World's Beyond

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World's Beyond

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Book by Paul Curry (60.00)

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We have GREAT news for all serious students of magic: Paul Curry's World's Beyond is finally, finally, finally back in print. For years this compilation of the best material from the legendary Paul Curry has been impossible to track down. Now it's available again, and at an affordable price.

You probably know and use Paul Curry's most famous creation: "Out of This World." Often considered the greatest card trick of the 20th Century, World's Beyond has an in-depth examination of this plot with new tips and strategies for this classic.

But where this 400-page, hardbound treasure-trove really comes to life is in the less celebrated material. Paul Curry's "Sliding Knot," "Color-Changing Deck," "IOU," and "Power of Thought" are all routines that are classic-level genius, and ready to be added to your next parlor show. There's also Paul's original handling of "Open Prediction" and his Turnover Change, which will be of particular interest to the card enthusiasts.

We've received a very limited supply from the publishers, and so they will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Jump at the chance to add this classic text to your library.

"Paul Curry saw magic through a private window that afforded his own unique perspective. To be a student of magic, one must study Curry." David Regal

"He could have stopped after inventing Out of this World in 1942 and guaranteed that literally all magicians from that point forward and for the rest of time would use his creation in their repertoires. Instead, this collection of classic Curry recipes shows that he was just getting warmed up. The greedy, keep-it-to-myself part of me is sorry this collection of pragmatic brilliance is being reprinted." Steve Beam

"I love to search through Magic books. I always find gems that somehow have been overlooked by others. Paul Curry’s World's Beyond is filled with loads of those rare sparklers. Not only great concepts but wonderful frameworks of presentation are within this book’s pages. Do you want to expand your repertoire? Here is a great place to search for treasure!" Paul Green

"Paul Curry belongs to that rare breed of "Inspired Amateurs" who has done more for magic than most professionals. In this book you’ll find out why. It has my highest recommendation." Roberto Giobbi

"I must confess that I was more than a little annoyed when Paul Curry’s World’s Beyond was published originally. I had spent several decades assembling the secrets in it that had only been published previously in small pamphlets and equally small runs. While time may have softened my edge towards coveting secrets, it has only elevated my respect for the words and wizardry of Paul Curry. I am thrilled that a new generation – and audiences – will now have the opportunity of experiencing the work of a creative giant of twentieth century magic." David Ben

"Definitely not a one trick pony. Paul Curry’s magic is WAY out of this world! Great classics in here. IMO it’s a must read." John Bannon

400 pages. Hardbound (with dustjacket)


Customer reviews for World's Beyond



I was never too familiar with the out of this world of fact, I knew it by name kind of knew about it, but never really cared much to perform it or even learn it. This book changed my mind. There’s tons of variations, subtleties, slights and more information than really you’d ever care to know about the effect. Lol. As I always say, there’s no better value than a book and this certainly proves it.



Josh's review was spot-on. I would like to give some insight on a few of the gems in this book.

Paul Curry's work does have some other types of magic in here, but as far as the effect goes there tends to be a mentalism-feel to the work. Out of This World is kind of the highlight of this with some modifications that he had made prior to his death. The subtleties he adds to the handling are worth looking over if you truly love this effect.

Some gems:

Probability Zero--If you are looking for a STRONG business card mentalism piece, it's worth the minor set-up it takes. Paul includes some subtlety that sells the piece hard for the spectator.

A Swindle of Sorts--If you want a good study in how demonstration and discrepancy can be used to devilishly fool a layperson, this is it. While in retrospect, the moves may seem quite obvious, I've had laypeople to react pretty strongly to this. They've been had and some will surely feel that sting.

Some Sleights--You'll get some insight into the Curry Turnover Change (good utility switch if you've got a table), a Double Lift (Drawback Double), a Switch (Time Change), a two handed pass (Tap Pass), and a one handed pass (Side Pass).

Though some of the tricks may seem a little old-school (the patter perhaps), I've gained a real good appreciation for subtlety over sleights. It's a good lesson in the fact that the effect happens in the mind of the spectator and you can set them up (yep, lying) for the impossible.


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  • Doug asks: Is there any significant difference between this new edition of World's Beyond as compared to the original edition?

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    • Erik asks: how much material requires a table?

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: A fair amount but some of it can easily be adapted to an in the hands presentation.
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