THE SPECTACLE OF ILLUSION
MAGIC, THE PARANORMAL & THE COMPLICITY OF THE MIND
Category: Other performing arts
In The Spectacle of Illusion, professional magician-turned-psychologist Matthew Tompkins traces the evolution of the arts of magic and illusion from the 18th century onwards. Organized thematically within a broadly chronological trajectory, the book presents the art of witches, magicians, illusionists, hypnotists, mediums and faith healers, and exposes the mechanisms and the fakery behind the claims.