It's pure visual effects that break the boundary between reality and fantasy.
We call it 'The Moon'.
When the boundary is not so clear, when you can't distinguish the reality from fantasy. Inside and outside the mirror, it's the same world.
If you can't tell, does it matter?
Reality is fantasy. Fantasy is reality.
The legend that is Paul Harris and Tayari Casel published a set of lecture notes in 1979, and in it was fantastic coin routine called ‘Twilight’.This is the introduction:
「Twilight is an unparalleled close-up discovery that transports an innocent half dollar into the twilight zone of its own mirrored reflection. While in this dimension the coin is visibly condensed, dematerialized, recreated, and reproduced-building to the spectacular "Twilight" finale in which the mirror's reflected images are instantly transformed into four genuine half dollars!
Twilight is a close-up masterpiece that destroys an audience's ability to distinguish between illusion and reality. It is unlike any coin effect you've ever seen, read or heard about. Twilight is as close to real magic as you'll ever get! 」
Fewer and fewer people know of this lecture notes 40 years later. It has gradually become the treasure of a few select coin magic lovers. However, as long as you have seen it, you will surely agree with the high praise this routine has garnered.
It seems to be as close to what real magic would look like.
During the past 40 years, Twilight has also evolved through many versions, and just a few months ago, we were fortunate to have encountered the version that is by far the cleanest and most poetic—’The Moon’.
The Japanese underground magician, Kiyoshi Satoh（佐藤喜義) is now well known amongst China’s magic enthusiasts. We have just published his card magic book ‘No Man Land’ recently, so that our Chinese friends can appreciate the beauty of Mr. Satoh's packet tricks.
‘The Moon’ is a lesser-known treasured routine of Mr. Satoh. It is a new interpretation of ‘Twilight’. Based on the original effect, Mr. Satoh changed the handling of the whole routine that even makes you totally unaware of the existence of any sleights, and have perfected the entire illusion.
A mirror, a coin, a fantasy journey.
The mirror in the routine needs careful handwork that was described in the original lecture notes. To allow everyone use it immediately, we have already made this special mirror in advance and finished the edges to achieve the best feeling.
When you are performing ’The Moon’, you are not only performing this effect, but also the 40-year evolution history of ‘Twilight’. So, we made a high-grade soft leather bag for the mirror, which is easy to carry and adds a sense of ritual to the routine.
An expanded shell and a soft performance surface will be used in the routine. Considering that most of people already have an expanded shell, we have decidedNOTto include an expanded shell.
You can learn this legendary effect right out of the box.
No difficult sleights.
Pure visual effects that break the boundary between reality and fantasy.
Detailed online instruction.
Each gimmick mirror is handmade and fully polished. The surrounding edges are smooth and neat, which provides protection allows for smooth sleights.
Ingenious gimmick design makes your magic more fantastic.
With the included soft leather case, it is easy to carry, making the routine more ritual, and can fully protect the props and extend its service life.
With the microfiber mirror cloth, you can clean the mirror anytime and anywhere.
Contents:A special handmade gimmick mirror + cleaning cloth + soft leather carrying case. [Expanded Shell is NOT included]
P/S: You will also need a soft performance surface for this routine. We recommend the leather close-up pads by TCC Presents.
A fine routine created by TCC to enhance any coin routine or perform as a grand finale would be their version of a Paul Harris creation = THE MOON BY KIYOSHI SATOH & TCC.
The effect has become much more visual with the invisible gimmick and the method is so much cleaner and quite easy. The quality as with ALL of the T.C.C. product lines of magic is exceptional.
The attention to detail is in the fine craftmanship and the dedication to EXCELLENCE is well received by your audience. A great addition to any close-up or money themed routine and as a super visual closer for any act. Bravo.
Thanks 4 high quality and super clean routines.
Dr. A.E. Nova aka Anton the Enigmatist
Excelente truco, muy buena calidad, de buen tamaño, video explicativo muy bueno.Facil de ejecutar
The routine is great and it is well-taught. Overall, I am glad I purchased this effect. However, I do think that the price is somewhat high without inclusion of a shell. But my biggest problem is that similar to another reviewer, the filament attached to the mirror came loose on one end before I even handled the mirror. I hope I will be able to repair it as he did with super glue. But at this price, the gimmick should be made in a way that this doesn't happen.
I agree with all other reviews up to this point. An elegant and classy way to get 4 coins into your coin routine. The video tutorial is clean and easy to follow. Angles are best between 45deg-135deg otherwise you may need to provide some cover with your wrist and arm. There’s a sweet spot for the spectator where the mirrored coins match exactly to the real coins when they appear. So this is great for virtual too as you can control that sweet spot for everyone. The gimmick is simple and made well with an elegant case that adds to the ambiance of the effect. Thank you TCC.
This is well made and works as in the video. I am pleased with the mirror and it is fun to preform with.
An excellent effect. I'm still practicing at this time but love the simplicity. No difficult sleights or misdirection. Only problem I encountered was that the "fishing" line came loose on one end. A drop of super glue on the tip of toothpick fixed it. The "fishing line" itself is strong enough but the fixed-glued attachment point seems to be fragile. Not difficult to repair but it came loose after only a few practice sessions. All is ok now. Would like to see a stronger attachment method . This is a truly amazing illusion that can be performed close up. Great magic !
very good , but where i can find the explanation?
The Moon encapsulates everything I love about performing close up magic. The routine is elegant, easy to understand, and stunningly visual. I also appreciate any routine that is improved with music and no talking - The Moon is it! Kudos for sharing this with the magical community. Get this - your audiences will thank you!
I love this product but the reason I didn’t give it full stars because I don’t have an expanded shell and its not common because the sets cost a lot but other than that I love the product and the carrying case it came in 9/10
Another great product from TCC. Having seen Henry Harrius routine I had to check out The Moon! The accompanying tutorial is excellent . Great work TCC!
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