Essential magic theory - page 2

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.

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 excell 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...

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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...

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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) emarked 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...

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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...

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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 performers in...

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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 lessons just as...

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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 Technique I...

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

So…Roberto Giobbi has already written himself into magichistory with his Card College series ofbooks. What does he do next?

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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.

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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 about...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Vortex Book
Vortex
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...

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

Discover the Five Points- and the Secrets of Using Them 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-...

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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...

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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 not be the reason you’re thinking of.  There’s very little in Tarbell you can read and perform AS IS. It was...

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Magic of Ascanio - The Structural Conception of Magic Book
Magic of Ascanio - The Structural Conception of Magic
Book by Arturo de Ascanio - $60.00

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...

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Chapter One Book
Chapter One
Book by Asi Wind - $34.95

This new book and DVD set from Asi Wind; a fabulous New York based magician and one of our favorite performers. The DVD runs for 1 hour, 36 minutes and features contains performances of the magic from the book. The book contains a mixture of Asi's trick and theories on magic: Magic Evolution...

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The Fitzkee Trilogy Book
The Fitzkee Trilogy
Book by Dariel Fitzkee - $22.00 each

Three of magic’s most sought-after classics are finally available again. Each one of these books, considered separately, would be highly recommended. But taken together, this is a body of work for the ages. Tommy Wonder, John Carney, Jim Steinmeyer, Mike Caveney and others have extolled the virtues...

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