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The Secrets Of Street Magic

Author : Paul Zenon
ISBN : 1787391531
Genre : Magic tricks
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This handy book explains and shows clearly how to perform 100 close-up magic tricks and illusions. Paul Zenon, David Blaine, Dynamo and a host of other great magicians have made fooling people cool again. Paul Zenon gives you advice on how to best perform tricks, when and how to use them for the greatest effect, as well as offering his unique insight to the world of magic and illusion.
Category: Magic tricks

Street Magic

Author : Paul Zenon
ISBN : 0786720948
Genre : Games
File Size : 50.98 MB
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Reveals the secrets employed by today's most successful magicians, sharing instructions for mastering impressive tricks using everyday objects while providing additional coverage of how to perform card tricks through a combination of slight-of-hand and magician patter. Original.
Category: Games

The Secrets Of Street Magic

Author : Rafal Col
Genre : Games
File Size : 84.2 MB
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Best of street magic is here. We have seen David Blaine make it famous, now see and learn how he does it. 100's of tricks to learn, step by step, easy to learn. Secrets of Levitation, bar magic, coin tricks, street magic, and over 70 card tricks. Play tricks on friends, be the next big things at a bar or a party. Anyone can learn these. And with practice, who knows, maybe you can be the next great Houdini!
Category: Games

The Secret History Of Magic

Author : Peter Lamont
ISBN : 9781524704452
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 74.74 MB
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Pull back the curtain on the real history of magic – and discover why magic really matters If you read a standard history of magic, you learn that it begins in ancient Egypt, with the resurrection of a goose in front of the Pharaoh. You discover how magicians were tortured and killed during the age of witchcraft. You are told how conjuring tricks were used to quell rebellious colonial natives. The history of magic is full of such stories, which turn out not to be true. Behind the smoke and mirrors, however, lies the real story of magic. It is a history of people from humble roots, who made and lost fortunes, and who deceived kings and queens. In order to survive, they concealed many secrets, yet they revealed some and they stole others. They engaged in deception, exposure, and betrayal, in a quest to make the impossible happen. They managed to survive in a world in which a series of technological wonders appeared, which previous generations would have considered magical. Even today, when we now take the most sophisticated technology for granted, we can still be astonished by tricks that were performed hundreds of years ago. The Secret History of Magic reveals how this was done. It is about why magic matters in a world that no longer seems to have a place for it, but which desperately needs a sense of wonder.
Category: Performing Arts

The Circle Opens 2 Street Magic

Author : Tamora Pierce
ISBN : 9780545405850
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle Opens quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb. Briar Moss been training four years as a plant mage, but he hasn't put his past behind him. He meets a street girl, Evvy, using powerful magic to polish stones for a merchant, and resolves to find her a teacher. But Briar understands the city's gangs as well as he understands Evvy. When gang warfare breaks out, he discovers that the fiercest gang is seeking a stone mage to lead them to hidden gems. Only Briar and his magic can offer Evvy protection. Swept up in a bloody conflict, Briar must decide if he's ready to make the final step away from his former life as a "street rat".
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Knack Magic Tricks

Author : Richard Kaufman
ISBN : 9780762762576
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 32.80 MB
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From simple to advanced, and using household and inexpensive props, Knack Magic Tricks includes tricks using cards, coins, handkerchiefs, and fruit, as well as mental tricks, anytime tricks, standup tricks, and tricks especially for kids (to be performed both for them and by them).
Category: Games & Activities

Conjuring Asia

Author : Chris Goto-Jones
ISBN : 9781316720622
Genre : History
File Size : 38.66 MB
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The promise of magic has always commanded the human imagination, but the story of industrial modernity is usually seen as a process of disenchantment. Drawing on the writings and performances of the so-called 'Golden Age Magicians' from the turn of the twentieth century, Chris Goto-Jones unveils the ways in which European and North American encounters with (and representations of) Asia - the fabled Mystic East - worked to re-enchant experiences of the modern world. Beginning with a reconceptualization of the meaning of 'modern magic' itself - moving beyond conventional categories of 'real' and 'fake' magic - Goto-Jones' acclaimed book guides us on a magical mystery tour around India, China, and Japan, showing us levitations and decapitations, magic duels and bullet catches, goldfish bowls and paper butterflies. In the end, this mesmerizing book reveals Orientalism as a kind of magic in itself, casting a spell over Western culture that leaves it transformed, even today.
Category: History

Unveiling The Secrets Of Magic And Magicians

Author : Mohammad Amin Sheikho
Genre : Religion
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How terrible are the words that issued from the mouths of those deceivers from amongst the jews, who used false statements to insert intrigue into the books of Islam. Their words about the possible use of magic to bewitch the most honorable one of all creation, Mohammad (cpth), are nothing more than mere lies. The same is true of another of their sayings- fie on them (may God make them as ugly as their deeds)- wherein they say that the accursed Satan controlled the Prophet (cpth), as well as other of our great masters, including Solomon, Job and our father Adam. Their statements are easily refutable, and just as our of every pot pours that which it contains, woe to them because of what pours from their spirits. As a result of such intrigues, the belief in magic, along with other spiritual diseases, is spread amongst the Muslims by disbelieving magicians and their followers- to the extent that one can hardly find a house in which there does not live at least one of their followers- These people believe the devil's call because they have listened to false scholars instead of God and have turned their back on the Qur'an as if they knew better. Now, however, it is time for the voice of truth to be heard by those people, whose forefathers were not warned and who therefore remain heedless. The Great Scholar (Mohammad Amin Sheikho) will bring them out of the darkness and into the light with the use of God's Luminous Book, for the good of all those who believe in Al'lah and the Last Day. God says: "And repent to Al'lah, all of you, oh believers, so that you may be successful." The Holy Qur'an, Fortress 24, An-Nour(Light), verse 31
Category: Religion

The Secret Of Magic

Author : Deborah Johnson
ISBN : 9780241197967
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 63.6 MB
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'[An] addictive tale of intrigue' - the Independent In 1946 Regina Robichard is a rarity. A young New York civil rights lawyer, working for Thurgood Marshall, Reggie stumbles across a letter asking her boss to investigate the case of a young black soldier whose body has been found floating in the river in Mississippi. It fires her zeal. For Reggie, justice is not the only draw to this case. The letter is signed by the reclusive M. P. Calhoun, author of one of the most banned books in the country, a book Reggie loved as a child, about the friendship between three children, black and white, a magical forest - and a murder. Reggie has just three weeks in the South to investigate. But once down in Mississippi, amid the intoxicating landscape of cotton fields and lush plantations, Reggie not only finds herself further away from New York than she had ever imagined, but walking directly into M. P. Calhoun's book, a place where more than one type of justice exists.
Category: Fiction

101 Magic Tricks

Author : Bryan Miles
ISBN : 9781631590726
Genre : Games
File Size : 79.84 MB
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Learn 101 simple magic tricks to astonish and amaze! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Step right up and try not one, not two, not three, but 101 Magic Tricks! Astonish and amaze everyone you know with easy-to-master tricks and illusions. Learn classic sleight of hand techniques that are simple enough for any apprentice to grasp. Conquer magical ruses that require no special equipment, and are explained with simple step-by-step instructions. Bryan Miles will guide you through astonishing feats such as: - The Foundations of Magic including: The Hand, The Deck of Cards, Mechanic's Grip and Biddle Grip, Classic Two-Handed Spread, Cutting the Cards - Magic at School or College - Birthday Magic - Restaurant Magic - Office Magic - Magic at the Bar - Street Magic - Holiday Magic - Anytime Magic - Magic for the Stage ...And More!
Category: Games

Magical Mathematics

Author : Persi Diaconis
ISBN : 9780691169774
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 69.10 MB
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"Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. In this book they share a wealth of conjuring lore, including some closely guarded secrets of legendary magicians. Magical Mathematics covers the mathematics of juggling and shows how the I Ching connects to the history of probability and magic tricks both old and new. It tells the stories--and reveals the best tricks--of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. Magical Mathematics exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic street-gambling scam of three-card monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trick--and much more"-
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Net Of Magic

Author : Lee Siegel
ISBN : 0226756874
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 57.33 MB
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Vast like the subcontinent itself and teeming with outrageous and exotic characters, Net of Magic is an enthralling voyage through the netherworld of Indian magic. Lee Siegel, scholar and magician, uncovers the age-old practices of magic in sacred rites and rituals and unveils the contemporary world of Indian magic of street and stage entertainers. Siegel's journeys take him from ancient Sanskrit texts to the slums of New Delhi to find remnants of a remarkable magical tradition. In the squalid settlement of Shadipur, he is initiated into a band of Muslim street conjurers and performs as their shill while they tutor him in their con and craft. Siegel also becomes acquainted with Hindu theatrical magicians, who claim descent from court illusionists and now dress as maharajahs to perform a repertoire of tricks full of poignant kitsch and glitz. Masterfully using a panoply of narrative sleights to recreate the magical world of India, Net of Magic intersperses travelogue, history, ethnography, and fiction. Siegel's vivid, often comic tale is crowded with shills and stooges, tourists and pickpockets, snake charmers and fakirs. Among the cast of characters are Naseeb, a poor Muslim street magician who guides Siegel into the closed circle of itinerant performers; the Industrial Magician, paid by a bank, who convinces his audience to buy traveler's checks by making twenty-rupee notes disappear; the Government Magician, who does a trick with condoms to encourage family planning; P. C. Sorcar, Jr., the most celebrated Indian stage magician; and the fictive Professor M. T. Bannerji, the world's greatest magician, who assumes various guises over a millennium of Indian history and finally arrives in the conjuring capital of the world—Las Vegas. Like Indra's net—the web of illusion in which Indian performers ensnare their audience—Net of Magic captures the reader in a seductive portrayal of a world where deception is celebrated and lies are transformed into compelling and universal truths.
Category: Games & Activities

Magic With Coins And Everyday Objects

Author : Jake Banfield
ISBN : 1682971511
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 45.44 MB
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Do you know your riffle shuffle from your French drop? Can you make a bottle disappear or read someone's mind? Learn the greatest magic tricks around and astound your friends and family, all without buying fancy props or equipment. From coins to muffins, make magic with anything you can get your hands on.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Show Me Cool Magic

Author : Jake Banfield
ISBN : 9781786034083
Genre :
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This book that takes the reader from knowing zero about magic to being able to do a whole show for their family and friends. Along the way they will learn some cool tricks to show their friends in school, find out how to do a PR stunt, film their own tricks, develop their unique magician persona, and all the other secrets to making magic amazing. The reader will be offered an array of trick options, from openers to finales, from which to build their own tailored show, depending on their favourite style of magic and stage of learning.

The Magic Of Micah Lasher

Author : Micah Lasher
ISBN : 9780684813905
Genre : Games
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A fourteen-year-old magician shares some of his favorite tricks, with instructions on performing tricks with coins, cards, ropes, balls, and other everyday objects
Category: Games

Magic Is Dead

Author : Ian Frisch
ISBN : 9780062839305
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the vein of Neil Strauss’ The Game and Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein comes the fascinating story of one man’s colorful, mysterious, and personal journey into the world of magic, and his unlikely invitation into an underground secret society of revolutionary magicians from around the world. Magic Is Dead is Ian Frisch’s head-first dive into a hidden world full of extraordinary characters and highly guarded secrets. It is a story of imagination, deception, and art that spotlights today’s most brilliant young magicians—a mysterious club known as the52, who are revolutionizing an ancient artform under the mantra Magic Is Dead. Ian brings us with him as he not only gets to know this fascinating world, but also becomes an integral part of it. We meet the52’s founding members—Laura London, Daniel Madison, and Chris Ramsay—and explore their personal demons, professional aspirations, and what drew them to their craft. We join them at private gatherings of the most extraordinary magicians working today, follow them to magic conventions in Las Vegas and England, and discover some of the best tricks of the trade. We also encounter David Blaine; hang out with Penn Jillette; meet Dynamo, the U.K.’s most famous magician; and go behind the scenes of a Netflix magic show. Magic Is Dead is also a chronicle of magic’s rich history and how it has changed in the internet age, as the young guns embrace social media and move away from the old-school take on the craft. As he tells the story of the52, and his role as its most unlikely member, Ian reveals his own connection with trickery and deceit and how he first learned the elements that make magic work from his poker-playing mother. He recalls their adventures in card rooms and casinos after his father’s sudden death, and shares a touching moment that he had, as a working journalist, with his childhood idol Shaquille O’Neal. “Magic—the romanticism of the inexplicable, the awe and admiration of the unexpected—is an underlying force in how we view the world and its myriad possibilities,” Ian writes. As his journey continues, Ian not only becomes a performer and creator of magic—even fooling the late Anthony Bourdain during a chance encounter—he also cements a new brotherhood, and begins to understand his relationship with his father, fifteen years after his death. Written with psychological acuity and a keen eye for detail, Magic Is Dead is an engrossing tale full of wonder and surprise.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Secret Life Of Houdini

Author : William Kalush
ISBN : 9780743298506
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty-eight years ago, Harry Houdini’s life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and bestselling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy. The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Street Magic

Author : Edward Claflin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036875321
Genre : Magic tricks
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Category: Magic tricks

The Magician S Secret

Author : Carolyn Keene
ISBN : 9781481417006
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Filled with skepticism while watching a master illusionist's performance, Nancy is dismayed when key evidence to an upcoming murder trial disappears during the magician's act. Simultaneous.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Secrets In The Magic Valley

Author : Robert Stever
ISBN : 9781410795540
Genre : Religion
File Size : 60.2 MB
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"Secrets in the Magic Valley" is a novel based on real places and special people. It's alive with ideas and thoughts that explore the universe of a curious mind. The story links an escape from a grimy, polluted town in Appalachia to a pristine valley in the Pacific Northwest where mysteries unfold. In this valley harmony breeds harmony. The valley reveals secrets such as rare plants and animals sequestered since the last ice age 10,000 years ago. Existing hot springs, natural wonders, and gold nuggets add to the intrigue and mystery. But it has other secrets as well. The ultimate secret climaxes the book. Three characters tell their stories--represented by youth, middle age, and older age--of growth into wisdom and experience, each making a difference in the lives of the others. It has been endorsed by Wilfred (Billy) Hopkins, author of four top selling books in the UK. "When it comes to writing beautiful prose, I have to take my hat off to you. Your descriptions are superb, lyrical and even poetic. Your dedication and love of the environment shines through. I liked your use of symbolism. The book has a rich philosophical vein running through it as well as beautiful analogies. A lot of dramatic surprises also keep the reader engaged. Dialogue runs smoothly throughout. It's a book that deserves a second reading in order to capture its full significance." Wilfred Hopkins
Category: Religion