Method Memorabilia is a collection of ten close-up professional performance pieces of mentalism.
All the routines are direct, logical and used extensively in the real world.
The routines are simple to perform leaving the performer to focus on his presentations.
No expensive gaffs or gimmicks are required to perform the material contained in the book and only basic sleight of hand is needed.
Many of these items could have been sold as stand-alone items, but are collected here in this single of volume of modern mentalism.
The book is 115 pages and perfect bound.
There's a time for lying:
A stunning spectator as mind reader effect featuring several utility moves with a wide range of applications.
Into the void:
An impossibly clean and direct "think a card" routine. The routine is very logical, very direct and very fooling. If you perform mentalism with playing cards, this is destined to go into your repertoire.
A beautiful close up graphology routine. The routine compromises of three increasingly powerful reveals using three business cards. Several variations of the routine are given, including a drawing duplication finale. The routine can be performed entirely impromptu and also includes a technology free "which-hand" finale.
A close up, self contained take on the "blister" effect. Takes only moments to build and uses items you are sure to have. The routine provides an astonishing way to leave the spectator with your business card. Once built you are likely to take this everywhere.
A direct and logical approach to "Psychic Poker" or "Tell reading". A very direct and simple and demonstrations of mind reading at the card table, using just a regular deck and minimal sleight of hand.
A signature effect for a long time. This routine combines many classic mentalism ideas and some from the card table to make an insanely direct "think a card" with no physical cards present. Can be performed virtually impromptu and prop less.
A very "real" approach to getting inside a spectators mind. Performed properly this can look like genuine psychic ability.
A very versatile routine, giving the performer a risk free way of practicing psychological forces with a guaranteed prediction kicker. The routine uses everyday office items, with some versatile ideas to be adapted to routines you already do.
A massively streamlined approach to the single "Card in Wallet" idea. Fans of the plot are sure to enjoy this. The work and ideas involved in this could be easily adapted to your current version of the routine.
Dead Cut Redux:
A very fooling close up routine using playing cards with progressively more impossible stages. Using minimum sleight of hand and a normal deck this has been a favorite prelude to show how the performer gained his intuitive abilities.
I found your book stimulating. I think the major contribution you make is in your gift in communicating ideas and procedures. The reader will learn how to present "revelations" in a dramatic and entertaining way. Your manuscript is clear in that you are sharing tricks and routines you have perfected and it is up to the reader to mold them for their own style.
Your watch routine is my favorite.
I highly recommend "Method Memorabilia" to anyone who is interested in close up mentalism. The routines within this book are not only practical in effect but are also direct in method. I can certainly see myself using some of the material that is contained within these pages.
There's real ingenuity within these pages. Every single effect in the book contains an interesting twist or a new, clever subtlety. Steven obviously considers his material very carefully and the result is a thoroughly enjoyable, eye-opening book of fresh and exciting mentalism.