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Paul Hallas

Paul Hallas was born in Huddersfield, England in 1956. He is a performer, creator and writer with over 16 books on magic and mentalism produced since 1979. He has released a number of packet effects, perhaps the most well known being "ESPecially Wild" and "Hare Raising Hats" along with several instructional DVD's.

Now resident in Ocala, FL, USA, Paul is available to lecture for your club or magical convention.


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O.O.P.S. 4: On Other People's Shoulders

O.O.P.S. 4: On Other People's Shoulders by Paul HallasMr. Wiggley Card Revelation – A fun way of finding a selected card for youngsters. The prop required can be constructed in a couple of minutes from something you probably have in your home.

Kane’s Kabbala – Paul’s handling of a Peter Kane four ace routine eliminating the palm required, the aces and suggesting a neat follow up.

Witch Frog – The origami card frog routine, popularized by Michael Close, revisited. All the magic happens in the child’s (or adult’s) hands.

Mnemonics VS Magic - Twenty cards are removed from a shuffled deck and recorded. A spectator mixes these twenty cards again and...

Paul Hallas19 Nov 2015$12.00

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Inkubators by Paul HallasBlank pieces of paper become dollar bills then one of these becomes a $10 bill. There is also a bonus routine with a new take on the classic Twisting the Aces plot.

1st edition 2015, 4 pages.

Paul Hallas1 Mar 2015$0.00

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O.O.P.S. 3: On Other People's Shoulders

O.O.P.S. 3: On Other People's Shoulders by Paul HallasAnother in the popular O.O.P.S. series by Paul Hallas. As before, no more than average card skills are required for the card stuff (some basic moves may be mentioned but not fully detailed) and the booklet contains nine items, a mix of card magic and mentalism.

Contents include:

Four Play - A perfect impromptu card item for a group of four. Three people select cards and a fourth card selected is used to reveal the other three.

The Up and Down Cut - A different approach to a standard card force.

Monge ESP - A simple idea with ESP cards or do it impromptu with your business cards....

Paul Hallas6 Feb 2015$12.00

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O.O.P.S. 2: On Other People's Shoulders

O.O.P.S. 2: On Other People's Shoulders by Paul HallasOOPS 2 contains ten strong card effects, for the most part familiar plots with economy of move construction and/or great presentations. They are:

Buddah's Card to Wallet - An enlightened look at a familiar card plot with a pathway item described for good measure.

Like Clockwork - Finally, a stripped down version of an Albright classic perfect for table hoppers.

That's Definitely It! - Combine a simple method and a great presentation and you always get a worker.

Spell Checker - Let me spell it out for you, this is a great way of finding cards that match one freely selected by someone....

Paul Hallas5 Jun 2014$12.00

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Mentalism with Cards

Mentalism with Cards by Paul HallasPaul's highly thought of small print run hardcover book of 2012 now available as an ebook. 154 large pages, packed with information on the subject matter. Mainly focusing on playing cards but there are also chapters on ESP cards, number cards, alphabet cards, design decks etc.

Yes, some effects are fully described but the book is primarily a great reference source with discussion and recommendations of effects within the various categories of mentalism with cards.

Here are a few comments on the book...

"I'd be astonished if you didn't unearth some really terrific effects here that...
Paul Hallas6 Jan 2014$38.00

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Mainly Close Up

Mainly Close Up by Paul HallasMainly Close Up was Paul Hallas's first book published in 1979 and has been unavailable for around 30 years. Rather than just copy the book for an e-version it was re-typed and some corrections made and additional comments made from a 2013 perspective. Some of the original sketches have been left, others removed as not necessary and occasionally some photos added. Twenty seven ideas are described (though a couple will need patter updates) and it is perhaps Paul's most varied collection. As the title suggests, the book is mainly close up, and mostly cards, but also a couple of coin items, a stretching...
Paul Hallas1 Jan 2014$10.00

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Mindful Mentalism Volume 2

Mindful Mentalism Volume 2 by Paul HallasThis time Paul casts his net further afield with contributions from several countries.
  • Introduction and Foreword
  • Hunter's Birthday Billets
  • Runes and Billet
  • Stepping Stones
  • Money Clip
  • The HH Cabaret Card Divination
  • Astral Journey
  • Doing Time
  • Ronaldo's SpecWriteR
  • Back To The Future
  • Happy and Sad
  • Surprising Mail
  • Your Choice, My Bet
  • The 3-Phase Routine
  • Colour In Mind
  • Think Of Any Card Supplement
  • Still Thinking Of A Gray Elephant
  • Dot's Quite Good
  • 52 Different Objects
  • With Thanks To Vernon and Derman
  • Dining Table Deception
  • If
  • Psychic Cafe
  • Colour Sense
  • Sunset
  • Karmic Connection ...
Paul Hallas14 Jun 2013$18.00

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The Psychic Agent and Other Odd Demonstrations

The Psychic Agent and Other Odd Demonstrations by Paul HallasA Winning State of Mind
In which the spectator makes all the choices. But still ends up with four aces.

The GPS Card Trick
The present location finds a selected card. No GPS required.

Foxy Double Card Stab Revisited
A strong repeat card stab suitable for table hopping.

The Time Travel Experiment
Three standard effects routined together into a time travel presentation, you probably already have the knowledge or props needed except for an inexpensive science toy.

The Psychic Agent
The story of an entertainment agent who always knew the perfect act for the booking, and managed...

Paul Hallas24 May 2013$12.00

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Mindful Mentalism Volume 1

Mindful Mentalism Volume 1 by Paul HallasA compilation of over twenty mental routines from U.K. sources, some well known names among them.
  • Stranded (Arthur Setterington and Paul Hallas)
  • Book Test Prompter (Eddie Burke)
  • Roger’s E.S.P. Prediction (Roger Curzon)
  • Blind Faith (Peter Duffie)
  • Symbolic Harmony (Ron and Nancy Spencer)
  • One For Ken (Barry Stevenson)
  • The Predictograph (Terry Liversidge)
  • Lucifer’s Lotto (Dan O'Donoghue)
  • Premon-notion (Jack Jansen)
  • A Letter From Australia (Peter Kane)
  • Con Text (Lewis Jones)
  • A Calculated Experiment (Paul Hallas)
  • Blind Date (Jim Cuthbert)
  • Zenner PK (Paul Hallas)
  • Another Cyclic Prediction (Paul Flory) ...
Paul Hallas26 Jan 2013$18.00

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Still Small, Still Deadly

Still Small, Still Deadly by Paul HallasThe sequel to Small But Deadly and a continuing exploration of packet tricks, their creators and the evolution of plots and methods, discussion and analysis of effects plus routines to add to your repertoires. If you loved the first book, then you'll love this one too. Over 180 large 8.5 x 11 inch, information packed pages.

Includes effect contributions from:

Foreword by Art Emerson. Bonus trivia, the ebook also includes Paul's original cover design which was eventually...
Paul Hallas3 Jan 2013$22.00

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Beyond Svengali: applying the svengali principle to mentalism

Beyond Svengali: applying the svengali principle to mentalism by Chris Wardle & Paul HallasHere, Chris Wardle explores the use of long and short cards (Svengali Deck style) for mental magic presentations. Whilst initially he gives some background to the Svengali deck and how to make and handle one, some routines use variants on the deck and several don't use playing cards at all. There are thirteen routines from Chris plus some additional commentary and a bonus routine from publisher Paul Hallas. Chances are after reading this you'll not think of the Svengali deck in the same way again.

Since the appearance of this booklet (his third) Chris authored Magic For Everyone (2006) and...

Chris Wardle &
Paul Hallas
23 Dec 2012$12.00

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O.O.P.S: On Other People's Shoulders

O.O.P.S: On Other People's Shoulders by Paul Hallas26 effects, mostly cards, some coins plus others. Some of the effects previously appeared as magazine contributions, some are in print for the first time, including the 'PHS Control' and 'So Easy Card Stab'.

The e-edition differs slightly from the print edition in that one effect was removed due to its inclusion in Paul's hardcover book Mentalism With Cards. Paul substituted a sponge ghost routine plus another idea.

"It's a terrific book" - Cameron Francis, (USA).

"Love your take on my '8D Trick' and 'Diminishing Not Likely'" - Paul Gordon, (U.K.)

"Another useful collection. I was doing the card...

Paul Hallas9 Dec 2012$14.00

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The Best of Alchemy Card Magic

The Best of Alchemy Card Magic by Paul HallasAlchemy ran for a brief two years and was much loved by its subscribers. Appearing every two months it was also a unique magazine in that it was what is called a "house" magazine put out by not one magic dealer but two, Practical Magic and PH Marketing. There were no columnists, just tricks. There were 92 tricks described in just 12 issues.

Being a past editor of the magazine Paul has picked out what he thought were the best card contributions, nineteen in all. If you missed the magazine, you will find these effects worthy of your attention. For the most part, these are easy effects to do....

Paul Hallas7 Dec 2012$10.00

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Basic, Basic Card Magic

Basic, Basic Card Magic by Paul HallasWhere to start and what's important.

This is a well thought out and compact introduction to card magic by Paul Hallas. He teaches you the most important sleights and tricks that go along with these sleights.

From the introduction:

If you learn a sleight, learn a trick to do with it. Don't learn moves you have no tricks for, what is the point? Better to know a few moves that you can do many effects with than many moves that you are not sure what to use for. Just like magicians have drawers full of tricks they never use why fill up your mind with moves (and waste time learning them)...
Paul Hallas7 Dec 2012$8.00

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Across the Void

Across the Void by Paul HallasAn examination of the classic "Cards Across" effect which discusses and explains many methods and presentations from "thought of" cards traveling to "signed cards" or those with different colored backs. If you've used this effect, want to use it or need a great routine for your show, this is essential reading.


  • Introduction
  • Early Cards That Travel: Detailing and comments on methods by Robert-Houdin, Devant and Ponsin.
  • Cards Being 'Thought Of' Travel: Detailing Zen's method and variants, Paul Curry's variant, Henry Hardin's Kings Kards and Jacob Daley and Annemann's Acme Thought Card Pass.
  • Some Thought on Plot Variations...
Paul Hallas3 Dec 2012$12.00

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