In the first half of this decade, Canadian mentalist and writer James Biss released his controversial first book, Messing With Minds. Now out of print, his work has become one of the most coveted books of magic and mentalism, commanding hundreds of dollars at auction. Around the world, James now performs, lectures and consults on his sometimes radical rethinking of the classic plots of mentalism, turning them into fresh effects with astonishing entertainment value for today’s audiences.
Now as the decade draws to a close, James Biss has finally released his much anticipated sequel entitled Mind Blowing.
Mind Blowing contains numerous essays on new approaches to performing, including the provocative “Practicing Zentalism” and “The Seven Secrets of Mind Blowing”. Each explores his on-stage alternatives to the bullying mentality so prevalent in our art. This exciting new work also includes the inside stories of his contentious creations including TeslaVision, White Tagger – and the world’s number one mentalist design duplication tool, The Impressionable Mind Board. Incredibly, he has also included detailed instructions for assembling invaluable props for the professional arsenal, including his very magical magnetic markers, Mind Changer Bags, and the hottest mental assistant in a generation – the Remote Control Change Pack.
The main body of this impressive 380-page volume consists of the entertaining presentations and ingeniously simple methodology that James Biss has become associated with. These include: