Richard Osterlind's incredible follow-up to Diverse Deceptions, is jam-packed with powerful and practical mentalism material suitable for any professional mentalist.
Contents of More Diverse Deceptions Include:
A new application of a traditional principle that will be your new favorite utility tool. It can be used in a variety of different ways to present one of the most direct demonstrations of ESP or mindreading you've ever seen. Your participants write thoughts and seal them up in envelopes and you read their minds without ever touching them. They can take the sealed envelopes home!
Five Star Prediction Revisited
Richard's handling of the Koran routine he has been using for over 40 years. This is time-tested, can be repeated, and is suitable for stage and parlor shows, close-up magic shows and even trade shows. Beyond being an incredible demonstration of thought control, the general performing tips included are worth their weight in gold.
There is no better way to open up your stage show. "Stage Opener" will establish your credibility and win over your audience within two minutes of your show starting. You simply walk out on stage and immediately stun the audience without anyone coming up or any unnecessary moves. This is Richard's version of the Swami Opener done with maximum visibility and which covers every performance phase learned over a lifetime a performing it.
Osterlind's Blindfold Act
This is Richard's professional act for the standard blindfold routine that looks identical to what an audience would imagine a real blindfold routine should look like. Although Richard developed the Legacy Blindfold for just this purpose, you don't need it to perform the act. (If you do have one though, it gets even better!) Everything about this act makes sense and you will marvel at the logic and the impossibility of it.
Numerical Book Test
This is a very entertaining variation of a prediction book test with a surprise kicker at the end your audience will love. Have you ever been approached before a show with the request, "It's John's birthday today. Can you work that into your act?" With this test, you are always prepared to handle that and other requests like it in a beautifully constructed routine.
Osterlind Blindfold Drive
This is the pièce de résistance of the book! Many professional mentalists agree it's worth the price of the book alone. It is the perfect blindfold drive and worth $1000s to any performer that takes advantage of it. Everything is ungimmicked, you can be scrutinized from inches away, the blindfold is layers upon layers of material, and yet you can see! This is, by far, the most professional way to do a Blindfold Drive. The method can be used, of course, for other purposes, but it was designed to be a staggering publicity stunt. It has proven to be just that for Richard for over 30 years.
Bert Reese Routine
As if all that above was not enough, Richard gives his final work on the Bert Reese routine. With nothing but a few small cards or pieces of paper, you are able to do what is perhaps the most remarkable demonstration of mind-reading ever conceived! Reese performed for presidents, kings, and celebrities his whole life. He convinced Thomas Edison he had psychic powers! This is his act with tips and updates that Richard has developed and used for modern audiences around the world.