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200 Politically Correct One-Liner Jokes for MagiciansWolfgang Riebe
The world has changed - radically! Being an entertainer and telling jokes has gone from 'having fun' with the audience to complaints about every possible issue. Political Correctness now rules. Whatever your view on the issue, the new reality is that all entertainers now need to be more aware than ever before not to offend an audience member. Hence the need for one-liner jokes that are non-political, non-religious, non-sexual, and just about non-everything.
As much as is humanly possible, jokes from past books and new ones have been combined in the ebook that will 'hopefully' not offend anyone....
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Glass Through HatRobert Matthews
Here's a great club effect, where you are seen to pass a glass of water (or other liquid) through a handkerchief-covered hat. But wait! You can repeat it, which will blow away lay audiences and magicians alike.
The author's pet trick is revealed here, which uses no expensive dealer apparatus. Plus, he provides two methods, allowing you to repeat the effect, should you be called upon to do so. Sound good so far? What if we told you that this popular mystery can be performed impromptu? Now that would be real magic.
In this well-illustrated booklet, Matthews provides the step-by-step process...
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A New Theory of Trance and its bearing on Human TestimonyGeorge Miller Beard
Beard distinguished several varieties of trance:
Trance may, for the sake of convenience of description, be divided into four varieties: the spontaneous, the self-induced, the emotional, and the intellectual trance.He goes on to describe how these various forms of trance can be entered and he explains that the emotions through which trance is most likely to be excited, are fear, reverence, wonder, and expectation. He rejects the notion that trance is created by some force or fluid the operator emits and rather explains it as the brain is only partially awake and active while the other...
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A hands-off card prediction at any number.
"No other method can achieve what your method achieves." - Dan HarlanDo we really need another 'Card At Any Number?!' We already have so many! So why would you be interested in this? It is a completely hands-off card at any number.
The deck of cards is in the spectator's hands. At no point do you touch the cards. You ask the spectator to think of any number between...
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Thot Card XchangeUnknown Mentalist
The effect as seen by the audience: The performer displays a red-backed deck and a blue-backed deck. Two participants each choose a deck freely. Then both participants mentally think of a different playing card each. They need not announce which card they are thinking of. Surprisingly, when each participant deals down their respective deck, they find their thought of card missing from that deck. As a kicker twist, each participant's thought of card is found in the other participant's deck.
Another effect as seen by the audience: The performer displays a red-backed deck and a blue-backed...
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NailedBob Solari & Tom Ogden
The performer displays two straight large nails held at his fingertips. Slowly the two nails visibly bend to a 45-degree angle. The nails continue to visibly bend to almost a 90-degree angle. The nails remain in view throughout this bending process. The nails continue to bend to almost a horseshoe angle. The spectator can actually hear the nails bending, immediately hand the bent nails out for examination. The nails can even be examined before the bending. Nothing concealed in the hand. Resets in seconds. Nails can be used over and over again. No, you do not need super strength to perform this...
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Audience ConnectionBrian T. Lees
The difference between an average and great magician is the audience connection. Audience members text, talk with their neighbors and do other things because they are not tuned in, connected, with the performance. This ebook identifies the connection, points out the importance, and covers a few tools magicians can use to capture and strengthen that connection.
1st edition 2021; PDF 17 pages.
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From a borrowed and shuffled deck a spectator finds his own selection by summing three randomly selected cards.
David Jonathan has completely restructured and reworked an old math principle to make it very deceptive. He removed most of the spectator card counting sequences and thus turned a counting and procedure-heavy trick into a stunningly effective and hard-hitting card routine.
"What David has done with THREESUM is nothing short of incredible! Seriously, no smoke blowing here. How he managed to take an old principle in card magic, remove all the procedure and dress the diabolical...
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Precise PremonitionDavid Jonathan
A twist on the premonition plot with a multiple kicker finale.
Precise Premonition draws inspiration from Eddie Joseph's staple Premonition effect, but packs in many new magical moments that crescendo with an incredible firework finale. Best of all, it's super practical, very easy to perform, and consistently delivers incredible reactions.
A spectator is given a red deck to hold that contains your prediction. A blue deck is now shuffled and used to create both a playing card and a number. Let's say they settle on the number 10 and the Queen of Hearts. The spectator looks through the deck to retrieve...
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Chop SignKen Muller
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Scout AroundKen Muller
One cup effects using a silicone collapsible drinking cup.
Innovative sleights, moves, and effects created when the Boy Scouts changed to this cup in 2009. Now, many silicone cups are available. These methods work with them all. One can use crochet balls, or nuts, candy, pebbles - most any small objects. No need for the expensive versions from Europe. This came first and is much simpler.
Chop Cup? Yes, several ways to gaff this cup, but you don't have to. Many exciting magic effects without the limitations of the traditional gaff. Move beyond a Chop Cup. Move beyond a solid cup. Always...
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Dollar CarePeter Pellikaan
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The Involuntary LifeGeorge Miller Beard
The 'involuntary life' would today be described as trance or as a hypnotic state. Beard writes:
Every human being lives two lives, the voluntary, in which he acts more or less under the control of the will, and the involuntary, in which he acts automatically, and over which the will has but a limited power, or none at all. The acts of both the body and the mind, may be involuntary as will as voluntary, and in both body and mind, the two lives are constantly blended.
However, he was a skeptic when it came to the popular practices and explanations of these phenomena by the means of animal...
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The Magic of RezvaniMaurice Sardina
Translated from French (La Magie du Sorcier) to English by Dariel Fitzkee. It details the tricks, moves, ideas, and improvements of Rezvani, the Persian magician who has been a sensation among the magicians of Paris. Overall it is an excellent work, particularly for those who appreciate the finer points of sleights and how they are deployed in tricks. There is a lot here for card magicians. Also his most famous trick the Tomato trick is explained, but for that routine, I suggest studying The Cushions of the Princess: or the tomato game.
Paul Flemming writes:
Medjid Kan Rezvani, a native of Persia who now resides in Paris, is recognized as one of the most...
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Royal ProgressGeorge Ernest Arrowsmith
All the court cards are found in a borrowed deck repeatedly and genuinely shuffled by the spectators. The performer first produces the Kings, then the Jacks, and lastly the Queens.
The deck is shuffled by a member of the audience. The cards are inserted in a trouser pocket. One at a time the Kings are produced. The spectator shuffles again the pack of cards. The performer puts it behind his back and produces the four Jacks. Again, the cards are genuinely shuffled by the spectator. After making the spectator check that his pocket is empty, the performer inserts the cards into it. Despite all...
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Furst TimeKen Muller
Glimpses into the mind of one of mentalism's pioneers.
"Arnold Furst taught me a thing or two back in '59 that you ought to know - about presence and timing, charity and goodwill, and keeping an audience on its toes. Oh yes, Magic, too."
Six effects and related stories about Arnold and his mentoring of young folks. Some methods are very old with a new approach. Others will be new to the reader. Something of value for every mentalist and entertainer.
JUST A MAGAZINE: An impromptu Mental Effect with a 'found' magazine, anywhere, anytime. Ideal for small groups, sales training or teaching...
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A collection of nine mental type effects and methods learned fifty years ago from people - not books. No confederates or gimmicks are used in any of these mental demonstrations. Simple - Profound - Effective. I have never seen these in print in any form. All were learned from older mentors during my teen years and never forgotten.
THREE for ALL: Three spectators freely select cards from a borrowed deck and place them in their pockets. You reveal all three by the "Whisper of a Lady."
ENVELOPED: Several spectators seal written items in envelopes. A second spectator holds these against his...
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A nice little impromptu piece of mind reading you can do when the opportunity arises. Divine the thoughts of your participants without anything written down. The only thing that is required is a shelf of DVDs / Blu Rays / PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Switch games, books, CDs, or a mixture of them all and you are ready to go.
The participant picks up any DVD / Blu Ray / PlayStation Game / XBox Game or Switch Game from a shelf. For this example, they select a DVD. Because this might not have been a free choice and the participant could have somehow been manipulated to select that DVD,...
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Physiology of Mind-ReadingGeorge Miller Beard
The type of 'mind-reading' George Beard means here is what we today call muscle-reading, which is a term that Beard himself coined. Beard describes several experiments he conducted and describes very clearly the physiology of muscle-reading, and that it is an involuntary muscle contraction that has nothing to do with animal magnetism or thought transference.
1st edition 1877; PDF 10 pages.
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In this one-hour and twenty-minute video, you'll learn every detail of the spoon bending routine Scott has performed all over Europe for the past twenty years as part of his professional act. A complete psychic spoon bending routine suitable for both cabaret and close-up using just four spoons, with an alternate handling using three spoons and even a Zoom variation, all broken down into simple, easy to learn steps.
Included is a full performance of the routine presented in front of a live audience. No special gaffs or gimmicks required, just the spoons and the techniques taught.
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Annals of GamingA Connoisseur
The intentionally unassuming grey cover, designed to match the dull-sounding title, suggests a dry emotionless record of events is likely held within. However, this humble exterior belies the valuable secrets hidden within its pages. Annals of Gaming was an article series published over four years, between 1772 and 1775; its sole intention was to expose the sharpers, hustlers, and cheats, by detailing their methods of defrauding the unwary. Now, for the first time, every article in the original series has been retyped in full and published in a single volume of over 200 pages. This work covers over...
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In Italia, dal 1987 ad Ottobre 1990, Aldo Colombini, che allora era conosciuto col nome d'arte di Fabian, curò personalmente , insieme al Mago Elliott, una Rivista di Magia e Cabaret che, insieme con Elliott, decisero di chiamare Varietà.
Purtroppo non ebbe allora il successo sperato e dopo soli due anni dovette chiudere per insufficienza di abbonati, trattandosi di una rivista indipendente e pubblicata al di fuori dei Circoli Magici.
Ma il materiale incluso nei rarissimi numeri che siamo riusciti a rintracciare e raccogliere è di assoluto pregio, e presentava, tra gli altri, per...
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Aspects of Mentalism / Mentalism A La ModePeter Wilker
Mentalism without playing cards.
From the introduction:
It is undoubtedly true that published material on card tricks, be it books or articles, far exceeds all other magical publications taken together. What is the next most often treated special subject? Is it coins? Silks? Or is it mentalism? Although I cannot prove it, I think it is mentalism. So why another book on mental magic if there are already quite enough of them around and very good ones at that?
The answer is not easy to give. I have chosen aspects, or subjects, which are not easily found anywhere else, some of which are...
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Magic is Fun / Magic for EveryoneHereward Carrington
From the introduction:
There is no more fascinating study, when once an interest in the subject has been aroused, than conjuring - or, as it is popularly called, "Magic." One of the most delightful of all pastimes is the inventing and performing of new tricks, and watching their effect upon the audience - who do not know the secrets of the various "sleights" performed. We all know how fascinating the professional conjuror's entertainment is, - and how mystifying! So I propose to take my readers, - in the present book, - into the very heart of the mystery - to explain exactly how the important...
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