Make no mistake, this book has the perfect title - A Lifetime of
Magic is a life's work composed by one of magic's most innovative
thinkers and equally brilliant performers. Charles products have sold
in the thousands! Why? They are practical, powerful magic that in most cases are easy to perform allowing them to become reputation makers. For years magicians worldwide were happy just to get his products, but now you will not only be tipped to how to make some of these great effects, you will also derive powerful benefits
from Charles years of experience as a worker! Charles is one of the
best teachers in magic and this is going to be a must have for anyone
interested in magic, mentalism and/or psychics.
Charles Gauci reveals his most cherished secrets that have
enabled him to make a very good living from entertaining for over 50
years. He has created some of the most practical, commercial magical
effects which have sold all over the world and are used by top
There are a total of thirteen stage effects which he performs in his "Magic of the Mind" and "Mysteries of the Mind"
shows. There are no pipe dreams here but killer routines that are
reputation makers. There is enough material to perform two forty-five
minute shows ranging from a small intimate audience up to one thousand
Both of his shows fit into a carry-on case enabling him to travel everywhere without worrying about lost luggage.
Charles practices what he preaches. With the exception of his memorized deck system, you will be able to perform all of the effects within minutes of reading the instructions. His creations rely on clever subtleties rather than sleight of hand. This enables him to concentrate on presentation.
There's no padding in this book. The 222 pages are packed with
original effects, some of which have never been published before. There
are also links to private YouTube video clips of various performances.
It is a huge advantage to be able to see how certain effects are
performed in front of a lay audience.
In total there are thirty-six effects ranging from stage, close-up, and roving.
- C.G. Switch Box. This simple yet familiar to all cardboard
gift box is cleverly gimmicked to enable you to switch cards or
envelopes. Perfect for a Q & A routine.
- Marked Deck System. Can you imagine the killer effects you
can create with a deck of marked cards that you can read two meters
away? Couple this with a memorized deck system and you have one of the
most powerful tools any mentalist can have.
- At the Races is another very commercial effect suitable for
corporate performances. Great to use at trade shows to draw a crowd to
- Rain Man. Perform this incredibly easy memory routine to one
person or a thousand. This is a reputation maker and you will perform it
within minutes with no complicated memory required.
- Perfect Prediction is exactly that. A diabolical routine that kills!
- New Super Sudoku will make you look like a genius.
- Stage Mental Effects 13 Effects
- Tools of the Trade 3 Effects
- Miscellaneous Favourite Effects 8 Effects
- Memory Routines for Stage & Close-up 3 Effects
- Card Mysteries 11 Effects
I can look you straight in the eye and say that for any
professional/semi professional mentalist this book is a must have in
one's library. It has been priced to keep it out of the hands of the
curious. Stevens Magic Emporium is the only distributor. No other dealer
will be involved. This way we can control distribution to a certain
extent. Charles Gauci is recognized by his peers as one of the most
creative minds in magic.
Additional Details and Biography of Charles Gauci
In 2010 he was presented with the Dave Lederman Memorial Award for "Creativity in Mentalism" at the prestigious Psychic Entertainers Association convention.
Turning professional at sixteen years of age, Charles very quickly
realized that to succeed in this tough entertainment business his act
had to be different. Consequently, he began to create new and original
"A Lifetime of Magic" is a treasure trove of thirty-six of his
favourite effects from his two professional shows, "Magic of the Mind"
and "Mysteries of the Mind." They include instructions of how to build
seven of his top selling commercial effects thus saving you hundreds of
This book is aimed at the professional/semi professional
entertainers. The material is well tried and tested over thousands of
performances. You also have access to performance video clips on
It is often said that if you get one item out of a book, then the investment has been worthwhile.
We think that gems such as the C.G.Switch Box, Card Marking System,
and his various reputation makers Memory Routines alone are worth the
price of the book. Included is his new methodology for performing his
best selling "Eye to Eye"
"This may be redundant, but I
think Charles Gauci is one of the most creative, entertaining and
professional psychic entertainers in the world. His output of killer
mental effects constitute some of the most powerful material any
mentalist could perform. Most important of all he is a true gentleman
and I am proud to call him my friend."Larry Becker
"If you like being fooled - which I
do - you will be delighted with the practical material in this book.
His methods are direct and you will be delighted with the practical
material n this book, His methods are direct and diabolical. This book
is destined to become a classic." Barrie Richardson
"This book is a must have for
any serious mentalist/magician."With 'Eye 2 Eye' Charles created a
modern classic of contemporary Mentalism. Therefore I´m sure that
Charles will exceed even the highest expectations with "A Lifetime of
Magic" with many practical real-world materials and applications." - Dr. Ralf Froehlich,
"One of the greatest creative geniuses of all time. Whatever he does is real workers material." Nick Belleas, New York City performing mentalist and member of Psychic Entertainers Association.
"Charles's work in the field of
mentalism is legendary. Having been a huge fan of his work for many
years I can't wait to work my way through this amazing book. As a
professional entertainer I am constantly on the look out for routines
that are commercial, entertaining and very strong. Charles's work ticks
all of those boxes." - Paul Romhany
Gauci is a well respected name in Mentalism. He's an active member of
the prestigious Psychic Entertainers Association and recognized for his
leading edge innovations for our community. I'm anxious to review his
book - "A Lifetime of Magic." - Randy Schostag, Professional Mentalist & Craft Bibliophile, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Manufacturing Rights: Readers are free to make up items from
this book for their private use. However, it should be noted that
commercial manufacturing and selling rights are strictly reserved and
remain the property of Charles Gauci. Anyone interested in purchasing
the said rights should contact Charles personally at: firstname.lastname@example.org