Hybrid images are NOT a simple transparency effect. They are, in fact, a quite new form of optical illusion discovered at MIT in the 1990s, and which exploit the way the brain processes information.... More > Seeing the different words in the images requires only distance from the picture and, when carefully prepared, they always work. They require no special glasses, no hypnosis, and no other artificial aids. This ebook shows how to create your own hybrid text images using a free graphics software package called GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program). It is a multi-step process into which you can slot your own messages. To help you, this short ebook also provides tips on creating the images, on selecting fonts, on using colour and much more.< Less
The Electronics for Magicians series goes wireless! Yes, we're delving into the world of electromagnetism to learn how to create, use and detect magnetic fields in your work, transmit ghostly voices,... More > control props and much more.< Less
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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After four years in secret development and covert testing, the third volume in this unique series is finally here. This time, we enter a darker world never before explored in a book on mentalism. As... More > well as presenting yet more Naked effects, this book weaponises some of the “bugs” in human thinking uncovered by decades of experimental psychology and shows how to use them. Whether your style is psychic, intuitive, or master manipulator of the mind, these techniques will create compelling performances by weaving new realities in the minds of your spectators. Techniques from implanting new ideas without hypnosis to having spectators reliably conjure information that isn’t there are all presented and explained in detail.< Less
Used appropriately, a confederate and performer armed with a small wireless thumper can create an extra sense. They are equal partners in the routines they make possible, and deserve to be recognised... More > as such. However, material about wireless signalling in magic is sparse at best. This is a shame because used well and appropriately such a technique opens up new vistas of possibility. In this book, Jon Thompson explores every aspect of wireless confederate work, detailing codes, effects and routines, and giving invaluable advice about how to develop your own material.< Less