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Thomas Henry

After passing by a chance to become a professional wrestler (seriously) and later a fire eater with a small-time traveling carnival (again, seriously)--two career decisions I still regret to this day--I wound up a professor of mathematics and somehow have made it to retirement. Proving theorems has been great fun over the course of thirty years, but I still sort of wonder what I've missed in the ring or on the midway.

My path to mentalism came by way of magic. The very first book I ever checked out from a public library taught me the cut and restored thread inside a soda straw. I was hooked, and by junior high was actually doing some sixty paid shows a year thanks to the proliferation of Christmas banquets, service club meetings and county fairs in those days.

There have been three signature events in my magic/mentalism life. First, a year or two before joining the IBM, I had the good fortune to witness Dunninger when Ring #167 of Des Moines headlined him on the gala public show at the annual convention in 1965. Not only that, I was chosen to be a member of the on-stage committee with Dunninger, and so got to see one of the titans in-front and up-close. He was magnificent.

Shortly thereafter, Bruno of Holland (who was by then head photographer with the Des Moines Register), took me on as a private student. Known as Gerard Bruning in everyday life, he was my inspiration, my mentor and, even though we were separated by thirty years of age, my friend. The world lost an elegant performer and meticulous teacher when he died at the all too young age of 49.

The third was joining the IBM in 1967 when I was finally of age.

Since retirement, I divide my time between researching mentalism in my large library, and learning Latin, a language I've always wanted to master.

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Pocket Guide to Cartomancy by Thomas Henry

This is a multi-gaffed book for mentalism and mental magic which the user can print and make at home.

Here's the multi-purpose book prop for mentalism and mental magic you've been waiting for: The Pocket Guide to Cartomancy. While it appears to be nothing more than a manual of how to tell fortunes with cards, it has in fact been gaffed in thirty-three different ways to reveal hidden information. With it, you can perform word/book tests, design-duplication feats, intriguing card revelations and it can even serve as a come-on to get your audience interested in psychic readings.

The methods...

2019 / 7 / 31

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Liber Numerorum by Thomas Henry

Liber Numerorum is Thomas Henry's newest and largest collection yet of mental magic methods and effects, accumulated from over twenty years of privately kept notebooks.

Here at last is the long-awaited follow-up to Thomas Henry's Hidden Numerical Forces. In this new volume, Liber Numerorum, you will find a broad range of mental magic material, from methods to complete routines, from dead serious to whimsical pieces guaranteed to generate wonder and smiles simultaneously. Yes, his quirky humor comes through from time to time within this engaging handbook of psychic entertainment. While mathematics...

2019 / 3 / 19

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Heath's Di-Ciphering Dice Unleashed by Thomas HenryPrepare to be disabused of a prejudice! While many people think Heath's Di-Ciphering Dice are simply for demonstrations of lightning calculation, in fact this classic prop is capable of so much more within the realm of mentalism. Here for the first time is a very complete explanation of the Dice, including descriptions of additional properties few have noticed before. You'll learn how to customize the Dice, design and fabricate your own sets, use them alongside standard devices such as stacked decks, the Center Tear, billet switches and indexes, book tests, ranging forces, the Transpose force,...
2018 / 8 / 12

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