Imagine the ability to tell which is a spectator’s card from nothing more than fleeting, unconscious reactions to seeing it amongst several others. This is exactly the illusion you create with... More > “Poker Faced”.
Though this mind-twisting feat of psychological magic is 100% impromptu, success is always guaranteed, leaving you free to develop your performance. Presented as a legitimate psychological experiment, this effect will quickly become a regular feature of your close up mental magic routine, with spectators clamouring for a turn.< Less
From the book “Naked Mentalism” and presented as a standalone effect, the Fully-Scripted Naked Book Test is a book test like no other. Designed to emulate the powers of a genuine psychic,... More > there’s no physical component: no handling, no gaffs, nothing to write down, peek or burn. Nothing. Simply walk up to a stranger reading anything written in English, ask them to select a word in a fair test of your ability. You reveal the concept the word embodies and the word itself. You can even do it over the phone. The script itself can be learned and used as is, or you can improvise to suit your own style and approach. The data for the model underlying the Fully-Scripted Naked Book Test is presented as an appendix to enable you to do just that.< Less
Just Routine contains three strong and reassuringly mature multi-phase routines, which develop the concept of partially stacked stripper decks I first explored in the book... More > "Stripped and Stacked".
“The Broken Deck” revolves around the idea of a deck being somehow faulty. No matter what the performer does, the same card keeps appearing at points in the deck designed to be as random as can be. “The Right Envelope” is about a long chain of randomness leading to a sealed prediction that has been in the spectator's possession all along. Finally, “Your Card” begins as a cheap trick but soon descends into the strange, psychological world of muscle reading - but without the risk of failure.
Contains full details of all the stripper deck sleights you'll need.< Less
Electronics is a world seldom visited by most magicians or mentalists, and yet top-flight performers regularly use electronics in their acts to create miracles that fool not just audiences but also... More > others in the business. In this first part of the second volume of Electronics for Magicians I introduce several complete modules that can detect sound, vibration and human touch, as well as modules to create timed outputs and to run external equipment, including a heating element for flash product users. I also show how to combine these to create new effects. Electronics for Magicians 2 series will further spark your magical creativity in ways and directions you never thought possible.< Less
After extensive testing by experienced performers, the wait is finally over. This book represents a new departure in the field of mentalism. The techniques it contains will enable you to perform... More > impromptu, without the usual tools, techniques and compromises. You could, if you wish, perform naked to prove there’s no subterfuge. Track a spectator's thought process as she makes choices, harness psychological forces, turn misses into hits, perform book tests for complete strangers (even over the phone), but above all, replace the intuition of the psychic with solid models of the world that give hit rates far higher than the real thing can ever hope to achieve. Click on the title for back cover quotes and preview...
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NEW LOW PRICE!Make the world's most versatile gaffed deck work harder with this exhaustive range of cuts, shuffles, sleights and other techniques. Create unique stripper-based magic, and in... More > conjunction with your existing sleight-of-hand skills, uniquely strong and convincing effects. Spread throughout are plenty of hints and tips, and 18 demonstration effects to get you thinking about the deeper capabilities of this uniquely flexible deck.< Less
While this book continues my commitment to publishing quality work for the stripper deck, it’s not all about the world’s most versatile and examinable gaffed deck. Granted, it shows how... More > to use partial stacks to create magic made all the stronger by emerging from a shuffled deck. It also shows how to merge stacks to create full routines, and even shows how to update effects from yesteryear using the deck’s unique qualities.
On the other hand, the 22 professional effects also cover divining random words found by the spectator in a shuffled alphabet deck, how to enhance your reputation with a tarot deck, how to beat tightly controlled experiments by delivering feats of precognition, and even how to test the spectator’s own intuitive abilities.
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This book takes the 27-page priming section from the previous volume and expands it into a full second book.
At its core are the 66 priming categories along with notes about their individual... More > properties. The majority are in print here for the first time. There’s also a full description of why various priming techniques work, extensive advice on their use (including how to reveal a difficult spectator’s unspoken, discarded options – in the order she has them), a section of full effects, and an extensive appendix of extra data.
Also described is the powerful and flexible Pragmagram technique, used to create revolutionary effects such as the Naked Book Test. When combined with priming, this allows you to deliver seemingly genuine precognitive insights into the spectator’s thoughts before she has them.
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Electronics is a world seldom visited by most magicians or mentalists, and yet top-flight performers regularly use electronics in their acts to create miracles that fool not just audiences but also... More > others in the business. In this first volume of “Electronics for Magicians” I introduce a cast of electronic components and show that they’re simple to understand. I then show you how to combine them into useful modules, and finally I present several full projects. Fascinating but above all practical, “Electronics for Magicians” will spark your magical creativity in ways and directions you never thought possible – while leaving all the dull theory behind. "I love it and you can quote me on that" - Paul Brook< Less