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Hello all,

Hope someone can help. I am trying to find the basic of magic for a report my wife is doing. The "Levitation, Transposition, Penitration, etc..." but I cannot remember them all. Does anyone have a resource for this, or know them? I think there are 7 in total. Thanks in advance!

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"The Trick Brain" by Darrel Fitzkee contains several such lists. Someone stole my copy otherwise I'd list them.
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Appearance, Disappearance, Transposition (a combination of both Appearance & Disappearance), Transformation, Penetration, Levitation, Animation, Mutilation (and restoration, we hope!). That makes 8, but as you can see, Transposition can be done away with, if you wish. Transformation can be subdivided into a great many other things, such as transforming shape, color, size, substance, and so on.
These are physical magic effects.

Then there are the mental magic effects- Telepathy, Divination, Clairvoyance, Prediction (or Prophecy), Psychometry, Telekinisis (similar to Animation in the physical list)and Spiritism. Many a bar fight has started over what should and shouldn't be included on these lists but I don't think your wife will want to get involved with that unless she has a good right hook.

Any magic effect you can think of should fit into one of the above categories.
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Hi - thank you all! (I know I posted this in the wrong spot too - very sorry!)

Jaz - I cannot access that link. Cold you post it here or email me it by PM or something? Thanks again!

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Here's the post you were citing:

On 2005-12-22 17:24, Jaz wrote:
They can be broken down to less.
A Penetration may be considered a Transposition.
Anti-Gravity an Animation.
Here a list.
How would you break it down??
19 Basic Magic Effects

Production (Appearance, creation, multiplication)
Vanish (Disappearance, obliteration)
Transposition (Change in location)
Transformation (Change in appearance. character or identity)
Penetration (One solid through another)
Restoration (Making the destroyed whole)
Animation (Movement imparted to the inanimate)
Anti-Gravity (Levitation and change in weight)
Attraction (Mysterious adhesion)
Sympathetic Reaction (Sympathetic response)
Invulnerability (Injury proof)
Physical Anomaly (Contradictions, abnormalities, freaks)
Spectator Failure (Magicians' challenge)
Control (Mind over the inanimate)
Identification (Specific discovery)
Thought Reading (Mental perception, mind reading)
Thought Transmission (Thought projection and transference)
Prediction (Foretelling the future)
Extra-Sensory Perception (Unusual perception, other than mind) all the coins I've dropped here
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