By Nathaniel Schiffman
Abracadabra! is an insider's examine what is going on at a magic convey, behind-the-scenes, and within the brain of the magician. Nathaniel Schiffman explains the rules of deception, exposing these innocent-seeming motions that hide important activities from onlookers; how the conjurer makes use of misdirection of house and time to lie to the viewers; how foolish and easy optical illusions can idiot us, and what to seem for in the course of a magic show.
Also explored intimately is the realm of off-stage magic. a few "magicians" use a number of ideas in lifestyles to lie to and effect you, but those magicians do not boast in their magic expertise, simply because they're advertisers, politicians, military commanders, spies, con artists, desktop programmers, motion picture administrators, religion healers, psychics, and others. those "magicians" paintings to make you purchase their product, think of their reason, and effect your pondering from the time you wake up within the morning, until eventually you visit mattress at night.
This isn't really a "how to" ebook for aspiring magicians, yet a layperson's advisor to equipment used to deceive or idiot you. Lighthearted and casual, Abracadabra! will fascinate an individual attracted to understanding how one individual can keep watch over many. integrated are hands-on experiments, magic tips, and reader participation segments. you will soon see that magicians do not simply manage cards and animals; they manage you.
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Abracadabra: SECRET METHODS MAGICIANS AND OTHERS USE TO DECEIVE THEIR AUDIENCE by Nathaniel Schiffman