224 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Kelly Lyles
Language: English
31 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Eugene Burger, Robert E. Neale Acknowledgements
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Max Maven Foreword
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Eugene Burger Introduction
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1. Conversations
Eugene Burger, Victor Sansoucie Are Magicians Afraid of Magic?
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Eugene Burger, Victor Sansoucie Magic, Comedy and Mystery
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Eugene Burger, Victor Sansoucie Magic and the Bizarre
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Eugene Burger, Victor Sansoucie Finding Ourselves
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Eugene Burger 2. The Magical Experience
  • Expecting the Unexpected
  • Experiencing Surprise
  • Experiencing the Impossible
  • Experiencing the Nonrational
  • Experiencing Mystery
  • What It Means
Also published here 13
Eugene Burger 3. The Shaman's Magic
  • Native American Conjuring
  • Shamans
  • Shamanism and Deception
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Robert E. Neale 4. Early Conjuring Performances
  • The Doll (Cubio)
  • The Bull-roarer
  • The Shaking Tent
  • The Rope
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Eugene Burger 5. Stories of the Origin of Magic
  • Stories of the Beginning
  • The Magic Behind the Magic
  • The Economic-political Theory
  • Shamanism and the Origin of Conjuring
  • Deception in the Animal World
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Robert E. Neale 6. Matinée Magic
  • Matinée
  • Responses to Matinée
  • Sawing a Woman in Two
    • The Horrible Sawing
    • The Humorous Sawing
    • The Holy Sawing
  • Matinée Magic
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Robert E. Neale 7. Tricksters and Real Jokers
  • The Trickster Spirit
    • Images of Trickster
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Robert E. Neale Real Jokers Joker folded in quarters turns inside out, then torn and restored except one quarter
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Robert E. Neale 8. A Potion or Two spectator selects the red pill from row of pills, ten-eleven force
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Eugene Burger 9. Are Card Tricks Card Magic?
  • What is a "Good" Card Trick?
  • The Awareness of "Moves" Murders Magic
  • Can a Spectator Restate the Effect?
  • The Adventures of the Props
  • Card Tricks and Card Magic
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Robert E. Neale 10. Sole Survivor all cards eliminated except the Ace of Spades which represents the plague, epidemic story presentation, using Roy Baker's PATEO Force
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Robert E. Neale 11. Meaning in Magic
  • Literal Demonstration
  • Problems with Literal Demonstration
  • Symbolic Demonstration
  • The Transformation of Magical Demonstration
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Robert E. Neale 12. Parable Magic on Gospel Magic
  • Parables
    • Zen Tales
    • Sufi Tales
    • Modern Tales
  • Truth Beyond Comprehension
  • The Parables of Jesus
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Parable Tricks
Robert E. Neale Parable of the Publican and the Tax Collector packet trick with two cards with pope/pimp written on them
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Ed Mellon Double Turnover paddle move, credit information
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Robert E. Neale Parables of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin spectator finds special coin out of many in a change bag
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Robert E. Neale Parable of the Great Feast
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Robert E. Neale 14. Triskaidekaphobia prime principle force, packet of tarot cards counted to named number until only one card remains
  • Alternative Routine
  • More Facts and Their Sources
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Robert E. Neale 15. Many Magics
  • Primary Magic
  • Secondary Magics
  • Reduced Magics
  • Restored Magics
  • Reflexive Magic
  • Conclusions
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Reflections 2009
Robert E. Neale 16. Magic and Mumbo Jumbo
Robert E. Neale The Pitter Patter Trick Hunter Knot routine
Eugene Burger, Michael Caplan, Jack Gould, Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz, Mike Burke, Robert Charles 17. The Meanings of Magic: A Conversation
Data entered by Denis Behr, April 2023.