This page contains Opie Houston's recommended study guide for the Assembly 206 Programs in 2006. Archives of other years can be found here: 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
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Okay, get ready for some performances by many of our local and some out-of-town professional magicians. Be prepared also to learn what one might do to promote oneself and/or market one’s own original tricks.
I cannot imagine me going full-time professional, unless I first picked the brains of the distinguished list of people who will be performing for us at the February meeting. I cannot say what everybody will be doing, but I can tell you this: Cody Fisher will be performing and teaching us a mentalism effect of his, which will be released shortly. Kent Cummins will be demonstrating and teaching us an effect which won him a trophy at TAOM. If you think that is a teaser to get you to come to the meeting, how is this?:
Other magicians participating in the program include Andy Dallas, President Elect of The Society of American Magicians; Steve Farmer, Magic Camp instructor and busy kid performer; Cy Albertson, local magic shop proprietor; Andrew Feemster, up-coming pro; Smarty Pants, all-around great performer; and our AWOL Peter the Adequate, Branson attraction.
I would bet that everyone who participates will be able to shed light on what one must do to become a professional or perhaps to even market our original effects. But, in order to prepare yourself for the meeting and to help you come up with some good discussion questions, here are a few suggested readings you might want to check out before the meeting:
Mark Wilson’s Complete Course in Magic – Read the chapter on Mental Magic, pages 317-336, and the chapter on Cups and Balls, pages 423-433. Yeah, I know there is a lot of material there that will not be discussed, but I am reasonably assured that they will be helpful in learning the routines that Cody and Kent teach.
The Fitzkee Trilogy – I cannot imagine anyone, who has professional aspirations, not reading the Fitzkee books. They will not only tell you how to be a professional magician but will help you groom your original brainchildren.l They are free to read at: http://www.angelfire.com/musicals/fitzkee/
Visions always has new essays and tricks that are worth reading. Read the essays on the following link. They include some good advice about booking restaurants, weddings, trade shows, and birthday parties. Click around on that web; there is a lot of good material in all magic genres: http://www.online-visions.com/other/0604solution.html
The MagicTalk Index has a number of discussions about various topics. See the Index for those items specifically for the working pro: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~roy/magictalk-wisdom/
Stevens Magic has some great articles by some well-known professionals. Read the articles at: http://www.stevensmagic.com/gemini/index.htm
Our Own Files – You might want to review the study guides for June and July 2004, where we looked into performance and communications and the planning and evaluation of dramatic performances: http://austinmagic.org/sam/studyguide2004.html#June (See July also)
I am sure that several of the performers will be addressing the important points found above. Let us help them, by preparing ourselves to ask a very-informed group some intelligent questions, regarding professional grooming and marketing.
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Mark Wilson and Steven Loomis have taken on a monumental task
over-viewing "Close-Up Magic", a genre, which has many sub-topics and
categories. I asked Mark to give me an idea about what
topics might be discussed/demonstrated, and he provided some general
topics, among them, Table Magic, Strolling/Walkaround Magic, and
Impromptu Magic. To prepare for the meeting, let us first
look at some of the things we have reviewed before:
1. In Wilson's Complete Course in Magic, simply review the chapters on Impromptu Magic, Betchas, Sponge Ball Magic, Cups and Balls, and....well, just about everything else that is not done on stage. (Once again, I would recommend that everyone start a serious study of this test; it is our general reference here.)
2. Check out your card skills by going over the Royal Road to Card Magic checklist at the link below; if cards are your interest, check out the other links also:
3. For some "Favorites" lists of tricks and routines in this
type of magic, click here:
Okay, okay...I know that is a lot of review and that you have
seen most of it before, but I think they are important review
material. If you want to try something different and new,
look at what magicians around the world say about these
You may have to join some of the forums below, but do so; they are
worth playing on occasionally:
1. "Close-Up Magic" threads, on the Genii Forum
2. "Talk About Magic/Close-Up", on the AllMagicGuide:
3. "Starting on the Street", on The Busker's Café
4. Huge free library of magic on the Learned Pig.....Join!
5. "Perverse Magic" - This is one of the finest collections of
magician's magic thoughts and routines on the internet:
If you check out all the links I have provided, you can browse for hours; just relax and do it. You will find something you can use in just about every link posted.
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Mammamia!! Are we in for a treat! If you
seen Aldo perform, you don't need any words from me. If
you have not seen him, just ask anyone who has whether or not
you should make the lecture. You also might want to
check out his web page:
Aldo is a master at presenting lecture material in a manner which is easy to learn and a joy to perform. One of the biggest chuckles I have made during a lecture was at his simple solution to doing the Invisible Pass. He simply turned his back and did it, and it seemed perfectly normal for him to do it. Well, you had to be there. Perhaps he will do it at this lecture. It will certainly be your chance to be amused and enlightened. Be sure to attend the May meeting, where Aldo is the Program for the evening.
Since there is no need to prepare for the May meeting, let us take a look at how we might benefit from a simple checklist of "How to Teach a Magic Trick". I asked Kent Cummins if I could use his copyrighted guide (Copyright 1997, Magic Hotline), and he said yes. So, here (slightly edited) is something which will help you, when it is your turn to teach a trick:
HOW TO TEACH A MAGIC TRICK
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My search for material about combining music and magic has
more questions than answers, and I am looking forward to the June
meeting, where Ray Anderson and Ray Brown will surely provide us some
answers. In the meantime, please allow me to share some of
questions and material, so we may be better prepared for the June SAM
Assembly meeting. Important questions are: Where do
stand, when we want to put together a media program with
may we use? Where do we get it? Below is a list of
looked for answers. Perhaps you will find it interesting.
To get an idea of what type of music might be desirable, one should probably look at some DVDs of famous magicians. Some more-popular magicians on DVD are Blackstone Jr., Lance Burton, Siegfried and Roy, etc. Generally magic shops have them, and Amazon may carry them also. Audio tapes are also available; some of them are addressed at: http://www.noonco.com/audio/index.html
If sheet music interests you, there is a collection of famous magicians' music at: http://www.magictricks.com/library/histmusic.htm
Need music? Well, there are places on line where you can find more than you want, but you might want to finish reading this post, before you go checking out the "file-sharing" music-download places like: http://ez-mp3s.com/
Okay, we have found some music, but how do we use it? Take a look at this article about how to routine a program with music: http://www.magictricks.com/insider/routine.htm
BUT....BUT....before you implement any of the above, read these:
AND THEN, come to the June meeting and get the answers from Ray and Ray.
(DISCLAIMER: Seriously, folks, the links provided above hav a lot of material that may offer you some hope of using public domain music, but we must be careful about using any RECORDED music in a public performance, until we know the status of the piece.)
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Magic, religion, and politics have always been closely related in the history of Man, as we can well see in our daily news reports.....Below are some of the links I have enjoyed finding for everybody and which should be taken as purely a study in history....Certainly, most of us will accept magic as our “entertainment” hobby/profession, but, almost every week on one forum or another, I get grown, even college-educated people, who ask me about the “real” magical powers of Blaine and Angel....haha.....Duh!!! Let us begin with a look at some really ancient studies....(I have not addressed the really black arts of Voodoo, Aztec and other ethnic rituals, etc.)....
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/magic.html – Library of Congress Resource on Ancient Magic, etc...
http://www.lib.umich.edu/pap/magic/intro.html – Traditions in late antiquity - be sure to scroll down and look at the exhibits
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~www_sd/magic.html – Interesting article, based on the above exhibits
http://home.uchicago.edu/~sspalshi/jadoo/magicpaper.doc – Indian Magic
http://www.logoi.com/notes/chinese_spells.html – Not any tricks, but check out the interesting links at the bottom..
http://www.hp-lexicon.org/magic/old-magic.html – The Harry Potter Lexicon, a link to the present...
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/01/0121_040121_medicinalplants.html - Ancient magical potions
http://www.illusionata.com/mpt/cauldron.php – The Magic Cauldron - a sort of Bibliography of magic
http://www.lybrary.com/mlp/ - Magic Lineage/origins
http://www.answers.com/topic/magic-illusion – Magic History
http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/AncientMagicInModernScience.htm - Ancient Magic in Modern Science, many articles
http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi621.htm – Early engineering “magic” - history (audio and html)
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/dailylife/medicine.html - Ancient magic in medicine
.....but then somebody comes along and stops us from burning witches......
http://www.conjuror.com/archives/discoverie/reginald.scot/ - Magic chapters of The Discoverie of Witchcraft
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/HouMirM.html – Houdini’s MIRACLE MONGERS AND THEIR METHODS - Free download
....and we relax a bit and just kind of enjoy our art/craft as entertainment.....
http://www.magicartstudio.com/ - Ray Goulet’s mini museum
http://www.martinka.com/martinka/museum/ - Martinka’s museum
http://www.magicgallery.com/name_lindex.htm – Magic Posters
http://www.magicposters.com/strobridge/1201art.html – More magic posters
http://facweb.furman.edu/%7Erbryson/impimages.html – Many more posters
http://www.circusmuseum.nl/ - Many European posters
....and we kind of enjoy it for a while, and then some people get excited because we don’t believe the way they do....
http://www.watson.org/~leigh/egypt.html – Somewhat off topic, but what a great list of Egyptian deity and hiro...hyrogl...well, you spell it
http://www.cs.utk.edu/~mclennan/BA/index.html – Early Western thought....
http://www.cs.utk.edu/~mclennan/BA/AM.html – Axioms of Magic in the western world....It is a wonder we have magic and religion in our world
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Some of our new members are very accomplished magicians, but a
can use some guidance in getting oriented in magic. At the top of this
guide is a pretty comprehensive look at how to go about learning the basics. The last link below is a specific new-members' guide from
November 05, which is still a good checklist for establishing oneself in the Assembly. But, before we review last year's material, let us
look at the types of problems some new members might be having.
The first link is from a UK forum, made up mostly of kids. But, within the genuinely-sincere comments, there is enlightment. Youth enthusiasm
in magic is advancing the art/craft by leaps and bounds. Don't believe everything you hear about magic being dead. Just look around.
The second link below is a recap of a UK TV program of the "very worst/sick magic", which is kind of fun but not for everybody.
http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic2676-0-asc-0.php - An MBA (Magic Buyers's Anon), which has some wisdom on good and BAD purchases.
http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic3523.php - Very worst/sick magic.....tsk tsk....(My roaches did not make the list....haha)
The big question which does not appear to have been answered is a common one on many magic forums on the internet. That question is,
"Well, what are the absolute essentials, out of all available material, that I should learn?"
Here is a link to some subjective lists of routines, illusions, gimmicks, etc., but you must make your own determination about what
items might best fit your personality and/or performance style.
That link addresses what might be "essential" knowledge/skills for magicians. Gee! And I thought all this stuff was new and had to be
bought.....duh!! (Check out the basic magic books...)
Overwhelmed? Well, relax, and take a look at last year's study guide:
Last Year's New Member Study Guide (Nov 05)
Let me boil it down for you....If I had to start over, here is what I would want to learn, buy, or put together quickly, not necessarily in
the order given:
1. Card Sleights - Pass, force, DL
2. Card Tricks/Routines – Ambitious Card, Out of this World, a Poker Deal
3. Coin Sleights - Retention Pass, Down's Palm, Bobo Switch
4. Coin Tricks/Routines - Hobos and Sheep, TIHOIP, Color Change
5. Paper Napkin Tricks/Routines - TIHOIP, Torn and Restored
6. Wand Tricks/Routines - Wand from Purse Frame (match box, etc.),
Clinging Wand, Vernon Spin
7. Impromptu Table Tricks/Routines - Bent Spoon, Shaker Thru Table
8. Magic-Store Purchases for Kid Show - Temple Screen OR Square
Circle, magician's rope, silks
9. Magic-Store Purchases for Walkaround - Sponges, Multiplying
Rabbits, Hot Rod or Color-Changing Knives
10. Books: Wilson, Bobo, Hugard & Braue
Final bottom line: Get yourself a good basic text, like Mark Wilson's COMPLETE COURSE IN MAGIC, find THREE tricks/routines that really impress you, and LEARN THEM.......Show me one next month......(ssshhh...If you have been in magic more than a year and
have not yet grasped the basics of items 1 through 9 above, give me a call, and I will be happy to help with some personal
tutoring.....shhhhh....don't tell anybody....).........
Did I forget, or not address the learned ones? Those magicians who know all the above? Well, can you show me something innovative, that
is yours, in regards to the effects named? Hey! We all have some ideas about those standard effects....Let us share those ideas with our new
members, AND LISTEN TO THEIR IDEAS!!.................opie
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In celebration of our upcoming holidays, let me offer the following feast of collected magic and related webs for you to devour at leisure and a prayer that everyone will HAVE A HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON.......opie
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radio - http://www.otr.net/?p=chan - Chandu
Edgar Bergan & McCarthy - http://www.otr.net/?p=ebcm - Edgar Bergen and Charley McCarthy
Roadshow 1-10 best -
http://streetmagic.info/eMagic10.html - Best Roadshow Articles/Tricks
from 1 - 10 issues
Carruth's Roadshow NL - http://streetmagic.info/ - Rick Carruth's Magic Roadshow archive
Quinlan's Inside Magic News - http://insidemagic.com/magic/ - Quinlan's Inside Magic NEWS
Rick Carruth's Magic Bullets - http://streetmagic.info/blogger.html - Rick Carruth's Magic Bullets blog
thinking man's - http://thinkingmagicians.blogspot.com/ -
zauberthoughts – tricks, commentary - http://daleshrimpton.blogspot.com/ - Sir Dale's good things...
http://www.theshielseffect.com/Expert_download.html - Free Doc Shiels
cheating cards, etc - http://www.neo-tech.com/neocheating/contents.html - Cheating Manual
dealer/publisher – H&R - http://www.magicbookshop.com/index.php?cPath=1&osCsid=0ff0cff62ef500e287b70d929b0dd660 - H&R Books
dealer/publisher - http://store.doverpublications.com/by-subject-magic--legerdemain.html - Dover Publications great books of magic
Discoverie chapters - http://www.conjuror.com/archives/discoverie/reginald.scot/ - Magic chapters of The Discoverie of Witchcraft
Expert at Card Table - http://www.301url.com/erdnase - Download of Erdnase Expert at Card Table
Expert at the Card Table - http://thelearnedpig.com.pa/magos/books/erdnase/001.htm - Erdnase, read
free magic book - http://www.magicalsecret.com/lesson1.html - Free course in magic (Johnny Gentile???)
Hopkins Magic - http://books.google.com/books?as_brr=1&id=-hQLAAAAIAAJ&vid=OCLC23365510&dq=magic+tricks&jtp=1 - Read copy
Houdini - http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/HouMirM.html - Houdini's MIRACLE MONGERS AND THEIR METHODS
magic history - http://www.blueray.com/magic/ - Read two books==Magie Words and Magic Archetypes – HISTORY
Houdini – The Miracle Mongers - http://crankylibrarian.com/ - Search by author: Houdini
Stanyon – Magic 1903 - http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=genpub;view=toc;idno=AHK6318.0001.001 - Read copy
Fitzkee trilogy - http://www.angelfire.com/musicals/fitzkee/ books – Magic Books, be Tables of Contents - http://www.magicbooks.be/
Misc magic books - http://www.lybrary.com/free_ebooks.php?osCsid=6036a2892efedbf918a6e323889f4858 - Free E books
misc marketing magic - http://www.bestools.com/free-ebooks-download.htm - Marketing books, magic books
Uri Geller – bibliography - http://www.zem.demon.co.uk/ - list of his books, etc.
Taro texts - http://www.sacred-texts.com/tarot/index.htm - Copies to read on a Taro web
http://www.streetmagic.info/contracts.html - Sample
Cardopolis - great card routines -
really good stuff...
German playing cards - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jellokitty/65883105/in/set-1277684/ - Magic cards???
http://www.sideshowworld.com/ms-pl.html - collection of strange stuff
http://gcgordy.crosswinds.net/coinmagic.html - simple coin tricks
Palmer's C&B - http://www.cupsandballsmuseum.com/gateway.htm - Palmer's Cups and Balls Museum
handcuffs, etc - http://www.handcuffs.org/ - handcuffs and other stuff
Genii, tricks -
Free tricks from Genii...
Magic and Illusion - http://magic.about.com/ - Magic and Illusion...Wayne's Reviews and News
– chip & cards -
http://www.chiptricksonline.com/poker-tips-tricks.html - Official
Poker Inc....Chip and card tricks
poker, etc. - http://www.billrini.com/ - Poker Pro Blog w/Links
poker tips - http://www.isnare.com/?aid=100813&ca=Recreation - smart poker tips
http://theshadowlands.net/ghost/ - Ghost stories; get ready for Halloween
http://tranceworks.com/index.htm – Hypnotism
search - http://www.juggling.org/search/ - Plug in
search index juggling org - http://www.juggling.org/help/ - General juggling tips/instruction
Shaker cup info - http://www.juggling.org/help/circus-arts/shaker-cups.html - Shaker cup instructions (Dube cups)
video – Shaker cup juggling - http://10.pro.tok2.com/~iroziroharaguro/cupspro1.wmv - Large Shaker Cups – great
video instructions - http://www.thejimshow.com/juggle/ - Learn to Juggle
performance tips -
- kid stuff
performance tips - http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~roy/magictalk-wisdom/discussions/teaching_magic_to_kids.html - kid magic
to magic webs -
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/magic.htm - many good links
busking - http://users.resist.ca/~kirstena/pagebusking.html - Great links to Busking
card games, tricks, etc. - http://www.pagat.com/ - Card Games and links to tricks, etc.
Magic Info dot org - http://www.magic-info.org/ - many many great links
magic reference web - http://magicref.tripod.com/magic0.htm - excellent starting point for research..
Harry Anderson bio web - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0026789/ - shows his tv work etc...
magicians - http://dmoz.org/Arts/Performing_Arts/Magic/Magicians/ - International Magician Directory
magicians - http://www.partypop.com/Categories/Magicians_Magic_Shows/Austin.htm - you can add your contact data free
magicians, news - http://www.magicweek.co.uk/ - British magicians and others; other good links
magicians. tricks, news - http://allmagic.com/ - Free weekly magic tricks, calendar, etc.
magick, supernatural, etc. - http://fusionanomaly.net/magick.html – Collected magick, supernatural, etc
tricks and information - http://www.thelivingweb.net/magic.html – links to tricks and information
UK magicians, news - http://www.magicweek.co.uk/ - Magic in the UK news
– denny -
- Denny Magic Catalog
history – card - http://www.nls.physics.ucsb.edu/%7enathanb/cards/index.html - Card Collection and The Expert at the Card Table
history – engineering magic - http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi621.htm - Early engineering “magic” - history (audio and html)
history - http://home.uchicago.edu/~sspalshi/jadoo/magicpaper.doc - Indian Magic History; Academic Essay
history - http://illusionata.com/mpt/view.php?id=194&type=articles - Who is Erdnase?
history - http://www.answers.com/topic/magic-illusion - Magic History
history - http://www.illusionata.com/mpt/index.php – History (Magic Cauldron Magazine)
history – lineage - http://www.lybrary.com/mlp/ - Magic Lineage/origins
misc - http://www.magichat.co.uk/ - General magic stuff
misc - http://www.performers.net/library/index.html - Interactive collection of magic essays, busking, etc....
misc - http://www.streetmagic.info/astounding.html – menu has samples from the book for sale...
review - http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2006/8/17/newMovieMakesMagicHappenAbsorbsViewers - Stanford Times review of “The Illusionist”
audio - http://www.magicbroadcast.com/schedule/ - Magic Broadcast Live
postcards - http://www.stevebrooksmagic.com/card.html - Steve Brooks' magic postcard site
reviews/opinions - http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic3523.php - Review of Very Worst Sick Magic...tsk tsk
terms - http://www.magicroadshow.com/terms.html - Wikipedia List of Magic Terms
tips - http://magic.lifetips.com/ - Magic Tips and other interesting stuff
Templates - http://www.mdani.demon.co.uk/para/zener.htm
- download ESPcards.....
Gray Elephant in Denmark - http://streetmagic.info/eMagic4.html - Gray Elephant in Denmark Trick
Hot Coil Spring Trick - http://streetmagic.info/eMagic14.html - Hot Coil; neat spring trick
misc - http://www.deceptionary.com/content-i.html - Great for card stack, cold readings, forcing matrix, etc.
Nonverbal terms - http://members.aol.com/nonverbal2/entries.htm#Entries - The Nonverbal Dictionary
psychic stunts - http://www.mdani.demon.co.uk/stunt/stunt.htm - Psychic stunts
psychic stunts - http://www.mdani.demon.co.uk/stunt/stunt.htm - Some psychic stunts....
two tricks - http://streetmagic.info/eMagic15.html - Just a Touch Mental Effect & In the Pocket Miracle
two tricks - http://www.davidavadon.com/sorcery.html - different presentation of Elephand and a card effect...
Xrated (not really) Book Test - http://streetmagic.info/eMagic13.html - X Rated (not really) Book Test
http://www.joe-ks.com/bumper_stickers.htm - hundreds of bumper
stephen wright's great lines - http://www.freemaninstitute.com/Wright.htm - great one liners of this great comedian
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/ - Michael Bach's Optical Illusions
http://members.cox.net/crandall11/money/ - Bill Origami
links - http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Design_Arts/Paper/Origami/ - Collected Origami sites
links - http://www.paperfolding.com/diagrams/ - Huge origami link site
gospel magic -
Gospel Magic Routines
magic pitch - http://buskerscafe.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=12 - Busker's Cafe/Magic Pitch.com
medicine pitch - http://www.memoryelixir.com/index.html - Dr. Wilson's Side Show web
(wand, pen, etc.) - http://www.psconclave.com/wiki/Main_Page - links to several pen spin webs
http://houdini.atw.hu/kepek/index.html - collection of
magicians - http://www.pictureaustralia.org/apps/pictureaustralia - Huge collection of magician photos...thanks to Jack Yardley
magicians – Mona Morrison - http://www.yomographs.com/gallery/index.php - Mona Morrison's Magician Photos
postcards - vintage magic/paranormal - http://www.vintagepostcards.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=magi
- Neat posters from Lee Asher
Swann Magic poster sale - http://swanngalleries.rfcsystems.com/asp/search.asp?t=645555& - (If deleted, look for special magic in menu)
JREF Forum -
- Archive of Conjuror's Corner – JREF Forum
etc - http://www.magicroadie.com/ - just
bent spoon -
http://www.ultimatemagic.com/library/read.php?trick=384 - Bent spoon;
bill – floating bill trick - http://www.streetmagic.info/floatingnote.html - Floating bank note trick
C&B – museum - http://www.cupsandballsmuseum.com/ - Bill Palmer's C&B web....Note: Museum requires access code from Bill
card – Card Wallet Prediction - http://streetmagic.info/eMagic22.html - Card Wallet Prediction
card – Monte - http://www.scoundrelsforum.com/index.php?board=5.0 - Pages of Monte Ideas
card – Monte/ Mexican Turnover - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_card_monte#The_Mexican_turnover – Monte, Mexican Turnover
card – Nathan Kranzo - Card to Card Box - http://www.hismagic.com/magic/Nice_Box.pdf - nice card trick instructions
card – one-hand shuffle - http://home.att.net/~sleights/card.htm - One-Hand Card Shuffle
card – snap change - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGIl208XRVs&mode=related&search= -
card – Three Card Monte - http://www.goodtricks.net/three-card-monte.html - Three Card Monte Instruction
card – cell phone trick - http://www.magichat.co.uk/t1157-Wireless_Connection.html
coin - http://streetmagic.info/eMagic9.html - Toothless Wonder's Solid thru Solid Coin Trick
dice stacking - http://www.scoundrelsphotos.com/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=4 - Dice Stacking
internet Flash Mind Reader trick - http://trunks.secondfoundation.org/files/psychic.swf - The Flash Mind Reader Trick
internet math trick - http://digicc.com/fido/ - Cute math trick
Monte - http://www.ehow.com/how_4410_perform-three-card.html - Monte Card Trick
Monte - http://www.online-visions.com/effects/0502daniel.html - Argentinean Routine (Monte plus...)
Monte - http://www.pagat.com/misc/monte.html#bonneteau - Three Card Monte
one-hand card shuffle - http://home.att.net/~sleights/card.htm - One-Hand Card Shuffle
rubber band reel; floating bill - http://magic.asme.org/pdf/3rubberband.pdf - Rubber Band Reel; Floating Bill Instructions
salt & pepper trick - http://familyfun.go.com/parenting/learn/activities/feature/famf119weirdsci/famf119weirdsci5.html - with a plastic spoon
shell game - http://www.scoundrelsphotos.com/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=14 - Thimble Rig Bit
shell game move - http://www.scoundrelsphotos.com/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=18 - Advanced Shell Move
shell game moves - http://www.scoundrelsphotos.com/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=12 - Shell Game Moves
spoon animated - http://allmagic.com/magicshow/closeup/thespoon.html - The Spoon (invisible thread moves spoon)
bar tricks - http://www.bartendermagcom/ic. - Bar tricks
tricks – bar tricks - http://www.bartricks.com/tricks.shtml - Bar Tricks
tricks – basic simple - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_magic_tricks - Basic secrets; mostly crap, but a time killer
tricks – basic simple - http://www.magicforall.com/html/free_magic.html - Lot of free stuff
basic simple – good large collection - http://www.oldandsold.com/articles02/cardtricks1.shtml - old and sold collection
basic simple - http://www.planet-science.com/text_only/wired/magicbox/index.html - Lot of simple stuff
basic simple - http://www.sheldoncasavant.com/staticpages/index.php?page=20030809222558612 - Simple magic tricks
bizzar routines - http://www.dragonskull.co.uk/lectures_index.htm - Some strange routines
blackjack and poker cheating - http://www.blackjackforumonline.com/content/crimp.htm - Cheating at Blackjack and Poker
Burton's tricks for kids - http://www.lanceburton.com/ - click on magic secret archive – nice selection of simple tricks
Three free tricks for kids - http://www.magicbob2000.com/partytricks.html - Three simple tricks to teach kids
card – blog - http://www.card-magic.blogspot.com/ - Card Trick Blog w/Links
card - http://web.superb.net/cardtric/tricks/master.htm - Card Trick Central
card - http://www.card-magic.blogspot.com/ - Simple card magic
card - http://www.cardsleights.com - Card Trick web
card - http://www.card-trick.com/free_card_tricks.htm - Free card tricks
card - http://www.card-tricks-now.com/ - Card Trick/Move Instructions
card - http://www.card-tricks-now.com/ - Card Tricks
card - http://www.slightofcards.com/ - learn sleights and tricks
card – poker stacks/game - http://www.natedog.com/cards/poker.html - Natedog.com card stacks and game..
card erdnase - http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000947 - Genii ERDNASE Discussion
card holdouts (Riser) - http://www.jamesriser.com/Gambling/RiserGm2.htm - Jim Riser's Holdouts
card marked - http://3d-playingcards.com/ - 3-d Marked Cards
card marked - http://www.jamesriser.com/Gambling/RiserGm1.htm - Riser Marked Cards
card, erdnase - http://www.themagicwoods.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=552&start=0 - Erdnase TEACT Discussion
card, routines - http://www.cardworker.com/routines.html - routines and sleights blog
coin - http://www.coinvanish.com/ - Coin stuff/routines
dice - http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dice-play/Magic.htm - Dice Tricks
general - http://www.goodtricks.net/frameset6.html - many simple tricks of different types
illusion – Penn & Teller - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYTmEVFL_NA - Penn and Teller Exposure of Illusion
math – Gardner, Garret, etc - http://www.spelman.edu/~colm/cards.html - Mathematical Card ..Martin Gardner, Dan Garret
math - http://www.maa.org/columns/colm/cardcolm.html - Some good effects, using math principles...
math card - http://www.maa.org/columns/colm/ - More Math Card Tricks
math card - http://www.maa.org/columns/colm/cardcolm200604.html - Math card tricks
misc - http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/MagicDan/docs/trick_index.html - Great collection of magic
misc - http://trickmagic.com/card_between_the_jokers.htm – general magic tricks
misc - http://www.cardtrick.ca/ - Card Trick ca....simple card, coin, rope, etc tricks
misc - http://www.magic.walhalla.pl/CardManipulations.html - Cards, Money, and Rope Magic
misc - http://www.magicforall.com/html/magic_etricks.html - magic downloads
misc - http://www.royal.no/elliot/ - Handling for Muscle Pass, Pen Thru Bill, and Ambitious Card
misc - http://www.ultimatemagic.com/library/ - Great selection of secrets, sleights, etc....
misc - Magic Dan Index - http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/MagicDan/docs/trick_index.html - Magic Dan's Index
misc – muscle pass, etc - http://www.royal.no/elliot/ - Elliott's tricks
miser's dream – Evans - http://www.henryevansmagic.com/henry_evans.htm - Henry Evans Chinese Miser's Dream
poker cheats lecture - http://www.homepoker.com/dspPokerCheat.asp?ID=349§ionID=3&fmpg= - Poker Cheats/Demonstration
routines for Tenyo effects - http://www.tenyoworld.co.uk/tipsandroutines.htm - one by Brad Henderson
science simple http://www.planet-science.com/text_only/wired/magicbox/index.html - Dave V in Copenhagen?
watch trick – Penn & Teller - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN7QL5poPAE&mode=related&search= - Penn &Teller,WatchTrick
- academic site
puppetry - http://www.puppetsandstuff.com/ -
puppetry - http://www.puppeteers.org/ -
puppetry - http://www.brownielocks.com/ventriloquism.html - voice ideas...
Bullivant's Throw Your Voice - http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/campfire/stunts/ventriloquism/in_a_month.htm - Vent Stuff
Carruth notes on Bullivant - http://www.streetmagicsecrets.info/ThrowYourVoice.pdf - Downloadable e book
Dean Atkinson's blog - http://deanatkinson.blogspot.com/2006/09/vent-practice-tips.html - Vent article on Man in a Boys World
Jonathan videos on Franks Blog
Annemann Bullet Catch - http://www.mental-list.com/blog/?p=54 - Annemann Bullet Catch
Bizzarro - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIoz450JWEU - Bizzarro, very funny guy
Blackstone's Half Time - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3IebfkVjpg&mode=related&search= Blackstone's Half Time
Blaine levitates - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EijC0Ykz_WQ - Blaine levitates....yeah right!!!!
bob sheet's Beaumont three-shell routine - http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseactionfiltered=user.viewprofile&friendid=109709398 - 3 shell game
Bonsel – Walkaround routine - http://www.fingertipmiracles.co.uk/1024-videoclips.htm - fair but too long...
card – Three Card Monte - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6g2TSNzBy4&NR - Amazing Monte Tossing
Casey Moore – Straitjacket & Chain escape - http://sj.blacksteel.com/escape/ Straitjacket and chain escape, Casey Moore
Charis (Daniel Alexander) - http://www.charismagic.com/ - great street stuff
Chris Angel – coin work - http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5173805789570696712&q=coin+magic - Angel Coin
Chris Angel on Houdini - http://www.aetv.com/video/home/index.jsp?subcat_id=criss_angel - Angel on Houdini and magic
Chris Angel Toothpick trick - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bWGwsOPPWQ - Chris Angel Toothpick Trick
Conover – mentalist - http://www.mentalist.net/video.html - Excellent routines
Copperfield Flying - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pCFBpUXKVc&mode=related&search= - David Flying
Copperfield with Orson Welles - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ILJCHtZY2M&search=david%20copperfield%20magic – David & Orson Welles
Copperfield's Camera Trick - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQZey97ijd8&mode=related&search= - nice spoof...
Copperfield's Laser Illusion - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXB1mI1jlp8 - Copperfield's Laser Illusion
Copperfield's Prediction - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpJ9_Ttu1nA&search=david%20copperfield%20magic – David's Prediction
Copperfield's Spirits Routine - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-8sXR30mSc&search=david%20copperfield%20magic – David's Spirits Routine
Cyril – Alain Nu's ESP Cards - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHxRIDYgxws - Alain Nu's ESP Cards
Cyril – Card Thru Aquarium - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU7bQTRHNrM - Card Thru Aquarium Cyril
Cyril – Card Thru Window - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xghoCHWHfS8&mode=related&search= - Card Thru Window
Cyril – Cart Thru Glass Bottom Boat - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqzf-xhSQqU - Cyril...Card Thru Glass Bottom Boat
Cyril – Cigarette routine - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0G9yENOSOQ&search=cyril - Cigarette routine Cyril
Cyril - Coin Thru Table on TV - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIR9pPZoObU - Coin Thru Table on TV Show Cyril
Cyril – Fish Restoration/Revival - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leCfh_r5aeI - Fish Restoration/Revival Cyril
Cyril - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqZE2bQZXRs&mode=related&search=Cyril%20Takayama%20Magic%20Tricks%20Japan%20Illusions
Cyril – Invisible Deck Routine - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD8DEDx1vZQ&mode=related&search= - Invisible Deck Routine
Cyril – Match and Coin Routine on TV - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY9sJ3Cg2QY - Match and Coin Routine on TV Show Cyril
Cyril – Money productions and mattrix - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVYs7NyhLyc - Cyril....Money productions and Mattrix
Cyril – Rubber Band Magic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh9NtFY3Z5M&mode=related&search= - Cyril...Rubber Band
Cyril – Tea House Magic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKO38Uzeog0&mode=related&search= - Cyril...Tea House Magic
Cyril -Match/Coin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpaDgRbDeGY&search=Cyril%20Takayama%20Magic%20Tricks%20Japan%20Illusions
Derrin Brown - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwthqRJ1Khg - Derren Brown videos
Derrin Brown Stephen Fry Card Trick - http://www.pistolwimp.com/media/45381/ - Brown card trick
Ellis Runaround Sue C&B - http://www.magicunlimited.com/videos.htm - Scroll down to “Runaround Sue”
fast and loose chain - http://www.scoundrelsphotos.com/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=10 - Fast and Loose Secrets video.google.com
Fay Presto Walkaround - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkZf4sVQ7mg&mode=related&search= Fay Presto walkaround
Geller exposure clip - http://www.skepticreport.com/psychics/urispoon.htm - Geller bending a spoon
Geller's promo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK6NMXEDDSQ - want a laugh??
Geller Bio I - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VQCQ2Oyz1Y&mode=related&search=
Geller Bio II - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iudOLXcfvC4&mode=related&search=
Geller Bio III - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSfw6jP36AA&mode=related&search=
Harbin's Zig Zag - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ1BpKu6iVM&search=Harbin%27s%20zig%20zag%20girl - Harbin's original Zig Zag
Howard Thurston clips - http://www.thurstonmastermagician.com/THUR_VID_01_A.htm - Thurston clips...
Johnny Ace Palmer - http://www.johnnyacepalmer.com/pages/his_act.html - Johnny Ace Palmer's Championship act outline
jumbo card manipulation - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THyZ-ynSzDA - absolutely amazing productions, etc., of cards
large shell routine - http://www.scoundrelsphotos.com/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=13 - Large Shells Routine video - M. Geinoshi - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDe0QPboP_8 - Several tricks performed well by Japanese magician
magician sets face on fire - http://www.glumbert.com/media/fireface.html - Magician sets face on fire....duh!
Marco Tempest's Aquarium Magic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpcMQwfH3I8&NR - nice work
Marco Tempest's Shrinking Umbrella - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h2lPZrX0Xs - Camera trick..
Mark Lewis - http://www.marklewisentertainment.com/html/tradeshow.html - Must-See Mark Lewis Video
mark lewis pitch act - http://buskerscafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=751&highlight= - click on link to Mark's pitch
old edison films 1890s – 1920s - http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/papr:@FIELD(SUBJ+@band(+Magic+tricks++Drama++))
Ortiz Three Card Monte routine - http://www.darwinortiz.com/video-entertainer.php -
Pendragon's Clearly Impossible Sawing in Half - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j95hjcHFDEw&mode=related&search= - Sawing in Half
Pendragon's Metamorphosis - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb41Hafvoi4 - Pendragon's Metamorphosis
Pendragons web page - http://www.thependragons.net/ - The Pendragons web page – quick Metamorphosis
Randi exposes Geller - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9w7jHYriFo - Uri Geller exposed
Siegfried & Roy Sawing in Half - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s-snS4a3i8 Siegfried & Roy Sawing in Half
spoon bend - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS943ZRDLJo&mode=related&search= - Spoon bend video
Steve Martin The Great Flydini - http://xriffraffx.buzznet.com/user/video/play/43475/ - Great Flydini Steve Martin
Stevie Starr regurgitation - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYSpErWI2G4 - Stevie Starr regurgitation
Tommy Wonder C&B - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFqt.vPaQOsQ - Tommy Wonder at FISM ?
unknown Card Control - http://www.pistolwimp.com/media/50284/ - pretty good work
unknown Dirty http://www.pistolwimp.com/media/46280/ - nice routine by a couple of Brits...
unknown Flash Change - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v1Ryr9V3ps - unknown
unknown Red Hot Mama Card Trick - http://www.pistolwimp.com/media/50283/ - should have started with deck face up
Whit Haydn - http://www.whithaydn.com/video_clips.htm - Whit Haydn video clips
Whit Haydn - http://www.whithaydn.com/video_clips.htm - Whit Haynd's Videos
Zenon's Broken Bottle - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwFM3T78i7c&mode=related&search= - Zenon...Sound is busted, but this is good..
magic web - http://www.magicvideodepot.com/ - Magic videos and forum
ellis and webster's “My Space” videos and links to others - http://www.myspace.com/ellis_and_webster - many video magic links
schneider's great C&B and coin work - http://www.worldmagiccenter.com/clips/video.htm - Great basic stuff that is smooth and entertaining...
Zenon - several clips - http://www.paulzenon.com/caughtintheact.php - great clips
dmoz open links to magic -
- general link to magic
al magic links - http://www.azmagic.net/philippines/almagicweb/magicclub.htm - good links to magic clubs, etc
the SAM Assembly 206 Website
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