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  1. The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz

    The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz

    $44.95
    In The Magic Way, Juan Tamariz teaches you not just great tricks, but a way to make every trick you do better and more magical. From the moment it appeared in 1987, The Magic Way was recognized as one of the world's great books on magic. It has been long out of print and highly sought after. This new edition of The Magic Way brings to magicians everywhere the magic and remarkable thinking of one of our greatest living magicians. Over a period of five years, Juan Tamariz has corrected, revised and updated his classic text. This newly translated edition of that revised work might have been called The Magic Way Repaved.
  2. Velocity Card Throwing

    Velocity by Ricky Smith Jr.

    $29.95
    The undisputed king of throwing playing cards is finally tipping the secret behind his technique. Learn to throw a playing card up to 92 mph, with pinpoint accuracy, in this all new instructional video from Ricky Smith Jr. Rick Smith Jr. is THE card throwing champion for speed, distance and accuracy. Not only that, he is a WORLD RECORD HOLDER for throwing a playing card 216 feet and 4 inches at a top speed of 92 miles per hour.
  3. The Code by Andy Nyman

    The Code by Andy Nyman

    $24.95
    The Code is more than a method. It's a system you can use to create effects of your own, read minds, and blow people away. One powerful, simple, dangerous secret from the mind of Andy Nyman. Instantly divine the name and location of a selected card - with NO forces, NO sleights, no memorization, and without even looking at the chosen card. On this DVD you will learn a a diabolical tool with contributions from Chris Kenner, Steve Cohen, and Jonathan Bayme. A closely guarded secret — now YOURS. Free selections - no force.
  4. Director's Cut

    Director's Cut by Henok Negash

    $7.95
    A demonstration of gambling with an unexpected ending where the spectator unknowingly performs expert card control to magically produce four of a kind. The magician explains that he will show you how to cheat at cards by finding any four of a kind with magic. As an example, the Aces are introduced and used to demonstrate an "invisible palm", in which they seem to vanish one at a time and reappear on command. From there, the spectator takes over and finds his own four of a kind.
  5. Designing Miracles

    Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz

    $44.95
    The Most Important Book On Magic Theory Since Strong Magic! In Designing Miracles, Darwin Ortiz continues the task he began in Strong Magic: to explore and raise the level of craft in magic. This time he presents a groundbreaking study of how laymen think and what it takes to amaze them.
  6. Strong Magic

    Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz

    $44.95
    Why is it that some magicians get great audience reaction while others who are just as skillful leave audiences so cold? The answers are in Strong Magic, the first-ever book on showmanship specifically for the close-up magician. As a successful professional magician for almost twenty years, Darwin Ortiz has appeared before thousands of audiences of all kinds. During that time he has studied what it takes to really move an audience. In Strong Magic, he presents the results of those years of study and experience in a way that every magician can benefit from.
  7. Target by Valdemar Gestur

    Target by Valdemar Gestur

    Starting at: $3.95

    With no hands, threads or magnets, a deck mysteriously cuts itself to the exact location of a spectator’s card. If that isn't enough, the magician may then command the card to be pulled from the center by an invisible force. With all eyes on the deck, this moment will leave your audience screaming. The secret is a versatile new gimmick you won't want to be without. It's undetectable and allows for everything to be handed out with literally nothing to find. Although the gimmick may be purchased at your local drugstore, you are welcome to purchase a supply from us.
  8. Flow Change by Valdemar Gestur

    Flow Change by Valdemar Gestur

    $4.95
    Visually change a playing card into something else of value, like a spectators selection. Flow Change is Valdemar Gestur's unique version of a classic color change in card magic. The difference? This method ends completely clean. The best part, it's extremely easy to do!
  9. Think Stop

    Think Stop by Paul Wilson

    $2.95

    A collection of two effects beautifully condensed into one routine. Think Stop is a powerful cold-reading effect that requires very little skill.

    From a shuffled deck, instantly know what card your spectator is thinking of. Then, without looking at the card, cause it to rise from the deck.

  10. Bullet to the Brain

    Bullet to the Brain by Paul Wilson

    $7.95

    A unique twist on an old Harvey Rosenthal idea where two jokers appear around a thought of card. In this method Paul Wilson not only predicts the thought of card but causes it to vanish.

    In hindsight you achieve two effects in one, both a prediction and vanish of a thought of card.

  11. Dead Lock

    Dead Lock by Michael Stern

    $4.95

    Michael's modern take on the old school Rising Card trick is great for both the beginner looking to dabble and the lazy professional. Although the method is easy, the effect stands strong.

    After accidentally causing the wrong card to rise from the pack the magician magically changes it into the selection. Almost no sleight of hand is required and you end clean with the selection protruding from the middle of the deck.

  12. Trigger by Valdemar Gestur

    Trigger by Valdemar Gestur

    $11.95

    Trigger is a stunning and surprising effect that looks like trick photography. The solution is impossible to reconstruct, yet seems fair and is easily achieved.

    After a card is shuffled into the center, the deck is wrapped tightly with a rubber band, sealing the card within. At your command, the band passes through the entire deck with the exception of a single card, which shoots out from the center for a dynamic and visual effect.

  13. Magical Mathematics

    Magical Mathematics by Persi Diaconis

    $29.95
    Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath Principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem.
  14. Erdnase Unmasked

    Erdnase Unmasked by Richard Hatch

    $34.95

    For over a hundred years, the identity of the author of Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table, known colloquially as The Expert at the Card Table, has perplexed practitioners of magic and historians alike. For many, it is the last great, unresolved mystery of twentieth century magic. That is, until now.

    Magicana is pleased to publish the findings of Richard Hatch, the world's pre-eminent authority on the subject, along with sleight-of-hand artist David Ben's profile of the author drawn from the content of the book. Together, they make a compelling case that one man - E. S. Andrews - was the author of this seminal text.

  15. Triumph v136

    Triumph v136 by Ben Train & Syd Segal

    $9.95

    The following approach was originally brought to the table by Syd Segal in Full Metal Jacket (2005) under the name Very Fair Triumph. Learn this updated handling by Ben Train who offers personalization, history and clear teaching instruction making this video a worthwhile investment.

  16. Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy

    Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy by John Carney

    $24.95
    Simple tricks are often the very best, and the most entertaining. But whether you are a child or an adult, it is important that you get off to a good start, establishing the fundamental principles that will make for a great magician. This book delivers that, and more.
  17. Sybling

    Sybling by Lee Asher

    $3.95

    This highly stylized, full-deck, false cut is suited for beginners and designed to emphasize the power of the routine it's used in. Created in homage to Chris Kenner's classic cut, 'Sybil,' this graceful maneuver is guaranteed to impress all watching.

    Grab your deck and learn this stunning technique right now.

  18. Panini

    Panini by Lee Asher

    $5.95
    Ace of Spades magically transforms into the signed selection. It's simple, direct and a lots of fun to show around. These are three qualities we've come to appreciate in Lee Asher's material - and Panini is no exception. This entry-level card routine is impromptu, works under fire and never fails to impress.
  19. Zoso Change

    Zoso Change by Doc Docherty

    $2.95

    The Zoso Change is an extremely easy to do visual color change of one card into another and back again.

    As a bonus, on the tutorial, Doc teaches his Paft Change, a method for changing a single card three times.

  20. Special K

    Special K by Will Houstoun

    $3.95
    This quick little effect is wonderful for both a close up and a parlour setting as it's not only very open and visible, but Will has constructed it in a way to automatically bring the audience's attention back up to the performer at the end. Not only is it a great trick, but a superb lesson in the design and execution of an effect.
  21. Freak

    Freak by Will Houstoun

    Starting at: $14.95

    Believe it or not, Will Houstoun's FREAK is only an illusion, which anyone can learn. It's completely impromptu and can be performed surrounded. On this video, Will goes into intricate detail revealing the secret to all four phases of the routine - providing you with 20 minutes of expert instruction, tips, finesse points and performance subtleties.

    This is one freakish effect that you and your audience will never forget!

  22. Effective Aces

    Effective Aces by Syd Segal

    $4.95

    You're going to love Syd Segal's astute rendition on the classic effect by Bill Simon. A spectator freely touches four cards in the deck which are removed and shown to be the four aces.

    The method is clean, simple, and very direct with no sleight of hand visible to the spectator.

  23. Static

    Static by David Jade

    $19.95
    With the spectator's finger touching the top of the deck, the deck slowly splits itself in half. With a delicate touch, their chosen card shoots out of the pack. The deck is completely examinable before and after the effect. They will find nothing. They will have no explanation.
  24. Pixel

    Pixel by David Jade

    $7.95
    From a deck of playing cards, a card is chosen at random and shuffled back in. Completely lost! A rubber band is wrapped around the deck and everything is placed on the table. Visually (with all eyes fixated on the deck) the selection leaps to the top, free from the rubber band.
  25. Organic, A Study on Engineering Miracles

    Organic, A Study on Engineering Miracles by Dan and Dave

    $19.95

    Our first venture outside of card magic contains 15 phenomenal impromptu routines perfect for the street magician.

    Outlined in Organic is not only the explanation of each effect, but the process in which it was developed. Learn how to create miracles with everyday normal objects and be inspired by whatever situation you find yourself in.

  26. Spread Pass

    Spread Pass by Chad Nelson

    $4.95
    Before he created the Clip Shift, Chad Nelson began work on the Spread Pass. 10 years in development, Chad finally tips his own thoughts and finesses behind this truly classical card sleight by Paul LePaul.
  27. Control

    Control by Wayne Houchin

    $24.95
    An impromptu technique for creating the illusion of slowing down and stopping your heart. In this comprehensive DVD, Wayne Houchin takes you through the entire effect - from incredible live performances to the technique and the subtleties that allow you to transform this routine from a trick into a miracle.
  28. The Royal Road to Card Magic

    The Royal Road to Card Magic by Multiple Authors

    $9.95
    A cost-effective and proven book for beginners, Royal Road to Card Magic will teach a variety of techniques, flourishes, and effects, while setting up the beginner with a thorough grounding in the theory of the art. This book will teach you valuable lessons in a straight forward manner that will be beneficial and prove valuable throughout your studies, even at the highest levels of understanding. It is a bit antiquated in some aspects, like writing style, but the study will contribute greatly towards your ability to comprehend other books further on in your career.
  29. Search and Destroy

    Search and Destroy by Aaron Fisher

    $29.95
    As magicians, we project an air of mysterious, hidden ability. Our audiences are envious of this power, and their secret is that they wish they could do what we do. Search and Destroy gives them that opportunity - in a fun, entertaining, and completely self-working way. And yet without offering them a single clue as to how it's all done!
  30. Further Impuzzibilities

    Further Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer

    $16.00
    Jim Steinmeyer’s sequel to Impuzzibilities contains ten new “interactive” effects, including the amazing “King’s Coronation,” an interactive effect suitable for television, video or radio. One effect uses no apparatus, just the spectators’ hands! “The Five Fiends Blackjack” deal is a completely self-working Blackjack effect; the “Thirteen Card Dilemma” is a surprising routine in which cards simply can’t be counted - they multiply and then disappear.
  31. Impuzzibilities

    Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer

    $16.00
    Jim Steinmeyer’s latest book is a collection of 13 surprising effects, many suitable as “interactive” effects, through the medium of a page, radio, videotape or phone. It starts with his famous mathematical “Nine Card Problem” with his variations, and even includes a “3-Card Monte” and a card transposition which takes place completely in the spectator’s hands.
  32. Magic-Con Program

    Magic-Con Program by Dan and Dave

    $19.95
    This beautiful program includes an introduction from Max Maven and over 100 pages of presenter bio's, portraits, articles, tricks and lined pages for taking notes.
  33. Tangled Web

    Tangled Web by Eric Mead

    $39.95
    In this first major book by one of the United States' most respected professionals, Eric Mead covers a wide range of magic and mentalism, drawn completely from his professional repertoire and fine-tuned by performance after performance to its present form.
  34. Cam Con Transpo

    Cam Con Transpo by Paul Wilson

    $6.95
    Paul Wilson explains two methods to achieve a classic plot in card magic originally created by Bill Goodwin and later popularized by Ernest Earick. The magician places the Aces face down in four different parts of the deck. In waving the four Kings over the deck they magically transpose --- the Aces are now on top and the Kings in four different parts.
  35. Easy Aces

    Easy Aces by Paul Wilson

    $4.95
    From a shuffled deck, four random selections turnout to be the four aces of which vanish and reappear in this nearly self working routine devised by Paul Wilson.
  36. Fair Deal Kid

    Fair Deal Kid by Paul Wilson

    $6.95
    From a shuffled deck your spectator is asked to gather a group of cards, at random, onto the table. It's at this point you instruct him/her to deal the cards into three poker hands using a "secret code" known only to gamblers. The end result is a miracle. Fair Deal Kid is completely self-working and can be performed instantly after watching this tutorial.

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