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The best illusionists of today, Lance Burton, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Siegfried & Roy and Criss Angel all use the same principles of deception you can learn here in these ebooks. They might have more stage hands and bigger stages, but the principles and methods are well known and you can learn about them. And concerning escapes, nobody has reached more popularity than Harry Houdini. Even decades after his death his name still is familiar and people know who he is. His magic was lousy his escape work and public relations acumen are unmatched. David Blaine tries to take Houdini's place, but boy does he have a long way to go to reach the master.

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    U. F. Grant's Lost Illusion Secrets Revealed by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant    Walking Through a Woman Illusion by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant    Lights, Curtain, Music, Problem by Brian T. Lees    How To Escape From Any Handcuffs by Devin Knight    Secrets of Famous Illusionists by Will Goldston    Illusions Illusions by Gordon Miller    Nite Club Illusions and Illusionettes by Percy Abbott    Modern Illusions by Tom Palmer    Rope, Chain and Box Escapes by Ulysses Frederick Grant    Dual Divide by Jon Gower    Marvelous Devil Illusion by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant    Shooting Through A Woman Illusion by Devin Knight    Illusion Show Know-How by Ken Griffin & Roberta    Pirate Torture Illusion by Devin Knight    Girl in Little House Illusion Revisited by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant    Labyrinth Illusion by Jon Gower & Mark Parker    Black Light: ultra-violet rays in the service of the magician by Jack Potter    Magician's Guide to Making and Using Lockpicks by Glenn Coleman    Optical Illusions by Jerry Andrus    33 Rope Ties and Chain Escapes by Burling Hull    27 Illusions by Howard Ray Lawrence    Ghost Grates and other Negative Realities by Jerry Andrus    15 Great Illusions by Ulysses Frederick Grant    Impossible Motorcycle Appearance by Rupesh Thakur    Subtrunk by Rupesh Thakur    Tip-Over Trunk by Rupesh Thakur    Shadow Box by Rupesh Thakur    Deceptive Base by Rupesh Thakur    Escapes by Various Authors    Approaching the Straightjacket by Steve Pellegrino    Escape: Underwater Handcuff Escape by Scott Creasey    Jack Hughes World of Magic Volumes 1, 2 and 3 by Derek Lever & Jack Hughes    Jack Hughes World of Magic Volume 3 by Derek Lever & Jack Hughes    Jack Hughes World of Magic Volume 2 by Derek Lever & Jack Hughes    Jack Hughes World of Magic Volume 1 by Derek Lever & Jack Hughes    Magic and Stage Craft by Guy Jarrett    Simple Showstoppers: easy illusion projects for magicians by JC Sum    Secrets of the Great Mysteries by Oudini    Quick Change: rapid costume changes for men by Lex Schoppi    On Thin Air: Levitation by Ray Noble    How To Hack Handcuffs Like Houdini by Shawn Evans    Al Mann's Sensational Boiler Escape: A Psychic Dematerialization by Devin Knight & Al Mann    360 Degree by Paolo Maria Jacobazzi    Floating Golden Stick by Mike Danata    The Escapist by Scott Xavier    The Briefcase Illusion by Paul Romhany    Effects of Beauty and the Beast by Chris Stolz    Illusionism by JC Sum    Retro-Gravity by Devin Knight    The Art of Illusion by Will Ayling

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U. F. Grant's Lost Illusion Secrets Revealed

Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

U. F. Grant's Lost Illusion Secrets Revealed by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick GrantThis is the largest collection of U. F. Grant illusions and illusionettes every assembled. It took Devin Knight several years to compile this collection. Grant wrote a few books on illusions such as: 15 Great Illusions, Chinese Magic and Illusions, Modern Levitations, Victory Carton Illusions, Grant's Illusion Secrets, and many others. However, most of the illusions in this PDF were not included in those manuscripts.

Over the years, Grant sold many manuscripts that just contained one illusion along with building plans in most cases. (Some of these were released by Percy Abbott in his catalog without credit to U. F. Grant.) This compilation is a collection of those plans released by Grant and also...

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Walking Through a Woman Illusion

Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

Walking Through a Woman Illusion by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick GrantAt last, here is a new illusion effect and one that any performer may own. Yet, here is an illusion which will compete with the best of them and it will not cost you several hundred dollars to own it or even a tenth of that. In my opinion this is more effective than the Interlude Illusion at a fraction of the cost.

EFFECT: Setting at the center of the stage are four chairs, in a row facing the audience. There is a space between the two center chairs wide enough for the performer to walk through. A girl assistant is then placed in a reclining position across the seats of the four chairs....

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Lights, Curtain, Music, Problem

Brian T. Lees

Lights, Curtain, Music, Problem by Brian T. LeesThe house is packed. Standing room only! Your music starts and you walk out to begin the show and everything goes wrong. The music fails, you forgot to load some of the magic. Your favorite routine comes apart and you are standing in front of a large audience with no clue what do to next.

Speak with any entertainer and they will confirm that mistakes and problems are part of the performance. These situations are not reserved for any specific magician. Young or old, just beginning or seasoned veteran, we all experience problems at some time or another.

This ebook helps identify ways to...

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How To Escape From Any Handcuffs

Devin Knight

How To Escape From Any Handcuffs by Devin KnightEvery magician should know how to escape from any pair of regulation handcuffs at any time. You can even challenge people to bring cuffs from home to your show and yet, you escape. You can challenge any police department and yet escape from their cuffs.

Imagine you could do this without carrying lots of picks, keys, shims and without years of practice and study! Imagine you could do this for less than a dollar! Well, it's true. In this PDF you will learn two easy ways to escape from any cuffs within a few minutes. A secret source gives you everything you need for less than a dollar. This...

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Secrets of Famous Illusionists

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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Illusions Illusions

Gordon Miller

Illusions Illusions by Gordon MillerGordon Miller compiled a great collection of magical illusions from various Abbott publications - most with complete and detailed workshop plans.
  • Abbott's Guillotine
  • Cyclops Lens
  • Caliph's Cutter
  • Abbott's Barrel Escape
  • Don Rose Miniature Doll House
  • Abbott's Packing Box Escape
  • Where's That Gal?
  • Levitation Deluxe
  • Abbott's Modern Sword Cabinet
  • Girl In Fish Bowl
  • Spike Illusion
  • Canvas Case Illusion
  • Phantasmo
  • Devil Illusion
  • Twin Boxes
  • Dancing Slippers
  • Abbott's Amazing Shrunken Living Head Illusion
  • Abbott's Mummy Cloth Of The Nile
  • Abbott's Mignon Illusion
  • Abbott's Enchanted Tent ...
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Nite Club Illusions and Illusionettes

Percy Abbott

Nite Club Illusions and Illusionettes by Percy Abbott
  • Abbott's Chinese Chopper
  • The Chinese Straight Jacket
  • Cutting A Woman In Half
  • Walking Through A Ribbon
  • Spikes Through The Wrist
  • The Girl With The Pincushion Head
  • The Doni Rose Miniature Doll House
  • Abbott's Rod Through Girl
  • The Hindu Basket Trick
  • Nite-Club Girl Vanish
  • The Sword Box
  • The Cane Cabinet
  • Sword Cabinet Illusion
  • The Golem Illusion
  • Modernistic Amputation

PDF 31 pages

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Modern Illusions

Tom Palmer

Modern Illusions by Tom PalmerThe important thing about these most practical and usable illusions is that they were created with the idea that the modern performer had to carry them in his car, use them on small platforms and stages, or in clubs, and yet had to give the impression of doing a big show. Here you have eleven easy to build illusions which fit all the above requirements, and they are mysterious, exciting and applause getting, to boot. Plenty of good illustrations will help you build these good, practical tricks. A minimum of carpenter work is required. Light and easy is the motto for this line of tricks.Large...
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Rope, Chain and Box Escapes

Ulysses Frederick Grant

Rope, Chain and Box Escapes by Ulysses Frederick GrantThis 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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Dual Divide

Jon Gower

Dual Divide by Jon GowerThe unique division of two ladies contained with the same apparatus

This is the second published stage illusion design from Jon Gower. Jon's good friend Mark Parker, author of illusion books Vivify and 4E illusion Design has again added additional elements to the design to help mold a modern creation for today's audiences.

Dual Divide first came into existence in 2002 and was created to provide an alternative effect to other "cutting" illusions performed. This effect is a fast paced routine utilizing two assistants contained in one tiny cabinet suspended high off the floor within a metal...

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Marvelous Devil Illusion

Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

Marvelous Devil Illusion by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick GrantThis is called the Marvelous Devil Illusion because you will marvel at its cleverness. Imagine producing the Devil, surrounded by a committee from the audiences, under test conditions. This is an almost forgotten U. F. Grant idea that has been revised and updated for today's magicians by Devin Knight.

Here is the original Grant ad copy:

Several people from the audience are invited to step up and surround a cloth cabinet. It is quite empty! While they are still watching the cabinet closely, from all sides, a person dressed up in a devil costume appears inside of same. He takes a bow, steps...
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Shooting Through A Woman Illusion

Devin Knight

Shooting Through A Woman Illusion by Devin KnightTHIS 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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Illusion Show Know-How

Ken Griffin & Roberta

Illusion Show Know-How by Ken Griffin & RobertaThe Ken Griffin illusion show toured the world for well over a quarter of a century. The priceless ideas and methods used by the Griffins in their climb to prominence and profit are fully explained.

Almost every magician has dreamed, at one time or another, of headlining his own mystery revue. He visualizes the glamorous side of the picture ... the stage flooded with colored and glittering lights, the dazzling scenery, the gorgeous assistants, breathtaking illusions, the music from the orchestra surging to a crescendo, the thunderous cymbal crash as the magician strides on stage for his...

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Pirate Torture Illusion

Devin Knight

Pirate Torture Illusion by Devin KnightThis 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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Girl in Little House Illusion Revisited

Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

Girl in Little House Illusion Revisited by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick GrantA mind-boggling illusion that you can do without having to buy expensive props or building stuff yourself. Do it with any two screens at the venue you are performing at. This trick can be done almost anywhere and under almost all conditions.

They know it can't be done and so do you. However, you do it anyhow. This creates the perfect illusion that you have actually squeezed a lady from the audience into a tiny doll house and carried her across the room or stage! Unbelievable, but true.

This is a new and improved version of an old U. F. Grant idea. You have two folding screens on stage...

2016 / 4 / 15
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Labyrinth Illusion

Jon Gower & Mark Parker

Labyrinth Illusion by Jon Gower & Mark ParkerLabyrinth - The Illusionary journey of a lady through ever changing narrow pathways within a small elevated structure ending with a surprising vanish.

This is the first published illusion design from Jon Gower. Jon has collaborated with his good friend Mark Parker, author of illusion books Vivify and 4E illusion Design.

Labyrinth came into existence in 2007 and was born out of the many "puzzle" illusions performed. Wanting get away from the usual "girl in a box" routine this effect has the premise of a girl contained within and travelling through ever changing narrow pathways created within...

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Black Light: ultra-violet rays in the service of the magician

Jack Potter

Black Light: ultra-violet rays in the service of the magician by Jack PotterBlack light or ultra-violet light allows one to create fascinating illusions and visually stunning entertainment. While this publication is certainly dated when it comes to contact addresses and some of the technical information, it is a unique source and collection of information for the black light enthusiast and performer who wants to make use of its properties.

1st edition 1969, 17 pages; 1st digital edition 2016, 21 pages.

2016 / 2 / 15
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Magician's Guide to Making and Using Lockpicks

Glenn Coleman

Magician's Guide to Making and Using Lockpicks by Glenn ColemanFor entertainment purposes only!

This ebook is divided into three sections: how to make tools, how locks operate, and the secrets behind lock picking.

1st edition 1988, 26 pages.

2016 / 1 / 17
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Optical Illusions

Jerry Andrus

Optical Illusions by Jerry AndrusThis 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.

2015 / 12 / 18
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33 Rope Ties and Chain Escapes

Burling Hull

33 Rope Ties and Chain Escapes by Burling HullThe art of rope tying and methods of obtaining releases from ropes, chains and shackles. New cut and restored rope effects including a number of original ties and releases.
  • Houdini Did Not Steal This Book!
  • Introduction
  • Special Instructions For Beginners Suggestion As To Arrangement And Application
  • Handling Committee
  • Rope Tying And Release Methods
    • The Mysterious Knots
    • The Kellar Tie
    • The Improved Kellar Tie
    • The Figure 8 Tie
    • The Mysterious Tie
    • B. H. Strangle Rope Tie
    • Important Points
    • "New Spirit Tape Tie"
    • The Twentieth Century Tie
    • B. H. Triumph Tie
    • The Ten Ichi Thumb Tie
    • The Excelsior...
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