Pocket Calculators have become an indispensable tool and part of everyday life. Because of their popularity, these little electric marvels are ideal for presenting many exciting and interesting mental-magic
effects. It is with this in mind that John Sherwood has compiled and created over two-dozen effects and exciting routines with which to amaze
and amuse your friends.
John Sherwood has a special flair for writing entertaining mental magic in an easy to read manner. His effects meld magic and technology together and create a whole new universe for the techno-magic reader.
This book explains how to enter the psychic field as a commercially successful spiritualist, using clever gags and methods to fool the public and give 'honest' readings. There are tips on advertising to get business and how to avoid trouble with the law. This is the inside dope on palm readings and clairvoyant methods; the graft explained and revealed.
Also included are complete explanations of three of the cleverest and most subtle billet and Private Reading test ever devised.
The information derived from this expose is to be used for legitimate purposes only, or for the reader's protection from Grafting Mediums.
Within the pages of this work, historian S.H. Sharp defines and describes seven fundamental principals; including secret: Closures; Reservoirs; Conduits; Liquid Substitutes; Displacement; Siphons; and Hydraulic and Pneumatic Control.
The author traces hydraulics and pneumatics as used in the religious wonders of early history - moving and speaking statues,
inexhaustible vessels, unfillable basins, etc. - to today's modern Lotta Bowl, Foo Can, Multum in Parvo, Mermaid Illusion, various automata, etc.
Also included in this massive work are two special appendices: Scientific Magical Invention and Characterization - a system on which to base the scientific invention or creation of new magical illusions; What Happened to
'Psycho'? - an essay which traces the chronology of the automaton from 1875 to modern times.
This outstanding instructive work is a must. It contains technique every magician should know about!
Never before had there been a reference manual as complete as this one for the magician. Every optical principle used in magic can be found in this compilation.
Many years in progress, it is complete with additions and revisions which bring this work up-to-date. The information deals with the whole range of illusions, large and small, with descriptions and important references to the origin of the various optical principles involved.
The six sections are Psychological Visual Illusions; Physical Screening or Masking; Reflected Images; Lens Transmission; Trick Photography; and Chromatics and Focussed Light Waves. Conjurer's Optical Secrets is a storehouse of vital information for the magician.
Three hundred drawings detail all the principles. This hardbound volume is the first in a series describing the basic principles of magic.
8 1/2 x 11 - 188 pages - Illustrated
Hardbound with Dustjacket ISBN: 0-919230-91-1 PRICE: $ 70.00 (USA Currency)