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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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Brick Tilley
Tenkai Buttons by Brick Tilley

You show two buttons, one in each hand, but magically one moves into your other hand despite your hands being separated.

The two short videos will explain to you a little preparation you will have to do to the buttons and the move to accomplish the deception.

This is essentially the same as Tenkai Pennies except here you will learn how to prepare the buttons to make it somewhat easier to do.

1st edition 2024, video 1:18.

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Ken de Courcy
Automentalism by Ken de Courcy

A complete man and wife telepathy act.

A nicely worked out two-person act that eliminates long memorization preparation and training. The basic idea can be adapted and extended to fit your needs.

(Originally this booklet was sold with an 'apparatus'. The 'apparatus' was a set of cue cards or cue stickers which could be pasted onto cards. These are not included in this digital reproduction. However, the ebook does include images of all the cue cards and you can therefore make them yourself.)

A truly sensational mental telepathy act with ordinary playing cards and other objects handed...

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Unnamed Magician
Move a Card: the 'Holy Grail' method for a classic plot by Unnamed Magician

The price of this ebook will go up to $30 on March 20th, 2024.

"Pretty sure Moe would have been fooled by this." - Ryan Schlutz

Imagine:

The magician asks the spectator for their own deck of cards as he wishes to use a borrowed deck for the routine. He invites them to thoroughly shuffle the cards in any way of their choosing. The spectator does that. (The magician also promises never to touch the cards at any point in time.)

Once the spectator is done shuffling, the magician invites them to spread the deck face-up on the table so that he can try and memorize the order of the...

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Steve Pellegrino
Your Last Card by Steve Pellegrino

A lost Michael Skinner mystery, updated by Steve Pellegrino. Included is Michael Skinner's original handling and Steve Pellegrino's additions. Your Last Card is a triple revelation with two different predictions. You can reset it during performance and no sleight-of-hand is required.

You ask a spectator to cut off a small packet of cards, less than half of the deck. You turn away as they do this, so you don't know how much they cut, even an approximate amount. They pocket their cards. You also cut off a small packet of cards for yourself.

Before the presentation with the cards begins, you write a...

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Ray Grismer
Limey by Ray Grismer

A totally different and highly original concept for the Bill in Lemon. With this clean and baffling method three signed bills vanish and reappear within a gift-wrapped lime, in a flash. The lime is slowly and fairly cut open to reveal the bills resting within.

The unique and practical "no fuss" loading method will completely fool anyone familiar with other methods for the effect.

In addition, the lime may be carried for hours prior to the performance - it cannot leak or damage your clothing or props. And, of course, you can prepare as many as you like well in advance - the preparation...

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Henry Dircks
The Ghost by Henry Dircks

As produced in the spectre drama, popularly illustrating the marvellous optical illusions obtained by the apparatus called the Dircksian Phantasmagoria being a full account of its history, construction, and various adaptations.

Henry Dircks was the first who came up with the stage illusions that later became known as Pepper's Ghost. He had an arrangement with Pepper, they took out a patent in both their names, and Dircks did not want any monetary remuneration for it. John Henry Pepper improved the configuration to make it more practical and successfully staged it earning quite a lot of money...

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Lulu Hurst
Lulu Hurst Writes Her Autobiography by Lulu Hurst

For the first time explains and demonstrates the great secret of her marvelous power.

In this autobiography, Lulu Hurst tells her rise to fame and fortune by performing acts of incredible strength on stage. She does this with personal recollections as well as quoting from various newspaper reports. At the time she performed many attributed her strength to some as of yet unknown or unexplainable force. But she had no unusual strength or the aid of any special force. She cleverly used mechanical principles as well as showmanship to make it appear she had super-human strength. In the second...

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Mark Leveridge
Four-Midable Coin Creations by Mark Leveridge

Four coin routines that do not require any gimmicks.

Cash Withdrawal - a spectator marks one of five coins with his initials and the chosen coin is dropped into an envelope and left in view. The other four coins are held in a spectator's closed fist. Instantly the envelope is torn up and the vanished signed coin is found in amongst the other four coins in the onlooker's closed hand.

Seeker Coin - a freely selected (and signed if you wish) card is shuffled back into the deck which is boxed. A coin, which is marked with a spectator's initials, vanishes and when the pack is removed from the...

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Albert Deane Richardson
Beyond the Mississippi by Albert Deane Richardson

Life and adventure on the prairies, mountains, and Pacific coast.

Beyond the Mississippi is a travel log of Albert Richardson from a few years before and after the American Civil War. As the title suggests, he traveled west of the Mississippi through states and territories such as Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Iowa, Oregon, California, Nevada, etc. He describes nature, people, politics, and commerce. It includes exciting adventures as well as fairly dry facts such as how many bushels of grain a particular area produces. Overall it is quite readable and the...

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Aldo Colombini
Fai Ridere Il Tuo Pubblico by Aldo Colombini

L’arte di combinare “magia” e umorismo

Dall’introduzione:

“Mi sono sbellicato dalle risate leggendo questo libro! Ho pregustato quella che sarebbe stata la reazione del pubblico applicando le tecniche descritte dal caro Aldo in queto volumetto ed eseguendo le routines descritte. Sono convinto che piacerà molto anche a te, caro lettore, e che considererai veramente prezioso il suo contenuto.

In questo scritto Aldo ci spiega quello che è il grande segreto per eseguire una routine che intrattenga veramente il tuo pubblico. Non si tratta di fare semplicemente magia comica...

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Koo Hu
Haunted by Koo Hu

A haunted deck that needs no body hook-up or props attached to the body.

1st edition 2024, video 6:41

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D. Angelo Ferri
Slydini Encores Companion by D. Angelo Ferri

Slydini Encores is a great book with many photos, but despite the genuine efforts by the author and editor to capture Slydini's magic and teach it, it is tough to learn the details and the exact timing from the book. This is particularly true for students who have not experienced Slydini live. Dennis Barlotta, aka D. Angelo Ferri, who studied under Slydini for several years, provides in this video lecture the missing details and demonstrations so that you can actually learn and perform these miracles.

Dennis demonstrates and discusses almost everything from the book, Prediction in Red, Alladin Purse,...

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Leon Nathanson & Tony Slydini
Slydini Encores by Leon Nathanson & Tony Slydini

This volume can be considered the continuation of The Magic of Slydini. Here, Slydini reveals for the first time two devilish sleights the Imp-Pass and the Revolve-Vanish. These enable some of his most characteristic routines.

Excerpt from the editor's preface:

Slydini is a superb performer not only because he has an inspired imagination and the infinite patience to practice until he can perform automatically - one could say by reflex - but because he is a first class psychologist, a student of human nature. The knowledge he has acquired of how and why people think, feel and react, he has applied to his...

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Hereward Carrington
Side-Show Tricks Explained by Hereward Carrington

Sword swallowing, fire eating, feats of strength, juggling secrets,...

In this Little Blue Book I have described and explained most of the tricks which are to be seen in the typical Side-Show, whether in the circus or elsewhere. The historical side of this subject has already been dealt with quite fully by Houdini, in his book Miracle Mongers and Their Methods, but very few actual explanations are therein given, despite the title and I feel assured that the present little book covers the subject in a more complete manner than any other single volume which has so far appeared. Animal Tricks, and the tricks of professional gamblers,...

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Ray Grismer
Impromptu Mentalism by Ray Grismer

Impromptu mentalism is usually improvised but certain effects may be prepared in advance if they are presented as impromptu ideas. Somewhat like the comic who memorizes thousands of one-liners and seems to create them off the top of his head.

  • Bold Shots
  • Cold Reading
  • Contact Mind Reading
  • Pendulums
  • Basic Equipment
  • Center Tear
  • Billet Switch
  • Stooges
  • Forces
  • Equivoce
  • Hobson's Choice
  • Memory
  • Magic Squares
  • Higher Math
  • 1089
  • A B C D
  • 3 - 34 Follow-Up
  • Words
  • Wallet Acts
  • Magic
  • The Occult
  • COP Out
  • Finally

1st edition ~1980, 14 pages; PDF 8 pages.

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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph
Easiest Coin in Bottle by Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

Show an empty bottle (with or without contents) and borrow a coin. Wrap this coin in some paper and place it on the lid of the bottle. Take a lighter (can be borrowed) and light the paper. The coin visibly penetrates the lid of the bottle and lands inside the bottle. The bottle can be examined immediately and given away as a souvenir.

1st edition 2024, video 8:19

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Biagio Fasano
Vanishing at the Royal Court by Biagio Fasano

An incredible impromptu effect that uses all court cards in the deck to tell a story dense with mysteries.

This is a packet trick that tells the magical solution to a mystery. An impromptu card effect that, borrowing all the pictures from the deck, uses those to tell the story of a mysterious disappearance at a prestigious dance party reserved for these four aristocratic families.

The illusionist, after shuffling the twelve cards, gives them to cut and complete to a spectator who then, by rolling two dice (even if only imaginary ones) decides the precise moment when the mysterious vanishing...

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Biagio Fasano
Sparizione alla Corte Reale by Biagio Fasano

Un incredibile Effetto IMPROMPTU che utilizza tutte le figure del mazzo per raccontare una storia densa di Misteri!

Si tratta di un Packet Trick che racconta la magica soluzione di un mistero!... Un effetto IMPROMPTU di Cartomagia che, prendendo a prestito le figure del mazzo, utilizza le medesime per raccontare la storia di una misteriosa sparizione ad una prestigiosa Festa da Ballo riservata a queste quattro famiglie Aristocratiche. L’illusionista, dopo aver mescolato le dodici carte, le dà a tagliare ad uno spettatore che poi, lanciando due dadi (anche solo immaginari) decide il momento...

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Unknown Mentalist
Psychic Sniper by Unknown Mentalist

This intro price will go up to $18 from February 26, 2024.

Using a couple of classic principles and an unusual presentation, a unique moment of mystery can be created for your participant at any time and anywhere. These routines work best one-on-one or to a small group. With nothing but a couple of blank business cards, which just need a simple one-time preparation, you are always ready to mystify anyone.

There are 2 routines explained and with some interesting variations. All the routines are easy and self-working but pack a solid punch in terms of impact. The unique feeling which your...

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Edward Barton-Wright
How to Pose as a Strong Man by Edward Barton-Wright

Barton-Wright, one of the first Europeans to study Japanese martial arts, explains eleven pseudo-strength tricks in words and photos. Forty years before this publication Lulu Hurst created a sensation demonstrating similar stunts as manifestations of 'unexplainable forces'.

The tricks explained in this article are:

  1. How to Master a Man with Two Fingers
  2. How to Hold a Chair in the Palms of your Hands, and to Defy Anyone to Pull it through your Hands
  3. How to Lift from the Ground a Chair in which a Person is Seated
  4. How to Lift a Chair with Four Men Packed upon it
  5. How to Defy Anyone Standing in Front...
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Arthur Edward Waite
The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts by Arthur Edward Waite

The primary reason we are offering this work is that Ted Annemann included it in his "Five-Foot Shelf of Magic". I am assuming he included it because he felt a conjurer needed to have some understanding of black magic and be able to converse intelligently about it. It may also be a source for plots and scripts for routines.

  • PREFACE
  • EXPLANATION OF FULL-PAGE PLATES
  • PART I THE LITERATURE OF CEREMONIAL MAGIC
    • CHAPTER I The Antiquity of Magical Rituals
      • §1. The Importance of Ceremonial Magic.
      • §2. The Distinction between White and Black Magic.
      • §3. The Unprinted Literature of Ceremonial Magic
    • CHAPTER II The Rituals of...
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Popular Mechanics
Two Pounds Less Than An Elephant by Popular Mechanics

A nicely illustrated article explaining some of the popular pseudo-strength demonstrations made popular for example by Lulu Hurst and others.

200 years ago demonstrations of this kind created a sensation. Nobody could explain them. Many believed these were manifestations of some yet unexplained force. Today they are relegated to party stunts. Nevertheless, some are quite surprising demonstrations you can try out in your living room.

1st edition 1928, PDF 6 pages.

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David Deveen
Expert Cigarette Magic by David Deveen

Sleights and routines with lit and unlit cigarettes. Illustrated by numerous photographic reproductions from the author's own hands, together with some additional line drawings.

  • PUBLISHER'S NOTE
  • FOREWORD
  • INTRODUCTION
  • PART ONE Unlighted Cigarette Section
    • Groundwork of Cigarette Magic
    • ENVANISHMENT
      • “Perfection” Vanish
      • Sliding Cigarette Vanish
      • My “Rising Cigarette” Vanish
      • “Vertical” Cigarette Vanish
      • “Favourite” Vanish
      • “Descention” Vanish
      • “D.D.” “Thumb-Slide” Vanish
      • Supplementary “Thumb-Slide” Vanish
      • My “Slow-Motion” Vanish
      • “Stationary”...
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Alfred W. Ellis
How To Make Money with a Magic Show by Alfred W. Ellis

This informative handbook provides expert, proven advice for booking and presenting a financially successful one-person traveling theater or school assembly magic show.

Not only that, but the author goes on to provide his exact patter for 25 standard effects as used in his program. This is an act that you, too, can present yourself. The emphasis is on performing for youngsters, and the author reveals why this age group is a financial gold mine for the alert performer.

Here's a quick look at what's included:

  • A brief resumé of the author's career and experience in the booking and performance...
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Ray Grismer
Glaces by Ray Grismer

This effect was invented by Herbert Milton and made popular by Karl Germain. The improved method needs no double-faced cards and can be done impromptu providing the right type of glass is available. This visual effect can be performed at any time in your act and it may be done silently, with talk, or to music.

EFFECT: A shuffled deck of cards is placed in a stem goblet. Each time a handkerchief is flicked in front of the glass an ace appears.

1st edition 1981, PDF 2 pages.

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Floyd Gerald Thayer & Glenn G. Gravatt
Thayer Quality Magic Volume 4 by Floyd Gerald Thayer & Glenn G. Gravatt

Excerpt from the introduction:

One of the popular magic magazines of the twenties was published by Thayer under the name of Thayer's Magical Bulletin. The publication contained, along with news of magicians, etc., instructions for many fine tricks. Thayer also issued regularly a small house organ of about six pages called Thayer's Magical Ballygram. These were not dated, although No. 25 mentions the year 1928, No. 32, the year 1929, and No. 42, the year 1931. I have Nos. 1 to 70 but understand that there were 12 more issued later. The Ballygram mainly described the new tricks that came out since Thayer's last catalog,...

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Nimrod
Anatomy of Gaming by Nimrod

This multi-part article starts with some historical perspectives and then is largely about the evils of gambling. However, it has a section on crooked play which is interesting for historical reasons. The topics covered in the section are:

  • Reflectors
  • The Longs and Shorts
  • Convex and Concave Cards
  • Pricked Cards
  • The Bridge
  • Skinning
  • Shuffling or Weaving
  • The Gradus, or Step
  • Palming
  • The Telegraph
  • Dice and Dice Boxes
  • Unequal Dice
  • Loaded Dice
  • Cogging, now called Securing
  • Scratched Dice
  • The Doctored Dice-Box
  • Sauter La Coupe (the pass or shift)

1st edition 1837, PDF 73 pages.

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Ian Baxter
Three Rapid Spellers by Ian Baxter

To all magicians, amateur and professional - here is a loaded question:

Have you ever been bored silly watching a magician perform a spelling trick?

This is contentious and very obviously axiomatic. Quoting from the Preface of his new manuscript, Australian card man Ian Baxter comments: "Unfortunately, spelling effects in card magic hold the onerous title of being the most laborious, boring presentations imaginable."

This is the point at issue - boredom setting in, thanks to the tedium of endless counting and spelling, usually propped up with trivial patter. Such effects are simply...

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Koo Hu
Worker's ACAAN by Koo Hu

ACAAN without Pain, Tear, Sweat or Fear

  • Involve upto 4 participants.
  • Nothing to memorize.
  • Clear and concise method.

Worker's ACAAN is one ACAAN that will leave your audience speechless. Its method enables seamless execution which in turn delivers unparalleled mystery. Once you understand the method, it will be impossible to forget. This is the only ACAAN you'll depend upon the rest of your life.

  1. Four people decide on the colour, suit, value and the number between 1 and 52
  2. You invite the fourth person to join you.
  3. Unpack a deck that has been in full view, get rid of ad cards...
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Floyd Gerald Thayer & Glenn G. Gravatt
Thayer Quality Magic Volume 3 by Floyd Gerald Thayer & Glenn G. Gravatt

Volume Three of the Thayer Quality Magic Instruction Sheets brings you over 200 more explanations of magic sold by the leading dealer of the Golden Age of Magic, Floyd Thayer. Choice, exclusive magic in eighteen categories, the secret and presentation explained in nearly the exact words as furnished purchasers of what are now real treasures. This, together with the first two volumes, constitutes a veritable encyclopedia of magical knowledge, as you can readily see.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • Ball Magic
    • No. 115—Patriotic Billiard Balls
    • The Ball and Vase
    • No. 102—Billiard Ball Holder
    • No. 104—Fortune...
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All-India-Magic-Circle
Sorcar: Maharajah of Magic by All-India-Magic-Circle

This is a celebration of Sorcar's success as a magician. Several authors, reviewers, and commentators write about Sorcar and his performances. This is followed by cartoons by Alias and photos depicting Sorcar in various places.

  • Preface
  • John Booth - Sorcar: Greatest Illusionist in Indian History
  • Arthur Leroy - It Can't Be Done
  • Krishan H. Gandhi - Sorcar: The Master Magician
  • Gasho Ishikawa - Sorcar In Japan
  • Goodliffe - Sorcar: The World's Greatest Magician
  • Burns Scandrett - Sorcar in Australia and New Zealand
  • Jay and Frances Marshall - He Really is the World's Greatest Magician
  • Ronald Murray Shanik - The Great Sorcar:...
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Ali
Gagsterisms by Ali

An ebook of visual gags and other fun bits.

There are many types of comedy. Visual, verbal, straight, burlesque and pantomimic are but a few, and numerous off-shoots spring from them. Best of all, by far, is the visual gag. This has no language barriers and can be understood by young and old alike.

There was the classic visual gag of the famous musical clown, Grock. He would sit down at a grand piano, only to find the stool was too far away for him to reach the keys. To remedy this, he would rise from the stool, go to the other end of the piano, and laboriously start to push the heavy...

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Unknown Mentalist
Propless Chronologue by Unknown Mentalist

There will be no one who is not aware of the Chronologue diary effect by the great Bob Cassidy. This is a propless version of the same effect.

There are 2 pure propless versions of Chronologue which are explained where no diary or datebook and no physical deck or playing cards are in play. The process is quick, direct, and purely propless between the performer and a participant. The whole process takes about 2 minutes approx.

Using an imaginary diary and an imaginary deck, the lucky card of a participant for her birthday is nailed by the performer accurately. There are also 2 almost propless versions...

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Ray Grismer
Foxiest by Ray Grismer

For many years, Ray has worked on the problem of developing an impromptu version of the Paul Fox Miracle Gimmick. After testing and discarding several earlier handlings, he has come up with a stunning version that is a reputation-building demonstration of mass mentalism.

It can be done anytime, anywhere, totally impromptu, with a borrowed deck of cards which is first thoroughly shuffled by a spectator. The cards are handed out to several spectators - between five and twenty if you wish - and they are each asked to just think of a card. The cards are gathered and once again shuffled. You...

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Koo Hu
Burn Down by Koo Hu

Find their card with an inferno on your palm.

A card is selected, signed, and returned to the deck. And then ... you take a burning match and shove it into the deck, burning one card at a time going deeper and deeper and eventually the match extinguishes itself. You spread the cards and find that the match burnt through each and every card but it couldn't go beyond one particular card, their signed card.

  • Quick Reset: Instantly repeatable up to 15 times.
  • Easy Build: Only takes the skills of a 10-year-old.
  • Quick Setup: Under 5 minutes to build from scratch to performance ready.
  • Economical:...
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Ian Baxter
BIRT: Baxter's Indian Rope Trick by Ian Baxter

A lovely print-and-perform trick.

Who in magic, beginner or expert, has not purchased, watched, or performed that perennial "Gone To Lunch" or as it is sometimes called, "The Indian Rope Trick"? This magic shop favourite has been making the rounds for decades and is still a consistent best-seller for dealers all over the world.

Would you believe, Australian card man Ian Baxter has for years been performing his own version that tops the original? Baxter put this together back in the 1990's and sold it through limited dealerships. Yes, the 'Gone To Lunch' theme is fully intact, but there...

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Michael Jorden
The Assistant's Revenge by Michael Jorden

A new take on Harbin's "Aztec Lady" and "Assistant's Revenge".

Excerpt from the introduction:

For some time now I have been wanting to build an illusion act and, for me, Harbin seemed to be the place to start. Unfortunately Zig-Zag had been performed so many times on television that I felt it would serve no useful place in my act. However, I did want a "torture" illusion and after reading "Harbincadabra" decided to attempt to make "Aztec Lady" based on the photographs in the book, as well as the brief information given in the Appendix "Letter to New Zealand".

I had seen Harbin perform this illusion...

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Robert Kaldy-Karo
Magische Magnete by Robert Kaldy-Karo

Viele Ideen und Tricks mit Magneten. Damals, als diese Publikation zum ersten Mal erschien, war es schwierig an starke Magnete heranzukommen. Heute sind Neodym-Magnete leicht in allen Größen und Varianten zu bekommen. Die Ideen von Kaldy-Karo sind aber nach wie vor effektvoll.

  • 1. Einige Magnetisch Einführende Worte
  • 2. Unmöglich Nahe
    • 2.1. Die Magnetischen Goldringe
    • 2.2. Bluff
    • 2.3. Time Flies
    • 2.4. Automatik
    • 2.5. Uri Geller - Zerfallender Löffel
    • 2.6. Magnetdaumen
    • 2.7. Psychokinetik
    • 2.8. Coffee Time
    • 2.9. Körpermontagen Für Die Magneten
    • 2.10. Impossible
    • 2.11. Empty Hands ...
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Michael Breggar
The No Tears Tear by Michael Breggar

Straight from the mentalism act of award-winning Linking Ring author Michael Breggar comes The No Tears Tear.

The No Tears Tear is an easy-to-execute center tear that provides a peek in real-time. Do we all need another center tear? Nope. You only need one. And this is the one.

The manuscript is loaded with text and photos depicting each action and step in detail. The rationale for each move is also discussed which makes learning the method a snap.

Features:

  • Real-time
  • Real deceptive
  • Real easy

You will be using this approach in your mentalism routines shortly after reading...

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Floyd Gerald Thayer & Glenn G. Gravatt
Thayer Quality Magic Volume 2 by Floyd Gerald Thayer & Glenn G. Gravatt

  • INTRODUCTION
  • Ball Magic
    • No. 700. Thayer's "Perfection" Multiplying Billiard Balls
    • No. 701. Special Ball Sets (Cheaper Grade)
    • No. 702. Thayer's "Clingo" Billiard Balls
    • No. 703. Thayer's Super Ball Set
    • No. 520—Unique Rainbow Billiard Ball Trick
    • No. 112—Bingo Billiard Ball Vanish
    • No. 105 The Ball and Handkerchief
    • No. 721. The Diminishing Billiard Ball
    • No. 727. Peerless Billiard Ball Stand
    • No. 487—Reyaht’s Eccentric Tube
    • No. 978. The Floating Ball
  • Tricks with Birds, etc.
    • No. 193—The Chafing Dish
    • No. 713—Magical Shot and Enchanted Cage
    • No. 261—The Birds From...
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Jack McMillen & Judson Brown
Take a Card by Jack McMillen & Judson Brown

This hard-to-find book of eleven clever card effects was ahead of its time and still plays well to today's audiences. While not self-working, magicians with ordinary card ability can do them all.

The effects include:

  • An Instantaneous Detection
  • The Haunted Whisper
  • The Hazy Pips
  • From Another Deck
  • A Joker Location
  • Another Joker Location
  • Blowing the Pips
  • A New Reverse Location
  • Upside Down
  • The Phantom Pips
  • Topsy-Turvy Location

Acclaimed by close-up masters including Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller, McMillen and Brown were known as the most skillful card performers on the Pacific coast. Those who knew...

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TC Tahoe
Magic and Storytelling by TC Tahoe

Using storytelling to not only effectively enhance effects, but also your show.


As a performer, I generally prefer the methods of the tricks I choose to be simple, the plots clear, and the magic...well, magical. I use stories to draw the audience in. To find interest in not only the effect I am presenting but also in me.

CONTENTS:

The Why and Way - How I use Stories, that help ensure my audiences remember Me and not just the effects.

Kiss Me Fate - a Tarot effect

Till’ Death Do Us Part - A haunting effect with an old letter, two wedding rings, and a string.

Soul Fate -...

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Jeff Stone
Jeff Stone 2024 Lecture Notes by Jeff Stone

A New Year, and new set of lecture notes from Jeff Stone. Dive into 14 effects and ideas ranging everywhere from gags to stunts to powerful, baffling, and visual magic. Everything in this set of lecture notes has been in Jeff's repertoire for several years, and in most cases, over two full decades.

Included is access to over a dozen video clips to create (as closely as possible) that in-person live lecture experience, plus multiple QR codes / links to other resources along with nearly 50 footnotes to get your history and resource juices flowing. It's time for you to "attend" the 2024 Stone...

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Ray Grismer
Handy by Ray Grismer

A method for Edmund Rowland's "An Impromptu Torn Newspaper Test" that was modified and popularized by Al Koran.

Effect: The spectator is handed a sealed prediction. Someone chooses a number less than 33. The performer quickly tears a double newspaper page into 32 pieces and they are handed to the person who chose the number. This person counts to the piece at his number. The envelope is opened and the details of the prediction match the contents of the newsprint.

1st edition 1978, PDF 2 pages.

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