Approaching Magic

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Book by David Regal ($55.00 - normally $75.00)

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Approaching Magic - magic

David Regal has created more great close-up magic in the past decade than anyone else I can think of. His previous books, Star Quality, Close-Up & Personal and Constant Fooling (volumes 1 and 2) contain enough material to keep a magician practicing for a lifetime. But, Approaching Magic is twice the size of his previous efforts and it's just as good.

Regal has a penchant for creating very direct magic, which he intertwines with clever and funny presentations. He seems to effortlessly use his experience as a comedy writer to add dynamism to his script. Most of the effects are very easy to follow, with very direct methods.

The style of magic in Approaching Magic is much the same as that in his previous books. His card magic employs interesting methods to sit alongside fun, direct effects. But, there's less card magic in Approaching Magic than in his earlier works, in place of some larger parlor and stage magic. Some of these items will require a little DIY, but they're some of the best in the book. His effect "In Darkness" reminds me of "Dean's Box" in that it's an incredibly fooling and elegant sequence using a large prop (but, unlike "Dean's Box" is compact and easy-to-carry). It's a penetration of a ring and wand that would have fooled the crap out of me. Similarly, his "The Power of Love" is an hilarious, yet massively fooling stage routine utilizing a borrowed ring.

This is the biggest (506 pages) and most ecliptic David Regal production to date. If you like Regal's work (and I can't think of a single reason why you wouldn't), then you'll want to pick this one up. Just be prepared to put some time in - there's a lot of magic to read here!

 

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Customer reviews for Approaching Magic

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jonathon

Hi hot and must have book if you to learn more effective ace assembly effects the small sample effects xx top club to read before you get old likea cool çat this crazy book is a joy to sleep with!

 
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Arthur Alexander

The best magic book I own. There, I said it. David Regal’s thinking is ingenious. Not only are you getting a plethora of tricks but they are secondary to some great insight and theory from one of the best. What are you waiting for, buy this book!

 
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Matt

This book is DENSE. But an incredible, need to have, essential kind of dense that could allow you to perform ONLY things from this book for the rest of your life, and that's just the routines/tricks.

The essays hit on great interpretations of the principles of performing, creating, and being a good person (honestly).

I would consider David Regal to be essential to anyone's magic library. The man is a genius and just all around incredible to learn from on the page and on the screen.

 
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Derek

This is an absolute treasure trove of incredible thinking in magic. Anyone serious in the study of magic really should buy this. An absolute steal for what it's worth. So many different types of magic covered - virtually guaranteed there will be something here (likely many things) you will want to add to your repertoire, but beyond that, it's a fantastic insight into the creativity of one of the best minds in magic.

 
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Matthew

Wow! There's a lifetime's worth of material to study in here. I absolutely love the money effects in the Renumeration section, as well as the trick "Cocoa"--a cups and balls routine using mugs and marshmallows with a kicker ending where a mug fills up with cocoa!

Approaching Magic by David Regal