The Magic of Celebrating Illusion by Robert E. Neale
Not just thought provoking but this includes 21 fully fledged routines.
Robert E. Neale uncovers the profound extent to which human experience is informed by our illusions and the essential role magicians play in teaching us how to celebrate it.
The book also includes twenty-one of Bob Neale's latest, highly innovative magic routines performed with simple props such as playing cards, bills, rope, and paper. Each one comes with a fully developed presentation.
This is the first book in Robert Neale's of his long-awaited Trilogy of Magic. The others are Sense of Wonder and an Essay on Magic, all are complete in themselves.
What Leading Magicians Say:
With [this book's] publication, Robert Neale...has given us a book full of ways and means by which we can see past our self-imposed illusions in order to more clearly see the real magic which exists in the world.... Long live Bob Neale! - Michael Weber
Bob Neale is a wonder. He is a softhearted human being and a hardheaded philosopher of magic and life.... His insights stretch your mind and make you shake your head with awe, wonder, and respect. - Barrie Richardson
Bob Neale has a rare ability to create magic with an intellectual whimsy. The result is simultaneously provocative, profound, and just plain fun. I am a fan... - Max Maven
Reading Bob Neale's work is always an adventure. He tugs and pushes us beyond what we think we know and then suddenly rearranges things in a completely unexpected way. - Eugene Burger
Bob Neale is my hero. It astonishes me how he can transform even some of the darkest situations of the human condition into light, humor, and inspiration. - Jeff McBride