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First Scientific Magician

Roger Bacon, who lived at that time, was the first scientific Magician. He did not have or pretend to have supernatural powers, but because he got the effects that the Magicians got, he was looked upon as a Mystic. He was a Magician but a Scientific one. He studied the Sciences particularly, the Science of Optics, which plays an important part in Magic. He developed scientific explanations for the magnifying glass and the telescope. His principles governed the effects that Magicians secured then and that Modern Magicians secure, and consequently this marks the beginning of a scientific basis for Magic.

Magicians In The Bible

The first record we have of Magic in ancient times is in the Bible. You remember the story of the Pharaoh's dream of seven full ears of corn and seven withered ears, of seven fat cows and seven lean cows. The Pharaoh was much perturbed by the dream and summoned all the magicians of the realm to come and interpret it. None of them was able to explain the dream until Joseph was called and gave the interpretation of seven years of plenty and seven years of famine for Egypt. The second time we read of Magic in the Bible is the story of the plea of Moses and Aaron before the Egyptian King to release their people so that they might sojourn to another land. To prove that his mission was of divine origin, Moses turned his rod into a serpent. All of the magicians of the land were asked to do the same but failed. The Kings of the Jews, we are told, called upon the soothsayers and magicians to interpret and foretell events for them. Imagine the power of the magician The very destinies of the...

Magiciansand their methods

This book is not about the methods used by magicians, mind-readers, mentalists and the rest of my kind who practise dark, You may have seen stage magicians who seem able to read the minds of complete strangers in the audience - telling them where they were born, their credit card numbers, where they went on holiday and so on. This is a neat enough routine, and I have done it myself more than a few times. There are many entertainers who specialise in similar miracles. With very rare exceptions, these stage tricks and mind-reading routines have little or nothing whatsoever to do with cold reading. What magicians do on stage is entertainment. This book is about deception used outside the sphere of entertainment. Please bear this distinction in mind. (See Appendix note 2 for more on this point).

Publicity Stunt Magician

What many magicians forget when they hear about David Blaine's latest stunts is the fact that he doesn't do those things for sake of doing them. He's not the magic equivalent of Sir Edmund Hillary. He's a showman. He's using the stunt to get free press so he can sell something. He sells television specials to networks. They sell commercials to advertisers. David Blaine spends 40 days in a box so you'll go out and buy Tide detergent. There's no reason why you can't just cut out all the middlemen yourself. If you've thought about doing some kind of endurance stunt (over a period of time), forget about pitching it to ABC. Go to a local business and pitch it to them. How much is worth it to them to have you spend 3 days in a box with a bunch of rabid raccoons How much is having hundreds (thousands ) of people coming to their location to see the mad magician It could be worth lots.

Magicians Good Ad For Tacoma

Tar na received reams of publicity as result of the recent of them in the more than 850 pro-' magicians' show according to Ray fesslonal performances he has Gambia, president of the Tacoma given. He doos not Include the organization, which sponosred the trick, however, la all his programs, j event. Magician

See Other Magicians At Work

Grasp every opportunity to see magicians at work. You can learn a great deal if you go to a performance with an open mind and look for things to learn. Watch the professional. Notice how he presents his program. Watch for these things When attending a program given by a magician, do all you can to help him, for he has the same interests at heart which you have and naturally you want him to succeed. Encourage him in his work. Tell your friends that he is playing in town. Always speak well of your brother magicians and of the Art of Magic. Doing so adds to your own prestige as well as to the prestige of others. It is usually the case that when we do a good turn for another, the reward comes back to us. If some magician comes to your town and you want to meet him, you can manage to introduce yourself to him. He will be glad to meet you as you have a great common interest. However, do not be too insistent. Remember that he is a busy man, and you must be considerate if you desire to win...

The Spook Show Magician

Before cable television and home video, there used to be a whole market for magicians to travel around performing spooky magic and then showing horror movies. Things have changed in the last twenty years to where that can be possible again. The Internet has brought back an interest in horror films by uniting fans and introducing Americans to Japanese horror movies. Many local art house theaters frequently play horror movies in doublebills. A magician that performs shock magic can add to the bill, and increase ticket price and revenue. Die-hard horror fans would love the atmosphere created by having a magician performing some of the horrific things live that they were planning to see on the screen. It also helps create an experience that can't be matched at home.

Forthemagicianonthego

Jumpingfrogs Entertainment is now the preferred agency for the Royal Family with over twenty contracts in the last three years. Recently, magicians Lee Warren and John Danbury together with juggler Ian Marchant, had great pleasure in performing for Prince William and Prince Harry and their guests at Wembley Stadium at the Concert for Diana. Magicians Etienne Pradier and Paul Martin also were invited to perform for the whole family at a very private event. Anne-Cecile who jointly runs Jumpingfrogs with Etienne Pradier said We are delighted that the Royal Family constantly use us for all their events, it makes us very proud -who said that the English did not like the French www.jumpingfrogs.com

Audience Member Turns Magician

If you and a friend are learning magic, you could play the role of the magician, and a friend could come out of the audience and perform some magic supposedly without realising how they are doing it. The impression on the rest of the audience is that an audience member 'unwittingly' performs the magic effect, whilst the magician seems to falter. Audiences love this kind of approach because it is like getting their own back on the magician they exalt a mere 'helper' to the realm of accomplished magician.

This trick requires a lot of practice and is for advanced magicians EFFECT

The magician has a card selected and signed. The spectator then shuffles the card into the pack and it is the magician's job to locate it. Unfortunately, the magician cannot seem to get it right, but after a few attempts, the magician seems to actually regurgitate a tightly folded card. It is the spectator's card, with their signature.

The Boardroom Magician

Companies frequently put on meetings for executives and managers where they bring catered food and open up the expense account to create a nice event. You can offer your services as a magician that specializes in boardroom magic that helps set the pace. You might go in and perform a 10-minute close-up show or a micro-show for the group. The show should be performed out of a briefcase and with little interruption to the surrounding event. Your goal is to provide the meeting planner with something different that will create a talking point and make people glad they attended the meeting.

The Backroom Magician

Besides performing for boardroom meetings, other companies have meetings with employees where they might consider hiring a magician to make it more interesting. Stores and restaurants often have manager meetings on a weekly basis. This is a great opportunity to put on a micro-show to make the meeting less stressful. The money may not be as good as what you'd get paid working for a Fortune 500 company, but there's a chance that other franchises might want to make use of your services if it works out well.

Magician Among the Spirits

Collectors and historians will be very interested in Kaufman and Greenberg's publication of the original manuscript of Harry Houdini's 1924 book A Magician Among the Spirits. (Actually, as Richard Kaufman points out in the Publisher's Note, this manuscript is possibly one of several drafts which may have existed. It is not the draft which was sent to the publisher, because it does not bear editor's markings.) The manuscript was part of the Milbourne Christopher collection and has been seen by only a handful of people.

The Commercial Magician

Every city has two or three car dealers that run wild and wacky commercials to get attention. Approach one of them and ask if they'd like to make use of your services as a magician. Maybe they'd like to have you cut them in half to show how serious they are about cutting prices. There are as many bad puns as there are magic clich s. The possibilities are endless. If you have a few different big magic props, you might be able to sell them on the idea of renting them (and you) to do a series of commercials.

Magician Does His Psychic Tricks in the Spirit of an Entertainer

The magician of today mystifies the public, plays tricks on them, and fools them but he does it in the spirit of an entertainer, not as a serious spiritualist. Because of his seemingly miraculous feats and his clever presentation, the public often believes that he has unusual intellectual and mental power and is a master of difficult and unusual situations. The imaginations of the people build this power around him and that is what makes him the box office attraction. Through the cleverness of the magician, he produces effects which seem to be based on supernatural and psychic power. The important point, however, is that his presentation is such as to make his deception legitimate for it is done merely in the spirit of entertaining the public.

High School To Have Magician

(Your Name), the famous Magician, is coming with his ever-popular array of odd and baffling effects. His great mysteries come from the Orient -- from Europe and from America, and he is famed far and wide for his interesting presentations. Among his feature numbers is the great Paper Mystery of Ching Ling Foo, the greatest of Chinese conjurers. Even Magicians have been baffled by this profound mystery.

Your Relation To Other Magicians

A big part of your job as a Magician is not only to make yourself liked by audiences, managers, committees, newspapers, etc., but also by other Magicians. You cannot get very far in the Magic World if your Brother Magicians dislike you. Now, what causes a Magician to be disliked Just those things which cause any professional or business man to be disliked Too much egoism, knocking of others, never cooperating with others. I have always preached to you the necessity for having CONFIDENCE in yourself. BUT remember that OVER-CONFIDENCE leads to disaster. Base your confidence on a real, fundamental knowledge of Magic and not just on a superficial air of knowing it all. When a man has the real Professional spirit, he never tries to show off. Everyone knows that he has ability by his work, and there is no need for him to take the greater than thou attitude. The super-egoist is constantly overstepping his bounds in his great desire to push himself into the limelight. He never thinks of...

Magician from Bluefield to appear on TV tonight

Ammar recently moved to California, is a published author and has won the world Sleight of Hand Championship at the 15th World Congress of Magic in Switzerland. He won the award with magic that he originated and competed against 2,300 magicians from throughout the world. He was born in Logan and moved to Bluefield with his family when he was 13 years old. Hes been a magician for 14 years and has performed throughout the United States and abroad.

Magicians Escapeandevasion

It seems ironic that as I write this, the Sci-Fi Channel is showing reruns of the 1973-74 television series The Magician with Bill Bixby. I was a magician 10 years before that show aired, but it provided more inspiration to me as well as to many of today's professional magicians than any other television show to date. In the show, the magician, Anthony Blake (Bixby), was constantly overcoming the criminal element with his clever use of magic. I don't think he ever used a gun, unless he took it away from the bad guy. He always handcuffed his adversary to something or to another bad guy. It was absolutely hilarious to watch his use of misdirection. I used to wonder if it could really work that simply. And to my surprise, it did. The accompanying illustrations show my recommended lines of defense for an experienced magician. I used to carry a gun around with me. While it's true that a gun is usually the best personal weapon, a gun says one thing to a cop if you get into a confrontation....

The Spectator Becomes a Magician

Tell a spectator that he seems to have all the characteristics of a successful magician and suggest that he try to do a trick. Hand the deck to him, show him how to spread the cards, thus avoiding any danger of his exposing the reversed card next the bottom. Draw a card and pretend to note what it is. Replace it and have him cut the pack once.

Police to Train As Magicians

LONDON (Reuters) - Top British police officers are to be given training as magicians, but in a bid to improve their communication skills, not to pull the wool over the eyes of criminals, Scotland Yard said on Friday. Magician Michael Vincent is to undertake the training of 30 police superintendents for a fee of 144 per head under the title of The Magic of Networking. There are several different ways a magician can make arrangements to do a show in a theatre where the public buys a ticket for the performance. You can book the theatre for a rental fee and keep the ticket sale profits. A theatre could hire you for a set fee and handle all the other details. Another scenario is a co-pro (co-production), which is a combination of risk and reward sharing. You can also run a phone promotion operation. JK - I market the Hades Finger Chopper, and some information products for magicians. Like you, I want to spend more time at home with my family. I also book a second performer, Tony Eng, and...

The King Lover Warrior Magician

Magicians of olde might rouse a crowd in celebration or provide the King with secret knowledge and physical devices that further technology. They might also gather artists to physically produce masterpieces and give the Warriors new special weapons never thought of before. Finally, the LOVER TEMPERAMENT is also RIGHT-BRAINED like the MAGICIAN, creative and artistic, but less action-prone and more NURTURING, fuller of Well-being than Confidence. Lovers or poets and artists of olde might paint alone or write stories that inspire the masses. They might comfort the King one-on-one and feed creative ideas to the Magician who carries them out in public.

The Magician in the Physical World

I have already given my understanding of how we fit into this world as magicians and what I believe we should try to accomplish. I have talked about Tom Bombadil and how this literary example can lead us to be masters of our physical surroundings. But how many of us are not masters at all How many of us are actually at odds with our physical universe Are you wondering what I am talking about Let me explain. Being a master of the physical universe, we, as magicians, ought to have this gentleness of touch. I am not referring to constantly waving your hands around in delicate gestures, but we ought to be able to

TA Waters Mind Myth and Magick

Waters is the author of Mind, Myth, and Magick, a monumental (and wonderful) 800 page book which is required reading for anyone interested in mentalism. On this video T.A. demonstrates and explains 12 routines from the book. The routines use common objects such as envelopes, playing cards, and tarot cards, and all are within the abilities of the average magician. Notice that in the above paragraph I used the word demonstration rather than presentation. At the beginning of the tape T.A. explains that he has chosen not to include full-blown presentations for any of the routines explained. I understand his reasons for choosing this route, but I wish he had gone the other way. The two assistants helping T.A. are pretty lifeless, and T.A.'s demonstration style is fairly lowkey. I fear that many magicians may pass this material by because the performance is not exciting, and that would be a pity, because there is some excellent material offered here.

Past Magicians Screen Saver

The Past Magicians Screen Saver set includes 20 classic full color posters of people like Dante, Houdini, and Carter. They come in two sizes a full screen poster (which can be used for wallpaper) and smaller versions which can be animated so they bounce around the screen. The images come on two 3 IBM-Windows compatible disks. I had no problem installing these, and they look great.

The Banquet Magicians Handbook

One the bread and butter gigs of the contemporary working magician is the afterdinner, or banquet show. Generally this involves performing for an audience of anywhere from 50 to several hundred people, in a venue (usually the banquet room of a hotel) which is usually less than ideal. In The Banquet Magician's Handbook, David Charvet has put together some excellent advice for anyone who wants to be successful doing this type of show.

International Brotherhood Of Magicians

Bombay, were highlights amongst an assembly of magical stars from all over Great Britain, gathered together by the International Spirit of Brotherhood which is stronger amongst magicians, be they amateur or professional, than in any other branch of the entertainment profession.

Image Magicians Thimble Holder

Thimbles may have been designed for sewing purposes, but the manipulative magician has found them very effective in sleight of hand. Every kind from the simple aluminum or silver thimbles to the brightly-colored metal or wooden ones are used. Cardini, the noted English magician, uses beautiful rhinestone thimbles. Performer reaches out into the air and causes a thimble to appear at the tip of his first finger. This is placed in the left hand. Suddenly it disappears then he finds it at his right elbow. It is thrown upwards and disappears in thin air, reappearing on the tip of the second finger of his right hand. Again magician throws the thimble high into the air and again it is gone but in a moment it is back on the tip of his first finger. Next, in a most mysterious manner, the thimble becomes red and then changes back to its normal color again. Thimble continues to appear and disappear in bewildering fashion. It jumps from the first finger of one hand to the first finger of the...

The Magician Mentality

Ironically, magicians tend to admire the opposite approach. They often shower the greatest praise on the version with the most cluttered critical interval. There are at least two reasons for this. First, often a lousy method will fool magicians better than a good method because magicians already know the good method. Some time back I saw a video of a legendary card magician, now deceased. He performed a version in which the aces really were placed in the four different packets. The magician then palmed each ace in turn out of its follower packet and transferred it to the leader packet. This was touted as an expert version. The delusion that this was a superior approach could only have resulted from the magician getting great reactions when he performed it for other magicians. Magicians know that the standard approach involves switching out the aces at the start. They would be thrown for a loop when there was no initial switch-out. But the fact is that the magician was doing exactly...

Becoming A Master Magician

Girl Levitation Hypnosis

In this supplemental chapter to the foregoing, I will tell you of The High Magic Of India (of which all other forms of magic are but imitations), and how to develop the powers of Yoga Cosmology. This is the type of magic which is performed in secret monastaries in the mountains of Northern India and Tibet by the Adepts. This magic is in no sense supernatural, but it is decidedly supernormal, and shows a most amazing control over the forces of Nature. I will both describe the effects of such high magic and give you the modus operandi so you will know of the means of developing as do the Master Magicians. As you have studied, there are three kinds of magic seen in India. One is the fakir type which the tourist enjoys. However it is but a presentation of clever trickery. Then there is the magic of the intermediate magician in which is employed the particular form of oriental hypnotism known as Maya the spectators thinking they see what is in fact unreality. Third, there is the...

Spectatormagician Plus

This is a routine of three effects in which the spectator takes the part of an expert card magician. It was inspired by, and is an extension of, the SPECTATOR-MAGICIAN, by Tony Faro. Magicians who place the emphasis on entertainment will see the possibilities in this direction. The degree of success achieved depends mainly on the performer's ability to persuade the spectator to act the part of the 'expert', and how well the situations which arise are exploited. That there are no new 'miracles' in the routine is not important, and therefore requires no apology. Its merit is in the novelty of the theme and entertainment potential. Commence by asking someone if they would like to become an expert card magician. Having secured a volunteer seat him at the table and hand him the pack, saying The first thing a real expert does is to allow someone to shuffle the cards, making sure it is you who does the shuffling. It is a false one which does not destroy the arrangement. Hand back the pack to...

Clive Court Uk Magician 1950-2000

We are pleased to feature the World's leading lady magician, who hails from China. Other luminaries who were strapped to a chair and forced to talk to us include actor John Thomson and Radio 1's favourite magician Chris Cox. We also have another of our features on magic from overseas as we present The Magic In Germany. Prepared by enthusiastic amateur German magician Henning Koehlert, we learn about how the magic scene is in Deutschland plus get some Masterclass German - style magic to learn too

Speech for the Magician

How many magicians give the subject of stage speech any consideration I do not mean Elocution, that awful word wh ch too often leads to mouthiness and an irritating refanement. I mean clarity, fluency and the right emphasis It should be the same with magicians. Yet very frequently magicians seem to think that the trick, the apparatus or the man pulation is all that matters arid that, so long as a few gags are thrown in or that ft is made clear that the tumbler is empty, the actual talk is of quite minor importance. Mumbling, or semi-audibility, is a particular crime among magicians. The reason is that attention is being drawn away from your personality by the apparatus or objects you are using whereas in a play attention is being drawn to you by what you are saying. Probably only half your mouth is visible when you are directing attention to that box or handkerchief. Hence, keep in your imagination that girl who is sitt ng in the back row and is just as much entitled to hear you as th...

Trick Courtesy of Peter Zwissler Magician of Manipulation

Effect A magician removes two cards from a deck and places them face up on the table. The deck is handed to the spectator where he she will start dealing cards face down onto the table, when he she stops, the magician places one face up card on top of the dealt pile and the rest of the deck is placed on top of that. The spectator again deals cards face down and when they stop, the magician places the other face up card at that point. Upon examination of the placement of the face up cards, the spectator sees he she stopped dealing where the two prediction cards' twins were located.

Crack Magician Explains Some Tricks

To an upright magician, it is black heresy to expose a trick. For such a crime the Society of American Magicians sometimes expels its members. While LIFE sympathizes with this policy, it also believes that more people will enjoy the entertaining hobby of magic if a few tricks are explained from time to time. So herewith it shows two tricks and how to do them all m the cause of good fun and bewilderment. As demonstrator, LIFE enlists a crack magician, Keith Clark, who has performed this winter at New York's Rainbow Room. Assisting him is lovely Nadine Gae, a star dancer in Broadway's current success, Panama Haitie. As this trick involves underpants, Miss Gae seemed qualified to assist because her hobby is collecting underpants. Her collection of 127 pairs is the largest one in the world officially recorded. These pictures were shot at her New York apartment where she lives with her husband. To all would-be magicians, LIFE passes on these well-known rules. All tricks should be rehearsed...

National Congres Of Magiciansbreda 1952

Flying to Holland always reminds me of my first flight there in 1946 to attend the First International Congres of Magicians sponsored privately by Henk Vermeyden. I was incidentally the first British Dealer to Exhibit on the Continent since before the War. In the following carriage, in morning dress, with his beautiful wife came the President, Mr. ). De Nijs, following by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stickland with Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Buckingham, then M. and M. Rene Jadot and two more carriages. Then magicians motor cars joined on, and then the magicians themselves. Finally they came to the park, and here again there were crowds to watch. To a reserved enclosure came the magicians to seats set in a semi circle, on a lawn surrounded by huge trees. On a platform with a microphone, President De Nijs gave a welcoming speech to all present and then came Henk Vermeyden, resplendent also in morning dress, and he too gave one of his usual witty and pointed addresses, and performed the Opening...

Magicians in the NEWS

LESTER SHARPE called n at the Studio recently. He reported having had a very successful six months tour of the East including Egypt and India. Whilst in India he met many members of the Indian Magic Circle, including the fabulous Eddie Joseph, and he says of him, that he is without any doubt at all, one of the cleverest and most original magicians he has ever seen. PERCY ABBOTT* the largest manufacturer of magical apparatus in America, has shown his enterprise and terrific energy in organising this affair again this year, after two years lapse. We think it is largely owing to popular demand, and the unique features make it different from all other Magic Conventions in the World. Owing to the fact that Colon, Michigan, is just miles from anywhere, and is only a tiny village, Percy erects a big top and holds all his shows and demonstrations inside, before hundreds of people. A running buffet supplies the needs of the guests, and we certainly envy American Magicians who have the...

The Secret Formula Of The Magicians

Sadhu Parimal Bandu spoke confidentially, I will tell you one of the deep secrets of the magicians. I shall only give you the gist, but enough so the clever can use the formula Adepthood comes from turning Yama within upon the magic powers. The result is a chain-reaction, the Yama developing the Powers and the Powers developing the Yama. It is true magic.

Music for Magicians Volume

Music for Magicians is the first offering from Mike King and Bill White. Bill composed the music and played keyboards Mike played midi guitar and arranged and mixed the compositions. All the tunes are royalty free, which means that if you purchase the cassette you are free to use the music as you wish without further financial obligation. There are some up-tempo grooves offered, but many of the cuts are more mellow than other music for magic discs I have heard. You should be aware, however, that Music for Magicians Volume 1 comes to you on a cassette, and this means that there will be some tape hiss which cannot be eliminated. Mike and Bill also offer to customize any of these cuts for you, and they can provide original custom music. At 14.95 Music for Magicians is reasonably priced, and if you are searching for music on a budget, it is certainly worth checking out.

Modern Magicians

Among the numerous products for which the City of Glasgow is noted the magician accorded the position of honour in our pages this month must not be overlooked. Years ago Scotland furnished the world with one of the greatest magicians that ever lived, we refer to the late Professor Anderson, the Great Wizard of the North, and there is no reason why she should not keep up her reputation. The material is supplied in the subject of our sketch, and we have every reason to believe that Mr. Cameron will make the most of the opportunity offered. He must, and doubtless will, accomplish a great deal if only in justification of the appellation Scotland's Representative Magician, which he has seen fit to adopt.

Open House Magician

Almost everyday, some business near you is throwing an event to attract people, and to inform customers about their services. You can provide two unique services for these businesses you can entertain their guests, and you can entertain their children while their salespeople talk to the parents. All too often magicians miss out on the most effective ways to sell their skills. If it's a business that wants to promote its services, they often don't want to cloud their message with a magic show. However, the idea of having a magician to entertain people while they wait to take a tour of a model home, is one that a businessperson can put a value on. Your goal is to help them keep customers. Like working the line at a restaurant, you can help them keep potential clients around. Pick up your paper, and look to see what businesses have scheduled open houses. Look and see what homebuilders are planning to showcase new homes. Call them up, or visit in person and offer them a way to increase...

The Demo Magician

We magicians often overlook the variety of skills we rely upon as performers. Besides our knowledge of how the brain is fooled, we know how to gather crowds, make the simple look cool, and communicate complex ideas to average people. These are skills worth millions in the right hands.

The RV Magician

Comedian Rich Hall first got the inspiration to do comedy when he saw a magician perform at his college campus out of an RV. If you want to take your show on the road, think about taking the stage with you. There are thousands of outdoor events across the country where you can provide entertainment by pulling up in your own magic RV or van with backdrops and a stage. The goal is to book a bunch of events in a single trip. Driving 500 miles to pick up 750 is not worth it. Driving 500 miles and making 5,000 by performing at several events is much more appealing if you're looking to take your show on the road. You can schedule through promoters, or try contacting civic clubs that have chapters in multiple cities. A few tours a year can provide a nice income to a magician that really wants to see America. By the way, the magician Rich Hall saw perform later on went on to become Harry Anderson.

Other Magicians

Watching the shows of other magicians can be handled in the same way that you would read a book. To discover new methods, try to guess the one he is using. If you would use it, decide why. If not, why not What don't you like about the method How would you change it to make it something that you would use Is it practical for the type of performances that you give Is that the best method for accomplishing that effect (Hew much is he getting paid Why is he up there instead of you ) All of these are questions that you should be asking yourself. As before, if you like the effect, work on it.

Ron Escott Magician

Note 458 mentions a good idea by Al Baker for using twenty-six stacked cards in a pocket as an index, with a message written on each card. I think this lends itself to wonderful effects, despite Daley's lack of detail. Note 510 explains a Do-as-I-do idea using two slates, two decks of cards (one of them stacked), in which the card the spectator chose and the one directly below it in hi- deck (supposedly chosen In the magician) are 1 The effect is curious and interesting, but complex. Note 627 is Al T s version of A Card and a Number . Note 628 contains Baker's idea for determining how many cards are cut. Note 695 is a pretty idea explained bN August Roterberg in New Era Card Tricks (1897) After a false shuffle, the magician deals four rows of cards face up. He pretends to memorize the fiftv-two cards in the positions they now occupy and turns them face down i place. He proceeds to turn face up the thirteen cards of any suit named by spectator, in order. Note 640 mentions...

Len Blease Magician

Paul Pleasants is one of the busiest working professionals in the business. A past winner of The Hickson Cup for Stage Magic as a member of the Ipswich Magical Society, where he is still a member, Paul has been described as a 'human dynamo' and is an accomplished and versatile magician. We managed to grab five minutes with Paul, just before he nipped out to do another show I like to think my performing style is fast, fresh and funny. I was told by a very good magician to use your magic as a way to entertain, but let your personality come through. I think that anyone starting out should try as many types of magic as possible in front of as many audiences as possible - there is no substitute for 'stage time'. A major factor is finding an individual style and character that plays to your strengths. I'd suggest getting a close friend, preferably several (separately), and ask them to be genuinely honest, if not brutal, about what they think are your strengths and weaknesses in terms of...

Marvelli Magician

Modern Playing Apparatus For Park

Paul Osborne's magical career began at age five when he was presented a magic kit by then local magician, Mark Wilson. Through the high school and college years, Paul performed professionally, often touring with bands, and was awarded Best Club Act and Best Act trophies by the Texas Association Of Magicians in Corpus Christi. As an artist and theatrical designer. Paul has been nationally recognized with design credits too numerous to mention. As a magician, Paul will continually release his ideas and drawings to the magic fraternity that has given him so much. As a positive thinker, it is PaS's hope that each and every magician will realize that, as a creative person, they can not only perform, but build their own illusions.

Magicians Choice

A keystone of david's work is his handling of the forcing technique popularly known as Magician's Choice. It can he found in many of his stage routines and is at the core of one of his favourite impromptu effects. Traditionally the Magician's Choice is often presented as a process of elimination and all too often the method is transparent rather than invisible. To further complicate matters many laymen have encountered party tricks that depend upon a form of the Magicians Choice and are quite familiar with telltale phrases such as You chose Red so that leaves me with Black Revelations As usual the Magician s Choice is executed in a series of steps, reducing the number of items until only one is left and this is designated as the volunteer's choice. The trickery lies in a number of carefully worded phrases. Each time a choice is offered David is able to manipulate it to retain the items he needs and discard those he doesn't. At no time during the routine does David ever use words like,...

One Magician

The Magician Versus the Gambler has been around for a long time. Father Cyprian worked with a Lorayne routine and added his lever switch and some changes and came up with this entertaining and easy-to-perform routine. I'm pleased to have it in this book. 10. The Gamblers applauded each other, but one of them noticed a Magician. Gesture with the right hand and flash the Ace of Spades as you point to the magician sitting quietly over there in the corner. Let the forefinger and little finger straddle the sides of the packet and hold it so that the thumb can be moved from the end of the packct in preparation for fanning the packet. Fan the packet and turn it face up to show the Royal Flush. And the Magician beat the gamblers at their own game,

Classroom Discussion

Eugene Burger has created an enviable, world-wide reputation as a superlative close-up magician and lecturer on both the theory and performance of magic. His television appearances and lectures in England, Europe and Japan have generated enthusiastic response. What is less known is that he has begun performing on stage and discovered that his special brand of magic plays just as well on stage as it does at your table. The very approachable Mr. Burger loves to interact with both magicians and lay people and this quality is very evident in the classroom give and take discussion which follows. First, let me say something to the magicians in the magic class. One of the challenges of performing magic is coming up with a way to present it so the sub text isn't about how cool you are. Further, most magic is presented by magicians as exposition. By that I mean the performer is simply telling the people what he or she is doing, I am going to do this, I'm going to do that, now I'm going to do...

Originally published in Genii Magazine

Some months ago I received a letter from Rick Cavaliere, a young magician in his twenties, in which he raised two interesting sets of questions. I'll save one set for a later column and look at the first group of questions here. Rick writes All books on the subject of magic talk about how the magician needs to be himself herself. He She must find their own personality. I am having a hard time finding my own personality. I feel as though I can be whoever I want to be and I don't know who that is. I can be funny, serious, witty, theatrical, and kind. I was wondering if in a performance the magician could wear all these masks. If not, how do we find ourselves and make sure that the self To answer the last, rather easier question first, we never know in advance, we can never be sure that the magician we are portraying will meet with success. It's a roll of the dice. You organize as many of your dreams as you can and you hope that others will find what you've concocted of value. But we...

Editing Our Scripts by Eugene Burger Originally published in Genii Magazine

This is particularly unfortunate since, for most attempts at bizarre magic to succeed, the story which surrounds the magical effect must itself be an engaging story and one that is well told by the performer. Overwritten stories quickly destroy any real engagement. Yet for many magicians the editing process -- which might transform their overwritten stories into stories with real power -- seems itself to be a thing of great mystery. Many magicians don't seem to know where to begin.

Imagination Solitude and Creativity

Selecting the topics for these articles hasn't been an easy task. But I've been guided in the selection by some of the questions that typically are asked by the magicians who attend the seminars that I've conducted. I began doing small seminars in January of 1983. I suppose in large part because l had lost faith in the educational value of the traditional magic lecture format which encourages a lecturer to give a performance instead of encouraging serious exploration and thinking about magical questions. Over the years, I've conducted more than one hundred seminars in America and Europe for groups of usually a dozen or so magicians. I begin by explaining that in a lecture, I get to talk about whatever I choose, but in a small group, we can talk about whatever you choose. And almost always one topic appears with surprising regularity. And that topic is creativity. Most serious magicians want to be more creative with their magic they don't want simply to be imitators. Most serious...

On Imitation By Eugene Burger

It is, of course, interesting for us, as magicians, to watch and enjoy other magicians, to see and learn how others do these things. Who isn't interested in collecting such information and experiences But, after their show is over, you are not them. You must find your own way. Second, there is the problem of imitating and copying another performer's presentations, not to mention the approving jokes one hears about such copying among groups of magicians. When you look at the amount of presentational copying there is on the contemporary magic scene, don't you think it's a little outrageous This is not a problem that is peculiar to magicians. Don't humans generally seem to think it is easier to imitate rather than to strike out on their own In imitation there is the promise of security, while in working to find out what is best for you, as in all self-discovery, and there is always the risk of failure and the pain which failure brings. For centuries and centuries, consequently, humans...

Playing with Deep Down Fears by Eugene Burger

Coming, as my father did, from a large family, Lorraine was much older than me, probably in her late twenties or early thirties at the time. Among my family members, I always remember her as being especially positive and enthusiastic and supportive of Eugene, the teenage magician. She was always ready to watch a new one, smile and laugh and applaud in all the right places and then go on and on about how WONDERFUL and CLEVER I was. I suspect that Lorraine never doubted that I would one day become a professional magician. In the mad inner turmoil I remember as my twelfth year, Lorraine was indeed a shining star, and I loved seeing her and performing my magic for her -- which happened about four or five times a year (depending upon family weddings and funerals). At twelve years of age, however, I thought much less about the deceptiveness of the force and much more about the magical payoff at the effect's conclusion -- not unlike today's magicians who think much less about the...

Reflections by Eugene Burger

In Las Vegas, I will conduct two Master Classes with Jeff McBride and also work with Dan Harlan and John Thompson on a book of John's magic and fascinating recollections about magic and magicians. These are all exciting projects for me teaching with Jeff is always stimulating and surprising, and a book by John Thompson will be an important addition to magical literature. When I became a professional magician in March of 1978, I turned to restaurant magic because my mind had been dulled by years of regular paychecks, and I felt, without them, my life would simply involve too much worry and anxiety. Restaurant magic provided me with the regular paychecks that I craved and also, and much more important, the opportunity to advertise myself for private and corporate parties -- and get paid for it at the same time To be honest, when I began working in restaurants, I really had only the most general idea, derived from observing restaurant and bar magicians while I was young, how this sort of...

The Fifth Way Lost In Cyberspace by Eugene Burger

How shall I learn to be a magician When I was young, I learned about magic from books and from watching magicians perform, live or on television. Looking back, I think I learned as much about magic from watching other magicians as I did from the books. Books taught me about tricks and methods, but observation taught me other things that proved to be much more important for my own development as a magician. Observing other magicians raised questions for me about how I might present my own magic. So how shall you learn to be a magician Four answers seem obvious. First, you might begin reading books about magic. In the past two hundred years, books have been very important in passing on magical knowledge to succeeding generations and so it seems rather sad that so many have lost -- and are losing -- the love of reading. Third, if you want to learn to be a magician you might seek some personal instruction from a magician you abilities you respect. Actually, this is probably the oldest...

Vertically Challenged

Over the past year, watching magicians in various parts of the United States and Europe perform their card tricks, I have become aware of a rather strange situation. It happens quite frequently. Basically, the magician is sitting at a table with other magicians doing card magic. Suddenly, the performer stands up to perform the next effect. Why did the performer suddenly stand up

Can You Tell Me the Best Card Tricks by Eugene Burger

Much of my email is from magicians who are asking questions. Sometimes they ask so many questions I would need to write a small booklet just for them if I were to answer them intelligently. Often the questions are the same. One of the recurring questions that has been asked on more than a dozen occasions is this Can you tell me the best card tricks Reading card tricks in books, and talking about them with our magician friends, helps us create this illusion in our minds that card tricks do exist in some real sense independently of their performance. But I think it's just an illusion. It's an example of what Alan Watts called eating the menu instead of the dinner. I studied magic books when I was young. I experimented with the things I read. Other magicians showed me card tricks and sometimes, really rather rarely, I experimented with them as well. Of the probably thousands of card tricks I have experimented with over the years, only a very few have made it into my performing...

Visually Challenged

I received a letter some time ago from Tim Wallace, a magician who is legally blind (but is able to see things that are very close to him). Tim wrote to me because he is interested in finding magical material that he might be able to perform for other blind individuals. It's an interesting challenge, don't you think My blind assistant became a Friday night regular at the restaurant. He would come in with different groups of friends and he genuinely seemed to enjoy fooling them when he became the magician who was able to divine their selected playing cards.

The Ww

In the hands of most magicians, a pass is not invisible. It can flash. It can talk. Or simply the movement of the hands can be suspicious. But these things do not prevent a number of individuals from trying to blow it past their audience. Now what I am about to say is probably nothing new, but good ideas can never be brought up too often. I shall break my thoughts down into three basic steps, which can apply to any move, or more accurately, any method. I must mention that I have left this particular essay for the end of the book, hoping that it will leave a lasting impact. It was originally buried near the middle but as the publication date grew closer, I happened to see several performances by two different working professionals. Although none of their actual moves ever flashed , it was quite apparent to the laymen that something sneaky was happening, even to the point of one of the performers being called a cheater several times. And the spectator was entirely correct with what she...

Magic is a wonderful hobby

We have selected 110 superb magic tricks, most of which can be performed with simple everyday objects. Once learned, you will be able to mystify and entertain no matter where you are. Read and follow the illustrated instructions carefully and regularly practice and rehearse the tricks until you feel completely confident - then get ready to baffle, bewilder and amaze But remember our magicians code and NEVER REVEAL YOUR SECRETS Have Fun Secret A piece of paper wrapped around the cup or glass will retain the shape of the cup - even after the magician has secretly dropped the cup into his lap. Effect The magician makes some mysterious passes around a wand or pencil which uncannily starts to move on its own. Secret The magician secretly blows on the wand, which causes it to roll. Props Use a wand or pencil. A smooth, firm surface is essential. Preparation Practise blowing toward the wand gently and secretly. Effect The magician's solid wand or pencil seems to turn to soft rubber. On...

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Free Bonus 8 - 100 coaching discount, valid until November 30, 2002. Apply discount at http magicianmarketing.com And, in memory of my late Uncle Gable, 'King Solomon the Magician'. I wish you were alive to see that your little nephew grew up to love magic as you did. This is for you, in spirit I have met a lot of millionaire magicians here in Las Vegas Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, and Lance Burton. Siegfried and Roy once told me that they never thought of the money instead, they believed that if they had a great show, the money would take care of itself. Well that's true, but they had great management. Most of us magicians don't have such management, so we need Randy's book. I met Randy when he was about 12 years old. He would come to Las Vegas and visit his Uncle, 'King', a wonderful retired Magician. Little did we know that Randy would one day become a young millionaire magician. Randy paid his dues. Let's assume you've paid your dues, and you are, or are ready to become a...

Mole I rom I lie I iLlislicn

Several years ago a contest was held in Las Vegas to determine the best Impromptu Magician in the,world. Competition was still'. With the likes of Carl Clouticr, Daryl and Michael Weber, the lesser-known pcrfomcrs didn't seem to have much of a chance. To top it off, there was 110 panel of judges to determine the winner - no sir, the audience was going to decide the outcome of this battle. And so. the competition began. Our family lias managed Portland's oldest restaurant, 1 lubcr's. for eighty-one years. Over the last twenty years, we have beeome known for our flaming Spanish coffees. The wait for scaling sometimes is an hour and thirty minutes. We wanted to somehow keep those customers waiting in line entertained. To do that we decided to hire a magician.

Professional Attitude

My first word to you now is to get the PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE. The purpose of my course is to make a Real Magician out of you. I want you to get Professional Skill even if you don't plan to go on the stage. By the end of this course you must be able to do tricks with the same skill as a magician in the profession. You must not be satisfied with less. I don't care whether you are taking this course for just the purpose of entertaining your own family or whether you are going on the stage -- you will be a Real Magician when you are through. There is nothing halfway about it --you are going to know Magic.

With a Single Card You

Some of my mentalist friends will have parted from reading this a long time ago, when they saw the dreaded word card . But mentalists should consider how this very idea might be applied to index cards, business cards, notepaper, billets, and so forth. Now that I have tipped the special substance so that you may make your own special items, there is no need to limit this method to playing cards, or even Tarot or ESP cards. Think beyond common card stock. You need not dismiss this great utility just because you dislike playing cards. Surely, mentalists may be as creative as magicians, and will find their own unique applications to fit their particular needs.

Of Coins and Conjuring

It is at this point that the archaeologists and numismatists fail us completely, for they shed no light upon the earliest use of coins in conjuring. They do tell us the ancient Greeks called the conjurer psephopaiktes, from the pebbles which he used, and that the Romans styled him the calcularius, or acetabularius, from the little stones and cups, respectively. And they have unearthed papyri and inscriptions on tombs depicting the cup and ball conjurers of ancient Egypt. However, we are entirely within the bounds of probability when we assume that these precious and artistically designed bits of metal early fired the imaginations of the cup and ball conjurers, and we can safely place the entrance of the coin into conjuring at full two thousand years before the advent of the Master of the Playing Card and his gift to the magician. The large Half-Crown his magick Jaws can blow The great innovator in coin magic, T. Nelson Downs, presented his famous coin act for the first time in 1895 at...

Dont Overlook the Smallest Detail

The Man in the Profession knows this. He knows that the whole Science depends on these small moves and poses. So remember, give strict attention to every detail of every lesson, and regard it with the same importance that the Professional Magician does. Do not look at your hands. Always watch your hands in the mirror. Never look at them directly. If you watch your hands when performing, your audience will watch them and you will not get your effect. If you look at your hands while practicing, you will form the habit of looking at them a habit which you cannot have if you are to be a real Magician. So train yourself right from the beginning not to watch your hands. PATTER IS IMPORTANT - Patter is an essential part of each trick. By patter I mean the line of talk given by the magician to his audience while performing a trick. BE SURE OF YOUR TRICK -You must expect to find someone in every audience who will try to belittle your ability as an entertainer and magician. If you are not sure...

Magi Or Wise Men Of The East

After the Old Testament stories about Magicians, we find scattered bits of information about the Magi or Wise Men of the East. These men lived in Egypt, Babylonia, Persia, and India. It seems that these men had gained more education than the masses of the people and consequently were admired for their knowledge. They were eager In the New Testament Simon Magus is mentioned as a Magician. He is said to have bewitched the people. Some of his wonderful feats were to make himself invisible and to free himself from bonds and chains.

Putting Drama Into Magic

At the Leicester Little Theatre where I was Director of Productions, we always welcomed the Magic Circle's shows and did our utmost to ensure that they were presented with the best background and that the performers were helped to make the most of themselves. Occasionally we held auditions so that magicians could try themselves out with the right lighting and atmosphere. More than once I have seen a quite ordinary performer made into something electric. Let's start off with the case of the member of the Vampire Club who came up to me after I had taken part in the Club's Brains Trust and told me how puzzled he was about the timing of a climax to a trick. The old-fashioned school of magicians he pointed out, used to pause when they had brought the final object out of the hat, box, or whatever it was and then bow to the audience as a sort of curtain . Today, many performers especially the quick-fire variety rush from one trick to another at high speed. Which is the more effective method...

The Al Baker Three Billet Trice

Return now to the hat and pick it up with the fingers of the hand, holding the palmed billet, inside and drop the slip into the hat. Remark that there may be some suspicion that the handling of the papers enables you to learn the names of the cards. Pass the hat directly to the second person and ask him to reach in and take out one of the two remaining slips. He is to open it and say whether or not it is his slip. If it is his slip you impressively reveal the name of the card while he holds the paper billet himself. If it is not his slip, ask him to hand it to the third person for a few minutes and then to reach into the hat again and take out the last slip which must be his. Thus you are able to leave the actual thought-of card for the last and get a better effect when you reveal its identity. This routine will leave well informed magicians baffled because you not only twist them up on the card selection but also in the handling of the papers as well.

Bottom Charge Move used to change cards Click on title for complete description

Bridge-Sized Deck -- A deck of cards slightly smaller than a poker deck, measuring 2-1 4' wide. Bridge-size cards are frequently used and give the magician an advantage in certain tricks becauseof their smaller width. Card Location -- Any method that allows the magician to find or locate a selected card after it has been returned to the pack. Conjurer -- A magician Cut Deck -- Magician pulls a deck of cards out of a box showing that the deck is cut in half (from upper right corner to lower left corner). Magician claims that he she performed at a restaurant a while ago, and when he was showing a trick to the cook that required him to cut the deck, he took it literally and chopped the deck in half. Now, the spectator fans the left half and asks the spectator to point to a card. That card is removed and given to the spectator. The spectator then fans the right half and asks another spectator to point to a card. That card is removed and given to the other spectator. The spectators are...

Thumb Tip Manipulation

This effect involves a little manipulation which you must learn right now. It is a little sleight of hand. You show your hand apparently empty and yet conceal a thumb tip. These manipulations enable you to show thumb freely at times. You will find that it is little moves like these that help to make the MASTER MAGICIAN.

Among Wild Natives of Australia

The Australians, like other barbaric tribes, do not believe that a man can die of causes other than being slain or being bewitched. When a native dies a natural death, it is believed that some hostile sorcerer caused it. This evil magician must be discovered by other forms of magic. This is how it is done. The corpse itself may seem to push its bearers in the direction of the murderer, or the flames of the grave-fire flicker towards where he is, or some insect is seen creeping towards his home. When the next of kin observe these magic signs, they must set off to take vengeance on the murderer.

Gracing Us With The Cover

PETER EGGINK is an up-and-coming magician, lecturer, and creator of some fantastic effects such as The Melt Change and Exit that are sweeping the magic community. Born and raised in Holland, Peter has been involved in magic his entire life and is just the kind of person we want to share with you in Street Magic Magazine. In his interview he shares the ups-and-downs of pursing your goals in magic, what it's like to travel around and lecture to magicians, and how he creates new products. Peter is a normal dude just like the rest of us who loves the art and has had the tenacity and temerity to go his own road.

The Power That Suggestion Has Over You In Magic

You wonder how this applies to you in learning Magic. In just this way Tell yourself from the start that you are going to be a Real Magician. Form a picture in your mind of yourself as a Successful Magician on the stage or see yourself as Popular, Well Known, a Social Success through your knowledge of Magic. Form a definite image of what Magic will do for you. The Power of Suggestion will do the rest. All of this makes for a belief in yourself as a Real Magician. I want you to realize this mighty tool you have in yourself for making yourself what you want to be this tool of the Power of Suggestion.

Foreword First Impressions

Should you have a driving need to learn written information while under suspicious eyes, then you obviously require a different tool Learn a center tear, employ a shiner peek, or run the risk of using a device which looks like a magician's prop and is therefore self defeating.

Introduction by Uri Geller

In a different siti ation, David Bkrglas might not have become mv i riknd. Early in my carcer. 1 was tjiiite sure that he was one of a number of magicians who saw me as the But, of course, David was always too innovative and enlightened to have an enemy. His own career points out that he values mystery and intrigue that instead of performing the tricks of other magicians, he's chosen to inspire audiences by demonstrating what might be possible. It's that inspiration and the world of wonderful possibilities which I've admired and come to respect. David's warmth, experience and wide range of interests make him unique. His willingness to share his deceptions and creations with his fellow magicians in this book is typical of his helpfulness.

The Vanishing Ring On String

Performer ties a single knot in the center of the piece of string, single knot forming a ring. He ties the two ends of the string together four or five times so as to make a rather long knot. Then he tells someone to try to take the ring off the string without untying the ends. After the spectator has failed, magician takes string in hands and asks spectator to take out his own handkerchief and cover performer's hands.

Secret And Patter

1--A piece of colored tissue paper is torn into a number of pieces and then rolled into a small ball. The paper never leaves the sight of the audience, yet when magician blows upon it, the ball is unrolled and the tissue is found to be restored. 2--Magician tears same paper into number of pieces again and puts them into glass half filled with water. He removes wet pieces and squeezes water out of them. Then he fans them and they turn into dry confetti, which falls from his hand.

Chinese Paper Mystery

Many years ago a famous Chinese magician, Ching Ling Foo, came to this country. His oriental mysteries were so cleverly performed that even magicians were baffled at the methods he used to obtain his effects. This effect has puzzled many, many audiences, and with it I have fooled many magicians too. I have since learned that what was an original method to me was very similar to that used by Ching Ling Foo.

Anyone can be Successful in Magic

NOTE What you MUST remember is that you don't have to be a 'star' to earn a very good living as a magician. There are many magicians, practically unknown to either the world of magic or to the public, but their lifestyles and their income are to be envied. The course is written in a straightforward and direct manner with contributions from a number of internationally known magicians with extensive experience. It is packed with quality instruction, some of which may shock and surprise you. And you certainly won't have to wade through lots of waffle and historical information that is not relevant. As much as professional magicians love them to play with this kind of magic, keep in mind that such effects are often not suitable for use in a commercial show. Then there are the professional, working magicians who only use effects that they know will get the desired reaction. Paul Daniels says he has developed a kind of sixth sense over the years to know exactly what audiences will enjoy....

Introduction by Paul Daniels

So, to get a book like this, from a professional magician, is wonderful because it reaches you not just the methods, but also the thinking behind the methods. Study the thinking and you are taking a big step along the road towards better magic. Here's a chance to learn the real secrets of magic, w hich are not simply how David's tricks worked, but much more why David chose to do it that particular way.

As I grew up in magic I went through phases

Back when I was young and a complete magic snob, I figured I had outgrown pocket tricks . Packet tricks grew out of pocket tricks. Today, many magicians don't even know what a pocket trick is - though they have heard of packet tricks. Pocket tricks are simply little props one may carry in the pocket to do magic in casual situations. Eventually some of us got big attitudes and we did close-up magic not pocket tricks and sleight of hand not ''props . We were purists, and we were certain we were the better for it. We however forgot one important segment in our grandiose philosophy. My primary consideration is as radical as my deepest previous efforts. Put some odd looking things in your pocket and you may entertain people, not just impress them. No cool prop is ever going to make a horrid magician wonderful. I guess that sort of thinking by lousy performers is what caused many of us to go -pocket props. But if I examine human nature as I have suggested others do, shiny things, and...

Ae fradtedt Jnc Ucet in the Wmld

I have amongst my aids to card magic a couple of card indexes. They are pre-war Depot articles, beautifully and neatly made. I have used them from time to time and have always succeeded in producing the right card, but never with that careless abandon which any effect in which an index is secretly pressed into service seems to demand. I have witnessed other magicians who specialize in tricks using an index and I have marvelled at their accuracy and speed, and concluded that they had progressed in the field of index design and were, quite rightly, preserving their own secrets for personal use.

Youll be the Envy of your Friends

If you follow the advice in this course you will become successful in the 'fame game' and or financially. How that affects those around you is entirely up to you. A good magician is held in high esteem, and your family and friends may not be prepared for the attention that you will receive, or your increased financial status. Also, other magicians in your area who don't have this course will probably become envious of your success. If you are a member of a magic club (or eventually become one), not everyone will be happy for you when you are singled out as an example of what can be achieved. Don't worry about this. Just try to maintain a 'down to earth' manner and continue to treat everyone respectfully. Interestingly, some of the biggest names in magic are some of the nicest people in the business. I had the opportunity to speak to Lance Burton in Las Vegas recently. He not only shows a genuine interest in all magicians but is also down to earth and very modest. In fact, you will...

The Magic of Language

This form of magic is characterized by the experience, now you see it, now you don't. A person may place an ace of spades at the top of the deck, for example, but, when the magician picks up the card, it has transformed into a queen of hearts. The verbal patterns of Sleight of Mouth have a similar sort of magical quality because they can often create dramatic shifts in perception and the assumptions upon which particular perceptions are based.

Miladys Parisienne

Every magician must know how to construct his own paraphernalia. He must know how to do this for several reasons First, the paraphernalia he needs may not be available at the time he needs it and if he knows how to make his own, he need not depend on anyone else Second, because of the secrecy of methods, he is able to keep his secret to himself by making his own paraphernalia and Third, making his own paraphernalia leads to originality and inventiveness on the part of the magician. And I hope some day to see you making original effects of your own.

Trick Courtesy of Jason changkccadvisioncom

Effect This trick is exactly like the 4 Friendly Kings above. However, this variation allows for less chance of making a mistake. The magician has three Kings in his hand, and tells the audience one of their friends is missing in the forest (represented by the deck.) Then he tells of how the three Kings decide to go looking for their friend. He then squares up the Kings and puts them on top of the deck. He says the first King decides to go to the back of the forest, in case their friend came out. Magician puts the first King on the bottom of the deck. Then he says that the second of the Kings will look for the missing King inside the forest, so then he puts the second card in the middle of the deck. Lastly, he tells the audience that the third King decides he will wait for the missing King at the entrance to the forest, so he leaves the King on top. He then tells the audience that the three King's decided before they started to meet in the forest if they could not find him, to discuss...

The Patriotic Paper Balls

Three bowls are shown empty and placed in a row about six inches apart on the table. In front of each bowl Magician places three tissue paper balls red balls in front of one bowl, white balls in front of second bowl, and blue balls in front of third bowl. He drops the three red balls one by one into the first bowl then the white balls in the same manner into the middle bowl and finally the blue balls into the third bowl. Magician calls attention to the patriotic nature of the colors this being the reason that the balls cannot be kept apart. He turns the bowls over and instead of three balls of the same color in each bowl, we see red, white, and blue balls in each bowl.

We Personally Regard This As The Height Of Mystery And Guarantee It Will Produce A Real Sensation Amongst Any Audience

We are very fortunate in having secured the sole rights to distribute these outfits to the Magical Fraternity. This is something that many semi-pro. magicians have wanted for a long time. We are confident that this boon will be appreciated particularly by the magician who has repeat dates and especially as it is ideal children's entertainment.

System for Arranging Cards for any Spelling Combination

The effect to be brought about is this from a thoroughly shuffled pack the magician takes all the cards of a selected suit, as they lie after the shuffle and tells the following story, at each word he puts a card under the packet and turns a card whenever its name is mentioned. He says

Tarbell Post Graduate Service in Magic

The progressive magician is alive for new material, greater showmanship and more interesting ways of interesting his modern day audience. New life is an inspiration to him. In the post-graduate work we will present only effects that have commercial value. You will find them gems of magic. Guard the secrets well, never forgetting that your power as a magician greatly lies in your ability to keep your methods of working hidden. You must mystify to build a reputation.

Lawrence Gray Impromptu

A card is forced, or sighted, by the magician. It is replaced in the pack which is shuffled by the spectator. Taking the pack, the performer runs through it, face up, to show that the card has not been removed. When he comes to the selected card (say for instance it was the 10C), he begins to spell its name, TEN-OF-CLUBS, passing one card for each letter, and when he arrives at the last letter, S, he inserts the tip of his left little finger above it and holds a break at that point, but keeps right on running through the pack without pausing. He cuts the pack at the break and hands it to the spectator, instructing him to spell the name of his card, dealing one card for each letter and turning up the last card so dealt. The spectator does this and, of course, finds his own card.

Laughter is the best medicine Using Comedy to Enhance Magic

Amidst that backdrop, as a magician you have a wonderful opportunity to bring some happiness, relief, and laughter to your audience. Most people want to escape from their monotonous routine, to be taken off into a fantasy world where they can temporarily get relief from their daily worries. Also bear in mind that many performers claim that they are performing 'comedy magic.' However, when a trick 'deliberately' goes wrong, there is no magic, it is only comedy, not magic. If on the other hand a magician recites a set of jokes, and performs magic separately, that is not comedy magic either. 'Comedy Magic' is when the effect is funny AND baffling.

Word From The Editor

If you read several magic magazines, or you spend any amount of time trawling the net for magic sites, you could be forgiven for thinking that every other magician on the planet is a magic dealer. Although this is not actually the case (oh, really ) there are many people out there who have had a few good ideas and are keen to know how to benefit from them. Enter the magicseen helpline for turning your creative thoughts into a commercial reality as we offer you our extensive guide to magic marketing in So You Want To Market Your Own Ideas. We even got top advice from some of the UK's most prominent dealers too - we really do hand it to you on a plate, don't we In the magical firmament there are few more high profile stars than our cover personality Jay Sankey. The little Canadian ball of magical energy takes some time off to tell us about his latest projects, including some exclusive news about a TV venture which is launching on his side of the water. And being an all round good guy,...

Michael Ammar Success and Magic

In my opinion, it is presentation that separates the men from the boys in magic. It makes the difference between the audience feeling the experience of magic or feeling that they've seen a demonstration of sleight-of-hand. For the most part, magicians are more interested in sleights and moves and what's new than they are in how to present their magic in the most effective manner. Good presentation is absolutely essential if you want to work for real people. It is what distinguishes a commercially successful magician from a guy who knows some tricks. There is nothing wrong with the latter if his aspirations are simply to be a hobbyist, but very often he is the one wondering why he can't make a living as a magician. He feels he is a much better magician than the local pro. What's the deal he wonders. Please don't misunderstand me. I believe you should have excellent technique. Magic is a craft, and you should learn your craft well. But magic becomes an art in the performance. It is here...

Pros and Cons of Performing for Kids

We often hear magicians lamenting about terrible experiences they have had during kids shows, and that's sad to hear, but there is no doubt that one of the keys to success in this field is control. If you can control the kids correctly from the first moment you meet them, you really are half way there. Proper control at the outset means that they will normally behave for the duration of the show. More about that in a moment So why do some magicians struggle to cope with kids Usually, there are a number of reasons. Firstly, they don't lay the groundwork before they arrive -they don't state what they need, they don't find out the average ages of the children, and so on.

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Excellent teacher, admillcd that it had been several years since he worked restaurant magic, and that he was not using many of his ideas in the real world. Once again. I was stuck with my real world problems. I perform on a regular basis, and have had to learn the hard way what works and what doesn't. Restaurant magic is a unique venue, different from performing in a stage show or at a sit-down convention competition. Hearing someone who doesn't work lable-lo-table talking about my particular brand of magic made me remember that there is a dearth of good resources to which the restaurant magician can turn. as I pondered those two tapes, it occurred to me that there are a number of part-time professionals who could use a handbook on restaurant magic. It seems like most people think of restaurant magicians as kiddie performers, making balloon animals in pizza parlors for shrieking kids. Thai's not the case, although both the authors of this book have worked pizza parlors, made plenty of...

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EFFECT The audience is given two random cards. They look at them, but the magician doesn't see them. The audience inserts the cards into the deck, and without shuffling, the magician throws the deck into a chair, but somehow manages to pick up the two cards, holding them up in front of the gaping audience members.

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