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Magic is not about moves and tricks. It is about entering into a relationship with a person or people whereby you can lead them to experience magic – that childlike sense of astonishment were time stops. Tricks are tools. Astonishment and wonder are very real.

Here however is not offered “good” card tricks - here is offered superb card magic learned from a lifetime of study. The cliché often heard from experienced magicians is that if they can find one routine/trick in a publication they will be satisfied. The author here offers the six routines he uses most. He guarantees that the more experienced card workers will use every single routine! They are extremely commercial and always get a massive reaction. They really are that good. They are his own invention. Of course like in all creative endeavours he sits on the back of giants.

Like in his previous publications How to be a Mentalist, How to be a Mentalist II, In Mind and Time Flies he also offers here something rather unique and of supreme value to the student. Every routine has a video link to both performance to live audiences and explanations. There are also links to teaching the various “sleight of hand” techniques necessary for the execution of these powerhouse routines. In effect the student is getting a DVD as well as written explanation.

The author/performer is aware that material like this is usually only offered by specialist dealers at very high prices. He has been criticised for this by other professionals. So be it.

This is top notch professional material. If the novice wants to take it on then that is great. The instruction is clear and the video links are invaluable. With diligent practice they can be learned even by the novice. They are however geared to the more experienced magician. These are McCoy’s Miracles and they are indeed world class.

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ISBN: 9781310421600
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