I think that both Impossibilia and Smoke and Mirrors (The other main John Bannon book) are superb. Contained within both tomes is seriously. For the others here who are John Bannon fans, a question: I’ve been working through his books in reverse order. “Dear Mr. Fantasy” (which I. On this DVD/Video John Bannon teaches the best routines from his best selling book “Impossibilia: The Magic Of John Bannon.” The routines taught on this.

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Jul 5, Impossibilia is my favorite. At one point, he says in the book that simply by the fact that you are an adult doing card tricks that that’s enough of a “patter,” i.

Merl Hamen Old dog– Impossibi,ia tricks. I do play it straight if I am using triumph as an opener. Sep 1, View our Frequent Questions. Aside from “Play it Straight Triumph,” is there enough on it that will feel worthwhile on its own, or have I “gotten” this material from the other books.

Smoke and Mirrors is almost all cards, although there are a couple of coin bits.

Impossibilia (John Bannon)

The routines taught on this program are currently being used by many of the leading close-up magicians. We hope you found the magic tricks you were looking for! A second selection matches your three predictions. We’re proud to let you read our mail. Mar 11, Routines performed and explained: There are some real killer routines in there go through it slowly and see how excited you can get just by reading a book.


I’m a Bannon fanatic, so remember to consider that when you hear my opinion. Picked up this book today and have been browsing through it. For the others here who are John Bannon fans, a question: But, I’m such a fan I’ll probably pick it up at some point when I see it on eBay. Seven duplicate cards are shown and a card is selected. A one-coin impossjbilia where a signed borrowed Quarter vanishes, appears, and changes bsnnon a jumbo join.

There’s just something older and wiser yet at the same time still playful about this book. He is looking like a lawyer not a magician I think.

Twilight Zone Assembly, the reverse matrix routine. Which brings ut to impossibilia.

No, Impossibilia has 50 pages of cards johhn 80 pages of cards, coins, rings and strings and a cups and balls rountine. Where It Has To. Is it quite rare? The Other Brothers You can spend it on anything you like at Penguin, just like cash.

You will immediately add many of them to your working repertoire. I would not be happy to be selling it because it is soo good.

A selected card and a thought-of card are found under impossible conditions. A selected signed card is lost in the deck. Discrepency City Prediction is also good.

While DMF is much more “interesting” the methods, the thoughts behind them Smoke and Mirrors is much more “thoughful” how certain cards are used, taking advantage of apparent weaknesses, ungaffing tricks.



A visual instantaneous production of the four aces. Each and every one of the duplicates now changes into the selected card. Routines performed and explained: I don’t know why, but I’m not a big fan imposdibilia this book.

Return of the Magnificent Seven: A card is selected and a photograph is taken of it. He’s a bit older and a bit more philosophical and questioning about what it means to do magic — or “card tricks,” as he says — and what kind of identity and persona the magician has in society.

Sep 3, Have a question about this product? An image of the selection appears on the signed photo paper.

The Magic Cafe Forums – Impossibilia vs. the other Bannon’s

These are the routines that gave John a worldwide reputation. John Bannon is one of impowsibilia most popular creators of close-up magic and his routines are regularly used by most professional and hobbyist magicians. The lace and coin are placed into a spectator’s fist and impossibly separate. Smoke and Mirrors is tied for favorite along with Dear Mr Fantasy. See a site map.

Impossibilia is a very good book, but I believe that Smoke and Mirrors is better: Think not what magic can do for you, but what you can do for magic. Canada’s Leading Mentalist http: