Teaching Magic

Book by Eugene Burger ($39.95)

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Eugene Burger was, in our opinion, magic's greatest teacher. It is such a thrill to see his legacy live on through this wonderful new volume, co-written by Larry Hass. Teaching Magic is a finely tuned blend of method and theory which guides you through the process Eugene used to develop his magic.

From the beginning of his illustrious career, Eugene Burger has demonstrated that performing magic is different from presenting a trick or a puzzle. It requires that we genuinely astonish people with an experience of the impossible.

But how can we learn to perform magic that meets this high standard? Who can teach us how to do so? In this book for students and teachers of magic, master magician Eugene Burger explores the path for learning how to perform magic that has exceptional impact on our audiences.

Reading the 182 pages of this hardback volume, you will be immersed into Eugene's philosophy - how to make magic as meaningful and impactful as possible. On the way, you will also learn 7 previously unpublished routines and get access to videos of Eugene performing many of them!


Hardcover: 6" x 9", 182 pages

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Danny Orleans

As a longtime student of Eugene Burger's, (since 1979), it's a thrill to read his thoughts on how to be a better magic student. What readers will especially enjoy, is that you'll be able to hear his mellow baritone voice as he "talks to you" in this final book that we wrote just before his unexpected death.

He discusses challenges that we all have as students of the art... such as pre-performance nervousness and how he overcame his; the importance of "good words" when presenting magic; and three phrases that magicians should never say when performing (something he and I discussed frequently as our pet peeve when watching other magicians). This book is especially good for any of you who struggle with mastering new material and getting it "performance ready." Burger's "formula" for doing this worked very well for him, for me, and his many, many students that he taught one-on-one and in small groups at the Mystery School in Las Vegas. I highly recommend "Teaching Magic" for fans of Eugene's and anyone who wants to learn a proven method to add new material to their repertoire.

 

Greg Glau

Perhaps one of the best books published in the last few years--filled with Eugene's wisdom and always professional ideas. Stunning, new effects. Thoughtful and insightful. I usually share books with our oldest son, but in this case, after I'd read my copy, I bought another for him to have--the book is that useful.

 

Sergio Crino

I'm still halfway through the book, but I feel the urge to write this review. Reading Teaching Magic feels like having Eugene Burger next to you, supporting you and keeping you on track. You can feel his warmth and kindness, his pleasure in sharing and teaching. I'm not a professional magician (yet!), but if I ever become one it'll be thanks to the influence of Eugene Burger's writings and lectures.