The Spell, by William Fettes Douglas, 1864. © National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, The Bridgeman Art Library.

Magic Shows

Volume V, Number 3 | summer 2012

Wonders Never Cease

Lewis H. Lapham

Very Superstitious

Colin Dickey

Healing Spirits

Daniel Mason

W.B. Yeats, Magus

Jamie James

Stage Light

Andrew McConnell Stott

Map

Miscellany

Voices In Time

Bristling into Swine

c. 1190 BC | Aeaea

Axis of Evil

1484 | Rome

More Questions Than Answers

c. 1756 | West Africa

Rapper’s Delight

1865 | Bridgeport, CT

Receiving a Tutorial

1982 | Beaufort, SC

Revisionist History

1886 | Belgium

Let Us Now Praise a Famous Man

c. 1775 | Pennsylvania

On Better Authority

1529 | Mexico

Cat Power

1920 | Ulthar

True Blood

1732 | Hungary

Under a Spell

1844 | Tynemouth

From Ashes

c. 1177 | Neyshabur

Strange Is the Madness

1894 | Japan

Driving the Point Home

1897 | England

Waiting for Greenspan

1996 | Washington, DC

Win-Win Situation

69 | Alexandria

Raising the Dead

c. 1510 | Dôle

Feeding Frenzy

c. 405 BC | Athens

Patient, Heal Thyself

c. 1891 | Boston

Give It Time

1758 | England

Before the Fall

c. 540 BC | Babylon

Not on the Books

2008 | New York City

Disenchantment

1917 | Munich

Margin of Error

1519 | Tlaxcala

Witness Credibility

1692 | Salem

Corpse Orders

c. 700 | China

Tipping Point

1645 | Holland

Alchemy By Other Means

1786 | Philadelphia

Job Requirements

c. 300 | Syria

Phantom Rising

1842 | Brussels

Arranging a Deal

c. 1590 | London

The Master’s Tools

c. 170 | Athens

Ghost Dance

c. 1690 | Sichuan

Laws of Nature

1704 | London

Anamorphosis

1927 | Moscow

Bird Call

c. 1200 | Assisi

Necessary Evils

c. 450 BC | China

Accounting Standards

c. 1145 | Byzantium

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