Archive for March, 2010


This might sound crazy, but I’m not a huge fan of “traditional” magic DVD’s and videos.  I know, here I am pitching magic videos and downloads, so it must sound like I’ve flipped my lid, but let me explain.
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[flv width=”480″ height=”290″]http://www.lessonsinmagic.com/vids/20100329/Flash4Aces.flv[/flv]

A very cool way to produce the 4 Aces (or any other 4 of a kind you want).




I’m sure you’ve seen those “Magic Secrets Revealed” shows where they show the audience how to do some stage illusion out there, and I suppose you’ve always wondered if that means that everyone will know how your tricks are done and no one will be amazed, etc.  Well I’m here to dispel that whole myth.

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[flv width=”480″ height=”290″]http://www.lessonsinmagic.com/vids/20100317/AmongtheDiscards.flv[/flv]

Another great fooler, where you are taking the spectators on a ride they think is going in one direction, but you lead them another direction. Quite a surprise and really can only be topped by something happening within the spectators hands.



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    I’ve heard it said the you should learn 3 tricks extremely well rather than learn many tricks well enough.  I suppose this depends on what you want to do with your magic.

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    [flv width=”400″ height=”270″]http://www.lessonsinmagic.com/vids/20100317/LightningFastTriumph.flv[/flv]

    This is one of those tricks that you see once and just have to learn. If you’re familiar with the original version of Triumph, you’ll be easily fooled by this one, and it’s a great, almost no sleight version of the original. Done properly, this is an amazing fooler for regular folks and other magicians.




    I don’t own an iPhone, I own one of the Android phones.  I like my phone and will continue to work with the Android platform.  Nothing against iPhones, it’s just not my thing.  Anyway, there are a number of “magic tricks” available for the iPhone (or so I’ve seen), but there’s nothing similar (yet) for the Android device.  The question is, are the  worth it?
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    [flv width=”400″ height=”270″]http://www.lessonsinmagic.com/vids/20100317/JusttheTwist.flv[/flv]

    This would need to be seen in person to fully understand the impact. I only learned this a couple of weeks ago, so this isn’t the best presentation of it, but I wanted to see ho well it looked on video when I did it. It’s a marketed effect, so I won’t likely be teaching it. Sorry.




    When you tell people you’re a magician, you get a multitude of reactions, one of which is “I hate magic”. It usually shocks some magicians that some people out there dislike magic. But it’s not because these people don’t want to be entertained, it stems for a variety of reasons.

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    [flv width=”400″ height=”270″]http://www.lessonsinmagic.com/vids/20100317/8-CardBrainwave.flv[/flv]

    This doesn’t play as well as in real life. Jaws drop when people see this, because there’s this initial reaction of failure, and then this amazing change that is totally unexpected. It looks like real magic when all the cards change so dramatically. Worth learning for the reactions you’ll get from this.





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