Would you like to perform magic that leaves people with a special gift? Gift Magic is your doorway into one of the most exciting ways to perform magic.
Authored by Jeff McBride, George Parker, Lawrence Hass, Eugene Burger, Rich Bloch, and Robert E. Neale and edited by Larry Hass, Gift Magic includes 11 performances pieces, 5 interviews, and 4 essays on gift magic by world-leading performers, teachers, and philosophers of magic.
All the profits from this book goes to Rich Bloch's Encore Foundation, a non-profit foundation that assists magicians in times of terrible need. In purchasing this book and/or giving it as a gift to others, you are directly helping people who are suffering and you are strengthening the world-wide community of magicians.
Deluxe paperback: 184 pages with 57 illustrations by Jay Fortune.
Stars for "A Simple Gift" by Larry Hass.
Eugene Burger's "The Paper Hat Mystery" Performance Kit (including video)
Eugene Burger's Bonnet Style refills
Eugene Burger's Stocking Cap refllls
"You should get this book if you want to leave a positive impression on your audience. For about the same price as your average one-trick DVD, you get an amazing work featuring essays, interviews, and eleven tricks by some of today's top performers. . . . Highly recommended. --Scotty Scafidi, The Linking Ring, April 2011
"These effects were created to evoke a strong emotional reaction--to touch the spectator on a more visceral and meaningful level. . . . To paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi, "this is a more elegant magic for a more civilized age. But the true value of of Gift Magic is. . .the thought-provoking essays and interviews [that] allow the reader to ponder the deeper meaning and structure of their presentations. . . . --Payne Fifield, MUM, April 2011
"If you want to explore ways your audience can be involved in your magic, Gift Magic is the book for you. If you want your thoughts on magic to be pushed in directions they have never been before, Gift Magic is the book for you. In fact, it is hard to think of any serious magician who would not benefit in some way from Gift Magic." --Will Houstoun, MAGIC Magazine, December 2010
"Jeff McBride, George Parker, Larry Hass, Eugene Burger, Rich Bloch, and Robert Neale. . .are about to give you a magical gift that includes stories, tricks and illusions, interviews, dialogues, and words of wisdom, all in the spirit of gift-giving and friendship. . . . [T]he book itself [is] a gift. . .perhaps one of the most magical texts I have ever read." --Ruth K. Setton, award-winning novelist
"This is a lovely idea for a book, and makes the reader contemplate what we are really giving people when we do our magic." --Matthew Field, The Magic Circular