I looked in my bag and saw that I have been dragging the book SAD by Looch around for the last couple of months and have not yet read it. Looch is one of a small minority of mentalists who specialize in close up walk around mentalism. Having enjoyed his book and DVD set I was. From the mind of one of Mentalism’s rising stars comes an important book of practical, simple and direct mentalism. Why should you be interested in this book ?.

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The cliche packs small and plays big is certainly very apt here and ‘m happy to report that this work delivers on both these counts Looch opens with a discussion on the use of business cards in a mentalism. These lecture notes were initially only available to the GEM, but now after 5 years they are being made available to Penguin customers. That good work would be open to comment, and could be funded, in part, by application fees, as I mentioned before.

If you’ve been around mentalism for some time, after awhile you begin to de-emphasize the “methods” eg. It’s not like the old days when you used to have to give the telly a thump to get it to behave. And his ideas published in these lecture notes make no exception. With regard to footnotes, etc.

Looch DVD vs. his book S.A.D…

And the one thing he got excited about, that he thought was completely original with me, I later found out was an Anneman idea. AMazing effects and some mind blowing mentalism!! This is for actually all of his creations Changing from the right hand to the left hand does not constitute a break through in techniques and when you add to the fact that he had no permission from the others to even mention their works in print, well he is a copyright lawsuit just waiting to happen.

A few years later, the criticism notwithstanding, the book was published anyway. By the way, in your Dickens example, If someone were to write a book and say at the beginning: In this case, Jon is reaching back over years to the beginnings of published magic, to support his argument.


It would also raise the bar for new creators, and ensure that the buying magicians and mentalists would be able to rely on a “seal loooch approval” given sadd a bona fide board.

Some years back a very famous person hired a friend of mine, then teaching at USC, to review of manuscript hed written on philosophy and religion.

The Floating Light Bulb. It is very obvious that this material is the result of countless real world performances for paying audiences. Over and over and over again. You can spend it on anything dad like at Penguin, just like cash.

View our magic tricks index. Your Thoughts Are Mine 2 DVD Set by Looch – DVD Loch is an innovator and creator, he utilizes both new and classic techniques to achieve mind reading demonstrations that are in a class of sxd own, he has consulted with some of the leading mind readers and mentalists around the world and performs at select events in the UK and Europe.

It’s easy enough to contact those who can give honest feedback. And as you’ve read here, Nod to the Watch is excellent, really excellent, in that regard. The endorsements, on the other hand, like quotes of praise that are traded like baseball cards, are just the opposite.

In some cases it merely reflects who published first, not who invented or developed something. Or they are given as words of encouragement for the developing creator, without a loooch as to the consequences for the buyers.

The Board would accept submissions from all lioch, young and old, as it should be. What can I say, having been a fan of Looch’s material since I read S. As I see it, that is what Looch has done.

Looch is a nice and unassuming person, and in his books he shares with a great degree of simplicity what he thinks and what he does with his audiences.

I would say that the single routine of Superman makes the book worth it for me. Originally posted by entity: A committe or group who decides to record magic’s history and who invented and created what, would be great, as long as it is not the only effort and the only voice heard. Find Out how to pay. Back in the years when I was brainstorming mentalism ideas, I’d send them to Al Mann for feedback. To answer your question, Jonathan And as a teacher by trade, his instructional style is just about perfect–clear concepts, concisely explained.


Most only want the next best trick and don’t care about the history behind the trick. You can spend it on anything you like at Penguin, just like cash. The truth was buried in the June, Sphinx: Simple, Direct and Brilliant! Additional funding could come from magic institutions and philanthropists interested in the preservation of our heritage of magical innovations. We’re proud to let you read our mail.

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Subscriptions Top Inventors 1. Customer Reviews showing 1 – of 6. My concern was the notion of zad. Hence, no copywrite laws have been broken.

Sure I was coming up with variations Since it was an adaptation of a well-known gimmick for a different effect, my friend decided not to bother making loocn stink over it. As I said, he’s a young, first-time author. Usually it amounts to overworked methodologies, appalling lack of creativity, incomplete or missing references or credits, and drab incoherent writing. Only the expression of that idea.

While the principles may not be new, his straightforward approach is refreshing. Footnotes you should remember these from High School and University papers we had to write are usually provided in such works to reference these sources and will usually include a bibliography at the end of the book to provide the information as to where to locate it. Because it features powerful, entertaining close-up mentalism that has been sharpened to a razor’s edge by constant use in the real world.

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