Magicians have dreamed of performing the classic Cup and Ball routine with crystal clear cups, but it took a challenge from magician Don Lamb to inspire Jeffery Campbell and Ronald Dayton to find a solution. They became intrigued by the pure magic of performing this classic trick with almost no cover and they set forth to cook up every possible method of performing the trick within the limitations of working without the cover of opaque cups.
The finished ideas were weeded out, edited and perfected until only the best ideas remained. These ideas from the basis of this book.
A complete Cups and Balls routine that requires no sleight of hand to present, yet is just as entertaining as many routines involving a lot of practice and skill. This routine goes through seven separate phases that run smoothly, without being confusing or boring. It begins with a strong start follows through with a good build-up and ends smartly with a definite climax.
The best features of many complicated routines have been selected, simplified and molded into an exciting three minute presentation that anyone can do in a short time. There are step-by-step illustrations, plus two bonus pages featuring the Bottoms-Up Puzzle, using the three cups.
This is a book of outstanding card presentations. There are a dozen effects with brand new twists on standard themes and original routines. Each effect is fully detailed and illustrated - over thirty illustrations in all. The text has been edited by Stephen Minch.
If your penchant is cards, you will find this material not only interesting, but clever and workable.
Twenty-four additional mental and psychic mysteries for the modern day-day mentalist. A companion to the author's earlier work, Windows to the Mind, this new work has a good variety of workable wizardry. The author has parted with some of his best effects in order to give you something new to add to your repertoire of mental experiments.
Mentalism is growing ever more popular, and there is a strong demand for simple but effective experiments in this fascinating field. Doorway to Delusion is clearly written, with well illustrated presentations.