Thursday, May 30, 2013

Kaufman Books - REPRINTED for Limited Time!

Hey everyone!  As usual, in between my daily chores of processing orders and answering emails, I like to pass on any magic related news to you guys.  And since I am a BOOK WORM, this was of particular interest to me!

Richard Kaufman has put out some of the BEST (and most popular) books in the magic industry.  The only problem is that they sell out so fast, and it takes a long time to reprint them.  We're talking YEARS in some cases.  Well, I'm pleased to announce that the following books are now REPRINTED and available for purchase!

Strange Ceremonies  by Eugene Burger
Price: $38.80 (+4 Reward Points Earned!)

This is "the" classic in the field of bizarre magick. As Mr. Burger shows us, magic can be more than trivial entertainment, and a temporary escape. Magic can be meaningful, scary, touching, and unforgettable. Mr. Burger details his experiments into bizarre magick and explains in great detail the complex and wonderful presentations he has used to deeply affect people with this dark, macabre brand of magic.

If you are thinking of performing at a seance or simply wish to take your magic to new  heights, Strange Ceremonies will help you find true north.

Performance Of Close-Up Magic by Eugene Burger
Price: $43.65 (+4 Reward Points Earned!)

Eugene Burger's masterpiece of conjuring, The Performance of Close-up Magic is a mixture of essays and effects that Burger used to become one of the preeminent close-up magicians in the world. In this collection he details the gems from his bar magic repertoire, and we are treated to all the nuances and subtleties that make these effects look like pure magic.

Look for Burger's handling of Allerton's Asprin Tin Routine, his trend-setting version of "Haunted Pack" and the amazing "Haunted Matchbox" routine.

Mastering the Art of Magic by Eugene Burger

Price: $63.05 (+6 Reward Points Earned!)

Mastering the Art of Magic is not just one book, but actually a compendium of seven of Burger's earliest, most influential writings. You'll learn how Burger approaches a group before he performs for them, his favorite card trick, and how to manage rowdy audiences. The contents are a mixture of powerful theory and wonderful effects, all explained with Eugene Burger's inimitable "touch".

David Roth's Expert Coin Magic by Richard Kaufman

Price: $63.05 (+6 Reward Points Earned!)

This is, without doubt, the most influential book on coin magic ever written. David Roth is the unequaled master of coin magic, and in this book he details all the techniques-basic and advanced-that you need for a full education in coin magic.

You will learn edge grip and a host of tricks using it, you will learn his masterpiece routine, "The Tuning Fork", and several versions of the very commercial "Wild Coin". If you're looking for a pocket coin routine you can perform anywhere,
try "The Fugitive Coin" or "Flurry".

Swami/Mantra by Sam Dalal

Price: $58.20 (+6 Reward Points Earned!)

In this fascinating compendium of the magazines Swami and Mantra (1972-1974), you will learn countless secrets of "geek" magic: how to swallow razor blades, glass from lightbulbs, stick a needle in your arm, and more. You will also learn how to present magic in an Eastern fashion, like the great Fakirs of India. Most importantly, you will have at your fingertips a collection of bizarre magick and stunts that will elevate your show from mere meaningful experience.

Gary Kurtz: Unexplainable Acts by Richard Kaufman

Price: $38.80 (+4 Reward Points Earned!)

Gary Kurtz was a creative force of the 1990s, and he pioneered many plots and techniques that had never before been explored. In this thin but dense volume, you will learn outrageously clever sleight-of-hand with coins, cards, and more.

Pay particular attention to "Name it" in which a spectator's name appears on her card, and "Attraction", which is a dazzling animated finger ring effect.

CardMagic by Richard Kaufman

Price: $48.50 (+5 Reward Points Earned!)

Cardmagic is one of Kaufman's earliest and most-loved collections of magic. It features several top card magicians of the late 70s, each one sharing a cutting edge "pet" routine of the time. You'll find contributions from Ed Marlo, Derek Dingle, Darwin Ortiz, Harry Loryane, and many more. You'll learn modern techniques for Triumph, the cull, Ambitious Card, and more. If you're a lover of card magic, you will find a treasure trove of forgotten gems in this small but mighty collection.

Hope you guys enjoyed this update!  Happy reading!

Your friend in magic,
- Jeff Mash
MJM Magic, Inc.

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