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Ben Harris
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Hi Everyone!

So excited to announce that MACHINATIONS has just been released by Vanishing Inc.

This has been a work of love spanning several countries and many talented people including: editor Steve Shufton, illustrator Ever Elizalde, and my wonderful publishers, Vanishing Inc.

"A most entertaining, beautiful, and wonderful book."


From in Singapore:

From MagicOrthodoxy:

From Real Magic Review:

A 30 minute interview on The Insider:

The book s full of easy to perform wonders accomplished with small folded pieces of card. It’s origami-style magical mystery inspired by Robert E. Neale’s original Trapdoor Card. Robert has even contributed a Foreword and material of his own. What a thrill this was for me. The creator of the original concept lending spirited support to this new work.

You can find out more, SEE THE VIDEO TRAILER, and order the book with FREE delivery here:

Here’s a little tease from the book’s back cover:

“In his explorations of the familiar “Trap Door” concept, Ben Harris stands on the shoulders of such inventive luminaries as Robert Neale, David Britland, Terri Rogers, Nick Brown, et al. to discover another mountain of exploration, discovery and application. When Nick Brown introduced his popular “Wonderland Bill” version of Neale’s “Trap Door” principle, he was paving the way to what Harris has presented here: a very creative outpouring of art design and method for achieving what most magicians will agree is one of the strongest presentational angles, that is to say, magic that takes place in the hands of the spectators.

Your audience participants will feel astonishment as Houdini escapes from chains while being held by them, and marvel as they are transported ten light-years in ten seconds as a two-dimensional plane is warped in spacetime. They will enter safes and retrieve the money, discover pirate treasure and make off with the gold, and so very much more! The real gold here is in the highly detailed presentations that accompany the unique and colorfully creative art pieces. These are made available for you to copy and use in accordance with the easy-to-understand instructions provided with each meticulously designed effect. Be prepared to entertain with little more than a slip of paper in your pocket and deliver strong magic with no sleight-of-hand or tricky moves – magic that will baffle and be talked about long after you are off to your next gig.

Magicians will enjoy Ben Harris’ signature out-of-the-box thinking here, with presentation angles so strong that Robert Neale himself has contributed to this treatise in celebration of the new life breathed into his concepts. Enjoy!”

Steve Faulkner has a look at the book at his review podcast here:

Here’s a book full of magic that fits right in your pocket.
If you can fold a piece of paper then you can perform all these magical effects.

* Hardbound
* Premium paper stock
* Signature stitched to lay flat
* Supplied with 14 pre-cut and scored performance cards read to perform with!

Steve Faulkner has a look at the book at his review podcast here:

You can see the VIDEO TRAILER and find out more by clicking on these links:

Ben Harris
+Inventor of the world famous Floating Match+
+Author: Machinations (Vanishing Inc, 2020)+
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Ben, This book is wonderful! SO many variations on an already great concept.
Thanks for writing and releasing such a fun book.

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