Distorted Thoughts by Jack Curtis
Item Number: BB1457
Jack Curtis works within the creative industries under an array of ever changing freelance job titles. He also works as an actor and has a long history of television and theatre roles. Whilst gallavanting around the country, he additionally works as a mentalist, entertaining at events of all descriptions.
This book is a collection of Jack's favourite mentalism routines and theories that he uses personally on a regular basis. Every effect is very easy to perform, however, the book requires an advanced knowledge in the field of mentalism and is not written with the beginner in mind.
What's in the Book?
Extra Subliminal Persuasion
After learning about the psychic experiments of Dr. Rhine, your participant is left surprised to find that stuck to the back of all five ESP cards are stickers which correctly predict the outcome of their actions.
Law of Attraction
Using nothing more than a stack of business cards and a pen, you are not only able to correctly identify the name of the family member your participant is thinking of, but also present an incredible demonstration of "Synchronicity".
Through the use of subliminal influence, you are able to manipulate your spectator into picking the only genuine playing card in the pack.
Red Sky in the Morning
By appearing to apply basic psychological and physiological principles, you correctly identify the colour of every playing card your participant chooses, building up to a kicker ending.
Digital Video Prediction
A very bold, clean yet deviously subtle revelation mechanism for your stage performances.
Using your ability to read people, you repeatedly correctly predict the exact volume of water your participant will pour into a glass under increasingly harder conditions. This three phase routine is perfect for the strolling restaurant performer.
Essay one: Why playing cards should never be taken for granted. A real life case study where during a performance, a thin safety net resulted in a valuable realisation that all mentalists should ponder upon.
Essay two: Possibly the most important chapter in the book; why everything you know about approaching tables in a walk-around environment is wrong. The mistakes that EVERY magician makes and how to avoid them. A simple set of psychological principles that will go a very long way.
Pages: 75 - 8" x 5.75" - Perfect bound - Color photos