400+ pages of world-class mentalism from Mark Elsdon and some of his most talented mentalist friends. The ultimate book of mentalism has arrived!
Mark Elsdon is the diabolically clever mind behind some of the most creative magic and mentalism we’ve ever seen. His ability to create effects that are both powerful and memorable has led him to be the trusted consultant for many of the biggest names in the industry. Throughout the 55 chapters of Unlock, Mark is joined by more than 20 other amazing performers to share some of his favorite effects, including some unpublished gems.
“Mark Elsdon is my secret weapon. Well, he was until I told you about him. He's the first, and usually only, person I turn to when I get stuck. Why? Because he constantly finds unique and practical solutions to creating astonishing magic. The man's brain is a goldmine of quality ideas and material.” Colin McLeod
Unlock by Mark Elsdon is a unique, eye-opening read that not only contains tricks, but also tips on how to become a better overall mentalist. The type of performer that is impossible to forget even weeks, months or years after the performance. He offers invaluable advice on everything from how to develop your own persona to material selection and even how to act in certain scenarios.
Whether you’re just getting started in mentalism or are a seasoned pro, there is something for everyone in Unlock. As the name implies, this is your key to unlocking the expert mind-reader that lives inside of you.
A small sampling of the mind-blowing routines inside of Unlock:
An entertaining and powerful mentalism effect using Trivial Pursuit cards.
Predict the price of any object.
Mark’s signature effect for displaying sensational feats of memory.
For the FIRST TIME EVER, Mark will share the secret to his completely hands-off method for having a thought-of card revealed over the phone by a “psychic friend.” The mentalist does not play a role in selecting the card or even dialing the phone number. In fact, the performer is never in contact with the “psychic friend” right before, during, or after the routine. Many of the best mentalists in the world agree that “Decibel Vision” alone is worth the cost of this book.
This is just the tip of the iceberg though. Mark called on 22 of the most creative minds in magic and mentalism to share some of their best creations. Unlock is truly the ultimate collection of mentalism featuring contributions from: Michael Weber, Jeff McBride, Ran Pink, Thom Bleasdale, Scott Grossberg, Luke Jermay (whose “Balloon-Ology” concept is insanely clever), Ken Dyne, Stuart Nolan, Atlas Brookings, Bill Abbott, Paul Brook, Roddy McGhie and many others.
As a SPECIAL BONUS, hidden among the 416 pages of this gorgeous hardcover book is a puzzle. Those who solve the puzzle will be eligible to win a wonderful prize from Mark.
“Mark Elsdon is equally adept at inventing, performing, creating, and theorizing about magic. He consults for television, lectures, and performs, all with equal proficiency. And, he's one of my favorite guys to watch.” Joshua Jay
“Mark Elsdon is on a very short list of magic and mentalism's most creative innovators. When Mark let's me in on what he's working on, I'm ALWAYS fooled badly and find something to add to my own work.” Bill Abbott
Available in limited quantities. Get your copy of Unlock by Mark Elsdon today at Vanishing Inc.
Hardcover | 416 Pages | 55 Chapters | 22 Contributors