Magic Ebooks

Victory Carton Illusions

Few people consider paper, cardboard and carton high-tech products, but they are. Go visit any paper factory and you will find out that some of the largest and most complex manufacturing machines in operation today are paper machines.

Since my father worked for many years for a paper manufacturer, I have learned to respect paper from a very early age. This is part of the reason why I am so excited about this e-book. It describes 12 stage illusions which you can build entirely from carton. Carton is inexpensive, easy to work with, light weight, pretty durable and packs flat. These are characteristics great for the beginner as well as the advanced performer. Who wants to carry around heavy equipment? Who wants to travel with a trailer rather than fit everything in a car? With very little money you can build illusions that would normally run into the hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

It includes drawings and instructions for such illusions as SAWING THRU GIRL – SWORD BOX – LEVITATION – SUBSTITUTION – DOLL HOUSE – HEADS OFF – SPIRIT CABINET – GIRL PRODUCTION- RABBIT PRODUCTION – BOY VANISH – COSTUME ILLUSION.

Here is a bit of information you will thank me for. The strength of cardboard is rated by the so called ‘edge crush test’ or short ECT. Typical boxes are ECT 32. Make sure to build your illusions from cardboard rated ECT 44 or better. This makes all the difference. And there is no reason to stop at cardboard. I encourage you to experiment with other inexpensive materials such as various kinds of foam boards or corrugated plastic a.s.o.

And once you have replicated some of U. F. Grant’s designs and incorporated his advice, you can let your imagination run wild and take pretty much any illusion or illusion plan and rework it to use cardboard.

31 pages
word count: 5864 which is equivalent to 23 standard pages of text

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DesTROYers (Troy Hooser) (z-lib.org)

“Destroyers is filled with killer magic that is both audience tested and practical. Learning Troy’s material is well worth your time and investment”
– Bob Kohler

An immediate sensation when it debuted ten years ago, Destroyers remains relevant, innovative and “highly recommended” (Michael Close, MAGIC Magazine). Acclaimed author Joshua Jay takes you on a whirlwind tour of over forty routines and sleights, each one explained with thoughtful prose and distinctive illustrations. You will learn over a dozen coin routines that require no table, how to levitate a small mask, how to produce a bottle from nowhere, and how to produce a padlock from two rubber bands. This updated and expanded edition of Destroyers features over seven routines not originally included, as well as additional commentary and dozens of new illustrations.

The name Troy Hooser has always been associated with the underground magic scene. For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Hooser has quietly developed a repertoire of material that amazes laymen. Hooser’s material has also captured the imaginations of the magic industry’s thought leaders-Troy Hooser is, perhaps, your favorite magician’s favorite magician. In his first collection, he tips a lifetime of secrets and the theory behind them. These tricks wreak havoc on the logic of spectators. These tricks are Destroyers.

“Highly recommended for the serious student…Top notch and well thought out…Destroyers is the reason that the flipper coin has become so popular.”
– Dr. Michael Rubenstein, Coin Magic Seminar

“Destroyers has been instrumental in my own magical development. Any serious student of magic would benefit from careful study of Troy’s entire body of work.”
Eric JonesAudio and An Extension of Me

Pages: 189 – Hardcover – Black and White Illustrations

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Bajo el Sombrero Carlos Adriano

Bajo el sombrero. Apuntes desde mis zapatos - Carlos Adriano - Libro

The new book by Carlos Adriano is here: «Under the Hat. Notes from my shoes»! A tour of his magical philosophy and his personal vision of working with children. A work that deeply explores the magician without neglecting magic. Thoughts, experiences, routines, reflections… in 160 full color pages. What is hidden under the hat? The magician, the character, the clown, the entertainer, the artist, the one who goes on stage, the one who entertains the public… I watch him intrigued, attentive, expectant, taking notes from my shoes. In the talk-presentation, the author will have some mates –and you can have some tea– while he tells us how he has managed to create this magical project and how his professional career is consolidating and making his way internationally. On October 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Parenthesis of oblivion. Magic and Tea, at Calle Sombrerería 24, (SOMBRERERÍA!!! I couldn’t find a more suitable place), Lavapiés, Madrid. Forewords by Kayto, Luis Albornoz and Daniel Garber. Illustrations by Juan Luis Rubiales.

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Esto es magia

The 'best seller' of Spanish magic. A serious initiation book to the world of magic.
An easy, entertaining, theoretical and practical book.
Suitable for the beginner and the experienced magician.
With a very studied teaching technique (and with effects 
explained in the manner of comics) really innovative. 
A true classic that does not exceed the classification of 'essential for all'.
If you want to learn magic well,
start with this book.

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DECKOLOGY VOLUME ONE – Penguin v2_11084

A deck of 52 playing cards is a mini representation of creation itself, where time is the ultimate enigma. Hidden deep inside a deck of playing cards are many inner secrets. This ordinary-looking deck of playing cards is, in fact, a representation of forgotten mysteries coded by our ancient mystics. The biggest secret is that each card is ‘lucky’ for someone at some time.

This is essentially numerology/esoterica expressed via a deck of cards. If you have an interest in mysticism and/or numerology, this will be of interest to you.

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2020-penguin-magic-awards_19664

The 1st ever Penguin Magic Awards ceremony, honored all the magic released in 2020.

It took place on January 8th, 2021, at the P3 Magic Theater in Columbus Ohio. During the ceremony, Penguin Magic presented awards in 8 categories.

Hosted by Nick Locaapo & Erik Tait. Special guests include: Bizzaro, Eric Buss, Lance Burton, Lucy Darling, Marci & Lawrence, Nick Diffatte, Paul Draper, Shawn Farquhar, and The Shocker. Live performance by Jon Armstrong.

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The Memory Arts Sampler by David Trustman and Sarah Trustman

Finally learn the Memorized Deck work you were afraid to try!

Vanishing Inc.’s new book shows you how to memorize any deck in less than an hour!

No prior memorization is necessary!

The Memory Arts is Vanishing Inc.’s most beautiful book to date. Full-color, with pictures on every page, this book details the simple, secret formula that will allow you to remember things better — and not just in magic. This system, based on all the great pillars of mnemonics, was developed by husband-and-wife super team, Sarah and David Trustman. If you thought you had a bad memory, Sarah and David will show you otherwise!

They brought the house down at the Magi-Fest 2018, when they showed the audience how to EASILY remember half of a memorized deck (Tamariz Stack) in FIFTEEN MINUTES.

They can do the same for you. And the best part is that once you read the book and incorporate their system, you’ll be able to remember ALL SORTS OF THINGS. Not just the Aronson or Tamariz Stack, but other things from your life: phone numbers, to-do lists, your children’s names. Andi is using the system and can now remember his son’s name at least half the time. Success!

The book itself is worthy of any coffee table. It’s full of original art that will help you associate each card or line item with a picture. And the book SPECIFICALLY tackles how to memorize both Aronson and Tamariz, and for those of you feeling ambitious, it’s actually quite easy to memorize BOTH stacks, and switch between them. The Memory Arts shows you how with a breezy, fun, humorous writing style. The Trustmans have received RAVES about their system, and now it’s finally in one place. There is a reason why eight-time World Memory Champion, Dominic O’Brien, jumped at the chance to write the forward for this book!

If you’ve purchased their eBooks before, you know how helpful they are for memorizing decks and other information. This is the DEFINITIVE collection of their work.

“This book makes Memory Training fun!”
– Dominic O’Brien (World Memory Champion)

“Mental agility is an essential tool in magic, and memory is right up there among the most important. The Memory Arts is a beautiful book with stunning illustrations that presents memory enhancing skills, in a fun, picturesque way.”
– Simon Aronson

“A teaching tool of unforgettable charm. The art of memory uses your imagination to remember anything and everything. And, this book is f***ing gorgeous!”
– Dean Haspiel, Creator of The Red Hook

“I have to say, I have conflicted feelings about telling people how great this book is-because there’s a pretty big part of me that wants to keep this stuff secret, so people will be impressed and buy me drinks for memorizing cards without a clue as to how easy it is. I want everyone and their kids to read this.”
– Arun Rath, Journalist, Radio host (NPR/PBS)

“An innovative approach to learning about the greatest memory method of all: memory palaces. Through the joy of a beautifully written and illustrated book, you will end up with an instantly made, fully functional memory palace. Whatever you do with it, you’ll have fun!”
– Dr Lynne Kelly, author of The Memory Code

The Memory Arts by Sarah and David Trustman a fantastic read. It is one of the best books on memory. I highly recommend it.”
– Uri Geller

The Memory Arts book is the easiest and fastest way to learn mnemonica! Flash cards, songs, and rote memory weren’t sticking. In one day I read this book and learned the whole stack. Makes me feel foolish wasting all that time trying to learn it any other way.”
– Daryl Williams

“This book is GORGEOUS. What’s more, it is full of useful tools and systems that are both flexible and practical. You should read this, apply this and enjoy this.”
– Chris Rawlins

The Memory Arts is a valuable asset for anyone wishing to learn about the ancient art of memory techniques. It will prove to be of intense interest to those who have tried and failed to memorize a deck of playing cards; with its interactive approach to teaching a memorized deck in lightening speed. For the student looking to deepen their ability with memory, this will be a hugely valuable addition to their library.”
– Luke Jermay

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destroyers moments sampler (Troy Hooser Sampler by Joshua Jay)

Before We Begin

Moments is an ENTIRELY NEW COLLECTION OF MATERIAL BY TROY HOOSER. For the last ten years, Troy has developed a markedly different approach to close-up, and this collection features 25 BRAND NEW HOOSER ROUTINES, seeing print here for the very first time. Hardbound, fully illustrated.

Destroyers is the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book on the coin and close-up work of Troy Hooser. After years of scarcity, it is FINALLY AVAILABLE AGAIN, on the ten-year anniversary of its first printing.

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VANISH Magazine – JanuaryFebuary 2016 – Paul Daniels

VANISH Magazine - January/Febuary 2016 - Paul Daniels eBook DOWNLOAD

Once a year Paul Romhany chooses one edition of VANISH to remain FREE for ever and offer it to ALL magic dealers to share with their customers as a download. On Friday it was announced that Paul Daniels is dying from a brain tumor. This came as a shock to the entire magic community and in honor of the amazing work of Mr. Daniels edition 24, The Paul Daniels Edition, will be the one that remains available to everybody.

The story on Paul Daniels is written by his close friend Ben Robinson and is a profile and in-depth interview with this truly great entertainer. This is NOT a puff piece. It is solid, spot on interview with the truth as our rudder. In a world where everyone is “legendary” and a “genius” the words hold little sway for those who really deserve the encomiums. Paul Daniels is worth every accolade you shall ever hear or read. And he worked for it.

200 pages of the latest reviews, articles, essays and magic tricks by working professionals.

A fantastic way to help promote the art of magic and offer something very special to ALL of your customers.

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