Every issue from the inaugural year of The Hermit magic magazine, as well as some bonus unpublished routines and expanded explanations, are now available in a stunning two-volume hardback collection.
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The Hermit is a modern tribute to the independent magic magazines of the past. These underground publications were often considered the best-kept secret of magicians and a great source of inspiration. Focusing on creativity and engagement, The Hermit re-builds this sense of community through a monthly offering that capitalizes on modern technology to provide an improved reading and learning experience.
The Hermit - Volume 1 commemorates all of the incredible magic released in The Hermit throughout 2022. You’ll find all 12 monthly issues, plus some incredible bonus content. In total, you get 600 pages and 400 stunning illustrations from creator Scott Baird that bring to life some of the most innovative and groundbreaking work from more than 30 contributors around the globe. This includes everything from tricks to articles and essays on topics of great interest to magicians from improving creativity to professional development.
All of the content in The Hermit was designed with magic-capable readers in mind. It’s assumed that anyone perusing the content knows basic sleight of hand techniques like double lifts, palming, etc. Catering to both purists and workers, many of the routines offer advanced handlings, as well as easier, more practical handlings. A source to learn more about a specific technique is typically also included.
Each issue of The Hermit is offered in a convenient digital format. However, Scott has always felt it’s tough to argue against the power and longevity of the written word. Which is why he has decided to create a printed annual collection of each year.
The hardback The Hermit - Volume 1 two-book collection follows a tradition set forth by the great magic magazines of the past. All magicians, both present and future, will now have a chance to enjoy that incomparable feeling of exploring an entire year of magic creation.
"The Hermit brings back the sensation of receiving a monthly meeting of magical minds in the mail and excitedly tearing open the envelope." David Regal
"It's a great, new magazine full of clever magic… in the style of the great, old magazines that were full of clever magic. Just when you think that those good old days are over... !" Jim Steinmeyer
"Reading and learning magic from a broad number of underground technicians and performers is entertaining. It's a simple pleasure in life that The Hermit delivers every month." Lee Asher
"In this digital age of downloads and e-zines, it's rare to see anyone still producing hardcopy magic magazines like The Hermit. The excellent production quality of The Hermit is only matched by the top-notch magic you get to learn in each issue. Love it!" Harapan Ong
8.5" x 11" | Hardcover | Two Books | 600 Total Pages | 400 Total Illustrations