Table of Contents

Foreword by Whit Haydn

Introduction

Magic as Craft

Designing the Effect

Chapter One: Picking the Best Method

Creativity

Efficiency

Whether It Fooled You

The Trick with No Method

"It Doesn't Matter"

Design

Chapter Two: Hie Magical Experience

The Magical Experience

Deception vs. Illusion

Puzzle vs. Miracle

Chapter Three: Causality

NoWay

Making Causal Connections

The Design Bonus

Analytical Tools

Inner Reality vs. Outer Reality

Chapter Four: Temporal Distance

The Critical Interval

The Magician Mentality

Forward Time Displacement

Time Misdirection

Time Displacement and Acting

Time Displacement and Magic Gestures

Time Displacement Convincers

Hie Time Displacement Device

Case Study: Carlyle's Homing Card Forward Time Displacement Methodology

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