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This is the third and final e-book in a fantastic trilogy of magic and fun. Osmosis III
concentrates on Professional ESP...using a variety of methods. And Professional Misdirection III is a must! Plus two videos of performance and instruction are included.
10 ESP Routines and ideas for performing some world class ESP effects. This is top-notch mentalism.
The Improved 3 Ace Trick. One of Paul's most popular tricks ever. J.K. Hartman asked Paul if he could use this trick (and two other of his effects) in Hartman's big book, Card Dodgery. In an interview with Joshua Jay at Vanishing, Inc., Hartman said that this trick was one of his three "GO-TO" effects when asked to perform.
The Peek and Peek Force - Learn how to use these valuable tools. Many ideas are from Eddie Fechter himself.
Four Interactive Cartoons with you...as Stickman. These 4 interactive cartoons are full of fun and adventure.
Professional Misdirection III - Don't miss this. Up your "game" with this truly professional advice.
The Monte Hall Move - Up your I.Q. with this problem, solved by Marilyn vos Savant. See things differently.
The Comedy Vanishing Wand - Learn a little-known classic of magic that can be for played for adults or the kids.
The Reverse Cull Placement Move - Perform miracles with this easy to do sleight...there are many, many uses.
Eleven Puzzles - Includes four pages logic that you can apply to your magical routines. that will take your problem solving abilities to the next level. LEARN TO USE LOGIC.
1st edition 2016, 36 pages.
Reviewed by Roy Eidem
★★★★★ Date Added: Tuesday 01 November, 2016
Paul has done it again. Osmosis III takes up and continues with delightful magic after Osmosis I & II. The read is almost like sitting at the table with him & having a conversation. Fun magic and inside pointers on misdirection that can only come from a seasoned worker. Great tooth pick puzzles too for at the bar mind benders.
Reviewed by Michael Lyth (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Tuesday 01 November, 2016
This only deserves praise to its author for providing sound workable ideas with not to much jargon and always credit where credit due to past/present performers like the rest of his work practical usable and importantly beneficial to its readers with rewarding results in there performances. I got this before mentioned in the next roadshow magazine by Rick Carruth (Magic Tips and Tricks: Rick Carruth) as he too loves all Paul's work and will give a much better in depth revue I am too busy with stick man fighting dragons
Reviewed by Jack Skalon
★★★★★ Date Added: Monday 31 October, 2016
This is Paul’s latest release and the 3rd and final book in his OSMOSIS Trilogy. As usual not only does the book contain real world effects, Paul goes in depth as to the mechanics, theory, and psychology of each effect.
The book starts off explaining the difference between someone just doing tricks and a true magician. In one word. “ENTERTAINMENT”. Paul explains what that means. In magic the trick itself is a small part of performing. ** Next up is ESP, ROUTINES, IDEAS, PATTER. Paul explains how he moves from performing magic to Mentalism. Included is a routine, a cool deck switch and several ways to reveal the chosen card to end the routine. I will be using this! ** Following is a reworking of Paul’s 3 ACE TRICK. Paul is always streamlining, simplifying his effects which benefit the magician and spectator alike. Every move is covered in detail. The kicker at the end is super strong. This trick will well be worth the effort and time needed to master. ** Moving on, Paul covers the PEEK and PEEK FORCE. Invaluable tools. To me knowing what the chosen card always is, makes for an ultimate out when something goes wrong in the trick. This is something I will start using. ** The section on PROFESSIONAL MISDIRECTION III is part 3 of the series started in OSMOSIS I & II. This is a must read! Very in-depth. (Also included is a video clip of the Bluff Pass) ** The Comedy Magic Wand is a prop you can make. I do a fair amount of magic for kids and they love crazy magic wands. This is a winner that will play well for and age show. ** The Reverse Cull Placement Move contains a video clip further explain the move. Can be used for reveal a card or as a force. This is sweet!
Paul includes some interactive STICKMAN Adventures for fun as well as things related to improving your IQ and problem solving skills (THE MONTE HALL MOVE, ELEVEN PUZZLES).
I have several of Paul’s books and in my opinion each one is a gold mine. The instructions, explanations, theory, ins/outs are all very thorough. AND you can’t beat the price. After going through OSMOSIS III, I will definitely be adding OSMOSIS I & II even if just for the PROFESSIONAL MISDIRECTION section alone. My review really doesn’t give this book justice. You really should get OSMOSIS III. You won’t regret it.
Well done Paul!