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Terje Nordnes

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Terje Nordnes
BornNovember 30, 1905
Rena, Norway
DiedMay 8, 1985 (age 79)

Terje Nordnes (1905-1985) performed a 2-person mind-reading act as "Calostro" from 1922 until 1945.


He was also the owner of a small magic store, the only one in Norway at the time.

Nordnes co-founded the Magiske Cirkel Norge (Norwegian Magic Circle) in 1928 and was edited of Norway's first magic periodical, Magikeren ("Magician") in 1928, which was also the official organ of the Norwegian Magic Circle[1]

He was also co-founder of the Den Magiske Ring Oslo in 1948 and a charter member of the Magic Academy of Sweden in 1982.[2]

Nordnes invented the method of "Fickle Nickel" in 1938, which John Cornelius marketed in 1972.[3]


  1. Perennial Mystics #5, 1986
  2. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, October, 1931
  3. The Award Winning Magic of John Cornelius by John Pierce (2001)