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Al Mann

(20th January 1924 - 29th August 1999)

Born in San Antonio, Texas. Stage name of Gilbert S. Aleman since 1958, previously as "Allemann". Learned in 1932 from neighborhood kids. Master mariner. Semi-pro mentalist since 1949. Pet effect: Mind Reading. Invented over 32 mental effects.

Captain Aleman was a decorated veteran of three wars; WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was licensed in 1956 as a ship master at the age of 32, upon oceans and unlimited tonnage. In 1944, he took part in the Battle for Leyte Gulf and lost his ship to enemy fire. This story is told in his book To the Sea in Ships.

In 1973 he voyaged into Baffin Bay above the Arctic Circle, as First Officer aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Shoshone. After careful study of the Columbus "Mystery Notes" he noticed that the notes described a voyage into Baffin Bay. After 500 years he was the first to correctly interpret the notes for this obscure voyage that Columbus made to America in 1477, and published his discovery in his book The Unknown Columbus in 1993.

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Devin Knight & Al Mann

How To Move A Mountain by Devin Knight & Al MannIs it possible to move a mountain, lake, shoreline or even an island? Al Mann and Devin Knight say, “Yes.” In 1995, Al Mann wrote a rare treatise on how to do just these things.

The few magicians, who read this, glossed over it, saying the ideas were impractical and pipedreams. The ideas may have been impractical for most magicians, but they were not pipedreams. Al Mann and Devin Knight explain in detail how you can do these feats, if you have the money and resources.

They explain in detail how you can get headlines in the newspapers by moving a local peninsula a mile or two away...

2016 / 11 / 6
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Devin Knight & Al Mann

Autobend Silverware by Devin Knight & Al MannThis effect is finally available as a Do-It-Yourself PDF. The retail version with the spoons sells for $29.00. However with this PDF you can make up all the spoons you want to for about $1.00 each. Here are the details.

Al Mann and Devin Knight were some of the early originators of self bending spoon techniques. This is the REAL work on self-bending spoons developed jointly by Al Mann and Devin Knight during the mid 80s.

You get the exact method used by Devin in newspaper office through out the years to garner front page publicity. Show two spoons, one in each hand. The spectator is given...

2012 / 11 / 2
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Al Mann

Al Mann Lecture by Al MannThis DVD is a live recorded lecture Al Mann gave in Vienna, Austria, at the 1. Wiener Zaubertheater, on November 25th 1984. To my knowledge this is the only DVD available today showing Al Mann in action. The quality is remarkably good for a live unscripted recording from a single camera from the 80s. It runs for a bit over 1 hour and 40 minutes.

It is a wonderful video to watch and see Al in action, as well as pick up a number of tips and several excellent routines. He also explains a fantastic card force he credits to Robert Parrish. This force is so fair and completely absent of any sleight-of-hand,...

2008 / 4 / 9
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Devin Knight & Al Mann

Secrets of the Non-Liftable Person by Devin Knight & Al MannLearn the secrets behind having the ability that no one can lift you, be you man or woman. A strong man attempts to lift you off the floor and easily does so. A few minutes later he is unable to lift you! An amazing, yet easy to do feat. No gimmicks, just know how. This feat has been featured on TV and in side shows. You get four different methods. Two were used by Al Mann who taught them to Devin Knight and are little known. You also get the Resista Girl method that was sold by dealers many years ago.

Many mediums used these methods during séances to show that spirits prevent them from...

2017 / 8 / 27
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Devin Knight & Al Mann

The Glass Box Revisited and Other Predictions by Devin Knight & Al MannIf you already own The Glass Box Prediction PDF this expanded version will only cost you $25 instead of $40.00.

"The Glass Box Revisited is a fascinating must read addition to the classic headline prediction story. The many tips and bits of business Devin has revealed will be of great interest to mentalists from neophyte to professional, especially the tech age information that brings everything up to date." - Larry Becker
This is the Glass Box Prediction on steroids! New and exciting techniques that take the original glass box far beyond anything you imagined possible. Almost double the size of the first release with...
2011 / 12 / 28
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Devin Knight & Al Mann

Unwritten Thought by Devin Knight & Al MannA participant thinks of two words with opposite meanings. The performer tells him to decide upon one word and to forget the other. He settles on a word in his mind after deciding from several thousand possibilities. He does not look at a list of words, but freely decides on a word in his mind. He is not to tell the performer the final word or write it, just concentrate on it. The performer picks up a piece of cardboard and with no fishing or questions; writes a word and shows it to the participant and audience. Let's assume the performer wrote: 'Beautiful'. The performer says, "Does that define...
2019 / 3 / 16
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Al Mann

Al Mann on Mentalism by Al MannAl Mann was one of the most creative minds in mentalism. Author of over hundred pamphlets with such intriguing titles as 'The Tesseract', 'Page of Swords', 'The Kolophon', 'Acidus Plus' Martin Breese managed to persuade him to make an audio recording in order that mentalists may get to know him better. You will hear Al Mann describe how he first became involved with magic. He details some of his experiences and early influences and describes an effect which is seldom seen today - reading a message in the dark.

Bert Reese is discussed and his methods described. Al knew Dunninger and often...

2007 / 10 / 5
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Devin Knight & Al Mann

Al Mann's Sensational Boiler Escape: A Psychic Dematerialization by Devin Knight & Al MannA rare insight into Al Mann's least-known manuscript, The Sensational Boiler Escape. In 1987, Mann revised this effect and sold the exclusive rights to Devin Knight as a unique demonstration of psychic powers to be used on a TV show. The effect was as follows:

The performer is visibly locked into an examined metal boiler, which is then filled with boiling water! The performer claims he will be able to survive the scalding waters because of his psychic powers. The level of the water is seen rising on the indicators and the temperature is recorded on the boiler's thermometer.

The boiler...

2013 / 7 / 24
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Devin Knight & Al Mann

Non-Verbal Transmission by Devin Knight & Al MannImagine the performer going to a corner in any room, turning his back so he can’t see what is going on and having someone just point to a card from a deck spread face up on a table. With no verbal communication from his assistant, the performer then reveals the card.

He does this without seeing the deck and without the aid of secret electronics. The performer can be closely watched and nothing will be found to be amiss. This is a real fooler done under test conditions and will fool many magicians.

Full Effect: The mentalist or medium goes to a corner of the room and turns his back. He...

2019 / 9 / 24
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Devin Knight & Al Mann

The Incredible Feats of Jason Michaels by Devin Knight & Al MannJason Michaels was an extraordinary psychic during the 80s. (Jason was actually a pseudonym of Devin Knight.) He shot to national stardom almost overnight with his headline predictions that appeared to be the real thing; even to top mentalists such as Al Mann. He stunned reporters nationwide with his ability to levitate in newspaper offices. Yes, before self-levitations became popular Jason Michaels was doing it. That is because he was one of the early innovators of the effect. It did not stop there; he made himself invisible, caused clouds to vanish from the sky and outdid other mentalists...
2014 / 5 / 20
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Al Mann

The Purloined Thought by Al MannThis is the best and most exhaustive work on billets. It is a treatise on the history, methodology and technique on the use of torn billets in the mentalist’s art of thought reading. It starts with an in depth study of the history and evolution of the Center Tear and goes on to detail more work on billets than you could use in a lifetime. The Thirteen Chapters are:
  • Initium
  • Blue Ribbon Effects
  • Facts
  • Prophesy
  • Qanda Central
  • The Covert Tear
  • Tear And Read Methods
  • The Young Lions
  • Pyramid Power
  • Sans Tear Methods
  • Pre-Torn Missives
  • Sealed Messages
  • The Day Of The Sit-Tores ...
2007 / 3 / 26
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O'Daneven's Secret by Al MannEffect:

One to four spectators choose a design out of a choice of 16 designs. The performer either reads their minds or has their choices predicted in advance.

The method is a clever combination of known mentalism principles.

You will receive a manuscript of 7 pages explaining various routines for O'Daneven's Secret. You will also receive a printed cardboard similar to the cover image of this product. (This is the original print run Al Mann made. It is therefore an original Al Mann item.) To assemble the prop there is a bit of cutting and gluing necessary but nothing a second grader...

2009 / 6 / 28
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Al Mann

The Shattered Chalice by Al Mann
  • Pyro-Sorcery - Eight methods for causing a borrowed newspaper to burst into flame!
  • Arrested Oxidation - Commanding a piece of paper held in a flame not to burn!
  • The Shattering Chalice -Smashing glass by thought! Devil's Tears; The Devil's Flask; The Iron Duchess; The Ghost Bullet; The Pulverised Window Pane; The Glass Key (by Ted Lesley)
  • The Falling Block
  • Cosmic Motion - Several brilliant new effects utilizing the Pendulum Principle, including movement at a distance!
  • Bonus Section - The Cobra, 8 pages of how to do the snake charming act - for real! Plus, a very cool levitating doll trick ...
2007 / 3 / 24
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Al Mann

The Tools of Omar by Al MannThe Tools of Omar is a collection of nail-writing effects. It collects the AME manuscripts, The Naked Thought, The Gilded Quill, The OSS Writer, Challenges, The Invisible Book. Plus history and types of writers. Plus The Ghost Writer and other new effects.

Only about 40 copies were sold in total. So this is an extremely rare book, a true collector item as well as a treasure chest of effects and secrets.

[Note that page 97 is blank. At least it is blank in all copies I have seen.]

104 pages

2007 / 3 / 27
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Devin Knight & Al Mann

The Glass Box Headline Prediction by Devin Knight & Al MannThese are the original directions that came with a clear plastic box and papers. You do not need any special plastic box as any small clear box can be used. If you already own the more expensive Glass Box Revisited ebook then you already have most of this information as most of this was reprinted in that ebook.

Back in 1986 Devin Knight who performed as a professional psychic shocked the world with a headline prediction that involved the Newfoundland plane crash that killed over 200 people. The prediction had been held by a state senator. News of this went worldwide and the story was carried in over 2000 newspapers....

2015 / 8 / 1
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Classified by Al MannIncluded in this manuscript are effects that Al Mann himself calls "Spiritual Mentalism". Mind Reading, Future Prediction, Esp, Telepathy, Book Tests and much more are all included in this brilliant manuscript.
  • Omar's Prognosis
  • Outdone-Outdid
  • Top Secret Ii
  • Enchantment
  • Bonus: A Discussion On "Lorant", Meaning Long Range Telepathy
Note that this manuscript comes unbound in a package of loose sheets, the way Al Mann stored them. You can bind them anyway you like, or leave them unbound, perhaps only hole punch them and put them in a binder.

16 pages

2007 / 3 / 14
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Devin Knight & Al Mann

Secret of Touching Cobras - Without Getting Bitten by Devin Knight & Al MannThe first book of its kind, it contains information you will not find elsewhere on the inside secrets of snake magic and snake charming.

Have you ever wondered how magicians and snake charmers touch deadly cobras on the nose and NOT GET BITTEN? Well, it is not just nerve. It is a clever trick that few people know how it is done. Both Al Mann and Devin Knight have done this trick many times. Al Mann learned the secrets in India from street magicians and passed the information on to Devin Knight. Devin performed this trick when he was visiting China. Both Al Mann and Devin Knight improved upon...

2015 / 3 / 30
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Devin Knight & Al Mann

Improved Lexicon Phenomena by Devin Knight & Al MannImportant: These are not directions for making this yourself. These are the directions that came with this trick that sold for $150. 00. This PDF is designed for collectors who may have the props, but no directions, magic historians, and those simply curious as to how this trick was done. Well worth the small price just to see how this incredible trick was accomplished. Considered by reviewers to be the best trick Devin Knight ever released.

Two participants secretly choose words from a "real vocabulary book" containing hundreds of words. There are no duplicate words in the book's word list....

2016 / 4 / 29
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Al Mann

Mental-Ettes by Al MannA collection of provocative mental effects. Includes:
  • A Link With Eternity (An Object Lesson In The Art Of Mindreading)
  • To Command The Elements (Weather Prediction)
  • Thot-Prints 1 (Test By Fire)
  • Thot-Prints Ii (Passing Thoughts)
  • Mental-Kinesis (Spoon Bending)
  • Dinner Table Yoga (Levitation)
  • The Mystery Of The Triplets (Math Mentalism)
  • The Sans Tear Center Method (Billets)
  • The Unseen Tear
  • Sealed And Torn Messages
  • Gemel's Messages
  • The Tretology Of Dionysus
  • The Mystic Chalice
  • Typhon's Tongs
  • Herpicks' Tongs
  • Psychic Feedback
  • Suspended Animation
  • The Pharaoh's Palm ...
2007 / 3 / 17
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Al Mann

Master Slate Secrets Part I by Al MannThe first part in this four part series deals with effects done with ordinary slates, ungimmicked and without flaps, that anyone can do without having to invest in expensive trick slates.

Note that this manuscript comes unbound in a package of loose sheets, the way Al Mann stored them. You can bind them anyway you like, or leave them unbound, perhaps only hole punch them and put them in a binder.

27 pages

2007 / 3 / 24
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