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Wesley James

Over his roughly 50 years in magic, 25 as a full-time professional, he performed nearly every type of magic from Close-up to Illusions, from Kid Shows to Corporate parties, and nearly everything between. During most of his years, he performed primarily at Trade Shows and Colleges but he was also the developer of and a principal in New York’s Magic Towne House in the early seventies. (The Magic Towne House created a Magic Castle like establishment on the East Coast.) That venture probably exposed his name to the magic fraternity more then any other single undertaking.

Now, having retired, he shares his secrets and has lectured extensively throughout the North East, where he resides.

Among his numerous marketed effects are “Wishuffle”, “The Polygraph Deck”, “Ring Flite Professional” and “The Impressionists”.

His first book, Pasteboard Perpensions, sold out its first printing without a single ad and one of his more recent books; The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James did the same. His lecture notes, Stop Fooling Us!, Selling the Tough Stuff and Make Me Care, are considered among the finest ever offered. His first major work, Enchantments I, published by Stephen Minch's Hermetic Press, has been highly praised and sold out within months. It is already considered a collector’s item.

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It's Your Deal by Wesley JamesThe most comprehensive book on False Deals ever conceived is now available. Written by one of the greatest living False Deal experts and performers; Wesley James is also one of the most detail focused writers in magic's long history.

This is the third book in the Wesley James "Technique Mastery" series, which currently includes A Call to Palms, Neo-Shufflogica and, now, It's Your Deal. Planned future volumes include I'll Pass and Cooler than Ever.

If you think you know all about False Dealing, you're almost certainly mistaken; Bottoms, Seconds and Middles just scratch the surface. No one volume could be fully comprehensive...

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Neo Shufflogica by Wesley JamesRevisiting the False Shuffle for Artifice and Magic

There has not been a complete work on Shuffle technique since the early 1970's, yet Shuffle techniques have continued to advance. In fact, there has been a significant shift in the paradigm of those at the forefront of Shuffle techniques. Further, "In-the-Hands" techniques have become increasingly common, even in the magic fraternity, as they have been in the cheating community for many years. Now, for the first time, one of the most recognized experts on the subject has released the real work, including many of his own developments, for...

2017 / 10 / 18
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Selling the Tough Stuff by Wesley JamesMr. James has been an underground secret. During his many years as a professional he refused to lecture for magicians or publish the effects he used in his professional performances. Now, Mr. James has largely retired from performing and has begun to lecture for magicians. Selling the Tough Stuff are the lecture notes from his 2nd lecture series.

Larry Jennings, Ken Krenzel, Jim Patton and Gordon Bruce would agree. They all attended his past lecture.

Wesley's first new set of lecture notes in almost 15 years. Packed with 10 new effects, routines or sets straight from his working repertoire. This is...

2017 / 9 / 30
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The RiSiSi Deck: a synergy of synergies by Rick Silberman & Wesley JamesThe combination of special cards and sleight-of-hand is far more powerful than either alone. When the two are combined with inside knowledge, the resulting magic can be astounding in ways that enable you to leave audiences speechless and dumbfounded. The combination is synergistic: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

When the minds of Rick Silberman and Wesley James combine with William Coffrin, Jean Hugard, and Fred Braue, you have a level of knowledge and experience rarely equaled in magic's long history. The whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.

When special cards, sleight-of-hand,...

2017 / 9 / 25
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Pasteboard Perpensions by Wesley JamesOnce in a great while an intelligent and thought-provoking work is released to the magic fraternity. On those rare occasions, the craft is moved closer to the attainment of ultimate perfection. It exhorts those who read it to more profound thought. This is such a book and we are honored to bring it to you.

Pasteboard Perpensions was the first major offering from Wesley James, a name that has long been respected among the underground. His book is not fluff, rehash or re-workings of existing handlings. Every one of the twenty-five plus items in this book adds something new, significantly improved,...

2017 / 8 / 31
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Pedesis by Wesley JamesA Treatise on the E.G. Brown 12-card Thought-of card Transportation
"One of the Strongest card effects you can ever perform."

"You can expect to hear audible gasps."

"...the roomful...sat speechless."

Wesley James rarely releases all his work on one plot in a single monograph. His writings typically address multiple effects and routines, and discussion of diverse subjects. Like Out of Sight Discernment, Pedesis is an exception. It is an effect Wesley has been performing for nearly fifty years, always to stunned reactions from many hundreds of audiences.

"A card at a purely thought-of position vanishes...

2017 / 8 / 21
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A Call To Palms by Wesley JamesWhen Wesley James publishes a new book, you know you've got to have it, especially when it focuses on the single most powerful weapon in the arsenal of card magic, Palming. Whether you've always wanted to Palm cards, only Palm occasionally or are experienced and looking for exciting new applications, this volume will fill you with joy. If you're a novice, it will make developing Palming skill easier than ever. If you already Palm frequently, you'll think you've found heaven.

Dr. James has packed these 245+ pages, a masterwork on Palming, a gold mine for those experienced in card technique....

2016 / 8 / 14
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So Much More by Wesley JamesMost magicians think of Wesley James as a technician, an inventor of new plots and effects and a magical historian. He is so much more. He has been writing about presenting magic in new and innovative ways almost from his earliest magical writings. This all new 20 page ebook expands on his writings and the presentational approach he began exploring in Stop Fooling Us!, continued in Make Me Care and put into practical examples in Remarkable Ruses & Ramblings.

All this new work is included in So Much More, which is, as the title suggests, the next step in making your magic more entertaining, more memorable, more impactful and, most of all, more...

2014 / 11 / 22
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Out of Sight Discernment II by Wesley JamesTwo of the Most Impossible Card Effects of this Century

No one is surprised when Wesley James introduces a card effect that breaks new ground. He has been doing so for nearly fifty years. However, when he releases two innovative new plots in one dedicated volume, you know they must be incredibly powerful.

Out of Sight Discernment II and How'd You Know are two such effects.

Out of Sight Discernment II

From a shuffled deck, which could be borrowed, a spectator is given the opportunity to think of any one of potentially dozens of cards you offer to show them at different random points...

2014 / 9 / 14
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Stop Fooling Us! by Wesley JamesThe Wesley James Magic Castle Lecture

Not everyone will immediately recognize the name Wesley James. Those in the know will. For many years Mr. James has been an underground secret. During his many years as a professional he refused to lecture for magicians or publish the effects he used in his professional performances. Since Mr. James has retired from performing and has lectured for magicians. Stop Fooling Us! are the lecture notes from his first lecture series.

"One of the best sets of lecture notes I've seen in quite some time. Top notch stuff! and a good value." - Harvey Rosenthal ...
2014 / 8 / 17
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The Real Work by Wesley JamesMany magic books come and go but when Wesley James releases a new book, serious students of magic pay attention. This is his first all new book since 2007 and it shows the same consideration for detail and exceptional technique he always delivers. In addition, it reveals new plots and insight into the thought he gives any new effect or routine he explores. Each investigation is important; any of them could change your magic forever.

It should come as no surprise to those who have read Wesley's previous works that he examines card magic at a depth rarely found in any field, but less so in...

2014 / 6 / 8
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The Man Who Knows Erdnase by Wesley JamesWesley James' 7 DVD set, "The Man Who Knows Erdnase", on the enigmatic book The Expert at the Card Table by Erdnase has been met with controversy. Discussions about Erdnase generally do lead to heated debates, be it the discussions about his identity as well as discussions about the techniques taught in the book and their applicability, history and execution.

Wesley James is undoubtedly an informed card expert with decades of experience who had the guts to put his thinking, believes and information on the table. He made a sincere attempt at trying to make Erdnase more accessible. It is Erdnase through the lens of Wesley James...

2012 / 12 / 5
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The Complete Mojo by Wesley JamesFrom November 2006 through October 2007 Wesley James—one of the last of the under-ground legends of magic—wrote, edited and released 12 issues of an e-zine containing some of the most sophisticated close-up magic in the history of magic periodicals, all described in Wesley's inimitably detailed style.

Originally released at $10 per issue, $100 to subscribers, the entire contents of the e-zine have now been re-typeset for easy reading and compiled into one PDF volume at a significantly reduced price.

More than 250 fully illustrated pages, plus a complete index and extensive table...

2012 / 9 / 13
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Make Me Care by Wesley JamesFrom Wesley James' 1st new lecture in more than 10 Years

Not everyone will immediately recognize the name Wesley James. However, those in the know will. For many years Dr. James has been an underground secret. During his many years as a professional he refused to lecture for magicians or publish the effects he used in his professional performances. Now, Mr. James has largely retired from performing and has begun to lecture for magicians. Make Me Care are the lecture notes from his 2nd lecture series, focused purely on presentation.

Larry Jennings, Ken Krenzel, Jim Patton and Gordon Bruce would agree....

2010 / 10 / 2
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Remarkable Ruses & Ramblings by Wesley JamesFrom the man whom Dai Vernon called: "One of the best!!!" and Frank Garcia: "One who can hold his own with the best" and Peter Pit in 1991: "Easily the best close-up performer of the year." comes this ebook with wonderful routines and thought provoking essays.

“Damn! This guy’s good, very good!” - Ken Simmons, April 1999

“A modern creator and performer who has repeatedly shown his ability to make important and lasting contributions”Stephen Minch, Dec. 2003

“One of the great minds and two of the great hands in magic” - Matt Field, Feb. 1998

Wesley James has been universally highly praised...
2010 / 7 / 16
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