The Empty Hand
Coming Out Ahead
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
Several of our friends visited the Magic Castle in Hollywood and came back raving about the fact that they met Howard Hamburg. Howard was close friends with Dai Vernon from 1970-1992 and also good friends with Charlie Miller, Larry Jennings, Bruce Cervon, Jerry Andrus, Mike Skinner, Tony Giorgio, Johnny Thompson, Max Maven, Martin Nash...
"We humans have a long history of using writing instruments to record and transfer our thoughts and impressions.
We magicians have a long history of gimmicking writing instruments to deceive thoughts and...
No need for chat up lines with this trick
Everybody will want to be your best friend after performing this miracle
Another F#%*$^G card at any number
Like the original but much sharper
* Definition of Dare
1: An act or instance of daring.
2: Imaginative or Vivacious boldness.
As you read this book, "May your deceptions dare to dazzle and delight". May you find the imagination and boldness to take the mechanics of the tricks herein and fine the dynamics to make them dazzle and delight.
Volume 2 contains an assortment of unique card magic utilizing prepared or altered cards, mental mysteries, a chapter dedicated to exceptional card effects which utilize a technological breakthrough, bills and currency, gaffed decks and a standout card routine which tells a story. Continue fooling your audiences with the following:...
1600 pages. 500 tricks. 3 volumes. 1 mind. Welcome to The Definitive Sankey.
Four years ago we (Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin) embarked on a literary journey to describe the very best of Jay...
The journey begins with a thoughtful introduction on what makes Jay Sankey tick, and then details all the sleights and signature moves needed for the ensuing volumes. Then we lead off with Cards and Props, a chapter devoted to such Sankey classics as "Airtight" and "Nailed," yet also includes the lovely, unpublished...
All the remaining highly praised and award winning signature tricks from The Gingerbread Lecture including
The Gingerbread Knot
"Wonderful simple method it's a superb effect"- Phil Willmarth, The Linking Ring
David's signature trick...
Move objects with your mind, pass coins through tables, escape police restraints, and reveal other people's thoughts! Diamond Jim Tyler shows how to transform an ordinary act into a truly entertaining show. Learn 29 routines that include several original tricks as well as many tried-and-true crowd pleasers.
Written for beginners...
This definitive work features instructions for hundreds of classic, audience-pleasing manipulative and impromptu illusions. Entertain your friends, acquire magic skill, and build your self-confidence by mastering tricks like these:
* Downs Palm
* False Drop
* Fist Vanish
Best of British is a celebration of the work and creativity of many of the UK's finest performers. The book is a collection of magic and ideas covering close up, stage, stand up and mentalism, meaning that there really is something for everyone amongst the top quality material on offer. The list of contributors comprises of some...
TWO BOOKS IN ONE!!
This is a great softbound book full of great jokes and even better magic tricks! It has a bunch of easy to perform magic tricks that don't require any crazy props or gimmicks. These tricks contain stuff you already have!
Effects with pencils, phones, cards and other 'everyday'...
This highly acclaimed book redefines the Benson Bowl Routine and gives another life to the Bill In Lemon Effect.
Learn the moves, the presentation, the lines, the thinking and how to make the routine into a full act.
Bruce Cervon's reputation as a creator and performer of close-up magic is already firmly established. Laymen know him from appearances with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Mike Douglas and on "That's Incredible". Magicians around the world have eagerly studied his writings in magazines such as Cardiste, Epilogue, Genii,...
Meir Yedid was the first person to win the Society Of American Magician's Close-Up Magic Championship more than once. He was also awarded the Society's rarely presented Originality Medal. Meir has spent the last 30 years touring throughout the world performing and teaching his brand of creative magic.
This book features...
You're good at magic. You handle your effects and routines pretty well. Your shows get a good response. There's nothing fundamentally wrong and yet in your heart you know that your magic performance could be better.
There's something missing ... the X factor that big name magicians bask in, with confidence that brings...
If you liked whatever your favorite book is, you'll love More Power To You! The Very Best of David Acer
29 ingenious routines from over 20 years of published work, all rewritten, revised, updated and upgraded. Plus 3 brand new miracles, including David's astonishing moving-hole effect, "Wormhole"!
IONIZE THE WATER IN A DRINKING BOTTLE, MAKING IT ALMOST LIGHTER THAN AIR!
Aqua~imp is one powerful piece of "incidental" magic. It appears almost impromptu. This illusion of spontaneity actually enhances the mystery-for it is at this magical (and supposedly offhanded moment) you give your spectators a thought-provoking,...
From Tom Craven's introduction:
"What you'll find in this book covers a lifetime of magic of mine. I tried to put everything I'd come up with in here, but obviously, I know there are some missing items. Just about everything that has been in print before is here, but there are some that were never in print that...