By Forces Unseen

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Book by Stephen Minch ($49.95)

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Rarely does card magic come along as strikingly original as that found in this book. When it first appeared in 1993, Ernest Earick's name was little known, and some questioned if the ground-breaking sleight-of-hand described could be done deceptively. The answer, of course, was YES, and By Forces Unseen became an underground classic. Out of print for years, copies have been snapped up, fetching prices of hundreds of dollars.

Among the effects taught in this truly remarkable volume you will find chosen cards that fly from the deck when you clap your hands, cards that materialize at your fingertips when someone concentrates on them, selections that pop from the middle of the pack with a flick of your wrist...and 17 other extraordinary events.

Behind the shimmering veil of magic you will discover a rich body of innovative sleight-of-hand that includes motionless one-handed bottom palms, slow-motion fingertip card steals, indetectable palm-to-palm transfers, refined riffle-shuffle work and more.

Seldom does one find a work of such determined invention and artistry. If you delight in baffling card magic and exquisite sleight-of-hand—in magic that puts you a running cut ahead of your competition—you'll want By Forces Unseen.

Contents of By Forces Unseen

  • Claptrap
  • Proteus
  • Jack Syna(ps)ces
  • Lonely at the Top
  • House Guest
  • The Longitudinal Swivel Steal
  • Thought Manifest
  • Bureau d'Échange
  • Kato-nine-tails
  • Yours, Mine, Yours
  • Alone in a Crowd
  • A Flippant Triumph
  • Bottomland Aces
  • Double Damned
  • Cross Purposes
  • Lustig for Life
  • One Shuffle - One Winner
  • Poker Blind
  • Tandem in One
  • The Case of the Inconstant Player
  • A Little Bit Patter

Pages 216 - Hardbound, Illustrated

 

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  • Steven asks: Does it teach you the sleights? Or are you meant to have that knowledge prior?

    • 1. Russel answers: There is very little you have to know beforehand in order to learn the material in By Forces Unseen. You'll find a plethora of new underground sleights in here taught in great detail. There is very little to know in advance.
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Customer reviews for By Forces Unseen

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David

This is the book that made me wanna practice card magic after having abandoned it for years.

The tricks in here are so innovative that even though they are hard you just feel like you have to practice them!!

 
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Quentin

Steven Minch is just pure gold! Everything is so well thought out and well put together! By Forces Unseen is awesome! It's a wonderful book to have in my collection!

 
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Michael

Something not often mentioned when reviewing this book is the 100% impromptu, gimmickless methodologies coupled with streamlined and angle proof execution. Each sleight you learn from this book is worth the price just in itself. In the right hands and given enough practice one can both bring their familiar and future routines to another level not often seen by layman.

 
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Derick

Great book, I bought it years ago. Was fortunate to see Earnest’s only two lectures, one at the Inn Event in Niagara Falls, Ontario and at the 52 convention in Buffalo New York. If I hadn’t seen him perform I would say the material was impossible to perform.

Derick

 
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Brandon

Stephen Minch's writing is clear and concise. The illustrations are beautiful and helpful. The book is separated into magic and gambling routines. Both sections have excellent routines that will blow your audiences away. Buy this book and get to studying!

 
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One

This book is one of the best books on card magic for sure. However, I should warn you: this isn't for a beginner. Most tricks on this require a lot of practice. This book has what I think is possibly the best card steal in magic called Longitudinal swivel steal, which just looks so smooth once you have got it down. The first half of the book is revolutionary visual magic such as Jacksynapses and clap trap, which is amazing, but the second half is also amazing as it has a lot of interesting work using rifflestacking.

By Forces Unseen by Stephen Minch