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Magical Criticisms

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Magical Criticisms
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EditorsHugh Mackay
First issueOctober, 1921
Final issueOctober, 1922
Alfredson/Daily#4225, 4230
Total issues5

Magical Criticisms was a quarterly Magic Periodical published by Hugh Mackay (of Scotland) under the pseudonym Sirius from 1921-1922. It offered critiques of then current periodicals (and later books and effects) "containing the unbiased opinion of one who is in no way connected with the trade side of Magic."

His wife Margaret Mackay was editor of volume 2, no. 1.

Mackay issued two subsequent periodicals under the same title in January 1942, "A War-Time Edition", though apparently quite different from the original magazine.[1][2]


  • October 1921 (Volume 1, No. 1)
  • December 1921
  • February 1921
  • April 1921
  • October 1922 (Volume 2, No. 1)
  • January 1942, "A War-Time Edition"


  1. MUM, November 1962, page 325
  2. A single-issue mimeographed publication listed separately as Alfredson/Daily 4230