Entries give real examples of usage, illustrating the meaning, history, and origin of superstitions. Subjects covered include spells, cures, ritual, taboos, charms, and omens.
Everybody owns tricks, some magicians a great many, but not everybody knows how to make an act or a show out of their tricks. Now a pro of long standing has patterned fifteen "acts" designed for the ambitious magician. In some of these, every detail is
ANATE is a psychological technique. It's a subtlety that is not 100% sure fire, but when you get the technique down and you hit, you'll know it. Imagine placing one card on the table, face down. The spectator decides on a card,
Artful Mindfulness (Art and Artists' Secrets) is a timely book for a world over-run with technology. Mindfulness, taught at universities worldwide, including Oxford University (England), seeks to remind and
This beautiful book relates the story of these amazing automata window displays that were produced in extremely limited quantities for jewelry and optical stores from 1937-1957. Lavishly illustrated with excellent color photos and a few black/white archi
Believe it or not, Magic has been around since the dawn of time, and is still very much alive today. Read the Ripley accounts of Rope & Water magic, Stage Illusions, Fakirs & Levitation, Amazing Sleight of Hand, Harry Houdini, Howard
Since the turn of the century, the name Blackstone has been synonymous with the world of magical illusion. First Harry Blackstone, Sr., known as The Great Blackstone, wowed audiences in the heyday of America's fascination with magic, perfecting such now-
The seminal biography of the twentieth century's premier chronicler of the paranormal, Charles Fort-a man whose very name gave rise to an adjective, fortean, to describe the unexplained. By the early 1920s, Americans
A book of Magic Greats! Magic by Alex Elmsley, Jack Avis, Roy Walton, Bobby Bernard, Ted Danson, and John Derris. This book includes all the effects that were first described in the small 1953 publication called Come A Little Closer plus 19 never-before
Since The Expert at the Card Table was published in 1902, there have been over 50 editions. It has been translated into various languages and transcribed by the brightest minds. It is the greatest book on card
Whatever you want out of life, your career, or your relationships, this book is packed with the essential tools to make it all happen. Nowhere else will you find this depth of experience and insight.