Forty years of experience, thinking, study and scrutiny of magic from the Maestro himself, Juan Tamariz. The man almost every magician considers the greatest living magician in the world. Tamariz wrote The Magic Rainbow to help magicians elevate their magic. Believing we can all do better than merely delivering the impossible. And explaining how to create amazement, fascination and wonder. To give the audience the feeling, albeit fleetingly, that what they are seeing is real magic.
In 1988, The Magic Way was published. A book in which Tamariz shared his amazing methods to make the magical method impossible to detect. Inside the pages of The Magic Rainbow, Juan elevates his readers’ magic beyond that. He helps you create emotions of amazement, wonder and fascination. The feeling that what they saw actually had to have happened. As impossible as that may seem.
The Maestro shares his incredible and original methods to erase the spectators’ memories. Making the chances of them being able to back track to a method impossible. He provides techniques to create memories that heighten the impossibility of the trick. Not only now, but also in the future. He shares his own strategies for coping with mistakes that can happen during a performance. He teaches you how to combine comedy and drama in ways that make your magic better. He also highlights areas these two areas should isolated to make them stronger.
This book is the most important theory text Tamariz has shared with magic community. Possible even the most important magic book on theory every written. It combines essays, insight and analysis drawn from over forty years of thought by the most loved and respected magician in the world.
Beyond all that, The Magic Rainbow is a ballad to magic and magicians. With lyrics that will steer your performances to heights you had never considered achievable.
Let your audiences join you, somewhere over The Magic Rainbow.
594 pages. Hardcover. Translated to English by Rafael Benatar.
"This is the most difficult book on magic you are ever going to read, and it might upset most of your beliefs about magic, and maybe even change your life. It is only for those who believe that magic is an art and a science, and who are willing to use their head and open their hearts. But if you do so, you will be rewarded with the love and the insight from someone, who is possibly the most important and influential magician that has ever lived. Never before has a book on the theory and philosophy of magic contained so much practical guidance and artistic vision as Juan Tamariz's The Magic Rainbow."
"The Magic Rainbow is an awe inspiring look through the eyes of a true master, the depth of thought and understanding is that of a genius. Juan's passion for magic leaps off every page. We are lucky to both have this book and that Juan chose magic as his passion." Joseph Barry