We all got into magic in different ways and for different reasons. When we reflect back on our paths to magic, it’s easy to second-guess what we should started with, or what we could have done differently. There’s that voice in all of us that echoes, If I could go back then, knowing what I know now, I would be a much better magician.
MAGIC: The Complete Course is Joshua Jay's approach to starting in magic. Yes, it’s a beginner’s book, but as nearly every magician who has written about has said, this is not exclusively for the beginner. There is much in this book that will be of interest to anyone who loves magic.
The book is a curriculum for someone just starting in our wonderful craft. This is just the sort of book many magicians would have loved to have when they started in magic, and it sends the right message to would-be magicians. It builds the art up, and preaches the importance of presentation (something missing from most other beginner guides).
The book itself is nearly two-hundred pages, full color, and it comes with a feature-length DVD performing and explaining many tricks from the book.