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Library of Wonder: Mahdi Gilbert

Library of Wonder: Mahdi Gilbert

Art of Magic - Monday, July 11, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Curated by Mahdi Gilbert, June’s Library of Wonder abounds with charming oddities and titans of magic. The collection is not one to take lightly; Mahdi’s countless years of study within the art has procured a vast knowledge of the best conjuring has to offer.

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Earl Nelson performs on The Magic Palace

Earl Nelson performs on The Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Monday, June 27, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Earl Nelson, a revolutionary card technician and author of Variations, performs a beautifully clean and direct routine on Dale Harney's Canadian magic program, The Magic Palace.

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Dale Harney performs the Finger Chopper

Dale Harney performs the Finger Chopper

Art of Magic - Monday, June 20, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Dale Harney performs the classic Finger Chopper illusion on the Canadian television series, The Magic Palace.

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Art of Magic Presents: Street Magic

Art of Magic Presents: Street Magic

Art of Magic - Monday, June 6, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Watch as Franco roams the streets of Los Angeles, performing a selection of miracles from our catalogue, so you can see real world reactions to these strong, visual effects.

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Dale Harney's Magic Palace

Dale Harney's Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Friday, May 20, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


A Canadian television series, The Magic Palace was an inspiration for a generation of magicians. The show was conceived and hosted by Canadian stage illusionist, Dale Harney.

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Code of Secrets

Code of Secrets

Art of Magic - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


There is no straight path to become a magician. Your commitment to mystify will be an ongoing journey, and we encourage you to see magic in everything.

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Wrestling with Magic: The Three Presentations

Wrestling with Magic: The Three Presentations

Curtis Kam - Monday, May 9, 2016

Category: About Vanishing Inc


In this excerpt from Wrestling with Magic, Curtis Kam discusses the various types of presentation for magic effects.

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The Magician's Secret

The Magician's Secret

Art of Magic - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


The magician depends upon mystery which in turn depends upon secrecy. The ability to make something happen that others know cannot happen is necessary to the successful magician.

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Observations by Bill Simon

Observations by Bill Simon

Art of Magic - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Bill Simon shares what he has observed about magic, including the contemporary approaches to practice, performance, and more.

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Wrestling with Magic: Experience Trumps Theory

Wrestling with Magic: Experience Trumps Theory

Curtis Kam - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Articles


Curtis Kam allows us an excerpted essay from his excellent notes on magical theory, Wrestling with Magic. Enjoy a pithy discussion of the merits of experience.

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Wonder cabinet

Wonder cabinet

Art of Magic - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


The estate has countless doors. Bedrooms, bathrooms, a library, smoking room, parlor, even a turkish bath. But the real treasure of the manor—the true opulence of the home—isn't found on the other side of a mahogany door.

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Library of Wonder: Adam Rubin

Library of Wonder: Adam Rubin

Art of Magic - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


The first post in the Library of Wonder series, New York based magician and author Adam Rubin has generously provided a collection of books that are without a doubt required reading.

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The Magic of Meaning

The Magic of Meaning

Art of Magic - Sunday, March 6, 2016

Category: Articles


Magic and Showmanship. Is it still relevant today? Read this excerpt and see if you agree with it.

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Lincoln Now: The Art of Cardistry

Lincoln Now: The Art of Cardistry

Art of Magic - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


The art of Cardistry may have started as just a beloved hobby among enthusiasts, but when the juggling duo began making videos to document their routines, a movement began.

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A Magical Search for a Coincidence

A Magical Search for a Coincidence

Art of Magic - Saturday, February 20, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Helder discusses the small coincidences that pervade everyday life and why it’s so important for us to be aware of those little magic moments.

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The Impostress Princess Expanded

The Impostress Princess Expanded

Peter W. Tappan - Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Category: About Vanishing Inc.


The Impostress Princess Expanded • Peter W. Tappan • 6" x9" hardbound with dustjacket • 137 pages • 19 illustrations

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Unspeakable Acts: Three Lives and Countless Legends of Tom Palmer, Tony Andruzzi, Masklyn ye Mage

Unspeakable Acts: Three Lives and Countless Legends of Tom Palmer, Tony Andruzzi, Masklyn ye Mage

Jim Magus with Terry Nosek and Neil Tobin - Sunday, May 1, 2011

Category: About Vanishing Inc.


Unspeakable Acts: Three Lives and Countless Legends of Tom Palmer, Tony Andruzzi, Masklyn ye Mage • Jim Magus with Terry Nosek and Neil Tobin • 9" x 6" laminated hardcover • 2011 • 534 pages • approximately 150 black & white illustrations, mostly photographs

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