Discover the Five Points and the secrets of using them.
Long out of print and widely sought after, The Five Points in Magic is Juan Tamariz's highly regarded study of the physical and psychological secrets that use the body to fool the mind. He shows in detail how each of these five possessions:
...can be marshaled to create entertaining and seemingly impossible happenings.
In The Five Points in Magic, Juan Tamariz teaches magicians that it is not the hands alone that deceive, but also the feet, the body, the eyes and the voice. It is only through a full understanding of all five of these tools of nature and communication that the conjurer can spin a complete web of illusion that traps and then transports his audiences into the astonishing realm he has prepared for them.
These five tools are essential and invaluable to the stage conjurer and the close-up magician alike, and they are clearly analyzed and taught by Tamariz from his vantage point of years of successful professional performance in both venues. Tamariz enhances the clarity of his ideas and explanations with solid examples drawn from his own repertoire. As the reader learns seminal principles, he also learns these professional effects and techniques:
- The Appearing Card on Handkerchief
- Crossing the Gaz
- Double Crossing the Gaze
- The Ribbonspread Force
- Al's Topper (a book test)
- Protean Poker
- Upper Cut (a Tamarisian study of Larry Jennings's 'Coin Cut')
There is no other book that so quickly, efficiently and entertainingly puts into the reader's hands the tools required to raise his performances to a level of true professionalism and draw his audiences into the world of magic.
The text and design of this new edition have been revised to provide added clarity for readers of this valuable modern classic of magic
If you're familiar with Darwin Ortiz's books entitled "Strong Magic" and "Designing Miracles" then you can expect the same type of material, but in a completely different style and approach to Darwin Ortiz. However, they certainly share their love for Magic and the willingness to teach others in the best way possible. You don't get but a handful of magic tricks in this book, but that's not what this book is all about. This information truly are the nuts and bolts on Magic Theory, along with priceless information that will help you become a better performer.
So if you're just starting out in Magic and want to eventually make a living performing Magic, then I cannot possibly suggest this highly enough to you along with books such as Strong Magic and Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz. Once you've read their books, it will forever change your entire outlook on Magic and it will help you focus on what really matters in a magic performance, the spectator(s). Since there isn't a single trick in the entire history of Magic that will make you a better performer, there are books like this the Five Points in Magic that are written by authors who truly have a life time of experience with tremendous generosity to write a book to help others to get over the difficulties and start having fun practicing and performing.
Buy this book if you're a beginner looking for a clear path to becoming a better performing magician. Even if you're passed being a beginner and getting closer to being a professional, I believe the information that is talked about by Tamariz in this book can also be a tremendous amount of help.