You can’t have a conversation about the greatest magicians of all-time without mentioning Juan Tamariz. The renowned magician is an A-List megastar in Spain and his seminal texts and magic theory changed the landscape of magic forever. Now, after 50 years of performing and writing, Juan reflects back on his life in magic by crafting letters to his dearest friend...you!
Letters From Juan is an innovative new approach to learning magic. Instead of being laid out like a traditional magic book, Juan presents everything as a letter to a close magical friend. This is the debut release in a remarkable 6-part series.
These love letters to magic contain captivating close-up magic and stories, as well the closely-guarded secrets to some of Juan Tamariz's most amazing card tricks that have never been published anywhere else. This includes invaluable insights about how to present each effect, as well as a look at the history and variations.
Designed to be easily-digested and enjoyed, there is no space wasted on fluff here. The amount of value Juan packs into Letters From Juan - Vol. 1 is unparalleled.
So much so that we could never properly summarize it ourselves. Which is why we're going to hand it over to Juan to help you best understand the merit of this remarkable offering.
"These letters unveil the secrets of the tricks and routines I have been planting in moonlit nights throughout the past fifty years, prompted by the whispers of my friends, the Muses, and that I have been nurturing and grafting, year after year, since their birth as magical plants and trees, striving to improve their taste, their scent, and the appetizing presence of their already ripe fruit.
These ideas and near secrets that I keep in a cabinet, which I've owned almost since my childhood, are the ones that I want to reveal for the first time to you. I will be sending them along with these letters. Aside from presenting them to lay audiences, they are the tricks and routines I have used for making even the most knowledgeable magicians experience the wonderful and powerful effect of the impossible, as well as the emotion of the fascinating and the magical. As you probably know, it's a specialty that Maestro Ascanio so rightly named "magic even for magicians," which I have cultivated with love and passion.
I hope you enjoy them and make others enjoy them!” Juan Tamariz
Contents of Letters From Juan Vol. 1:
- Letter from Juan
- The Shovel
- Color Separation Finale
- The Rainbow Knife
- Pure Olive Oil and Water
"As a wise friend sharing love and guidance, Juan brings you into the fold with charm and warm words: showing his heuristic voyage with deep insight into some astonishing routines and philosophy. Each letter arrives with laughs and diverse ideas for the practical wonderworker. Having a pen pal has never been so exciting!" Paul Vigil
"Just when you think Juan has given us his all, a new project appears and it is extraordinary! Letters from Juan allows Juan to share more of his ideas with everyone he loves. A wide variety of Juan's magic is covered in these letters. Juan’s letter on “Secrets” was a real inspiration. I won’t spoil it, but I hope you enjoy it as much as I did." Gary Plants
Perfect Bound | 44 Pages | Translated from Spanish by Rafael Benatar