Anthony Darkstone In Conversation with Eugene Burger

As some reading this may be aware I have written a series of articles entitled, “Anthony Darkstone in Conversation With… “ featuring many of the major names in the business.  For some reason the following article which was written some years ago was not included in that series.  No real reason except that sometimes for reasons which we are not privy to things occur. Since the passing of The...
readmore

Permission to be ourselves – Part 1 by Caique Tostes

  I was holding a ruler in my hand, and a friend of mine was blowing soap bubbles as I tried to measure them. It may seem like a dream, but it was just another moment of my inventive life as a magician. After all, isn’t it through these weird situations that we create and find ways to manifest our magic ideas? Think about the last time you were weird! It was probably during a magic...
readmore

“Vanishing Water” Magic by Chris

“This effect is so impromptu, and the method is refreshingly pure” Jeff McBride Be sure to watch Magic by Chris perform it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NIVqdiuszm4 Since his earliest encounters with the thrilling and inexplicable world of magic, Chris Budyka has been a dedicated student of its endless secrets. Magic By Chris finds himself in high demand as both a performer...
readmore

Should I go to Mystery School Masterclass? My view by Romany

(Romany, aka Romany, the Magical Mistress of Ceremonies, www.romanymagic.com ,is a British female stage magician working a quarter of the year on cruise ships and the rest in cabaret, theater and private performances. ) Magic is tricky. The journey towards a well polished, complete and satisfying routine is paved with...
readmore

A Rose by Any Other Name… by Master Payne

(Master Payne has been skillfully entertaining audiences in and around the Pacific Northwest with his award winning magic show for over 35 years. In this provocative article, he calls for a more realistic assessment of the art of magic – and magicians.) A common belief, popularized by many books on the history of magic, contends that the modern magician...
readmore

The Tao of Don Alan By Tim Glander

(This article is an update of a presentation Tim made at the 2015 Magic and Meaning Conference. While the Chinese philosophy of “Tao” – pronounced “dao” – has multiple definitions, it is used in this context to mean the philosophy and pathway that reflects Don Alan, a premier close-up magician. Tim’s relationship with Don began 1975 when he audio recorded Don’s “Ethics in Magic” lecture at the...
readmore

Have a drink by Butzi

(Butzi is a inventive French magician that Jeff McBride often works with. Butzi is a frequent contributor to the Secret Art Journal.) This routine was created for a show called “Coffee Show” I created it for coffee specialists. Later, I applied the same principles and made it accessible for everyone in a show called “Refreshing”. Effect: The participant is asked to choose one type of drink among...
readmore

How to Turn a To-Do List into a Ta-Da List! By Craig Conley

(Craig Conley is author of HarperCollins’ One-Letter Words: A Dictionary, Weiser Books’ Magic Words: A Dictionary, and most recently The Young Wizard’s Hexopedia.  His more arcane publications include A Field Guide to Identifying Unicorns By Sound, A Guide to Séance Parlor Feng Shui, and A Manual on the Care and Feeding Of A Spirit Board. In this article, he systematically extends Bob Neale’s...
readmore

Romany, the Magical Mistress of Ceremonies- part 2

Part Two of Two (In pursuit of her dream of becoming a great performer of magic, she decided to enter magic competitions because they deadlines forced her to practice; she held no thought of actually winning, In reality, Romany swept the board of awards. In this article, she tells the back story of the bumpy adventures behind the prizes. This article, part one of two, blends several of Romany’s...
readmore

Romany, the Magical Mistress of Ceremonies

Part One of Two (Romany, aka Romany, the Magical Mistress of Ceremonies, www.romanymagic.com ,is a British female stage magician working a quarter of the year on cruise ships and the rest in cabaret, theater and private performances. This article, part one of two, blends several of Romany’s prior publications in Vanish.) For the past twenty years, my dream has been to become a great performer of...
readmore

« Previous Entries

line
Powered by WordPress | Designed by Elegant Themes