Eugene Burger: From Beyond
- A book 10 years in the making at Eugene Burger's request!
- Includes 16 unpublished stand up and spirit theater routines
- Includes access to 15 video & audio performances
- Includes rare essays, photos, interviews, and scripts
- Finally revealed: Eugene's legendary spirit slate routine!
In 2010, Eugene Burger asked Larry Hass to write and oversee two books that would share all of his unpublished material. Eugene had two firms conditions. First, that the books would only appear after his death. Second, that Larry could tell NO ONE about this project until after he was gone. After agreeing, Larry worked closely with Eugene to learn these deep secrets, gather the necessary materials, organize the contents of the books, and then he started to write them.
Ten years later, Eugene Burger: From Beyond is the first of these two extraordinary books. It includes:
--Complete details of 16 of Eugene's unpublished stand-up, stage, and spirit theater routines, including all his work on the Gypsy Thread and his legendary spirit slate routine, "Dr. Slade and the Night Visitors."
--Access to 13 video performances by Eugene and 2 audio performances
--Rarely seen photos, essays, interviews, public talks, and scripts
Details: Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.5" x 11", 240 pages, including a full-color insert.
We also carry props made by Robert Charles for two routines in this book: "The Spot Card" and "The Paper Hat Mystery." (Please note: since these are hand-made, we carry them in limited quantities.)
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Review from Steve Bryant, LITTLE EGYPT MAGIC, November 2019
I just spent the last weekend in the very real presence of Eugene, happily immersed in his philosophy, his brilliant magic tricks, his sense of humor, and, even more so than I had dared hope, his iconic voice. . . . Larry Hass has done a splendid job of assembling, writing, and producing this prized volume. When it arrived, my immediate reaction was that it was gorgeous. It is. In physical heft it matches Eugene's five hardbacks from Richard Kaufman. The elegant design and layout are by Stina Henslee, and the charming instructional and spot illustrations are by Jay Fortune. (All chapters close with a drawing of a hand, in a posture known as Gyan Mudra, and I got a kick out of the "blackout" on page 194.) Numerous photos are relevantly tucked into the text, and the center of the book holds eight pages of glossy photos in full color. . . . The final product [is] a gift from the Other Side. . . . The highest accolade I can give this new book is that I feel I've just spent a weekend with Eugene. How nice to have you back, old friend!
This is a remarkable work almost a decade in the making---bringing back to friends and new friends Eugene Burger's one-of-a-kind form of magic. Dive in and hear Eugene's voice in this, as he intended, and you will be certain that the great teachers of magic---and life--are with us always.
Buy this book and find some new and deep and lasting miracles.
From Steve Bryant's LITTLE EGYPT MAGIC (liitleegyptmagic.com/magic.html)
Thanks to the speedy arrival of FROM BEYOND, I just spent the last weekend in the very real presence of Eugene, happily immersed in his philosophy, his brilliant magic tricks, his sense of humor, and, even more so than I had dared hope, his iconic voice. The story behind this feat will become legend.... Larry Hass has done a splendid job of assembling, writing, and producing this prized volume. When it arrived, my immediate reaction was that it was gorgeous, and it is.... The highest accolade I can give this new book is that I feel I've just spent a weekend with Eugene. How nice to have you back, old friend!
This is a very interesting project. One that Eugene Burger clearly wanted completed, and with all respect - Larry and Marjorie deserve the respect for keeping a secret. Especially Marjorie for allowing Larry the additional time needed to come this project (which is 1/2)...
If you are a fan of Eugene Burger, or are just discovering his name in your magical learning journey; this is a must have.
Eugene was a phenomenal teacher, and that's because he was a real teacher that cared for his students.
I truly believe that Eugene would want his legacy to make people think, step out of the ordinary and into the unknown in an attempt to learn how to improve yourself; if nothing else.
Whether you want amazing professional effects that are fully scripted, some of which have never been published!, or simply want to know more about Eugene Burger - Buy this book! It's truly an investment, and also you will get access to never before seen performance videos; which is just the icing on the decedent cake. Buy it immediately before it's gone forever.