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Topic: Are Harry Lorayne's Apocalypse books a must on a magician's shelf ?
Message: Posted by: Symmatrix (Feb 25, 2003 09:57AM)
Please post your thoughts here. Are Harry Lorayne's Apocalypse books recommended ?
Message: Posted by: EvanAndrews (Feb 25, 2003 10:01AM)
They are awesome books. There are tons upon tons of magic in all the books. I would like to buy them all myself. You could probably live off the magic in these books.
Message: Posted by: jhostler (Feb 25, 2003 11:10AM)
If you want a great collection for a lot less money, stick with the Collected Almanac.
Message: Posted by: Chris A. (Feb 25, 2003 11:29AM)
I, too, prefer Richard's Collected Almanac.

You can get it brand new (with shipping included!) for around $55.00.

Lots of good card and non-card stuff to have fun with.
Message: Posted by: GeorgeG (Feb 25, 2003 11:31AM)
I own Apocalypse and the material is top notch. You can't lose. I also agree that Richard's Almanac is great material. Get both and you're set for the rest of your magical life. :dance:
Message: Posted by: Chris A. (Feb 25, 2003 11:56AM)
He's probably bidding on e-bay for the set of 1-3 Apocalypse which is available for the next 20 minutes. It's up to around $172 last I checked.
Message: Posted by: mysticz (Feb 25, 2003 12:33PM)
Harry Lorayne's Apocalypse set the standard for close-up magic in the 1980s and 1990s. Many of the works of the best of today's thinkers and doers in the world of card, coin, and varied close-up magic are represented in the pages of Apocalypse. Few publications before or after have had the consistent quality of material that was offered during the 20-year run of Apocalypse.

IMO, if you don't have Apocalypse, you are really missing out.

Joe Z.
Message: Posted by: Terry (Feb 25, 2003 08:20PM)
Yes, but why is this urgent?

Lemme guess -
You and Harry have a bet as to how many responses you will get?

You are in line at the bookstore and they are closing in 1hr 45 mins?

You are on Celebrity Survivor and must have a double undercut shuffle routine to complete your Ambitious Aces routine?

Your mother asked for a birthday gift list?
Message: Posted by: magicgirl (Feb 25, 2003 10:46PM)
I won't repeat what everyone else here has said about Apocalypse because I agree. Get it - you won't be sorry. The best price I have seen on the books is at 1MagicShop - $54.95 for each book. I think that is the lowest price you could possibly get it for. You can check them out at:

http://www.1magicshop.com/
Message: Posted by: john blaze (Feb 25, 2003 11:40PM)
I love Apocalypse as well. Harry will beat any advertised (even on the interent) price. If you go through him, you can get them autographed. For the folks who like Apocalypse, what effects have you found from older and more recent issues that you actually perform, or want to one day?
Message: Posted by: Fred E. Bert (Feb 25, 2003 11:48PM)
As magicgirl said, tne Apocalypse books are only $54.95 at http://www.1magicshop.com/
PLUS, if you order over $100 of merchandise, SHIPPING IS FREE.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Feb 26, 2003 12:15AM)
I used to do the coins across in there.

And given the chance I will perform "Now!".

There are two coins through table methods in there I like.

There is a cute trick where a blank card in the cardbox sucks the ink off a selection.

Would you believe there is a cylinder and coins method in there that uses no gaff and where the vanish sequence starts two ahead? Really!

There is a copper silver coin transposition that happens leaving ungaffed coins in two spectator's hands even though it uses a gaff.

There is an oil and water handling that uses the full deck.

The Roth chink-a-chink, hanging coins and 'legendary four coin trick' are there.

Hope this helps,

Jonathan
Message: Posted by: cgscpa (Feb 26, 2003 10:53AM)
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On 2003-02-25 13:33, mysticz wrote:
Harry Lorayne's Apocalypse set the standard for close-up magic in the 1980s and 1990s. Many of the works of the best of today's thinkers and doers in the world of card, coin, and varied close-up magic are represented in the pages of Apocalypse. Few publications before or after have had the consistent quality of material that was offered during the 20-year run of Apocalypse.

IMO, if you don't have Apocalypse, you are really missing out.

Joe Z.
[/quote]

I have had the pleasure of being fooled, badly fooled and fried by Joe with effects he has learned from Apocalypse. If you want to be kept busy for some time and learn some great effects, Apocalypse is a great place to start.

Courtney
Message: Posted by: Reg Rozee (Feb 26, 2003 12:18PM)
[quote]
On 2003-02-26 00:40, john blaze wrote:
I love Apocalypse as well. Harry will beat any advertised (even on the interent) price. If you go through him, you can get them autographed.
[/quote]

How can you get them direct from Harry? His website only appears to offer his memory training material.

-bigwolf {*}
Message: Posted by: cgscpa (Feb 26, 2003 12:54PM)
Try this site:

http://lorayne.port5.com/

Lower part of the page states "Autographs upon request".
Message: Posted by: Macofchester (Mar 4, 2018 08:55AM)
If you are an experienced close-up magician, enjoy learning from books instead of CVs these books are brilliant. Great insight into a great magic mind, contributions from some of the worlds greats. My recommendation is to take your time reading the book, there is so much great content that its easy to overlook a gem.
Message: Posted by: magicthree (Mar 4, 2018 01:33PM)
If I only could only buy one thing ever in magic it would be all the Apocalyses.
Message: Posted by: magicthree (Mar 4, 2018 01:36PM)
One too many only's in that last post. Sorry about that.
Message: Posted by: MorrisCH (Mar 5, 2018 03:54AM)
Agree, I would not trade anyone with Apocalypses.
Message: Posted by: Terry Miller (Mar 10, 2018 11:10AM)
There was a lot of bad blood between them, but apocalypse, Richards Almanac, pallbearers, Chronicles, Epilogue... so much fantastic material. If I had to give up one...Id say why are you trying to make me give up these great books?
Message: Posted by: Joe Brewer (Mar 16, 2018 05:18PM)
[quote]On Feb 26, 2003, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Would you believe there is a cylinder and coins method in there that uses no gaff and where the vanish sequence starts two ahead? Really!
[/quote]

Hi

I know this is an old post, but would anyone know which volume/magazine I can find this particular version of cylinder and coin in please?

Thanks,
Joe
Message: Posted by: amccrawford (May 3, 2018 11:33AM)
I think it's Jonathan Townsend's Easy Ramsay in Vol 5 no 7 (i.e. the first bound book)
Message: Posted by: atkinsod (May 4, 2018 07:07PM)
The complete table of contents for all of the volumes can be found here: https://magicref.net/magicbooks/index.htm

Scroll WAY down to the entries under Lorayne.

You can search specific website contents using Google, such as "site:magicref.net/magicbooks ramsay"

And hey - this post helped me realize I've misspelled Ramsay as "Ramsey" in quite a few places! I've got some updates to do...

- Doug A.
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (May 4, 2018 07:58PM)
[quote]On May 4, 2018, atkinsod wrote:
And hey - this post helped me realize I've misspelled Ramsay as "Ramsey" in quite a few places! I've got some updates to do...
[/quote]
Not wholly your error. It's misspelled as "Ramsey" right there in Apocalypse, three times on page 649...
Message: Posted by: atkinsod (May 5, 2018 08:58AM)
Oh, that's funny! Perhaps I did copy it as printed in Apocalypse, but that doesn't excuse the other pages I found. In any case, at least now they're fixed.