This book by S.H. Sharpe presents the classifications, principles and examples of important psychological techniques every magician should know about. The author has identified four Fundamental Principles (Objective Illusions, Subjective Illusions, Influence by Suggestion, and Intellectual), with fifteen Specific Principles as Sub-topics within the major classes. In addition to the basic principles and their historical use, there are extensive examples of memorization aids and Key Word Charts. Two sequences for the Knight's Tour are presented, along with the Key Word Charts. Tips on transmitting numbers and words to a confederate are also detailed. Appendices deal with Music for Magic and the Causes of Laughter. This volume is a must for the serious magician who wnats to know why their audience reacts and how to channel that reaction to be a positive experience for all. This volume is one of a series of four books describing the basic principles of magic. The other books in the series are Conjurers' Hydraulic and Pneumatic Secrets, Conjurers' Mechanical Secrets, and Conjurers' Optical Secrets.
GOOD condition overall (has writing on page edges, former owner's name rubber stamped on page 1, and former owner's bookplate inside rear cover(see photos)), Hardcover with dust jacket, 171 Pages. 1988 First Edition.