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Magic-Daniel
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Hi guys.

What are some of the most quarded secrets in magic today? David Berglass has just released his work on ACAAN, which he held back for many, many years.
Armando Lucero also seems very protected about his work, although I think some of his methods are known. But I'm guessing he is holding some of his strongest stuff.
I'm also guessing a magician like Tamariz has some stuff hes holding very close to himself or a close few.

Are there still some closely quarded secrets held back in magic?

Daniel
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No.
None.
None at all
: )
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Ditto.
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On 2011-09-02 20:25, Magic-Daniel wrote:
David Berglass has just released his work on ACAAN, which he held back for many, many years.


Can someone point me to this? I can't find anything real.
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The problem with a secret that is held back is that it becomes a puzzle and a challenge and spurs solution methods which are wrong or right and that does not matter. If no-one can contest the method, then the secret solution is as good as the actual method.
Even effects that are available to buy have reverse engineering with bad solutions. They sometimes become a commercial product.

Once the effect is performed: if held back, someone will covet it and try to emulate it.

I have a few methods I am "holding back", but only a few people really care.
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Maybe where did Copperfield hide the Statue of Liberty, when he made it vanished? Smile
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On 2011-09-02 20:25, Magic-Daniel wrote:
Hi guys.

What are some of the most quarded secrets in magic today? David Berglass has just released his work on ACAAN, which he held back for many, many years.
Armando Lucero also seems very protected about his work, although I think some of his methods are known. But I'm guessing he is holding some of his strongest stuff.
I'm also guessing a magician like Tamariz has some stuff hes holding very close to himself or a close few.

Are there still some closely quarded secrets held back in magic?

Daniel


Daniel:

I hate to say this, but to be blunt, with the blatant disregard you seem to have for secrecy, as evidenced here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=431928&forum=115&4, you are very unlikely to even hear of what they are.

The most closely guarded secret I know of is the Hooker Card Rise.

All I know about it is this: there is more than one thing going on here.
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Among the most closely guarded secrets of the art:

Magic as performed by Indians - and no, I am not referring to Native Americans.
The real work on making magic truly magical - very few can do it
and...
The Hooker Card Rise, as mentioned by Bill above.
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The best way to keep a secret is to NOT TELL ANYONE you have a secret!
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Maybe where did Copperfield hide the Statue of Liberty, when he made it vanished? Smile

He paid off Brooklyn to look the other way while he hid it in Jersey.
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Guys! You're making this tooooo hard. The best guarded secret in magic is "how to make money... and lots of it"

It's a heck of a trick!

-Lee
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Also the best way too keep guard a secret? Put it in print;)
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On 2011-09-03 10:29, pabloinus wrote:
Maybe where did Copperfield hide the Statue of Liberty, when he made it vanished? Smile


That's actually been revealed in a mass market book.
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On 2011-09-02 20:25, Magic-Daniel wrote:
David Berglass has just released his work on ACAAN, which he held back for many, many years.


Can someone point me to this? I can't find anything real.


Go to Genii Forum. There is a book out that covers how he actually does it.

I will not go into any specifics here, but suffice it to say that you have to be a very convincing performer to pull it off.
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Ummmm... if they are secrets, should they not *stay* secret?

IMHO, the OP smacks of fishing for methods.

...

Or, I could just ditto what Bill said.
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On 2011-09-03 21:43, djkuttdecks wrote:
Guys! You're making this tooooo hard. The best guarded secret in magic is "how to make money... and lots of it"

It's a heck of a trick!

-Lee
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I can't tell you. Smile
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Indian Rope Trick. (Although diverse accounts of the trick have appeared in print, I believe the original one did not exist)
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On 2011-09-03 21:43, djkuttdecks wrote:
Guys! You're making this tooooo hard. The best guarded secret in magic is "how to make money... and lots of it"

It's a heck of a trick!

-Lee


It's like the difference between a magician and a large pizza.

A large pizza can feed a family of four.
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With the internet and a credit card, you can really discover almost any secret.
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