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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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Al Mann

Al Baker's Manuscript by Al MannTed Annemann's writing in Jinx No. 19 alludes to an obscure Al Baker manuscript that Annemann had seen when he was 17 years of age, at which time the manuscript was already old. The manuscript contained some of the first writings by a well experienced and well informed magician. It was called Al Baker’s Mental Effects. This was a remarkable collection of ideas and fabulous routines aimed especially at the mentalist/magician. Although it featured Al Baker’s Billet Reading Extraordinary, each effect in the book was a feature item.
  • Al Baker’s Billet Reading Extraordinary
  • The Billet Test...
2007 / 3 / 4
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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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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

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

Axel Hellstrom by Al MannThe Life and works of Axel Hellstrom. Contents include:
  • Hellstrom's history
  • Axel Hellstrom's mnemonic system
  • other performers
  • Hellstrom & Houdini & the S.A.M.
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.

19 pages

2007 / 3 / 10
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Al Mann

Break Through by Al MannFrom the forward by Al Mann: "The true art of mentalism is not the illusion of the stage that enchants the eye but the illusion created in the mind that enchants the thought. The mentalist's greatest gimmick is hidden in the inner recesses of his mind and therefore invisible and unexposable. This manuscript expounds the illusive, seldom exploited and little known branch of magic where the spectator unknowingly executes the 'move' that creates the miracle to the full credit of the magician! The "Headline Prediction" is indeed a headline getter for the magician and mentalist. It is a haunting...
2007 / 3 / 25
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Al Mann

Break Through (for resale) by Al MannFrom the forward by Al Mann: "The true art of mentalism is not the illusion of the stage that enchants the eye but the illusion created in the mind that enchants the thought. The mentalist's greatest gimmick is hidden in the inner recesses of his mind and therefore invisible and unexposable. This manuscript expounds the illusive, seldom exploited and little known branch of magic where the spectator unknowingly executes the 'move' that creates the miracle to the full credit of the magician! The "Headline Prediction" is indeed a headline getter for the magician and mentalist. It is a haunting...
2010 / 8 / 2
  
Al Mann

Cero-Mentics by Al MannA study in thought prints.
  • Mastic Mysteries
  • The RMS Principle
  • The Deluxe Jupiter Gimmick
  • The Gemini Slate
  • Donovon's Dust
  • Cero-Mentics
  • Thought Prints
  • The Fellow Traveller
  • The Million Dollar Gimmick
  • The Unseen Specter
  • The Inverted Mark
  • The Mediums Tablet...Plus A Bonus... The Book From Sumer! Which combines the elements of a books test with thought prints!
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. ...
2007 / 3 / 25
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Al Mann

Challenges by Al MannDetails a true story of Himber challenging Dunninger. Al takes this as inspiration to think about challenge type of effects where somebody challenges you to read his mind.

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.

10 pages

2007 / 3 / 25
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Al Mann

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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Classified (for resale)

Al Mann

Classified (for resale) 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
16 pages

[Note: All Al Mann manuscripts are unbound. They are complete, 100% original (from Al Mann's garage) and do include the heavy front and back covers. The loose leafs can be glue bound, spiral bound, hole punched, or kept loose.]

2010 / 8 / 2
  
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

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

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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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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Mental-Ettes (for resale)

Al Mann

Mental-Ettes (for resale) 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 ...
2010 / 8 / 2
  
Al Mann

Mind Your Poker by Al MannPart II from Al Mann Zodiac Series. You will find here several card techniques and a special card trick: how to deal five Aces to any seat at the poker table with a shuffled and cut deck. From the introduction, by Al Mann: I have been told by magicians who should know, that Poker demonstrations and Mentalism should not mix. I disagree with the above 100%... I have seen the amazed look in the eyes of a person when the Mentalist reads his mind... And I have also seen the terrible look in the eyes of the spectator after the miracle man deals five aces (4 aces and the joker), to any seat at the...
2007 / 3 / 17
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Mind Your Poker (for resale)

Al Mann

Mind Your Poker (for resale) by Al MannPart II from Al Mann Sodiac Series. You will find here several card techniques and a special card trick: how to deal five Aces to any seat at the poker table with a shuffled and cut deck. From the introduction, by Al Mann: I have been told by magicians who should know, that Poker demonstrations and Mentalism should not mix. I disagree with the above 100%... I have seen the amazed look in the eyes of a person when the Mentalist reads his mind... And I have also seen the terrible look in the eyes of the spectator after the miracle man deals five aces (4 aces and the joker), to any seat at the...
2010 / 8 / 2
  
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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