13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms Deeper and Deeper by Jonathan Chase Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone Hiding. Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers. Front Cover. Henning Nelms. Courier Corporation, – Body, Mind & Spirit – pages. Nelms’ book is one of the most dog-eared ones on my shelf and is always within easy reach. For me, “Magic and Showmanship” transformed.

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That was one of my early books, along with The Amateur Magician’s Handbook.

I read this book when it first came out I bought my copy at the Iowa State University bookstore in or thereabouts and still consider it the most important tome in my mentalism library, with T.

David Freeman rated it really liked it Apr 07, Become a professional entertainer. You must engage your audience and make them want to see you. Pauley rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Books by Henning Nelms. Since you brought up Henry Hay’s “Amateur Magician’s Handbook” it reminded me that Kirk felt every conjuror should have to memorize the chapter called “The Magic State of Mind” and recite it to shhowmanship membership in any magic organization.


Like theatrical presentations, conjuring is an art of illusion. Nov 05, Chris Bauer rated it really liked it. Where it is good.

When I was a kid I had over a half dozen magic books, and that’s the only one I read cover to cover, every single word. Always thought that was wise. I will certainly track down the latter two. With books there were chapters and even entire books devoted to theory.

Bill Gebhards rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Return to Book Page. The text feels and is dated.

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Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Jan 09, Jhk rated it really liked it. Greg Arce Inner circle Posts. Maagic was a little puzzled at first but dove right in. Iain, thanks for the tip. Stuart Cumberland Loyal user Posts. Published April 13th by Dover Publications first published June I can understand that. How to get a message across.


Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Steve Suss Inner circle Posts. An incredibly detailed, comprehensive and extremely useful textbook.

Jun 18, Rob rated it liked it Shelves: I remember it being as creepy as the book. Nov 05, Ali Schultz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Useful showmansjip anyone not just magicians. In my estimation these two books stand out in mentalism for focusing on appearances, not methods.