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Professor Hoffmann Introduction some rules for conjuring 1876 Modern Magic 1
Professor Hoffmann The Value of Personal Instruction 1876 Modern Magic 40
Professor Hoffmann Concealing the Cause 1876 Modern Magic 69
Professor Hoffmann The "Click" and Delaying the Effect 1876 Modern Magic 155
Professor Hoffmann Electrical Tricks general comments 1876 Modern Magic 480
Professor Hoffmann Concluding Observations - Hints as to Working up Tricks
- Arrangement of Programme
- Stage Arrangements
- Parting Counsels
1876 Modern Magic 502
Professor Hoffmann Sleeve as Explanation for Spectators 1890 More Magic 211
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster On Accidental Convincers 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 25
Charles Lang Neil The Principles of Natural Magic 1902 The Modern Conjurer 19
Charles Lang Neil Manner and Gesture 1902 The Modern Conjurer 23
Charles Lang Neil The Conjurer's Clothes for men & for ladies 1902 The Modern Conjurer 27
S. W. Erdnase Confederacy 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 19
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Deportment 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Effect of Suspicion 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Acquiring the Art 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Importance of Details 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 25
Professor Hoffmann & Professor Anderson Excessive Use of Apparatus 1903 Later Magic 172
Professor Hoffmann What is Best? 1903 Later Magic 222
John Northern Hilliard & T. Nelson Downs Don'ts tips 1909 The Art of Magic 347
Jack Merlin Theory short 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Jack Merlin Practice on practice and other theory aspects 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. One - A Club Act of Magic combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1936") 133
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. Two - A Mental Club Act combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 23) 143
Jean Hugard Finger Practice Practice routine to master the thimble thumb palm see also "The Basic Sleight - Thumb-Palm No. 1" (Jean Hugard, 1936) 1936 Thimble Magic 5
Jean Hugard Easy Moves With One Thimble Describes 4 short sequences with one thimble, with some advice on how to execute thimble sleights and magic 1936 Thimble Magic 6
Jean Hugard Advanced Finger Practice Practice routine to master the different thimble palms 1936 Thimble Magic 19
Victor Farelli For Artists Only Talks about culling, patter, misdirection, plot, selection of cards, building a programme, and building routines 1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 7
Victor Farelli "Culling" Talks about how culling should be done, mentions Louis Nikola and how he stacks his deck during the course of another routine, also mentions Erdnase's stock securing and cull shuffling see also "The Erdnase System of Cull Shuffling" (S. W. Erdnase, 1902),
"Ordinary Methods of Stocking, Locating and Securing" (S. W. Erdnase, 1902)
1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 12
Victor Farelli Lady Volunteer Assistants Short essay on how women in the audience should be treated, and why they should probably never be chosen to come on stage, or even pick a card 1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 26
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. Three - A Magical Club Routine combining some tricks out of the Jinx into a program 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 194
Theodore Annemann Suggested Routines No. Four - A No Card Mystery Act combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 34) 230
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 2, discussing props, servante, misdirection 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 241
Theodore Annemann Suggested Routines No. Five - "No Code" Telepathy combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 252
David Bamberg Stage Presentation tips on stage presentation, discussing:
- Stage Entrance
- Settings
- The Opening Illusion
- The Follow On
- Patter
- Balance
- Assistants
- Audience Work
- Routining
- Apparatus
- Working to Magicians
- The Climax
- Résumé
1938 Greater Magic 936
Orville Wayne Meyer Suggested Routine No. 6 - "Strictly Impromptu" combining some card tricks of the Jinx into a program 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 344
Oscar Weigle & Robert Parrish A Club Routine of General Magic routine of tricks in the book 1939 Do That Again! 75
Theodore Annemann A 68 Cent Patent tip on patenting, see page 456 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 62) 441
Paul Rosini Etchings in Magic Rosini writes about his influences in magic 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 629
Oscar Thomson Memory Aid for Programs remembering the order of tricks 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 111) 664
Theodore Annemann Playing Card Squiggles drawing contest 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 681
George Johnson Your Magical Scrapbook tip 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 697
Harry Houdini Houdini's Book Identification System for personal library, mentioned by Ralph W. Read 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 702
Charles Hopkins Whose Fault When Things Go Wrong? 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 15
Charles Hopkins The Psychology of Failure 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 16
Charles Hopkins Use of "Sucker Gag" Technique 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 17
Charles Hopkins Secret And Open Outs Difference between rectifying mistakes secretly (before audience knows about it) and openly (when the mistake is known to everyone) 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 18
Charles Hopkins When Error Is Still Under Cover Techniques to get out of mistakes before audience catches on 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 18
Charles Hopkins When Error May Be Visible Techniques to get out of mistakes when audience knows 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 20
Charles Hopkins Either You Know You Are Wrong - Or Else... 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 21
Charles Hopkins This Time You MUST Be Right Importance of rectifying the mistake clearly to end successfully 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 22
Charles Hopkins Attitudes That Get Co-operation After finding wrong card, how to get selector to reveal the correct card for magician to try again 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 22
Charles Hopkins 8 - Use a thumb writer. How to use thumb writer to get out of sticky situations 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 24
Charles Hopkins 9 - Impression methods. Using carbon paper to make a copy 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 25
Charles Hopkins 10 - Pencil reading. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Charles Hopkins 11 - Friendly mirrors. Using reflective surfaces 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Charles Hopkins Old Ideas Brought Up To Date; Also, A Few New Ones Useful sleights to use for outs 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 27
Charles Hopkins Other Useful Standard Sleights 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 36
Charles Hopkins Fit The Weapon To The Needs 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 36
Charles Hopkins Getting Down To Brass Tacks--- And The Selected Card 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 37
Charles Hopkins "Outs" Productions From Pockets And Other Places 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 42
Charles Hopkins 31 - Use of spectators for "outs" 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 44
Charles Hopkins Apparatus Alibis Outs when apparatus is used to reveal cards, but goes wrong 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 46
Charles Hopkins First Aid For Feeble Memories What to do if spectator forgets card 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 47
Charles Hopkins "Outs" Compared with Challenges 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 51
Charles Hopkins A Word of Caution 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 52
Charles Hopkins Try To Keep As Much Control As Possible 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 53
Charles Hopkins How "Plenty of Rein" Trips Them 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 63
Charles Hopkins The Magician's Little Helpers Mechanical aids 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 66
Charles Hopkins When Information-Getting Becomes Ticklish How to gain information not by pretending to confess to failure, but by proper methods in performance 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 68
Charles Hopkins They Commit Themselves In Writing 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 69
Charles Hopkins 51 - Pencil reading. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 69
Charles Hopkins 53 - Billet index. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Unknown 54 - Pad impressions. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins 55 - Trick notebooks. Carbon paper in notebooks 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins 56 - A "Case of Hambuggery" Annemann's "Mental Masterpiece" 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins A Prophet In his Own Land 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 72
Charles Hopkins 57 - Thumb writers. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 72
Charles Hopkins What Makes Audiences Get That Way Why do audiences heckle? 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 74
Charles Hopkins Circumstances That Lead Up To Challenges 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 75
Charles Hopkins Specific Handling of Various Situations 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 76
Charles Hopkins The Heckler... Ding Bust His Buttons! 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 76
Charles Hopkins For The Intelligent Analyst Type 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 77
Charles Hopkins Troubles Arising Out of Pure Friendship 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 78
Fulton Oursler The Sane Viewpoint of Exposure reprinted from Linking Ring 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 726
Cagliostro, Jr. Fifth Row, Center Aisle rant on too positive reviews of magic show 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 128) 738
Cagliostro, Jr. (reviewer) S.A.M. Benefit Show by
Show Review with performers: Fred Keating, The Hanlons, Jay Palmer & Co, The Great Le Roy, Al Baker, Dai Vernon, Dagmar & Co, The Five Elgins, Roner, Prince Leon and Gus Wayne, Roy Benson
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 129) 743
Theodore Annemann Suggested Program No. 7 - "A Varied Magic Act" combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 129) 745
Rhadamanthus, Jr. (reviewer) The Old Timers of the Y.M.H.A. present Master Magicians in "A Night of Magic" by
show review
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 130) 749
Charles J. Maly The Health Magician program aimed at children on the subject of being healthy, how to dress, tricks and patter ideas 1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1942") 18
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on trick exposure 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Stuart Robson, Al Chris describing a miracle from India, Dell O'Dell, Russ Swann, selling and promotion 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 49) 203
J. B. Bobo Bobo System of Card Control 1947 Watch This One! 73
J. B. Bobo The Art of Sleeving 1947 Watch This One! 75
Arthur H. Buckley The Principles of Magic - commented list of methods/principles (Manipulation, Substitution, Duplication, Camouflage, Imitation, False Partition, Concealed Mechanism, Falsification, Arrangement, Preparation)
- list of effects
- list of aiding factors (Misdirection, Sustained Attention, Diverted Attention, Restriction, Repetition, Conclusion, Climax, Anti-Climax, Mannerism, Surprise, Expectancy, Memory, Mnemonics, Reconstructive Imagination, Dramatics, Humor)
1948 Principles and Deceptions 22
George B. Anderson Mental Card Magic on cards in mentalism 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 41
Dr. Stanley Jaks Introduction on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to women 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 1
Ormond McGill Our Psychic Powers overview of mentalism genres 1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 6
Ormond McGill The Presentation of Miracle thirteen rules 1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 18
Bill Simon Specialization 1952 Effective Card Magic 13
Bill Simon The Importance of Practice 1952 Effective Card Magic 13
Bill Simon The Necessity of Trial 1952 Effective Card Magic 14
Bill Simon Understanding Theory 1952 Effective Card Magic 15
Bill Simon The Importance of Studying Simple Moves 1952 Effective Card Magic 15
Bill Simon Manipulation on using flourishes or not 1952 Effective Card Magic 16
Bill Simon Technicalities 1952 Effective Card Magic 16
Bill Simon The Art of Presentation 1952 Effective Card Magic 17
Bill Simon Spontaneous Resourcefulness 1952 Effective Card Magic 18
Bill Simon Conjurer vs. Gambler 1952 Effective Card Magic 19
Bill Simon The Best Magic 1952 Effective Card Magic 19
Bill Simon Handling 1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Cultivating Originality in Presentation 1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Unprepared Cards 1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Present Day Sophistication 1952 Effective Card Magic 21
Bill Simon Audience Participation 1952 Effective Card Magic 22
Bill Simon Patter 1952 Effective Card Magic 22
Bill Simon Poker Cards vs. Bridge Cards 1952 Effective Card Magic 24
Bill Simon Accessories 1952 Effective Card Magic 25
Bill Simon Originality 1952 Effective Card Magic 25
Theodore Annemann Introduction on performing, booklet contains reprints from the Sphinx 1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures
Bill Simon In General on practicing, entertainment 1954 Sleightly Sensational 5
James G. Thompson Jr. The Real Top Secrets 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 117
Dr. Reuben Ligan Facing Your Audience 1957 26 Originals 2
Bert Allerton Rules for the Close-Up Magician 1958 The Close-Up Magician 69
Tony Corinda Summary of Technique predictions, comments and tips on presentation 1958 Predictions 100
Bobby Bernard The Purpose of Close Up Magic 1958 Magic in Miniature 6
Bobby Bernard Good Taste in Close Up Magic - Points to Note When Performing. eight points 1958 Magic in Miniature 7
Bobby Bernard T.V. Close Up Magic some thoughts on performing on TV, brief 1958 Magic in Miniature 8
Tony Corinda (1) A Few Simple Rules for Working with Billets 1959 Billets 166
Tony Corinda & Maurice Fogel An Interview with Fogel on Mentalism see also "Errata and Additions to the Full "Thirteen Steps to Mentalism"" (Tony Corinda, 1960) 1959 Book Tests 222
Tony Corinda Mediumistic Patter 1959 Mediumistic Stunts 276
Tony Corinda Establishing "Atmosphere" in the Seance Room 1959 Mediumistic Stunts 277
Tony Corinda The Stage Medium 1959 Mediumistic Stunts 278
Tony Corinda Introduction to Mentalism with Cards general remarks and theory 1959 Card Tricks 307
Tony Corinda Introduction general comments and theory for Q&A 1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 339
Tony Corinda Answering Questions Known questions of general and specific interest 1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 350
Tony Corinda Answering Questions From Platform private reader vs. stage reader, how to answer questions with a public, funny answers 1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 351
Tony Corinda Part Two: Dealing with Questions Unknown 1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 356
Robert A. Nelson On the Presentation of Mentalism brief 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 20
Robert A. Nelson On Zodiac Readings 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 27
Robert A. Nelson The Serious Business of Mentalism general remarks on performing mentalism 1959 Mentalism & Its Presentation 2
Robert A. Nelson Factors to Recognize 1959 Mentalism & Its Presentation 8
Sydney Bergson Further Thoughts on Mentalism 1959 Mentalism & Its Presentation 9
Robert A. Nelson The Build-Up how to name yourself 1959 Mentalism & Its Presentation 12
Robert A. Nelson Your Program 1959 Mentalism & Its Presentation 17
Robert A. Nelson Programming 1959 Mentalism & Its Presentation 19
Robert A. Nelson Presentation 1959 Mentalism & Its Presentation 26
Robert A. Nelson Comedy Relief comedy answers for Q&A questions 1959 Mentalism & Its Presentation 31
Tony Corinda The Essentials of Good Presentation 1960 Patter and Presentation 292
Tony Corinda (A) Personal Appearance 1960 Patter and Presentation 392
Tony Corinda (B) Manner and Speech 1960 Patter and Presentation 393
Tony Corinda (c) Patter 1960 Patter and Presentation 394
Tony Corinda (D) Good Effects choosing good and fitting material, structure of tricks, applause 1960 Patter and Presentation 398
Tony Corinda (E) Handling 1960 Patter and Presentation 403
Tony Corinda (F) Timing 1960 Patter and Presentation 404
Tony Corinda (G) Misdirection 1960 Patter and Presentation 407
Tony Corinda (H) Co-Ordination 1960 Patter and Presentation 411
Charlie Miller List of 40 Effects suitable for Children Shows 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 95
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's USO Act 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 96
Charlie Miller Club Show (1936) list of effects, "The show I give is almost the same as that given by Malini" 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 97
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's "Shell Christmas" Show Routine 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 98
Charlie Miller Jack Merlin's Act short description 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 101
Alan Milan A Few Thoughts on Radio Publicity 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 69
David Hoy Background and Bold Approach of Dr. Faust on the Bold Approach to mentalism 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 5
J. B. Bobo Technique on routining coin magic 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 355
Lewis Ganson The Presentation Of Close-Up Magic - approaching people
- different group sizes
- examination of objects
- containers to store props
- working surface
- music ("Ganson's Personal Orchestra")
- close-up effects
- length of performance
- practice
- economy of movement
- borrowing objects
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 11
Charlie Miller General Remarks tips on performing 1967 Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 4
Charlie Miller My Routine Outlined structure of his professional shows 1967 Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 28
Hugh Miller & Al Koran Professional Presentation including Koran's comments on presentation and on the tricks in the book 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 5
Gene Anderson Rubber Cement How rubber cement can be used 1968 Newspaper Magic 97
Gene Anderson The Torn and Restored Newspaper Analysis of basic methods 1968 Newspaper Magic 135
Gene Anderson Historical Methods Description of different methods (Al Baker, Slydini, Page, Elmsley, Grant, Neil Foster) 1968 Newspaper Magic 135
Gene Anderson Making the Most of the Newspaper Tearing Trick Other patter ideas and tips to enhance your routine 1968 Newspaper Magic 165
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser & Karl Fulves On the Presentation of Mathematical Tricks 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 297
Roy Johnson Viewpoint 1970 The Roy Johnson Experience 1
Rick Johnsson The "Too Perfect" Theory 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 247
Fred Kaps Some Things to Think About tips, book recommendations 1972 Fred Kaps Lecture 1
Frank Garcia Doing Close-up Magic 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 123
Jerry Mentzer Commentary on the performance of close-up magic, lapping possibilities, gaffed objects 1973 Close-up Cavalcade 3
Edward G. Brown Conjuring for Conjurers a lecture given in 1934 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 125
Edward G. Brown Lecture without a Name lecture from 1939, views on originality, theory, magic in general 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 131
Edward G. Brown A Brief Analysis of the Principles of Mental Magic lecture from 1942, thorough categorization of various principles of mental magic 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 140
Edward G. Brown & Colin Donister Misdirection lecture from 1943, written by Colin Donister 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 166
Edward G. Brown Forcing lecture from 1945 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 173
Edward G. Brown & Bruce Posgate Sleights and Subtleties lecture from 1947, reported by Bruce Posgate 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 198
Tony Shiels The Case for Cozenage magician vs. trickster 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 2) 20
Philip T. Goldstein "Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks ...and Some for Those Who Do!" on (un)importance of method vs effect, sleight-of-hand vs gimmick, four basic elements of method:
1. Natural Law Disguised
2. Secret Activity
3. Secretly Prepared Materials
4. Psychology
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 1
Al Schneider Six Properties Of Deception 1. Mechanical Deception
2. Sleight-of-Hand
3. Misdirection
4. Body Language
5. Intention of Reality
6. Intention of Magic
1975 Al Schneider On Coins 1
Fred Kaps Professional Views On Doing Professional Magic For The Layman excerpt from lecture notes 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 7) 82
Walt Lees Pointification guidelines on performing 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 3) 181
Faucett Ross The Beginning How to develop an act and how to work public shows 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 20
Faucett Ross The Business Side How to become professional in magic (booking shows etc) 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 20
Faucett Ross Practice How to practise 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 22
Faucett Ross The Magician How to behave as a magician in public 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 22
Faucett Ross Showmanship 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 23
Faucett Ross Advice on Programmes How to structure the programme for a show 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 23
Faucett Ross Some Great Card Classics Faucett describes his favorite card classics 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 194
John Ramsay & Andrew Galloway On Misdirection 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 231
Ken Hawes An Understanding on Andrew Galloway and John Ramsay 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 236
Philip T. Goldstein Introduction on the basic effects and actions of mentalism 1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 2
Jerry Andrus The "Clivot" Principle and Jog and Injog disadvantage of breaks and adavantages of jogs 1976 Andrus Card Control 18
Slydini Basic Precepts - Slydini's Secret of Entertaining Audiences
- The Basic Starting Position (for lapping tricks)
- The Eyes
- Notes on Natural Magic
- Developing Grace
- Coordination
- Noise
- Some General Observations
- To Conclude
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 11
Slydini Psychology - Too Good to Be True coin vanish with lapping, psychology, too-perfect theory 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 20
Slydini More on Coordination 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 29
Slydini Slydini's Concept of Misdirection 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 33
Slydini Invisible Sleights 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 33
Slydini Misdirection vanish of object using lap 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 34
Slydini Timing - Checkpoints
- Applying the Concept of Timing
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 37
Alan Shaxon The Magical TV Set children program, based on a box designed like a TV
- The Aerial
- The TV Times
- Tom & Jerry
- Commercial Break
- Egg Bag
- Commercial Time Again
- The Inevitable Western
- The Funnel and Foo Can
- The Givaway Show
- Sade the Seal
- Torn and Restored Serviette
- Radio to Rabbit
1976 Practical Sorcery 49
Al Mann A Tractate on Fabulous Card Effects for the Mentalist - The Pros and Cons
- Do's and Don'ts
1976 The Third Ecstasy 1
Bert Graham A Plea on business 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10) 414
Bert Graham Another Plea on writing reviews 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 448
Philip T. Goldstein Introduction on the presentation of mentalism 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 2
Karl Fulves Fail/Safing The Experts how to practice something for fooling experts with it, example sleeving 1977 Impromptu Holdouts 16
Al Mann A Pause on moves and magnets in mentalism 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 2
Ross Bertram At the Card Table - Background
- T.V Gambling Interviews
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 79
Ross Bertram The Rhythm Count on rhythm in sleight-of-hand magic 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 159
John C. Wagner Final Word... 1978 7 Secrets 58
Bobby Bernard The Hands condition of hands and how to moisten them 1978 Bernard's Lesson on Coin Magic 5
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Secret Recipe for Better Magic 1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 89
John Northern Hilliard Some Great Quotes 1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 119
Walt Lees Constructing a Routine Same Effect... Different Method
Different Effects... Same Props
Secret Preparation... Impossible Finale
Several Tricks... All Done At Once
Routining By Presentation
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 1) 620
Walt Lees Iconoclasms on moves 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 7) 708
Walt Lees Iconoclasms No. 2 on entertainment 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 8) 723
Tommy Wonder Tommy Wonder On Close-Up 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 9) 729
Walt Lees Iconoclasms No. 3 on the "magically sophisticated semi lay public" 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 9) 736
Father Cyprian The Poetry of Magic reflections on card magic 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 10) 743
Walt Lees Iconoclasms 4 on originality 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 761
Ken Hawes Close Upping on table hopping, answering spectator's questions 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 773
Frank Garcia Secret Recipe for Better Magic 1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 123
Karl Fulves Approaches to Misdirection 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1264
Father Cyprian The Poetry of Magic - Interest
- Clarity
- Involvement of the Spectator
1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 78
Al Schneider Six Qualities Of The Performance 1. Importance
2. Non-Challenge
3. Quality Of The Performer
4. Control
5. Communication
6. Clarity
1980 Al Schneider On Close-Up 1
Al Schneider A Word On Drills on learning technique 1980 Al Schneider On Close-Up 17
Fred Robinson On Fred Kaps 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 830
Sam Schwartz The Voice Of Experience on organizing close-up shows 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 888
Andrew Galloway Summary on misdirection 1980 Diverting Card Magic 54
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Secret Recipe for Better Magic 1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 74
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Secret Recipe for Better Magic 1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 78
Ron MacMillan Dress comments on what to wear 1981 Modern Art Of Coin Manipulation 75
Al Schneider Theory on the floatation of a Zombie 1981 Al Schneider On Zombie 29
Thomas Alan Waters Omnimancy essay on fortunetelling, Q&A, cold reading 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Omnimancy") 89
Thomas Alan Waters Psychometry on psychometry and presenting mentalism 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Psychometry") 117
Thomas Alan Waters Presentation essay on presentation for psychometry
- Selling the Psychometry Effect
- Performance Situations - Good and Bad
- How Many Items?
- Single Object Readings
- Concealed Items (Unknown Objects, Known Objects)
- Blindfolds
- Locating the Participants
- The Psychometry Act
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Psychometry") 121
Thomas Alan Waters Scrypt on Billet Technique and Maurice Fogel 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Scrypt") 153
Mike Caveney Thumb Tips for M.C.'s tip for M.C.'s 1981 Magicomedy 71
Karl Fulves Film To Life filming tricks 1981 Origins 3
Karl Fulves Art And Magic comparing magic to jokes and art 1981 Origins 3
Karl Fulves Improvements 1981 Origins 5
Karl Fulves The Filmed Version objectivity 1981 Origins 5
Karl Fulves Anatomy Of The Effect on definition of effect 1981 Origins 6
Karl Fulves White Line Problem not crossing a line during performance, no-touch condition see also "White Line Problem" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1981 Origins 8
Karl Fulves Block Analysis finding opportunity for method 1981 Origins 9
Karl Fulves Suicide Structure "all tricks are self-revealing" 1981 Origins 11
Karl Fulves Boundary Value Problems counting interaction with spectators 1981 Origins 11
Karl Fulves What's The Method? 1981 Origins 12
Karl Fulves The Law Of Stupid Audiences spectators are not stupid 1981 Origins 13
Karl Fulves Art Imitating Art magic doesn't imitate life 1981 Origins 13
Karl Fulves Anatomy Of Method 1981 Origins 14
Karl Fulves Mindreader's Dream can a real mindreader be fooled? 1981 Origins 15
Karl Fulves Effect = Method 1981 Origins 16
Karl Fulves Method Times Five one of five predicted, on multiple out principle 1981 Origins 17
Karl Fulves Shadow vs. Substance 1981 Origins 17
Fred Robinson On Competitions 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 1) 974
Roger Crosthwaite An Approach to Magic 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 991
Horace Spencer Busking in the Saloon Bars 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 993
Roger Crosthwaite An Approach to Magic - Part 2 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 4) 1028
Roger Crosthwaite An Approach to Magic 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1041
Patrick Page The Page boy speaks on exposure 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1046
Thomas Alan Waters Deckalogue on playing cards in mentalism 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Deckalogue") 195
Mike Caveney Ground Rules on the selection of props and the stage persona 1982 Ideas 1
Thomas Alan Waters Grymwyr on bizarre magick 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Grymwyr") 238
Thomas Alan Waters Octasm on mentalism 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Octasm") 292
Bobby Bernard Just a Thought on the "Charlie Chaplin Shuffle" How Bobby uses a false shuffle done by Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush, same thinking as Ron "Ravelli" Wohl see also "The Charlie Chaplin False Shuffle" (Roberto Giobbi, 2016) 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 84
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Misdirection John Ramsay and Max Malini's misdirection skills 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 112
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on "The Actor in Magic" 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 113
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on "Sleight-of-Hand" On what he thinks the most useful sleights are 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 114
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on "The Classics of Close-Up" 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 115
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Television On the potential of magic on TV 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 117
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on the Movies How magicians should be portrayed in movies 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 118
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Close-Up Presentation 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 119
Jim Cellini "Cellini" writes about Magic 1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 97
Phillip Young Magicians and Creativity 1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 4
John Carney The Logic of Deception essay on magic as an art 1983 Carney Knowledge 5
John Carney Study essay on how to practice and adapt routines 1983 Carney Knowledge 10
John Carney Presentation essay on audience management and routining 1983 Carney Knowledge 15
John Carney The Importance of Concepts discussion on importance of magic principles and references for further reading 1983 Carney Knowledge 19
John Carney Effect essay on effect objectives, presentation and performance style 1983 Carney Knowledge 26
John Carney Conviction essay on power of belief and consistency of action 1983 Carney Knowledge 29
John Carney Routining thoughts on routine construction 1983 Carney Knowledge 33
John Carney Naturalness thoughts 1983 Carney Knowledge 38
John Carney Moves - Use and Abuse thoughts 1983 Carney Knowledge 44
John Carney Entertainment thoughts 1983 Carney Knowledge 48
John Carney Respect for Art thoughts 1983 Carney Knowledge 56
Unknown Among the Great Unwashed "Close-up at Blackpool", convention review 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1101
Fred Robinson A Tribute to Ken Brooke 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 10) 1113
Ross Bertram A Note on Optics on retention of vision principle 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 22
Ross Bertram The Way of All Flesh palming tip 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 248
Ross Bertram Dry Hands tip 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 248
Ross Bertram Reflections mirror practice tip 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram Don't Kill the Audience, or Yourself on structuring effects 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram Who are we Fooling? 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram Little Things Mark the Professional 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram The Rhythm Count tip 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 250
Ross Bertram It Pays Off 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 251
Ross Bertram Food for Thought interview 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 254
Paul Harris Creative Close-Up - Step I. Setting Goals
- Master Goal List
- Step II. The Known
- Step III. The Unknown
- Step IV. A Connecting Line of Thought
1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 108
Jon Racherbaumer Someone Called me a Fool... 1983 Facsimile (Issue 1) 36
Steve Beam Style on practicing a new routine quickly 1983 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 4
Bart Whaley Towards a General Theory of Deception see title 1984 Epoptica (Issue 5) 270
Jon Racherbaumer Magic on Television 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 7
Earl Nelson Competition in Magic on magic contests 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 54
Thomas Alan Waters Cardiact on cards and mentalism 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Cardiact") 523
Thomas Alan Waters Spyryt on being real, and audience perception and believe 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Spyryt") 567
Thomas Alan Waters Thynk on presenting mentalism 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Thynk") 591
Adam Fleischer The State-Of-The-Art In Magic 1984 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 xxi
Max Maven* Compared to What? on Sturgeon's Law 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 xxii
Michael Ammar A Look At Magic, 1984 And Beyond 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 xxiv
Jay Sankey State-Of-The-Art, 1984 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 xxvi
Paul Harris Foreword on the performance of close-up magic 1984 Close-up Seductions
Steve Beam Creating Magic hot to invent tricks
- Creating Magic
- Warning!!
- Getting into the Mood
- Tools
- Background
- Second Guessing Authors
- Other Magicians
- Magic Catalogs
- Laymen
- Lying
- Problems
- Brainstorming
- Name Dropping
- Existing Tricks
- Routines
- The Trick Brain
- Living with an Idea
- Step by Step
- Conclusion
see also "The Trapdoor Issue #5" (Steve Beam, 2011) 1984 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 69
Richard Hatch & Richard Osterlind Observations on the Status of Magic 1985 Epoptica (Issue 7) 429
Eugene Burger A Conversation Along a Thickly Wooded Path philosophical thoughts... 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28,29&30) 302
Russell T. Barnhart The Smoke-Filled Room Satire 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31,32&33) 340
Danny Korem The Art of Stand-Up essay on limitations and strengths 1985 Korem without Limits 47
Danny Korem Mind Meddlers - Love is a Trick essay on claimed psychic powers of James Hydrick 1985 Korem without Limits 133
Thomas Alan Waters Myxtyr on the perception of being real as a mentalist 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Myxtyr") 637
Thomas Alan Waters Mystyx on credits, originality and copying 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mystyx") 679
Thomas Alan Waters Fynys on wanting success and believability 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Fynys") 719
Steve Beam The Good, the Bad & the Layman comments and thoughts on magic
1. Magician or Actor?
2. Why aren't Magicians Tougher on Each Other?
3. Are Magicians too Tough on Each Other?
4. The "Commercial" Trick
5. Good Versus Bad Tricks
6. The Commercial Magicians
7. The Attitude
8. Conclusion
Followed by comments of Don Morris, John Riggs, Leroy Blackstone, Phillip Young, Dexter Cleveland, Wayne Kyzer
see also "The Trapdoor Issue #15" (Steve Beam, 2011) 1986 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 245
Mike Rogers Fifty Undeniable Truths about Magic 1987 Epoptica (Issue 12) 570
Juan Tamariz The Theory of False Solutions and The Magic Way see also "Walking Down The Magic Way: Part 1" (Helder Guimarães, 2015),
"Audience Two" (Hector Chadwick, 2016),
varied by "Walking Down the Magic Way: Part 2" (Helder Guimarães, 2016)
1988 The Magic Way 13
Juan Tamariz The Five Points In Magic 1988 The Five Points in Magic 13
Juan Tamariz First Point: The Eyes - presentation
- techniques of expression
1. do not look
2. shift your gaze
3 crossing the gaze
4 double crossing the gaze
1988 The Five Points in Magic 17
Juan Tamariz Second Point: The Voice - audibility
- variety (in volume & in manner of speech and intonation)
- clear ideas
- mentalism as an exercice
1988 The Five Points in Magic 35
Juan Tamariz Third Point: The Hands - aesthetics
- expressivity
- professors of magical powers
- sounds
- imitate objects and animals
- symbolic gestures
- physical communication
- other functions
- in short
- clarity
1988 The Five Points in Magic 49
Juan Tamariz Fourth and Fifth Points - the body and the feet
- the feet
- the newspaper-rule
- the body
- language
- postures - positions - movements
1988 The Five Points in Magic 61
Jose Carroll Conflicts - the magic conflict
- suspense
- other techniques
- rational conflict
- the challenge
- personal conflict
1988 52 Lovers 11
Steve Beam Name Brand Magic promoting the name, like a brand see also "Name Dropping" (Steve Beam, 1989),
"The Trapdoor Issue #25" (Steve Beam, 2011)
1988 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 425
Simon Lovell Thinks Some of Simon's pet hates 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 11
Simon Lovell You And Them 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 13
Simon Lovell Tipping How to get tips 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 133
Steve Beam Style on using a portable backdrop for stage magicians 1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 29) 515
Alexander de Cova 5. Die Figur character development 1990 The Magic is You 8
Alexander de Cova 6. Die Realisation 1. Das Vaudeville-System
2. Die Trickauswahl
1990 The Magic is You 10
Alexander de Cova 7. Kreativität 1. Der Ideenpool
2. Das Creative Chart System
3. Die Mind Map Methode
1990 The Magic is You 14
Michael Close Introduction - What is a "Worker"
- Who is this Michael Close, anyway?
- A Philosophy of Magic
- About Audience Management
- How to Read this Manuscript
1990 Workers Number 1 1
Wesley James Stop Fooling Us 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes i
Wesley James The Keys to Entertainment - Interest
- Receptiveness
- Provocation
- Substance
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes ii
Wesley James Performer's Obligation 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes vii
Mike Caveney Serious Laughter on comedy and patter 1991 Square One 17
Eugene Burger Are Card Tricks Card Magic 1991 Square One 29
Tommy Wonder Thoughts In Mid-Air essay on Zombie and on floating 1991 Square One 41
Michael Weber Improvised vs. Impromptu: An Introduction by Way of Definition 1991 Life Savers 9
Gary Kurtz Nod Technique 1991 Relentless 5
Alexander de Cova Theorie & Praxis - Der Effekt
- Die Präsentation
- Die Requisiten
- Zuschauerbeteiligung
- Kreativität
1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 25
John Carney Secret Philosophy - Progress Well Begun
- Approaches to Artifice
- Beyond Craft
- The Magical Muse
- Perspective on Our Personal Planets
- The Shape of Cut Cloth
- Misdirection
- In Conclusion
1991 Carneycopia xi
Michael Close Introduction - Some Soul Searching
- A Sense of Conviction
- Paying the Price
- In the Auditorium of the Mind
- How to Learn from this Manuscript
1991 Workers Number 2 1
Michael Close The Theory of Penetration Effects 1991 Workers Number 2 5
Christoph Borer Risiko - einige Gedanken on using risk/hazard as a method 1991 Risque 7
Alexander de Cova Theorie & Praxis - Der Effekt
- Die Präsentation
- Die Requisiten...
- Zuschauerbeteiligung...
- Kreativität
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 179
Michael Close Technique - We Go to Music School
- Magic Books
- No That I've Got It, What Do I Do?
1993 Workers Number 3 41
Al Smith A Musing "Some thoughts on cards", on card magic & practicing 1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 2
Gary Kurtz Leading With Your Head (1) on misdirection, German translation by de Cova 1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1) 1
Gary Kurtz Leading With Your Head (2) on misdirection, German translation by de Cova 1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 5) 55
Michael Close Introduction - SOB 2000 and Carlo's Three Laws
- About The Stand-Up Routines
- About This Book
1993 Workers Number 3 1
Michael Close Presentation - The First Barrier
- The Big Lie
- Dr. Nagler's Study
- We're Back Home
1993 Workers Number 3 15
Michael Close Patter - The Purpose of Patter
- Delivering Patter
- Thinking on Your Feet
- Humor
1993 Workers Number 3 34
Michael Close Naturalness and Motivation - Doin' What Comes Naturally
- Uniformity
- Motivating Sleight of Hand
1993 Workers Number 3 69
Michael Close The Too Perfect Theory - What is Magic?
- Method vs "Sell"
- Some Examples
- One More Example
- A Corollary
1993 Workers Number 3 84
Michael Close Analysis and Conviction - Convincing the Audience
- A General Approach
- Analysis
1993 Workers Number 3 95
Michael Close Audience Management - Elmsley's Approach
- Authority
- We Meet the Enemy
- Patter
- Maintaining Control
see also Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, Vol. 1, p. 15-17 1993 Workers Number 3 116
John Northern Hilliard Fragment: Notes on Misdirection followed by other essays 1994 More Greater Magic 1152
Chad Long The Non-Trick Page on "Be Yourself" 1994 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks - Volume One 20
Karl Fulves Logical Links starting and ending position is logical and what comes in between falls under the radar see also "Non-Working Trix #4" (Karl Fulves, 1988) 1994 Crooked Tales 116
Karl Fulves Interior Logic explanation of term 1994 Crooked Tales 117
Alexander de Cova Was Neues... 1994 Secrets No. 1 145
Dan Harlan & Simon Lovell From the Labyrinth Simon Lovell on the "why" of magic 1994 The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 2) 12
Lennart Green My Five Points In Magic humorous rules, see also p. 20 1995 Snap Deal 2
Chad Long Quick Thoughts... restaurant work, tips, unintentional glimpse 1995 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks - Volume Two 20
Darwin Ortiz Foreword on what's worth publishing and difficulty 1995 Cardshark 11
Tom Craven The Approach approaching a table when doing restaurant magic 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 58) 1104
John Riggs On the Presentation of Mentalism 1995 The Magic of John Riggs 55
Jon Allen M.A.R.L.O. on "Magic And Real Life Occasions" 1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 11
Juan Tamariz The 30 Basic Symbols 1995 ca. The New Mini-Symbolic Method 2
Juan Tamariz The Families Groups of the 30 Basic Symbols From page 3, page 5 to 10 1995 ca. The New Mini-Symbolic Method 3
Juan Tamariz Observations How to interpret the symbols 1995 ca. The New Mini-Symbolic Method 4
Gary Kurtz Nod Technique 1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 4
Slydini Slydini Action Coordination brief 1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 5
Tommy Wonder Thoughts in Mid-Air essay on the Zombie
- Presentation
- What is Levitation?
- The Routine
- The Acting
- The Test
- There's Nothing Wrong with Zombie
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 255
Michael Close Flourishes essay 1996 Workers Number 5 101
Paul Harris P.H. on Astonishment 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "") 5
Eric Mead The Gourmet Mystery Show 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "") 5
David Abrams The Other Side of Astonishment 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "") 5
Karl Fulves Negativism on the future of magic 1996 Blocking Off 142
Michael Close Assumptions 1996 Workers Number 5 3
Michael Close Personality 1996 Workers Number 5 55
Michael Close Magic and Meaning 1996 Workers Number 5 164
Tommy Wonder Prologue: The Limitations of Theory - Raw Diamonds
- Feeling Right
- Why Theory
- Developing Intuition
- Refining Theory
- No Rules
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 1
Tommy Wonder Getting the Mis Out of Misdirection - Outside-Inside
- Misdirection
-- Something of Interest
-- Continuous Direction
-- Believing in Your Own Magic
-- Lack of Confidence in the Power of Direction
- Broadening Attention
-- No Control
-- Waiting, Keep It Subtle
-- Keep It Short
-- Nothing Happened
- Concentrating Attention
- The Tension-Relaxation Wave
- Mental Direction
-- Time and Place Dissociation
-- Wrong-leg Technique
-- Grasping at a Straw, Acting
- Advanced Direction Techniques
-- The Train
-- Multiple Layers
-- Connecting the Train with Multiple Layering
- Applying the Ideas
-- The Chain of Shadows
-- On Making Adjustments
- Postscript
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 9
Tommy Wonder Failureffects on sucker tricks
- Why so Difficult?
- General Dangers
- Other Dangers
- End Note
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 70
Tommy Wonder Concerning Eye Contact - Emotional Sanctuary
- An Impression of Confidence
- Intensifying Emotions
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 115
Tommy Wonder All That Glitters 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 156
Tommy Wonder The Origin of Originality 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 161
Tommy Wonder Master or Servant? 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 176
Tommy Wonder The Kickoff on introducing an effect to the audience 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 202
Tommy Wonder Slow and Steady Wins the Race 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 209
Tommy Wonder Fictitious Danger 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 212
Tommy Wonder High and Low - Nonsense
- Reasons
- An Added Advantage
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 217
Tommy Wonder The Family Three on the rule of three
- Divide Your Works into 3
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 222
Tommy Wonder Sweet and Sour Simplicity - The Love Boat 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 254
Tommy Wonder And Here I Have... - Three Times Told 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 261
Tommy Wonder Practical Thinking 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 278
Tommy Wonder Emotional Involvement 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 289
Tommy Wonder The Paradox of Money and Success 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 300
Tommy Wonder The Three Pillars - So Let's Change the Thoughts of Our Audience
- The Material Methods
- Why Use Mechanical Magic?
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 316
Tommy Wonder The Essence of Close-up - Be Interested in Your Audience
- The Terror of Comedy
- Inspiring Communication
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 11
Tommy Wonder Secondhand Drama 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 32
Tommy Wonder Amateurs vs. Pro - Time
- Audiences
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 44
Tommy Wonder Approaching the Table - An Introduction
-- "Some Magic"
-- "Do You Like Magic Enough..."
-- An Uncomfortable Question
-- Monte Carlo
-- "Is This a Convenient Moment..."
- The Introduction
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 52
Tommy Wonder Our Big Happy Family 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 61
Tommy Wonder Keep on Polishing - Impure Imagination
- Calculating
- The Hurdle of Reality
- Honing and Polishing
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 101
Tommy Wonder Applause 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 135
Tommy Wonder A Digression on Attitude 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 139
Tommy Wonder Conflict and Emotion - No Guarantee 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 151
Tommy Wonder Commercial - What is "Commercial"? 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 174
Tommy Wonder Shaking Them Off 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 187
Tommy Wonder Now That Was a Great Magician! - Location
- Conditions
- Confidence
- Costuming
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 193
Tommy Wonder Force and Its Disguise 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 203
Tommy Wonder High Roads and Long on creating magic 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 223
Tommy Wonder A Recipe for Art - The Emperor's New Clothes Will Protect You 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 265
Tommy Wonder Too Perfect? - The Watch in Nest of Boxes
- Going On or Going Back
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 319
Tommy Wonder Epilogue: Impact - The Difference Between Belief and Conviction
- What is Needed for Conviction?
-- Hard Evidence
-- Softer Evidence
-- Soft Evidence
- Conclusion
- Unknown Ground
- The Wave of Conviction
- Another Tool
- Watch Out for the Wave
- Open or Covered
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 325
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth magic with everyday object, seemingly spontaneous 1996 The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 1) 12
Wesley James Preface on the presentation of magic 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James i
Basil Horwitz Foreword on mentalism, disclaimer, mixing mag and cards with mentalism 1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 7
Alexander de Cova Warum Seminare... thoughts about magic lectures 1998 Secrets No. 2 83
Wesley James The Mirror as a Practice Tool essay from 1970
- The Basics
- The Problem
- Solutions
- The Future
- Limitations
1998 Pristine 33
Harry Levine Magic or Sleight-of-Hand... Pick One 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 69) 1420
Richard Osterlind On Handing out Business Cards 1999 Dynamic Mysteries 44
Richard Osterlind Routining a Mental Show 1999 Dynamic Mysteries 74
Richard Osterlind About Modern Pre-Show Work 1999 Dynamic Mysteries 92
Milton Kort Kort's Cardinal Rules of Magic 1. It's the little things that count.
2. Always take every advantage you can.
1999 Kort 3
Milton Kort Routines 1999 Kort 17
Milton Kort Magic As a Hobby 1999 Kort 29
Milton Kort To Paraphrase Sam Spade The cheaper the magician, the gaudier the patter. 1999 Kort 121
Milton Kort We Developed This Policy During My Days at Sterling's Work tricks to death 1999 Kort 201
Milton Kort Milt's First Principle of Magic HAVE FUN! 1999 Kort 251
Milton Kort The Literature 1999 Kort 297
Jas Jakutsch* The "Nod Technique", Body Language and Speed of Response brief, on fishing see also Gary Kurtz' "Leading with Your Head" 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 1 14
Jas Jakutsch* The Rashomon Principle tossed out deck ruse plus extra card 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 3 12
Joshua Jay The Moment Magic Changed My Life - Magical Insight for a Blind Girl
- The Magical Journey
- Questions
- The Tour Guide
- Itinerary
- Travel Tips
- No U-Turns Allowed
- The Road Less Traveled
- Philosophy
1999 Magic Atlas 2
Jan Isenbart The World's Greatest Card Trick 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 77
Simon Aronson UnDo Influence: Theory and Practice Theory behind UnDo Influence control 2001 Try the Impossible 68
Simon Aronson Stalking the Stack Introducing the new tricks in this Aronson stack section 2001 Try the Impossible 193
Darwin Ortiz Showing or Hiding Skill 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 211
Thomas Fraps On Movies and Magic essay 2002 The Boston Trick Party 20
John Carney The Student Begins how to study and improve
- Biting the Hand that Feeds
- Reading Required
- Your Turn...
2002 The Book of Secrets 10
John Carney Hidden Gifts Creativity, self-expression, and the danger of perfectionism
- Fear Itself
- Perfectionism is Flawed
- The Creative Journey
- The Process
- Originality - Why?
2002 The Book of Secrets 146
John Carney Art... in Magic? Pretension, presentation, defining effects, and the spirit of the artist
- Confusion is not Magic
- Presentation or Procedure?
2002 The Book of Secrets 198
John Carney Tolls of the Trade Approaches to practice, effects, affectations, and the advantages of the southpaw
- Mental Misdirection
- On the Other Hand...
- Practice, Practice, Practice
2002 The Book of Secrets 288
Ron Bauer Fake Put Sequence Take Vanish vs. Put Vanish (Charlie Miller), En Route Principle 2002 Dixie 18
Ron Bauer The En Route Principle Explained on choreography of sleights
- A Few Examples of the En Route Principle From the First Twelve of the RBPS Series
2002 Dixie 20
Pit Hartling Method and Style and The Performing Mode 2003 Card Fictions 30
Pit Hartling Inducing Challenges 2003 Card Fictions 60
Roberto Giobbi Lines and Bits: Humorous and Practical - General Considerations on the Use of Jokes and Lines
- Humor for Various Situations
2003 Card College - Volume 5 1385
Luke Jermay First Thing First enhancing a prior effect by a verbal suggestion 2003 Building Blocks 17
Luke Jermay The Power of Silence silence to enhance suggestions see also Luke Jermay's "A Twisted Palm" in "7 Deceptions" 2003 Building Blocks 24
Luke Jermay & Steve "Banachek" Shaw The 'Old Witchdoctor' suggestion of cause and effect, silent script 2003 Building Blocks 28
Luke Jermay The Building Block Technique magic routines enhanced with suggestions 2003 Building Blocks 43
Kenton Knepper What Are You Suggesting by Using Suggesting? 2003 Building Blocks 45
Luke Jermay Mixing Magic and Mentalism 2003 Building Blocks 52
Luke Jermay Methodology - A Brief Look at Modern Bizarre Magick 2003 Building Blocks 56
Luke Jermay Zeroing In finding a suggestible person 2003 Building Blocks 159
Alexander de Cova Die D-E-C-O-V-A Formel method for constructing effects 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 4
Alexander de Cova Verschiedene Formen der Zauberkunst magic genres
- Clowneske Magie
- Theatralische Zauberkunst
- Virtuelle Zauberkunst
2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 5
Alexander de Cova Zauberkunst ist eine Technologie! - Worin besteht denn nun die Technologie in der Zauberkunst? 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 6
Alexander de Cova Die fünf Schritte der Täuschung five steps of deception 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 7
Alexander de Cova Falsche Annahmen - die Grundlage der Täuschung assumptions
- Tips, wie man falsche Annahmen in eine Routine einbaut
2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 7
Alexander de Cova Der Aufbau eines Programms 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 8
Alexander de Cova & Gene Anderson Der "10-Punkte-Plan" nach Gene Anderson 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 8
Alexander de Cova Über den Lernprozeß und Automatisierung 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 10
Alexander de Cova Die 5 Schritte, wie ein neuer Griff einstudiert wird how to practice sleights 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 11
Alexander de Cova Die 5 Schritte zur Meisterschaft five steps to championship 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 12
Alexander de Cova Wie man eine Routine zusammenstellt 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 13
Alexander de Cova Über Lampenfieber about nervousness 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 13
Alexander de Cova Kongresse, Wettbewerbe conventions and competitions 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 14
Alexander de Cova Seminar lectures 2003 D-E-C-O-V-A Formel 15
Ron Bauer What is Time Misdirection? 2003 Cut-Up Card Trick 12
Davide Costi The Curve essay about the process as a magician 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 27
Davide Costi The Gesture essay about the power of a gesture 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 37
Davide Costi A Few Words about Sleights 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 63
Davide Costi Oscar Wilde Aces - Presentation patter 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 103
Luke Jermay The Psychic vs. The Psychological Performance on pretending to have real powers, disclaimers 2004 The Coral Fang 14
Luke Jermay Pre Show Sripting 2004 The Coral Fang 24
Nicholas Einhorn Performing Close-up Magic for Money - Agents
- Sole Agents
- Finding Work Independently
- Advertising
- Residencies
- Gaining Experience
- Regular Work = Regular Income
- Develop and Work In new Material
- New Business Opportunity
- A Case Study
- On the Subject of Tips
2004 World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 22
Nicholas Einhorn Generally Speaking - Personal Grooming
- Time Keeping
- Pocket Management
- The Magic First Aid Kit
- Be a Professional
2004 World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 2 22
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #5: The "Witness Approach" From Genii 2004 Random Acts of Magic 320
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #6: Prop-aganda From Genii 2004 Random Acts of Magic 322
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