Magic : The Complete Course, Paperback


Toss the tuxedo. No more impaling women in boxes. Lose that top hat and set the rabbit free. Magic is getting a makeover. Forget those tired birthday party tricks or overproduced nonbelievable illusions.

Joshua Jay's "Magic" is a complete course, jam-packed with over a hundred amazing but easy-to-learn effects.

Much more than a collection of tricks, this book teaches both the mechanics and presentation necessary to perform each trick - since only a mastery of both (plus a lot of practice) makes a real magician.

In "Magic", the performance scripts are topical (so you can transition seamlessly from a real conversation into a trick), the props are familiar (often right in front of you), and the magic is unbelievable (leaving your audience perfectly flabbergasted).

Chapters cover a wide-range of scenarios in which you will learn to make money appear, predict thoughts and phone numbers, control a participant's decision, and demonstrate superhuman memory.

As a bonus, "Magic" recasts some of the classic prop-tricks that historically require rubber thumbs or trick card decks, into new modern effects.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, 500 colour photographs
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Conjuring & magic
  • ISBN: 9780761149873



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