What Are Trade Secrets?

Trade secrets -- as in, "Hey, want to trade secrets?" -- are secrets that magicians consider to be important to all parts of their art. They are not magic tricks per se, but concepts, ideas, theories, and methods that are part of a wide variety of tricks. For example, a magician might use a "stooge" in a mentalism act, as part of a card trick, or to assist with the glue in a torn-and-restored newspaper routine.

Now let's learn some of magic's most carefully guarded trade secrets!

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