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Ray Noble
On Thin Air: Levitation by Ray Noble

Have you ever been asked, "Hey, can you float like that guy on TV?" Well you finally can with On Thin Air. This is a very practical method of levitating. This self levitation can be preformed indoors as well as on the street. Imagine being able to levitate anywhere and anytime. Levitate at parties, on the sidewalk and even at the mall.

You will be able to walk up to a group of people and levitate! After you are done levitating you can stay and talk or just walk away. The levitation is completely under your control.

This is a great way to cause a sensation at your next walk around magic...

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Jerry Andrus
Optical Illusions by Jerry Andrus

This is NOT a complete account of optical illusions created by Jerry Andrus. We are collecting here explanations and instructions for a few of Jerry's optical illusions. We simply do not want to have these things get lost. If you do have other instruction sheets of this kind, please contact us.

Illusions described are:

  • Tri-Zonal Space Warper
  • Nut and Bolt Optical Illusion
  • Box Impossible

1st edition 2015, 8 pages.

★★★★★ $5
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Matt Garner & David Garner
Packing Crate Escape or Sub-Trunk Illusions Plan by Matt Garner & David Garner

This is a very clear description of how to build a Houdini-style Sub Trunk from readily available parts. Matt added several clear photos to illustrate various stages and subassemblies. If you have never built an illusion or if you don't know the secret of this classic trick, you will find this ebook very useful.

1st edition, 2004

★★★★ $7
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Devin Knight
Pirate Torture Illusion by Devin Knight

This is not your typical grandma's (ala Grandma's necklace) version of rope through body. Instead, this is ropes through body on steroids. It uses no gimmick rope either and everything can be examined. This is an illusion that fits into a briefcase and yet fills the stage with three spectators and yourself. Talk about playing big and packing small, this is the ultimate. It's based on an historical fact that pirates use to torture people for both information and for the entertainment of the crew. This is a historical fact that makes this version of the trick not only logical, but historically...

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Alan Alan
Professional Performing Advice by Alan Alan

Two volumes and amongst the most valuable to the young performer who wants really practical professional advice right from the start. Alan Alan is one of the world's most highly paid escapologists and without revealing his very closest secrets he explains how the simplest stunt or effect can be built up into a great money-making act.

An extract from Alan Alan's death defying escape from a burning rope hanging over a cage of fierce lions is also included and completely analysed detail by detail by Alan Alan. Slightly muffled sound quality but the content is worth its weight in gold for anyone...

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Lex Schoppi
Quick Change: rapid costume changes for men by Lex Schoppi

Quick Change - rapid costume changes for men is the most reviewed book about costume changes on the market. Three print editions are now sold out. A decade ago we don't thinking about a next print edition. Instead, we offer it to you as a modern ebook.

Never before has there been such an extensive treatise on the subject.

  • 4 LESSONS
  • 7 CHAPTERS
  • 15 SECRETS
  • 112 PAGES
  • SEVERAL HUNDRED combination possibilities for Quick Change methods
The German book Quickchange (published in 2003) was the most comprehensive publication at that time and contained on 80 pages 5 different tried and tested...
★★★★★ $55
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Devin Knight
Retro-Gravity by Devin Knight

If you haven't heard of Retro-Gravity, it was a self-levitation that Al Mann and Devin Knight created over 20 years ago. It has been kept under wraps all these years. Whispered about on the underground, and hinted that it would be released someday... That day is NOW.

Retro-Gravity allows you to levitate 2 to 4 inches in the air. It is a special gimmick you attach to your shoe and once done is completely invisible. Any time you wear your shoes, you are ready to levitate. Anywhere, anytime under any conditions! This means you can walk around in a restaurant, party or out door festival and levitate...

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Robert Harbin
Robert Harbin Interview by Robert Harbin

Martin Breese interviewed Robert Harbin on March 26th, 1977, not even one year before Harbin's untimely death. The interview took place at Harbin's home in London, England.

Spend 90 minutes listening to Robert Harbin - one of the world's most creative illusionists and inventors. Here is the full life story of the man who invented Zig Zag and a number of other illusions that will be performed by magicians over the years to come. Since making the recording Robert Harbin became ill and died. The words spoken on this tape were used as the basis for The Robert Harbin Book published by Martin Breese....

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Rope, Chain and Box Escapes by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is one of the best books ever written on escapes and escape magic, bar none. Grant wrote this treatise for the average magician wanting to add an escape to his act, not the professional escape artist. The nice thing is that none of these escapes involve having to pick locks or for the performer to have muscular strength such as required in many escape feats.

All of these are easy to do, and none are life threatening. You can do all of these with no fear of killing yourself! With the information in this treatise an enterprising magician could put together an entire escape act full of...

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Rupert Howard
Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 20: Oriental Magic by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content
  2. Introduction
  3. The Hindu Needle Mystery
  4. Oriental Productions
  5. The Indian Basket Trick
  6. The Hindu Mango Tree
  7. Flowers by Request
  8. The Wonderful Fertiliser
  9. The Hindu Turban
  10. Sands of the Desert
  11. The Chinese Rings

1st edition 1931; 23 pages.

★★★★★ $4
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Rupert Howard
Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 21: Stage Illusions by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content

    Audiences

  2. Children's Entertainments
  3. Church Socials
  4. Smoking Concerts
  5. Hotels

    Stage Presentation

  6. Technique of Stage Magic
  7. Music and Magic
  8. Getting Volunteers on the Stage

    Stage Illusions

  9. Stage Illusions
  10. The Vanishing Ghost
  11. The Bathing Beauty
  12. The Haunted Sentry Box
  13. Walking Away From Your Shadow
  14. The Floating Lady
  15. Performing Animals Regulation Act 1925

1st edition 1931; 23 pages.

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Rupert Howard
Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 22: Publicity Feats and Escape Tricks by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content

    Publicity Feats

  2. Introduction
  3. The Blindfold Drive
  4. Under Water Escape
  5. The Living Burial

    Escape Tricks

  6. The Mail Bag Escape
  7. Paper Bag Escape
  8. Straight Jacket Escape
  9. Upside Down Escape
  10. Regulation Handcuff Escape
  11. Packing Case Escape
  12. Unprepared Packing Case Escape

  13. The History of Magic (part 8)

1st edition 1931; 18 pages.

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Rupert Howard
Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 23: Sensational Illusions by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content
  2. Enchanted Rickshaw
  3. Walking Through a Window
  4. The Death Penalty
  5. The Living Cremation
  6. Cheating the Hangman
  7. The Flying Huntsman
  8. Vanishing Carload of Girls
  9. The Scrap Book
  10. The Sword Box
  11. The Devil's Cage
  12. Sawing Through a Woman
You can also get the entire 25 lesson course on disc.

1st edition 1931; 22 pages.

★★★★ $4
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B. Das
Sawing Illusion Secrets by B. Das

This is not an ebook of illusion blue prints, and it is not intended to be complete. As the title suggests, it is a book of “secrets”, illustrating how each sawing is performed. The illustrations and descriptions are sufficient for an experienced builder to translate into finished illusions. This ebook also satisfies the mere curious who would like to know how some of these illusions are accomplished.

Illusions featured:

  • Sawing a woman in halves (Selbit’s Method)
  • Horace Goldin’s Method
  • Horace Goldin’s method (Using one girl)
  • Abott’s Method
  • Using circular saw and a plank
  • Vertical...
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Will Goldston
Secrets of Famous Illusionists by Will Goldston
  • Foreword
  • Chapter I The Truth About Chung Ling Soo
  • Chapter II The Romantic Story Of Carl Hertz
  • Chapter III The Great Lafayette - The Most Hated Magician
  • Chapter IV Maskelyne And The Psycho Sensation
  • Chapter V Houdini As I Knew Him
  • Chapter VI Did Houdini Fail?
  • Chapter VII Some More New Facts About Houdini
  • Chapter VII De Kolta's "Vanishing Lady" Secret
  • Chapter IX The Truth About The Indian Rope Trick
  • Chapter X Tricks Of Bogus Mediums
  • Chapter XI Why I Am A Spiritualist
  • Chapter XII Mediums I Have Sat With
  • Chapter XIII Magic And Crime
  • Chapter XIV The Great Kellar
  • Chapter XV Howard Thurston's Rise To Riches
  • Chapter XVI The...
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Oudini
Secrets of the Great Mysteries by Oudini

Clearly 'Oudini' is riding Harry Houdini's coat tails with his escape act. However, this publication is quite good and does describe a good number of escapes including how to escape from handcuffs, iron boiler, mail bag, glass case, iron box, coffin, band box, paper bag, iron bottle, rope chair, tramp chair packing case and straight jacket.

1st edition 1909, this digital edition 2013, 54 pages.

$4
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Percy Abbott
Sensational Spirit Cabinet Act by Percy Abbott

A modern seance, with a tie that is like lightning for speed, and yet is the most convincing of all ties. Each wrist is securely tied with a length of rope. Any number of knots may be used and knots can be sealed. The ends of the rope are made secure to the back of the chair. Feet are also tied to chair legs. All ties are thoroughly inspected and the committee is convinced that there is no slack in the ropes and that magician is really secure. The cabinet is placed around magi ready for the tests. For instance, a card is selected and shuffled back into the pack, the pack placed between the...

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Rupesh Thakur
Shadow Box by Rupesh Thakur

Build your own Shadow Box. A light shines through a box and there is clearly nobody inside. Then suddenly a shadow emerges and a person is standing inside the box.

These instructions are for magicians who want to build their own illusions. Clear 3D drawings are provided, showing all angles. Included is a complete part list. Exact measurements are given. These instructions are much easier to understand than normal plans available on the market today. A little woodworking skill and a few tools is all you need to start building.

1st edition 2015, 23 pages.

★★★★★ $14
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Devin Knight
Shooting Through A Woman Illusion by Devin Knight

THIS ILLUSION IS 100% SAFE AND NOBODY CAN BE HARMED. IT IS JUST AN ILLUSION, BUT ONE OF THE MOST CONVINCING YOU WILL EVER SEE.

"The method is brilliant! It is important to realize that in this trick, like in the buzz saw illusion, no one is hurt, injured or killed. Also, no state or federal laws are broken." - Ron Levy
This has proven to be the most controversial release that Devin Knight has ever released. Granted, it is not for everyone, but under the right conditions, this can be the most emotional effect you can perform. Devin used this for two years in his mid-90s tour of his illusion show....
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JC Sum
Simple Showstoppers: easy illusion projects for magicians by JC Sum

Easy illusion projects for magicians for under $500.

While J C Sum is known for his modern illusion designs and solutions for working professionals, he has written an ebook for illusionists and magicians looking for simple but effective illusions for theatrical stage shows.

This ebook is a fantastic introduction to the world of modern grand illusion but also contains inexpensive illusion ideas for experienced illusionists.

If you have a theatre show, cruise ship show, charity show, talent contest or magic club performance where you want to stage a large-scale effect, you will find something...

★★★★★ $35
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David Seebach
So You Want To Be An Illusionist by David Seebach

If you are planning to add an illusion to your show this is required reading.

Is this ebook for me? Here is David in his own words:

Have you created a show that clients pay you to present on a regular basis and does that show not include any of the big, spectacular acts that we refer to as illusions? Do you want to learn more about these famous mysteries to decide if adding one or more of them to your act is going to be a good decision?

In the mid 1960's I was a high school student who dutifully carried a #16 Abbott's Magic Co. catalog with my class text books and I studied through...

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Harry Blackstone
Spirit Dancing Handkerchief by Harry Blackstone

[This is an edited and abridged version of a manuscript originally released by Harry Blackstone Sr. as The Spirit Handkerchief.

A borrowed white handkerchief takes on a life of its own, it moves and dances around the stage as though it has become a real spirit.

Exactly as performed by the great magician (and his successor son)! All the masterful comedy touches. Learn this electrifying effect as only the Blackstone's can perform it. Every beautiful move. Every innermost thought that has made the Spirit Dancing Handkerchief famous. Learn: The handkerchief in the cabinet. Learn: The handkerchief in the bottle. Learn: The handkerchief in the hat. Detailed directions for every move.

This...

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Will Goldston
Stage Illusions by Will Goldston

From the introduction:

This is an age in which, in order to succeed, one must specialise. One conjuror will specialise in thought-reading tricks, another in silent illusion acts, another in sleight-of-hand tricks, another in the presentation of what I may call “large apparatus” tricks. This book will appeal primarily to illusionists, but I fancy that other magicians will find that it is well worth perusal. I have heard of illusionists who have produced some of their best effects by merely enlarging small sleight-of-hand tricks, and I have no doubt that some sleight-of-hand performers...

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Collins Pentz
Stage Tricks Illusions and Escapes by Collins Pentz

From the preface:

To nearly every present day magician all these tricks will be new, as it was fifteen to twenty years ago that they appeared in The Eagle Magician. These tricks have been carefully selected from nearly six volumes of this valuable little magazine and accurately revised and condensed to fill this valuable book. But few of the old-timers and collectors have any of these magazines, so to the present day magi's they will be an invaluable addition to their act.

In the old days smokers used to roll their own. Today many magicians like to make their own; "Magic Tricks", To fill...

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