The Magic Rainbow by Juan Tamariz ( eBook)




About The Magic Rainbow

Tamariz wrote The Magic Rainbow to help magicians elevate their magic. Believing we can all do better than merely delivering the impossible. And explaining how to create amazement, fascination, and wonder. To give the audience the feeling, albeit fleetingly, that what they are seeing is real magic. The Magic Rainbow by Juan Tamariz.
In 1988, The Magic Way was published. A book in which Tamariz shared his amazing methods to make the magical method impossible to detect. Inside the pages of The Magic Rainbow, Juan elevates his readers’ magic beyond that.  He helps you create emotions of amazement, wonder and fascination. The feeling that what they saw actually had to have happened. As impossible as that may seem.
The Maestro shares his incredible and original methods to erase the spectators’ memories. Making the chances of them being able to back track to a method impossible. He provides techniques to create memories that heighten the impossibility of the trick. Not only now, but also in the future. He shares his own strategies for coping with mistakes that can happen during a performance. Juan teaches you how to combine comedy and drama in ways that make your magic better. He also highlights areas these two areas should isolated to make them stronger.


This book is the most important theory text Tamariz has shared with magic community. Possible even the most important magic book on theory every written. It combines essays, insight and analysis drawn from over forty years of thought by the most loved and respected magician in the world.
Beyond all that, The Magic Rainbow is a ballad to magic and magicians. With lyrics that will steer your performances to heights you had never considered achievable.
Let your audiences join you, somewhere over The Magic Rainbow.

Top magicians comments on Magic Rainbow

“The brilliance of Juan Tamariz, the greatest and most influential card magician alive, is the reason I can’t wait to read this book, cover to cover.” – David Blaine

“I’ve waited more than twenty years to read this book, and the wait was worth it. If you’ve spent years looking for magic but have only been finding tricks, this book may contain the secrets you’ve been searching for.” – Michael Weber

“The Magic Rainbow is an awe inspiring look through the eyes of a true master, the depth of thought and understanding is that of a genius. Juan’s passion for magic leaps off every page. We are lucky to both have this book and that Juan chose magic as his passion.” – Joseph Barry


The Magic Rainbow is the fruit of more than forty years of thought, study and analysis by Juan Tamariz, considered a genius of magic the world over. In 1988, Tamariz published The Magic Way, which became an immediate classic. In it he revealed a brilliant system for making the secret methods of magic effects impossible to detect. The Magic Rainbow, Tamariz takes his readers and their audiences farther up The Magic Way until they are delivered to the ultimate destination, where logical analysis is abandoned to emotions of amazement, fascination and wonder; where the feeling of magic becomes, for a while, an impossibility firmly rooted in reality.

In explaining how the magician can achieve this goal, Tamariz provides remarkable and original techniques that make it possible to erase bits of memory that might lead to the method of the trick, and how to enhance and create memories that build the impossibility of the effect both immediately and in the future. He gives an original strategy for dealing with technical mistakes when they happen during performances. He explains why and how comedy and drama combine with magic, in both bad and good ways, how to make the most effective combinations for creating astonishing and memorable magic—and much more.

The Magic Rainbow is Juan Tamariz’s magnum opus on magic-performance theory. It presents essays, explanations, revelations, insight and analysis—forty years of thinking by the world’s most respected and beloved magician. Above all, The Magic Rainbow is Juan Tamariz’s love song to magic and magicians, with lyrics that will guide your performances to their highest peaks and your audiences to the rainbow of magical emotion.

594 pages. Translated to English by Rafael Benatar.