This Is Not A Book by Robert Neale - Book

Price $47.00

+ Earn $2 reward points [What are these?]

 Shipping Time: Usually Ships in 1 Business Day!
Quantity Guaranteed - More than 24 units left!



Add to Cart:




Better Together Discount
Buy this item, get a Crimson Resurrection Deck (Limited Edition) by Dan Sperry - Trick at 50% off (discount deducted during checkout...add both items to cart to qualify!)

This Is Not A Book
by Robert E. Neale

Wonder and magic surround us, yet we need a guide to see them. Historically, that guide is the magician-and Robert E. Neale is the celebrated mapmaker for this terra incognita.

This new Neale collection explores the sphere of close-up magic without playing cards. In the process, it expands the borders of magic in ways never before seen. Neale takes magicians at their word when they claim their job is to provoke wonder in their audiences. As he explains in his introduction, "there are many effects ahead that are not tricks, because I am more interested in magic than I am in tricks."

Beginning with the title of his book, echoing René Magritte's famous comment on the deceptive quality of all art, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe," Neale begins to demonstrate how illusory our perception is and how fuzzy the borders are between the real and the unreal. Using uncomplicated sleights and props, he dares magicians to seek wonder in ways that are new and unexpected by both audiences and other magicians.
  • In Robin's Nest he recalls a youthful mistake and the miracle that resulted from it.
  • In Breaking Bread he resurrects an ancient Middle-Eastern ritual that produces an astonishing result and a humorous observation on the leaders of movements.
  • In The Treasure Hunt a woman makes a dream-journey to foreign lands that eventually leads her to just the right message to discover an elusive treasure.
  • In Countermanded someone receives a chilling message from the spirit world, and the unexpected ability to find humor in it.
  • In The First Mystery the true meaning of the events in the Garden of Eden is revealed with only six illustrated cards and an old sock.
  • An old puzzle, the Bashful Lock, becomes a metallic con game.
  • A color-changing knife becomes the instrument for telling a tale of love and tragedy.
  • Three coins bring together a collector with the ghost of Judas.

And further original mysteries are evoked from topological wonders such as the Hypercard, the Trapdoor Card and some amazing origami folds.

In all, This Is Not a Book guides the reader through a world of more than thirty excursions into wonder, surprise and mystery, with full presentations designed for close-up magicians and motivational speakers not afraid of mixing some meaning with their magic and entertainment. This is not a book—it is a blossoming of wonder and new places to find it.

Pages 410 - Deluxe Hardcover; 290 illustrations by Earle Oakes.


Better Together Discount
Buy this item, get a Crimson Resurrection Deck (Limited Edition) by Dan Sperry - Trick at 50% off (discount deducted during checkout...add both items to cart to qualify!)


  • Manufactured by:
    Hermetic Press, Inc.



Estimated Arrival: Saturday 24 September, 2016.

Customers who bought this product also purchased...
The Magic of Celebrating Illusion by Robert Neale and Larry Hass - Book

The Magic of Celebrating Illusion by Robert E. Neale In this first installment of his long-awaited Trilogy of Magic, Robert E. Neale uncovers the ... more info -

$29.95
Sale: $22.46
Save: 25% off
Shipping Time: usually ships within 1 business day!
( Availability Limited - 18 left!)


Magic Matters by Robert Neale and Larry Hass - Book

Robert E. Neale is a prolific creator of magic tricks and presentations, which are performed by magicians all over the world. He is also a leading ... more info -

$40.00
Shipping Time: usually ships within 1 business day!
( Availability Limited - 12 left!)


Revolutionary Card Technique by Ed Marlo

Here it is-the legendary Ed Marlo's entire "Revolutionary Card Technique" series all together in one volume! With over 500 pages, more ... more info -

$69.95
Sale: $52.46
Save: 25% off
Shipping Time: usually ships within 1 business day!
(Availability Not Guaranteed - 3 left!)


52 Memories (Retrospective Edition) by Andi Gladwin
Sign Up for our Newsletter

Ask a question about the This Is Not A Book by Robert Neale - Book





1 HOUR SALE!

Coin Thru Bill by Johnny Wong
Coin Thru Bill by Johnny Wong
Was $54.95

Now: $21.98

60% Off!
HURRY! Only 1 Left!

Reward Points

No points earned yet on current order.
Log in to see how many reward points you have already earned

Manufacturer Info

Login

Testimonials

This place is awesome!

This is the best magic store in the world. Beats ellusionist and penguin magic. Similar prices to penguin but much much faster shipping and that is...
Read More ->


Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

Item received great service and fast shipping, communication with this store is really great! Thanks from 'Italy
Read More ->


Amazing

Seriously amazing service. The communication was incredible, and the support was the best I've ever had from any magic store ever. Thanks so much...
Read More ->


Whoa

If there is really magic, this site is it! I have never seen a better site for magic products. I had my doubts for free shipping, but my products...
Read More ->


Great magic shop

This is a great magic shop huge selection of trick friendly Highly recommend this site long time customer
Read More ->


Have an Effect?

Submit A Trick