Parimental explores the idea of controlling participants' thoughts and predicting their actions using the underrated and underutilized Parity Principle published by Martin Gardner in 1960.
"This is a fascinating work and a tool that supplies the reader with an abundant supply of new and usable material... Self-working effects, based on clever mathematical principles are often a relief to perform and give you ability to concentrate fully on your presentation. Parimental explores just one such principle with some 20 different effects to choose from along with some very sound presentational advice." Richard Osterlind (in the foreword to Parimental)
In Parimental by Jeff, you'll learn how the versatile Parity Principle can be used for both impromptu and prepared magic and mentalism routines. You'll also discover how it can be adapted to any type of venue from close up magic shows to virtual magic shows.
The basic routine involves setting up a series of nine items in a three-by-three grid. The participant has a free choice of starting on any object. A number is freely chosen and the participant moves to the left, right, up or down, back and forth. The performer now shows a prediction that shows which objects the participant is not on, and they are removed. This continues until eight of the items are removed and the prediction reveals the item ended up on. These nine items can be anything you like and this book is filled with a variety of ideas to spark your creativity.
Parimental teaches the basics of the Parity Principle and explores many nuances that will allow you to make it even more versatile than ever. There are routines described using celebrities, colors, business cards, playing cards, cities, typographic symbols, randomly selected objects, and more. There are also essays that will help you more effectively perform these routines, as well as improve your performance of mentalism, overall.
The Parity Principle is a powerful tool, and this exploratory journey will help you create wondrous and unforgettable effects.
"Jheff did a superb job writing about and analyzing this beautiful principle. A must buy for all mentalism thinkers." Marc Salem
"Parimental will teach you a mentalism technique that you can use to construct powerful routines of your own. If you're not the creative type, then Jheff has done all the thinking for you, providing an array of solid presentations. If you are looking for foolproof predictions with kicker endings, you've found the source." Paul Brook
"So glad Jheff is releasing this book. Just buy it! You'll love it!" Looch
"It's so versatile and these are the effects we need. As a corporate performer, I'm always looking for routines that can be custom-made and this is one of those. This is a very good investment." Luca Volpe