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)

  • Cups and Balls Loading Sequence
    There are two things that disturb me: the increasing number of performers doing Gazzo’s exact cups and balls routine; word ...
  • Cracking Magic 6: Selection of Material
    This and the following articles should be of some help to you in making proper selections. We must understand it ...
  • Cracking Magic 5: Note Taking
    Haven’t mentioned in the last article already that the computer is not my most important tool for the archive, here ...
  • Cracking Magic 4: Organisation
    Now that we have the little notebook or whatever, it is time to get some structure onto it. Here is ...
  • Cracking Magic 3: Tools
    A quick view of my usual archive workspace. Everything needed for a practical archive is here. Now we will discuss two tools ...
  • Cracking Magic 2: Archive Structure
    Let’s look at that monster called archive. You will build one from scratch. Much better than wasting time in trying ...
  • Cracking Magic 1: Introduction
    There are tons of books, courses, and even blogs dedicated to self-organisation. But for magicians and their magic-specific needs, there ...
  • How to Write Magic Books?
    An interesting question. I believe that the most valuable information a reader can get out of a magic book should ...
  • Magic as an Indicator of Growth
    Most of the time, magicians take magic too seriously. I am not only thinking of an abundance of psychics and ...
  • A Thumb Tip Holder
    It is important to get the thumb tip in a show without fumbling out of the prop case or centrepiece. ...
  • Quick Starters
    Sometimes, one wonders how to give a trick a quick and interesting theme, to get a quick start in developing ...
  • The 24/7 Magician
    I am a firm believer in the thesis that a magician — for mentalists this is a necessity — should ...
  • How to Better The Card to Wallet
    Here is a small bit of refining the handling of a Card to Wallet routine, with the purpose to obscure ...
  • A Bass Player in Magic
    In bass playing, a trend arose to elevate the instrument to a higher level. Tons of sophisticated bass solos were ...
  • The 12 In. Concept
    Here is an exciting concept that can help in many routines in close-up. The idea is to make certain “moves” ...
  • A Matter of Reputation
    Seth Godin wrote in one of his newsletters: “There’s a chasm between science, where the identity of the discoverer doesn’t matter, ...
  • A Comparison to Chess
    I subscribed to the chess website Tiger Chess by GM Nigel Davies. My thoughts were two-fold: I wanted to improve ...
  • The Family of Three
    The Three is a substantial number. Think of a trio, threesome, triad, troika, triangle, triumvirate, trilogy, triptych, trefoil, three-piece, triplets, ...
  • How to Save Time, Money and Energy
    Ninety percent of the magicians waste their time, energy, and money on: ‘Research’ on the Internet. Passive consumption video clips, DVDs, PDFs Passive ...
  • Move for Balls and Net Routine
    I was playing around with this, and discovered an important thing. The move is much easier, when the left thumb ...
  • About Lectures
    I am not sure whether this is because times have changed. Or people have changed. Maybe both. I have been doing ...
  • R.I.P. Don Wayne
    One of the greatest designers, inventors and consultants in magic has gone forever. So sad. Such a loss for magic, and for ...
  • Mark Elsdon‘s Hidden Gems
    I got a hold on these eBooks by Mark Elsdon some time ago. After reading them, two things dawned on ...
  • The Rehearsal
    Practise is not only needed if you want to have the techniques at your fingertips when you need them. It ...