Crystal Gazing by Martin Lewis

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Crystal Gazing by Martin Lewis Effect The audience is invited to concentrate on a freely selected jumbo card. An onstage spectator who was not privvy to the selection divines its name by gazing into a crystal ball. The apparatus is handcrafted to Martins strict specifications. … Read more at our Magic Shop – World-of-magic.co.uk

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Mesmerizing Magic by Paul Daniels – DVD

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Mesmerizing Magic by Paul Daniels Paul Daniels is one of the most successful magicians of all time. He made worldwide headlines with his top rated television shows extensive live performances and the fortune he acquired through magic. On this instructional DVD Paul teaches you how to become popular at events and parties using magic. You will learn how to make everyday objects disappear into thin air perform eye popping card tricks make the face on a bill seem to come alive pass a pen through the middle of a bill without harming it make objects change places before your eyes and much much more. The DVD begins with Paul introducing you to magic with some advice on how to learn and perform these mesmerizing routines. Throughout the DVD Paul gives tips that will help you learn and perform the magic for friends family and even strangers. Routines performed and explained Push Through Card A selected card is found when it is pushed out of the center of the deck. Upside Down Note A borrowed bill is folded and amazingly turns upside-down. Pen Through Banknote (John Hirokawa) A pen is pushed through the center of a bill while it is wrapped by a post-it note — amazingly the money is not harmed. The Vanishing Ace An Ace magically vanishes from the pack and appears back inside the card case. Two Into One Two pieces of string are magically merged into one. Vanishing Coin A coin vanishes after being placed in the center of a handkerchief. You Do As I Do Two cards are selected from different packs and turn out to be identical. Stretching Napkin A table napkin is made to stretch to almost twice its length. Linking Paperclips Two paperclips link as they jump off of a bank note. Coins Across Coins vanish from under paper napkins and assemble in one place. The magic taught here is very easy but is also the magic that Paul uses when he performs in casual situations and among friends.

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Anatomy Of Keys by Steven Price (Book)

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Anatomy Of Keys by Steven Price A tour de force a book-length poem embracing a wide variety of poetic and prose forms to tell the story of Harry Houdini. Steven Prices Houdini knows better than most the limitations of life having bent the efforts of a lifetime to transcending them and having failed. Ah but his thinking Or rather Steven Prices thinking with and through him. Make it muscular and be apparent in it says Houdinis archivist/advisor words are also escapes. So they are in a book with the sinew of Anatomy of Keys. The facts of Houdinis life are here – immigration to America youth circus stint fame that notorious life-ending punch – but the facts are the spine of a deep and ardent meditation on what is. In poems of astonishing technical virtuosity Steven Price reads Houdinis world and our own in compellingly original ways. Swivel-and-snick sputter of a turned handle. Bald knob bare in the palm. The torpid click And calm take of springs triggered far within. Id set myself to hear it clear again That ordinary hinge and creak and drag Of doors we live with all our days and lose The wonder of. (from XLIV.iv) Steven Price in his Anatomy of Keys draws us into the intricacy of Harry Houdinis character as the Master himself entered trunks chains a web of knots. In poem after poem there is the miraculous surprise of release. These are moving brilliant poems a remarkable debut. – Tim Lilburn Steven Price was born and raised in Colwood BC. His work has appeared in Canadian and American literary journals. He is one of the poets in Breathing Fire 2 Canadas New Poets edited by Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane.

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