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JIMclubber64
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Hey everyone,
I've been wanting to get Strong Magic for a while now, but I haven't been able to, yet. But after doing some research on it, I came across 2 or 3 people who said that although Strong Magic was written first, Designing Miracles should be read first. I was just wondering what those of you who have both think. Strong magic or Designing Miracles first? Thanks,
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I'd make your choice dependent upon what it is that you want to work on. Strong Magic is a great book for reanalyzing presentation -- basically, making the effects meaningful and enjoyable. Designing Miracles is a good book for routine construction -- basically, making the effects convincing and deceptive.
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Andrew pretty much said there is all to be said between the difference of these books. I started reading designing miracles. Plus it's a shorter book. You can take it with you anywhere Smile.
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I started with Strong Magic. I've read both twice so I guess it didn't really matter. They are both excellent. When I read them for the third time I will start with Strong Magic as presentation skills have a higher priority for me.
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I read Designing Miracles first, simply because I came across it first.

The logical argument is that you should read Designing Miracles first to understand how to design a routine and then read Strong Magic in order to learn how to present it.

In my opinion, regardless of the order read, both books can make you a better magician.

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On 2009-09-11 14:05, JIMclubber64 wrote:
Hey everyone,
Strong magic or Designing Miracles first? Thanks,
JIMC64


this Question is the same like asking:

"....Wich one is better INHALE or EXHALE?...."

I read them both, and usualy re-read them again at the same time jumping from page to page, depending on what Im working on

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On 2009-09-17 12:36, Rafael The Master Hypnotist wrote:
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On 2009-09-11 14:05, JIMclubber64 wrote:
Hey everyone,
Strong magic or Designing Miracles first? Thanks,
JIMC64


this Question is the same like asking:

"....Wich one is better INHALE or EXHALE?...."



Actually, it's not. It's asking which one should be done first. Personally, I would not reccomend exhaling until after you've inhaled. But maybe that's just me. Smile

But it sounds like I want to go with Strong Magic first, because presentation is what I believe I need to work on more.

Thanks for your help, everyone.
"Magic should always have a purpose. [...] Find your purpose for performing. Only then will you be able to find the right trick!" -- Jay Noblezada
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