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.  

Material in this issue includes:

Mike Rogers’s solution to Lou Gallo’s and Bill Dunn’s “Red and Blue Fantasy”, using just regular cards and no “Hindu Shuffle.”  This is from a letter written by Rogers to Miesel in 1965 and is titled “A Fantasy” by Miesel.

Tom Hubbard’s “A Double Gilbreath.”

Marty Kane’s “Double Nine.”

Matthew Field’s “Field Poker Divination.”