The Jastrow Illusion in Magic – Peter Prevos DOWNLOAD


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The Jastrow Illusion in Magic is a treatise on the venerable boomerang trick, brilliantly written and illustrated by Peter Prevos. Peter’s work is exceptional. We at Stevens Magic are big fans. His attention to meticulous detail, which includes two and half pages of bibliography, is refreshing (and sadly lacking) in the world of magic.  Equally important are the topics he chooses to write about, he has a sharp sense of filtering and selecting some of the most sought-after subjects in the art.  Peter does a good job of incorporating the rich history of this illusion, as well as bringing it into the present, where he highlights a recent feature from April 2016.

Peter Prevos - The Jastrow Illusion in Magic

Peter shares his own personal history, about the first time he was introduced to the art of magic by way of the Jastrow illusion, which will resonate with many of our customers who shared the same similar experience.


  • Introduction
  • The Jastrow Illusion in Science
  • The Jastrow Illusion as a Magic Trick
  • Closing

When you factor all of the above — the time that Peter put in completing this project, the overall quality on all counts — I think you will agree this is very good value.  And if you’re like me, you will become a fan. That is a good thing because Peter is working on more such projects and, as a mentalist, I predict they will be in demand!

Peter Prevos: is a social scientist and engineer who dabbles in magic. He is interested in researching the horizon of reason and writes about magic, philosophy and related subjects.”

“I wish all downloads were this good…  The quality of Peter’s content, presentation and professional detail exceeded my expectations.  As an editor myself, I appreciate seeing work of this caliber. If you are interested in the Jastrow Illusion – you’re in for a treat.”  – Bill Trotter

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1 review for The Jastrow Illusion in Magic – Peter Prevos DOWNLOAD

  1. Jim Kleefeld

    Peter Prevos has published a fine study of the optical illusion The Jastrow Effect, commonly known as the Boomerang Illusion. You know the one: two identical curved sticks which look longer or shorter when moved above or below each other. His thorough and in-depth study gives a concise history of the illusion including the results of a scientific analysis which proves the optimal size, curve and dimensions that make the trick most effective. This is very valuable information for anyone who wants to make their own set of curved sticks.
    Besides a fascinating history, Prevos’ book also gives many examples of commercial tricks and published routines using the boomerang principle, including close-up, stage and sleight-of-hand versions. This is a very entertaining look at a simple but versatile trick that can be used in many ways. It is a very worthwhile investment, especially considering the small cost.

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