One negative about the current magic industry is that it no longer supports the production of DVDs that are filled with strong magic or mentalism. The market has driven customers to one-trick DVDs, sold-separately PDFs, and downloads. What's remarkable about this set is how much VALUE you receive. These two gents are INCREDIBLY smart creators and performers. They have developed some of the strongest and most realistic mentalism of the last few years, and in this trilogy of DVDs, they share it all! We are in love with this material. Our top recommendation here at Vanishing Inc for The Conscious Magic Trilogy!
"Ran and Andrew share some serious secrets to performing real world material. This is my kind of magic!"
This critically acclaimed series is now available in a Limited-Edition Box Set. With over 4 hours of real world performances and detailed theory and explanations, Andrew and Ran reveal their go-to routines that they perform in real-life casual situations such as bars, house parties, and on the street. Not only do they teach new effects but they break them down, discussing their creative process and give insight that will help make the magic you create even better. With more than two decades of creating and performing magic, and producing magic on TV, Ran and Andrew sit down for the first time and openly discuss and reveal their approach to performing magic and mentalism in everyday environments.
"Our mission with Conscious Magic is to elevate the art of magic by empowering the performer to have a deeper insight into the process of creating, performing, and even thinking about magic on a new level."
- Andrew Gerard and Ran Pink
"If I had a list of 10 mystery artists I'd like to be locked in a room with, Andrew Gerard and Ran Pink would be on that list. They constantly inspire me by stripping effects down to organic seamless simplistic moments of astonishment. To have these two modern day masters brainstorming together is an opportunity I will not miss, and neither should you."
- Marc Spelmann
"Worker of the week!"
- Wizard Product Review
Ever since Paul Curry released "Out Of This World," there have been many versions, but none are like Gerard's "Real World." The spectator deals into two piles using a normal deck of playing cards, separating the reds from the blacks while the cards are face down. There are no moves and no difficult sleights. This creative method happens in the spectator's mind while exploring the concept of the law of attraction.
"Gerard has been the greatest influence on my professional career to date. His presentation of Out of This World is the only one I now use. I tried to duct tape his mouth to keep it to myself but, alas, Ran Pink removed the tape... Enjoy."
- Keith Barry
Learn Ran Pink's ripping technique and create the illusion of REAL mind-reading in the most direct, personal, casual, and powerful way. And, be able to do it anytime with nothing more than a pen and piece of paper. Never look at your hands as you rip the paper and there's no fumbling with too many pieces. It's classic and simple, yet so strong that it can bring people to tears.
"T-Rex is too good to give away here unless it's $100"
- Colin McLeod
"Optika" is the perfect opener for any social situation. Captivate audiences and make yourself known as a magical performer by utilizing a simple gimmick that is in most magicians' arsenals. Andrew Gerard will teach you the "optikal" illusion that will cause debate amongst your spectators.
The idea of lottery routines and picking winning numbers has been played with by many people using an array of methods from electronic devices, special pads, and gimmicks. Ran Pink has developed a powerful routine that involves no gimmicks, just real lottery tickets and stubs. Walk up to a store, buy a lottery ticket and stubs, and you're ready to go.
In this effect, the spectator pushes their card flush into the deck with their own finger. Their signed card goes from the middle of the pack to the top while in their hands, but this is not your usual Ambitious Card routine. Andrew guides the spectator through a journey of self-discovery and inspires them to find the best version of themselves.
"Not only are the effects strong, but I especially love the dialogue between these two. And, the insights and subtleties they give away are priceless."
- Haim Goldenberg
The spectator thinks of any song, writes it down on a card, and holds it in their hand. Ran then asks them to touch his temples and they feel a thought leave his mind and into theirs as they guess one note of the major scale. Now the spectator thinks of their song the same way but, this time, they are able to transmit the melody of their thought-of song to Ran. The song can be revealed by singing it or by playing it back on a mobile music service.
50/50 effects matter only when something of value is put on the line. In Fifty 50, Andrew puts $100 on the line and wagers whether the spectator will pick up the bill with their left or right hand. He always gets it right. This is an anytime, anywhere routine. Grab some paper, pencil, and something to wager, and you're ready to go.
The performer places two bills on the table along with a quarter. The spectator is asked to spin the quarter on the table and to remember which side lands face up. The spectator places the magician's wallet over the quarter so it is completely hidden. Next, the spectator is asked to hide one bill in each hand. All this is done while the performer's back is turned. When the performer turns around, the performer will know the location of each bill and which side of the coin landed face up.
"First off, the material Andrew and Ran perform and teach is damn strong! But if there's one lesson you can and should learn while watching them, it's how they take these pieces to make a connection with the people. This is powerful stuff and the true secret of intimate theatre."
- John Carey
STFU is not just one trick or method, it is a tool that will allow you to create many effects. It eliminates palming, stealing, switching, and loading. Not only do you get this tool included in the package, but we've shot performances and explanations of effects where the spectator loses the memory of a chosen card, a card vanishes in the fairest way and appears in an impossible location and more. New Segment: Brainstorm section for STFU where Ran and Andrew riff on ideas for other uses of this tool.
"When I see Ran's or Andrew's name on a product, I instantly want to learn it because I know it's going to be well thought out and, above all, a real-world worker. To hear Ran and AG have now joined forces on a series of products has got me very excited. My order is in as should yours be! Their routines, methods, plots, and tips are perfect. When guys like this offer to share their thoughts, I for one can't wait to listen!"
- Peter Nardi
The spectator thinks of any card, generates a random number, and shuffles the deck. That number is dealt to and, in this shuffled deck of cards, it is revealed that their card is precisely at that number. Andrew reveals that the rest of the deck was actually blank. On top of that, the card that they were thinking of was blank too, which means the whole experience just happened in their mind.
White Room is a technique you can use to create a direct mind reading experience using nothing but the imagination. The person keeps their eyes closed for more than half the trick and everyone watching knows that they're experiencing something special, creating an interesting spectacle. You will always have this with you because it uses nothing but words. Imagine being able to tell a person what card they have arrived at while making every decision secretly in their mind.
"Possibly the VERY BEST project I've seen in the field of mentalism. No mumbo-jumbo B#@%T - this is the real stuff. Can't wait for the rest of the series - a game changer!"
- Paul Romhany - Editor VANISH MAGIC MAGAZINE
Includes 3 DVDs + 4Hrs
CONSCIOUS MAGIC EPISODES 1-2-3