After being unavailable for years, Bruce Bernstein’s seminal book Unreal is finally back in print
This stunning deluxe foil-stamped hardcover book is the ultimate showcase of Bruce’s finest work from more than three decades of creating and refining some of the most innovative mentalism we’ve ever seen. You’ll quickly discover why some of the greatest mind-readers in recent history trust Bruce when they need to develop something truly special.
Unreal features more than 240 pages of devious ideas and routines. You’ll learn inexplicable feats of thought reading, predictions, psychometry, utility techniques for obtaining secret information, cold reading scripts and techniques, and more. 10 thought-provoking essays have also been written exclusively for the book.
There’s something for everyone like “Eat at Joes”, which is widely considered to be of the most commercial mentalism routines ever created. This is the effect you will rely on when you really need to make a lasting impact. Multiple envelopes are fairly mixed before being opened to reveal each one contains a letter that now spells out a special message.
You’ll also enjoy essential techniques like the “Bernstein Center Tear”, as well as Bernstein’s take on mental magic with cards with “Psych-Out”, a revelatory mentalism approach to the 10-card poker deal. Everything is written in a familiar, captivating style accompanied by expert illustrations by Tony Dunn.
These mental mysteries often only require basic props from slips of paper to money and playing cards. They’re also well within the range of the average mentalist. No complicated sleight–of–hand or complex technology is required. That being said, some of the techniques are quite bold and will take a healthy dose of chutzpah.
Simply put, Unreal by Bruce Bernstein was written for workers by a worker. It is essential reading for any mentalist or wonder performer. Don’t miss your chance to grab a copy.
Deluxe Foil-Stamped Hardcover | 242 Pages | Black-and-White Illustrations | Introduction by Jon Stetson