For more than ten years, from 1990 through 2001, The Magic Menu was a continuing and trusted source of practical information for close-up magicians, particularly those who performed in restaurants, bars and night spots. Each issue brought real-world advice, information, reviews of the latest magic and audience-tested effects from...
In 1982 Burton Sperber published Miracles of My Friends in a limited numbered edition. Hailed as a classic anthology of mentalism, it has long been out of print. Sadly, many of Sperber's friends from that volume are no longer with us. Fortunately, he keeps making new friends, and Miracles of My Friends II is finally available!
Eugene Burger's "Series of Evocative Essays" that he hopes will, "Challenge ou, cause you to stop and reflect upon your own magic, inspire you to practice and rehearse, and, in the process, improve your own close-up magic performances."
About the Writings
Foreword by Channing Pollock
A length of rope which has a red tassel on one end and and a blue tassel on the other, is cut and restored.
This long lost Ramsay classic is a must for any rope routine.
This is the first installment of my repertoire series. Repertoire is exactly what it sounds like, my working repertoire. These are the effects I use all the time, they are practical and have a great impact on the spectators.
Here is a list of effects and descriptions:
HEARTLESS - The pips from a selected card appear...
STATS: Forwards from the pair of Doc's, The legendary Doc Shiels andDocc Hilford. Afterword: by Jon Stetson. Neal is honored beyond words to have these three icon's contributing towards this outstanding ground breaking project...
BIG SURPRISE! Keith Barry was kind enough to contribute one of his pieces in Band...
Introduction by Stephen Tucker, April 2011:
Forget The Magnificent Seven and The Famous Five, instead... prepare to encounter Six Masterpieces from the fertile mind of Wayne Dobson.
The six jaw-droppingly good routines in this book were originally destined to be either marketed, as individual tricks,...
From Wayne Rogers comes this amazing routine. A clipboard folder is brought out and a card is chosen. The performer shows one page on the clipboard with a picture of a thought bubble on it. Visually the thought of card rises up in the thought bubble on the picture. The magician then signs the piece of paper and hands it to the spectator...
and they're now all in one place
for the very first time!
L&L Publishing proudly presents:
The Complette Ganson Magic Teach-In Series
Beginning in the late 1970s, Lewis Ganson, one of magic's most respected writers, produced a series of booklets that...
Perhaps the most highly recommended book on mentalism. Over 400 pages of material to stimulate your mind.
Blindfolds & X-Rays
Question & Answer Effects
Two Person Telepathy
Turn your Bill Tube into more than one trick!
Covering both the single and the double Bill Tube, this 35-page booklet is an excellent introduction to this great magic effect. Though your Bill Tube came with instructions for producing a signed and vanished dollar bill, this booklet will show you MORE variations and MORE baffling...
This is the 15th volume in the Library of Magic on Reels by Magic City. Within its pages you will find knowledge on how to perform quality routines and performances using Reels.
Silk to Flower
Wayne is the go-to-guy for getting a residency as a paid magician. his help and advice has earned me three long term residencies that has brought in thousands of pounds worth of income.
If you have ever wanted to know anything about performing at restaurants, how to get the gig, and more importantly...
Imagine being able to read spectator's fortunes without having any prior knowledge of cold reading, palm reading or Tarot. This deck does this and MORE!
You are supplied with 30 different fortune cards in Tarot size, which fit perfectly in to your pocket for walk-about. The spectator can choose any card and read their fortune....
These 560 pages are crammed full of good to great to terrific magic by great people. Over 120 card effects, routines, ideas including Ace Sandwich, Future Change, Fast Stack, Quadruple Jeopardy, Sum Hummer, Fascinating Pair, Sweet Four-Card Change, Easy Slider, Mixed-Up Poker, Super Triumph, Voice Print, Produce Four, Vanishing Aces, Strategy,...
This is the second volume in the Library of Magic on Linking Rings by Magic City. Within its pages you will find knowledge on how to perform quality routines and performances using Linking Rings.
From Merlin to Copperfield, magicians have been baffling crowds for centuries. Now you too can learn tricks that are guaranteed to mesmerize any audience. This book includes an array of dazzling tricks, and step by step illustrations to help you will learn everything from simple sleight of hand tricks to advanced illusions and deceptions....
All the information you need to know to make the most of the terrific Folding Coin effect!
Instructions on penetrations, productions, routines, care and proper maintenance and repair. Included are four complete folding coins routines to perform.
Softbound. 30 pages. Library of Magic Series.
Folding coin not included....
Roberto Giobbi's Acclaimed Course On Sleight-Of-Hand Card Magic! Never before has a course in card magic been so thoroughly illustrated for clarity and ease of learning. Clear, engaging, detailed writing is coupled with over 1,200 professional drawings to aid the student in attaining mastery over a deck in the shortest possible time.
"Cards are power; learn to harness that power, and you will be forever rewarded" - From Preface by James Swain.
James Swain's book - 21st Century Card Magic - has stunningly effective simple card routines. Improve your sleight-of-hand card skills immediately and with ease. Thorough instructions with photo illustrated explanations...
By Ben Williams
Have You Ever Been Asked The Question:
Can you do that trick where that guy threw the deck at the window and their card was on the other side? Well now here is the answer, a simple plot in which a torn corner of a signed card can be found anywhere you want (that includes the other side of a window!)
The book presents a twelve-step program for developing your own original magical effects. First, the traits and characteristics needed to open your mind to the creative thinking process are discussed.
Then, twelve techniques for creating new ideas and finding solutions to problems are introduced. These techniques are general in nature...
This book by genius creator Jerry Andrus is really a bound republication of two seperate works. First: KURIOUS KARDS In Andrus's own words: "Here is a book replete with many of my ideas on Kurious Kards. Magicdom certainly has its share of 'Take A Card' tricks -- 'Mental Marvels' -- and 'Mathematical Monstrosities.'...
This GIANT 472 page book has it all. It teaches both tricks and sleight of hand using cards, coins, ropes, cups & balls, silks, money, and more. You'll also learn how to construct some large stage illusions. A great book for all skill levels.