A secret we’ve kept for years is finally revealed.
Longtime members of the Vanishing Inc. Family likely know that Jack Parker was one of our favorite card magicians. To call his card magic “extraordinary” truly doesn’t even feel like a strong enough word. He was a genius with a deck of playing cards that had an uncanny knack for creating visual and astounding magic that was often surprisingly easy to do.
Jack has received endless praise from some of the most elite magicians in the world. Our own Andi Gladwin studied alongside him and had the pleasure of calling him a friend. Andi always felt Jack’s magic deserved to be compiled in a big, beautiful book, but Jack never felt the time was right.
That was until Jack was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Prior to his passing, he spent many months with Andi creating 52 Memories. This remarkable book was an instant smash-hit and bestseller that has been praised as a modern classic of card magic.
But, there was something we never told you…
The truth is, we had actually planned two big book projects with Jack. Since he passed away right before the first book was released, we were never quite sure of when we should unveil the second collection of material from this extraordinary man.
15 years after Jack’s passing, the sequel to 52 Memories has finally arrived. 52 Explorations contains 52 more of Jack Parker’s best creations. This is hard-hitting, practical, amazing card magic that truly embodies what made Jack so special.
You’ll learn full routines and original ideas like the Profusion Principle, color changes like the Fade Change and innovative sleight of hand moves like the Hands Up Vanish. There’s even an entire chapter dedicated to a little-known mathematical principle that will fool even the most analytical audiences—even while they hold the cards in their hands.
As this is our final chance to explore the endlessly-creative mind of Jack Parker, nothing is held back. 52 Explorations offers Jack Parker’s most cherished secrets. This includes a multi-phased Seven Card Assembly trick that only Jack’s closest friends had ever known until now. It is quite possibly the most perfectly-constructed routine Jack ever devised.
The end of 52 Explorations is also truly unique in a way unlike any other magic book we’ve ever produced. As a final gift to Andi, Jack hid three tricks until after his death. These were tricks that had never been shared anywhere else before. After Andi spent a significant amount of time deconstructing the methods, we are able to bring these never-before-seen effects to you. This includes quite possibly the most intriguing Open Travelers ever constructed.
Like you’ve come to expect from all Vanishing Inc. magic books, 52 Explorations is a stunning hardback book with an expertly-designed layout and gorgeous illustrations. It’s designed to pair perfectly with 52 Memories- Retrospective Edition on your bookshelf (which was also reprinted in limited quantities as part of this special release).
After all these years, we are so thrilled to give Jack Parker’s finally legacy the honor it truly deserves.