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Challenge Mentalism Vol. 1Basil Horwitz
Basil Horwitz - the South African mentalist - released in the 1980s seven of his treasured mentalism routines and the impact was phenomenal. There are few mentalists in the world who have not heard either the recordings or read the text which was published later. Several professional and famous mentalists use the material straight from these recordings. Each of the seven effects has been used somewhere in the world on TV.
If you would like to read a lot more about Basil's routines then see the 5 volume ebook series Mental Magick.
[For volume 2 of this recording click here.
This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD...
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Magic Castle Lecture 2008Luke Jermay
Two routines that Luke feels are reflective of some of his best work to date.
Four spectators write four numbers. A fifth adds them and the number matches a prediction as well as every spectator's result who participated in the experiment. A combination of methods cancels each other to make this an unexplainable mystery.
[This is the same routine as the second effect in Three Cheers for the Underrated.
Touching on Hoy
Three spectators are seated on chairs on stage. The performer asks each of them to close their eyes. He then taps the first spectator on the shoulder and asks them to think of a simple shape. He then taps the second spectator on...
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Telepathy in ActionOrville Wayne Meyer
This is the classic work on waking hypnosis, the publication that inspired recent writings by Kross, Enriquez, Knepper, and others. Meyer describes, in considerable detail (including scripts) the act originally developed by Professor George Lyman, and later performed by Meyer himself. Using no props, no preparation, no pre-show, and no confederates of any kind, this is a complete 45–60 minute act in itself, and plays to the largest audiences. Not recommended for beginners in mentalism, as it does require mature presentation skills. This is a highly-sought-after manuscript on "the real thing"...
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2 Draw DuplicationsTitanas
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Memories, Mayhem & MephistophelesMark Piazza
Three magic effects (Memories/Poe theme, Mayhem/Jack the Ripper theme, Mephistopheles/Satan theme) with a bizarre premise.
Memories: Mark presents Nevermore (in two versions) where Edgar Allan Poe fondly yet sadly remembers his inspiration for his classic poem, The Raven. (It's not who you think.)
Mayhem: Mark's From Hell routine (originally created for his Shuddershadow Mansion ebook) is amped up for the stage where chilling accounts of the Ripper's murders are added, bringing more tension to the routine through the power of verbal imagery.
Mephistopheles: We take a closer look at Santa's Book of Toys...
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Russian Roulette with CansTitanas
There are 6 bullets in a gun, 6 cans on the table. Can you guess which is going to fire? Do you feel lucky?
A funny Russian Roulette performance by Titanas. This time your risk is not your life but if you get wet or not.
Titanas' method is novel and has nothing to do with a similar Paul Harris idea.
1st edition 2008.
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Any Ring PK GimmickHank Morfin
The PK ring is a very versatile gimmick for the magician and particularly for the mentalist. However, most commercially available PK rings look like wedding bands. What if you're not married? What if you like to wear other style of rings? What if you want to remove the PK-ness of the ring?
Hank wanted to be able to make any ring a PK ring. He wanted something that you could always have on you and could "load" & "ditch" very quickly and easily. Hank created just that and gives you in this ebook detailed instructions of how to build this gimmick for yourself. All parts are easily and cheaply...
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A brand new totally impromptu newspaper test from the twisted mind that is Nefesch. No gaffs, no gimmicks, no preparation - everything is borrowed. Any paper or magazine, any page.
This is really strong and the construction is very clever. Imagine you borrow a newspaper or magazine and a pen. Both are totally and utterly ungimmicked. The spectator has a completely free choice of the page and circles a word on the page. You are able to predict the word he or she circles. Let me repeat that the pen is not gimmicked in any way and can be borrowed. The spectator really draws a circle. The best...
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MonuMental is a new multiple prediction effect that packs a punch. The routine is fully explained in a 40 minute video presentation that you can download to your computer. Includes two versions.
Also included on this video is Beyond. A spirit writing effect where a spectator initials all six sides of three blank business cards. Despite this, a message or prediction magically appears on one of the sides while he is holding the cards. And he can keep this as a memento. See demo on your left.
Video format is WMV and requires Media Player, Media Player Classic, or any other program that will...
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BOB - A confabulation routineLuke Jermay
This is Luke's excellently engineered confabulation routine. This routine combines several different methods to create a rather detailed prediction effect. The routine showcases the possibility of mixing such methods as mechanical forces, psychological forces, double writing, reverse engineered predictions, planted predictions and extending predictions using 'bolstering' techniques. Within the whole routine, the performer will only need to 'double write' three times. Each of these happen under the logical 'covers' of writing another piece of information. This is also a solution to the time delay...
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The spectator is offered the opportunity to create life. It's one thing for a mentalist to read a spectator, there are techniques for age estimation and cold reading is often used to explain traits of their personalities. This is not a demonstration of cold reading.
This is a demonstration of sheer thought reading. I would like you to create a character in your mind, somebody completely different from yourself - make this hard for me! I want you to decide upon, in your mind, several details of this fictitious person.
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The Princess CodebookScott Xavier
In The Princess Codebook mentalist Scott Xavier takes you through a proven modern two-person code. Imagine being in a meeting and having your client pick up any 3 personal items and write down a personal question and seal it inside of an envelope... You simply grab your cell phone and call your psychic accomplice. One by one the psychic reveals each item, exactly.
Now the hard part. Even though the question has not been seen by you nor the psychic, and it is sealed inside of an envelope, the psychic begins revealing precise details about the question.
This done for corporate clients, restaurant...
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Hanging OnSimon J. Lea
A spectator is given a new deck of cards and some clothes pegs. Tearing off the cellophane they open the deck and begin to peg cards onto a washing line. When they run out of pegs, they shuffle the deck and pick one card at random. This card helps them randomly choose one of the pegged cards.
Imagine there are 9 cards pegged to the line and they choose the 4 of diamonds - they would then count along the pegged cards stopping at the fourth card. This card is turned around and re-pegged so that the audience can see what it is.
A prediction is opened revealing the name of selected card. ...
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Exhibit ASimon J. Lea
In this effect you tell a story with the help from some spectators. All important details are given to you by them and you have no control over what they say. Despite this, these details appear inside a book of matches, inside your pocket. And a card, crucial to your story, is missing from a deck that, like the match book, has been inside your pocket the whole time.
This ebook contains everything you need to perform the effect as a 15 mins+ piece. Including tips and jokes for playing it light. Despite the macabre subject matter the laughs come easy with the spectators providing most of them...
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Larry Becker's Magic Castle LectureLarry Becker
"Everyone should work the Castle for a week. Not for the money, but for the memories." - Larry BeckerMany years ago the first mentalism trick I purchased was "Psycho II" an incredibly clever method, so clean, so fair but what a deception. Larry in his own words in 1984:
At the Psychic Entertainers Association convention in St. Louis, I was requested to demonstrate my abilities for the TV media. The effect that I chose to perform was "Psycho II". Approximately 25 years ago, I released the grand-daddy of this remarkable ESP design miracle as just plain "Psycho". It proved to be an award...
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SQUIDS: Simple, Quick, Direct and StunningRaymond Doetjes
SQUIDS is a manuscript that covers the power of ambiguous phrasing, psychological forcing and psychological subtleties to these five detailed effects. All these effects are built with true psychology in mind obviously backed up with foolproof magical methods
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Bankteller: A Money Prediction EffectRaymond Doetjes
Bankteller is a powerful money prediction effect that involves several people: You hand a volunteer a prediction envelope. You show an empty stack of envelopes, you ask several people to put one coin each in that empty envelope, whilst you look away. You let the volunteer seal the envelope. After you noticed that a few of the contributors have cheated, you ask the volunteer to open the envelope and you predicted the exact amount collected; No swami writing!
Then you ask her to take any three coins and slip them in envelopes and mix them up. You will know where each coin is.
As a final thought...
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Ode to Ekman: A Seamless Psychological IllusionSean Waters
Five audience members are asked to concentrate on one of six universal emotions. The performer reveals each person's emotion with a knowledge of "micro-expressions".
The last participant is asked to remain on stage for a final experiment. Although she does not know how, she demonstrates an even more impressive, uncanny intuitive ability.
Best of All: No one knows how and everyone is equally amazed. Honest!
1st edition 2008; 58 pages plus additional artwork.
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Ponderings: A Collection of Mental IdeasSean Waters
This ebook contains six effects and two essays. Ponderings includes: new methods of suggestion with cards, a routine based upon interpretive psychology, an effect with a dollar bill and even an easy, but effective, "con?" demonstration. I am confident that you will thoroughly enjoy the effects, but the astute reader will discover the real value between the lines. Most can be performed close-up or stand-up, one routine is primarily a "theatrical piece" (but could be applied to close-up). These routines demonstrate a philosophy of performing mental effects. There is also a thought-provoking essay...
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Cartomancy for the Non-CartomancerJohn Wellington Wells
Cartomancy for the Non-Cartomancer is a collection of two treatises on the art of giving readings with cards. The best card trick John ever did was to tell a diner cook "everything going on around me". You can do the same. Not overnight, but quickly and easily. No cold reading, no spiel reading, no gimmicks or gaffs, just plain old fashioned fortune telling.
1st edition 2008; 26 pages.
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Three Cheers for the UnderratedLuke Jermay
[This is priced to keep it out of the hands of the mere curious.]
Luke presents three wonderfully routined and thought through effects, all building on classic mentalism plots, improved by his ingenious thinking and knowledge of methods.
From the introduction:
In this manuscript we are going to examine three routines. The first, “Three Questions,” is something that I have made use of in casual settings for a while now. I think it really showcases some interesting thinking that creates a very pleasing outcome. I really hope you enjoy this and use it in your own casual performances and walk around settings. The second routine, “The Ultimate Add...
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Mentalism for MagiciansLarry Becker
More wonderful and baffling routines by the creative mind of Larry Becker.
1st edition 1981; original 66 pages; PDF 52 pages.
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World of Super Mentalism IILarry Becker
This is the second volume in Larry Becker's series of mentalism. More of the same outstanding mentalism.
In the epilogue of volume 1 Larry wrote that this might be his first and last book depending on the response he will receive. Well, the response was overwhelming and Larry answered with an even larger volume of astounding routines for mentalists. There is enough material for several full evening shows. And with a bit of thought you can use Larry's methods and principles to come up with your own unique miracles.
Here is volume one: World of Super Mentalism I.
1st edition 1979; edited and new layout in 2004; 151 pages....
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World of Super Mentalism ILarry Becker
This was Larry Becker's first book which is now available in a new layout and design as ebook. Anybody into mentalism knows the name Larry Becker who was one of the most creative forces during the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Unbelievable are his accomplishments and honors. He was winner of the "Mentalist of the Year Award", "PEA Achievement Award", "Milbourne Christopher Foundation Literary Award", "The Lederman Award", he was inducted into the "SAM Hall of Fame" and the list goes on.
Here are some of his best routines. Study them! Learn from them! This is the best of the best mentalism has to offer...
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