The Five Points in Magic - A Treatise on the body's role in deception
Tamariz, Juan
Hermatic Press (2007)
In Collection
USA  eng
Tamariz, Juan: The Five Points in Magic
©2007 Hermetic Press
Hardbound, 81 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780945296577
ISBN-10: 0945296576

Comments (Andrew Loh): N/A


ix Prologue
xi Introduction
1 The Five Points In Magic

5 Point One: The Eyes
7 Presentation
7 Techniques on expression
11 Misdirection with the gaze
14 The Appearing Card on Handkerchief
19 The Ribbonspread Force

23 Point Two: The Voice
25 Audibility
26 Variety
29 Al's Topper

37 Point Three: The Hands
39 Aesthetics
40 Expressiveness
43 Clarity
44 Protean Poker

49 Point Four: The Feet
51 The Newspaper Rule

53 Point Five: The Body
55 Body Language
58 Upper Cut

73 Epilogue
75 Bibliography

The Five Points in Magic: A Treatise on the body's role in deception by Juan Tamariz, Hermatic Press, 2007 First Edition.

Discover the Five Points—
and the Secrets of Using Them

Long out of print and widely sought after, The Five Points in Magic is Juan Tamariz's highly regarded study of the physical and psychological secrets that use the body to fool the mind. He shows in detail how each of these five possessions—

can be marshaled to create entertaining and seemingly impossible happenings.

In The Five Points in Magic, Juan Tamariz teaches magicians that it is not the hands alone that deceive, but also the feet, the body, the eyes and the voice. It is only through a full understanding of all five of these tools of nature and communication that the conjurer can spin a complete web of illusion that traps and then transports his audiences into the astonishing realm he has prepared for them.

These five tools are essential and invaluable to the stage conjurer and the close-up magician alike, and they are clearly analyzed and taught by Tamariz from his vantage point of years of successful professional performance in both venues. Tamariz enhances the clarity of his ideas and explanations with solid examples drawn from his own repertoire. As the reader learns seminal principles, he also learns these professional effects and techniques—

• The Appearing Card on Handkerchief
• Crossing the Gaze
• Double Crossing the Gaze
• The Ribbonspread Force
• Al's Topper (a book test)
• Protean Poker
• Upper Cut (a Tamarisian study of Larry Jennings's 'Coin Cut')

There is no other book that so quickly, efficiently and entertainingly puts into the reader's hands the tools required to raise his performances to a level of true professionalism and draw his audiences into the world of magic.

The text and design of this new edition have been revised to provide added clarity for readers of this valuable modern classic of magic.

94 pages in deluxe hardcover.

Product Details
No. of Pages 81
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Near Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Juan Tamariz-Martel Negrón (born in Madrid, October 18, 1942) is a Spanish magician.

As a cardician - a magician specializing in magic with playing cards - he is very well respected among magicians as an authority in the field of misdirection. Juan Tamariz is considered by many magicians to be the greatest living master of the art.

Juan Tamariz performed at FISM in 2006.

A celebrity of television and stage in Spain and South America, Juan Tamariz is known internationally among magicians as a true master of his art, and one who generously shares his time and knowledge, both in print and in person, with the magic community. He is the author of five critically acclaimed best-selling books in English: The Five Points of Magic, The Magic Way, Sonata, Mnemonica, and Verbal Magic. Along with Arturo de Ascanio, Tamariz has spearheaded a school of thought in close-up magic that has produced FISM award-winning champions and deeply influenced the craft of magic worldwide.