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An Appreciation: René Lavand added beauty to amazement By Mark Levenson

An Appreciation: René Lavand Added Beauty to Amazement – By Mark Levenson

Stevens Magic is excited to feature a contribution from Mark Levenson. Mark is an accomplished writer and aficionado of the magical arts with a focus on close-up, history, Punch and Judy, and the intersection of magic and puppetry. He got his start in magic at age four, as a production prop in the employ of […]

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Guy Bavli – A Look Back!

Guy Bavli is unquestionably a worker with thousands and thousands of miles logged traveling the world performing the art of Mentalism.  Here is a look back at an article originally published for GeMiNi: The Greater Magic Network in 2001!  You can see what Guy is up to by http://www.masterofthemind.com     Thanks Guy for your contributions to […]

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Gary Kurtz – Spectator Affirmation Part I of 3 parts.

GeMiNi Buried Treasure from prolific Gary Kurtz – part one of 3.  Spectator Affirmation If a magician (whose profession it is to deceive people) says something, there is always a question in the spectator’s mind as to whether he is telling the truth or not. But, audiences will automatically take the word of a fellow […]

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On The Waters Front – T.A. Waters (GeMini Archive)

THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS COLUMN ARE THOSE OF THE WRITER, AND MAY NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE STEVENS MAGIC EMPORIUM OR GEMINI. Column Four: HOBBY WHORES HOBBY is usually defined as “…a pursuit or interest engaged in for relaxation.” More generally it is considered “…an avocation, often pursued in company with others […]

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Ted Lesley – Black Magic 2

Columnist: Ted Lesley Over the many years since I came up with “Black Magic,” (pp. 89-92), I have found it extremely useful in many contexts. Here is how I apply it to Pseudo-psychometry. People are always fascinated by the ancient mathematical curiosity known as magic squares–if they are presented quickly and smoothly. Intelligent audiences are […]

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Scott Wells – It's A Matter Of Attitude

Columnist: Scott Wells By Scott Wells I have recently been engaged in in-depth discussions concerning the terms “Professionals” and “Amateurs.” The root of the discussions was founded on the traditionally defined understanding that a Professional earns his living performing whereas an Amateur does not. My article on the Hierarchy of Magical Skill apparently stirred emotions […]

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Paul Cummins – Beating The Heat

Columnist: Paul Cummins In Workers 5, Mike Close describes a diabolical method for performing the venerable Invisible Deck routine with a non-gaffed deck of cards. Within his typically terrific description of the routine he references Alan Ackerman’s “Impromptu Ultra Mental” from Here’s My Card. He also mentions that Mr. Ackerman’s cites, in Las Vegas Kardma, […]

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Mike Rogers – Reflecting

Columnist: Mike Rogers REFLECTING By Mike Rogers Reflecting on my years in magic I look back upon what I expected to happen vs. what has actually happened. As a kid growing up in a small Wyoming town there were no other magicians. When I finished high school I had probably seen a total of ten […]

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