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Terrible Wizard
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I don't have a huge range, but for me it's Mark Wilson's Course, Encyclopedia of Card Tricks and the Card College series.

Which books do you keep going back to again and again?
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High Caliber by John Bannon

Coin Magic by Richard Kaufman

Close Up and Personal by David Regal
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Steven Leung
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The Magic of Ascanio Volume 1 Structural Conception of Magic - Ascanio
The Five Points - Juan Tamariz
The Magic Way - Juan Tamariz
Dear Mister Fantasy - John Bannon
Most memorable moment - with Maestro Juan Tamariz & Consuelo Lorgia in FISM Busan 2018.

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The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi. I love this book! I love the beautiful Ton Onosaka illustrations and I love the elegant magic contained within its pages.

There is a phase in Takagi's linking ring routine where the magician unlinks his two rings but the spectator cannot unlink the chain of two. Instead of ridiculing the spectator, Takagi steps behind the spec and assists in unlinking the two rings. It utilizes a devious and subtle switch of the rings. I prefer this strategy to the part in Pop Haydn's routine where the spec is left standing there hopelessly tugging at that chain of two.

There is phenomenal magic with silks, rope, cards, thumb tie, linking rings, and his famous Takagi cup routine. Takagi was a master, Japan's Vernon.
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Our Magic, The Card Magic of Nick Trost, Expert Card Technique, and Magic In Mind
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'Which books do you constantly go back to?'

Well, firstly, my own notebooks Smile

And then all the standard classics - more or less.
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Must admit I love Tenyoism. Great for a quick hit of happiness when I need some inspiration...
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High Caliber by John Bannon
Card Magic of Nick Trost
One Degree -John Guastaferro
A Piece of My Mind - Michael Murray
Rupert Pupkin
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Fulves' Self-Working series
Revolutionary Card Technique
Expert Card Technique
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Karl Fulves books and Harry Lorayne books, mostly.
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Every year I re-read Eugene Burger's Mastering the Art of Magic. It serves as a reminder of what is important in presenting magic. Great book.
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On Oct 22, 2016, NeverMind wrote:
Karl Fulves books and Harry Lorayne books, mostly.

Karl Fulves self working card tricks / mental magic are two that I go back to every few years. Also, material from Anneman, Banachek and Max Maven.
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Dingle, Hamnan, Jennings, Curry and Vernon
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Glen Guldbeck
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Ascanio "The Structural Conception of Magic". Re-reading it currently with highlighter pen in hand.

Darwin Ortiz "Strong Magic"

Alex Elmsley "Collected Works" volumes
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Elmsley also and would add Lewis Jones
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Pure Effect and Absolute Magic by Derren Brown.
Alchemical Tools by Paul Brook.
Pygmalion Effect by Aaron Alexander

Other books I refer to when referencing methods or general research, but those I consistently look back at for their thinking.
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Psycho Seance book:
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Marlo - Revolutionary Card Technique
Lorayne - The Magic Book/CUCM

less often
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Thirteen Steps to Mentalism
Practical Mental Effects/Magic
Mind, Myth & Magick

Magic Page by Page

Anything by Karl Fulves

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Expert coin Magic, the books of wonder
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When you have he complete works of Hamman, Vernon, Marlo, Ortiz, Jennings, Waters, and The Tarbell series, you have all you need for your entire life to study, practice, present and enjoy.
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