1) A "Topit". This, for the benefit of those who do not know, is a large cloth bag similar to that shown in figure one. It can be either black in colour or else can match the lining of the jacket. Many magicians have these made in their coats as a matter of course. Dick does not. He makes his own out of black flannel. This means that they have less give than the marketed model, which is possibly an advantage when a heavy load is to be concealed.

2) A ladies headscarf. This should be at least twenty four inches square and should be of a fairly thick nylon. Avoid thin silky ones.

3) The hat. This should be of soft felt or tweed. When Dick was working before the last war and in the forties and fifties, most men wore hats so it was easy to borrow one. Nowadays the performer would be wise to have a suitable hat himself just in case one is not available. However, always borrow the hat if you can.

4) A large tumbler with a suitable rubber cover.

5) A swede, turnip, cabbage or any other large item which will just fit inside the average hat. Dick would usually visit the local greengrocer on his way out and purchase something the right size.

6) A small handkerchief, which is pushed down out of sight in the performer's outer breast pocket. This is simply to hold the pocket open for the vanish of the coin in the routine.

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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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