The Book of Appearing & Disappearing (Magic University)
The Book of Appearing Disappearing - Magic University Author:Tom Mason, Dan Danko Mirror, mirror on the wall, is my magic the best of all? — Performing magic is never easy. Once you learn a trick and perform it for your fiends and family, you'll often hear them say, "I know how that works. It's done with mirrors!" — What do they mean by that? Well, lots of times, magicians have mirrors built into a magic box t... more »o hide something with which they want to surprise their audience, such as a handkerchief, some money, or a beautiful assistant. The magician then seemingly pulls the object out of thin air! We're not going to teach you that right now. But what we will show you is that a large part of magic is done with mirrors, if not exactly in the way that your audience thinks it is. This month, you'll learn the secrets of mirrors and how they can help you master your magic. Here's a hint: Mirrors are the perfect audience for your practice. And it's not just because they can't interrupt, talk back, ask questions, or pretend that they're know-it-alls!
This month Magic U. will teach you the secrets that make silk handkerchiefs, money, knots, and sponge balls appear and disappear right before the very amazed eyes of your audience. No, really. We'll teach, you'll learn, and things will appear and disappear, just like that!(Wait till you discover the secret flap in BEAM IT UP! Or the hidden compartment in THE BLACK HOLE.)
When you practice this month's tricks, especially SPONGY JUMPING and KNOT IT!, watch yourself in a mirror so you can see what your audience will see - and help yourself improve the way you handle your props.« less