Silk Handkerchief To Glass Magic

Electronic Version © 2002 José Antonio González Campos

The Original Tarbell Course in Magic

By Harlan Tarbell

Electronic Edition © 2003 Jose Antonio Gonzalez Campos


Lesson 1

The History of Magic Professional Attitude The Dissolving Coin

Lesson 2

The History of Sleight of Hand

Power of Suggestion

Mystery of the Burning Cigarette

The Asbestos Palm

Burning a Borrowed Handkerchief

The Enchanted Paper

Lesson 3

Necromancy and Divination Metal Ring on a String The Patriotic Rings and String The Vanishing Ring on String

Lesson 4

Development of Superstitions Review of Principles Chinese Paper Mystery Wintertime in China Japanese Torn and Restored Napkin

Lesson 5

Magic and Religion Magic Develops your Personality Hindoo Paper Tearing Milady's Parisienne Hat The Patriotic Paper Balls

Lesson 6

Magic and the Science of Medicine Kellar's Cut and Restored Cord Comedy Version of Germaine Cord Effect

Lesson 7

Coats, Tapes and Rings Coat, Ropes and Rings The Prisoner's Escape The Magic Orange Walking Through Tapes Another Tape Release

Lesson 8

The Relation of Magic to other Sciences

Mystery of the Travelling Numbers The Spirit Mathematician The Numbers on the Arm Rapid Banking

Lesson 9

The Principles of Card Effects The Rising Card Escape Sealed Card Mystery A Psychological Impossibility

Lesson 10

Confidence and Enthusiasm How to Present a Program Suggestions for Programs

Lesson 11

The Penetrating Ring The Jumping Rubber Band Thumb Tie with Rubber Band The Japanese Thumb Tie

Lesson 12

Cards that Pass in the Night The Cards up the Sleeve Cards up the Sleeve--Shoulder Method

Lesson 13

Review of Lessons 1 to 12 The Regular Pass The Card Stab The X-Ray Knife The Magnetic Knife

Lesson 14

The Force The Jog

Producing a Card from a Whole Orange

The Card and the Banana The Bewitched Banana

Lesson 15

Guide to Card Positions

Various Principles of Palming and


The Conjurer's Touch A Mysterious Discovery Marvello

Cards, Envelopes and Hat

Lesson 16

"Tack it"

New Era Version of Card Through


Three Cards Through the


Rising Cards Through Handkerchief

Lesson 17

"Snap it"

Flash Card Production Mystery of the Glass House

Lesson 18

Rising Cards Cardini Rising Cards The Rising Cards and Card Case Rising Cards from Glass Tumbler

Lesson 19

The Enchanted Cards and Envelope Bewitched Rising Cards and Envelope

Mysterious Bookmarks A Book and a Card Rising Cards through Hat Rising Cards out of Hat

Lesson 20

How to please your audience The Vanishing Wand King Solomon's Marriage Bands Arrangement of Programs

Lesson 21

Sleight of Hand with Coins Palming used in Coin Sleights Holds used in Coin Sleights

Manipulation Methods for Vanishing a Coin

To get rid of Coin after Vanishing in Hand

The Elusive Change-over Palm The Thumb Change-over

Lesson 22

The Homing Coins

Invisible Money Transit

The Coin in the Magical Envelopes

Lesson 23

The Miser's Dream The Coin, Envelope and Handkerchief

How to Vanish a Coin Wrapped in Paper

The Passe Coins and Glasses The Passe Coins from Hand to Hand The Phantom Coin

Lesson 24

Humpty Dumpty Outdone The Egg Bag

Lesson 25

Review of Lessons 13 to 24 Effects with Rabbits The "Modern" Rabbit Box Production

The "Sucker" Rabbit Box Vanish Milady's Hat Box Rabbit Vanish The "Unique" Box Rabbit Vanish

Lesson 26

The Cut and Restored Ribbon A Card and Ribbon Mystery The Ghostly Ribbon A Spirit Communication A Wandering Ribbon

Lesson 27

The Needle Swallowing Trick A Thimble Act

The Miser's Dream with Thimbles Some Interesting Thimble Vanishes

Lesson 28

The Egg, the Glass and the Handkerchief

The Wandering Handkerchief The Silk and the Flame The Candle, the Silk and the Paper Tube

The Educated Knot

Lesson 29

Divisions of Modern Magic The Chess Knight's Tour A Mind Reading Act The Yogi's Prediction The X-Ray Cards Telepatic Pictures

Lesson 30

Making Money with Magic Arranging an Evening's Program Staging your Program Wand from Pocketbook Cigar from Pocketbook Wand from Card Case Silk Production from Hat Chinese Production Box A Rabbit Travelling Bag De Luxe Silk Production from Hat Production of Rabbit from Silks Chinese Box Vanish for Rabbit Other Rabbit Bags

Lesson 31

A Modern Crystal Gazing Act Rapid Mental Transference A Good "One Man" Mind Reading Act

Distant Mental Communication Blindfold Card Stabbing A Mystic Discovery

Lesson 32

Your Relation to Other Magicians The Pull Away Single Knot The Dissolving Single Knot The Speedy Single Knot The Fade-Away Double Knot Quick Release Double Knot Leg Tie and Release with a Bow Knot

The Magical Bow Knot

Chain Tie and Release with Bow


Repeat Handkerchief Vanish An Eggs-traordinary Eggs-planation A Sucker Handkerchief Vanish A One-Man Handkerchief Vanish The Sympathetic Silks Elusive Silks

Lesson 33

Cigarette Manipulation The Push-in Vanish The Pick-up Vanish The Pivot Vanish

Front and Back Palm

The Throwing Vanish

The Pull-Away Vanish

To Vanish Cigarette up the Nose

To Produce Cigarettes from Ear

To Swallow a Cigarette

Vanish and Production of Paul Fuchs

The Multiplying Cigarette

The Change-over Palm

The Burning Cigarette and Silk


The Phantom Cigarette

The Vanishing Cigarette

The Vanishing Pencil

The Dollar Bill in Cigarette

Catching Cigarettes in the Air

An Odd Cigarette Vanish

Cardini's Floating Cigarette

To Produce Lighted Cigarette from

Lesson 34

Twelve Impromptu Effects with Cards

A Baffling Discovery Royal Card Discovery Birds of a Feather The Thoughtful Joker Card Appearance at Selected Number

The Change-about Card Find the Burglar Thought Location Another Method for Card in Pocket The Mystic Card Clock Dial Location of Cards in a Hat Shuffle Selected Cards from Spectator's Pocket

Lesson 35

Sleight of Hand with Cards Back and Front Hand Palming Simplified Back and Front Hand Palm

Production of Cards One at a Time from Back of Hand

Production of Cards One at a Time from Front of Hand

To Vanish Cards One at a Time from

Front of Hand

To Vanish Cards One at a Time and

Produce them Again

Color Change with Cards

The Phantom Pip

Back Hand Color Change

Open Finger Color Change

Slap Change Push Up Color Change Thumb Steal Color Change Double Card Change Slip Up Color Change Top Card Change Bottom Dealing Dealing Seconds Modern Card Change Single Hand Card Change The Ribbon Drop The Cascade The One-Handed Cut

Lesson 36

Production of Cards from the Mouth Cascade Production from Boy's Nose Easy Method for Forcing Cards Forcing Bottom Card Force Behind Performer's Back The Circus Trick The Riffle Force

Riffle Force with Unprepared Cards Forcing One of Four Cards on Table Free Choice Force Force by Naming Number Force with Die

Forcing One of Four Cards by Using Deck

False Counting

The Slip Over False Count

The Pick Up False Count

The Palm False Count

The Wandering Aces

Slippery Aces

Mystic Aces

Rising Cards Through the Air Levitation of a Card Card Fountains

Lesson 37

Oriental Magic

Chinese Color Changing Coins


The Phantom Knot

The Mystic Knots

Chefalo's Knot

Mysterious Japanese Tie

The Chinese Burning Tapes

Hindoo Cut and Restored Turban

Review of Lessons 25 to 37

Lesson 38


The Mystic Smoke

The Chinese Sticks

The Climbing Balls

The Disappearing Grain

The Hindu Jar of Grain

The Productive Japanese Lantern

Lesson 39

The Handkerchief Ball

The Soup Plates and Handkerchiefs

Two Soup Plates and Handkerchiefs

The Twentieth Century Silks

Tarbell's Color Changing


Double Handkerchief Color Change The Dyeing Handkerchiefs The Birth of Old Glory

Lesson 40

Character Analysis Related to Magic Blending of the Colors The Mystic Ribbons The Penetrating Pocket Knife The Indestructible Handkerchief

Lesson 41

Billiard Ball Manipulation The Routine with Billiard Balls Adam and Eve Rainbow Billiard Balls A Mysterious Ball Transposition Cups and Balls

Lesson 42

The "Clean Cut" Color Changing Handkerchief

The "Vice Versa" Color Changing Handkerchiefs

Handkerchief to Billiard Ball The Elusive Rainbow Spot the Red Watch the Lemon

Lesson 43

Coat and Hat Productions

Comedy Egg Production

A Master Hat Production

Rabbit Productions

An Unexpected Rabbit Production

Rapid Production of Rabbit from Hat

Novel Production of Rabbit from Hat

Easy Method for Rabbit from Hat


Silks and the Rabbit

Rabbit Production from Paper


Rabbit Production from Gentlemen's Coat

A Chicken Produced from a Gentleman's Coat Production of Bottle of Milk or Liquor from Gentleman's Hip Pocket Changing Rabbit to Box of Candy Sausages from Boy's Coat General Hat Productions

Lesson 44

Chemical and Mechanical Magic A Novel Transmission of Smoke Wine and Water The Wandering Glass and Bottle Comedy Version of Wandering Glass and Bottle

Bottle, Bottle, Where's the Bottle A Magical Transformation A Cooking Lesson The Welsh Rarebit

Lesson 45

Spiritualistic Magic The Living and the Dead Spirit Photography The Psychic Paper Spirit Slate Writing Double Slate Writing Single Slate Writing A Parlor Séance

The Touch of Mysterious Fingers Gysel's Method

Lesson 46

More Spiritualistic Magic The Dark Séance at the Table The Dark Circle Gysel's Mysterious Lights Dr. Bridges's Thought Projection The Siberian Chain Escape The Cabinet Séance Another Good Tie The Throw Away Coat Tie

Lesson 47

Chinese Linking Rings Laurant's Linking Rings Routine Weber's Emergency Routine

Lesson 48

More Oriental Magic Tarbell Mysterious Firecrackers Kolar's Balloons and Silks Ching-a-Ling Chinese Lantern Production

The Hindu Mango Tree Growth Tarbell's Hindu Plant Growth

Comedy Flower Growth Lesson 49

Specialty Chinese Magic Production of a Large Bowl of Water Production of a Stack of Four Bowls of Water

Chinese Production of the Four Bowls

Production of a Child

Modern Production of Bowl of

Water on Table

The Vanishing Bowl of Water

Chinese Production of Doves

The Mysterious Self-Filling Lota

Ching Ling Foo Magic Water Can

Mystery of the Paper Ball, Egg, Frog and Baby Chick

Review of Lessons 38 to 49

Lesson 50

The Tarbell Rope Mystery Six Methods

Lesson 51


The Mystery of King Tut Who and Which

Lesson 52

Building Illusions

Black Art Illusions

The Illusive Hindu

A Daughter of the Sun

The Mystery of the Girl in the Trunk

The Phantom Flight

Lesson 53

Escape and Substitution Illusions

The Substitution Trunk Mystery

The Canvas Box Mystery

The Packing Box Escape

The Paper Bag Escape

The Bon Bon Box Paper Bag Escape

Lesson 54

The Black Art Table How to Operate Black Art Wells To "Vanish" a Billiar Ball or a Similar Object

To "Vanish" an Orange or a Large Article

To "Vanish" a Glass Tumbler To Indetectably Change one Glass for Another

The Color Changing Silks

Hat Productions

The Card Slot

The Treasure Chest

The Chinese Pigeon Production

Thayer's Super-Vanish of Doves

Lesson 55

The Egyptian Mummy

The Mystery of the Dancing Girls

The Doll House Illusion

Lesson 56

The Sword Box The Penetrative Steel Bars The Indestructible Girl Sawing a Woman in Half

Lesson 57

The Chinaman, the Ghost and the Cat

The Mystery of the Three Ghosts Lesson 58

The Phantom of the Circus Lesson 59

Making the Box Office Pay Your Place in Magic Directing Your Show

Lesson 60

Advertising and Publicity Making Magic Pay its Way The Folder The Small Folder Your Letterhead Writting Letters Types of Letterheads Your Business Card Window Cards Mailing Cards Window Displays Posters Photographs Newspaper Publicity Newspaper Ads Advertising Sense

Continue reading here: The History Of Magic

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