This book presents the classifications, principles and examples of important psychological techniques every magician should know about. The author has identified four fundamental Principals (Objective Illusions, Subjective Illusions, Influence by Suggestion, and Intellectual), with fifteen Specific Principles as sub topics within the major classes.
In addition to the basic principles and their historical use, there are extensive examples of memorization aids and Key Word charts. Tips on transmitting numbers and words to a confederate are also detailed.
Appendices deal with Music and Magic and the Causes of Laughter. This volume is a must for the serious magician who wants to know why his audience reacts and how to channel that reaction to be a positive experience for all.
Entertaining a group of restless children is always a challenge. This is the type of magic sure to please and hold their attention. Not long winded discourses, but twelve laugh-provoking tricks aimed at small fry from 5 to 15.
Hundreds of copies of this reprint have been sold on the recommendation of Lorraine, Jones, Goodiffe and others. It's loaded with tricks using common objects and it includes patter and ideas.
A grand collection of the world's finest illusions from the world's greatest magicians, selected from The Conjurer's Magazine. The illusions in this book represent a wide variety, offering something of value to everyone - puzzles, skits, comedy and sheer mystery.
Here are fifty-one exciting illusions which were created by Ovette, Hardeen, Blackstone, Korim, Thurston, Lafollette, Sorcar, Goldin, Windsor and others.
Also found here are seven illusions by Okito - originals not found in any other book - exclusive to The Conjurer's Magazine. They are some of Okito's finest. Thses are: Stowaway Illusion; Pillar of Fire; Phantom Fowls; Mystery of the Seven Stones; Invisible Flight; Evolution of a Lady; and Coverless Dove Pan.
The author's fascination with rope magic is evident in this addition to the many rope effects he has already published. Sixteen different effects are detailed, with penetrations, ubiquitous knots and effects incorporating rings and ribbons. They can all be considered for stage or close up performances. The Conjurer's Magazine
Note that there isn't a cut-and-restored rope effect in the bunch. The text is clearly illustrated by the author.