Magic research libraryMagic and science have a bidirectional relationship Magicians use science to create the illusion of magic and scientists study various aspects of the performance of magic.

Magic Perspectives views the performance of magic tricks from a multidisciplinary point of view, as described in my book Perspectives on Magic and the scholarly conjuring bibliography.

To help magic researchers, many excellent digital resources are available to make sense of the performance of magic.

Magic Research Resources

Internet Libraries

Research Libraries


  • Journal of Performance Magic: The Magic Research Group of the University of Huddersfield.
  • Journal of Magic Research: Free electronic publication dedicated to promoting scientific-based research in magic, published by Bill Spooner.
  • Gibecière: Dedicated to the history of magic published by the Conjuring Arts Research Center.

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