I heard about this book years ago because my favorite mentalist was RAVING about the contents, and said he found two items that went directly into his show. Could you ask for better praise than one pro recommending the work of another?
This book, along with Barrie Richardson’s books, are some of the best modern mentalism you’ll find. Biss’s book has caused a sensation. You can read details about it below, but if you’re into mentalism or are considering a modern approach, you need this book.
Also, look at it this way. The book is of fine quality and priced out of the hands of the casual reader. So while everyone has the popular mentalism DVDs (and even the Richardson books), not as many people have this tome, and therefore it’s secrets are more obscure.
This year's world wide bestselling book of mentalism - now in Paperback - including The Celeris Effect...an astonishing piece of mental magic built right into the book itself!
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 with the hottest names in the field on his 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, now available in Paperback.
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 the hottest mental assistant in a generation - the Remote Control Change Pack.
The main body of this impressive 352-page book consists of the entertaining presentations and the ingeniously simple methodology that James Biss has become associated with. This paperback edition also includes:
The Dating Game: Bachelors wildly guessing a Bachelorette's cell phone number (only in this edition!)
Zenerbocker, Visionaries and Out of Rhine 's World: Stand up, knock-out effects with giant ESP cards.
Taking Pictures & esp-Mail: Re-mastered and engaging approaches to Q & A.
Chinese Oracle: The definitive multi-phase prediction routine.
Password Projected: Annemann/Cassidy clairvoyance without the envelopes.
Plus extremely mental effects such as Breastigitation, Do Not Disturb, Mental Air Mail and more than twenty other original new ideas.
And a Bonus Feature: Mind Blowing itself can be used on stage as a prop. The book has been specially gaffed to perform one of the strongest pieces of mental magic you'll ever perform...the vanish and re-appearance of a chosen page totally in the hands of a spectator! This effect alone makes the new book an incredible value that will blow you and your audiences away.