Abracadabra: SECRET METHODS MAGICIANS AND OTHERS USE TO by Nathaniel Schiffman

By Nathaniel Schiffman

Magicians use greater than simply mirrors, string, and sleight of hand to lie to their viewers. those people who are masters at this exchange have constructed an arsenal of suggestions to control humans. each motion and utterance on level and rancid is strictly deliberate to accomplish a selected effect.

Abracadabra! is an insider's examine what is going on at a magic exhibit, behind-the-scenes, and within the brain of the magician. Nathaniel Schiffman explains the rules of deception, exposing these innocent-seeming motions that hide important activities from onlookers; how the conjurer makes use of misdirection of house and time to deceive the viewers; how foolish and easy optical illusions can idiot us, and what to appear for in the course of a magic show.

Also explored intimately is the area of off-stage magic. a few "magicians" use a variety of suggestions in lifestyles to misinform and effect you, but those magicians do not boast in their magic expertise, simply because they're advertisers, politicians, military commanders, spies, con artists, computing device programmers, motion picture administrators, religion healers, psychics, and others. those "magicians" paintings to make you purchase their product, think of their reason, and effect your pondering from the time you wake up within the morning, until eventually you visit mattress at night.

This isn't really a "how to" e-book for aspiring magicians, yet a layperson's consultant to tools used to deceive or idiot you. Lighthearted and casual, Abracadabra! will fascinate someone drawn to realizing how one individual can keep an eye on many. incorporated are hands-on experiments, magic methods, and reader participation segments. you will soon see that magicians do not simply manage cards and animals; they manage you.

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