A useful manual for any magician, or for anyone who wonders why the tricks seem so real, this guide examines the psychological aspects of a magician''s work. Exploring the ways in which human psychology plays into the methods of conjuring, rather than focusing on the individual tricks themselves, the book explains general principles of magic. Chapters on the use of misdirection, sleight of hand, and reconstruction, provide a better understanding of this ancient art and a section on psychics warns of their deceptive magic skills.
|Publication date:||27th April 2005|
|Author:||Peter Lamont, Professor Richard Wiseman|
|Publisher:||University of Hertfordshire Press|
|Categories:||Parapsychological studies, Occult studies, Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal,|
Peter Lamont is a research fellow at the Koestler Parapsychology unit at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick. Richard Wiseman heads the psychology research unit at the University of Hertfordshire. He is the author of The Luck Factor.More About Peter Lamont, Professor Richard Wiseman