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Hello All,
I am very new to the magic scene and was wondering if anyone could recommend a website or two that would help me get started with maybe a trick or two. Just some simple things to get the ball rolling.
Thanks a lot,
Desmanthus Smile
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Daniel Meadows
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You might be better picking up a book or video. There are many good starter buys listed around this site in various topics. What are your areas of interest in magic? Cards? Coins?
The reason why I would suggest this is so that you can see how interested you are, and it is always better to acquire things for yourself than to rely on things on the net. Are there any magic shops near you that you could go to talk to someone?
There are websites out there but I am not sure that this would be the best way to go about it.
Somewhere like:
might help you start your search.
Good luck.
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go to there is enough magic there for an entire career!
I second Neil's suggestion about, very good site with lots of info...

All the Best,

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Also, has some good basic tricks with detailed instructions.


p.s. I think it's

but I'm not too sure about that link.
Steve Friedberg
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And there are a number of websites out there that can teach you not only tricks, but about insights and the thinking that can make you a better magician as you master those tricks.

Try either or to see the latest from our hobby... a good site for easy-to-learn card tricks is
Also, try

I think you'll like what you see... and you'll definitely pick up some pointers.

"A trick does not fool the eyes, but fools the brain." -- John Mulholland
Blue Jockey
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I know a website. It's a very good website, with lots of information about magic on it. It doesn't have tricks, however, but is certainly a good starting place.

It's called:

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The learned pig and allmagic are good sources but for beginners it´s maybe a category too heavy. Books could be Harry Loraines "Magic Book". Another book called
"Klutz Book of Magic" (order via Amazon) is really good for beginners and comes with some great items..
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Why go for a search?

Haven´t you still got to the place of your dreams - this Cafe.

ASK, ASK, ASK, - the only thing I can say - we will help!!!

And don´t worry if the answer to is quite a long time - this can happen!

If there is no answer given to a question - THEN ASK IT AGAIN, and AGAIN!!! Or perhaps the better way - PM one (or more) of us!!!

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Or how about Mark Wilsons Course in Magic ....
Jason Fleming
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My vote is Magic for Dummies.
Great format, good explanations, outstanding list of authors.
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Martin H is "right on" about Harry Lorayne's The Magic Book.
Written for the lay public, it literally starts with the basics: i.e., how to shuffle a deck of cards, etc.
No props or anything fancy needed, other than a deck of cards, some coins, pencil, paper, and paper clips and the like.
It's first-rate for someone who wants a solid grounding in magic basics.
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You could try one of my websites, called, which includes many books suitable for beginners.

The site is far from finished (what site ever is?), but it might be worth a look.
Mark S. Farrar

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