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VOLUME 75

NUMBER 7

64 Miguel Angel Gea: The Essence of Magic

by David Britland

34 Teller Reveals His Secrets by Teller 74 An Exhibit of Chicago's Magical History by Danny Orleans

COLUMNS

10 Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman 12 On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer 14 Now Performing 18 DaOrtiz a la Carte! The Psychology of Triumph

by Dani DaOrtiz

The Mysterious Mr. Gray by Al Cohen

26 The Chamber of Secrets Psycho b y John Gaughan 30 The Genii Session Juan Tamariz by Roberto Giobbi 33 Memoirs of a Magic Dealer 38 Cardopolis Science Friction by David Britland 42 Aaron Fisher Teaches Card Magic

The Double Turnover, Part II by Aaron Fisher 54 Magicana by David Acer 54 Sandwich Inception by Kyle MacNeill 59 The Card Compass by Larry Horowitz and Sumit Dua

LIGHT FROM THE LAMP

PUBLISHERS

Richard Kaufman Elizabeth Kaufman Daniel Solomon Jane Solomon Printed in memory of William Larsen, Sr. & William Larsen, Jr. Publisher Emerita Irene Larsen Editor Emerita Erika Larsen Genii: The Conjurors’ Magazine, Volume 75, Number 7 (ISSN 0016-6855 USPS 216-060) Printed in the U.S.A. Genii is published monthly. Subscription rates, one year $56; two years $108; three years $153. Copyright © 2012, The Genii Corporation, 4200 Wiscon­sin Ave., NW, PMB 106-384, Washing­­ton, D.C. 20016. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, except as may be expressly permitted in writing by the copyright owner. Periodical postage paid at Washington, D.C. and additional entry offices. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for service to start. No refunds will be given on subscriptions once placed. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Genii: The Conjurors’ Magazine —Attn: Circula­ tion Dept., 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 106-384, Washington, D.C. 20016 • Phone: 301-652-5800 • Fax: 301-6528035 • genii@geniimagazine.com

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78 Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss 78

Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone

81 Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

81 Lethal Weapons by Stephen Leathwaite 81 Out of the Routine by John Van Der Put 82 World’s Greatest Magic by the World’s Greatest Magicians: Oil & Water, Gambling Routines,The Endless Chain 83 Paint the Roses Red by Lewis LéVal 83 On the Road to Allakazam by Mark Wilson and Nani Darnell

84 Tricks Reviewed by David Regal

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Sync by Jose Prager David Stone WORD(S) by Yoan Tanuji & Stéphane Guekko Celebrity Presage by Mike Maione Mute by Chris Beason Keylicious by Jeff Prace Solitary by Cameron Francis Paul Harris Presents Yaya by Jessie Feinberg Pentacle 2000 by Craig Petty 3 by Steve Valentine Magic Stage by Matt Leatherbarrow UBT for Professional Mentalists and Magicians (Ultimate Book Test) by David Skindell VDP by John Van Der Put BackTwist by Mathieu Bich

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