Friday, July 28, 2006

FREE Magic Tricks eBook!

Easy Steps to Great Card Magic

I am giving away is a full eBook of more than 30 pages packed with card tricks and a lesson in sleight of hand.

This is part of a full course in easy sleight of hand card magic.

Do you want a full copy of the course FREE of charge?

Here's all you need to do:

  1. Download a copy of the eBook.
    Try out the lesson and tricks.
  2. Write a testimonial about what you thought. Tell me that Ihave your permission to print the testimonial along with your nameand location.
  3. Go to Learn Great Magic Tricks.
  4. Send in your review using the Contact Us form.

That's it! You will be entered to win one of five free copies of the entire course. Winners will be announced in an upcoming issue of The Magic Way.

Magically yours,

J.L. Siefers

New Magic Contest!

How would you like to earn some free magic?

I am starting a new magic review section on and I need your help.

I am looking to get reviews on magic tricks, magic videos, and magic books. I want the real truth. I will publish the good, the bad, and the ugly.

I want to make it worth your time, so I am running a magic contest.

Check out the GRAND PRIZE and all of the details!

Magically yours,
J.L. Siefers

Monday, March 28, 2005

Great Magic Show in the Dells

this is an audio post - click to play

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Doh! . . .

I have often wondered if the love of magic is the result of a genetic defect. I was reminded of this again when read a news article about a magician in Pakistan.

The magician arrived in Pakistan ready to spread the good news about Christianity in the overwhelmingly Muslim nation. Digging through his bag of tricks for the perfect gospel effect, the magician could not find that one trick to win over "the natives."

The clever magician finally came up with the perfect gospel magic trick. He stood proudly before a crowd of devout Muslims. Out of his bag of magic tricks came the Quran. He tore it up before the outraged crowd. With a wave of his wand and Hocus Pocus . . . the magic happened. The Quran was restored. The intrepid magician walked out into the crowd for his well deserved applause.

He was promptly arrested. The charge is blasphemy through the destruction of the Quran. He is sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment. Do you think he will learn his lesson?

Read the story.

Magically Yours,

J.L. Siefers

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Becoming Keeper of the Alt.magic FAQ

Jack Poulter the longtime “keeper” of the Alt.magic FAQ is turning over the reigns to me at the end of the month. I want to thank Jack for all of his time and effort he has expended to develop and maintain this wonderful FAQ.

The alt.magic FAQ is filled with great information. I will be releasing a set of pdf files containing the full updated text of the FAQ. I may make the text files available on my site as well. In any event, I will be sending the updated text files to several magic web sites that have agreed to maintain current copies of the alt.magic FAQ. is currently streaming the postings of Alt.magic on the site. If you don’t have access to a newsreader or are just curious about what is discussed there then feel free to check out alt.magic. will also be taking some of the best information from the FAQ and publish it on the site with full credit back to FAQ. There is some really neat magic information you might overlook in all of the material.

Magically yours,

J.L. Siefers

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Secret Webpage

Great News!

I just got permission to release information on a completely overlooked market for magic shows. The author of the article has many years of experience in both magic and this field.

When I read his article on creating a magic show for this field, my mouth hit the floor. It was so obvious after reading this article. This hidden field has been overlooked by professional magicians.

In this field there are people just begging to hire a magician and have the money to pay him well.

I have put up the article on my site. It will stay hidden. I will give my readers the secret URL in the February issue of The Magic Way the newsletter of Learn-Great-Magic-Tricks. If you have not signed up yet then do it right now. It's FREE:

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The next issue will go out around February 15th. Don't miss this issue.

Magically yours,

J.L. Siefers

Sunday, February 06, 2005

New Magic Website Coming!

Ed Williams at FunTyme Magic annonced a new magic site in his monthly newsletter.

It will be called:

The site is not up and running yet. It is going to be aimed at do-it-yourself and budget minded magicians. I will post more details later as it gets closer to launch.

Magically yours,

J.L. Siefers


Sunday, January 30, 2005

Mike Bornstein's death

I found out that Mike Bornstein has passed away at the ripe old age of 83. The New York Times has a wonderful little article about Mike and his magic.

He was a great character in the world of magic. That's quite a feat with all of the other characters in magic. He invented or improved many magic tricks. I never met him personally, but had spoke to him on the phone and enjoyed watching him on video.

He will be missed.

Magically yours,

J.L. Siefers