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Conjurers Secrets: Set of 4
S.H. Sharpe

No magic reference shelf would be complete without S.H. Sharpe's Conjurers' Optical Secrets, Conjurers' Mechanical Secrets, Conjurers' Psychological Secrets, and Conjurers' Hydraulic and Pneumatic Secrets. These excellent books give a brief, understandable overview of nearly every major principle in magic.

This collection is sold in a set of four of that contains the following books:

Conjurers' Hydraulic and Pneumatic Secrets
S.H. Sharpe

Within the pages of this massive work, historian S.H. Sharpe defines and describes seven Fundamental Principles; including: Secret Closures, Secret Reservoirs, Secret No magic reference shelf would be complete without S.H. Sharpe's Conjurers' Optical Secrets, Conjurers' Mechanical Secrets, Conjurers' Psychological Secrets, and Conjurers' Hydraulic and Pneumatic Secrets. These excellent books give a brief, understandable overview of nearly every major principle in magic. -John Carney, SecretsConduits, Liquid Substitutes, Displacement, Siphons, and Hydraulic and Pneumatic Control. The author traces hydraulics and pneumatics as used in the religious wonders of early history - moving and speaking statues, inexhaustible vessels, unfillable basins, and more. He then continues with modern classics like Lota Bowl, Foo Can, Multum in Parvo, Mermaid Illusion, various automats, etc. S.H. Sharpe covers 30 Specific Principles and gives over 80 examples of these principles being used in magic. Also included in this book are two special appendices: 1)Scientific Magical Invention and Characterization - a system on which to base the scientific invention or creation of new magical illusions. 2)What Happened to Psycho? - an essay whcih traces the chronbology of the automation from 1875 to modern times. This outstanding instructive book is a must, it contains techniques every magician should know about. This volume is one of a series of four books describing the basic principles of magic. The other books in the series are Conjurers' Mechanical Secrets, Conjurers' Optical Secrets, and Conjurers' Psychological Secrets. Now published by Mickey Hades - 180 Pages - Hardbound.

Conjurers' Mechanical Secrets
S.H. Sharpe

The companion text by S.H. Sharpe to Conjurers' Hydraulic and Pneumatic Secrets, Conjurers' Optical Secrets, and Conjurers' Psychological Secrets. This volume is one of a series of four books describing the basic principles of magic. This book teaches 11 basic ways in which a prop can be 'faked', plus other intriguing, seldom seen magic principles and effects. Even though the original text was written over 60 years ago, the material is just as innovative for today's performers! Contents include 'The Stolen Jam Illusion', 'Palanquin Illusion', Jarrett's Girls from the Picture', 'The Chess Player', 'Bangkok Bungalow', 'Nixon's Expanding Die', '21 Person Cabinet', 'Dekolta Chair', 'Devant's Mascot Moth', 'LeRoy's Asrah Illusion', 'Sword Basket', 'Indian Rope Trick', and much more. Now published by Mickey Hades - 144 Pages - Hardbound.

Conjurers' Optical Secrets
S.H. Sharpe

Never before has there been a reference manual as complete as this one for the magician. Compiled by S.H. Sharpe, and illustrated by Mike Jaynes, every optical principle used in magic can be found in this compilation. Many years in progress, it's complete with additions and revisions which bring this work up-to-date. The information deals with the whole range of illusions, large and small, with descriptions and important references to the origin of the various optical principles involved. The six sections are Psychological Visual Illusions, Physical Screening or Masking, Reflected Images, Lens Transmission, Trick Photography, and Chromatics and Focussed Light Waves. Conjurers' Optical Secrets is a storehouse of vital information for the magician. Three hundred drawings detail all the principles. This volume is one of a series of four books describing the basic principles of magic. The other books in the series are Conjurers' Hydraulic and Pneumatic Secrets, Conjurers' Mechanical Secrets, and Conjurers' Psychological Secrets. Now published by Mickey Hades - 188 Pages - Hardbound.

Conjurers' Psychological Secrets
S.H. Sharpe

This book by S.H. Sharpe presents the classifications, principles and examples of important psychological techniques every magician should know about. The author has identified four Fundamental Principles (Objective Illusions, Subjective Illusions, Influence by Suggestion, and Intellectual), with fifteen Specific Principles as Sub-topics within the major classes. In addition to the basic principles and their historical use, there are extensive examples of memorization aids and Key Word Charts. Two sequences for the Knight's Tour are presented, along with the Key Word Charts. Tips on transmitting numbers and words to a confederate are also detailed. Appendices deal with Music for Magic and the Causes of Laughter. This volume is a must for the serious magician who wnats to know why their audience reacts and how to channel that reaction to be a positive experience for all. This volume is one of a series of four books describing the basic principles of magic. The other books in the series are Conjurers' Hydraulic and Pneumatic Secrets, Conjurers' Mechanical Secrets, and Conjurers' Optical Secrets. Now published by Mickey Hades - 202 Pages - Hardbound.

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