Lyons Den

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Welcome to the Lyons Den Collection.

This is a compendium of thirty-six product reviews, along with additional essays, written by Jamy Ian Swiss between 2016 and 2020. The essays take on a more personal journey as Jamy reflects on magic, how it is presented to the public, and what impact that has on the general view of magic today. The product reviews are more direct: they are deep analytical dives by the author, and surface as fully-explored breakdowns, offering readers insightful consideration. 

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November 27, 2019

For an epic near-end-of-year column, Jamy Ian Swiss gives wonderfully succinct, but deeply insightful reviews in “A Rave of Reviews.” In fact, there is so much to talk about, we are breaking the giant article into two parts. Check out this jam-packed first half, which covers five titles alone!

September 15, 2019

Steve Spill is a very funny guy and now, a serious writer. What did our reviewer think about Spill’s latest book? “I simply don’t know of a better book of real-world counsel on what it takes to perform professionally...”

February 12, 2019

To accompany his latest download on the Card on Ceiling, Jamy Ian Swiss provides this essay as “liner notes” to explore the powerful impact of this classic effect. He shares personal insights, observations... and some great stories.