Only 100 copies of this deluxe collector's edition were ever printed. Nicely clothbound and comes with a matching slipcase for protection. Each copy is signed and numbered by Darwin Ortiz.Darwin Ortiz continues the task he began in Strong Magic: to explore and raise the level of craft in magic. This time he presents a groundbreaking study of how laymen think and what it takes to amaze them.Darwin has earned a reputation for creating some of the strongest card effects in modern magic. Here, he reveals for the first time the principles and techniques that he follows in doing so. These insights will help you choose stronger effects, create stronger effects, and strengthen those effects youre already performing.If you've ever been puzzled by an audience's reaction or lack of it, this book will dispel the mystery. It gives you a new set of tools for understanding how magic works, why it sometimes doesn't, and how to make it work better. Never again will you be at a loss as to why an effect isn't playing well. Never again will you be at a loss as to what to do about it.If your goal is to provide your audiences with an unforgettable experience of impossibility, you'll find this book filled with insights to help you do so. It will teach you how to use the audience's own thinking patterns against them. It will show you how to turn puzzles into miracles. It will do something that few magic books can: change with way you think about magic. 200 pages. Hardbound.
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