Between the Spring of 1983 and the Spring of 2006 William Miesel and Ed Eckl collected some of the most amazing and astonishing magic secrets ever and printed them in the Precursor. Don’t miss out on this Conjuring Arts Research Center exclusive as the Precursor is offered for the first time in PDF format.

Intended from conception to be the heir of the venerable Ibidem, Miesel coaxed the most creative minds in magic to part with cherished secrets which he re-wrote and used to filled the pages of Precursor.

Miesel cleverly would accept concepts and problems along with fully fleshed out routines, and by opening up the pages of Precursor to unfinished thoughts his journal became the birthplace for a lot of important material.  

Some items in this issue include:
“Thank Goodness (for) Good Pals”, a chain letter of a trick started with Nick Trost’s trick “Ace Turnover” in New Tops, 1996.  Lou Gallo liked it and came up with his own method.  Lou’s son, Mike Gallo, saw his father’s version and came up with his own version.  Finally, Gary Plants saw Mike’s version and developed a third method.

Tom Hubbard’s “Thanks Again Norman”.

Mike Gancia’s “The Anniversary Card”.

Hideo Kato’s “Happy Couples”.