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I have been mucking about with some modern close-up magic and want to start playing with some authenic sleights and tricks does anybody know any good info or know of any good references??

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Talk to Devilstick Peat!

Actually maybe not, he might not want to divulge his secrets, after all they are his livelihood.

But he is a member of some Jester Association type thing, which is a bit like the Magic Circle, unless I am mistaken (probably).
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Thanks jim, any other help is much appciated!!!

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surely medieval magicians would all have been immediately killed as witches?

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Probably,

Jim, do you know how i can contact him??

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Adam the flatulent wrote:Probably,

Jim, do you know how i can contact him??
He's at a lot of our shows (and I think he'll be at Tewkesbury), and is on Facebook. Other than that, no... Try some Googling?
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Theres also that heironymous bosch painting, which shows a magician doing some sort of "which cup is it under" trick.

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guthrie wrote:Theres also that heironymous bosch painting, which shows a magician doing some sort of "which cup is it under" trick.
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Also note what is happening to the Guthrie-esque chap bending over.

Also look at Wolfegg hausbuch, some interesting pics of performers etc.
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You might also want to see Historical Magic: A Primer and History and Magic in the Middle Ages by Richard Kieckhefer (here's a book review), but Samuel Rid is probably one of the best sources for a solid description of how things were actually done.
Thing to remember about both of Richard Kieckhefer's works is that they deal with magic in the ritual or craft sense in the Middle Ages and not slight of hand or "tricks" aspect.

There are some nice photographs of a German spell book in "Rites and Rituals". They are definitely worth having on the shelf but I think are outside the scope this thread.
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Apart from Devilstick there is also Ye Amazing Bagshot (Dave Moylan) who works/worked at Warwick Castle and is a medieval magician.

Both are appearing at Lanark next month.....
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