Magic by Misdirection by Dariel Fitzkee - Book


An Extended Explanation of the Magician's Application of the Psychology of Deception.

Magic By Misdirection applies the psychology of deception to the art of magic. The finest minds of magic have recognized it an important and monumental work on the subject. It makes clear the psychological devices and methods you can use to deceive your audience:
  • Disguise
  • Attention Control
  • Simulation
  • Dissimulation
  • Interpretation
  • Maneuver
  • Pretense
  • Ruse
  • Anticipation
  • Diversion
  • Monotony
  • Premature Consummation
  • Confusion
  • Suggestion... and others!
Fitzkee supplies practical examples in the form of tricks incorporating and utilizing these principles.

"My card on forehead would not be what it has become today if not for Magic By Misdirection."
- Michael Finney

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