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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 […]

Gary Kurtz - GeMiNi Contributions

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 – The Box

Columnist: Ted Lesley The Box By Ted Lesley Ever since I was young I’ve had Corinda’s book “13 Steps To Mentalism” in my library, which is still one of my favourite sources for interesting material. In step No 4 “Predictions” of the aforementioned tome on pages 105 to 107 you’ll find an item called “DE […]

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T.A. Waters – T.A. Waters "on The Waters Front"

Columnist: T.A. Waters ON THE WATERS FRONT a column of information and opinion by T. A. Waters 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 Six: HOW ELSE? In the wonderful act of Carl Ballantine, there’s a […]

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Scott Wells – Trix Are For Kids

Columnist: Scott Wells Are tricks just for kids? Why do people immediately associate magic with children? Is it because of our demeanor, our approach, our looks, our audience’s perception, our society, a combination of these, or is it something else? Perhaps it’s because that magic appeals to the child in each of us and transports […]

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Mike Rogers – The Pitch

Columnist: Mike Rogers The Pitch THE PITCH: Opinion by Mike Rogers In the overall of magicdom this is not of extreme importance, yet it does deserve some discussion. I’m talking about the patter lines we magicians use when performing card magic, or what we call in the trade show business “the pitch.” First, let’s admit […]

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