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magnets

Postby Brian Marks » April 27th, 2009, 12:29 am

where might I find books with routines that use magnets as a method?

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Re: magnets

Postby jason156 » April 27th, 2009, 4:58 am

Maybe:

Magic With Science by Walter B. Gibson, copyright 1968

http://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Magic-Tr ... 878257862#

A lot of science books aimed at children and teenagers have
clever experiments that utilize magnetism, check your local library

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Re: magnets

Postby Dave V » April 27th, 2009, 3:08 pm

I once saw a magic book titled "Magneticoins." It was published by Paul Diamond in 1971. I should have bought it when I had the chance.

Here's a list of topics in that book:

http://magicref.tripod.com/booksjr/kraftmagnetic1.htm
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Re: magnets

Postby Brian Marks » April 27th, 2009, 4:24 pm

I am attracted to this method.

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Re: magnets

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 27th, 2009, 6:04 pm

Steve Dusheck has explored this to some extent. He's a clever guy.
There's also a showpiece in Art of Closeup magic volume 1 using different colored magnets (red, blue...)

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Re: magnets

Postby Mark Pettey » April 28th, 2009, 9:26 am

Rachel Columbini has a nice little booklet that comes with a small set of magnets. The booklet is titled Magnets for Magic, costs $10, and is available from the website she runs with Aldo...

www.wildcolumbini.com

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Re: magnets

Postby Bill Mullins » April 28th, 2009, 6:47 pm

Pavel had a set of lecture notes or a booklet on tricks with magnets.

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Re: magnets

Postby Talbot » April 29th, 2009, 11:36 am

Two more sources....

"Magnetic Magic" published by Klutz books
"Dot's Magic" by Bob McAllister, some great effects using tiny neodymium magnets.

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Re: magnets

Postby hrapovik » May 5th, 2009, 10:49 pm

I don't know in terms of books, but if you are interested in magnets, Outlaw has Scorption an Relic, which you might be interested in checking out.

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Re: magnets

Postby Joe Mckay » May 6th, 2009, 2:45 pm

The reason magnets work is to do with Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity.

magnets/relativity - wikipedia

I saw a thing in a Martin Gardner book which could be used in a mentalism trick/mental card effect. The idea actually made use of Quantum Mechanics. An interesting idea might be a show where you do some tricks - then teach how the tricks are done - and teach the science behind the tricks. Perhaps that is what Science Magic is? I am guessing a similar thing happens in Gospel Magic. You do a trick and then talk about how it a metaphor for a wider moral/religious teaching...

Waaay off topic - apologies! BTW The Quantum Mechanics thingy can be found in the following book:

Martin Gardner Book

What is more relevent about the book above is that it contained a very clever self-contained levitation of a paperclip (which could be kept on permanent display). It makes use of a jam jar, a magnet, some sticky tape and some invisible thread. You should work it out from that...

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Re: magnets

Postby Spellbinder » May 9th, 2009, 9:25 am

Wikipedia is a good example of why "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing." In attempting to explain how magnetism works, they have ignored the relationship between electro-magnetism and space-time expansion...but none of that information or dis-information will help a magician who merely wants a couple of magic books containing tricks that use magnets as the modus operandi.

On my site, I have "Magnetic Personality" and "Feather Flight" in The Wizards' Journal #2, although electricity creeps into the latter effect and goes completely overboard in the "Electronic Crystal Ball."

"Pom Pom Critters" in The Wizards' Journal #13, and "Hank the Ghost Hank" in The Wizards' Journal #16 make use of magnets in a variety of ways.

"Talking Greeting Cards" in The Wizards' Journal #17 also uses magnets, but surprisingly "Baubles, Bangles, Rings and Beads" does not (much), but uses uses a new technology attractant far removed from magnetism. If I ever finish "What's Next Exposed", you can add that to the list in The Wizards' Journal #17. Sorry they are not all grouped together in a single book, but you can put together your own collection if you wish.
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Re: magnets

Postby Matt R » May 20th, 2009, 5:40 pm

Don't forget "Magnetrix" by Theo Dore - Published by Micky Hades, 1971. I think this is out-of-print. It has 24 tricks covered over 54 pages.

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Re: magnets

Postby timbrown » May 20th, 2009, 6:38 pm

Duotech II by Jon Jensen. Really great routine

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Re: magnets

Postby Talbot » May 21st, 2009, 11:44 am

Check out the book "Driving Force", a great resource on everything about magnets.

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Re: magnets

Postby Jonathan Townsend » May 21st, 2009, 12:12 pm

Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: magnets

Postby mrgoat » May 21st, 2009, 1:18 pm

Now you can get magnets safely put under your skin, anyone met a magician that has had this done for an effect?

That would be dedication.

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Re: magnets

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » May 21st, 2009, 1:47 pm

Believe it or not a guy came into Midwest Magic (shop in Franklin Park, Illinois)6 months or so ago who had a magnet implanted under his skin.Didn't believe him at first until he started to show us some stuff using it and let us feel it there.

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Re: magnets

Postby David Alexander » May 25th, 2009, 9:41 am

This was done deliberately several years ago. See http://www.bmezine.com/news/guest/20060331.html and http://www.wired.com/gadgets/mods/news/2006/06/71087 for the details.


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