The Art of Deception
by Chuck Romano
THE ART OF DECEPTION chronicles the long and colorful relationship between conjuring and art. For the first time, the history of artist and the magic art they have created are profiled in detail.
The magician and artist are similar in many ways. As is...
BACK IN PRINT!
An 18 page Vernoniana Portfolio by professional photographers Young & Robin opens the volume. Rare and interesting Vernon memorabilia photographed so you can enjoy it over the years. Over 50 Vernon routines, 27 historical photographs, 177 illustrations.
Pages 245 - Hardcover
Are you ready to take your magic career to the next level?
Enhance your magic career with one of the most amazing publicity stunts every created. The Blindfolded-Car Drive is unsurpassed for getting front page publicity.
This isn't your normal blindfold drive. Not only do you drive a car blindfolded, but the WINDSHIELD...
A fantastic effect that can be performed at any time with a borrowed deck. It's a perfect piece to have in your arsenal. You can present this to one person or to an entire group. A packet of cards is shuffled, and a card is selected and returned. The magician tries to find the card, but to no avail. Proving how difficult the feat is,...
by Rand Woodbury
Illusions, Ideas & Inspiration
If you're searching for brand-new illusion concepts, look no further than Rand Woodbury's Illusionworks series of books. Volume One features fifty-three illusions, including Torturtina, Shadow Dancer, and Body Transformer explained with the aid of understandable...
by Jim Steranko
Excerpt from the book:
"During the preparation of this book careful thought was given as to which routines should be included. The tricks are entertaining, the sleights are latent means to an end result. The articulate manner of text and illustration was due to our enthusiasm to thoroughly acclimate...
A fantastic book for beginner coin enthusiasts. Great vanishes, palming, sleights, and manipulation taught in detail. Of course, the teaching is at the Lewis Ganson level of instruction. You can't go wrong with this book.
Effects with the Card Index is a very hard-to-find publication that is focused around the card index. Weston goes into "out of the box" placements for the index, and readers come away with a new mindset on how and where the index can be used in performance.
Jack Yates' Accusation is theater at its very best. A mental murder-mystery routine built around the audience. Not just a prediction but ENTERTAINMENT! This book is very hard to find -- very limited quantities are available.
Aldo Colombini's presentation of the Rings Supreme is a very solid and entertaining routine for any audience. If you perform The Chinese Linking Rings and are not aware of the Rings Supreme routine, then this book is a MUST HAVE!
The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees contains truly jaw-dropping effects for the close-up performer. There are four card routines explained in great detail and illustrated with photographs. This book does NOT disappoint. Limited quantities available.
This illusion has been presented by top illusionists the world over. In this book you will not only find detailed plans for this extremely deceiving illusion, but multiple presentations as well. These are much larger than the typical themes performers tend to give. Limited quantities available.
This is a book of card effects for the magician who’s looking for strong impromptu card magic. It contains twenty-five new routines with just a regular deck of cards and as said, strictly impromptu. Contributors: John Bragoli, Stephen Clark, Aldo Colombini, Tom Daugherty, Ken de Courcy, Paul Gordon, Tom Hubbard, Joe Hustler, Stewart James,...
To have watched Colombini's Cups and Balls performance was like watching water flow. This award-winning routine was the talk of FISM back in the 1970's. Every move was thoroughly thought out and executed with a casual yet precise manner. Very highly recommended for any cups worker. Very limited quantities available!
This book captures Ken de Courcy at his very best. Contained within the pages of this book, you will find the complete presentation of the effect as well as various endings to this classic. The Fastest Trick in The World is a classic "Magician in Trouble" plot. Very limited quantities available!
When Scripting Magic was first released in 2007, it was an immediate, surprise sensation. Magicians around the world, hungry for ways to improve their magic, were thrilled to have a volume dedicated to the vital question: what do you say when you perform? Written by Pete McCabe and including contributions from 26 of magic's...
This is the highly anticipated sequel to the smash success, Scripting Magic. Pete McCabe-with help from 25 of magic's best-digs deeper into the most powerful tool in magic: the words you say when you perform. This powerful book will show you how to get more out of the tricks you already do, and develop new presentations...
After many requests, Kaufman and Company is reprinting one of its most famous books - 100% Sankey. Written and illustrated by Richard Kaufman, in hardcovers with dustjackets, and almost 100 pages. Printed on acid-free paper guaranteed to last a lifetime and beyond.
Written exclusively for his 2 hour lecture in Las Vegas, Marc Spelmann has held nothing back in this limited edition booklet.
With eight previously unpublished routines and principles from a super easy but highly effect chair test through to a book test principle that astonished everyone who saw it live in Vegas.
All routines in this book are card effects and can be performed with a regular deck of cards. Only for one effect will you need an additional regular card. Five effects are totally impromptu and can be performed with a borrowed pack of cards.
"The name Michal Kociolek may be an unfamiliar one to you, but I have been aware of Michal's...
One of the main reasons magicians neglect the "acting" part of magic is because magic is such a demanding discipline to learn. A performing magician wears many hats. The magician has to learn sleights, misdirection and technical prowess of the hands. The magician is the choreographer, writer, sound person, booker and...
A Psychic Dematerialization
A rare insight into Al Mann's least-known manuscript, The Sensational Boiler Escape. In 1987, Mann revised this effect and sold the exclusive rights to Devin Knight as a unique demonstration of psychic powers to be used on a TV show. The effect was as follows:
The performer is visibly...
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND This Kenton classic has been praised by many performers as one of the important works which helped create their own character and the way they think about magic and mentalism.
Tony Griffith is truly gifted when it comes to routines and presentations. In An Invitation to Mystery, Tony shares some of his greatest effects and routines. Some very deceiving card magic is explained in detail.
Keep in mind, these are far from knuckle busting effects -- as a matter of fact, they are very easy to learn and...
ANATE is a psychological technique.
It's a subtlety that is not 100% sure fire, but when you get the technique down and you hit, You'll know it.
Imagine placing one card on the table, face down.
The spectator decides on a card, they turn over the card to reveal a perfect match. The place explodes.