Vanishing Inc. Magic Blog - page 9

The latest magic tricks, interviews, articles, essays and hints and tips from Vanishing Inc. Updated daily.

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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Paul Harris on The Magic Palace

Paul Harris on The Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Monday, June 13, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Paul Harris performs a routine featuring some of his most well known effects with playing cards on Dale Harney's magic program, 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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Bruce Cervon on The Magic Palace

Bruce Cervon on The Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Sunday, June 5, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Bruce Cervon performs on The Magic Palace, an inspiration for a generation of magicians. The show was conceived and hosted by Canadian stage illusionist, Dale Harney.

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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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Simplicity: A Keynote to Good Magic

Simplicity: A Keynote to Good Magic

Art of Magic - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Theoretically any trick that is deceptive should be a good magical effect, but unfortunately this is not the case in actual practice. It is important that a magician be able to analyze the cause.

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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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A Brief Education in Card Magic

A Brief Education in Card Magic

Ricky Smith - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Ricky Smith provides the best sources for learning all facets of card magic in this in-depth article.

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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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Deceptive Practice

Deceptive Practice

Art of Magic - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


A feature-length documentary on the Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay.

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10 Movies Every Magician Should See

10 Movies Every Magician Should See

Art of Magic - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Professional magician Paul Wilson shares with us his feelings for the art of magic through 10 classic films.

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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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Fundamentals in Card Magic

Fundamentals in Card Magic

Ricky Smith - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Category: Articles


Learn the fundamentals in card magic through a collection of books curated by Ricky Smith.

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10 Tips for Constructing Original Material

10 Tips for Constructing Original Material

Ricky Smith - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Category: About Vanishing Inc


Ten tips for constructing original material from methods and techniques that you may already know, as well as developing new sleights or methods.

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How to Read a Magic Book by Ricky Smith

How to Read a Magic Book by Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Ricky Smith's advice about how to embark on your journey through magical literature.

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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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