Magic in Theory An Introduction to the Theoretical and Psychological Elements of Conjuring

by Peter Lamont, Professor Richard Wiseman

Magic in Theory An Introduction to the Theoretical and Psychological Elements of Conjuring Synopsis

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.

Magic in Theory An Introduction to the Theoretical and Psychological Elements of Conjuring Press Reviews

Magic in Theory is charmingly clear, admirably erudite and highly readable. The chapters are gently authoritative without being numbingly complex, and sober while avoiding 'academic' sterility. Highly recommended. -- Fortean Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9781902806501
Publication date: 27th April 2005
Author: Peter Lamont, Professor Richard Wiseman
Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Parapsychological studies, Occult studies, Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal,

About Peter Lamont, Professor Richard Wiseman

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.

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