Approaching Magic

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Approaching Magic is a book by David Regal that includes magic effects that can be present in a variety of settings, from close-up to stage. In addition to cards and coins, there are routines that utilize objects as diverse as glasses of beer, pairs of socks and marshmallows(2008).

Approaching Magic
AuthorDavid Regal
PublisherBlue Bikes Productions, Inc.
IllustratorLeslie Davis Regal & Johnathan Levit
Publication Date2008
LanguageEnglish
Pages505
 

Reviewed in Genii 2008 May.

Editions

  • First edition, Blue Bikes Productions, Inc., 2008

Contents

  • Page 001: Forward by Michael Weber
  • Page 005: Introduction by David Regal
  • A DECK OF CARDS
    • Page 011: Flight Attendants
    • Page 016: The 5280 Opener
    • Page 020: Context
    • Page 022: Off Beat Aces
    • Page 026: Stand-Up Showdown
    • Page 035: Going and Gone
    • Page 042: Never There Aces
    • Page 048: The Automatic Computerized Deck with Spell-Check
    • Page 053: Goodwill
    • Page 055: Getting to Know You
    • Page 060: Hidden Powers
    • Page 063: Right and Wrong
    • Page 068: King Back
    • Page 077: CONDITIONS & IMPACT
    • Page 083: COCOA
    • Page 097: LUCK
    • Page 111: A HOOK UP
      • Page 116: Not Quite Dead
      • Page 124: The Haunted Pack
  • RENUMBERATION
    • Page 129: Visual Magic
    • Page 131: Consolidation
    • Page 136: An Attractive Vanish
    • Page 142: A Quite Good-Bye
    • Page 147: Brass-Ackwards
    • Page 154: Restored Credit
    • Page 159: The Money Cup
    • Page 165: Strolling Abroad
    • Page 173: Laptop Printer
    • Page 176: Paper Money
  • MORE THAN A DECK OF CARDS
    • Page 185: Illusion vs. Reality
    • Page 188: Scratched
    • Page 193: Ad Space
    • Page 197: Character
    • Page 200: The Curiously Strong Nest of Boxes
    • Page 203: A Card at a Number
      • Page 203: The Fifty-Fifty Deck
      • Page 207: Doubly Stuck
    • Page 209: Satan's Sandwich
    • Page 213: Sanitized for Your Deception
    • Page 221: A CONVERSATION WITH ARMANDO LUCERO
  • MENTALISM
    • Page 233: Window Replacement
    • Page 238: Thinking Ahead
    • Page 243: Medicinal Value
    • Page 246: Will the Socks Match?
    • Page 254: Equiv-O-Cash
    • Page 259: One Thing Happens
    • Page 261: Hotel 52
    • Page 265: Simpatico
    • Page 271: 312
    • Page 279: 312.5
    • Page 288: The Impossible Envelope
    • Page 294: Porn in Your Pants
    • Page 299: Special Bulletin
    • Page 306: The Harlequin Book Test
    • Page 315: FINDING MOMENTS
  • PACKET MAGIC
    • Page 323: Packet Tricks
    • Page 324: Royal Jazz Quartet
    • Page 329: Jewel Thief
      • Page 334: The No-Extra-Card Version
    • Page 339: The Eye Exam
    • Page 344: A Progressive Swindle
    • Page 349: Oil Slick
    • Page 356: Not My Last Trick
    • Page 362: Raising Kane
    • Page 369: SELF-WORKING MAGIC
  • LIQUID REFRESHMENT
    • Page 377: Amstel Heavy
    • Page 381: A Drinking Problem
    • Page 387: The World's Greatest Invention
  • OUR SECRET
    • Page 399: Storytelling and Magic
    • Page 400: Change For a Five
    • Page 405: Exhibit A
    • Page 409: See-Through Monte
    • Page 419: SCRIPTING
    • Page 432: The Puppy Trick
  • THREE-PIECE BAND
    • Page 445: Fear
    • Page 447: The Power of Love
    • Page 453: A Distant Ring
    • Page 461: In Darkness
    • Page 467: Method and Effect
  • SLEIGHTS WITH CARDS
    • Page 471: A Control
    • Page 473: A One-Hand Half Pass
      • Page 473: The One-Hand Turnover Half Pass
      • Page 476: The Toss Pass
      • Page 477: The Double Change
      • Page 480: An Isolated Change
      • Page 481: A Double Isolated Change
      • Page 482: An Oil & Water
    • Page 488: The Follow the Leader Switch
    • Page 490: The Galileo Switch
    • Page 493: The No-Switch Switch
    • Page 496: A Fan of Herrmann's
    • Page 498: Doing Nothing
      • Page 498: Ninety Degrees in the Shade
      • Page 501: Pulling a One-Eighty
    • Page 503: In Conclusion
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