LIGHTHOUSE [ˈlaɪt.haʊs]
A tall building near the coast or shore with a flashing light at the top to warn ships of rocks and other dangers.
(—Cambridge Dictionary)

  • The Journal (3)
    We are now going to set up our journal. Here I use techniques from the classic bullet journal, i.e. an ...
  • The Journal (2)
    The first (and very important) task for using my system is to develop a kind of shorthand. Short symbols save ...
  • The Journal (1)
    The following articles are about how to create a journal (or log book). A few magic friends have asked me, ...
  • Dogma in Magical Literature
    A big problem in magic literature—at least from my point of view—is that the majority of publications are dogmatic in ...
  • A Riddle and Challenge
    I tried an experiment on Facebook. I stated a riddle/challenge: And this is the bag I was talking about: I gave a ...
  • Three Ball Routine
    I value Curtis Kam’s magic and his thinking. My newest aquisition is his take on the infamous three-ball-trick. Take a look ...
  • Dan Fleshman Again!
    This man continues to amaze me. Again, he gave me something truly useful for my work! After presenting his “Red ...
  • Writing Better Ad Copy
    Magic needs better ad copy! But writing ad copy is an art for itself, and insider knowledge of the hints ...
  • Memorable Magic
    Recently, I finished reading that book on how and why ideas stick with people (or not). It was an interesting ...
  • Two Tips For Card Handlers
    In card magic, there are a lot of “unspoken” things, minor details rarely discussed. Often, magicians do not speak about ...
  • A Celebration!
    Sometimes, I thought to myself: “Why did they never ask or book me? Anything wrong with my material? Maybe my ...
  • Solutions Against Bad Habits
    Here the promised suggestions, tips and ideas to conquer the points I wrote up in the 10 Bad Habits article. ...
  • 10 Bad Habits
    Of course, I understand that proper practice requires some energy and willpower. Keeping it up regularly over a longer time ...
  • Lost Knowledge
  • Putting Together A Programme
    One question that comes up again and again is how to put a programme together. There are enough tricks, but ...
  • Matrix Opener
    That was so many years ago when I developed it. Based on an idea for producing multiple coins from a ...
  • Floating Double Ascanio Way
    For all the card freaks out there, a playful way of hiding the double card. Obviously, it is influenced by ...
  • Crap
    Some might wonder what the saying “90% of everything is crap.” is all about. Well, it is Sturgeon’s Law. He ...
  • THE JERX – A Review
    Here is a topic that has interested many in recent years: the blog of THE JERX. For the last two ...
  • With A Snap of The Fingers
    It’s an issue that has been bugging me for decades. Every time I see someone doing it again, I get ...
  • Why Tai Chi is Good For Magicians
    Channing Pollock brought this to my attention many years ago. In a lecture in Germany at the Magic Hands Convention, ...
  • Schadenfreude
    One of the not-so-great things about the internet, especially social media, is the increasing number of posts based on schadenfreude. ...
  • Poker vs. Bridge
    When we started out in the early 80s in Germany, the predominant cards were Fox Lake or Aviator Bridge size. ...
  • About Bookshelves
    Bookshelves are graveyards. It frightens me every time I enter a library. And it scares me seeing more and more ...