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Magic and Illusion: Dove act, birthday parties, venue
birthday parties, venue: Hi Raymend Was wondering if you still needed help getting a good home fro your dove act? John MagicWork...

Magic and Illusion: A Mystery of Magic, david copperfield, criss angel
david copperfield, criss angel, steve fearson: http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=PA8443 This is what I found. I have to warn you though that I do not own this. It s cheap enough though so you can afford it and if it sucks you don t loose out a whole lot. Florian uses the floating...

Magic and Illusion: A Mystery in Magic, crazy glue, david copperfield
crazy glue, david copperfield, steve fearson: Interesting video of separating body. I can t help you here, but I will surely investigate this. It seems like a great illusion. Floating dice is done with the use of Spiders Thread an almost invisible thread that is attached to the dye with crazy glue...

Magic and Illusion: A Mystery in Magic, andrew mayne, david copperfiled
andrew mayne, david copperfiled, sterling thanks: Sterling Thanks for your questions. Important point you should know: Your question is not private (ie to me) so whatever answers I give can only be suitable for a non-magic audience! If you want more explicit help as a magician, resend your questions...

Magic and Illusion: A Mystery in Magic, steve fearson, david copperfield
steve fearson, david copperfield, florian: You are correct. Steve Fearson did invent that illusion and as far as I know it is not for sale. The people who built it must have figured it out on their own. As per the dice: You must be on Steve Fearson kick because he is using the same method as Steve...

Magic and Illusion: magic ;), milk glass, accurate answer
milk glass, accurate answer, glass of milk: Nicole Three parts to this reply: 1) I don t perform the milk glass illusion! 2) Which milk glass illusion do you mean? Is it where milk is poured into a newspaper cone and then vanishesor where one glass of milk is able to fill many many other glasses...

Magic and Illusion: fire magic, fire magic, massive impact
fire magic, massive impact, coins: Hi Katie As you love coins.... and want fire .. I d recommend some fire with coins! However, before saying more .. this comes with a DANGER warning. you are a minor and MUST get permission to do anything with fire! I d strongly recommend you start...

Magic and Illusion: Magic summer school, west midlands uk, google
west midlands uk, google, magic summer: Aase I am not sure what you are asking so let me answer three questions: 1) If you mean The Magic Circle in London, you d need to ask them. however, many Summer School events are open only to members. I know as I ran these events for about 12 years!...

Magic and Illusion: Magic for Theater - Flying Prop, paper airplane, actors and actresses
paper airplane, actors and actresses, fly line: Amanda I DO have a lot of experience in the areas you mention. I have also coached many many actors and actresses for stage and film and TV. There are several ways to get the plane to do what you want but you must ask the question again as a private...

Magic and Illusion: Mentalism, mental feats, 13 steps
mental feats, 13 steps, good foundation: It is basically just another type of magic. It just revolves around mind reading and mental feats rather than cards or animals. If you are interested in mentalism, I would first check out what your local library has and if it is still appealing, I would...

Magic and Illusion: magic, duh, adobe acrobat reader, magic squares
adobe acrobat reader, magic squares, magic triangle: Hi! Thanks for your question. As this is a bit hard to explain when I can only use plain text to reply, I ve uploaded an extract from my book about Magic Squares to the following address: http://www.MagicSquaresBook.com/downloads/MagicSquareFormulae.pdf...

Magic and Illusion: Make a ring disappear & reappear inside a ring box, free magic tricks, several different types
free magic tricks, several different types, contraptions: Hi Huy! There are many many ways to do this but I am unable to give secrets when you ask on the public area of this list. Email again and make it private and when you do tell me the following: = How long have you been doing magic? = What are...

Magic and Illusion: How to Build your own Stage illusions, robert houdin, robert harbin
robert houdin, robert harbin, stage illusions: Varanga It s great you want to perform on stage .... small magic has become so popular that stage magic is beginning to wane. Good news! The best way to start is to read about the early masters of magic so that you get a full background and understanding...

Magic and Illusion: Ring disappear and reappear inside a ring box, magic knowledge, private question
magic knowledge, private question, performance thanks: Huy This is still NOT a Private Question. I d love to help you on this as I love ring routines (my own TradeMark effect is Ring Leader )but you ll need to write again, state your question, answer the points I raised but not as a reply, as a new question...

Magic and Illusion: keen to know how to bend a spoon, lasting moments, attention control
lasting moments, attention control, pocess: Hello Rajkamal Welcome to the wonderful world of magic! One of the wonders of magic is seeing something semingly impossible performed live, right before your eyes. It is something most experience in their childhood and these memories stay with us forever....

Magic and Illusion: Creating Magic, magic, houdini
magic, houdini, books: RYAN Great that you ve been looking and studying. Richiardi Jr is a superb performer ... does the absolute best Broomstick Illusion I ve ever seen and his DeKolta Chair presentation is equally stunning. Dunninger is interesting if you are into mentalism....

Magic and Illusion: illusions, magic, how to
magic, how to, teaching: Hi Professor s Nightmare is an OK routine. Somewhat dated (but that s OK) but problem as a cabaret piece is that the ropes are normal but viewers think they must be elastic or something. It would be essential to throw the 3 pieces out for inspection first....

Magic and Illusion: overhand shuffle control 2, card magic tricks, royal road to card magic
card magic tricks, royal road to card magic, overhand shuffle: Daniel, Thanks for your question and sorry for the delay in replying. If I could show you this in person, you d get it in about ten seconds, but it will take me a ton of words to describe, so instead, I ve found the following video that I think should...

Magic and Illusion: routining and adding variety to my performance, magic, tricks
magic, tricks, routines: Hi AH yes, I know that trick (but forget the name) using the Biddle Steal. I don t know the content of Crash 1 and 2 ... what have you gained from them? What is on them? Bobo s book is good but very dated now. It s OK for general sleights but coin...

Magic and Illusion: Best way to learn magic, magic, laern
magic, laern, how to: Sudarshan I wasn t suggesting that you apply ... just that there will be a massive growth of interest and you may discover other magicians as a result. A great way to start is a general course covering the basic foundations across many disciplines ie...

Magic and Illusion: Creating Magic, magic, houdini
magic, houdini, books: RYAN Great that you ve been looking and studying. Richiardi Jr is a superb performer ... does the absolute best Broomstick Illusion I ve ever seen and his DeKolta Chair presentation is equally stunning. Dunninger is interesting if you are into mentalism....

Magic and Illusion: cpoin trick, magic illusion, magic trick
magic illusion, magic trick, allexperts: Firstly, glad you enjoyed it- the fun of magic is the entertainment and bafflement - there is rarely ONE way of doing what you see, and often what you remember isn t what you saw - but check http://en.allexperts.com/q/Magic-Illusion-2221/magic-trick-coins-answer.htm...

Magic and Illusion: About cyril takayama, magic, methods
magic, methods, how-to: Yusri Most of the apparent levitations you may have seen on stage or television and that have been done for two hundred years do NOT use strings or camera tricks. But you cannot just go and purchase these in shops like a pack of cards. the methods...

Magic and Illusion: How do you disappear using a towel and throwing it over yourself, magic, illusions
magic, illusions, methods: Hi Justin My guess, by the way you ve worded your question is that you are not a serious student of magic. Before you are able to perform such a vanish, you d need to have gained a lot of performing ability and learned essential magical presentation...

Magic and Illusion: About cyril takayama, supernatural man, levitation
Magic and Illusion: About cyril takayama, supernatural man, levitation, rex

Magic and Illusion: need a closer for a magic show, minute routine, patriotic music
Magic and Illusion: need a closer for a magic show, minute routine, patriotic music

Magic and Illusion: need a closer for a magic show, magic, illusions
magic, illusions, disappear: Hi Rob I ll need to know more than that! = Big ending? Tell me what comes before. = Tell me area of performance, what is there , how near etc. = How big the audience are, and where they are .... sight lines etc. = You read mine? Which? I...

Magic and Illusion: Self Vanish, magic, tricks
magic, tricks, how to: Hi You ve asked me this in the public area so there is NO WAY to give you any secrets! The answer is also on You Tube. there s many exposures of Criss work there including the vanish from a table top. Many methods are not correct, but one is! It s the...

Magic and Illusion: appearing illusion, magic, illusion
magic, illusion, appearance: Hi MArilyn Absolutely NO problem. There are dozens of ways to achieve this but only one will be right for you based on the situations you need it for, the environment, the available resources, crew etc. So I ll need to first ask several questions...

Magic and Illusion: card in another deck, magic, how to
magic, how to, methods: Hi Blake I just send you a pretty detailed set of thoughts on possibilities on this. You posted twice and I replied to the Private one. For anyone asking about methods .... I can only discuss these in a private (not open) question. John Gordon ...

Magic and Illusion: Hey gotta question, criss angel, steam roller
criss angel, steam roller, private answer: Cody I have no idea what I ve done to upset you. This is a FREE service and worth every penny! I don t act like anything except like me. I certainly don t act like I am the ONLY anything ... except me. Fine ... go to your other sources. A wise...

Magic and Illusion: stage magic, magic, how to
magic, how to, coaching: Anna I CAN help you! Let me take your points one by one an then make you an offer. First, though, let me say that you ve posted this to me on the open forum. That s FINE for introductions (like this) but IF I am to start making serious suggestions...

Magic and Illusion: Change clothes, magic principles, changing clothes
magic principles, changing clothes, tarbell course: A little specialised I think - there are many ways of doing what you wnat, but as I m in the UK I cannot advise on places in the USA that might help - the Tarbell course of magic gives a good grounding in many magic principles though, so could be a good place...

Magic and Illusion: disappearing act help, illusions, magic
illusions, magic, how to: Hi Chelsey I am unable to give any methods when the question is asked in public mode. Please write a) in private mode and b) with more info about the audience size, viewing angles, budget, and context and reason for the vanish. How wide is the stage?...

Magic and Illusion: Change clothes, magic stores, yasuda
Magic and Illusion: Change clothes, magic stores, yasuda

Magic and Illusion: Leavation, how to, illusions
how to, illusions, magic: Hi Kuri I am not sure I can help you for several reasons: 1) You question is in public (not private) mode 2) I want to learn how to Leavate I don t know what leavate is! Could this be similar to levitate ? 3) I d seen some many people...

Magic and Illusion: vanishing, magic, illusions
magic, illusions, how to: Hi MARIO There are many ways you could vanish without walking off. The best method choice will be dependent upon a number of things like: = The stage conditions ie size, backcloth, wings, scenery, props = Lighting = What action happens at...

Magic and Illusion: CINDY'S TRANSFORMATION, magic, illusion
magic, illusion, how to: Hi Cathi I ve been away so sorry for the delay in response. I d like to give this more thought and ask some questions but I amder massive pressure from AllExperts to respond today (otherwise they remove me from the experts list!). So....no time to give...

Magic and Illusion: Mrs. Piper's hearing hand?, magic, psychics
magic, psychics, methods: Hi Charlie I d like to see his Canasta book test. I met Chan a few years back ... he came out of isolation for a bit (in the 90s) and a few of us dined with him in London. I grew up watching him on TV .... many many years before getting into magic myself...

Magic and Illusion: trick, methods, how to
methods, how to, illusions: Hi John I am still performing ...... but work has dropped because of the recession, my moving and an illness .. so now only maybe 6 gigs a month instead of 16. I created Disappearing Nightly many many years ago and LOVE it. It s a take on the theatrical...

Magic and Illusion: Appearing Act, illusions, car production
illusions, car production, how to: Hi Sabari Oh..... Questioner given as Sabari but you say it s nair. I AM confused. Please clarify. Is this a paid corporate gig you have been hired to be a magical technical consultant on? Or just helping a friend? Of course what you want is possible...

Magic and Illusion: Optical Illusions, master magician, illusionist
Magic and Illusion: Optical Illusions, master magician, illusionist, triangle

Magic and Illusion: Optical Illusions, illusion, how to
illusion, how to, optical: Hi Paul Firstly, I am unable to reveal secrets when the question and therefore response) are in public (not private) mode. The illusion is indeed well known but I have to say I have never seen the dice version before. There are many graphic versions...

Magic and Illusion: Quick Change Act, quick change act, college performance
quick change act, college performance, person changes: Hi Sophie Quick Change is great but very difficult to do ... I CAN help, but would need to know the context of the change within the perfromance and what you wish to change from and into. Let me know ...and do this in private mode (not public as now...

Magic and Illusion: Topas, how to, illusions
how to, illusions, magic: Hi There are 2 switches ....he is covered first time.... another person takes his place ... and then a form in the top of the bundled cloth holds the shape enough for the person to hide and get an instant appearing vanish. During this, LAnce is under...

Magic and Illusion: comedy math, math tricks, science magic
math tricks, science magic, abbott costello: OK.... First the 1089 trick. (You say 1098...are you sure?) I don t like the predicting 1089 idea....here s why. IF tyhye try it at home they will always get the same result, right? Now you cannot stop that...but having a [prediction may make them wonder....

Magic and Illusion: illusion, magic, magic works
magic, magic works, illusions: John This has not been asked in Private mode so unable to answer specifics. Maybe magicians DO have invisible string of some kind! Or maybe they can use visible string and know how to make it look invisible! Whenwe take a creative leap and sopeak...

Magic and Illusion: Marketing your own stage illusions, illusions, magic
illusions, magic, magic works: Ross I must start by noting that my answer is restrained as you have posted this in Public mode...... Where are you? Do you attend Magic Conventions? This is the key. Magicians won t buy anything unless they see it ... and when they see a demonstration,...

Magic and Illusion: magic, illusions, magic
illusions, magic, magicworks: Hi John The Silver Wand is a special award given by The Magic Circle for recognising outstanding contribution to The Magic Circle and all it stands for and to world of magic. I don t have the list of recipients on this computer ....but the others who hold...

Magic and Illusion: Newspaper trick, www google co uk, rlz
www google co uk, rlz, newpaper: see http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4RNWN_enGB318GB318&ei=HAK5SZLaEZmzjAeZ8rGgCA&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=cut+and+restored+newspaper&spell=1 for any number of possible answers! NOTE that there is no one way to do this trick,...

Magic and Illusion: Topas, secrets, how-to
secrets, how-to, how to: Hi Yes, I can follow the entire routine! I am not sure what you mean by in his jacket pocket . This isn t where the cards go! HE just reproduces them (!) from there after they have vanished from his arm after the arm spread. I am happy to share...

Magic and Illusion: comedy math, math tricks, science magic
math tricks, science magic, abbott costello: OK.... First the 1089 trick. (You say 1098...are you sure?) I don t like the predicting 1089 idea....here s why. IF tyhye try it at home they will always get the same result, right? Now you cannot stop that...but having a [prediction may make them wonder....

Magic and Illusion: magic, magic secrets, coins
magic secrets, coins, balls: Hi again John Don t be sorry for the questions ... that s what this site is for. If I ever delaty a response it s because I am busy and also get loads of others on here (and elsewhere)..... A) There are traditional ways of gaining coins, balls, cigarettes...

Magic and Illusion: Stage Illusions, andrew mayne, stage illusions
andrew mayne, stage illusions, whacky ideas: HI Thanks for your reply! It s great that you guys offer this free service for magicians and laymen alike! Well, yes, it is a great site and a valuable service. However, I must repeat that I do not give the same advice out to lay people as I do...

Magic and Illusion: Marching band Show, illusions, vanish
illusions, vanish, how to: Hi Brian As you may know, I ve been helping people with Arena Illusions on here for some time and have just been helping one client with a Marching Band Illusion! I am unable to go into any specifics with your question (and therefore my response)...

Magic and Illusion: magic/illusion, danger, magicworks
danger, magicworks, magic: Hi Ben It s great that you like magic and want to learn it. What Magic Clubs HAVE you discovered in Australia? Is it that there are some but a long way from you or you ve found none? I know (and know of) several famous Australian magicians... and...

Magic and Illusion: Dress transformation magic, magic, illusions
magic, illusions, quick change: Hi Ricky Yes Quick Change has become very popular over the past couple of years and is now seen on Britain s Got Talent, America s Got Talent, Japanese TV and so on. The whole idea with magic is that magicians perfrom something seemingly impossible...

Magic and Illusion: Quick change clothing, long time, clothes
Magic and Illusion: Quick change clothing, long time, clothes

Magic and Illusion: Quick change clothing, magic, quick changes
magic, quick changes, illusions: Preacher Muad dib The sideshow sounds interesting ... and I fully understand the context of the costume changes you require. You will certaoinly need lots of practice .. but, most importantly, you ll need a lot of assistance in designing the costumes...

Magic and Illusion: Building disappearing box, magicworks, illusions
magicworks, illusions, how-to: Hi The illusion you describe was invented by HArry Houdini as is called The Sub Trunk (Substitution Trunk) or Metamorphosis. HAve you seen The Pendragons do it ... stunning fast presentation. I cannot give you dimensions. In fact, as this question...

Magic and Illusion: person vanish, magicworks, illusions
magicworks, illusions, how-to: Hello Mckinley How do you mean I asked for an event ? Tel me what you know about magic already. I am unable to simply reveal the secrets of vanishes (or other closely guarded secrets) unless you are a magician with some knowledge of the principles...

Magic and Illusion: quick cloth change, quick change, magic
quick change, magic, magic works: Hi Sandip Quick Change acts are very popular now. They ve been around for many many years but I think because of exposure on America s Got Talent and Britain s Got Talent and no doubt other shows (especially in Japan) .... everyone is doing it! I don...

Magic and Illusion: wrong email, email adress, david blaine
email adress, david blaine, props: Stuart You said: hi, ilve just sent you an email about where to buy the david blaine magnet, i think i spelt my email adress wrong, it should , thanks I do not understand this at all. How did you email me ..... you should only write on this forum...

Magic and Illusion: How to become proficient in magic, magic, how to
magic, how to, inner magic: I m not sure I understand what you are wantin to know here. Degrees of empowerment? This is not real magic we are talking about, is it? This is a learned skill like any other. If you are talking about real magic or magick - a brance of the mystical...

Magic and Illusion: buildinig illusions, illusions, magic
illusions, magic, how to: Hi Kelly Good question, and great that you are consiodering and being concerned about this. There are many many rip off illusions for sale out there. And some make copies without permission. This will eventually lead to being taken to court, and they...

Magic and Illusion: coin tricks, encyclopedia of impromptu magic, www google co uk
encyclopedia of impromptu magic, www google co uk, google search: a google search http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4RNWN_enGB318GB318&q=magic+with+household+objects reveals quite a lot - it s obviously quite a broad question, but I used to do many tricks with matches, handkerchiefs...

Magic and Illusion: trying to get started, magic, cards
magic, cards, coaching: Hi Ron The ninternet is FULL of information Ron .... problem is that some is poor, wrong and badly presented, and a lot is also good, well presented and useful The hard thing is knowing which is which and where to find it! Because DVDs are the way many...

Magic and Illusion: Classic Disapear, illusions, vanish
illusions, vanish, how to: Hi Ian There are many many ways to disappear ... and the method you choose will be determined by many things: the situation, your knowledge, budget, available assistants, audience position, numbers, lighting etc etc etc. With no side stage ....is not...

Magic and Illusion: The secret of his power, illusions, Criss Angel
illusions, Criss Angel, How To: Hi Sterling It s great that you find magic and magicians you admire and love their work enough to want to follow them. I ve not seen his book revelations ....so unable to comment on that. Criss uses old, ancient methods and then adds his own flavour!...

Magic and Illusion: The secret to his power, harry blackstone, book revelation
harry blackstone, book revelation, sleight of hand: Thanks for the update - it always helps to have a feel for where people are in the art. The problem with the TV magicians of late is that they tend to enhance what is done by using features of a TV Show - so for example, if you palm a coin, you can control...

Magic and Illusion: bill in a lemon, Bill In Lemon, method
Bill In Lemon, method, how to: Glad it helped shed some light on the various points that trickery could be managed. If you come across the location of that clip / routine ... love to know ... then I can maybe be more specific. To find the clip .... can you recall when you saw it?...

Magic and Illusion: FAST CHANGES OF CLOTHES, quick change, costume changes
quick change, costume changes: Hi I am in the UK and we didn t gte that show. There are many International acts like that around ... some have appeared on the talent shows in recent years. If you Google for Quick Change acts or artists you ll find website and YouTube Videos on many....

Magic and Illusion: Income of a Magician, magic, magic works
magic, magic works, the infotainer: Hi Raed I notice that this question is asked in open forum so I will certainly not reveal the exact earnings of anyone. However .... I can talk generally for you: Magicians will earn very different amount in different regions of the world. The amount...

Magic and Illusion: magic, Copperfield, illusions
Copperfield, illusions, how to: In DO remember the first question..... long time now. That was sent on my birthday last year ... and I m working in the same venue this weekend for 2 nights! There s been a lot of mixed opinions about PORTAL. I think it can be explained. Copperfield s...

Magic and Illusion: Quick Change, quick change, magic
quick change, magic, magicworks: Heather Thanks for the question. Aologies for the slight delay ..... I ve just had a break-up and had to move home! Sad and irrelevant....but true! I don t have any materials on quick change ie no DVDs or books but believe there are a couple. A google...

Magic and Illusion: thirsty for more, www google co uk, impromptu magic
www google co uk, impromptu magic, google: Firstly I m pleased that you say you are happy to practice as that IS the key to any magic performance. As you specify magic you can do anywhere without special equipment, you are looking for what is called Impromptu magic - so see http://www.google.co.uk/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1R2ACAW_en&q=impromptu+magic+tricks&meta=lr%3D&aq=0&oq=impromptu+magic...

Magic and Illusion: another student in a box disappearing act, laura patterson, e mail
Magic and Illusion: another student in a box disappearing act, laura patterson, e mail, quick response

Magic and Illusion: Magic tea tettle, methods, how to
methods, how to, magic works: Hi Pritesh The Magic Kettle is a very very old effect and a closely guarded secret. It IS sold ...in fact I have a manuscript in my Book Sale! Are you a magician? Where did you see the effect performed? What magic knowledge do you have? I note...

Magic and Illusion: magic, magic, learn
magic, learn, how to: Hi Harrison I coach groups of 11 - 15 year olds all the time (as well as adults and professional magicians. I have created a program of learning magic that I teach in live workshops, as one-to-one coaching and in email courses. When I created this program...

Magic and Illusion: School disappearing act magic trick, illusion, how to
illusion, how to, method: I am attaching with this a document I drew up for another question about a year ago...but the method would also be perfect for you. Please reply once you ve read this so I can help with any adjustments etc. WHOOPS........ I ve just seen that this question...

Magic and Illusion: another student in a box disappearing act, illusion, vanish
illusion, vanish, disappear: Hi Laura I have a method (ideal for the effect you want) that has helped many many people on here to make and perform with great success. However ... I cannot talk in any detail and will need to chat in Private Mode...and send you some diagrams etc. ...

Magic and Illusion: Vanishes, illusions, how to
illusions, how to, methods: Hi Jeffrey I CAN talk to in private about the vanishes...but you sent this in PUBLIC mode! I can ALSO help you with overcoming your fears of public performance.... if you have any remaining fears. Let me know what the problems are an what you have alos...

Magic and Illusion: Harry Houdini, magic, how to
magic, how to, illusions: Hi Serene Thanks for this question in Public Mode. My answers will be given bearing in mind they will be open to be viewed by everyone: Do you believe Harry Houdini to be the greatest magic performer of all time? No.... it would be difficult, no...

Magic and Illusion: Quick change magic act, how to, methods
how to, methods, quick change: Hi Bob Yes I can! The art of Quick Change is very old but regained popularity in recent years. Now there are acts which do nothing else. Personally I believe this has killed the surprise element it used to have when merely a finale to a magic act.......

Magic and Illusion: how to become a pro, magic, magic works
magic, magic works, how to: Hi Devin As someone starting out I d like to welcome you to the wonderful world of magic and to your life ahead spreading wonderment and joy. I wouldn t recommend learning tricks at the start to get noticed. I do coach a lot of people who are non-magicians...

Magic and Illusion: Origami Illusion, magicians, illusion
magicians, illusion, illusions: The secret of all illusions is to practice to make sure the performance is convincing - as to the method, whilst I encourage magicians to practise and learn, and will use this site to point them in the direction of learning aids, this site is not a site to...

Magic and Illusion: Quick Change, quick change artist, stand up comedian
quick change artist, stand up comedian, magic inc: Diana, Quick change is a very specialized branch of magic. There are a few books available on the subject but they are very expensive. You can call Magic Inc in Chicago (www.magicinc.net), 773-334-2855 and see what they can find for you. Also, David...

Magic and Illusion: making people appear on stage, appearance, prduction
appearance, prduction, magic: Hi Jamie There are MANY ways to do this .... and I ll run through possibilities with you. BUT.... you ve asked me in Public Mode and I cannot answer like that. Please resend to me in Private Mode and we ll find your best solution. John Gordon MagicWorks.co.u...

Magic and Illusion: Camaraderie in the Magician Community, magic, history
magic, history, magic works: Hello Clair I answered this a while ago but it seems to still be here as unanswered. It sometimes seems to happen on the non-private questions I get. Anyway....here s a more brief answer than before. If you need to discuss more ....please message...

Magic and Illusion: dissapearing box, magic works, magicworks
magic works, magicworks, illusion: Hi Anne I have a lot of experience in such illusions as well as coaching others to create and perform their own. What I cannot tell from your description is HOW you will achieve the actual vanish . Where does this door go to? How will he get from the...

Magic and Illusion: Disappearing, how to, magic works
how to, magic works, illusions: Hi Chris I have no idea what being a valedictorian means .... but am sure it must be good! Doing a vanish at the end could be good...although it possibly means you wont be present to receive your applause! ANyway .... trapdoors are rare on normal...

Magic and Illusion: illusionist's terminology, public mode, illusionist
public mode, illusionist, earlier times: Hello Edith Firstly I notice that your question is in Public mode...so I can only answer at a level suitable for all viewers. Of course magicians and illusionist DO have special terminology ... like any profession and art and craft ... when speaking...

Magic and Illusion: magic box, illusion, vanish
illusion, vanish, how to: Hi Chris I can show you exactly how to build such a box...but unable to do that here in public mode. Email me again here but in private...tell me more about the show, and the context of the vanish....what happens before and after...and the stage conditions...

Magic and Illusion: Stripper Deck, cards, how to
cards, how to, magic works: Hi Ryan Glad to help you.... but several things: 1) I cannot talk magic detail / secrets in a Non-Private mode. SO...rewrite your question to me in private mode and also answer the Qs below and I ll make you a Wizard with that deck! 2) Exactly WHAT...

Magic and Illusion: Levitating object., levitation, how to
levitation, how to, solutions: Hi Chris There are many many ways to make an object (as you describe) levitate or even appear to levitate. The best solution will depend upon a number of factors like: = Will it be static or moving = Audience proximity = Lighting conditions =...

Magic and Illusion: False cuts, how to, illusions
how to, illusions, magic works: Hello Christian You haven t said why you need to learn those false cuts! What is SO important? There are many many false cuts and shuffles available in magic literature including many Bill uses ... as they are clasics. Seek these out and you...

Magic and Illusion: Self Vanish, how to, illusions
how to, illusions, vanish: Hi Karim Yes, of course I can help with this...I ve helped dozens of others with the exact same scanario on here. However..... we cannot allow browsers to see the methods we discuss...so please ask me in private mode and we can make a start. John...

Magic and Illusion: vanish, illusions, how to
illusions, how to, vanish: Hi Michael No problem helping you achieve the vanish....except with the mode of the question. Please resend the question in Private Mode ...so that all viewers cannot access ourback and forth explanations and thus reveal secrets to one and all. ...

Magic and Illusion: disappearing liquid glass, ventriloquist act, code mg
ventriloquist act, code mg, magic cafe: Barbara, Thanks for your question. One prop that would seem to do what you want is a Pixie Glass, sold by Abbottt s: http://www.abbottmagic.com/Abbotts-Pixie-Glass-ABBpxgls.htm?categoryId=-1 The Miracle Tumbler may also suit you, although it is...

Magic and Illusion: Marching Band Disappearing, illusion, vanish
illusion, vanish, disappear: Hi Nick Wow...ANOTHER marching band illusion! I get one of these every few weeks! Yes, I CAN help you .... as I have helped all the others .... but cannot talk detail in Public Mode. Ask me in private, quoting as much info as possible (date, numbers,...

Magic and Illusion: disappear/appear, illusions, how to
illusions, how to, disappear: Hi Erika YES I CAN help ....it s a question I get a LOT and have several different solutions .... all practical and easy to do. BUT...I cannot explain here when your question is in PUBLIC not PRIVATE ...so please write to me again and also tell me as...

Magic and Illusion: high school stage play, ilusions, disappear
ilusions, disappear, how to: Hi Jenna A Christmas Carol is a great story and should be a wonderful play. It sounds awesome that the students are doing everything and I d be pleased to help you with the Ghost vanish. However ...I cannot have a detailed conversation about it and the...

Magic and Illusion: magic tea Kettle, www google co uk, tea kettle
www google co uk, tea kettle, aql: the trick is any drink called for - see http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=the+magic+kettle+any+drink+called+for+by+jeffery+atkins&meta=&aq=1m&aqi=g1g-m2&aql=&oq=any+drink+called+fo&gs_rfai= for various discussions - though I m afraid the ...

Magic and Illusion: School disappearing act magic trick, illusion, how to
illusion, how to, method: I am attaching with this a document I drew up for another question about a year ago...but the method would also be perfect for you. Please reply once you ve read this so I can help with any adjustments etc. WHOOPS........ I ve just seen that this question...

Magic and Illusion: tinkerbells drinking glass
I ll be really honest, I don t know the answer to your question. My advice would be: its a play not a magic show. There is the willing suspension of disbelief. Is there any way you can put the full glass inside something, act like the actors can see her drinking...

Magic and Illusion: vanishing act, illusion, vanish
illusion, vanish, disappear: Hi Karen I can certainly help you find suitable method for the vanish but DO need to ask some more questions first and then detail the method, props etc. I am unable to have this conversation in Public mode...so please ask me again in Private mode and...

Magic and Illusion: disappearing act, illusion, vanish
illusion, vanish, appearance: Hi Brian It s great that your son likes magic and wants to perform a larger illusion for his school. The illusion you mention is great and pretty simple to do .... which means he can focus on the presentation and make it really great. It is easy to perform...

Magic and Illusion: what to do, foot rope, tie trick
Magic and Illusion: what to do, foot rope, tie trick, straight jacket

Magic and Illusion: mind reading trick, walking through the jungle, magic circle
walking through the jungle, magic circle, african animal: Rather well by the sound of it - I m afraid the purpose of this forum isn t to give away secrets, especially for those who are members of the London Magic Circle (motto not apt to disclose secrets). I am happy to help with performance tips and improvements...

Magic and Illusion: Stage Hypnosis, stage hypnosis, self hypnosis
stage hypnosis, self hypnosis, hypnotic trance: Hi...... Thanks for the reply. Did I offer you a book and newsletter? Where and when? No problem...just didn t have a record. BTW.... your email address wasn t included. It s possible that it gets edited out. If you think that s what happened........

Magic and Illusion: street escape, illusions
illusions: Hi Billy What kind of Street Performing are you creating? Is this a busking act or a promotion act or what? In what kind of street environment is it? What illusion do you mean by Death Trap ? Yes, the 100 of rope and straight jacket escape have...

Magic and Illusion: what to do, thin ropes, police handcuffs
thin ropes, police handcuffs, mark cannon: Hi Billy, Well I happen to prefer escapes myself. I never really did any street performing, but I think what s most important is the showmanship. In street performing your goal is to build a crowd and try to get some good tips. So try to work the audience,...

Magic and Illusion: Escape Artist, circus strongman, archery range
circus strongman, archery range, bulls eye: Hi Geoff You mean the great Hans Moretti! Google his name and you ll find lots on Wiki, You Tube and other places. I saw him live several times and my heart was always in my mouth. Simply wonderful act that his son now does. John Gordon MagicWork...

Magic and Illusion: The Ultimate Mind Reading Trick, 13 steps to mentalism, sterling thanks
13 steps to mentalism, sterling thanks, criss angel: Sterling, 13 Steps To Mentalism was my first real book on the subject, although it is a bit heavy going. Another old classic is Practical Mental Magic, by Theodore Annemann. In fact, anything by him would be deemed classic, but, once again, his book...

Magic and Illusion: The Ultimate Mind Reading Trick, criss angel, seminal text
criss angel, seminal text, mindfreak: So you are asking me to give you the method for free? That in magic is what we call exposure and I don t do that. Without seeing the set up to the revelation I can surmise that he is doing one of two things. Both of these are standard mentalism methods...

Magic and Illusion: The Ultimate Mind Reading Trick, criss angel, classic moves
criss angel, classic moves, mindfreak: Well I ve searched, but have not been able to find a place where you can get this secret for free. I did however find a comment stating that the volunteer must write down their thought or word and hand it to the magician first. If that s the case then this...

Magic and Illusion: The Ultimate Mind Reading Trick, sterling thanks, criss angel
sterling thanks, criss angel, youtube: Hi Sterling Thanks for the question. The site you quote is selling the effect you mention ..... (well, a version of it!) ... so simply purchase it there. Ther are many many OTHER DVDs available elsewhere too. The psychological example you offer is simply...

Magic and Illusion: The Ultimate Mind Reading Trick, criss angel, mindfreak
criss angel, mindfreak, magic effects: Any reputable magic shop will be able to sell you DVD s of various tricks - but I would not wish to direct anyone to free download sites, as magic effects are intellectual property like any other invention. That said, I would direct you to the discussion...

Magic and Illusion: Disappearing box, illusion, vanish
illusion, vanish, disappear: Hi Janelle Firstly, thanks for asking the AllExperts your question. There are several ways to achieve what you want and I d be pleased to discuss them with you and find the best, most practical etc so you can achieve your magic dream! I wouldn t use a mirror...

Magic and Illusion: Quick Change question, quick change, how to
quick change, how to, costume changes: Hi Kelley Just looking at the videos you can see exactly how these are done. It s the same methods quick change artists use for some of their changes.... but kind of exposed here as done badly, slowly and with too little cover. The actress also telegraphs...

Magic and Illusion: begginer magic, magic cafe, magic trick
magic cafe, magic trick, amazon: Harrison, Thanks for your question, and welcome to the world of magic. One of the best ways to start learning is to take a look at almost any of the books by Karl Fulves: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=karl+fulves&x=0&y=0...

Magic and Illusion: Magician accidentally killed his wife, facebook, omg
Magic and Illusion: Magician accidentally killed his wife, facebook, omg, piece of cloth

Magic and Illusion: illusion, illusion, how to
illusion, how to, methods: Hi Danny Sounds like a great idea ..... ! What you are ater is simply a person production illusion and there are many many ways to do this. What do you mean that you can design the Time Machine and therefore exactly what don t you know? Let me...

Magic and Illusion: Magician accidentally killed his wife, illusions, how to
illusions, how to, method: Hi Kagsabua I ve never seen that video nor heard of any real wife beheading! Send me a link to the video (if it [s online) and I ll take a look and comment for you. Do that in Private Mode please so I can make private comments. John Gordon MagicWork...

Magic and Illusion: quick change glove magic trick, how to, methods
how to, methods, quick change: Hi Lynn Please send me a link to the video you mention so I can see exactly what you want. I doubt if it IS a problem to solve for you and will gladly help. However ... please respond in Private modeas I cannot discuss methods in public mode. John MagicWork...

Magic and Illusion: michael ammar "prop", michael ammar, prolific creator
michael ammar, prolific creator, mr banks: Lindsey, That prop is called a mis-made bill. They currently retail for about $10. I don t know how old you are but assuming you were a child in the 70 s; Mr. Ammar may have been making these himself. I really doubt it would have any collector value....

Magic and Illusion: How can I make an object simply appear?, illusion, production
illusion, production, methods: Hi Matt It s wonderful that you have seen and liked the Vegas shos and are now inspired to try some magic yourwself. Producing the two baseballs is very easy (for a magician) but I am uncertain about your own knowledge or skills and therefore what you...

Magic and Illusion: Ref: question, explantation, laws of physics
explantation, laws of physics, magic tricks: Is there anything such as magic. No. I believe that all magic has a rational explantation behind them. They do. That is why they are called magic tricks. Then if so what exactly is magic. The performance of tricks or illusions that seem to defy the...

Magic and Illusion: Dissapearing act, generous volunteer, volunteer parents
generous volunteer, volunteer parents, audience size: Hi Shannon OK..... seems a good theme and several methods come to mind. However ... as far as I can see ... this question is still in Public Mode. Please resend all the above info (copy and paste it?) in Private Mode and we ll get started on narrowing...

Magic and Illusion: Magic Box, illusions, how to
illusions, how to, method: Hi Vanessa I hold workshops for people of all ages and some are for the 6 - 8 year group. Children of that age just love the wonderment and surprise that magic offers and I m sure your daughter(s) are loving their hobby. When is the pageant? There...

Magic and Illusion: Make cast members disappear, illusion, how to
illusion, how to, magicworks: Hello Sounds like you are well experienced in magic production .... and using flash and audience blinders to achieve vanishes etc. For me ... this is the worst way to vanish someone ... as it doesn t actually fool the audience at all ... just that they...

Magic and Illusion: disappearing act, vanish, illusions
vanish, illusions, disappearance: Hi Brad Of COURSE I Know many many ways to achieve this! So I can ask more relevant questions and learn more then tell you about some of the options you have ..... ask me in PRIVATE mode....and we can get this working for you. When you DO reply ......

Magic and Illusion: product called "Miracle Marker", How to, torn and restored
How to, torn and restored, transformation: Hi Ross Always good to hear from magicians, whether pro or amateur. As you probably know .... there are many many T&R effects around .... so I wonder what is new about yours? You say that the signature will transpose...but with what? Of course...

Magic and Illusion: Half disappearing?, inpiration, magic skills
inpiration, magic skills, live performance: Hi Maddison Are you learning the entire dance and want to recreate it live, or doing something else? Are you a magician? I have no idea what knowledge or magic skills you have ... so if I discussed potential methods with you - would you understand...

Magic and Illusion: Creating a big magic vanishing box., illusion, vanish
illusion, vanish, method: Hi Firstly, I disagree that card effects are not big enough for large audiences! It DOES depend though on what routines you do and how you present them! However .....perhaps a magic box is better for you on this occasion, except that you apparently...

Magic and Illusion: terminology, color size shape, gravity attraction
color size shape, gravity attraction, trick brain: The term used would be VANISH. According to The Trick Brain by Dariel Fitzkee, the basic effects are Physical Accomplishments: Productions (Appearance, creation, multiplication) The production of a person or an object where nothing appeared before....

Magic and Illusion: Quick change illusion, how to, quick change
how to, quick change, costume changes: Hi Brigitta I ve not see any book with patterns on this but there are DVDs. This WILL cost money though as you have to purchase the DVDs, then find a dressmaker who is willing and able to make unusual clothing .... and you want 6 of these! Perhaps your...

Magic and Illusion: Clothes change, methods, illusions
methods, illusions, how to: Hi Amirul i I just started out in magic and came across your site. /i Welcome to the world of magic. You are in for an exciting journey. I hope that you discover that the best way to learn and grow and share good quality magic with others is to start...

Magic and Illusion: How the mind reader works
Magic and Illusion: How the mind reader works

Magic and Illusion: How the mind reader works, max maven, first hope
max maven, first hope, mind readers: Hi Jay Not sure what you don t understand about this. So - to cover all bases .... 1) It s a simple mathmatical equation that always results in 9 or a multiple of 9. 2) So .... starting with the lowest possible ie 11, add = 2, 11 - 2 =9 3) IF you...

Magic and Illusion: Name of this illusion, the magic cafe, email address
the magic cafe, email address: Sterling, I m sorry you re having problems registering - it s been so long since I joined that I wasn t aware of this policy. It s apparently to do with keeping out trouble-makers, but unfortunately it does block people with a genuine interest in magic...

Magic and Illusion: Name of this illusion, number magic, how to
number magic, how to, method: Hi Sterling I cannot discuss this in any more detail as you haven t posted in Private Mode. However ..... I will say that the effect you describe is ancient and doesn t have a formal name. I ve seen it in print in work by Banachek (Steve Shaw) and others...

Magic and Illusion: Switching People, cubscout pack, size of a basketball court
cubscout pack, size of a basketball court, 10 year old boys: Thanks for the info Troy. I cannot answer more now .... as I requested in the last reply: .... I am unable to discuss such details in Public Mode .... so, when you respond, please do so in Private Mode and be sure to include all the details from above...

Magic and Illusion: can you tell me the solution because i saw it but i forgot the solution, 3x3 matrix, diamond shape
3x3 matrix, diamond shape, matchsticks: If you draw this as a 3x3 matrix, it should become clear - BUT I would build the NON centre compartment first - this is a diamond shape which leaves the four corners outside it. The next one is a square which as you say is around the centre coin, but each...

Magic and Illusion: Disappearing Act, illusions, how to
illusions, how to, disappear: Hi George I d be interested to hear what miniature illusions you have experience with, just to be able to judge what you have knowledge of. Thee are several methods for achieving what you want but some ae dependent upon certain conditions . So .......

Magic and Illusion: large vanishing box, illusion, vanish
illusion, vanish, appearance: Hi Jeannette This transformation sounds great ..... the technique is very simple .... the main problem you will have is in having a logical reason for placing the rabbit in such a large box without tipping the ending! Do you have a justification, a story,...

Magic and Illusion: Marching Band Illusion, illusion, vanish
illusion, vanish, marching band: Hi Yes ... I ve helped maybe 20+ Marching Bands do various illusions as part of their parades. But I will say here (in case any still reading this) not one has ever sent me a video of the final results or even written to say how it all went. Hey ho! ...

Magic and Illusion: (royal road to card magic), royal road to card magic, www google co uk
royal road to card magic, www google co uk, overhand shuffle: Card magic is not my speciality, but the BASIC principle of any sleight is to achieve what you want to achieve, without making it obvious what it is you are doing. I would check somewhere like google as there appear to be a number of discussions which may...

Magic and Illusion: (the royal road to card magic), card tricks, controls
card tricks, controls, shuffles: Hi Wakas It s GREAT that you are learning magic and have a great book and videos about the essentials of card magic. I haven t seen Paul s videos but (as I know Paul) his work is excellent - so am surprised you are having problems. I cannot answer on...

Magic and Illusion: Where to learn this trick, sterling thanks, facebook
sterling thanks, facebook, magic cafe: Sterling, Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, I have never come across this trick before, so cannot really help you. You could try asking on a magic forum such as The Magic Cafe (http://www.TheMagicCafe.com/) - somebody there should know. ...

Magic and Illusion: Where to learn this trick?, magic john, public mode
magic john, public mode, facebook: Hi I explained WHY I would not reveal a secret or even a link to the secret in the post. I am ALWAYS happy to encourage people to learn magic ... in private. This not only protects the secrets (otherwise magic would be DEAD) ... but makes those gaining...

Magic and Illusion: Where to learn this trick, sleight of hand, secrets of magic tricks
sleight of hand, secrets of magic tricks, facebook: I m really not supposed to reveal the secrets of magic tricks, but I ll give this one away to you with some heavy hints: The dollar bill is not the only object she s using. There s sleight of hand involved and you can catch it twice, once just before folding...

Magic and Illusion: Where to learn this trick, banknote, facebook
banknote, facebook, magic tricks: I m fairly sure this one goes back a long way, and if you look closely at the video you can work out a way of doing it - but if you type magic balance a dollar bill on your thumb into google you will get a number of links, including this one: http://www.xploremagic.com/View-Video/7322/Ultimate-Balancing-Banknote-On-Finger-Magic-Tricks-REVEALED.html...

Magic and Illusion: Name of an illusion, magic, methods
magic, methods, how to: Hi Alex I can answer your question here but IF you need to discuss any more (especially SECRETS of magic) then please post in Private Mode! This wonderful trick was invented by MArtin Lewis and called Cardiographic. It was popularised when David Copperfirld...

Magic and Illusion: reccomend?, magic cafe, magic mark
magic cafe, magic mark, magic store: Al, Thanks for your question. There are four approaches you could take. Firstly, and the one that would be my personal preference, you could look for a good book / DVD on beginning magic. Here are three that fit the bill, and the first one is probably...

Magic and Illusion: Ref: question, how to, deception
how to, deception, illusion: There are NO reference books that contain most of the tricks . There are literally millions of books on magic techniques ..... and, like in any field, the more general and wide coverage they are ... the LESS info you d get. Books aimed at beginners only really...

Magic and Illusion: Talent Show, illusions, disappear
illusions, disappear, how to: Hi there Kristy I m pleased you ve found a passion in the performance of magic and sharing it with peoiple when you perform. It truly IS an art that inspires, lifts and brings joy. The show sounds great .... not sure what hopping dots is ..... but...

Magic and Illusion: cardiographic, material worth, questioners
material worth, questioners, thanks in advance: Hi John Yes, I am aware of the Business Card version of Martin s trick but have not seen it and have no need to purchase it so cannot comment. There is a video or the performance which I guess you have seen ....and shows how effective this is (if you...

Magic and Illusion: Another question about CSB, michael ammar, sleight of hand
michael ammar, sleight of hand, notes books: Glad you ve made a decision about Cardiographic. I think it s the right one ..... there are a large number of effects that can be done with Business Cards ......and yes, Mike Ammar collected several together some years back and as I recall, these are pretty...

Magic and Illusion: how to dress, fancy shirt, clothing ranges
fancy shirt, clothing ranges, performance coach: Ryan As far as I can see .... this question is STILL in public mode .... and I am now unable to talk magic unless you ask again in Private Mode! By The Way ..... please call me John ..... just using my surname sounds rude. So ..... please resend...

Magic and Illusion: "Illusion" - Collapsing bag for theatrical production, illusion, methods
illusion, methods, how to: Hi Andy What is a Christmas Revels? Can you tell me more about the situation? Only then can I get the picture you have in my mind and be able to create the best solution for you. Here s some things I d need to know: = What is the stage and audience...

Magic and Illusion: Quick Change Costume, quick change, costume
quick change, costume, changes: Hi Michelle Love the idea .... and a costume change will be wonderful to assist the emotion in your dance story. I am unable to give any details about magic, costume changes or any marketed items on a response to a Public Question. Your question already...

Magic and Illusion: Wanted your opinion, magic assistants
magic assistants: Sterling, Hi! I m afraid you re asking the wrong person here. :-) I have little experience with females, in spite of being on my second marriage. (I went to an all-boys boarding school, and never went through the usual dating process as my first...

Magic and Illusion: How do I get my first gig?, magic clubs, technique matters
magic clubs, technique matters, good starting point: Firstly, if you want to do magic as a living remember that Show Business is two words - so you need to be able to do the show, but you also need to know the business side. Asking questions is a good starting point, but so is research you do yourself - I worked...

Magic and Illusion: Box plans, blue prints, public mode
blue prints, public mode, school talent show: Nancy The factors are as I listed in my answer: What you want to achieve and why + The Environment + The Context You ve answered a little about the stage. That s quite a large audience so it will need to be an illusion that s clearly visible to them...

Magic and Illusion: how do i get an amusement park gig?, illusion shows, marketing
illusion shows, marketing: Hi Seth Thanks for your reply. Good to hear that you have experience in Parlour Shows as well as Close-Up .... this will be invaluable when making the transition to larger Arena and Stage Magic performances with illusions. I think that, looking at...

Magic and Illusion: Disappearing act for show, illusion, how to
illusion, how to, method: Hi Elias In just a moth .... wow ..... you don t have long to do this - better reply FAST and get it built and rehearsed! Please send me the YouTube video libk so I get more idea which one you speak about. There s MANY ways to do this .... but better...

Magic and Illusion: How to check if a card move has already been published or not?, card magic, inventions
card magic, inventions, sleights: Hi Raed What a GOOD question. I am unable to discuss any details of your move here as you have asked the question in Public Mode - so I ll just say this: It s great that you have asked and wondered about the originality of something and need to know...

Magic and Illusion: Magic Societies and Merlin Award, magic clubs, societies
magic clubs, societies, awards: I don t think there is any real answer to this question. It would partly depend upon what kind of magician you are and also what country you are in. I guess the IBM is the most popular (worldwide) but the prestige .... I don t know. The public here have...

Magic and Illusion: basic principles
Magic is one of those: easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master kind of arts. I think a large failure point in magic is the lack of originality. There is an immense amount of overlap and copying that comes from magicians. Maybe it s a fear of trying something...

Magic and Illusion: Errors
I m not really sure that there are common mistakes - and certainly at PRO level, common mistakes would be a contradiction in terms at that level. Primarily though failure to become familiar with the trick sufficiently to handle any mishaps, and also failing...

Magic and Illusion: failure points, learning magic, teaching
learning magic, teaching, coaching: B I ve been getting a string of questions on very similar topics today. Are they all you? I cannot be very specific. As I said to another question earlier today, this question has been asked in the Public mode and I will not reveal the inner secrets...

Magic and Illusion: Learning magic, magic, methods
magic, methods, illusions: Billy I ve just received another question on here that is about mistakes and challenges when learmning magic. IS that you or someone else? I asked them to do the same ie to ask me directly in Private Mode as I cannot make useful comments where the general...

Magic and Illusion: "Margin of safety"
rule number one is never tell the audience what is supposed to happen. Rule number two is practice the effect till you know it inside out. armed with both of these, you can often get out of bad situations - though sometimes it can seem odd to the audience!...

Magic and Illusion: principles, magic, illusions
magic, illusions, methods: Rino Thanks for asking an interesting and important question. There are many failure points as you call them and of course even more ways to over come them. The answer could be very long but I d be delighted to discuss this in some detail with you....

Magic and Illusion: cards and handling, cards, magic
cards, magic, magicworks: Hi Gather some information for what? The most favourite / popular cards are Bicycle Rider Back. Why? Because they are excellent in many ways: 1) The actual quality of the cards is excellent. They are crisp, have a snap and even when flexed, spring...

Magic and Illusion: hand excercises
From my perspective, handling of props is improved by practice and performance - whilst I am uncomfortable with a routine, my handling will be less smooth - as I become familiar with it, the muscle memory improves and my hands do what is needed without me...

Magic and Illusion: hands
Hey Blaze I m going to presume your question is related to the performance of magic - but you don t say what type of magic you are learning / training in nor what problems you are having. While Greg Irwin s hand exercises may be good to make you more...

Magic and Illusion: NEW Magic Video for You
Sterling, I tried that too. I saw the video, with the thumbnail image, but when I clicked it, I got the same error message. I also tried it on my Android phone, and when I clicked play on there, the video just disappeared. Not sure what s going...

Magic and Illusion: best effects
Hey Blaze, thanks for your question. For the first part, I tend to think that any trick with an unexpected outcome is great. Any trick that you pose as many challenges and limitations to yourself in favor of the audience is also apreciated. People tend to...

Magic and Illusion: best way
Blaze This is still in Public Mode .... so I can t be detailed! Also .... not sure I fully understand what you are asking. Yes, people will sometimes say I ve seen this or I know this one when they see a deck of cards! I could probably show them...

Magic and Illusion: New Magic Video for You
Thank you for sharing - though there wasn t really a question? I d suggest a little more practice with handling, and also there seemed to be a lot of puzzles rather than magic - and a lot of what was I supposed to have seen moments - I didn t really get...

Magic and Illusion: New Magic Video for You
Sterling, Hi! I was actually able to watch this video, unlike previous ones where YouTube wouldn t let me see them. :-) You didn t specifically ask for feedback, but I ll share a few thoughts anyway. 1. Sponge Balls Looks good, but when you...

Magic and Illusion: New Magic Video for You
Hi Thanks for sending me a link to your video. I had sen it on Facebook anyway :-) Not sure what to say about it. The first ring effect is not really visible what s happening. It looks loike that old puzzle effect but cannot be sure. The helicopter -...

Magic and Illusion: I can't be hypnotised but want to be
Thanks for writing again Cathy. The low scores will affect me and people seeing them won t even read this post to see your withdrawal. High scores take time and effort and giving to build up, but they can be negated anyone at any time. Hey ho. I...

Magic and Illusion: 3rd DWI in Ex., harvey answer, randall harvey
harvey answer, randall harvey, helen barr: Hi! How are you ? ok so here is the answer of your question, according to your date of birth your star is Aquarius and its king star sun and now a days your star is in under great problem so you will get some problems in coming days but soon good days will...

Magic and Illusion: 4-Ace Routine, sleight of hand, 4 aces
sleight of hand, 4 aces, mallone: Roger- A pro magician once told me that any magic trick must be 3 dimensional. There must be the basic effect, etc that everyone sees making it 2D, but then there has to be something to catch the imagination, the patter. What I ve found in performing...

Magic and Illusion: how to do allusiuns, j b bobo, french drop
j b bobo, french drop, coin book: Kohn- There are many methods. You can do a false transfer like a french drop, you can hook it up to an elastic pulley to put it under your sleeve. There are many different methods. There is also an effect in the J. B. Bobo coin book on turning a key...

Magic and Illusion: appearing rose illusion, principle method, secrets of magic
principle method, secrets of magic, many different ways: Ian I will answer your question BUT FIRST ..... IF you (or anyone reading this) are going to ask questions where you reveal how dealer tricks work .... you MUST NOT explain these methods in your question. Only write private questions like! Not only...

Magic and Illusion: Where To Buy Tricks, free video clips, professional place
free video clips, professional place, stuart woods: Rob, The best place to buy magic online is www.dennymagic.com Also, check out www.hocus-pocus.com for free video clips of the magic tricks available. They have pretty good service as well but dennymagic.com is a more professional place. Denny is very...

Magic and Illusion: How to become a magician, hindu shuffle, card magician
hindu shuffle, card magician, sleights of hand: Paul, You probably already know more about cards than I do. I do mostly stage magic and not too much close up our pocket or card tricks. Let me suggest that you find a magician near you and sit with him or her a few time, letting them guide you. I...

Magic and Illusion: How to become a magician??, magic ring, card magic
magic ring, card magic, 10th grader: Paul, Get an audience of fellow students or family members. Practice in front of them. When you feel comfortable, ask one of your teachers if you could do some magic at the end of class or in a study hall. If you live close to a magic ring (club)...

Magic and Illusion: becoming a magician, hurricane charlie, magic club
hurricane charlie, magic club, magic shop: Aiste, Some of my best magician friends are female. The best way to get into magic is to go to the library and get a good book on magic. Make sure it has plenty of pictures. If you live near a magic shop, try there also. If you have a magic club (ring)...

Magic and Illusion: How to bend the spoon!!, first mail, magic club
first mail, magic club, magic book: Tomato, Magic is much harder to explain than to do. Hopefully this won t be too confusing. The spoon need to be held with the bowl faced up but lying on the table. The handle rests between the two thumbs and two first fingers. There will be about an...

Magic and Illusion: bending a spoon with your mind, optical illusion, magic book
optical illusion, magic book, local library: Matthew, The spoon doesn t really bend. It s an optical illusion. Hold the spoon with the tip of the handle close to you. As you lift your thumbs, roll your hand away from your body. This gives the effect of the spoon bending. A magic book from your...

Magic and Illusion: body raising, vback, banging my head
vback, banging my head, thoughts and ideas: Sanju How s your thoughts and ideas going? I didn t hear yet and wanted to help you. Let s get you thinking as the answer is just a couple of questions away ... You ll see! John MagicWork...

Magic and Illusion: Card & Coin Sleights, scarne on card tricks, j b bobo
scarne on card tricks, j b bobo, michael ammar: Silvia- I ll give you a few that you should know at a beginning level and some handy resources. You should know: -false transfers -french drop -palms -double lifts (card magic) Here are some resources: -Michael Ammar East to Master series of...

Magic and Illusion: Card Sleights, royal road to card magic, expert at the card table
royal road to card magic, expert at the card table, indepth explanation: Silvia- Thanks for your question Silvia, I appreciate the repeat customers ! Now by french lift , I m assuming you mean double lift. A french drop has to do with coin magic. A double lift is when you appear to turn over one card, usually from the...

Magic and Illusion: Card Sleights, card sleights, shuffle
card sleights, shuffle, cards: Silvia- Great question! A basic table riffle shuffle is when you cut the deck and place both halves next to each other with the short ends touching. Now, starting with your thumbs at the bottom of each half, riffle down slowly making the ends of the cards...

Magic and Illusion: Card trick help, card sleights, tenkai palm
card sleights, tenkai palm, card trick: Matan- I believe you are describing what s called the Tenkai palm. It appears as though the card is being thrown but it is actually palmed. It is far too difficult to describe here but if you would like to research it, it s called the Tenkai Palm. You can...

Magic and Illusion: Cards, bottom portion, cards
bottom portion, cards: Silvia- Cutting and completing the cut is accomplished by cutting off approximately half of the deck and then placing the other half on top of that. In other words, if the bottom portion of the pack is labeled B, and the top A, then after the cut the order...

Magic and Illusion: Children's magic shows, birthday party magicians, magic performance
birthday party magicians, magic performance, entertainment bureaus: Steven, Honestly I do not know if there are specific studies done on market demand for Birthday Party magicians. As far as I know. Birthday parties are the most constant type of magic performance opportunities. There are birthdays every month...

Magic and Illusion: Chris Angel, voodoo doll, chris angel
voodoo doll, chris angel, burning sensation: Hmm, well I have seen him perform this trick and I don’t know the exact method, which he performs, but I think you are a little off. Usually magicians will not be as complicated as an infrared light. So the secret to how he makes the other person feel hot...

Magic and Illusion: Cigarette Magic?, cigarette tricks, magic section
cigarette tricks, magic section, magic books: Nick, I don t do cigarette tricks. I do a lot of close up magic, however. A ggod book that s inexpensive is Now You See It now You Don t. It can be purchased at any magic shop or a magictricks.com or amazon.com. The cost is about $12.00. It shows...

Magic and Illusion: Close Up Magic, scotch and soda, close up magician
scotch and soda, close up magician, sponge ball: I too started performing magic as I worked as a bartender in Queens New York. It was a very difficult learning experience, but the practice sure paid off. Back then, we had to create our own illusions. Forget about buying trick coins, bills etc....The real...

Magic and Illusion: Coin trick - changing 3 to 4, modern coin magic, sleight of hand
modern coin magic, sleight of hand, magic resource: Sara, Thanks for your question. There are many ways of performing this particular trick, and there are ways of accomplishing this with trick coins and way of accomplishing it using pure sleight of hand. The sleight of hand techniques are typically...

Magic and Illusion: Coin vanish, magician david blaine, street magician
magician david blaine, street magician, adhesive materials: Brock The Raven is simple. You ll kick youyrself for not thinking of the met5hod and the gimmick. But it s worth every penny if you have not. You won t have to finger palm again. Nor will you have a shiny metal flash . The whole thing is covered...

Magic and Illusion: Copying another's work, cease and desist order, david copperfield
cease and desist order, david copperfield, magic company: Joe- It s extremely ironic that I m being asked this because when I used to be a manager of a magic company, this issue came up a lot. Magic is usually not patented because of the expense, however, some is copyrighted. Again, however, if you change...

Magic and Illusion: Creating Illusions, jim steinmeyer, illusions work
jim steinmeyer, illusions work, creating illusions: Elizabeth, There isn t one particular way to create an illusion. There are many different methods and principles for creating the effect. If you are truly interested, I highly recommend the book by Jim Steinmeyer called Hiding The Elephant, How Magicians...

Magic and Illusion: Criss Angel, criss angel, fourm
criss angel, fourm, turcotte: Join here and ask a question but no one is going to tell you how to do his tricks. You might ask if anyone can contact Chris and have him send an email to the child. http://www.magicbunny.co.uk All the best, Dan Turcotte http://www.YouDoMagic.com July...

Magic and Illusion: card forces, royal road to card magic, slide force
royal road to card magic, slide force, expert at the card table: Vanishingrabit- To be honest, I don t know of/use many other forces besides the slide force. You can find a lot of forces in Royal Road to Card Magic or Expert at the Card Table, both very inexpensive. For the french drop, I wouldn t use it a lot. ...

Magic and Illusion: card magic, royal road to card magic, michael ammar
royal road to card magic, michael ammar, card miracles: Lee- Using this medium, it would be far too difficult for me to teach you all the subtleties required to perform good card magic. However, I can lead you in the right direction with a few sources of great card magic: Royal Road to Card Magic Easy to...

Magic and Illusion: card sleight - Elias Shift, good starting point, classic magic
good starting point, classic magic, larry jennings: Hi Ross I m no expert on ||Shifts (or PAsses) but recall that Neil Elias is responsible fro a Multiple Shift and I believe a Half Pass. I think you ll find a good starting point the brilliant book: The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings (by MikeMaxwell) published...

Magic and Illusion: card sleights, card sleights, card sleight
card sleights, card sleight, different kinds: R.G.F.- The push off and strike are not sleights themselves per say, but they are PART of what s called a double lift. There are innumerable different kinds of double lifts and the push off is part of the sleight, rather than a sleight in itself....

Magic and Illusion: card sleights, card sleights, false shuffles
card sleights, false shuffles, sleight: this is hard to do since there are so many, also, because the same sleights have different names, it would be difficult to know what s what. I personaly like any false shuffles. The double lift is just about the most common sleight, false deals, side slip,...

Magic and Illusion: card trick, google search, paddle move
google search, paddle move, google: Camilla, Thanks for your question. I m not too sure, from your description, but it sounds as though the trick uses something called the Paddle Move. This move allows you to show both sides of a flat object (e.g. a knife, playing card, beer mat) as...

Magic and Illusion: card trick, side ways, deck of cards
side ways, deck of cards, card trick: Trevor, There are a countless number of card tricks similar to what you explained. I ve probably, in the past, seen or even used the trick, but I don t remember it. A similar trick is to have someone pick a card from a deck of 21 cards. Lay down three...

Magic and Illusion: card trick specialist, card trick, card tricks
card trick, card tricks, google: Try a general search through Google, craigslist.com or even the yellow pages. Also ask your family and friends if they have any kids/family/friends who are into magic. You can usually get a really good deal from someone who hasn t done a lot of work. There...

Magic and Illusion: card trick, beer mats, magic trick
beer mats, magic trick, card trick: Hi Camilla, How are you ? Sorry I dont know about this trick but I can help you by teaching you 16 magic trick, If you like it then visite my site and learn. http://zicomaster.cjb.net OR http://geocities.com/zicomaster wish you all the best. ...

Magic and Illusion: card tricks?, red hot momma, twisting the aces
red hot momma, twisting the aces, ed marlo: Hi sourav Normal cards? Are there such things as abnormal?!!! :o) I am not a big fan of gimmicks, much preferring a straight deck and skill. As for which are the strongest effects that will depend a lot on the performer. I m sure you ve sen someone...

Magic and Illusion: card tricks, magic coloring book, professional magician
magic coloring book, professional magician, magic stores: Due to my status as a professional magician, I m not permitted to disclose the secrets to an effect. I can tell you, though, that the effect sounds like the magic coloring book. It is an excellent effect that you can purchase at most magic stores. Once...

Magic and Illusion: cards/the pass, fool proof method, royal road to card magic
fool proof method, royal road to card magic, michael ammar: Cory- Well, to start off, I m going to be absolutely and totally honest with you: I hate the pass. I ve been doing magic for 10 years and I have never used it once. Does this mean you shouldn t do it? No. If you enjoy it and have a reason for it, by...

Magic and Illusion: changing money, shs, raven
shs, raven, coins: Hi Sibtain, its a simple trick you will show 1000 sh but you already have a folded 500 sh in your other hand just fold 1000 sh and replace it by 500 sh and then unfold 500 sh. I have got its price Raven , a complete video, coins and DHL charges this complete...

Magic and Illusion: character acting or be yourself...., rye playland, audience age
rye playland, audience age, roller coasters: Matt, Well asking what kind of magic people like better is like asking what kind of ice cream they like. You will get many different answers. I think the best question is to ask, What do you, Matt, like better? I think it also greatly depends on the...

Magic and Illusion: A coin magic, modern coin magic, j b bobo
modern coin magic, j b bobo, michael ammar: Amir- There are several methods to vanish and produce a coin. Due to the rules of magic, I cannot devulge these secrets online, however, I can offer you some sources with which you can obtain useful information. Modern Coin Magic by J. B. Bobo Coin...

Magic and Illusion: coin vanish, magic trick, magician
magic trick, magician, best wishes: Hi Sibtain, How are you ? Sure you can ask question but one thing that magician never tell the secret of a magic trick, so pl try not to ask direcrtly a secret. I also have a magic group you can join it, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/zicomaster Wish...

Magic and Illusion: coins transfer?, french drop, hand cards
french drop, hand cards, magic book: Wee, Coins and other objects can be trasnfered from hand to hand by simple manipulation. We have what s called the French drop, false drop, etc. Each of these can be learned very easily with any magic book from a school or community library. Make sure...

Magic and Illusion: community opinion, doug henning, great magician
doug henning, great magician, world fame: Hi John That s nice...sayinmg thanks. It s appreciated. Thank you! I doubt if there is an agreed opinion about David Blaine. But here s MY own opinion...which I know which is certainly shared by many. David is not a great magician. He has limited...

Magic and Illusion: congratsss, thanks alot, zia
thanks alot, zia, statue of liberty: Hi Paul, you know the secret how David vanished the statue of liberty ! why dont we exchange our informations about this trick, ok send me the details of that trick, and paul as i told you that i m busy in the shopping of my wedding, so pl dont mind if it...

Magic and Illusion: creating character, type personality, creating character
type personality, creating character, practing: When you say personality you mean character right? Because you don t really want to live your life like someone else you just want to portray someone like him on stage, right? Character is all about motivation. Why does he do the things he does in the way...

Magic and Illusion: creating a full length routine, scotch and soda, busking
scotch and soda, busking, full length: Jay- I apologize for taking so long to respond. If all you re going to be doing is restaurant work, you don t want full length routines. You want 2 or 3 tricks TOPS put together per table, that s it. For instance, Color Monte, Scotch and Soda, Hopping...

Magic and Illusion: creating magic, asrah, david copperfield
asrah, david copperfield, audience member: There are many ways of doing it. You CAN buy the equipment but I wouldn t. The exact method you may use will fully depend upon a number of different factors. One method you could buy, called The Asrah, is wonderful ..... but only if you are perfroming on stage,...

Magic and Illusion: cup and ball, coffe mugs, cups and ball
coffe mugs, cups and ball, cups and balls: well, if you want a classic routine, the best way to go is to get a magic book from your local library and there is almost always a classic cups and ball routine in it. If you want something a little more up-to-darte, try just getting an intermediate to advanced...

Magic and Illusion: cup and balls, balls, stanley
balls, stanley, yahoo: Hi Stanley, How are you ? would you please give me some time because i am not well now a days, but I ll try to send you a deatil instruction about it as soon as possible, please mail me on the following address then i ll directly mail you. zicomaster@yahoo.com...

Magic and Illusion: cups and balls, steel ball bearings, magic background
steel ball bearings, magic background, cups and balls: Richard: Thanks for your question and congrats on your involvement in the magical world of illusion. Teach-In DVD series is an excellent tool for mastering the illusions of cups & balls. I have only a few illusions that I perform using cups & balls as...

Magic and Illusion: David Blaine, impressive trick, law of gravity
impressive trick, law of gravity, david blaine: Ahhh yes, David Blaine.....He never ceases to amaze us. Just to set things straight, no one or thing can raise up to the heavens (or off the ground) without some kind of gimmick! The law of gravity does not permit this. David Blaine however has got the gift...

Magic and Illusion: David Blaine, david blaine street magic, royal road to card magic
david blaine street magic, royal road to card magic, professional magician: John- Due to my obligations as a professional magician, I can only tell you the names of the effects, not the secrets or methods. For the riffle trick, it s actually a type of card force. You can find similar tricks in the Royal Road to Card Magic....

Magic and Illusion: David Cooperfield wire, david cooperfield, free ebooks
david cooperfield, free ebooks, piano manufacturers: Hi Tyler I think you could any wire ..... there s nothing specfial about it, it s the distance, the background and the lighting that make it invisible . My belief is that you can use piano wire. This would give you a variety of strengths and it comes in...

Magic and Illusion: De Kolta chair, http www youtube, art of magic
http www youtube, art of magic, mature state: Hi I hadn t seen that but it s NOT a de Kolta chair and too clean looking ... as some comments under it say, I believe it s a film retouch. There odesn t appear to be an edit ... but some of the background is dodgy looking all the way through, and especially...

Magic and Illusion: Dekolta Chair, assisstant, alternative version
assisstant, alternative version, trap door: Nathan, You re wright! This is a difficult question. No, I don t know of an alternate way of doing this. What you ve described sound good. Try it in practice several time. Maybe even record yourself so you can see the illusion. That might help you...

Magic and Illusion: DISAPPEARING COINS, dozen time, french drop
dozen time, french drop, local library: Mustard, Instructions are more difficult ot understand than doing the trick. There are a number of different coin vanishes. The one I use most is the French drop. Hold the coin in your left hand (or right if you right handed)between the thumb and first...

Magic and Illusion: Disappearing Milk, woodstock illinois, liquid changes
woodstock illinois, liquid changes, captain hook: Arg, you know I said it and now I might have to go back on it. Because of the way you have to fill one of those glasses you wouldn t be able to pour the drink into the glass on stage. So try this. Put some regular food coloring in the bottom of Tinkerbells...

Magic and Illusion: Double Lift Techniques, david blain, card magic
david blain, card magic, ryan david: David Blain s double lift is not very good in my opinion. Learn a good strike double lift and you will be able to do miracles. Blaine does not do a strike double. All the best, Dan Turcotte http://www.YouDoMagic.com August 15, 2004 - 10:58 PM EST...

Magic and Illusion: Dove effect, world magic seminar, dye tube
world magic seminar, dye tube, magic studio: Nathan, I m sorry I don t know that effect. It sounds really cool though. I would try calling Denny and Lee s Magic Studio in Baltimore and Las Vegas. They are really knowledgable. You can reach them toll free at 1-888-207-8374. It sounds to me like a...

Magic and Illusion: Drawing the line at revealing secrets?, cups and balls, criss angel
cups and balls, criss angel, magic community: Dennis, Penn and Teller are looked down on not so much for revealing secrets, but for the brashness of their programs. If you haven t seen them in person, they are very vulgar. One concert I attended in Kansas City had people walking out on their program....

Magic and Illusion: What is the deal with mentalism?, mentalism tricks, moving objects
mentalism tricks, moving objects, magician: All mentalism magic revolves around tricks dealing with the mind. Most mentalism tricks deal with a prediction. For example the magician will have you select a card from the deck and take out a sealed envelope, have you open it, and inside will be a duplicate...

Magic and Illusion: disappear on center stage, staples center, private question
staples center, private question, magic theme: Hey Ben I m surprised about you reading the marching band solution ... I guess I didn t realize it was on public view. Better go and look at that. This is marked as Private:no in which case I d better not respond. Please resend with a private question...

Magic and Illusion: disappear/re-appear, magic and illusion, high school marching band
magic and illusion, high school marching band, joe joe: Joe Hi No problem. Here s a GREAT method that also allows you to make it as big, simple or complex as you want. But it gives an easy to understand method ... so you can be flexible. Otherwise we ll get into all kinds of problems with me describing mecahnics...

Magic and Illusion: disappearing box, audience size, magic newsletter
audience size, magic newsletter, youtube video: Teresa YES I can help you do this! Several comments: a) Send me the YouTube link so I can see which video you mean b) My guess (from your description) is that it a Tip Over Production Box where the tipping up is part of the secret c) Also tell me...

Magic and Illusion: disappearing person, illusion works, grand finale
illusion works, grand finale, google: Well, there are many many ways to make someone disappear and reappear. If you are looking for an illusion, I would suggest checking out www.magicauction.com. They have tons of illusions for sale along with tons of other stuff. Of course I can t simply reveal...

Magic and Illusion: double lift, spectator, gale
spectator, gale, mack: Jimmy, I don t know if this is going to be much help to you. I do a double lift by pushing both cards as one. I do, however, very slightly move my hand up. This diverts attention from my hand. I did have to practice a while to do the double lift. If...

Magic and Illusion: drawing off cards, left index finger, derby uk
left index finger, derby uk, thoughs: Ya, this actually happens to a lot of people. Your hands probably just get dry easy and the best thing to do is use hand lotion when you work with cards. I ve heard that the best this to use is actually VAGISIL. You might feel weired buying it, but i have...

Magic and Illusion: Effect for a play, directing a play, magic effect
directing a play, magic effect, death power: Can you let me know a little more about this. What play is it? What is the description of the effect in the script? What do you want the audience to feel about this trick? Such as, I have no idea how that was done? This guy is good. That was beautiful....

Magic and Illusion: Escape, realated, bad situation
realated, bad situation, service thanks: Hmm, well escape in the category of magic usually means escaping from physical binds, such as handcuffs or ropes. But I guess that if you really dont want to do something, the decision is ultimately yours. You just have to keep in mind the consequences and...

Magic and Illusion: easy magic, magician supplies, magic stores
magician supplies, magic stores, magic books: There are three basic places to learn magic: 1. Books- Beginning magic books can be found in the library or at a regular book store. More advanced magic books can be found at the magic store. Check in the Yellow pages under magician supplies or search...

Magic and Illusion: False Threading, left index finger, ring 1
left index finger, ring 1, ribbon: Hi Joe, First stand in front of a big mirror then step by step do what is written in the note, when you will do it stpe by step then you can understand and can do this trick, this a false loop which looks like a thread. i hope it will help you. with best...

Magic and Illusion: Favorite icebreaker?, card trick, bow tie
card trick, bow tie, imitations: Ross, I always carry a few pocket tricks with me. I also have a piece of rope about two and a half feet long in my coat pocket. If I m with a few people, I do a pocket trick, usually the Hot Rod or a simple card trick. For a larger audience, I ll use...

Magic and Illusion: Fire Stuff, fire batons, street acts
fire batons, street acts, fire effects: My website shows? There is a photo of me with a fire rflash (appeared on the front cover of The Magic Circle members magazine) byt this is a frozen moment ... it was a massive flash created using flash paper. Touch it to a flame and whoooomph. In my case,...

Magic and Illusion: My First Gig, preparation tips, magicians
preparation tips, magicians, many different types: Working different situations requires different knowledge, experience and routines to make that work. For example: = At reception style functions, people gather in small groups (of 2 or 4 or 6 people) and have their hands full with drinks and sometimes...

Magic and Illusion: My First Gig, card trick, card tricks
card trick, card tricks, gig: What do you mean, What should be included? You can only include what you know. What do you know? You can do tricks with set ups by either doing a non-card trick in between the tricks and then using a different deck or by doing a deck switch. I recommend...

Magic and Illusion: First Gig, getting gigs, fact animals
getting gigs, fact animals, family friend: Well legally you need to be 15 with a work permit signed by your parents I believe. If you are just paid under the table though for a family/friend gathering, I suppose you can be any age. I think that working for friends and family would be the best place...

Magic and Illusion: First Gig, charity fundraisers, radio roadshows
charity fundraisers, radio roadshows, child prodigy: MAGYK = How old should you be around to have your first magic gig? You can perfrom as early an age as you are able! Gig? Do you mean a paid gig? I guess as soon as you are good enough. I can imagine a situation where a TV company pays a kid of, say,...

Magic and Illusion: First Gig, table magic, local authorities
table magic, local authorities, patter: The best place to start is to perform at family get-togethers. This is an excellent starting place to hone your patter and skills. Of course you ll be performing for free, but it s worth the effort. To perform for pay, depends on the state you live in....

Magic and Illusion: First Gig, friend of the family, magic shows
friend of the family, magic shows, country clubs: There may be a legal age to work where you are located, it depends on local laws but most first magic shows are for a friend of the family, etc so there is little worry about being caught. What type of businesses hire you depend on what type of businesses...

Magic and Illusion: Your First Gig, francis mcallister, decent card
francis mcallister, decent card, gift of gab: Francis, When I do shows, I mix my tricks. I do a good opening, then a couple of just - tricks. Then I ll do a real good one. I try to alternate my tricks that way. For an hour show 13 tricks is about my limit. By using a lot of just talk between...

Magic and Illusion: Floating match above playing card, invisible thread, magic supplies
invisible thread, magic supplies, honest answer: Gumbo- I m going to give you my absolute honest answer because I used to own this effect as I read it the same way you did and said, oh cool! Only $6.95! You almost always get what you pay for when it comes to magic supplies. There are a few tricks...

Magic and Illusion: Full body person vanish, balducci levitation, notch street
balducci levitation, notch street, criss angel: Hi I cannot elaborate on the DeKolta vanish on a question that s in the public view. I CAN discuss it with you in private IF you ask me in private. By self contained I mean that it doesn t use something special or altered about the particular location....

Magic and Illusion: How to become a magician, magician, ribbon
Magic and Illusion: How to become a magician, magician, ribbon

Magic and Illusion: becoming a magician, embarrassing moments, magician
Magic and Illusion: becoming a magician, embarrassing moments, magician

Magic and Illusion: Card Sleights
Magic and Illusion: Card Sleights

Magic and Illusion: Chris Angel, magic and illusion, chris angel
Magic and Illusion: Chris Angel, magic and illusion, chris angel, tv magic

Magic and Illusion: Coin trick - changing 3 to 4, rubbish, coins
Magic and Illusion: Coin trick - changing 3 to 4, rubbish, coins

Magic and Illusion: Coin vanish, ravem, skin temperature
Magic and Illusion: Coin vanish, ravem, skin temperature, patter

Magic and Illusion: card forces, double turnover, sleight of hand
Magic and Illusion: card forces, double turnover, sleight of hand

Magic and Illusion: card trick
Magic and Illusion: card trick

Magic and Illusion: Dekolta Chair, velvet ropes, creative juices
Magic and Illusion: Dekolta Chair, velvet ropes, creative juices, brass poles

Magic and Illusion: Disappearing Milk, milk jug, air hole
Magic and Illusion: Disappearing Milk, milk jug, air hole, milk bottle

Magic and Illusion: disappear/re-appear, top hat
Magic and Illusion: disappear/re-appear, top hat

Magic and Illusion: disappearing box, youtube video
Magic and Illusion: disappearing box, youtube video

Magic and Illusion: disappearing person, plastic bin, magic shop
Magic and Illusion: disappearing person, plastic bin, magic shop, black art

Magic and Illusion: double lift, patter, pinky
Magic and Illusion: double lift, patter, pinky, cards

Magic and Illusion: Where to find in Pakistan?, magian, youtube
Magic and Illusion: Where to find in Pakistan?, magian, youtube, pearl continental hotel

Magic and Illusion: fire magic, potassium permanganate, flash paper
Magic and Illusion: fire magic, potassium permanganate, flash paper, double sided tape

Magic and Illusion: fire magic, stage competition, yutaka
Magic and Illusion: fire magic, stage competition, yutaka, kikuchi

Magic and Illusion: illusion of wall penetration, doug henning, midnight fantasy
Magic and Illusion: illusion of wall penetration, doug henning, midnight fantasy, illusions

Magic and Illusion: Ladder levitation, levitation, ladder
Magic and Illusion: Ladder levitation, levitation, ladder

Magic and Illusion: Levitation Material, wayne houchin, criss angel
Magic and Illusion: Levitation Material, wayne houchin, criss angel, soda can

Magic and Illusion: how to i levitate, balduci levitation, levitating
Magic and Illusion: how to i levitate, balduci levitation, levitating, right foot

Magic and Illusion: levitation, magician, spectator
Magic and Illusion: levitation, magician, spectator, slit

Magic and Illusion: levitation, levitating, gimmick
Magic and Illusion: levitation, levitating, gimmick, legs

Magic and Illusion: levitation, levitation, random person
Magic and Illusion: levitation, levitation, random person

Magic and Illusion: Magic of David Blaine, kamran khan
Magic and Illusion: Magic of David Blaine, kamran khan

Magic and Illusion: Metamorphosis Illusion, bess houdini, metamorphosis illusion
Magic and Illusion: Metamorphosis Illusion, bess houdini, metamorphosis illusion, harry and bess

Magic and Illusion: magic schools?, magician, illusions
Magic and Illusion: magic schools?, magician, illusions, many thanks

Magic and Illusion: origami box, performance fee, licensing agency
Magic and Illusion: origami box, performance fee, licensing agency, bolt

Magic and Illusion: the overhand shuffle, routine steps, overhand shuffle
Magic and Illusion: the overhand shuffle, routine steps, overhand shuffle, sleights

Magic and Illusion: Playing Cards, bicycle cards, costco
Magic and Illusion: Playing Cards, bicycle cards, costco, decks

Magic and Illusion: the perfect magician..., bian lian, mask color
Magic and Illusion: the perfect magician..., bian lian, mask color, chinese opera

Magic and Illusion: how can i make a person vanish, chair lift, seam
Magic and Illusion: how can i make a person vanish, chair lift, seam, magnets

Magic and Illusion: Quick change magic trick., trapdoor, curtain
Magic and Illusion: Quick change magic trick., trapdoor, curtain, amount of time

Magic and Illusion: How do they do quick change, basketball games, pro basketball
Magic and Illusion: How do they do quick change, basketball games, pro basketball, zips

Magic and Illusion: Rising Card, illegal reproduction, magic dealers
Magic and Illusion: Rising Card, illegal reproduction, magic dealers, discount magic

Magic and Illusion: Sleight of Hand, thx
Magic and Illusion: Sleight of Hand, thx

Magic and Illusion: Slight of hand, gimmic, big hands
Magic and Illusion: Slight of hand, gimmic, big hands, fist

Magic and Illusion: Street self vanish, google
Magic and Illusion: Street self vanish, google

Magic and Illusion: svengali deck, card magic, decks
Magic and Illusion: svengali deck, card magic, decks

Magic and Illusion: torn and restored newspaper trick, clone, shape
Magic and Illusion: torn and restored newspaper trick, clone, shape

Magic and Illusion: websites for tricks
Magic and Illusion: websites for tricks

Magic and Illusion: Where to find in Pakistan?, free magic tricks, zico
free magic tricks, zico, karachi: Hi Daniel, How are you ? Its really very tough to find a place in pakistan for magic items there is only one shop in karachi and he is saleing magic items at a very high price, if you like to learn magic tricks visite my site i have uploaded 16 free magic...

Magic and Illusion: fire magic, potassium permanganate and glycerine, black leather gloves
potassium permanganate and glycerine, black leather gloves, magic cafe: James, Thanks for your question and sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Unfortunately, this question is way outside my area of expertise, but what I can do, if you like, is to post your question to the members of The Magic Circle and see if anybody...

Magic and Illusion: fire magic, potassium permanganate and glycerine, black leather gloves
potassium permanganate and glycerine, black leather gloves, spontaneous combustion: I guess that s why it s difficult to help you as you didn t give me the whole story. There ARE solutions but it would mean working with full knowledge and working around and through the problem. The problem is that you can not show you hands empty. ...

Magic and Illusion: fire magic, potassium permanganate and glycerine, black leather gloves
potassium permanganate and glycerine, black leather gloves, spontaneous combustion: James, Producing fire from the hand uses a gimmick which can be purchased at any magic shop. If you don t live near a magic shop, go to magictrick.com. I would suggest, also, that if you re not in a magic club (called a Ring), find one near you and...

Magic and Illusion: fire magic, friends dad, fire magic
friends dad, fire magic, magic tricks: Hi Mike, How are you ? its a very easy trick, when you lite a match stick, its head remains the same size but the wood in burnt and it become weak, and when you jerk your hand which is hodling the match it falls off. for more magic tricks visite, http://zicomaster.cjb.net...

Magic and Illusion: floating card trick, card trick, maggie
card trick, maggie, reply: Hi Maggie I hoped to hear as you seemed keen to know ..... I look forward to your reply.... John www.MagicWorks.co.u...

Magic and Illusion: floating card & bending card tricks, attatchments, strengths and weakness
attatchments, strengths and weakness, appropriate solution: HOW did you get on? I spent all that time for you for free and you didn t even give me any feedback on the site. Also, you didn t respond as to how you did with it ..... Love to hear... John MagicWork...

Magic and Illusion: floating card, card trick, video link
card trick, video link, magic: Hi agustin There are so many versions I still don t know which one you mean. All the methods are different. Can you give me a video link? If not, describe it in more detail ie only a single card or did it float off a deck? Or out of a fan? Was it a slow...

Magic and Illusion: the floating lady, porp, magic shop
porp, magic shop, several ways: David, The Floating Lady is done several ways. The most popular way iss to use a flat prop with a jack that lifts it. The prop, or bed, is placed near the backdrop. The jack is hid under a skirt around the bed. The best thing for you to do is to buy...

Magic and Illusion: Grand Illusion, black cloaks, professional magician
black cloaks, professional magician, grand illusions: Christian- To be honest, I m not completely familiar with the effect but I do have a lot of experience with stage magic so I ll do the best I can. Usually when the magician double is coming back and the angles are rough, there is some movement going...

Magic and Illusion: How to do a good top/bottom switch, highschool student, card magic
highschool student, card magic, misdirection: Paul- Highland Park? Cool! I used to live in New Brunswick. The key to the top change is confidence and misdirection. Whenever you re about to do the sleight, make sure you have the audience s eyes where you want them. Ask a question or a favor, something...

Magic and Illusion: Who are the greats?, magic conventions, gary kurtz
magic conventions, gary kurtz, search google: GOOD question Bob. Ask magicians and you d get many many different answers. Some prefer madcap comedy performers and other perhaps theatrical manipulation acts. Style also vary around the world and the style in say Russia is very very different to that in...

Magic and Illusion: how to guess the right number, fortune teller, sincerley
fortune teller, sincerley, magic book: Dave, After I explain the method of guessing the right number, you re still going to be confused. I suggest you go to a local or school library and get a magic book. Most magic books will have that trick in them You have several cards with four columns....

Magic and Illusion: Help me please, magic section, magic tricks
magic section, magic tricks, hi friend: Adnan, Type in Magic Tricks Explained using your search engine. I would suggest goolge. You will have several sites that you can choose from. Save some as favorite places. Also, go to your local or school library and look in the magic section. Your...

Magic and Illusion: Hi, I am Ali Raj from Bangladesh...., dhaka bangladesh, rehman
dhaka bangladesh, rehman, mail address: Hi Ali, Right now I am busy in my wedding coz I am going to marry on 15 April, so please give me your email add, i ll try to send you a complet list, my email add and web add is, jado_4u@hotmail.com http://zicomaster.cjb.net With best wishes, Zia...

Magic and Illusion: Hi, levitation, scarf
levitation, scarf, gale: Adam, Levitation isn t hard to do. There are a number of DVDs out there that give instructions. Once you learn how to do it, it really isn t that big a deal. I haven t done the levitation for probably three years. It just doesn t appeal to me. ...

Magic and Illusion: Hindu Shuffle, hindu shuffle, michael ammar
hindu shuffle, michael ammar, card miracles: Daniel- I m assuming you want me to be absolutely honest with you, so I will be. It s not worth it. I saw the trick performed and it looked decent because the guy was a very good magician. I tried it myself and it didn t feel comfortable. If you...

Magic and Illusion: hand size, mark wilson, cool one
mark wilson, cool one, magic tricks: good question. hand size does matter for some tricks but there are so many other tricks you can do i wouldn t worry about it. once you become comfortable performing, it shouldn t be an issue at all. i would recommend the following books.... Magic...

Magic and Illusion: help me, 2 ways, magician
2 ways, magician, best wishes: Hi Peter, There are 2 ways to do this trick, 1 is may be he used a magnetic plate under the card and coin was made by iron, 2 is when he bring up the card he simply drop the coin on the floor by the card, hope it will help you, with best wishes. Jadogar...

Magic and Illusion: help, magic stores, magic store
magic stores, magic store, ebay: Joey, There are many books and DVDs on levitation on the market. But to answer your question: levitation required some wires, a blanket and a lot of showmanship. You can get levitation instructions, complete with pictures and most magic stores. If...

Magic and Illusion: help me, magic book, rubber band
magic book, rubber band, middle finger: Peter, The trick is how one twists and wraps the rubber band around the rest of the fingers or the hand. The best I can say to you is to do as many of the rest of us did: go to your local or school library and get a magic book. Make sure is has a lot...

Magic and Illusion: hi brother, rope trick, thumb tip
rope trick, thumb tip, magic tricks: Sibtain, I don t know how to get your thumb tip back to brown. For what s it worth, when I m lecturing on magic, I use a red thumb tip to prove to the audience that no one will see it if you don t call attention to it. You are trying to learn too...

Magic and Illusion: hi dan i am one of your..., turcotte, ebooks
turcotte, ebooks, passwords: Hi check this information and make sure you have it right and the pdf ebooks will work perfectly. Thanks, Dan Turcotte http://www.YouDoMagic.com April 18, 2004 - 11:22 PM If your password is expired unsubscribe and then resubscribe to get fresh passwords...

Magic and Illusion: Icarus Effect, six figure income, private request
six figure income, private request, vicars: Hi Leon Obviously in the 2 short years you have been studying the basics you have not yet learned even the essential basics of magic honesty and integrity. The effect you request is a commercial item under copyright and on sale. Go and buy it! To...

Magic and Illusion: Illusion, false perception, optical illusion
false perception, optical illusion, erroneous concept: Illusion is defined as: 1. An erroneous perception of reality. 2. An erroneous concept or belief. 3. The condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief. 4. Something, such as a fantastic plan or desire, that causes an erroneous...

Magic and Illusion: Illusions, mission trips, illusions
mission trips, illusions, school library: Michael, I don t think illusions are the best thing for mission trips. Most illusions are very large. I use mostly pocket tricks and smaller parlor type tricks for mission work. The best I can advise is the same same I did: go to a local or school...

Magic and Illusion: Illusions?!?!?!, hand illusions, stage illusions
hand illusions, stage illusions, magic illusion: Hi Celeb: Thanks for your interest in magic & illusion. There are literally hundred of illusions out there for you, depending on your immediate needs. I m not sure if you are interested in stage illusions, or close-up illusions but I think I can send you...

Magic and Illusion: Imago's Meetings, doug henning, head and the heart
doug henning, head and the heart, imago: Sorry, I don t really know what your talking about or what your question is. I don t understand what you mean by making it right september 3 Please re-post what you meant, and maybe say it a different way and maybe more clear so that I can help you with...

Magic and Illusion: Impromptu card tricks, red hot mama, scotch and soda
red hot mama, scotch and soda, card sleights: Twitch Magnum- If someone handed me a regular deck (this has happened to me more times than I care to remember), I did different things depending on the people I had around me. When a few very young girls in one of my theater casts did it, I did a bottom...

Magic and Illusion: Impromptu?, deck of cards, magician
deck of cards, magician, finland: Ville- Yes, impromtu means spur of the moment . In other words, someone hands you a deck of cards or a coin and says, Do a trick. That is impromptu. No preparation. If you need good rescources for starting magic, check out http://www.magic-more.co...

Magic and Illusion: Invisible Deck, amateur magician, magic cafe
amateur magician, magic cafe, invisible deck: Armand, Thanks for your question. The trick you describe has several versions, some of which end up with the named card being the only face up card in the deck, and some of which end up witj it being the only face down card. And sometimes, the chosen...

Magic and Illusion: illusion of wall penetration, magicians, illusions
magicians, illusions, illusion: john, not that i m aware of. there are ways to create things that look like walls using lights but nobody would actually think it s a wall. there are illusions where a magicians walks through a mirror. the mirror isn t hidden at all and it s actually...

Magic and Illusion: illusions& stage magic, illusion works, magic store
illusion works, magic store, stage magic: Actually there is a web-site (www.magicauction.com) that has tons of already made illusions that you can bid on along with tons of other stuff. If you like reading or videos that teach how to build your own illusions I suggest Illusion Works I believe there...

Magic and Illusion: imago follow up post, hand exercises, lance burton
hand exercises, lance burton, david copperfield: You know what, I m still pretty confused, I ve never heard of an Imago s meeting, so I can t really help you out. I m really sorry, I would help you if I could, but it seems that you know more about this than I do. If you could, maybe you could answer a few...

Magic and Illusion: invisible deck, professional magician, invisible deck
professional magician, invisible deck, performance tips: James- Thanks for your question! First off, any good invisible deck, purchased new, should come with instructions. Due to my obligations as a professional magician, I cannot reveal the directions in this type of online forum. However, if you would like...

Magic and Illusion: iris?, blood clot in the leg, power of suggestion
blood clot in the leg, power of suggestion, white magic: Jovana, What you re talking about is what we would call Black Magic. I don t put much stock in it. To me it s more power of suggestion than anythhing. Yes, there are people who have what seem to be supernature powers and some who seem to know the future,...

Magic and Illusion: jamie allan, time the magician, magic shops
time the magician, magic shops, palm of your hand: Hi Jamie: The illusion with making cards disappear / appear is basically using your fingers to manipulate the cards and hiding them behind your hand. Most of the time, the magician will use a BLACK backdrop which adds to the illusion. Go to www.magictrickvideos.com....

Magic and Illusion: KINDS OF TRICKS, money magic, magic fire
money magic, magic fire, fire magic: I wouldn’t say there are really only 5 kinds of tricks, but you could say there are 5 categories that just about every trick can fall under. Those 5 would be: close-up, stage, parlor, escape, and mentalism. You could have subcategories like money magic,...

Magic and Illusion: Ladder levitation, levitation, david blaine
levitation, david blaine, ladder: John, Some expert I am, huh? I can t tell you anything about the ladder levitation. I use only one levitation and that not too often. I suggest you type in David Blaine in your search engine and see what you find. You might even type in ladder levitation....

Magic and Illusion: Learned any know magic tricks recently?, society of american magicians, great magician
society of american magicians, great magician, david copperfield: Hi Stering, How are you ? After learning magic I have realized that some times you see something but it wouldn t be there and sometimes you couldn t see a thing which is in front of you. About David Copperfield he is a great magician and he is different...

Magic and Illusion: Learned any new magic tricks recently, society of american magicians, stage magicians
society of american magicians, stage magicians, slide of hand: Well I have been able to make a living in two different countries from scratch. I have been able to travel and meet 1000 s of interesting people from all walks of life. And i think I bring a slice of fun to everyone I do magic for. David Copperfield is...

Magic and Illusion: Learned any new magic tricks recently?, society of american magicians, david copperfield
society of american magicians, david copperfield, secret art: Magic, I guess has changed my life, because you see it in almost everything. When you see something, you think, how can I turn this into a trick? Whether it be a cup, or a box. When you grab or hold things that fit in the palm of your hand, you catch...

Magic and Illusion: Levitation, stage illusions, criss angel
stage illusions, criss angel, levitation: Adam I cannot discuss details in the publuic area of this site. Write again with it set to private and I ll talk you through some possibilities. In the meantime, when you do write, give me the URLs of the Criss Angel levitations you mention so I can look...

Magic and Illusion: Levitation Material, criss angel, levitations
criss angel, levitations, levitation: AJ, Let me suggest you go to magictricks.com and see if you can purchase the needed items. Angels Coin thru the Can is his own creation, and to my knowledge is not available yet. I may be wrong, but I believe only he knows the secret. After a few years,...

Magic and Illusion: Levitation, amateur magicians, david copperfield
amateur magicians, david copperfield, chris angel: Paul If you spend 20 minutes surfing the Internet you d probably find some of the sites where amateur magicians take guesses at how people levitate. Most of the solutions are wrong but it may give you ideas. Otherwise do what Chris Angel and David Copperfield...

Magic and Illusion: Leviteting Things, levitation magic, invisible thread
levitation magic, invisible thread, reading material: Thanks for your question! There are a number of ways to levitate objects. For smaller items, invisible thread does the job as well as numerous other gimmicks. That s about as far as I can tell you due to my obligation as a magician never to reveal any...

Magic and Illusion: Lying during magic, wonderful illusion, little mystery
wonderful illusion, little mystery, real magic: Joe, It sounds like you are well versed in the different ways of handling this situation. It s all a personal matter and depends on how you feel about it. I m honest with people if they ask whether I m doing real magic or if it s just a trick. I...

Magic and Illusion: learned any new card tricks recently, society of american magicians, david copperfield
society of american magicians, david copperfield, secret art: Sterling- How has magic changed my life? Well, I since I started learning magic, I made a little money, though not much, and I became known as more than just a musician. I ve had a lot of fun with it and it also helped me with my performing skills. ...

Magic and Illusion: learned any new magic tricks recently, society of american magicians, duane laflin
society of american magicians, duane laflin, david copperfield: Sterling, First of all, my name isn t Frank. I ve been doing magic so long that I don t really know how it s chaged my life. It s been a part of me for 30 years. If I had to think og something, I d say I m more comfortable in front of an audience. I...

Magic and Illusion: learned any new magic tricks recently, society of american magicians, two magicians
society of american magicians, two magicians, david copperfield: learned any new magic tricks recently, yes. A miser s dream routine and I built a production box How has Magic changed your life Edd? I don t really know because I ve been doing it since I was so little. I don t know what my life would be like without...

Magic and Illusion: learning, royal road to card magic, magic of michael
royal road to card magic, magic of michael, world of magic: Yafi- Since I m not aware of what level you re on and what you already know, I can only recommend you some good resources: -Royal Road to Card Magic -The Exiting World of Magic by Ammar -The Magic of Michael Ammar That should get you going pretty...

Magic and Illusion: levetation, future pleasure, levitating
future pleasure, levitating, codes of conduct: Hi Harry With a name like that you should be interested in Escapes! I CAN help but we don t just give away secrets to anybody, Harry. Why not. Apart from the fact that we have codes of conduct, there are other very good reasons. It would spoil your...

Magic and Illusion: how to i levitate, criss angel, levitation
criss angel, levitation, david blaine: Constantine, Both Angel and Blaine have registered their secrets, and until they release the registration, no one knows how they do their tricks. We can only guess. I use a levitation by holding a sheet over lets and lift one foot. Then I raise the...

Magic and Illusion: levitating glass, steady manner, colored water
steady manner, colored water, levitating: Paul, I just found my suspension glass, which is probably the same thing you re asking about. Mine is actually a coke can with a string attached, which hooks onto a string in a glass. The knot in the string in the glass should be just a bit off center....

Magic and Illusion: levitating glass, steady manner, english thanks
steady manner, english thanks, levitating: I really can t help you much on this one but I will try without exposing its secret. You make sure the thing from the bottle is perfectly centered in the glass. Besides that it take practice. All the best, Dan Turcotte http://www.YouDoMagic.com July...

Magic and Illusion: levitating glass, steady manner, english thanks
steady manner, english thanks, levitating: try putting another string across the glass, so that there is an X, then hook the bottle or can in the middle of the two. it should make the glass more steady. you can perform it as a joke. as if you are pouring the liquid you realize that you need to use...

Magic and Illusion: levitating glass, steady manner, married life
steady manner, married life, zia: Hi Paul, How are you ? When you start to pur the liquid in the glass fist hold it and start puring and when glass has some liquid then leave the glass and countiniou puring, it will not move. http://zicomaster.cjb.net zicomaster@yahoo.com wish you...

Magic and Illusion: levitation, levitation trick, cards trick
levitation trick, cards trick, steel ring: Zico, A trick is often harder to explain than to do, but I ll give it a try. This levitation trick requires a flat bed for the person to lie on. A very strong rod connects to it. The rod is in the shape of an S . After the person is raised (the other...

Magic and Illusion: levitation, criss angel, levitation
criss angel, levitation, appearence: John, I don t do levitation. However, a few years ago I got a DVD that showed me how to use optical illusionin levitation. By using a towell or large piece of material in front of you, lift the material slightly. put on foot right next to the other and...

Magic and Illusion: levitation, self levitation, michael maxwell
self levitation, michael maxwell, magic store: James, It s much easier to do levitation thant to explain it. The best video I know of is The Self-Levitation Video by Michael Maxwell. You can purshase it at any magic store or on line at magictricks.com The vedeo is clear, clean, and interesting....

Magic and Illusion: levitation, levitation trick, two heads are better than one
levitation trick, two heads are better than one, last act: There was no follow-up question. You probably sent me this in error. I suspect you wanted to send it to another magician, which would be a pretty good idea. Two heads are better than one. Ask your question to as many magician as you want. I do that...

Magic and Illusion: levitation, balduci levitation, michael maxwell
balduci levitation, michael maxwell, paul harris: Sure. Well if you have seen the A-1 multimedia Self-Levetation video taught by Paul Harris and Michael Maxwell, they say that you should stand to the left of the person or small group or people, take three steps foward and then one to the left. It works...

Magic and Illusion: levitation, self levitation, balducci levitation
self levitation, balducci levitation, michael maxwell: Well, there are many products out on the market that can make it seem as if you are levitating. These two levitations are not too expensive and require you to carry a gimmick. They are the same levitation, but from different companies. http://themagicwarehouse.com/general14.html#sb2113...

Magic and Illusion: levitation, great magician, levitation
great magician, levitation, yahoo: Hi Randy, How are you ? Sorry I dont have levitation in that book, that book let you know how to become a great magician and how to invent your own tricks, you can mail me direct on zicomaster@yahoo.com. I know how to levitate but its only for sale, check...

Magic and Illusion: levitation, criss angel, medium level
criss angel, medium level, levitation: Trond, Sorry, but I don t know how the trick works. The levitation I use is to rock back and forth on the ball of my shoe with a sheet in front of me. It give the illusion that I m floating about an ince and a half. Sorry I can t help more. Magically,...

Magic and Illusion: levitation, hussy, levitation
hussy, levitation, real woman: two things 1.) I am unable to get into the site because a password and member name is needed. 2.) If you are asking how to perform an illusion, I won t be able to help you. This site is for assisting in technique and things of that nature, not to expose...

Magic and Illusion: levitation, magic store, david blaine
magic store, david blaine, levitation: Caleb, You have asked a good question. David Blaine is one of the best magicians we have. The methods he uses are his. He usually doesn t let the secret be known for several months or even years. This is the method of most magicians. Ther are many...

Magic and Illusion: looking for a great idea, shopping malls, showmanship
shopping malls, showmanship, marketing company: This note is from my friend Ben. I ll email my answer to you as fast as i can. well, it really depends one what you think. If you think it is suitible, i have another idea, perhaps you can make a FAKE appearance. I do magic alot and i know kids, most...

Magic and Illusion: lost invisible deck instructions, invisible deck, magic shop
invisible deck, magic shop, magician: Adam, It s been almost 25 years since I ve done the invisible deck, and I really don t remember how the trick is done. If you take the deck to a magic shop, they can give you another set of instructions. If you know a magician close to you, he or she...

Magic and Illusion: I would love to know about quick change mgic act, circus tradition, circus oz
circus tradition, circus oz, quick change act: Hi Sosina Sounds great. What s a baucing jusggler? There are a couple of well known solo quick change acts in Europe ... most notably Arturo Brachetti. Check out his work ... as I recall (but cannot look now) his website has a number of film clips....

Magic and Illusion: Magic, gimmic, magic show
gimmic, magic show, thousand dollars: Devinial, A gimmic is used that makes you think you see a person with a head at one end and feel at the other. It s only a gimmic. I don t wish to say any more than that since the gimmic costs more than a thousand dollars and many magician make their...

Magic and Illusion: Magic, criss angel, magic ring
criss angel, magic ring, hypnotism: Justin, Hypnotism takes a lot of study and practice. I don t do it in my act. I suggst you contact a local magic ring (club) and see if there are any hypnotists in it. I m in Ring 129 (Kansas City) - we have almost 75 members, but none of us do hypnotism....

Magic and Illusion: Magic, reply thanks, french drop
reply thanks, french drop, magic books: Nigel, To be detailed would take a few pages and several pictures, but I ll give you an overview of pulling a coin from behind someone s ear. You begin by showing a coin - I try to used a half dollar since it s easier to handle. You can use a quarter....

Magic and Illusion: Magic, sleight of hand, reply thanks
sleight of hand, reply thanks, global library: Well, this is difficult because I’m really not supposed to expose any secrets, even those that may seem trivial. What I can do though is lead you down the right path. I will first suggest going to your local library and checking out a book on magic tricks....

Magic and Illusion: Magic, magic club, magic books
magic club, magic books, good library: Adam, The way I began in magic over 35 years ago was to find someone else who was interested in magic. We began doing magic for each other. I also went to the local library and checked out, two at a time, most of the magic books it had. Later, I discovered...

Magic and Illusion: Magic, international brotherhood of magicians, society of american magicians
international brotherhood of magicians, society of american magicians, magic castle: Well, if you happen to live anywhere near LA. I would recommend trying to become a member of the magic castle. There are also tons of I.B.M. (International Brotherhood of Magicians) and S.A.M. (Society of American Magicians) rings. Just do a simple online...

Magic and Illusion: Magic, magic illusions, secrets of magic
magic illusions, secrets of magic, coin magic: Adam, Thanks for your question. The answer is not that simple, unfortunately. Firstly, it partly depends on what style of magic appeals to you most, and why you want to learn magic (i.e. is it for fun, or do you want to earn your living at it). ...

Magic and Illusion: Magic, close up magic, card tricks
close up magic, card tricks, tarbell: Adam DON T go out and buy Tarbell just yet. It s a great comprehensive set of books but it sounds as though you need some more simple, foundation stuff yet. Here s what I suggest ..... as you still didn t answer any important questions (re read my last...

Magic and Illusion: Magic, magic illusion, public speaking courses
magic illusion, public speaking courses, spur of the moment: Hi Adam.....thank you for your interest in magic & illusion. I ve never looked at Tarbell s course of magic, but I can give you some advise that I hope will assist you. Firstly, magic is more than just knowing the secrets to performing tricks . The best...

Magic and Illusion: Magic Book, jim mccauley, salt lake city utah
jim mccauley, salt lake city utah, book haven: Jim, I haven t heard of the book. Haven t even heard of the publishing company. You might go to magictrick.com and see if there is a question box. Also, you might google the book and / or publishing company. Sorry I can t be of more help. Magically,...

Magic and Illusion: Magic book, david coperfield, inner magic circle
david coperfield, inner magic circle, cabaret magic: I know Juan Tamariz very well and he has many DVDs and a few books of his own. I have a private video also of Juan and some friends in private magic sessions. The area you speak of is a massive one and people who like magic in that area have very specific...

Magic and Illusion: Magic costumes, face paintings, cups and balls
face paintings, cups and balls, tennis balls: i think you should use some silver confeddi, fire, and tricks that grab the attention of the audience, deffinately stay away from tired tricks like cups and balls unless your gonna use flaming tennis balls as your balls and make an explosion when they dissapear....

Magic and Illusion: Magic of David Blaine, free magic tricks, pakistan karachi
free magic tricks, pakistan karachi, magic trick: Hi Mr.Aman Aziz, How are you ? I dont know the exact trick but I guess its only a film editing coz when they show his feet his uapper part is not in the view , or may be they used steel strings. So you wanna learn magic trick ? its good you can visite my...

Magic and Illusion: Magic in a different setting, topless show, clubs in vegas
topless show, clubs in vegas, exotic dancer: Well, I haven’t had a question like this before, but it reminded me of a movie I saw. It was called Magicians . It’s about 4 people making there way to Vegas and along the trip they perform at various clubs and venues. One of the places was a gentlemen...

Magic and Illusion: Magic Stage DVDs, max maven, mac bride
max maven, mac bride: Well if your into stage mentalism Max Maven is famouse for his stuff. Other than that, you can just check online and read the descriptions to videos. It may be easier to get videos, but dvd s are better. Here are some good sites: www.themagicwarehouse.com...

Magic and Illusion: Magic Tricks, minute presentation, magic tricks
minute presentation, magic tricks, turcotte: Hi ask away. I just had a child in one of the schools in my area do a presentation about magicians and I was the featured subject. I went to his school and did a show for his class after he did his 3 minute presentation. You can see a picture on my site. ...

Magic and Illusion: Magic Tricks, magicans, library library
magicans, library library, magic tricks: Elfind, Thanks for your question, which is quite wide-ranging. I would suggest that you start at the following website, as there is quite a bit of information about various magicians: http://www.magictricks.com/library/library.htm Good luck on...

Magic and Illusion: Magic tricks qusions, royal road to card magic, 4 aces
royal road to card magic, 4 aces, sleight of hand: Abdul 1) to control cards in the way you ask requires much skill and practice. You d need to learn card handling from the start and it would take many years to become expert. As hard as learning a language or musical instrument. To start...but two books:...

Magic and Illusion: Magic tricks, 4 aces, four aces
4 aces, four aces, quastion: Hm, well i have never heard of this game, but it seems that the best way to cheat would be to do a switch of cards. You would probably have to sneek out the four aces, or whichever, at the beginning. If you were to use duplicate cards, you would probably...

Magic and Illusion: Magic, magician, michal
magician, michal, short time: Hi, Magic is only trick, yes any one can learn how to be a magician, yes i have a web page you can check it i have also uploaded some cool and easy tricks and you can learn it by there, http://www.geocities.com/zicomaster first check this page and then...

Magic and Illusion: Magick show
Well, if you are looking to buy magic items, a good site that I usually recommend is www.themagicwarehouse.com . They have Tons of tricks, books, and videos. You may want to pick up a book on how to put together a show, or just pick out tricks you like...

Magic and Illusion: Making me disappear, audience size, private arena
audience size, private arena, zero knowledge: Hi It s very diffcult to explain something when you have zero knowledge as it would take many hundreds (if not thousands) of words and diagrams. This isn t the place for that. Also, you have asked a question in the public area and I certainly cannot...

Magic and Illusion: Mark, society of american magicians, sterling thanks
society of american magicians, sterling thanks, language boundaries: Sterling, Thanks for your interesting range of questions. Taking them in turn: Magic has certainly made me less shy than I used to be - I m still no extravert, but it did help. It s opened up a whole new array of friends and acquaintances (which...

Magic and Illusion: Metamorphosis Illusion, metamorphosis illusion, gimmic
metamorphosis illusion, gimmic, scares: Joshua, I m familiar with the illusion, but don t have one of my own. I do, however, use a small illusion called metamopho spots. It uses a small can and four scares. To answer your question, yes, I believe it can be used on any stage. The gimmic...

Magic and Illusion: magic, magic trick, magic tricks
magic trick, magic tricks, magicians: Hi Ajay, How are you ? so u are intrested in magic and illusions but do you know it need a lot of practice to perfect in a magic trick or illusion, any way, i have my own site on which i have some cool tricks for new magicians like you. http://www.zicomaster.cjb.net...

Magic and Illusion: magic, sponge balls, magic illusion
sponge balls, magic illusion, information usefull: Hi Rocco, thanks for your interest in magic & illusion. There are so many ways to progress in magic I couldn t possibly list them all. I will however, tell you what worked for me. A good illusionist will gain noteriety from word of mouth. Very little advertising...

Magic and Illusion: magic, nelsons, marlo
nelsons, marlo, doh: Hi Jamie Here s how. Look below..... Just be yourself ...... !!!!!!! OK ... no more jokes! Few problems Jamie: 1) I don t know what magic you already know. If I said, use the Marlo reversed back pushthrough combined...

Magic and Illusion: magic, magic tricks, turcotte
magic tricks, turcotte, ebooks: Well you can get three free pdf ebooks from my site. the Just say stop one is good if you are a beginner and it will give you tons of ideas. Join my site for the free tricks. All magic has good free tricks too. Thanks, Dan Turcotte http://www.YouDoMagic.com...

Magic and Illusion: magic, free magic trick, magic book
free magic trick, magic book, magic books: Adrain, Magic is very hard to teach by way of letter. May I suggest you go to a local or school library and get a book from the games section. You ll find many magic books there. Get a magic book that has lots and lots of pictures. Remember, a picture...

Magic and Illusion: magic, sleights, e book
sleights, e book, patter: Hi, How are you ? my website add is, http://zicomaster.cjb.net You can join my club on yahoo and can get a free E book about how to become a magician , i cant help you right now coz i dont know what type of tricks do you know and how much skill full you...

Magic and Illusion: magic, private dinner party, magic illusion
private dinner party, magic illusion, darwin ortiz: KC, Thanks for your question. I think the best advice I could give you is not to focus too much on the tricks themselves but on all of the other peripheral stuff that you will need. In this, I include: presentation skills; developing your performing...

Magic and Illusion: magic, sponge balls, professional magician
sponge balls, professional magician, french drop: For simple sleight with sponge balls, you can do false transfers and french drop style vanishes similar to coin magic. As far as effects go, you can do things like 2 in the hand, 1 in the pocket. Due to my obligations as a professional magician, I cannot...

Magic and Illusion: magic, criss angel, person signs
criss angel, person signs, david blaine: Card Thru Window This is one of many versions, the cheapest that I have found http://themagicwarehouse.com/cards4.html#ma8435 Has instruction on how to build the gimmick. Another famous version are these two http://www.hottrix.com/html/CardThruWindow.shtml...

Magic and Illusion: magic, card magic trick, hearts and diamonds
card magic trick, hearts and diamonds, black cards: Judy, To answer your first question: Have someone choose eith a red or black color. Red is heasts and diamonds; black is spades and clubs. You already know which card you want to wind up with. Let s say the 7 of diamonds. The persons choses red. You...

Magic and Illusion: magic, magic shops, magic shop
magic shops, magic shop, card tricks: Sorry that i never answered your question! I just realized that you had posted another question. To answer it, if there are no magic shops around your area I would suggest the internet and the local library. The internet of course has tons of magic sites...

Magic and Illusion: magic :o, invisible thread, magician
invisible thread, magician, best wishes: Hi Keef Mason, How are you ? the floating bill is float by an invisible thread, and about the cup and ball trick, 3 cups and 4 balls used to show this trick, magician shows only 3 balls while the 4th ball is already in the cup. hope it will help you if you...

Magic and Illusion: what is magic is it real well..., zico, magic tricks
zico, magic tricks, illusions: Hi Miranda, How are you ? Where are you from ? There are many types of magic some are tricks some are illusions and some are real magic, Real magic could be harmfull because it needs speacial spells and special atmosfare, I teach magic tricks and illusions,...

Magic and Illusion: magic schools?, magic illusionist, chiswick
magic illusionist, chiswick, certain age: Anthony I coach privately and am in a few weeks time runnintg 4 weeks of public classes in Chiswick for anyone to join (within certain age limitations). How can I answer any more without knowing whare you are, what magic stage you are at now and what...

Magic and Illusion: magic schools, magic illusion, magic school
magic illusion, magic school, amazon: Yes, but basically all the magic & illusion schools are taught through the internet. Do a search on Magic Courses and you will get a lot of sites that offer this type of course. In my opinion, practice makes perfect! No need to spend money on classes when...

Magic and Illusion: how to make magic shows, own private show, school parties
own private show, school parties, good luck: Well, you can do shows at schools by ,meeting with the principal of a school and telling him that you would like to perform at his school, maybe throw in some educational stuff. As for parties, you just have to know people throwing parties and ask if they...

Magic and Illusion: About magic terminology, ansewers, example sentence
ansewers, example sentence, laymen: No questions are silly if you don t knopw the ansewers! Ask me anything any time. I can tell you what a routine is but I don t know what you mean by pattern (in this context). Have you an example sentence that used it you don t understand? Laymen...

Magic and Illusion: magic trick with coins - answer!, secret signal, magic trick
secret signal, magic trick, friend returns: Eve, Thanks for letting me know what you found out - it s always nice to know that answers you give were of use - and your explanation is perfectly understandable. Of course, you could do this trick with any number of objects providing that you can agree...

Magic and Illusion: do a magic trick on my compute..., magic forum, mindreader
magic forum, mindreader, magic trick: JR, Hi! You could try this one: http://www.markfarrar.co.uk/mindreader.htm If you do a search on Google, or have a look at the best magic forum on the Internet (www.TheMagicCafe.com), you should easily find more. Best wishes, Mark. ...

Magic and Illusion: magic, minor suits, invisible deck
minor suits, invisible deck, coin trick: Ken Why are you shouting (all CAPS)? very hard to read and some people would take offence. The roughness is piut on with roughing fluid . It s called the Invisible Deck and was invented by Don Allen. MAny have ripped off his idea and I don t terefore...

Magic and Illusion: magician on a budget, magic illusion, table magic
magic illusion, table magic, stage magic: Hi Michael, thanks for your interest in magic & illusion. Much of what you described, depends upon the type of magic want to perform. If stage magic is your preference, then an investment in larger props may be warranted. Props can be bought, or made. If you...

Magic and Illusion: magician, jonathan pendragon, end of the arrow
jonathan pendragon, end of the arrow, several inches: According to Viking Manufacturing (a magic manfacturing company): Jonathan Pendragon is in the hospital followiing an accident involving an arrow from his archery. He felll on the non-sharp broken end of the arrow while trying to hang a light fixture. The...

Magic and Illusion: making a card appear in a bottle, many different ways, magic performance
many different ways, magic performance, magicians: Hi Andrew You (and they) are right .... this IS the place to go! A couple of comments for this post then I m going to ask you to repost: 1) This post is NOT private ... so I cannot discuss magic techniques with you here that would reveal and e3xpose...

Magic and Illusion: mentalism, magic and illusion, laws of science
magic and illusion, laws of science, magic tricks: If you are asking, how can I actually become psychic? this is not the right place. This is a magic and ILLUSION forum, which means that the methods, which we use, are no more magical than the laws of science. Magicians DO trick people into thinking they...

Magic and Illusion: metrophysics, optic illusion, thumb nails
optic illusion, thumb nails, magic book: George, Bending a spoon is an optic illusion. You really don t ben it, it just looks like you do. Take the spoon in both hands, the round part on the table, extended from the bottom of you hands a bit. The top part is sticking out a bit between the thumbs...

Magic and Illusion: misdirections and construction of gimmicks, amateur magician, misdirections
amateur magician, misdirections, invisible thread: First off performing for your family is not the real world of performing for stranger in a paid situation. It is good for practice and you should not worry about what they know or don t know. That is not to say you it s ok to expose but since you are fairly...

Magic and Illusion: music for show, magic cafe, magic show
magic cafe, magic show, enya: There are some magicians who are also composers that compose music for just such occasions. One s name is Bill White. You could find out more about them by searching the magic cafe at www.themagiccafe.com. Also, groups like Enya, the music of Ciqure du Soleil,...

Magic and Illusion: New tricks, fanning cards, magic with cards
fanning cards, magic with cards, card manipulation: Karl, Thanks for your question and sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Your question is quite broad, as there are many types of magic and you don t specify what interests you. So, here are a few suggestions for you. If you re into stage...

Magic and Illusion: the name of a trick, magic trick, illusions
magic trick, illusions, illusion: Well, there are a few illusions that have this same description. There is: the zig-zag illusion, tube cabinet (three tube zag), Box stack illusion, unbound, ...

Magic and Illusion: I need some magic tricks, google, card tricks
google, card tricks, card trick: Kelly, Thanks for your question. The coolest card trick I know is not for beginners, but one of my favourite, almost self-working tricks, is called Gemini Twins. It s in a book by Karl Fulves, called More Self-Working Card Tricks, which you can find...

Magic and Illusion: Optical Illusions, optical illusions, coke man
optical illusions, coke man, optical illusion: Hi Trins, I ll try my best to help you in your porject, here are the answers of your questions, A.1 The answer of your 1st Question is on this site. http://www.sandlotscience.com/EyeonIllusions/whatisanillusion.htm A.2: There are 255,000 websites of...

Magic and Illusion: Organization, card manipulation, minute routine
card manipulation, minute routine, magicians: Wow, this is an incredibly large and vague question. I would suggest breaking it down into smaller questions. First things first. To have a market you have to have a show to sell. Do you have a show or a few minute routine or what? If you have three minutes...

Magic and Illusion: origami box, john gaughan, magic community
john gaughan, magic community, top of my head: Paul You may be asking me only ONE question but you should be asking YOURSELF many many more. The origami box illusion BELONGS to somebody. Off the top of my head it is John Gaughan possibly in association with Jim Steinmeyer. However....it is a LICENSED...

Magic and Illusion: origami box, blue prints, inventor
blue prints, inventor, illusion: Hmm, i don t personaly own a copy of the origami box plans, but you might be able to find it at www.magicauction.com or maybe in an illusion building video or book, it shouldnt be too hard to find, but if you dont actually buy the blue prints or video or something...

Magic and Illusion: What other variations are..., sponge balls, sponge ball
sponge balls, sponge ball, b dalton: There are thousands of variations for sponge ball routine. I suggest you get the book Now You See It, Now You Don t. It has a whole section on sponge balls. If you don t live near a magic shop, you can get the book at most libraries. B. Dalton also sells...

Magic and Illusion: the overhand shuffle control, royal road to card magic, deck run
royal road to card magic, deck run, overhand shuffle: Dear Confused, Thanks for your question. As far as I recall from the book, which I ve not read for a long time (it was the first magic book I ever bought), the steps you should take are: 1. Shuffle off half the deck. 2. Offer this section of cards...

Magic and Illusion: the overhand shuffle, royal road to card magic, expert at the card table
royal road to card magic, expert at the card table, overhand shuffle: Mark- You re question is a great one and often asked of me by my students. Here s the low down in plain english: Overhand shuffle keeping the top card on top: When you start the overhand shuffle, hold your left thumb (the thumb of the dealing hand)...

Magic and Illusion: Pencil through table, magic lessons, chopstick
magic lessons, chopstick, magic shop: Anthony, I guess where you take lessons depends on where you live. I would contact your local magic shop and see if they teach or can recommend someone who does. Also, if there are any good magicians in your area, you may want to ask them. As far...

Magic and Illusion: Performance Tips, sonia moore, david mamet
sonia moore, david mamet, four aces: This is a very broad question. I would need to know much more about you and your magic to answer specificly. How long have you been performing? What type of magic do you perform? Where do you peform? For whom do you usually peform? With that in mind I can...

Magic and Illusion: Performing Tips, coin tricks, mental magic
coin tricks, mental magic, zico: Hi Silvia, How are you ? So you want to learn magic tricks and want to amze your friends, its good, you can visite my site and get waht ever you want about magic, I have uploaded 16 magic tricks for free. http://zicomaster.cjb.net wish you all the best....

Magic and Illusion: Playing Cards, card magic, qestions
card magic, qestions, garf: Dan- Congrats on making magic your hobby! It s a lot of fun! For basic cards, I highly recommend Bicycle as they are strong and high quality. I ve tried numerous other brands and Bicycle decks have not failed me! You can order them in boxes of 12 I just...

Magic and Illusion: Please Give me good advice, free magic tricks, criss angel
free magic tricks, criss angel, magic books: Well, you can always just do a general search online to find some free tricks. Try typing in free magic tricks in one of the search engines like google. Another good idea to find and learn tricks is visiting your local library. They always have a few...

Magic and Illusion: Preformance, royalty free music, magic music
royalty free music, magic music, magicians: How small is this room? Is it in a house or is it a small theatre? Also, what are you using these effects for? To enhance something, to cover something? For music, you should check out Bill White (www.billwhitemusic.com), Arthur Stead (www.arthurstead.com)...

Magic and Illusion: Preformance, dramatic music, magic music
dramatic music, magic music, fog: I would say that music and maybe some lights would be fine, but not too much disco or anything like that. I would say no fog for a small room either, it would be too distracting. As for dramatic music, you can use any music that you already own that you...

Magic and Illusion: Preformance, magic music, small spaces
magic music, small spaces, fog: Alexander- First off, what type of effects are you looking at in a small room? Stage, close-up? Fog is difficult in small spaces because of the ingredients used in fog manufactoring. I don t know a lot about it, but I know enough to be careful. What...

Magic and Illusion: Puting a price on magic, personal suggestions, soccer clubs
personal suggestions, soccer clubs, dance schools: Scott, Those rates very widely. Bdays average between $125-$300 depending on where you live. Restaurant rates are usually 2 times an average dinner per hour. Strolling rates depend on the type of gig. Corporate strolling can go $200-$300 per hour. The...

Magic and Illusion: panty swap illusion, david copperfield, magic stores
david copperfield, magic stores, fire tv: Ivaylo, David Copperfield creates his own routines and props. Much of the time, a new trick he s created isn t availble to the public for a few years. This is the situation with the trick you mentioned. Frankly, I have no idea how he does it, but...

Magic and Illusion: How to pass two objects through each other, camera trickery, visual illusion
camera trickery, visual illusion, magicians: Muhammad What programmes have you watched? I am pleased you liked what you saw......magic is great and doesn t always work on TV as viewers have suspicions about camera trickery (with due cause sometimes!). Solid through solid is a great effect with...

Magic and Illusion: how to do the pass, royal road to card magic, card miracles
royal road to card magic, card miracles, expert at the card table: Paul- Unfortunately, I do not know of any magicians near Highland Park. I also do not typically use the pass as I don t find it all too useful. The one effect that I might use it for is the first trick on Ammar s Easy to Master Card Miracles Vol. 7 and...

Magic and Illusion: pen(cil) thru doller bill, pen cil, gimmic
pen cil, gimmic, magnit: Joe, The gimmic I use is a pin that has been cut into and a magnit placed on the bottom of the upper hanf and the top of the lower half. I purchased mine at a magic shop. It s called pin through the dollar. Hope this helps. Magically, Gale Mac...

Magic and Illusion: the perfect magician..., indian rope trick, professional magicians
indian rope trick, professional magicians, chinese whispers: Michael Great question! I want to know if there are any magicians who have claimed to do real magic and who have never been debunked, even by other professional magicians in private. No. Magicians seem FAST to leap upon someone who makes such...

Magic and Illusion: performance, lance burton, magic sets
lance burton, magic sets, magic set: Katy- Congratulations on your decision of magic! It s a great hobby to have! For magic sets, the Lance Burton set is ok. The problem is that most of the magic sets are too much like toys to be able to do real magic. You can give it a shot, though! ...

Magic and Illusion: how can i make a person vanish, magic programs, screne
magic programs, screne, game section: Sibtain, To make a person vanish, you need special props. You can build the prop (a three section screne), but you ll need the directions. Directions can be gotton from most any magic book that you can find in libraries. Go to the hobby and game section....

Magic and Illusion: Anything possible from The Illusionist?, professional magician, game section
professional magician, game section, edward norton: Crystal, My suggestion for you is to type in Penn and Teller in your search engine. They are magicians who expose in a comedic way much of the false magic today. You can lean many tricks with a book from your school or community library. Go to the...

Magic and Illusion: practice, royal road to card magic, apeal
royal road to card magic, apeal, card tricks: Josh- Great questions! Thanks for asking! The best book for you to have right now is the Royal Road to Card Magic. Expert Card Technique is the one to read AFTER Royal Road. The best way to practice your double lift is to make it immitate the SAME MOVES...

Magic and Illusion: your present, altavista search engines, life after marriage
altavista search engines, life after marriage, origami box: Hi Paul, How are you ? I was so busy that I couldnt send you the present again, actully I went to Lahore there and on Feb 15 I engaged and on 15 of April I am getting marry. so I have to do a lot of things for it, but as soon as I ll free I ll send you your...

Magic and Illusion: Question you were asked on 7/30/2004, regarding how to get more shows., aunt lucy, parenting magazines
aunt lucy, parenting magazines, religious institutions: Well, that advise sounds good, but I don t recall asking for it or suggesting that I have all the answers. Most of the people that come to this site and ask questions just want a feel for the whole magic field. For the most part they just want to try out...

Magic and Illusion: Question about a Smoking Device, luck john, cambridge uk
luck john, cambridge uk, hi ed: Hi Ed The pocket smoke attachment I am aware of is sold by prince Darius in Cambridge, UK. His is superb but I cannot tell what is wrong, if anything, with yours. I can only suggest you contact the people from whom you bought it and talk to them, clearly...

Magic and Illusion: A Question, professional magician, how to levitate a card
professional magician, how to levitate a card, right direction: Amir- There are several methods for card levitations. Due to my status as a professional magician, I cannot divulge this information online. However, I can offer you resources with which to obtain more useful information. The Hummer Card The Rising...

Magic and Illusion: Quick Change, quick change act, quick change magic
quick change act, quick change magic, public question: Barry I am unable to give any detailed advice in a Public Question. Write again in private and when you do, tell me the reserch you ve already done, which Quick Change performances you ve seen and what product offers you have or have found on this....

Magic and Illusion: Quick Change Question, winter haven fl, grand illusions
winter haven fl, grand illusions, kansas city mo: Jana, I know very little about quick change. No one in my ring (129, Kansas City, MO) or in my club (Wizards of Winter Haven, FL)does quick change. I suggest you contact as many AllExperts you can. Surely one of of will be able to help you. Magically,...

Magic and Illusion: Quick Change, magic with cards, playing cards
magic with cards, playing cards: I m assuming you are talking about quick-change using playing cards? If not, I can t help you as I only specialize in close-up magic. For quick-change using cards, go to www.magictrickvideos.com Other resources are: www.magicwarehouse.com. Thanks,...

Magic and Illusion: Quick change magic trick., quick change magic trick, stage costumes
quick change magic trick, stage costumes, quick change magic: NO! a) You didn t EVEN say please! b) There are dozens of methods and techniques and you didn t tell me what you want to change from what into what .... c) You haven t detailed the performing conditions d) ...or what you d use for cover. But perhaps...

Magic and Illusion: Quick change, magic stores, slight of hand
magic stores, slight of hand, magic ring: Melanie, Sorry for this kind of answer - I know it isn t what you re looking for. But, the best way to learn new routines is just to take the time for practice. The props are different for quick change than for other types of illusions, but timing can...

Magic and Illusion: question asked of you on 7/28/04 about " creating character", young magicians, david mamet
young magicians, david mamet, half an answer: The advise I supplied was on how to create a character. If he wanted to play himself I think he knows more about that then I do. My advice was based on acting techniques taught by David Mamet in his book True and False. I think you might be confusing character...

Magic and Illusion: the question asked of you on 9/21/04 regarding stage magic, rope magic, max maven
rope magic, max maven, parlor magic: Well, I may not be an expert, but how could I say that I am an expert when there are people who have been doing magic for many more years than I have and still don t consider him or herself an expert. Obviously the people who run this site felt that I was...

Magic and Illusion: questions, father of modern magic, magic handkerchief
father of modern magic, magic handkerchief, swami gimmick: Dianah, Thanks for your questions. Before I answer them, please could you let me know which website you are trying to access, as I have been asked these same five questions by somebody else very recently. Once you let me have this information, I shall...

Magic and Illusion: questions, swami gimmick, magic handkerchief
swami gimmick, magic handkerchief, robert houdin: Hi Sibtain, I ll try to answer your Question. A Swami gimmick is used for: Predictions ... A center tear: Handkerchief magic Which one of these words is not related to magic? Asrah Which one of the following persons...

Magic and Illusion: quick change, countless methods, costume changes
countless methods, costume changes, exact moment: Hi Toby R Thanks for your very (too) brief question regarding Quick Change . However, you don t say what you mean by quick change and it could be a number of things: Do you mean Quick Change routines (costume changes? An illusion called Quick Change?...

Magic and Illusion: How do they do quick change, magician illusionist, how do they do quick change
magician illusionist, how do they do quick change, audience view: Hi Steve, thanks for your interest in illusions. I know Quick Change very well.....They have been perfecting this illusion for years, and it gets better and better each time they add additional gimmicks... As you probably know, there is a magician s...

Magic and Illusion: Reassuring reply, kind of magic, ends of the earth
kind of magic, ends of the earth, illusionist: Wow, that s some cool stuff. So it s a hypnosis thing. I tried doing it for a while, but never finished learning it all the way through. I looked it up and I came up with a bunch of church sites, maybe that is it. I m still interested in what you talk...

Magic and Illusion: Recovering from a blunder, red hot mama, amateur magician
red hot mama, amateur magician, queen of hearts: Joe- Excellent question and I was just faced with this problem when I filmed a TV special recently. I was in the middle of Red Hot Mama and I forced a card, but I forced the wrong one. I thought quickly and said ok, now that we have this one, I want...

Magic and Illusion: Retaining The Top Card, million ways, shuffles
million ways, shuffles, turcotte: There are a million ways to keep a card on top of the deck while shuffling or cutting the deck. If you do any one of them well it will work. There are many card controls on my site if you are interested. Or you can search the net. All the best, Dan...

Magic and Illusion: Rising Card, magic dealer, funny cartoon
magic dealer, funny cartoon, invisible deck: Dan, I m not familiar with either of the card tricks you mentioned. It s better to buy the trick than try to make it. If you have all the stuff needed to make a trick, you d probably have more money tied up in what you need than you would if just bought...

Magic and Illusion: Rubber band trick, magical illusions, slight of hand tricks
magical illusions, slight of hand tricks, hi aaron: Hi Aaron, thanks for for interest in magical illusions. The trick you are referring to is sometimes called the unlinking rubber bands or the crazy man s handcuffs. I use it frequently at restaurants and many other gathering places. It basically requires no...

Magic and Illusion: I really want to learn good tricks please., eric reamer, christian magician
eric reamer, christian magician, free card tricks: Anthony, The best I can offer you is what was offered me when I started. Go to your local community or school library and check our a magic book. You will have many to choose from. Get a book that has plenty of pictures. It s easier to follow the pictures...

Magic and Illusion: rere, magic and illusion, magic illusion
magic and illusion, magic illusion, google: Hi.............Yes, there are numerous websites that teach magic & illusion. Do a search on www.google.com. Search for magic and illusion . Also, go to www.pubtricks.com. Here you will find many illusions that can be purchased for immediate use. Regards,...

Magic and Illusion: Why do you not respond to my e-mails - is it because you owe me money?, small claims court, circle membership
small claims court, circle membership, david hawkins: Dear David, Without Prejudice Firstly, I am astonished to receive and read this on here. I have nor had any idea about your concern. You wrote to me and I responded immediately fully explaining that job was booked through a chain...

Magic and Illusion: your response to a question asked of you by a gentleman from Finland on 11/19/2003, regarding the definition of "Impromptu", impromptu magic, impromptu fashion
impromptu magic, impromptu fashion, johnny thompson: Nicholas- I greatly appreciate the candor of your commentary. I have learned much since I responded to the questioner, however, I do partially disagree with some of your statements. Impromptu as I have learned the term means magic right here and now...

Magic and Illusion: routines and patter, aldo columbini, sam the bellhop
aldo columbini, sam the bellhop, bill malone: Art- I was once told by a magician that a trick needs to be 3D. It needs to have a story or plot of some kind. Why does Sam the Bellhop do the best with audience? It s a stacked deck and no sleights! Why? Because it s entertaining! The key to...

Magic and Illusion: routines....., patter, art of magic
patter, art of magic, art art: Art, I suggest you go to your local library and get some books on magic. In them will be sections on how to develop patter - some even have sample patter. Your tricks will also have suggested patter to use. As you get more into the art of magic, the...

Magic and Illusion: Sam the Waiter, etc., magic books by post, simon lovell
magic books by post, simon lovell, sam the bellhop: Mark, Thanks for your question. The routine you describe is usually called Sam The Bellhop, and it s been made famous by Bill Malone. I know it s available on one of his DVDs, which you say is not an option for you, but I have seen it in manuscript...

Magic and Illusion: Satanic influences in magic, christian magician, amateur magician
christian magician, amateur magician, faith statement: Joe, Let me give you the faith statement that we Gospel magicians accept: I have received Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, and believe the Bible to be the only inspired infallible Word of God. I believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin,...

Magic and Illusion: Schooling, international brotherhood of magicians, magic books by post
international brotherhood of magicians, magic books by post, corporate entertainers: Hi I don t know! I doubt if there is a formal course or Uni, but people learn by mixing with others at clubs and informal get togethers. BUT, as I also always say .... the best ways to learn are: 1) Books. Check out your library and also places like...

Magic and Illusion: Self-lighting cigarette methods..., potassium permanganate, alpha magic
potassium permanganate, alpha magic, precise work: Justin Firstly .... you ve asked this question in the Non-Private area so it can be viewed by anyone ... and you ve already given away information not only of a private nature but a dangerous one too!!!! Not a good idea when you don t knopw who is reading!...

Magic and Illusion: SLeight of Hand, sleight of hand magic, sleight of hand
sleight of hand magic, sleight of hand, turcotte: If you do sleight of hand magic it blows people away. You can learn from my site of many others on the net. You have to pratice sleight of hand like a sport. Practice until your hands get tired and do it again. It is vital that you start slowly and correctly...

Magic and Illusion: Sleight of Hand, sleight of hand, sleights
sleight of hand, sleights, magic books: Well, to start out with, just about any book will do. The first thing I would do is check the library to see if their books are decent, because sleight of hand is the most basic element of magic so just about any general magic book should have it. A good...

Magic and Illusion: Sleight of hand problems!, modern coin magic, sleight of hand
modern coin magic, sleight of hand, magic dealers: Ross, A classic palm of a coin is not an easy sleight and most people perform it poorly. Also, not all hand sizes can accomodate a quarter or half dollar in the standard position. There are several other sleights used to hold coins and other objects...

Magic and Illusion: Slight of hand, sponge balls, magic illusion
sponge balls, magic illusion, sponge ball: Johnny: Thanks for your interest in magic & illusion. I can send you in the right direction and hopefully can answer some, if not all of your questions. You mentioned working with larger objects for illusions....This is basically considered stage magic...

Magic and Illusion: Slight of hand, gimmic, magican
gimmic, magican, magic shops: Christian, You re right: the card trick isn t hard. However, you need a gimmic. The gimmic is a piece of material that is held behind the hand. It s spring loaded. When you want to produce a card, you simply release the gimmic with the pressure of the...

Magic and Illusion: Stage illusion, stage illusion, levitations
stage illusion, levitations, levitation: Bobby, Fine Wire is a very strong, almost invisible wire. I really haven t heard of it being used in levitations. I use it to floar objects. I have one ned of the wire attached under my coat collar and the other end hooked to a table or other object....

Magic and Illusion: Starting, easy magic tricks, magic book
easy magic tricks, magic book, games section: Jason, Go to your local or school library and look in the games section. You ll find many books on magic. Make sure you get a magic book with plenty of pictures. Any book will do. You ll probably find a book with a name such as !01 Easy Magic Tricks or...

Magic and Illusion: Starting over, expert at the card table, coin magic
expert at the card table, coin magic, knowledge areas: Hi Sir, There are many ways to go when it comes to learning magic. I would suggest that you look around at websites including my own and see what is out there. Basic books Expert at the card table Bobo s Coin Magic Now you see it now you don t All...

Magic and Illusion: Street Magic, street magician, street magic
street magician, street magic, crowd: Hi Scott, How are you ? I am not a street magician but I thing to draw the attention of the crowd you need some sort of trick which should be amezing and some peoples among the crowd should be involved in the trick, or you can use a trick which should be...

Magic and Illusion: Street self vanish, street magic effects, magic illusions
street magic effects, magic illusions, masters of magic: Hi Armin ALl of the modern street magic effects are based on the established principles designed by the Masters. I have seen no exceptions to this rule. Replace a woven gold cloth with a blanket ... replace a glittery box with a cardboard container...

Magic and Illusion: Sympathetic Silks, silk worm, gettysburg pa
silk worm, gettysburg pa, mirror frame: Hi John I agree that the sympathetic silks routine can be good and that there are many possibilities for different presentations other than simply working in sympathy. I always asked why ....after all, silk doesn t do that does it? If it did......who knows!...

Magic and Illusion: salaam, tax invoice, sending money
tax invoice, sending money, bank draft: Hi Sibtain, i have already replied about the tax invoice, you should say to them that you are sending money to your friend. Just make a bank draft for me. you cannot make thumbtip because its made from soft plast ina die. Hapnotising needs a lot of practice...

Magic and Illusion: salaam, megi, shopkeeper
megi, shopkeeper, magic tricks: Hi Sibtain, How are you ? I m sorry to reply you late coz my net was not working, and i have given all answers of your Questions,and its ok for me to send money on 7th aug, look boy i m not shopkeeper who is selling magic tricks, you requested me to buy something...