Mastering the Art of Magic

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Mastering the Art of Magic
by Eugene Burger

In response to overwhelming demand, Eugene Burger's, the long out-of-print, Mastering the Art of Magic Book has been reprinted. It is an oversized hardcover with dustjacket, printed on quality acid-free paper and contain oodles of great tricks (enough for your entire repertoire) as well as thought-provoking and educational essays by Eugene, widely recognized as one of the greatest thinkers and teachers of magic in our lifetime.

The seven small booklets written by Eugene Burger and published in the early 1980s, Secrets and Mysteries, Audience Involvement, Secrets of Restaurant Magic, Eugene Burger on Matt Schulien's Fabulous Card Discoveries, Intimate Power, The Craft of Magic and Rediscoveries have been out of print for years. Thanks to Richard Kaufman, they are now available in a new 230 page hardcover book, with almost 200 illustrations by Earl Oakes. These hard to find booklets have been collected in a completely re-typeset format with new essays by Eugene commenting on his past writings, his current thoughts on his tricks and routines, as well as updated tricks. Many feel these are the best books Eugene Burger ever wrote.

Pages 228 - Hardbound

Booklet 1: Secrets and Mysteries for the Close-Up Entertainer
Introduction

Part One: Secrets
Drawing the Line
Names
Contact
Not Hearing
Energy
Silence
Discipline
It's Done With Mirrors
Hecklers

Part Two: Mysteries
Sponges
The Burned Card
Glass Production
Finger Tip Holder
Signed Card in Wallet
Signed Bill in Matchbox
Torn Card
Traveling Card
Seance
INTERLUDE ONE

Booklet 2: Audience Involvement (A Lecture)
Presentation
Top Change
Brain-Waved
Brain-Waved Again
Water Suspension 77
INTERLUDE TWO

Booklet 3: The Secrets of Restaurant Magic
Point Of Departure
Table Hopping
Hospitality
The Real Secrets
The Opening Effect Is You
Restaurants
Attitude
Random Thoughts
The Secret Revisited
INTERLUDE THREE

Booklet 4: On Matt Schulien's Fabuous Card Discoveries
Foreword
The Trick And The Effects
A Memory
The Card In The Matchbook
The Corner In The Glass
The Card Under The Tablecloth
On Imitation
INTERLUDE FOUR

Booklet 5: Intimate Power
Foreword
Chapter One: What's In A Name?
Chapter Two: Creating Interest
The Card Cheat
An Old Carnival Game
A Voodoo Ritual
The Spectator is the Star
Second-Hand Smoke
Chapter Three: A Game Of Wits
Spelling Stunner
Fogel's Triple Prediction
Out of this World
Easy Money Presentation
Chapter Four: Precision
Dracula and the Sorority Girls
Chapter Five: Confidence And Power
INTERLUDE FIVE 164

Booklet 6: The Craft of Magic and Other Writings
Foreword
Introductory Note
The Craft Of Magic
Interest
Developing Our Practice
Learning to Rehearse
The Tools of Our Craft
Critical Awareness and Honesty
The Future Of Restaurant Magic
Presentational Style
Easy Spelling
The Impossible Force
The Flying Match
Slow-Motion Bill Change
A Conversation in Hell
INTERLUDE SIX
New Traveling Match
Twenty-First Century Bill Transposition

Booklet 7: Rediscoveries: New Ways of Framing Old Favorites (To Jack Gould)
Introduction
Psychic Sense
The Visibly Turning Cards
Ashes on the Palm for Non-Smokers
A FINAL WORD

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