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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.

Art of Presenting Magic to Children DVD
Art of Presenting Magic to Children
DVD by Danny Orleans - $129.00

This DVD/ Download set on how to do magic for kids has been recognized by critics worldwide as the best ever produced! Danny Orleans – a former Kindergarten teacher, shares over 40 years of experience performing more than 4000 shows to over one-million children, parents and teachers. This 3-DVD...

The Meridian Technique DVD Set DVD
Vanishing Inc. exclusive The Meridian Technique DVD Set
DVD by Mark Elsdon - $40.00

The Meridian Technique will help you create a lasting impression that will keep audiences talking about you and your magic for years to come. It will have you leaving each show knowing that you made a lasting impression. The basis of the technique is that you end each strolling...

2nd Annual Senior Pitchman DVD
2nd Annual Senior Pitchman
DVD - $35.00

This isn't a product that was cretaed for the magic industry but we are always on the look out for releases that we think would be of interest or use to magicians. This DVD will be of particular interest to those who use magic to help sell products at trade shows or similar events. It is an...

Celebration Of Sides Magic download (video)
Celebration Of Sides
Magic download (video) by Robert Neale - $14.95

Celebration of Sides will expose you to many unusual facets of the unique Robert Neale. Meet Neale the Topologist, the Artist, the Philosopher and the Trickster. Join Neale the Teacher as he leads you on a personal tour of his world...a nonsense world that will distort your perception...

Hat System Magic download (ebook)
Hat System
Magic download (ebook) by Marc Oberon - $25.00

Marc Oberon's hat System for the production of magic. Each hat represents a role that you play in the production process. Thought process Instead of putting on a "thinking cap", in the HATS system you put on a "hat" instead. That is not a real hat, of course; just one that you...

The Power to Dominate Google  Magic download (ebook)
The Power to Dominate Google
Magic download (ebook) by Dvein Kinght - $19.95

Government backlinks can put your magic website at the top of page one for Internet searches. That means you can be in position one or two! This eBook gives you the power to dominate Google. It is the goal of every entertainer to have their website on the first page of a search engine's...

The Social Media Magician Book
The Social Media Magician
Book by Dan Sperry - $30.00

Millions of views on YouTube and hundreds of thousands of dedicated online followers spanning every major social network including numerous fan made and moderated fan sites: Dan Sperry has literally become a viral celebrity though his constant interactivity with these fans. Now for...

Designing Miracles Audio Book CD or download
Vanishing Inc. exclusive Designing Miracles Audio Book
CD or download by Darwin Ortiz - CD only $30.00 or download for $25.00

Darwin Ortiz's seminal Designing Miracles has been heralded as one of the finest books ever written on magic theory. In many ways it is a "first" in magic philosophy, moving beyond presentational theory and exploring the very structure of magic effects. It is fitting then, that we present another...

Create Your Own Magic System Trick
Create Your Own Magic System
Trick by Marc Oberon - $25.00

This is a whole system for creativity in magic. Marc has eight metaphoric "hats" you wear so that you can excel in the choreography, construction, and deceptiveness in magic. Thought process Instead of putting on a "thinking cap", in the HATS system you put on a "hat" instead. That is...

Finding the Funny Book
Finding the Funny
Book by Ryan Pilling - $20.00

A professional entertainer's guide to improvisation, ad-libs, and audience interaction! Learn the techniques to creating inspired moments of comedy, and getting the best out of your audience volunteers. This guidebook will help the practiced magician, juggler, clown and other entertainers add...

The Definitive Sankey Vols. 1 - 3 Book
Vanishing Inc. exclusive The Definitive Sankey Vols. 1 - 3
Book by Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay - $60.00 each

1600 pages. 500 tricks. 3 volumes. 1 mind. Welcome to The Definitive Sankey. Four years ago we (Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin) embarked on a literary journey to describe the very best of Jay Sankey’s enormous body of work. The idea was simple: if you eliminate the weak tricks from Jay’s...

The Annotated Magic of Slydini Book
The Annotated Magic of Slydini
Book by Tony Slydini - $59.95

Long unavailable, Lewis Ganson`s The Magic of Slydini is, perhaps, one of the most influential magic books ever. Many of its routines have now become classics in magic, including Flight of the Paper Balls, Helicopter Card, Coins Through The Table, Slydini`s Knotted Silks, The Paper Balls in the Hat...

Essential Magic Conference 2011 DVD
Essential Magic Conference 2011
DVD by Various - $150.00

THE SECOND ESSENTIAL MAGIC CONFERENCE ON DVD NOW! The first Essential Magic Conference was rated epic by its members. The second, in 2011, was pure magic! Now you can have a front row seat at magic's most innovative event and join 33 of the world's greatest thinkers, creators and...

Original Tarbell Lessons in Magic Book
Original Tarbell Lessons in Magic
Book by Harlan Tarbell - $79.95

Nearly 100 Years Ago Harlan Tarbell began his journey into magic. The Tarbell System became a gold standard for lessons in magic. Whereas the Tarbell Course in Magic eight volume book set was modified from the original course, for the first time, this book contains the original...

The Meridian Technique Book
The Meridian Technique
Book by Mark Elsdon - $35.00

How many times have you done a strolling gig, cocktail party or residency and performed for group after group, packed up, and left with no bang, no "wow", no feeling that you just killed them? Sure, everyone was impressed, but it just didn't seem to add up to much... In The Meridian...

Secret Agenda Book
Secret Agenda
Book by Roberto Giobbi - $55.00

Roberto Giobbi has already written himself into magic history with his Card College series of books. What does he do next? Secret Agenda is a lovely idea. The premise is that it’s a day book, with 365 card “tasks” or entries, and you are to read one per day. You gotta love that Swiss...

Scripting Magic Book
Scripting Magic
Book by Pete McCabe - $40.00

Pete McCabe and 26 other guys show you the art of scripting magic. Includes 45 scripts, 13 essays, 7 interviews, and 1 flowchart to make you a better magician. Contributing magicians include: Michael Ammar Jon Armstrong Bruce Barnett Rafael Benatar Eugene...

Audience Management Book
Audience Management
Book by Gay Ljungberg - $34.95

Whether you are a performing magician, clown, juggler, ventriloquist, or stand in front of an audience for any other reason; you can improve your act by reading this book. In this book, Gay Ljungberg shares his performing experience with the reader and reveals a treasure of valuable...

Experience of Magic Book
Experience of Magic
Book by Eugene Burger - $55.00

In response to overwhelming demand, Eugene Burger's, the long out-of-print, Experience of Magic Book has been reprinted. It is an oversized hardcover with dustjacket, printed on quality acid-free paper and contain oodles of great tricks (enough for your entire repertoire) as well as...

Magic and Meaning Expanded Book
Magic and Meaning Expanded
Book by Eugene Burger - $40.00

In 1995, two celebrated philosophers of magic, Eugene Burger and Robert E. Neale, wrote a book that examined the psychological, symbolic and spiritual roots of theatrical conjuring. The result was a work brimming with new ideas that set readers' heads spinning and revealed a way of thinking...

Carney on Ramsay DVD
Carney on Ramsay
DVD by John Carney - $34.95

Lessons for all who wish to understand the art and science of misdirection John Ramsay was one of the world's greatest exponents of visual and psychological misdirection. His most famous application of these ideas was in his brilliant Cylinder and Coins and Coins in the Hat. John...

Vortex by Tom Stone Book
Vortex by Tom Stone
Book by Tom Stone - From $55.00

Open this book and you enter the mind of Tom Stone, one of Sweden's finest professional magicians and one of the world's most wildly innovative magical thinkers. Within a few pages you will be swept up and carried away by the creative whirlwind that is constantly blowing in Stone's brain. As you...

Five Points In Magic Book
Five Points In Magic
Book by Juan Tamariz - $35.00

Long out of print and widely sought after, The Five Points in Magic is Juan Tamariz's highly regarded study of the physical and psychological secrets that use the body to fool the mind. He shows in detail how each of these five possessions THE EYES THE VOICE THE HANDS ...

Secrets of Improvisational Magic Book
Secrets of Improvisational Magic
Book by Justin Higham - $20.00

In this concise guide to improvisation, Justin Higham reveals the fundamental secrets of creating and performing close-up card magic on-the-fly. Including chapters on Interactive Magic, the Improv Show, Jazz Magic, and The Trick That Cannot Be Explained, the various styles and modes...

Magic of Ascanio - The Structural Conception of Magic Book
Magic of Ascanio - The Structural Conception of Magic
Book by Arturo de Ascanio - $65.00

The Maestro, Arturo de Ascanio, left us in April, 1997, but his magic remains alive through the work of Jesus Etcheverry, who has compiled four books of Ascanio's magic. We're stocking this particular volume because we think it's the best. You get to learn Ascanio's theories, his thinking...