Psychology of the Art of Conjuring by Max Dessoir
I still remember how I felt when I saw the first magical performance. As soon as the doors were opened I took my seat and waited a full hour for the moment when the curtain would raise in front of this world of wonders. And when the performance began, when eggs changed to dollars, dollars to pocket handkerchiefs, when bird cages disappeared in the air, and empty boxes held numerous presents, I felt as if I was living in a land of dreams, far away from the earth.
Where Do Ethics and Morals Fit Into Magic?
I guess the first answer to the above-proposed question is really a question in return: “Or does it really not matter if we are ethical or have morals?
Is your show TOTALLY yours?
On one of the other forums, there was a question asking why we call things by their “Magical” names to the public, i.e. “Silks”, “Linking Rings”, “Pom Pom Pole” etc. Even Pros like David Ginn do it. This is an interesting subject.
Clubs to Lecturers… Lecturers to Clubs... Treat them Right
As the Chairman of the John McNicholas Magician’s Roundtable, (JMMRT) THE oldest running lecture group in the USA, I have had the pleasure to meet and schedule some of the greatest magic lecturers in the world.
Famous Tricks of Famous Conjurers by David Devant
The oldest trick in the world is known to conjurers as the "Cups and Balls." The conjurer has three small cups, usually made of brass, and three small cork balls, about the size of a filbert. All sorts of things happen with these simple articles. The conjurer can make a ball pass invisibly through the top of each cup, or he can make all three balls go invisibly from one cup to another, and so on.