The Magic Way

Book by Juan Tamariz
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The Magic Way

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Book by Juan Tamariz (49.95)

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In this updated and expanded edition of The Magic Way, Juan Tamariz teaches you not just great tricks, but a way to make every trick you do better and more magical.

From the moment it appeared in 1987, The Magic Way was recognized as one of the world's great books on magic. It has been long out of print and highly sought after. This new edition of The Magic Way brings to magicians everywhere the magic and remarkable thinking of one of our greatest living magicians. Over a period of five years, Juan Tamariz has corrected, revised and updated his classic text. This newly translated edition of that revised work might have been called The Magic Way Repaved.

The Magic Way is an in-depth study of how any magic effect may be improved until its method becomes so impervious to discovery that audiences simply relax happily into the experience of the impossible. Tamariz's "Theory of False Solutions and The Magic Way" is explained more clearly and fully than ever before, with detailed examples. These examples are not just exercises constructed to illustrate a point. Tricks and full routines taken from Juan Tamariz's working repertoire are explained in depth, and then meticulously analyzed to show how his theory is applied. You will gain new performance pieces, polished by a master, and something even better: a new tool that will allow you to make every trick you do more amazing. That is why The Magic Way has earned its reputation as a book no serious magical performer should be without.

In The Magic Way, Juan Tamariz teaches in full some of his most prized tricks and routines. Among them are...

  • The Tamariz Ambitious Card routine
  • His Magazine Test with Spirit Slates
  • His remarkable Oil and Water routine
  • Nineteen additional and original Oil and Water sequences
  • And Juan's version of Al Koran's "Miracle Divination", in which, under the fairest-seeming conditions, someone freely thinks of a card in the deck and, without touching the cards, the performer swiftly and unerringly names the one thought of.

All these effects pull audible gasps from the public and magicians, and they have been perfected through hundreds, if not thousands of performances. And while teaching them, Tamariz carefully shows how his "Theory of False Solutions" works. It is really much more than a theory. It is a well-considered plan for making any magic effect more baffling, and its secret more impossible to discover. For those who desire to get maximum entertainment and astonishment from their magic, studying The Magic Way may be the most valuable resource you will ever find. It is also a highly remarkable exploration of how one of the world's unquestioned masters of magic thinks and approaches every trick he does. The title really reflects the contents perfectly. This book is...


Pages: 296 - 7.5" x 10" - Hardcover - photo-illustrated


Customer reviews for The Magic Way



The Magic Way is so highly recommended for a reason. Its a whimsical approach to the thinking and execution of magic.
This is not a book of tricks, but rather one trick used as a means to explain a philosophy of performance and mentality.
If magic is a hobby for you, I'd say this is not a must have. However if you are pursuing magic as a performer it is certainly a valuable read.



Well, to be honest, if you are looking for a book that teaches you a lots of cool effects and routines, this isn’t it. Although there are ambitious card, oil and water taught in this book, a lot of better versions are created by different magicians throughout the year. But the reason I give this book 5 stars is because how Juan talked about performing magic. This is I think, one of the best book you can get about performing. How Juan talks about the nine points in the spectator’s mind really helps me improve my routines.



This is the way.

The mind of Juan Tamariz is an amazing thing. His ideas are what separates the amateurs from the pros from the legends. Don't just read this book, study it. Really think about the concepts and how you can apply it to your own material. This book is a treasure trove of information and you'll discover something new every time you open it. Definitely a classic that will be revered for generations to come!


Scott R

This is a fantastic book, along with all the books written by Juan Tamariz. When I bought my first Tamariz book I was concerned because I had read a few reviews that stated that the translations were hard to understand. That could not be the furthest from the truth. I have 4 of his books and love all of them. They all read great! All of his books have given me so much wealth of information and improved my performances dramatically.



For many years, the Magic Way is a long-sorted out of print classic magic book that serious magicians looking for a copy, simply want to read it and become better magicians as praised by many others.

Of course, some people might chased for high value investment and resale value, make it look good on their bookshelf. However, is that the value of this master piece?

Absolutely not.

Maestro Juan Tamariz show us his methods on how to make magic become miracles in mind of spectators / magician as well. How do I know it? I met the maestro twice during magic conventions and his performance surrounded by hundred veteran magicians, For over an hour he performed exactly described in his book and left all of us in the magic way.

The Magic Way is a classic, a master piece of magic literature like Books of Wonder that you cannot afford to miss. Buy it now, read it, study it, breath with it, and read it again.

My highest recommendation.


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  • Alan asks: Is this any different than the 2014 edition from Hermetic Press?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No - it is a reprint
  • Mariano asks: Is this book Hard Cover ? Who did the translation?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It is hardcover. I think several people helped.
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