One of my mentors was Orville Meyer. As a young magician in Nebraska, he had to WORK to learn tricks. He traded tricks with others by mail, did his best to figure tricks out for himself, and worked hard to meet other magicians travelling through Nebraska. Magic secrets for Orville were treasures as they were so hard to learn.
Now, in our age of the internet, there is a ton of good stuff out there. Check out this post from a magician Aaron Smith. It’s good information for the advanced magician.
Orville would have been amazed to find this stuff so easily. I don’t know if he would laugh or cry.