Magic theory

Our goal at Vanishing Inc. Magic is enrich magicians, not just with new tricks, but with new ways of looking at magic. This is why we carry every important magic book ever written on the topic of magic theory. Our industry's greatest essayist is Jamy Ian Swiss, and we're proud to publish his trilogy of magic theory. Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz is another must-read in the theory category.

Confronting Magic Book
Confronting Magic
Book by Steve Cohen - $60.00

Celebrate the iconic Steve Cohen and more than twenty years of his critically-acclaimed NYC residency show "Chamber Magic" with this...

Denny Haney: Collected Wisdom (Book Only) Book
Denny Haney: Collected Wisdom (Book Only)
Book by Scott Alexander and Alexander Illusions LLC - $295.00

For the first-time ever, the life, career and routines of the legendary Denny Haney have been compiled into one incredible 500+ page...

Denny Haney: Out of the Box (Collected Wisdom DVDs) DVD
Denny Haney: Out of the Box (Collected Wisdom DVDs)
DVD by Scott Alexander - $175.00

This is the exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime 4-DVD set that initially only accompanied the special collector's edition of Denny Haney: Collected...

Magic Inside Out Book
Magic Inside Out
Book by Lawrence Hass and Robert Neale - $35.00

Magic Inside Out is a tremendous collection of 12 never-before-revealed routines from Bob Neale. Each mind-bending effect follows his trademark style...

Plots Ploys and Other Cons Book
Plots Ploys and Other Cons
Book by Brent Braun - $40.00

"...filled with incredible inspiration to make your magic better... the most fun thing you read this year!" Daniel Martin As magicians,...

The Magic Rainbow Book
The Magic Rainbow
Book by Stephen Minch and Juan Tamariz - $149.95

"I've waited more than twenty years to read this book, and the wait was worth it. If you've spent years looking for magic but have only been finding...

Tarbell Course in Magic Book
Tarbell Course in Magic
Book by Harlan Tarbell - Various prices

You hear this set talked about often, and it’s one you should own. But in the interest of honesty, let us tell you WHY you should own it, which may...

Coins and Other Fables Book
Coins and Other Fables
Book by Luis Piedrahita - $59.99 $45.59 (SAVE $14.40)

When Tamariz describes someone as one of the most brilliant minds in magic today, maybe you should get to know him!Luis Piedrahita is a director,...

Ask Paul Podcast Package Trick
Ask Paul Podcast Package
Trick by Paul Brook - $97.50

Don't worry, you didn't miss it! Although the Ask Paul Podcast is no longer available online, you can get it all now for one low price!The premise...

Perception Shaped as a Coin DVD
Perception Shaped as a Coin
DVD by Miguel Angel Gea - $25.00

This DVD focuses on an often-neglected area of presentation - that of visual perception. Many magicians focus solely on sleights or misdirection,...

Blue Moon Book
Blue Moon
Book by Pegani Magic and Nicolaj Christensen - $34.95

In his first book, Danish magician Nicolaj Christensen doesn't just bring seven strong effects to the table, but seven case studies for examining...

Project Alpha Mail DVD
Project Alpha Mail
DVD by Harry Robson and Matthew Wright - $24.95 $18.96 (SAVE $5.99)

Magicians and mentalists: If you've ever used gaffed or regular envelopes onstage, you need to check out Project Alpha Mail!This DVD gives you...

How to Present Yourself to an Audience Book
How to Present Yourself to an Audience
Book by Quentin Reynolds - $19.95 $15.16 (SAVE $4.79)

Trying to figure out how to improve your stand-up routine but aren't sure what to do? Are your routines playing fine, but your set underwhelms? Maybe...

After Dinner Technique Book
After Dinner Technique
Book by Ken de Courcy - $5.00

Don't overlook this gem! Ken de Courcy's After Dinner Technique has some superlative effects within, including Ken's "Money to Burn" -- this...

Playing Shopping Centers Book
Playing Shopping Centers
Book by Jim Mahoney - $10.00 $7.60 (SAVE $2.40)

Playing Shopping Centers by Jim Mahoney (with Introduction by Billy McComb) was written for magicians looking to perform magic in shopping malls,...

Showmanship and Presentation Book
Showmanship and Presentation
Book by Edward Maurice - $10.00 $7.60 (SAVE $2.40)

Edward Maurice brings you a showman's tips and tricks for presenting your show. From curtain rise to fall, everything is covered, including...

Open Sesame Book
Open Sesame
Book by Eric Lewis and Wilfred Tyler - $25.00 $19.00 (SAVE $6.00)

This book has long been regarded as one of the most important texts ever produced on children's magic. Most notable is the first chapter of Open...

Standing Up On Stage Volume 5 The Ovation DVD
Standing Up On Stage Volume 5 The Ovation
DVD by Alexander Illusions LLC - $49.95

It's time to get your act together, and Scott Alexander is here to show you how! In his new DVD series, Scott gives you the secrets for...

Magic as Entertainment Book
Magic as Entertainment
Book by Harold Taylor - $39.95 $30.36 (SAVE $9.59)

When was the last time you had a magic consultant to tell you what you needed to do to make your show better? Now, with Magic as Entertainment,...

Breaking Our Magic Wands Book
Breaking Our Magic Wands
Book by Robert Neale - $19.95

When magicians die, it is customary to break a wand to symbolize the end of their magic. But as Shakespeare's Prospero shows, there might be other...

Standing Up on Stage Volume 4 Feats of Skill and Danger DVD
Standing Up on Stage Volume 4 Feats of Skill and Danger
DVD by Alexander Illusions LLC - $49.95

It's time to get your act together, and Scott Alexander is here to show you how! In his new DVD series, Scott gives you the secrets for...

Standing Up on Stage Volume 2 Personality Pieces DVD
Standing Up on Stage Volume 2 Personality Pieces
DVD by Alexander Illusions LLC - $49.95

It's time to get your act together, and Scott Alexander is here to show you how!In his new DVD series, Scott gives you the secrets for putting...

Standing Up on Stage Volume 1 Opening Acts DVD
Standing Up on Stage Volume 1 Opening Acts
DVD by Alexander Illusions LLC - $49.95

It's time to get your act together, and Scott Alexander is here to show you how! In his new DVD series, Scott gives you the secrets for...

OPENING ILLUSIONS DVD
OPENING ILLUSIONS
DVD by Rand Woodbury-Illusionworks Publications - $29.95

Rand Woodbury wanted to produce a series that goes in-depth into the creative process and the real secrets behind successful magic. Thus he brings...

Smile for a Change Book
Smile for a Change
Book by Pro-Magic Inc - $14.95 $11.36 (SAVE $3.59)

How the World's Favorite Expression Can Affect Your Life This book isn't meant expressly for magicians, but instead can be enjoyed on two...

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The Books of Wonder 1 & 2
Never has there been a more articulate manifesto...
The Magic Rainbow
"I've waited more than twenty years to read this book, and...
Maximum Entertainment 2.0: Expanded & Revised
Ken Weber has done something...
The Works - Jamy Ian Swiss Trilogy
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Scripting Magic - Volume 1
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Magic in Mind
A note from Joshua Jay: What if I told you that today we are releasing a book with...
Magic History