For the Collector

Steven's Magic Emporium has published a facsimile edition of William Frederick Pinchbeck's The Expositor; or Many Mysteries Unravelled. In the Foreword of this edition, Byron Walker writes that "The Expositor, published in 1805 in Boston, has the distinction of being the first truly American treatise on the subject of legerdemain. It appears to be copied from no earlier work." Of primary interest to contemporary readers is the discussion of "The Learned Pig." Pinchbeck goes into great detail concerning how to train a pig to pick out a selected card. So now you have no reason not to get that shiftless porker in your house out making a living in show business.

The production of the book is very nice, and the deluxe edition is bound in paper-covered boards and leather spine in an effort to duplicate the original.

Collector's will also want to write to the Houdini Historical Center, 330 East College Avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911 and get their museum shop catalog ($2.95). The catalog contains posters, postcards, videos, collectibles, clothing, and books all with a Houdini theme.

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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