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MAGIC The Complete Course with DVD

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  • This is a mass marketed book to the general public!
  • Great Beginner's Course in the Art of Magic!
  • How to Perform over 100 Amazing Effects!
  • 500 Full-Color How-To Photographs!
  • Easy to Follow Instructions!

MAGIC The Complete Course with DVD

By Joshua Jay

"An exquisite and vast introduction to the world of magic." 
Jason Alexander, Actor and Magician

Magic is everywhere, from the big spectacle celebrity of David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy to the quirky Penn and Teller to the spooky David Blaine and Criss Angel to the endless material on YouTube. But until now, learning it has never been easy-that's all about to change with Magic, a book that does for close-up magic what How to Grill does for barbecue. Written by charismatic young magician Joshua Jay, Magic combines expertise, photographs, step-by-step directions showing how to perform 100 tricks, and a DVD that demonstrates 35 of them. 

Joshua Jay took home the top prize at the World Magic Seminar (the Olympics of magic) when he was just 16 years old. Ten years later, he continues to perform magic, write about magic, eat, sleep, and breathe magic. Here, he brings all his passion and knowledge to teaching magic. Each trick is broken down into the Effect, the Secret, the Set-up, and, most important, the Performance, with lessons on what to say, how to direct the audience's attention, where to keep your hands, and so on. (In other words, how to be smart about the things your audience is surprisingly clueless about.) 

Here are the Ten Greatest Card Tricks; tricks to dazzle a dinner date; tricks to perform for the boss (poke a hole through his shirt, then magically mend it); tricks especially for kids; and even tricks for an audience in another state-with "Australian Self-Help," you can find a participant's chosen card over the phone. It's the Aha! book for a subject whose time has come. 


  • How to Perform over 100 Amazing Effects 
  • 500 Full-Color How-To Photographs 
  • Easy to Follow Instructions 
  • The Ten Greatest Card Tricks of All Time 
  • Conjuring for Kids 
  • Five Ways to Take Your Act to the Next Level


Every 10 or 20 years a book comes along that introduces a whole new generation to the art and craft of magic. This is it!" 
Stan Allen, Editor of Magic Magazine 



"Finally a book that brings the art of magic into the 21st century!" 
Rick Merrill, 2006 World Champion of Magic

About Joshua Jay
Joshua Jay was crowned champion at the World Magic Seminar in 1998, when he was still a teenager, and today is one of America's finest young magicians. He's performed and lectured in over 50 countries, is a headliner at the Magic Castle™ in Hollywood, and writes a monthly column in MAGIC, the leading magazine for magicians. He lives in New York City.

Reviewed by Josh Burch from
This is a magic text book that is full of magic from creators like Alex Elmsley, Jim Steinmeyer, Jay Sankey, Max Maven and of course Joshua Jay. With a list of magicians like that you'll probably find some thing you like.

In my opinion this would fit an intermediate student who is looking to start performing regularly. The breadth of the material is wide reaching with every thing from close up magic, magic for kids, and even stuff you could do on a platform.

You get some real solid magic including the magic square, the linking rings (the rings aren't included), a newspaper tear, the invisible deck and a ton more. (Note no props are included with the book)

At the end of the book you get some great tips on making a show and how you can put together the magic within to make a show.

This is not a children's book for the kid that will like magic for a few weeks and be done, it is more for the beginning magician that would like to start performing professional material. 

Details: MAGIC The Complete Course with DVD

278 pages, soft covers, perfect binding, Size: 8 1/2" by 11".

Note: No props or magic equipment  are included with this magic course book.

Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate. Suitable for ages 10 to adult.


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