Essential magic theory - page 1

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.

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Coins and Other Fables Book
Coins and Other Fables
Book by Luis Piedrahita - $59.99

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, screenwriter, and one of Spain's most famous magicians, being regular feature on the popular show El Hormiguero. Now he brings us an incredible new...

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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 was simple; ask me a question relating to the entertainment industry, mentalism, magic, or the business side of entertaining and I would answer it...

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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, but addition of knowledge of perceptual "tricks" of the mind will make your effects that much more powerful! Perception Shaped as a Coin teaches...

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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 construction and motivation that you can apply to your own routines. But Nicolaj doesn't just give you the answers on a silver platter. He asks...

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How to Present Yourself to an Audience Book
How to Present Yourself to an Audience
Book by Quentin Reynolds - $19.95

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 the answer is to become a better performer. Quentin Reynolds is here to give you the low-down on improving your stand-up by improving your...

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Project Alpha Mail DVD
Project Alpha Mail
DVD by Harry Robson and Matthew Wright - $24.95

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 everything you need to know about using envelopes in your act, from construction to performance. Full of useful advice and tips from working pros with...

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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 alone is worth twice the price of the book! But there's more! You also get valuable essays on Magic theory and Performing as well as thoughts and...

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Playing Shopping Centers Book
Playing Shopping Centers
Book by Jim Mahoney - $10.00

Playing Shopping Centers by Jim Mahoney (with Introduction by Billy McComb) was written for magicians looking to perform magic in shopping malls, though the tips and advice will apply to other venues as well. It includes everything detail you need, including topics like microphone management,...

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Showmanship and Presentation Book
Showmanship and Presentation
Book by Edward Maurice - $10.00

Edward Maurice brings you a showman's tips and tricks for presenting your show. From curtain rise to fall, everything is covered, including openers, audience appeal, costume, make-up and so much more. So if you need a director in your corner, check out Showmanship and Presentation today!...

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Open Sesame Book
Open Sesame
Book by Eric Lewis and Wilfred Tyler - $25.00

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 Sesame, topics reproduced below, which should be required reading for entertainers of children. If you entertain children or ever want to, you should...

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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 putting together your own show.  Volume 5 concentrates on using Scott's "Rule of Three" and developing effective closers and routining...

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Magic as Entertainment Book
Magic as Entertainment
Book by Harold Taylor - $39.95

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, that consultant is always with you! This comprehensive texts gives you much-needed advice on putting together you show, including routining, stage...

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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 reasons or seasons to break our magic wands. What might they be? What options do we have for ending our time with magic? In this book of heartfelt...

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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 putting together your own show. Volumes 4 emphasizes improving the mood and tone of your show by adding both skill and danger to your show....

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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 together your own show.  Volume 2 concentrates on the developing your onstage character. It includes tips on identifying your character to the...

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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 putting together your own show. Volume 1 concentrates on the opening act. It includes tips on making your appearance onstage, grabbing...

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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 you Opening Illusions, the first DVD of a new and novel informative 11-part documentary. In Opening Illusions, Rand does more than give you a peek...

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Smile for a Change Book
Smile for a Change
Book by Pro-Magic Inc - $14.95 NOW $6.75 (SAVE $8.20)

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 levels. On one level, it's just an interesting read about a fellow professional in our craft. And, it may serve as an example for you if you have ever...

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Our Magic Special Edition (2 DVD Set) DVD
Our Magic Special Edition (2 DVD Set)
DVD by Dan and Dave Buck and Paul Wilson - $26.95

Our Magic is a full length documentary about magic by magicians. It is a beautiful journey around an art filled with mysteries. Discover why magic is important and wonder is essential with this special edition set. Unlike the Standard Edition this all new edition is packed with special...

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50 SHADES OF GOLD - 50 Stagecraft Secrets Book
50 SHADES OF GOLD - 50 Stagecraft Secrets
Book by Wayne Dobson - $9.99

From a star studded career on the biggest stages. Royal command performances and years in TV, Wayne Dobson finally reveals his top 50 golden rules of stagecraft. Learn how to transform your performance with tried and tested advice and tips from the master. This booklet can be...

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