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Two of Magic's Most Original Voices are Heard in Each Issue of ANTINOMY

jamy ian swiss
Jamy Ian Swiss in "The Honest Liar"
"...I endured the hit and miss schedule and contents of Genii. That is until a certain book reviewer came on board. This was someone who took magic seriously, and I would dare say, wasnít afraid of what others thought about his views. These were true reviews. True in that they represented a viewpoint and were a departure from the more typical ďRah, rah, rahĒ of other supposed reviews of magic. These were reviews you loved or hated. The author didnít care. He would, in fact, be sure you were wrong in your disagreement. Surety laced every word he wrote. And this certainty of thought weaved its way into his other column for Genii: Many know the phrase Shattering Illusions from the successful book of the same name published by Hermetic Press. But the first source for these stirrings was the pages of Genii.

I am grateful that the opinions are still strong and that they have found their way into these pages. When you examine the choice presented in The Honest Liar, you will once again be forced by Jamy Ian Swiss to examine your own magic."

From "The Antinomy Perspective" in Issue 1 of ANTINOMY
Learn more about Jamy's work at www.jamyianswiss.com
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jon racherbaumer
Jon Racherbaumer in "The Artful Ledger"
"Flashback to the 1970ís. A somewhat addled adolescent has dabbled in magic, picking up books at mainstream bookstores and at the semi-local magic shop. He has developed a somewhat unhealthy fascination with card tricks. This leads him to purchase a book at the magic shop. Not his first, and not his last, but this one was different. It was a bound collection called Kabbala. Itís author tended towards long-ish words and lengthy footnotes, with references to texts that werenít in the adolescentís library, but hints at their contents that caused him to covet them. This book was very different from the mimeographed sheets clumsily folded along with many tricks, different from the comb-bound and stapled collections of material that sat poorly printed on his shelves.

Kabbala took its magic seriously, and not only that, it took card tricks seriously. I am extremely happy that its author still exhibits that serious side when expounding on the sometimes bemoaned card trick. If you need a reminder of that, read Jon Racherbaumerís column, The Artful Ledger. Pay particular attention to the footnotes. And be careful what you covet."

From "The Antinomy Perspective" in Issue 1 of ANTINOMY
Learn more about Jon's work at www.jonracherbaumer.com