Orion (Silver Edition)

399.00 usd

Book by Phedon Bilek and MindFX ($399.00)

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This special two-volume set is destined to be one of the greatest mentalism releases in the last decade.

Brought to you by MindFX, Orion (Silver Edition) is a special set from master mentalist Phedon Bilek featuring both The Hunter (Volume 1) and The Pleiades (Volume 2). Across these more than 600 pages, you’ll find a lifetime’s worth of truly elegant mentalism featuring fundamental concepts that are the work of pure genius. You won’t believe how easy it is to learn these powerful ideas.

The mentalism included in The Orion Project is about as pure as it comes. You’ll discover how to perform in truly impromptu situations with no props at all. No pencils, papers, nail writers or any other gimmick. Not even a piece of paper. You’ll be able to reveal thoughts as part of entertaining performances that use nothing more than you and your audience’s mind. It’s about as close to real mind reading as you can get.

Phedon Bilek has developed a groundbreaking process for harvesting minimal information and transforming it into an impactful presentation. His ability to build from just a name or word is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. And the best part is this incredibly clean process doesn’t require any messy guesswork, pre-show, cold reading, hypnosis or suggestion.

Throughout the teaching of these powerhouse routines, Phedon reveals the revolutionary concepts that have enabled him to achieve his perfect vision of how mentalism should be performed. He has also included complete scripts to make it even easier to learn.

Once you’ve built a good foundation, you’ll be surprised to learn how simple it is to put these wildly creative tools into practice. Their “modular” quality allows you to mix and match techniques, while also giving you freedom to infuse your own creativity and create moments that set you work apart from any other performer.

There are more than 20 performance-ready pieces, over 100 subtleties and more than a dozen new methods presented in these invaluable texts. This is real-world material that you’ll find yourself revisiting for the rest of your career.

Read a full overview of the contents of Orion

“What Phedon does is accessing not only thoughts but the way of thoughts. He teaches how to take seeming intangibles, like the ways people think, and sculpt them as if they existed in the realm of objects. Similarly, he manipulates and applies emotions, so they function almost as if they are sleights.” Bill Cushman

"The fundamental concepts in Orion are a work of genius, and they will leave your audience with no choice but to believe that you are reading minds. I'm blown away by Phedon's methods; this is groundbreaking work for all mentalists." Millard Longman

"Phedon's approach to mentalism fascinates me, and this beautifully written 600-page tour de force of powerful mentalism is a major contribution to our art. Five stars!" Richard Webster

"Orion will cement Phedon's reputation as an inspirational thinker in the modern world of mentalism." Scott Creasey

"This is bound to become one of the foundational publications of contemporary mentalism." Francis Girola

Hardbound | Formatted by Phill Smith | Printed by Haresign Press

 

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  • Robert asks: Does this contain all previous works (e.g. Proteus, Sybil)?

    • 1. Jim answers: From Phédon: Orion is all new material. It uses a couple of tools from Sibyl, but that’s about it. All new stuff! There IS something that does contain some of the things covered in Orion, and it’s my PHASMA lecture notes from MindFx, released for the lecture I gave in 2019 in Newcastle for Mind6.
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  • Craig asks: I just ordered, but was wondering if this "Silver Edition" is slip-cased like the now sold-out, limited Gold Edition? I just didn't see it mentioned (and it won't affect my purchase either way.)

    • 1. Flora answers: Hi there, Just saw this. No my friend, the Silver set has no slipcase. Have a great day! Phedon
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  • Michael asks: Is it necessary to have read Proteus and Sibyl before getting Orion?

    • 1. Michael answers: Thanks Phedon! Ordered and received. Looking forward to reading them in the next few weeks.
    • 2. Flora answers: You’re welcome Michael. Enjoy Orion my friend and never hesitate to reach out, should you need anything.
    • 3. Flora answers: Phedon here. Not at all. You can pick up Orion without knowing my work, everything is explained in details.
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  • Pranav Harish asks: Hi! I wanted to know if the effects in these books only work in English, or if they work in other languages, such as Swedish etc?

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    Customer reviews for Orion (Silver Edition)

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    Dale

    These books are as beautiful outside as the material is useful inside. In this case, you can judge the book by the covers. The spines fit together to form a constellation. As a side note, Vanishing only sent me one book by mistake - they contacted me before I even received the box and made it right before I knew I had an incomplete set. I have been impressed with the quality control of Vanishing and the emphasis on customer service. Thank you.

     
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    Mohammad Zubair

    I am new to the magic space, but have bought quite a few books and tricks. Some of them were instant regrets - both on cards and mentalism.

    Orion is the most expensive book I ever bought - magic or otherwise, but I am loving every single page of this. The best buy to date despite its price.

     
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    Luis

    This is an absolutely fantastic set. Beautifully printed and executed.

    This is real mind reading and the tools you need to create miracles. It’s an instant classic that every mentalist should own and thoroughly study.

     
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    Zachary

    Like many, I was first introduced to Phedon’s thinking via Proteus. It’s a solid piece of mentalism, and I got many miles out of it. I then heard about Orion, and hearing it was Phedon’s magnum opus, I started looking into it. I spent a few months deliberating over this purchase. It’s a heavy investment. I read all 17 pages of the Magic Café thread, all 20 pages of Michael Murray’s overview of Orion, any video review I could find, Madison Hagler’s Orion reviews on his site, and I even interviewed several of the contributors in Orion itself! I wanted to be sure.

    My interviews told me that 1., People think Phedon’s work is incredible, and 2., Phedon is a deeply kind, humble person. Given that everyone I spoke with held these things to be true, I took the plunge and read Orion. Prior to reading, I was wary of the praise that Orion ‘is set to become a modern classic.’ That’s some high praise, so I was afraid of being disappointed. But despite heading into Orion with these high expectations, Phedon exceeded all of them. I now agree with the sentiment that Orion will become a modern classic. There’s a reason why it won the Book of the Year in 2021: all its readers have recognised that the tools contained within enable us to create very powerful experiences for our audiences. These are the types of experiences that—excellently performed, of course—stay with people forever.

    In this review, I don’t aim to provide a comprehensive overview of its contents. If you’d like something comprehensive, I recommend reading Michael Murray’s 20-page overview on the Café thread or visiting Madison Hagler’s reviews on his site. Here, my only aim is to serve as a voice that the extreme praise Orion has received is warranted. I’m here to tell you, as someone who has tested this material in both casual and professional environments, this investment is more than worthwhile. In the often hype-ridden and praise-saturated world of our craft, it can be hard to know whether price tags are justified. So, I hope my review will provide peace of mind to those on the fence. Even when dissected by the critical-by-default perspective of my own, I don’t think I could give enough praise to Phedon’s work here. In fact, it seems to be a consensus amongst the owners of this work that Phedon has under-priced his masterpiece.

    My ratings of magic products tend to average towards the 3-4 star range. I only give 5-star ratings to those I find perfect or very close. And of those 5-star ratings, very few products get me off my chair to write a review. Orion is unquestionably worth every star. Few, if any works I’ve read contain as many useable pieces as this. As I make my way through books, I usually find myself rejecting most pieces for stylistic, methodological, or strength-of-climax reasons, usually coming out of a book with 1-3 effects (at most) I’d actually find myself using. For me, Orion was an outlier. The best way I can describe it is by sharing something I told my friend. ‘In every performance from now on, I’ll use at least one thing from Orion, whether it be a ploy, ruse, or subtlety, a means of better connecting with my audience, one of the many performance-ready pieces, or one of the structures of the effects.’

    Every one of the 20+ performance-ready pieces is rich with subtleties, useable theory, well-designed structure, and powerful climaxes. It’s so rich, in fact, that the series demands several rereads to get the most out of it.

    Thank you for your time, and I hope I’ve been of some help to your decision process.