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Richard J. Weibel

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Richard J. Weibel
BornRichard John Weibel
June 29, 1929
Allentown, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 25, 2013 (age 83)
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Pennsylvania
Resting placeGreenwood Cemetery Allentown, Pennsylvania

Richard J. Weibel (1929-2013) was a magician and noted magic scholar.


He was a long-time contributor to The Linking Ring, writing the column, "Conjuring Psychology" for many years.

One of his most notable articles appeared in Genii magazine in 1980, entitled "Emporiums of Miracles" began a series or articles outlining the history of magic shops throughout the U.S.

He also contributed to The Sphinx magazine on the psychology of magic.

Further Reading

  • First series of “Conjuring Psychology” published in The Linking Ring, Vol. 32, No. 1-8, January–August 1952


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  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 32, No. 3, May 1952, Richard J. Weibel, The Conjuring Psychologist, by Allen Towne, page 32
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 74, N0. 9, September 1994, Our Cover, Richard J. Weibel, page 55