Tales of Enchantment (The Art of Magic) by Walt Anthony (Book)
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Walt weaves many colorful stories into a magical carpet ride of adventure! This impressive book is rich in mythic images that will inspire you to think and feel deeply about our ancient art." -Jeff McBride
Introduction by Kostya Kimlat
Foreword by Robert E. Neale
Edited by Ed Solomon
(Autographed bookplate included!)
A lifetime of practical material is explored in this book: presentations, stagecraft, effects, performance technique, magic anecdotes; all from a full-time professional entertainer’s thirty-plus year career.
This book has become one of those books that sets a standard within the magic world for years to come.” In this 270 page book, you will learn new routines and original magic presentations. You will learn skills and tools for thinking imaginatively and creatively.
You’ll be exposed to a dynamic writing style that makes you feel comfortable while challenging you to become more innovative and go beyond simple “patter” or standard magic.
It really is one of the most inspirational books about approaching Magic as an Art-Form. The author’s personal routines and stories come to life and will help create “Real Magic” for your audience.
In fact, if you don’t think of new ideas as you are reading this book (and find yourself reliving a bit of the giddiness you enjoyed as a kid when you visited a magic shop, unwrapped a new trick, or saw something that really amazed you) well then, you're not fully living your magical life!
If my house were burning down, I'd grab my wife and kids, wallet and important papers... and this book.
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Applicable to anyone who has something to say with their magic. It would be great if this book became a classic work that was required reading for all students of our craft.
Steve Spill (Magicopolis)
Walt has the ability to show you how to take an ordinary trick, and make an extraordinary effect out of it. This is like learning directly from a master of showmanship.
Robin DeWitt (Kardor)
This could easily become the next "foundation" book, joining the ranks of Strong Magic and others. If you want some new ways to see your magic, this is a "must-read".
His ability to impart knowledge is quickly seen, while the level of his love of magic and storytelling is something we should all aspire to.
Scott Grossberg (Thinking Magically)
Walt’s attention to detail, his research and classical attitude towards magic are evident throughout the book, as is his excellent advice.
It made the light go on for me, and literally saved my interest in magic. Thank you for making it available.
A chapter a night and let my mind wander to places I have never been.
Chris Handa (Castle Blood)
This is the book I wanted and looked for I first returned to magic.
Courtney Kolb (Seadog)
Have a question about this product?
I have a few good books. Actually, I have most of the recommended books. Ortiz, Tarbell, McCabe,
Bobo, Wilson's, Fitzkee, etc. Just scratching the surface of my small collection. They are all
important. But they are basically variations of technique books. Technique of tricks or stage craft
and such. All vital info of course, but I feel Tales of Enchantment is, for me, one of the most
important books in my collection. It looks at who you are, persona, the stories and ambiance. This
book illustrates a world beyond 'here is a trick and here is another trick. If my house were burning
down, I'd grab my wife and kids, wallet and important papers... and this book.
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