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  1. RealityOne

    Out Jogging Cards While Holding a Break

    Somehow I missed that coming out. Oh well, there goes another $100.
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    Favourites

    Conrad Bush's The Dollar and the Lemon Jim Steinmeyer's Pasteboards Under Glass Robert Haas' Amazing Mystical Vanishing Bandana Aldo Colombini's Restless Colours Harapan Ong’s Triumph Squared Bobo's Coins through Table Routine Simon Lovel's version of Wildcard My Version of Chris Philpott's...
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    Suggestions for Disappearing Person

    Get a Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic. There are several ideas that you could use in there.
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    Making Original Tricks

    Additional note on notebook: Write things out with sufficient detail and don't use non-standard abbreviations. I have notebook entries that I can't figure out what I was thinking at the time I wrote them.
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    Making Original Tricks

    There is a saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." The corollary is that the worst way to be creative is to sit down and try to be creative.
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    Lets make a magic trick 1 sentence at a time

    communicate with extra-terrestrial life?
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    Mentalism Routines and Books

    Any PDFs of the original "Color Series" manuscripts are unauthorized and therefore illegal copies. Avoid downloading or purchasing illegal copies of magic manuscripts / books and support the authors who wrote them by purchasing from a reputable source.
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    Books for a College Level Magic Class

    So my wife informed that it is likely that nobody would be as crazy as me and come up with a complete syllabus just for fun. I replied, "I'm sure lots of people would do it just for the intellectual challenge." She gave me the same look as when I ask her to pick a card. So, feel free to reply...
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    Lets make a magic trick 1 sentence at a time

    She looks at the spectator and asks...
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    Books for a College Level Magic Class

    So here is what I've got so far: The Art of Magic - T. Nelson Downs (1909) (PDF - $5.50) Our Magic - Nevil Maskelyne & David Devant (1911) (PDF - $8.00) Original Tarbell Course (1928-1931) (PDF - $24.50) Jinx (1934-1941) (PDF - $15 or Conjuring Arts Research Center - Free)...
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    Books for a College Level Magic Class

    Good choices, but I would want to go beyond cards. Also, I think EACT is overrated. I see and agree with the thinking here... the technique is secondary to the presentation. I've found Nelms to be a more difficult read, especially in light of the dated nature of a lot of the effects he uses...
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    Learning Mentalism

    With a solid understanding of the fundamentals (by reading the books and resources outlined in your other thread), you most likely will be able to come up with methods for that material. Obtaining the level of understanding will take several years. Many of effects you see might be published by...
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    No Stupid Questions

    I strongly disagree with crediting material you perform unless you are performing for other magicians who inquire as to the method. In a performance for non-magicians, any inference that there is a method distracts from the impossibility of an effect. An apparent impossibility is simply...
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    No Stupid Questions

    There is a saying that, as magicians, we stand on the shoulders of giants. Isn't it nice to know who's shoulders we are standing on? Crediting really is just a nice thing to do. If you came up with some idea, you wouldn't want someone taking it without giving you credit. You give credit because...
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    Mentalism Routines and Books

    So, there are two things you need to perform - material to perform and an opportunity to perform it. For material, there is a lot of good stuff in Fulves's Self Working Mental Magic and Prism. You can adapt stuff from Annemann's Practical Mental Magic and find some gems in Jinx. There also are...
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    Mentalism Routines and Books

    As an add-on, Bob Cassidy has a great article on what to read here: https://www.lybrary.com/thirtynine-steps-mentalism-a-10.html
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    Mentalism Routines and Books

    This is the best book you have. Every so often, reread it as you continue to perform and you will get even more out of the book. You are off to a good start. I'd suggest: Fundamentals by Bob Cassidy (https://www.lybrary.com/fundamentals-p-562.html) Self Working Mental Magic by Karl Fulves...
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    Books for a College Level Magic Class

    Do you mean Mind, Myth and Magic by T.A. Waters? If so, it is out of print and was never published in paperback.
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    Books for a College Level Magic Class

    It would be a course for people interested in performance -- regardless of whether they have prior learning or not.
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    13 card revelation (the whole deck actually:))

    @jimmagicguy welcome to the forums and thanks for the great story. However, please don't post in 12 year old threads bumping them to the top.
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