The first part of two ebooks exploring the science of envelopes in magic and mentalism.
Inspired by and dedicated to the memory of Alan Shaxon
Over a 20 year period Scott has modified, adapted and developed the humble envelope into a utility tool that should be part of any mentalist or magicians arsenal.
In Envelopolgoy Part 1, Scott provides clear photographic manufacturing instructions which will enable you with nothing more than some envelopes, a glue stick, and a pair of scissors, to manufacture four utility devices, which will spark your imagination.
Also included are full descriptions for a number of tried and tested routines with a mental theme, for both close up and stand-up situations along with Scott's own method for his Pre-Show Q & A which has never been in print before.
- The Sideways Shaxon - Pre-show Q & A
- 21st Century Beast with Two Backs - Close up dupe
- The Invisible Hole - Peeking through Mr Shaxon's window
- Bonus Routine
- The Shaxonless Flap Envelope - Otis Manning & Ghost of a Chance Revisited
1st edition 2012, 35 pages.
word count: 8551 which is equivalent to 34 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Ewen Wilson
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Tuesday 04 December, 2012
Hot on the heels of "My Q&A" comes "Envelopology" another wee gem from Scott, these are some of Scott's ideas for taking some classic 20th Century envelope gimmicks and kicking them into the 21st Century. I cant say too much without the risk of exposing Scott's thinking but the changes he has made result, in improved handling in several areas, even more innocent looking props and in one case he has taken a very clever effect from Anneman's Practical Mental Magic that required the use of index cards and a gimmicked box and updated it using envelopes I'm really looking forward to giving this a try.
As with "My Q&A" I would strongly suggest that you get to your nearest stationery store and pick up some envelopes as soon as possible and then re read the book with envelopes in hand.
If you like to use billets, index cards and envelopes in your act then this is a great buy at £9.37p I'm looking forward to the release of Envelopology 2