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Circolo Amici della Magia, Torino, Italy

From the italian website, a video of a recent visit and lecture to the beautiful new seat of the italian magic club Circolo Amici della Magia, Torino, Italy.

On October 11th 2017, I will be the lecturer on mentalism and playing cards.

16/06/2047, Torino Roberto Giobbi, autore del famoso Card College, Bibbia della Cartomagia, parla delle sue Agende al CADM di Torino.

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Haymow Shuffle

From Secret Twitter August 31st.

Haymow Shuffle

Explain the Haymow Overhand Shuffle Run-up (2x+1, x-1, x, 1, 2x) and thus openly set-up 5 cards.

Since the shuffling procedure is a set sequence, 25 cards can be stacked-culled.

As a bonus, the order and position of the bottom 27 cards are not disturbed.

(See Dai Vernon’s «Poker Demonstration»)

You can get Secret Twitter at this link.

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Secret Twitter, an italian review

Secret Twitter di Roberto Giobbi e’ stato un esperimento curioso… Se non lo conoscete leggete questo articolo. In breve si tratta di una versione “social”, dei due libri Secret Agenda e Hidden Agenda.

Quello che mi affascina della Magia non e’ il “metodo”, il trucchetto, il meccanismo tecnico con cui si esegue un effetto, ma principalmente il “Pensiero Magico”, la Storia, i ragionamenti che vengono sviluppati e rendono il metodo un effetto, una vera Magia.

Ci sono tantissimi artisti e studiosi che hanno un Pensiero Magico bello e completo, che con una parola, una riflessione, non strettamente inerente alla Magia, riescono ad far scoccare una scintilla nei nostri ragionamenti, aiutandoci a comprendere meglio la Magia ed a rendere più forti ed emozionanti le nostre esibizioni. Un po come “101 Storie Zen“, se mi permettete l’accostamento, dove attraverso aneddoti si cercano di spiegare concetti molto profondi.

Roberto Giobbi e’ uno di questi artisti, e nel suo Secret Twitter, ancora una volta, lo ha dimostrato. In ben 426 Tweet, uno al giorno, ha dato una gigantesca mole di informazioni, concetti, idee per creare un proprio Pensiero Magico.

Read the full review


Read the Google translation

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STAND-UP CARD MAGIC – Card Magic for Parlor and Stage Card Magic is not simply a bunch of excellent card tricks that can be performed with a normal deck of cards under almost every condition, mostly even surrounded, standing up for a small and a large group (as if that wasn’t enough!), no, it is also and above all a systematic, detailed study of the principles, techniques, tricks, presentations – the theory and practice – that make the performance of magic standing in front of an audience a specialty of its own within the world of magic.

For details and to order click here.

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Who is Afraid of the Stage?

Thoughts on Nervousness and Stage Fright for Magicians (and other performers)

This essay is intended for all those among us who feel that they are not giving their best in a performance situation because of uncontrollable nervousness. It is also meant for those who do give excellent performances, but would like to feel better before they do so.

Klick here to read or to download the PDF.

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Roberto Giobbi’s Introduction to Card Magic

Roberto Giobbi’s Introduction to Card Magic is a great resource for anyone interested in the science and art of manipulating a deck of cards for the purpose of artistic magical entertainment.

It includes over 150 pages of text, photographs, and imbedded videos. In 14 clearly organized lessons you will learn how to handle a deck of cards like a pro. And along the way you will acquire some amazing, yet simple card tricks, which will allow you to successfully perform a little card act for an audience.

158 pages in an attractive and easy-to-read layout.

14 comprehensive Lessons teaching techniques, tricks and theory.

Over 150 color photos and 85 video clips. You must be connected to Internet to view these, but can use all other features off-line.

Use it on your Smartphone, Tablet, Portable or Desktop.

We think that using it on any tablet is the ideal surface for an enjoyable study.

Click here for more information and to download the product.