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Mantra continues where Swami left off with fascinating mix of traditional Indian magic and western style magic. Sam Dalal writes in his introduction:
...One of the reasons for the popularity of these magazines is that much of it is devoted to a branch
of bizarre or geek magic, not normally covered in the regular magic publications....
I am delighted with the way Chris Wasshuber (Lybrary.com) has produced this electronic version
of the Swami and Mantra magazines. When Chris Wasshuber asked me just a few weeks ago if he could produce the magazines as an e-book for circulation through his Lybrary.com, I was sceptical. I did not think the magazines could be converted into a legible and searchable e-book, because of the original format. I am very pleasantly surprised to see the final results. These editions of the magazine are as crisp and clear as the print editions, and combine a search facility that the print editions did not have. In fact when Chris sent me what he had done with them, I shelved my hard copy for the convenience of this fully searchable e-edition.
This publication reproduces some ancient Indian fakir stunts. They are only for your
reading enjoyment. Do not do them at home! Do not under any circumstance whatsoever attempt to cut off your tongue, eat glass, swallow acid, walk on hot coals or glass, stick needles in any part of your body, or do anything that might cause yourself injury, harm or accident. The publisher of this digital reproduction assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any injuries incurred during any performance, practice, or any sort of experimentation with the effects and ideas described within.
1st edition 1975-1977; reprinted 1997 by Kaufman; 118 pages.
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