Encyclopedia of Suspensions and Levitations by Bruce Armstrong

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Publisher: Hades Publications
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date: 1976, 1983
Pages: 275
Layout: 8"x11", hardbound
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Description

This gigantic encyclopedia is in response to the demand for comprehensive and accurate information concerning levitations and suspensions. It supplies answers to hundreds of questions raised by professional and amateur magicians alike. There is a complete selection of all known methods of suspensions and levitations, as that the performer can select those which best suit his individual needs.

In addition, S.H. Sharpe has provided a complete chronology of the levitation, covering its history from the earliest recorded account (1355) to modern times. Entries of concurrent political, social and intellectual history have been added to give the reader an historical background to the evolution of levitation.

The act of levitating a person has remained the most entrancing and talked-about illusion of all time. Audiences still marvel at the sight of a person floating freely in mid-air and remaining there under the magician’s control. Every great magician has featured the levitation – Thurston, Dante, Blackstone, Kalanag, Sorcar, Mark Wilson and many others.

This deluxe hardbound book is divided into sections on Suspension, Levitation, The Mystery of Asrah, Novel Ideas and Presentations, The Contemporary Wizard, The Historical Chronology, and Source-ery. With over 250 illustrations and a complete index, this is a must for the serious performer.

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