The Magiculum II is a collection of essays for mentalists, bizarrists, and mystery entertainers who seek to bring deeper meaning to their performances. The essays cover a broad set of common themes, which include: (1) the blurred lines of distinction between science and magic; (2) the need to be safe in presenting challenging magical material to public audiences; (3) the importance of identity, authenticity, persona, and paradigms; (4) the need for consistency and (flexible) alignment between magicians as individuals and magicians as performers; (5) and the different roles for faith, ritual, luck, love and belief. The book will be of great value to advanced magical performers seeking to enhance their effects and the impact they have on their audiences.
Contributors include: Todd Landman, Edward James Dean, Tracy Wise, Ashton Carter, Nik Taylor, Markus Pfeil, Stuart Nolan, and Credenza Dosfort.
The book is typeset in Baskerville font (used by Harvard University Press) and comes complete with 214 endnotes of full references and further commentary. It is US trade sized in paperback with cream pages and black typeface
Dr Todd Landman is a professional magician and mystery entertainer based in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the prestigious Magic Circle (AIMC with Silver Star), Founder of Psycrets: The British Society of Mystery Entertainers, Member of the Society of American Magicians, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He is also Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham.