For your education and pleasure, the articles and reviews I wrote, and some of the magic tricks I created or translated.
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Magic is…“Magic is doing something impossible. I’m quite bad at that. Conjuring is pretending like you are pulling off the impossible. Thus, conjuring is pretending to do magic. And I just happen to be pretty good at that!” -- Emanuel Chester
Emanuel Chester, Mystery Entertainer - a Magician for professional functions, parties with an adult audience, and public events - a Teacher for those willing to learn the art of magic - a Translator into and from English, German, and Dutch - a Reconstructor of effects of which the description is lost.
Horrific Disney redesigns by Brianna Garcia for a 4-card packet trick - Bizarre magic could do with these Mickey, Donald, and Goofy, rendered as horror movie characters, as the stars of this magic trick.
Illusion: The Bionic Heart, Steampunk Version - Warning: shocking. A surgeon cuts the beating heart out of a live patient, cleans it, shows it is bionic, reattaches it, and revives the patient. Script and story; no instructions.
Basic Magic Lesson #1: Creating a Magic Show - A magic show is more than just performing a bunch of tricks in a row. Learn how.
Basic Magic Lesson #2: Creating a Magic Persona - The magician plays a role. Learn how to develop one.
Basic Magic Lesson #3: How varying magic methods improves your act's success - How coloured markers and paired decals can prove your act when attention and memory fail. Applying common sense solutions to old magic methods.
Patter: A Tale of 3 Physicists, set to the Cups and Balls routine, Steampunk Version - Every magic trick, every magic routine needs a story. Check out my storyline for Dai Vernon's cups and balls routine
Patter: James Randi's battle against homeopathy, set to the Optical Aces Assembly, Corporate Version - Every magic trick, every magic routine needs a story. Check out my James Randi storyline.
Reconstruction: Optical Ace Assembly by Derek Dingle , in my Inner Sanctum Library of Magical Secrets
Review: Optical Ace Assembly, as performed by Tadashi Akimoto
Instruction: the Linked Cards Monte , in my Inner Sanctum Library of Magical Secrets
Reconstruction: the Casino Royale Card Trick , in my Inner Sanctum Library of Magical Secrets
VIP Room - How to gain access to Emanuel Chester's Inner Sanctum, his library of magic secrets
Dutch articles and reviews - Most of the articles I write are translated into Dutch and English. For the Dutch articles, see this section.
Nederlandstalige artikelen en beschouwingen - De meeste artikelen die ik publiceer zijn vertaald naar het Engels en het Nederlands. Voor de Nederlandstalige artikelen kijkt u hier.