Der Glastisch macht's möglich! Einblick dank Videotrick. Der "Röntgenblick" zeigt die Bälle auch, wenn sie trotz Glastisch nicht sichtbar...
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