Essential magic theory - page 3

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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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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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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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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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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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 brain. As you...

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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 - Various prices

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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Designing Miracles Book
Designing Miracles
Book by Darwin Ortiz - $45.00

Darwin Ortiz is one of the most important close-up figures of our time. With Strong Magic he wrote himself into the annals of conjuring; that instant classic will be studied for years and years to come. Vanishing Inc readers know what fans we are of Darwin’s work, and that book. Designing Miracles...

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The Books of Wonder 1 & 2 Book
The Books of Wonder 1 & 2
Book by Tommy Wonder - $90.00

Never has there been a more articulate manifesto declaring magic a true art. And never has one man offered a more detailed and coherent plan for achieving art by the practice of magic. Through a series of tricks, routines and essays, Tommy Wonder provides a clear blueprint for an...

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Tangled Web Book
Tangled Web
Book by Eric Mead - $40.00

The world has been waiting for a book by Eric Mead for a long time and this is it. Mead is a fantastic bar magician who worked on alternating nights at the famous Tower Magic Bar in Snowmass, CO for 14 years (the other magician, of course, was Doc Eason). The Tower closed in April 2004 and...

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Maximum Entertainment Book
Maximum Entertainment
Book by Ken Weber - $39.95

Ken Weber has done something remarkable: he has written a modern classic. This site is NOT about hyperbole, so you won’t hear us mention this often. Many magic books—good magic books—will have their moment and then fade away. This book is here to stay. It’s an undisputed classic. And a success!...

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Strong Magic Book
Strong Magic
Book by Darwin Ortiz - $49.95

"The book is readable, it's extremely clear, it's clear, it's thrilling in its intellectual adventure. And it's also, clearly, enormously practical. It makes you think. It enriches you as an artist (and therefore as a human being.)" Juan Tamariz "A wonderful, wonderful book filled...

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Visions of Wonder 1 - 3 DVD or download
Visions of Wonder 1 - 3
DVD or download by Tommy Wonder - $34.95 each

Our goal at Vanishing Inc is not to push the newest trends or the latest releases. It’s to equip the dedicated magical student with the right tools. And if you’ve been in magic more than a week, you’ve heard the name Tommy Wonder. He is, perhaps, our generation’s greatest magician. He died a few...

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