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[quote] On 2012-03-28 21:50, Michael Landes wrote: [quote] On 2012-03-04 14:35, Vlad_77 wrote: [quote] On 2012-02-28 18:07, Michael Landes wrote: If you seriously are looking for cheap, available texts that will help you become better. I can do no better than to recommend a tiny book available on Dover, called something like The Magic Of Alkazar. Does anyone know this book? It is ostensibly for children, but it is as good a master class in magic as I know of. Simple, straightforeward object lessons on every aspect of performing magic. And for once the advice is on the money. [/quote] To each his or her own but to place this book you mention ABOVE Greater Magic and The Tarbell Course in Magic (and I would add even The Mark Wilson Course) is rather interesting. I would love to get your thoughts on how Greater Magic and the hard back Tarbell volumes seem to be "less" for you than The Magic of Alkazar. Please understand that I ask out of curiosity. Ahimsa, Vlad [/quote] Hi Vlad, If you will re-read my short recommendation you will find that I don't place the Alkazar book above or below anything, I simply recommend it. the other two books are icons, while the Alkazar book is relatively unknown so I thought I mention it. Nonetheless, you will also note that I recommend it as among other things, cheap, which Greater Magic and Tarbell are not. Even used copies of those are quite expensice, while Alkazar is a couple of bucks. I will say this with regards to comparisons of the three however: apples oranges and pears. The three of them are so different as to not be comparable in any meaningful way. I do hold the Alkazar dearer to my heart than the other two, but that is a personal matter and hardly even worth noting. I'm glad I own and have studied all three. I'm mentioned my caveats to Greater Magic already. As to Tarbell, it's greatest virtue is also it's greatest weakness, it's size. It's not a book to read so much as an invaluable reference encyclopedia. It's easy to find people who've owned the lot for decades without reading a quarter of it, and why should they? One of the great virtues of Alkazar is it's extreme brevity. Anyone who starts it will read it through. Anyone serious who starts it will actually work it through like a course and that's exactly what it is, a short course in how to do good magic. And anyone who does will come out a better magician. Pretty good. ' [/quote]
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