Lorayne : The Classic Collection 2 by Harry Lorayne
This book has Re-Write, Additions, Decisions, Revisions, Upgrading and Updatings for and of Reputation-Makers Rim Shots and Afterthoughts by Harry Lorayne.
Memoria 2Memoria 2 is Fraser's ingenious solution for revealing a memory that someone is merely thinking of. It is the long-awaited update and sequel to his critically acclaimed work, Memoria. Fraser has removed the need for a deck of cards to be in play. He has rebuilt this classic routine from the ground up. In the process, has created an entirely new method and structure for the effect. It allows you not only to reveal a spectator's exact thought of memory, minus props and with very little effort, but to also obtain their star sign for free, as a kicker ending to the routine. Utilizing the visualization of colors and their implicit link to emotions, memories and the life experiences of his spectators, Fraser has created a masterpiece of 'prop-less' Mentalism, which will no doubt become THE go-to memory reveal for many performers. NO snap change or re-frame. NO writing anything down. NO anagrams. NO matrices (Horrors!) NO playing cards or psych forces. NO eye accessing cues. NO verbal cues.
Stars of Magic (Soft Cover)If you have not read and learned the magic contained in this book, you are not yet a full-fledged, close-up magician. The magic by John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Bert Allerton, S. Leo Horowitz, Emil Jarrow, Francis Carlyle, Dr. Jacob Daley, Tony Slydini, Ross Bertram, Nate Leipzig, and Max Malini helped shape the art of close-up magic as we know it. It has often been said that mastering the magic in this book will make you an accomplished close-up and sleight-of-hand artist. In many ways, it contains all the magic you need to build a professional caliber repertoire. Many have earned a living performing these routines and now you can, too. Includes: 41 incredible routines by 11 amazing artists, a historical introduction and a bonus section with private correspondence related to the Stars of Magic.
A New AngleA New Angle is full of thoughtfully constructed routines that will not only entertain and fool, but will naturally inspire you with creative possibilities." - Daniel Garcia A New Angle is filled with magician foolers, hard-hitting practical effects for laymen, and off-the-wall new ideas to springboard your own creativity. Many of the effects are all three of the above. That's because the authors have dusted off a secret weapon that you probably already have buried in the back of your magic drawer: The Stripper Deck (AKA the Tapered Deck, Shaved Deck, Wizard Deck). Written by Ryan Plunkett and Michael Feldman, photographed by James Murphy, designed by Heather Wood, edited by Susan Palmer Marshall and Pedro Nieves-Bosque, with a foreword by Lance Pierce, A New Angle contains more than twenty routines and concepts, with additional contributions by Harapan Ong, Edward Boswell, Nathan Colwell, Frank Fogg, and Brian O'Neill. By combining subtleties, sleight of hand and new ideas with this nearly forgotten tool that every serious magician already owns, Ryan and Michael will show you how to unlock mind-blowing effects you never thought possible. They invite you to work through the material proposed and search for your own angle in other overlooked places.
ProteusIF MIND READING EXISTED, IT WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS! Coming from a purely sleight-of-hand background, Phedon designs PRACTICAL methods that actually WORK, leaving no space for approximation. After having witnessed Proteus, spectators have no other alternative than to truly believe they have witnessed the Real Thing. They are asked to FREELY think of a drawing, ANY drawing, and despite impossible odds the mentalist KNOWS EXACTLY what they have in mind. All the time. Do you still use a peek in your drawing duplications? Do you still resort to math-based and other lengthy error-prone processes to be able to call your prop-less effect "reliable"? Or, do you settle with methods that MIGHT work as they rely on psychology/suggestion/luck? Well, think again. Proteus is 100% Prop-less and Impromptu requires only a FAST and INVISIBLE procedure does NOT require highly intelligent or sober spectators. It works on kids! NEVER confuses the participant is FUN and EASY to do is what mind reading SHOULD ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE
Conjuror at the TableThose of you who are interested in restaurant magic are in for a real treat! In Conjurer at the Table, Al James walks you through the process of scouting, booking and keeping a restaurant gig, as well as what kind of magic to perform in this setting. A true highlight of the book is the personal stories Al shares about the long-gone legends of restaurant and bar magic in Chicago.
Preserving MysteryAfter nearly a decade, magic's most influential and persuasive voice returns to the printed page, in the highly-anticipated Preserving Mystery. This 250-page volume is a collection of 18 thought-provoking essays about the art, craft, and history of magic that is likely to stimulate, inform, excite, entertain, and perhaps occasionally enrage any serious magician. In essays including "Gaffs versus Skill," Jamy examines the costs and benefits of each, and how to choose which method to rely on. In "What Works," Jamy considers the role of venue, audience expectations, and how respect for the audience produces better work. He memorializes legends Michael Skinner, Imam, Al Flosso and more in a special chapter of essays called "Yesterdays," including original sleights and tricks by mentors Michael Skinner and Earl "Presto" Johnson. In "Dichotomies," he offers a clear and useful analysis of the oft-argued distinctions between mentalism and mental magic. And in "Hacked to Death,"-one of several entirely new essays written just for Preserving Mystery-Swiss explores the nature of originality in magic.
MentalizedA wonderful compilation of easy-to-perform, direct effects. It is easy to see that these have indeed been used in real time situations and not just a series of pipe dreams. Not only that, they get one's own creative juices flowing." - Banachek "Kudos to Dennis for putting the emphasis on classical routines. Like a good gourmet chef, Dennis has achieved momentum in cooking up powerful, hard-hitting, high-pact mentalism routines." - Neal Scryer "I'm really impressed by Dennis Hermanzo's new book, Mentalized! In this work, you will find new takes on well-known principles. These routines are very well staged and of big entertainment value!" - Luca Volpe