1600 pages. 500 tricks. 3 volumes. 1 mind. Welcome to The Definitive Sankey.
Four years ago we (Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin) embarked on a literary journey to describe the very best of Jay Sankey's enormous body of work. The idea was simple: if you eliminate the weak tricks from Jay's unparalleled output of DVDs, books, tricks, and web videos, what you're left with is a largely undiscovered treasure trove of magic-much of it without playing cards.
What we didn't anticipate is that the project would take nearly four years of constant work to complete. This project is the largest, most comprehensive collection of one person's magic ever released at one time. And the material is so, so, so good.
Do you like tricks with borrowed bills? There are over THIRTY effects with borrowed bills. Mentalism? A whole chapter devoted to the subject. What about impromptu card magic? Over SEVENTY such effects.
If you were to buy all of Jay's books and releases separately, the total would exceed $6000. Finally, you can own the best of the best-the well-known Sankey classics, the updated handlings on your favorite effects, and hundreds of amazing miracles you have never heard of...all in one collection, for 150 dollars.
Better still, every trilogy will also come with a feature-length DVD performing and teaching what was voted by editors as the "best" of The Definitive Sankey. Three massive hardbound volumes and one DVD ...all for 150 dollars.
Each book is hardbound, fully-indexed, and printed on treated paper in gorgeous two-color rendering.
You will find the best of all his material, including the hard-to-find books, out-of-print videos, and DVDs. Even his theory masterpiece, Beyond Secrets, is included.
Thousands of crisp photographs were taken to make learning Sankey's magic as informative and easy as possible.
We asked ten innovative magicians (including Richard Sanders, David Regal, Rune Klan and more) to list their ten favorite Sankey effects and why they chose them. Each of their curated lists are included in the book, so you can see what others find most interesting about Sankey.
" I truly believe that these three books and DVD will someday become classics to which magicians around the globe will refer, for real-world magic for many, many years to come! Mr. Sankey and Vanishing, Inc. did an incredible job! Bravo! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! "
Paul A. Lelekis, Linking Ring Magazine 9/27/2012
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