Wandcraft: Making & Using a Magic Wand
- Groundbreaking, practical guide to the Magic Wand
- Instructions for making 5 types of wand
- 6 fully developed routines for those wands
The magic wand is a primary symbol of magic, yet many magicians disregard it as an affectation or anachronism. And so, they lose sight of its power and promise as an instrument of magic.
In this groundbreaking book, Judge Gary Brown reawakens us to the potential of magic’s most ancient tool. Wandcraft includes:
— Six fully-scripted routines that integrate a magic wand into their performance.
— Complete instructions on how to build five types of wands.
— Practical theory about the functions of a magic wand to help this powerful tool come alive in your hands.
Jeff McBride (Grandmaster of Magic)
Wandcraft is essential reading for any magician. It is a practical guide to making your own magic wand that also re-empowers this ancient magical tool for modern times.
Steve Cohen (Chamber Magic)
The wand is an essential tool for magicians, and this book is an essential companion that teaches how, and why, to add this symbol of might to your own magic.
George Schindler (Dean of the Society of American Magicians)
Wandcraft covers everything a magician needs to know about using a magic wand. Aside from clarifying ten various uses, Judge Brown offers tips to help you make your own wand. And, yes, a few of his favorite tricks are included. I am happy to include this in my library.
Harrison Greenbaum (America's Got Talent, The Illusionists: Direct from Broadway, owes Gary a favor)
Of all the books on making and using magic wands I've read, this is the only one.
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In his new book, Judge Gary Brown has made a strong case for using one of the most ancient magical sources of power, the wand. Whatever your personality or performance style, a wand can add that special something to help mystify and entertain your audience. Wandcraft is written in a delightful prose that is equal parts theory, practical applications and construction manual. For those who enjoy “do it yourself” activities, Judge Brown gives expert instruction on how to craft exquisite custom wands. In each of the six tricks he demonstrates, Judge Brown emphasizes a different aspect of wand use. My favorite application was when he used the wand as a parting gift. Giving this symbol of magic to the spectator leaves him/her with a permanent keepsake of your special time with them. Regardless of your skill level, there is something for everyone in Judge Brown’s book. I highly recommend that you pick up a copy.
Review from THE MAGIC PORTAL
"A handsome little volume that deserves a place in your bookcase. If (like me), wands have not been a part of your magic, this just may change the way you think about them. Well written and very informative. I even learned about something called Chinese Hell Notes that could be valuable in any routine featuring bills." -The Magic Portal, Reviewer
Review from THE MAGIC RAINBOW
"Wandcraft was a very unexpected pleasure. I got to see wands through the eyes of a skilled professional. I had NO idea what I've missed through the years, and Judge Brown made me a true fan.. Highly recommended." -Rick Carruth - Magic Roadshow, Reviewer
Review in Vanish Magazine
"The Wand is quite often something we… use in kid's shows to 'fall apart' or if we need to do a secret move in a cups and balls routine. There is so much more than these two uses and Gary sparks a great interest in the use of the wand in all performances… . If you want to know about wands or want to get inspired to use or make a wand yourself I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this. It is filled with 'wand'erful gems and great advice and resources on magic wands."
5 Star Review!
Wandcraft by Judge Gary Brown is a must read!
The book is well written and covers history, construction and routines with the Magic Wand. This will spark your creativity and further your knowledge and ability to use the Wand!
Add it, read it and then read it again!
Lynn Miner Review, I.B.M. Ring 43 Newsletter
While Judge Brown's October 2020 publication offers some fascinating historical perspectives on wands, he does a deep dive into the practical applications of wands in secular conjuring. While you can be a magician without a wand, why would you want to forego an instrument that offers so many advantages?