Magicians have been captivated by the Gozinta Box since it was first introduced to the magic world by Lubor Fiedler in 1970. The essence of the gozinta plot in magic is that an object fits into itself—a topological anomaly.
The word gozinta (also ‘gazinta’) is a form of eye dialect, just like words such as fella for fellow or helluva instead of “hell of a”. The word gozinta was introduced by primary school teachers to explain long division using the gozinta method: 2 gozinta 4, 3 gozinta 6 and so on.
This ebook discusses the gozinta box plot in detail, including its history, forms of presentation and instructions on how to design and construct your own props. Scroll further down for some gozinta videos, versions and an extensive bibliography. Click on the image to download a free sample.
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Gozinta Boxes Performances
The subtlety to of the plot of the Gozinta Box routine requires a careful presentation to achieve the maximum effect. These videos provide some inspiration on how to handle the boxes.
Gozinta Boxes Magic Tricks
Lubor Fiedler discovered the principle behind the gozinta box when tidying his house. He placed two empty boxes into each other and noticed how they seemed to fit almost perfectly. This real-life situation inspired him to develop the Lubor Die, which later became known as the gozinta boxes. The trick has been marketed several times under different names:
- Ken Brooke, Driebeck Die (1977).
- Fun Incorporated (Royal Magic), In-N-Outer Boxes (1981).
- Tenyo, Parabox (1993)
- Paul Harris Presents, Lubor’s Gift (2014).
- Empire, In N’ Outer Box.
- Funtime Innovations, Gozinta Boxes.
- Funtime Innovations, Ian Adair’s Gozinta Envelopes.
Gozinta Boxes Bibliography
Overview of publications on the gozinta plot in magic and the word gozinta in general.