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The Turk

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18th century chess-playing automaton, reconstructed by John Gaughan

Orlando, Florida

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Quareia and Kabbalah, and the Curious case of not knowing.....

Recently it came to my attention that a pair of leaders of a commercial magical temple had put up a blog post on the stance of Quareia and Kabbalah. 5,317 more words


Where did I get the idea for my first childrens book?

¬† The Runaway Schoolhouse, or the idea for it, simply didn’t appear in a light bulb moment. It sort of crept up on me. I was working as a Children’s Athletics Development Officer for 20 hours a week. 441 more words

Torn and Restored Hearts: Kayla Drescher


A really lovely re-imagining of a classic by magician Kayla Drescher on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us.

More Kayla Drescher¬† at Kayla Drescher… 10 more words


October Again, my new Hypotheses and Artwork.

These are my October thoughts.
One quantum function of the observable object reality is that the observation of a wave causes it to collapse forming a particle. 1,239 more words

Science Of Reality

The Death of Chung Ling Soo


In order to whet your appetite about participating in this year’s contest, here’s a story that magic historian, collector, and magician Mike Caveney told at the Genii Convention this past weekend. 882 more words


The Third Annual Shalom Blog Magic Contest


Yes, it’s time once again for this blog’s annual magic contest.

So here is the challenge this year:

Tell your favorite true story about performing magic. 222 more words