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This is not about construction of a magic square. This is about presenting and representing a magic square in such a manner that the audience cannot uncover your secrets by doing a simple search on the internet, which is what is happening to most of the magic square routines these days.
5 solutions for alternative presentations/representations for a magic square are provided along with some bonus ideas.
A novel and self working routine is included which uses the magic square principles in a clever and unconventional manner but does not actually use a magic square. This refreshing routine is extremely easy to perform. No math or memory are involved for the performer. This is a novel technique of using the fundamental magic square principles without actually constructing a magic square but using it as a prediction or a force.
3 alternative handlings and 2 optional handlings are also included along with the necessary blank templates for you to print and use.
This is a 'must have' knowledge for everyone who is into the performance of magic square based routines.
"Your magic square ideas are brilliant. Ways to avoid square is literally thinking outside the box. Love it." - Marc Salem
1st edition 2016, 25 pages
word count: 3758 which is equivalent to 15 standard pages of text
Reviewed by David Burmeister (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Monday 19 June, 2017
Another GREAT EBOOK by THE UNKNOWN MENTALIST. I personally like the idea for THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. If you use a peek wallet (Or any other information stealing device) and also your own way of calculating the magic square (Pardon me saying the magic square) you have it made. You can have the spectator secretly write down a two or three digit number and place it in your peek wallet. Now the performer can sense some numbers to place on THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. Now the performer can give a reading for the spectator (COLD READING) based on the spectator selecting one horizontal and vertical row only. At the end the performer can say based on your choices your AURA NUMBER is ____ (The same number that the spectator thought of in his mind and was placed in the peek wallet.) The spectator can be given the business card in the wallet at the end of the reading if he so wishes or just THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. Again, well done UNKNOWN MENTALIST
Reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Wednesday 27 July, 2016
The Unknown Mentalist gives some excellent, practical advice on how to camouflage a magic square so that it doesn't look like a magic square or the dreaded mathe-magic. It's all in the presentation, of course, and he supplies you with a really good, straightforward, pure magic square routine that looks simply like adding random numbers, not necessarily selected as numbers. (Get the ebook, and you'll find out what I mean.)
Audiences are more sophisticated these days, and what was once astonishing in the gas-light era is just ho-hum in the Internet age. It's nice to read this thoughtful ebook. We need more writing like this to help us tweak classic performance tools for the 21st Century. I'm sure Martin Gardner would have been proud.
Reviewed by Michael Lyth (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Tuesday 26 July, 2016
Do not be square learn to present the square with the authors creative look on this much under used item. As in the advertising words states ''This is not about construction of a magic square. This is about presenting and representing a magic square in such a manner that the audience cannot uncover your secrets by doing a simple search on the internet, which is what is happening to most of the magic square routines these days.'' Not just magic square routines but other magic effects presented to spectators should be given the same train of thought. Back to this work on squares it is vary easy reading and well thought out as is all the authors works in my increasingly growing collection of his mathematics based creative ideas. As a lover of the late Martin Gardner's works I find his ideas Must have some how influenced the unknown mentalist ? or some over mathematicians work. I would also recommend visiting http://www.markfarrar.co.uk/index.htm and to study his Magic Square resource page it will stimulate like this work by the Unknown Mentalist's your brain too.