Fascinating Origami 101 Models by Adolfo Cerceda

by Vicente Palacios

Origami fans will be happy to know that Dover has finally released this book featuring the elegant origami of Argentina's Adolfo Cerceda. If you are a newcomer to the world of origami Adolfo Cerceda may be an unfamiliar name to you. Many of his models appeared in Sam Randlett's Art of Origami and Best of Origami, and in Robert Harbin's Secrets of Origami, but these books have been out of print for many years. This is the first major collection of his work in English.

Of special interest is the fact that Cerceda was a professional magician who performed under the name Carlos Corda. He was also a master of Argentine bullwhip and an expert knife-thrower. There are many magical references throughout the book.

The folds are not particularly difficult, but the instructions are entirely based on illustrations. There is almost no text instruction. For this reason I think that beginners may run into some trouble. Intermediate and advance folders should have no problems.

Elegance and charm are two traits of Cerceda's models. He also has the ability to capture the essence and grace of a subject. Be sure to check the fold called "Old Magician." This is an action model: the magician, in a tailcoat, bows at the waist. For origami fans this book is a treat.

Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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