Les secrets des mentalistes
Author: Pascal Le Guern, Tibor le mentaliste
Illusion ? Hasard ? Paranormal ? Magie ? Le mentalisme joue avec notre perception de la réalité. Il ouvre les portes du pouvoir de notre cerveau et de la manipulation. Prédire des événements, lire dans les pensées, créer des coïncidences, deviner des informations secrètes, résoudre des calculs complexes, déplacer des objets par la force de l’esprit... Découvrez pas à pas les secrets des plus grands numéros de mentalisme et apprenez à réaliser facilement ces expériences aussi simples que bluffantes ! Un ouvrage original et interactif (QR code vidéo), qui vous permettra, avec un peu d’entraînement, d’épater les plus sceptiques de vos amis. Pascal Le Guern, prestidigitateur et auteur d’une dizaine de livres sur la magie, est aussi journaliste chroniqueur à France Info. Ancien présentateur à Europe 1, il a passé plusieurs années comme producteur à Radio France et anime des conférences et des formations à la prise de parole auprès de grands groupes industriels. Sous son nom de scène Tibor le mentaliste, Stéphane Krausz est créateur d’expériences et de spectacles de mentalisme originaux. Il est par ailleurs réalisateur de documentaires pour la télévision. « Pascal et Stéphane ont été mes deux professeurs particuliers de magie et de mentalisme. Je suis heureux qu’ils vous révèlent des méthodes simples pour que vous vous amusiez, vous aussi, à étonner votre entourage. » Bernard Werber « Ce livre alterne théorie, histoire, témoignages et pratique sans autre prétention que de vous faire rêver en jouant avec votre esprit. » Éric Antoine
Magic For Dummies
Author: David Pogue
Publisher: For Dummies
You don’t need a white tiger, expensive props, or hours of preparation to do magic. With a little practice, some clever misdirection (which lays at the heart of all magic tricks), and showmanship, you can surprise family, friends, and coworkers using a few everyday items! If you’re looking to saw a beautiful women in half or make buildings disappear, we’re sorry, but this book isn’t you. But if you want to act out little miracles that you can perform on the spur of the moment with items that are usually within reach, then Magic For Dummies can show you how. Magic For Dummies features more than 90 easy-to-perform deceptions, illusions, and sleights of hand for any event or occasion. You’ll discover how to perform entertaining card tricks, coin tricks, disappearing acts, as well as the always-popular mind reading trick. You’ll even see how easy it is to make money disappear as well as melt a saltshaker! Chock-full of show-stopping tricks, Magic For Dummies will: Get you started with easy-to-learn magic tricks Let you turn a restaurant into a your stage with tricks that include utensils, mugs, and even food Show you how to use a deck of cards to perform endless magic tricks Make you the life of the party with tricks such as “Call This Number,” “The Strength Test,” and “The Phantom Photo” Get you out of tough situations by giving you ten things to say when things go wrong Filled with photos, patter, and presentation tips for every trick in the book, Magic For Dummies offers a great opportunity to become familiar with some of the coolest magic tricks ever performed. With the help of author David Pogue and the stunning tricks contributed by thirty-five of America’s top professional magicians, you’ll be leaving your friends, family, and coworkers spellbound at your mastery of the mystical arts.
Anyone can practice magic to improve their everyday lives. Practical Magic for Beginners is a straightforward introduction to magical practice for Christians, Pagans, Jews, atheists, and people of all religious traditions. This comprehensive training course presents the foundations of spellcraft and ritual magic through short, simple exercises. Readers explore their energy and senses, and then move on to developing skills in extrasensory perception, divination, and introspection. Magical timing, magical processes, ritual space and tools, journaling, and dreamwork are explained and discussed in depth. This nondenominational guidebook also includes twenty rituals related to friendship, love, prosperity, health, and other common concerns.
Author: Albert Allis Hopkins
Chapters in this book include trick photography, chronophotography and the projection of motion pictures. We find here evidence of the popularity and connections between magic and photography at the turn of the century, which is depicted effectively in the recent movie The Illusionist. Of course, the first photographers, such as Louis Daguerre, were magicians and masters of stage illusions.
In magical terms, the book is a practical guide to the proper evocation of and communication with spiritual, magical and divine entities. It is perhaps the only truly significant modern study of direct contact with the universal teachers -- the other major works in the field are products of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation periods. But beyond that, there is a fascinating glimpse into a complete magical universe. Bardon outlines a totally new and original hierarchy of magic, from the spirits of the four elements to those of the various planets, and even to each degree of the zodiac. Included with the names and descriptions of the various entities are a collection of previously unknown magical sigils, as well as a true account of ancient astrology. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction The High Priestess PART I: MAGIC The Magical Aids The Magic Circle The Magic Triangle The Magic Censer The Magic Mirror The Magic Lamp The Magic Wand The Magic Sword, Dagger and Trident The Magic Crown, Cap and Magus-Band The Magical Garment The Magical Belt Further Magical Aids The Pentacle, Lamen or Seal The Book of Magic Formulae In the Domain of the Spirit Beings Advantages and Disadvantages of Evocational Magic The Spiritus Familiaris or Serving Spirits Magical Evocation The Practice of Magical Evocation PART II: HIERARCHY 1. The Beings of the Four Elements 2. Some Original Intelligences of the Zone Girdling the Earth 3. The 360 Heads of the Zone Girdling the Earth 4. The Intelligences of the Moon Sphere 5. The 72 Intelligences of the Mercury Zone 6. The Intelligences of the Venus Sphere 7. The Genii of the Sun Sphere 8. The Intelligences of the Mars Sphere 9. The Genii of the Jupiter Sphere 10. The Saturn Sphere 11. The Spheres of Uranus and Pluto 12. Intercourse with the Beings, Genii and Intelligences of all Spheres by Mental Travelling 13. Magical Talismanology Epilogue PART III: ILLUSTRATIONS - 1. Being of the four elements - 2. Some original intelligences of the zone girdling of Earth - 3. The 360 Heads of the zone girdling the Earth - 4. Intelligences of the Moon Sphere - 5. The 72 intelligences of the Mercury Zone - 6. Intelligences of the Venus Sphere - 7. Genii of the Sun Sphere - 8. Genii if the Jupiter Sphere
This giant-sized collection explains how to perform over 600 professional card tricks, devised by the world's greatest magicians. The finest single compendium available, the book features a clear style that makes the instructions easy to follow.
"With a title derived literally from the explorations of the French in the Pacific and metaphorically from classroom encounters with another culture - both of which form important subsections to the volume - Explorations and Encounters in French actively seeks to unite those fields of enquiry sometimes seen as separate, namely, culture and language. The essays selected for inclusion in Explorations and Encounters in French bring together many of the current research strands in French Studies today, tapping into current pedagogical trends, analysing contemporary events in France, examining the Franco-Australian past, while reviewing teaching practice and the culture of teaching. Collectively, the essays reflect the common engagement with language, culture and society that characterizes the community of French teachers and scholars in Australia and abroad."--University of Adelaide Press webpage.
"60,000 actual-size illustrations"--Cover.
Alchemy and Kabbalah
Author: Samael Aun Weor
Publisher: Glorian Publishing
The most ancient sciences in the world are Alchemy and Kabbalah, which constitute the practical, spiritual knowledge hidden in the depths of every great religion and mystical tradition. Modern scientists are only recently discovering what these ancient teachings have always known: that we are a part of a multidimensional universe, and that our consciousness, our awareness, can expand to perceive matter and energy that are invisible to the flesh. Just as physics and chemistry illuminate our understanding of the physical world, Alchemy and Kabbalah constitute a scientific method to awaken the consciousness and fully develop the human being, opening the doors to vast worlds that are hidden from the physical senses. This awakening or alchemical birth requires a precise scientific method, for everything that exists depends upon causes and conditions. Hidden in centuries of mystical texts and obscure drawings are the specific instructions that lead towards the opening of their inner senses and the entrance into a higher life. The Philosopher's Stone, the secret of transmuting lead into gold, and many other sacred mysteries long restricted to initiates who had proven their trustworthiness were publicly revealed for the first time by the author Samael Aun Weor. These mystical sciences are hidden in the twenty-two primary Tarot cards, whose origins and precise meanings have never before now been publicly revealed. Now, see for yourself how these ancient traditions are all truly one science. Discover the keys to unlock the mysteries hidden in scriptures, mystical texts, and enigmatic images, and most importantly the mysteries hidden within us.
Author: John W. Baldwin
This book makes use of vivid primary documents to provide a fascinating portrait of Paris in the year 1200: a key moment in its history, when the modern French capital was being born.
Under No Illusion
Author: Paul Daniels
Publisher: Blake Pub
For decades, magician Paul Daniels has captured the imagination of audiences throughout the world. Now, at last, his secrets are unmasked as the magician speaks frankly in his autobiography.
This two-volume book gives as comprehensive a history as can be achieved at the present time of a family of card games that originated in the first quarter of the XV century, and is therefore one of the very oldest still practiced. It is the family of games played with the Tarot pack. Contrary to popular belief, the Tarot pack was not invented for fortune-telling or any other occult purpose: that was an accretion dating from the late XVIII century. It was invented to play a new kind of card game: its great contribution was to introduce the idea of trumps into card play. The games spread to France and Switzerland in the early XVI century, and subsequently over almost the whole of Europe. In doing so, it developed a great multiplicity of different forms: the family is far more diverse than any other, while retaining a constant central core. This book will gather material that is widely scattered and very hard to come by, a good deal of it not otherwise accessible in print at all. It will therefore be an indispensable reference work for all who are interested in the history of this game or any particular branch of it. It will also give examples, more instructive than could be given fr
Author: Sofie Lachapelle
Conjuring Science explores the history of magic shows and scientific entertainment. It follows the frictions and connections of magic and science as they occurred in the world of popular entertainment in France from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth century. It situates conjurers within the broader culture of science and argues that stage magic formed an important popular conduit for science and scientific enthusiasm during this period. From the scientific recreations of the fairs to the grand illusions of the theatre stage and the development of early cinema, conjurers used and were inspired by scientific and technological innovations to create illusions, provoke a sense of wonder, and often even instruct their audience. In their hands, science took on many meanings and served different purposes: it was a set of pleasant facts and recreational demonstrations upon which to draw; it was the knowledge presented in various scientific lectures accompanied by optical projections at magic shows; it was the techniques necessary to create illusions and effects on stage and later on at the cinema; and it was a way to separate conjuring from the deceit of mediums, mystical showmen and quacks in order to gain a better standing within an increasingly scientifically-minded society.