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Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic

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Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic
AuthorWalt Anthony
EditorKelsey McGee and Ed Solomon
PublisherLeaping Lizards Press
Publication Date2010
LanguageEnglish
ISBN:978-1-932086-42-3
Pages270
 

Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic, Theatrical Magic Techniques and Original Presentations to make you....more Magical! A lifetime of practical material: Effects, techniques, articles, and anecdotes, from a full-time professional entertainer's career, are explored in the book. Foreword by Robert E. Neale, Introduction by Kostya Kimlat

Quotes

"Walt weaves many colorful stories into a magical carpet ride of adventure! This impressive book is rich in mythic images that will inspire you to think and feel deeply about our ancient art." - Jeff McBride, McBride's Magic and Mystery School

Editions

Signed Limited Hardcover Edition of 100, Hardcover, Paperbound

Contents

  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword by Robert Neale ix
  • Introduction by Kostya Kimlat xii
  • Author’s Preface xvi
  • Special Thanks xviii
  • I. EMBARKING ON THE PATH 1
  • What Is Story Magic? 2
  • Journey of a Mage 3
  • Instructions to the Audience 7
  • PROLOGUE: Realms of Astonishment 11
  • EPILOGUE: Your Magic Is Within 12
  • An Expedition into the Magical 13
  • The Silk Merchant’s Daughters 16
  • An Alternate Presentation 19
  • Song of the Friars Three 20
  • The Key to Your Opening Piece 24
  • A Matter of Perspective 25
  • II. FURTHER ALONG THE PATH 27
  • Making Your Magic Magical 29
  • The Tale of the Druid’s Herb Chest 35
  • Classic Okito with an Edge 41
  • The Shadow Death 45
  • The Ginger Boy 50
  • What’ya Mean It’s Not CGI? 53
  • Are You Your Body? 55
  • Crossing the Line 57
  • Somewhere in Time 61
  • The Cloak of Great Courage 65
  • Honor Tradition by Keeping It Fresh 69
  • The Artisan’s Bangle 71
  • The Seal of Samarkand 73
  • III. EXPLORATION ON THE PATH 75
  • Tales of Wonder and Shadow 76
  • The Power of the Grymoire 81
  • Magic in Everyday Objects 83
  • The Paradox of Mary Ellen Pleasant 85
  • Pleasant’s Voodou Mirror 88
  • The Lighter Side of Bizarre Magick 91
  • The Rainbow/Gold Connection 92
  • Gift of the Djinn 97
  • Tales from the Cave 101
  • Jack O’Shea and the Fairies 103
  • Gertrude Atherton’s Barrel of Rum 108
  • Sleep Can Be a Very Odd Conveyance 111
  • A Matter of Death and Life 113
  • For Better or Worse 114
  • IV. TWISTS & TURNS ON THE PATH 117
  • My Rule of Three 119
  • Detour into Other Realms 127
  • Letty’s Feather 129
  • To Theme or Not to Theme 137
  • Anton LaVey: Collector of Lost Souls 139
  • Brother Shadow’s Hotel Room 143
  • The Valley Bells 145
  • A Challenge of Sorts 149
  • Thrice Blessed 151
  • Universal Meaning 161
  • The Elusive Heart 163
  • V. TRAVERSING THE PATH 167
  • Working with Rhyme…and more 169
  • The Daemon in My Basement 173
  • There’s Something in My Bottle! 175
  • Works in Progress 180
  • The Winter Stones 181
  • Magic’s Voice 183
  • Reverie 185
  • Magician’s Glasses 187
  • Working with Illusions 191
  • The Other Zone! 194
  • If Music Be the Food of Magic, Play On 197
  • Shanghai Kelly’s Chinatown Hamper 201
  • To Hoop or Not to Hoop 207
  • Soaring As If in Our Dreams 210
  • VI. ALL PATHS CONVERGE 213
  • Mirror of the Mind 215
  • Specificity and Endowment 217
  • Adapting The Thing into My Thing 224
  • Captured! 225
  • Okitos and Zombies and Astros, Oh My! 229
  • Merlyn’s Enchanted Orb 236
  • Less Is More 239
  • The Mystic’s Dancing Sphere 240
  • AFTERWORD:
  • The Legacy of the Magi– a Fable 243
  • Further Resources 245
  • About the Author 248
  • About the Prospero Cover Painting 250

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