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This e-book has a huge variety of mind-blowing magic. There are eight big routines that are varied and entertaining.
Skinner's Jazz Aces - Leave it to the late, great Michael Skinner to come up with a variation on a classic, Peter Kane's Jazz Aces, that is not only easier to do, yet is so amazing that it will make your spectators' jaws drop. This is a MUST!
Match Burns Twice - This is an old routine that Paul has taken a step further with an extra amazing revelation and ends with a hilarious joke. This one is great for parties.
Color Changing Deck - Marlo's routine here is the best one out there...no doubt. Plus the complete hilarious patter, from start to finish is provided. This ends with a triple revelation.
VOODOO Ashes - This old routine is a dazzler. The basic routine is provided...plus, many other ideas are provided that bring this routine into the miracle category.
The 27 Card Trick - This one is similar to the 21 Card Trick - but wait until you see ideas provided by Paul that will fool any magician. This will become your favorite effect.
Marble Matrix - Paul came up with this Matrix routine when he was just a kid at his first paid show...it fooled a room full of neighborhood Moms. Paul also gives the Reverse Assembly.
Math Magic - Two math tricks (one with dice) are provided here as magic effects. Both of these effects will fool anyone and everyone. The second math trick will fool the magician performing it. You will not believe that this can even work - but it does...even a child can do this.
1st edition 2016, 25 pages.
word count: 8166 which is equivalent to 32 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Enrico Varella
★★★★★ Date Added: Wednesday 28 September, 2016
‘Thaumathurgy’ means ‘works of miracle’, and if THAUMATOLOGY is inspired by that, then these ‘Workers’ can inspire magic, works of marvels, and miracles.
One of my favourite effects is Marlo’s THE COLOUR CHANGING DECK. Ring in only one stranger-card and there is so much return on your investment. And, so is a book of matches in MATCH BURNS TWICE…MAYBE THRICE? The simple but effective reveal of a card in VOODOO ASHES may lead you to review this old effect.
There are several more in this collection of eight effects, yet they promise one thing – designed to inflict maximum impact because they have been raised to a higher realm. One example is Mike Skinner’s treatment on Peter Kane’s ‘Jazz Aces’ in SKINNER’S JAZZ ACES.
I actually started with the last two mentalism effects (‘art mathematical’) involving dice and a writing-pad. The principles are so simple, yet we tend to overlook them. Simplicity and clarity of effect are the trademarks of Paul Lelekis’s creations and choice of saintly effects.
Buy it. Go forth and be a wonder-worker!
Reviewed by Michael Lyth (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Tuesday 20 September, 2016
I like Jazz Ace routines so a chance to read the authors ideas one of which Michael Skinner - Skinner's Jazz Aces was a reason enough to purchase English born Peter Kane (1938-2004) created many memorable close-up magic effects. He also contributed articles/routines to various magic periodicals. His routine Jazz Aces which is an Ace Assembly card routine done with the aces and only four other cards which was first published in Another Card Session with Peter Kane (1971).
Peter also used to perform this effect with 2 jumbo cards. It's a simplification of Seven Card Assembly by Edward Marlo. And excellent reading /recommended research is Jerry Mentzer jazz combo.
Reviewed by Christopher Weber
★★★★★ Date Added: Tuesday 20 September, 2016
“Thaumatology” by Paul Lelekis is an awesome, fun book. The title definition is perfect: Study of the performing of miracles.
I love the great mix of material in this new book by Paul. Each one of these effects is indeed a little, or a big miracle. The non-card tricks are the kind of effects that are the perfect little trick to perform at a moment’s notice when asked to do a trick for someone. You will likely recognize many of these effects as they have been around for a while. Paul gives them new life in his fun and entertaining approach to each one of them. I particularly enjoyed revisiting “Match Burns Twice”, “Voodoo Ashes”, Marble Matrix” and “Math Magic”. These are terrific, ageless little miracles that are just so much fun to perform for people. Fantastic icebreakers that will get people talking!
The card effects presented here are all killers that stand alone. “Jazz Aces”, “27 Card Trick”, “Color Changing Deck” (Marlo) are classics in their own right.
As always, Paul’s style is very clear, easy to understand and to the point. His teaching is easy to follow as he illustrates the important points and finds just the right techniques to use so all unnecessary moves are eliminated. The emphasis is always on entertainment.
Just reading through these effects really put a smile on my face. I know they will do the same for you.
Reviewed by Roy Eidem
★★★★★ Date Added: Monday 19 September, 2016
Paul has done it again. Pure worker material to delight the paying public. Marbles, matches, math, & of course cards. Drop the dime, you will use this material to delight your friends & audiences.