Astonishing Essays

To celebrate our tenth anniversary this year, we've started an amazing project. A collection of ten small, beautiful books that have one aim. To make you a better magician. The idea is easy. We get some of the greatest magicians in the world to write about ideas they're passionate about.

To launch the series, we've got Rob Zabrecky, Steve Cohen and an anonymous magician who is serving a life sentence in prison. We're sure you're going to love reading these as much as we loved making them.


Astonishing Essays - Lawrence Hass Book
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Book by Lawrence Hass - $25.00

In 2006, Dr. Lawrence Hass did the unthinkable. He left his job as a tenured Professor to pursue close-up magic as a full-time profession. Against the odds, his magic business is thriving, he is content in his work, and he is happy. “I’ve learned a lot through this life change, about myself...

Astonishing Essays - Robert E. Neale Book
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Book by Robert Neal - $25.00

The Trickster Spirit by Robert Neale. This volume is a challenging adventure about magic and death. At turns humorous and deeply insightful, Neale asks us to reconsider the magician's role in the world. Robert Neale is one of magic's most esteemed authors, and this is, we believe, one of his most...