If you encounter download issue. Please refer to this DOWNLOAD GUIDE
  • Astonishing Essays (1-10) - 2024

Astonishing Essays (1-10)

  • Product Code: #q78033
  • Reward Points: 125
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $190.00
  • $25.99

  • Price in reward points: 2599

In early 2019, to celebrate our 10-year anniversary as a company, we launched an ambitious three-year project centered around our commitment to helping you become a better magician. Now, as this project comes to an end, we are commemorating this incredible endeavor by making the entire 10-book collection available in one set for the first time ever.

Astonishing Essays are small, attractive books that challenge how you think about and approach magic. We partnered with some of the finest thinkers in our industry to discuss the topics they are most passionate about.

There is no fluff in any of these essays. Each book was designed to be read in one sitting. They are meatier than a blog article but shorter than a full book. Yet, that has no bearing on the value of the content. Anyone who reads all 10 essays will undoubtedly walk away a better magician.

The response to our Astonishing Essays project was incredible. We are definitely bittersweet that it is coming to an end. But, we are thrilled to celebrate it with this special box set featuring all 10 Astonishing Essays. It’s essentially like a 10-step program to becoming the best possible magician you can be.

Each "Astonishing Essays Complete Set" comes with all 10 gorgeous softcover books wrapped in a specially-made slipcase that will look incredible on any bookshelf.

Limited to 250 sets.

NOTE
This set features all 10 books wrapped in a gorgeous slipcase. The books themselves though are unchanged. So, if you already own some of the Astonishing Essays, you can purchase the slipcase separately below. Please also be aware that due to the fact these books were printed over a number of years, there are slight variations in the colors of the covers/spines between the earlier releases and later releases.


Included in "Astonishing Essays Complete Set (Vol. 1- 10)"
1. Evergreen by Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen’s first book written exclusively for magicians explores how he developed his Millionaire’s Magician persona and one of the best magic shows in NYC. It is a must-read for anyone looking to create their own magic show.

2. The A,B, Z’s of Magic by Rob Zabrecky
This remarkable essay is a mini masterclass in character development from Rob Zabrecky, one of the most entertaining and unique magicians in the world. Originally created as part of Zabrecky’s award-winning lecture program, this essay is essential reading on the performance of magic.

3. Diary of a Prison Magician
This captivating tale is about a prison inmate that uses magic as his way of coping with a life sentence. He speaks about doing magic "on the inside" and the unthinkable obstacles of performing magic in such a hostile environment. It is both touching and fun, and also speaks to the enduring power of magic for audiences and magicians alike.

4. Dying to Change by Dr. Lawrence Hass
While many magic books talk about card tricks and sleight-of-hand moves, Dying to Change focuses on the idea of magic as entertainment. Dr. Lawrence Hass, who left his job as a tenured professor to create a thriving full-time magic business, dives into what it takes to perform magic successfully and the impact it can have on our lives.

5. The Trickster Spirit by Robert E. Neale
A humorous and deeply insightful essay that asks us to strongly reconsider the role of a magician in modern society. This piece offers a challenging adventure about magic and death that will leave you with a new view of our unique art.

6. Focusing on Magic by Andi Gladwin
Vanishing Inc. Cofounder Andi Gladwin examines the proper way to learn and perform magic. Building on insights from more than two decades of learning magic, he offers a methodical and easy-to-follow method for becoming a better student of magic.

7. Finding the Spotlight by Tina Lenert
This personal and uplifting essay is brought to you by one of the most beloved stage magicians in the world. Through tales of her own inspirational journey and never-ending quest for excellence, Tina offers invaluable advice for developing a character and adding authenticity to your act.

8. The Conjuror’s Conundrum by Jamy Ian Swiss
Beyond being one of the most respected authors and historians in magic, Jamy Ian Swiss has also been an activist for scientific skepticism for nearly four decades. In this page-turning essay, Jamy explores the relationship between magic and science, sharing enthralling tales of challenging fake psychics and committing to a life of being an “honest liar”. This alluring journey through history explores the important, albeit ironic, role magicians play in protecting others from being deceived by frauds.

9. Get Outta My Way, I’m Going to Hell by John Lovick
This essay is unlike any other in magic. Instead of exploring multiple tricks or theories, John Lovick offers a deep, critical analysis on one remarkable piece called “Quote of the Day” by Penn & Teller. Putting this showstopping routine under the microscope, Lovick explores every detail, highlighting how even the smallest decisions play a role in the greater whole. It is bursting with lessons that any magician can use to improve their own work.

10. Magic by the Numbers by Joshua Jay
The final contribution to the Astonishing Essay series comes from Vanishing Inc. Cofounder Joshua Jay. It offers a deep exploration of a first-of-its-kind research study that Joshua commissioned to understand how lay audiences view magic. Nearly 10 years later, Joshua revisits the original results, adding previously-unpublished information and exploring how this information has evolved for modern magicians. It is an inspirational and thought-provoking read that will empower you to be a better magician.

Reviews (0)

There are no reviews for this product.

Write a review

Please login or register to review

Related Products

The Bill In Lemon by Wgm

The Bill In Lemon by Wgm

The world's best Magic series banknote into lemon WGM - The Bill In Lemon Bill In Lemon World's ..

$1.99 $4.99

Coin Fantasy by Vincent

Coin Fantasy by Vincent

  2011 Vincent - Coin Fantasy coin coin Master Ahsen Chinese CaSO Taiwan Coin Magic demonstrati..

$1.99 $4.99

Water Works by Uday Jadugar

Water Works by Uday Jadugar

Uday Jadugar - Water Works   Demonstration effect : http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4..

$1.99 $3.98

The Books Of Wonder (1-2) by Tommy Wonder

The Books Of Wonder (1-2) by Tommy Wonder

Tommy Wonder - The Books of Wonder (1-2)Content includes 630 miracle magic! PDFThe EffectNever ..

$4.99 $15.99

Runes Of Tomorrow by Tom Stone

Runes Of Tomorrow by Tom Stone

Runes of Tomorrow is the usual Tom Stone stuff: 'Surprising', 'unique, and' astonishingly insightful..

$2.99 $6.78

357 by Tom Lauten

357 by Tom Lauten

Tom Lauten - 357 Russia dangerous turntable I believe we have seen, this can be regarded as its mag..

$1.99 $4.99

F*Ck Street Magic by Todd Diamond

F*Ck Street Magic by Todd Diamond

Todd Diamond - F * ck Street Magic Video Demo: http://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com/video/clips/DVD1..

$1.99 $4.99

Slush Powder by Tod Buchanan

Slush Powder by Tod Buchanan

Professional solidification powder Tutorial Tod Buchanan - Slush Powder about solidification powd..

$1.69 $3.98

Fade by Titanas

Fade by Titanas

Titanas - FADE A series of incredible magic coin , not only to fool the average person , even a mag..

$1.69 $3.98

Scrolls by Tim Converse

Scrolls by Tim Converse

Scrolls, marvelous, wonderful and secret things were written upon them. Now, a new kind of Scroll.Sc..

$6.99 $13.48

There's No Such Thing As Hypnosis (1-10)

There's No Such Thing As Hypnosis (1-10)

Ultimate Hypnosis Lectures There's No Such Thing As Hypnosis (1-10) Here is the brief info:Amazing t..

$5.99 $9.49

Practical Mental Magic by Theodore Annemann

Practical Mental Magic by Theodore Annemann

Theodore Annemann - Practical Mental MagicPDFThe EffectMind reading, thought transmission, prophecy,..

$1.69 $5.89

The Sankey Sanders Sessions (1-2)

The Sankey Sanders Sessions (1-2)

The Sankey Sanders Sessions (1-2) Exchange of teaching from Jay Sankey with Richard Sanders ,..

$1.99 $4.98

Aquarius (Cap In Bottle) by The Enchantment

Aquarius (Cap In Bottle) by The Enchantment

Magic bottle caps into teaching The Enchantment - Aquarius (Cap In Bottle)The Enchantment since issu..

$2.99 $5.89

Abyss by The Enchantment

Abyss by The Enchantment

Coin into the bottle magic teaching The Enchantment - AbyssRevolutionary coin into the bottle , the ..

$2.99 $5.89

The Darwin Ortiz Collection (1-10)

The Darwin Ortiz Collection (1-10)

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Card Magic The Darwin Ortiz Collection (1-10) Darwin Ortiz card magic g..

$3.99 $6.99

Weapons Of Mass Deception by Steven Youell

Weapons Of Mass Deception by Steven Youell

Steven Youell - Weapons of Mass DeceptionPDFThe second in a series of lecture notes, Weapons of Mass..

$2.99 $5.89

Fair Play by Steve Haynes

Fair Play by Steve Haynes

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Steve Haynes - Fair Play Demonstration effect :http://www.pengui..

$1.69 $3.98

Spectacle by Stephen Minch

Spectacle by Stephen Minch

Stephen Minch - SpectaclePDFSpectacle offers a stellar selection of new magic for every taste and ab..

$1.99 $4.99

Mentalities (1-2) by Stefan Olschewski

Mentalities (1-2) by Stefan Olschewski

Stefan Olschewski - Mentalities (1-2)   "It's wonderful!!! Creative thinking both in an..

$1.99 $4.23

Tags: Astonishing, Essays, (1-10)

Recommend

Legacy (Hugh Miller) by Al Koran

Legacy (Hugh Miller) by Al Koran

Al Koran - Legacy (Hugh Miller)PDFThe book contains most of the original material but virtually ever..

$2.99 $6.68

Sidewinder by Akira Fujii

Sidewinder by Akira Fujii

The 'Sidewinder' accelerates your card work. You can control a card from the middle of the deck. But..

$1.99 $4.99

Magic Heaven (1-7) by Akira Fujii

Magic Heaven (1-7) by Akira Fujii

Akira Fujii - Magic Heaven (1-7) Japan Close-up magic Vol 1 Close Up Magic Vol 2. Bar Magic Vol..

$1.99 $4.73

Encyclopedia Of Card Magic by Akira Fujii

Encyclopedia Of Card Magic by Akira Fujii

Akira Fujii - Encyclopedia of Card Magic Asian poker master Akira Fujii poker magic teaching , Dura..

$1.99 $4.99

Control Collection by Akira Fujii

Control Collection by Akira Fujii

2015 CARDS technique Control Collection by Akira Fujii This DVD explains four card control techniqu..

$1.99 $4.99

Coins Akiras by Akira Fujii

Coins Akiras by Akira Fujii

Akira Fujii - Coins Akiras Legendary Japanese magician Akira fujii coin magic , penguin hot. Ori..

$1.69 $3.98

Cross by Agus Tjiu

Cross by Agus Tjiu

Agus Tjiu - CrossJust The Teaching,No Gimmick!http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S18870$29.96A very visua..

$1.99 $4.99

Just Think by Adrian Sullivan

Just Think by Adrian Sullivan

Adrian Sullivan - Just Think ( required specific props ) Demonstration effect :http://www.penguinm..

$1.99 $4.99

The Bathrobe Costume Change by Adrian Soler

The Bathrobe Costume Change by Adrian Soler

Adrian Soler - The Bathrobe Costume Change The curtain opens and you are caught by surprise, ..

$1.99 $4.99

Laser Anywhere (1-2) by Adrian Man

Laser Anywhere (1-2) by Adrian Man

CD Phantom Adrian Man - Laser AnyWhere (1-2) Adrian will personally all the tricks for you on CD ..

$1.99 $4.99

Extreme Cd Manipulation (1-2) by Adrian Man

Extreme Cd Manipulation (1-2) by Adrian Man

Adrian Man - Extreme CD Manipulation (1-2) Ultimate stage means teaching CD magician from Hong Ko..

$1.99 $4.48

Euphoria by Adrian Guerra And Vernet

Euphoria by Adrian Guerra And Vernet

2015 Awards Solitaire flow Adrian Guerra and Vernet - Euphoria In 1994, Adrian Guerra (Ramblar) th..

$1.99 $4.99

Arbey Plus by Adolfo Masyebra

Arbey Plus by Adolfo Masyebra

Adolfo Masyebra - Arbey Plus ..

$1.69 $4.48

Firework by Adlo Colombini

Firework by Adlo Colombini

Adlo Colombini - Firework Surprisingly and easy poker magic combination . The presence of a total..

$1.99 $4.99

The Working Man by Adam Wilber

The Working Man by Adam Wilber

Adam Wilber - The Working Man Several professional magic process lets you become a professiona..

$1.99 $4.23

The Worker Part (1-2) by Adam Wilber

The Worker Part (1-2) by Adam Wilber

Adam Wilber - The Worker Part 1-2 E 's latest release of Adam Wilber 's professional process , ar..

$1.99 $4.23

To Top