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The Mental Magick of Basil HorwitzVol 1 & 2
The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz Vol 1 & 2 - Basil Horwitz
This book was first published in 1981 and has been reprinted several times since then.
The current reprint is a softback as was the first edition.
The book was created from the Magicassette recordings on Basil Horwitz made by Martin Breese.
The book received rave reviews from every magical magazine around the world.
The opening chapter by Basil Horwitz details a method of linking a show with charity and using it to make a big income for the charity and a big income for the performer.
During Basil's lifetime he was also involved in investment and finance.
He used to perform for charity and demonstrated mental miracles that stunned his audience.
When each member of the audience left the show Basil ended up with the name, address and telephone number of hundreds of people desperate for him to ring and discuss financial plans, investment and insurance.
The seven tricks in the book are all total stunners.
The best I have ever published.
Over the years I have heard of top magicians around the world who have each used one or more of the effects on TV or to close their shows.
So for sure I know that every effect in the book has been used by big names on TV!
One man whose name I forget wrote to thank me and Basil for providing an effect that had gained him a brilliant reputation as a closer!
Basil worked on five books with us and so far we have published four of them and have one more ready to release and a further title to be gathered together from tapes and notes left to us after his sad demise.
A classic of mentalism.
Pages 64 - Softbound
1 Publisher's Preface
5 Introducing Basil Horwitz
9 Challenge Book Test
14 Challenge Publicity ESP
23 Challenge Premonition
32 Challenge Mental Hypnotic Suggestion
38 Challenge Design
42 Challenge Psychometry
49 Challenge Thought
63 Geometrical Designs
Seven more incredible demonstrations of the paranormal that will entertain and perplex the most demanding audience.
When I met Basil many, many years ago (well over 20 years ago) I saw him demonstrating his brilliant Poker Deal.
He dealt cards to himself and to a spectator and then put a £50 note on the table and if Basil could beat the spectator he kept the money and if he lost he would lose £50.
This is repeated over and over again with new hands being dealt and the spectator having more and more choice yet the magician never loses any of the money at all.
The final part of the routine allows the spectator to see cards face up and being given the choice to choose the cards for his hand as they are dealt.
Again the magician keeps his money.
I was baffled by this effect and asked Basil to let me put it in the first volume but he refused.
I plagued him for a year or so and it is now released here in Vol. 2 along with 6 other effects all of which would gain any good mentalist a brilliant reputation.
Pages 76 - Softbound
2 Challenge Poker Routine
3 Spectator's Clairvoyance & Spirit Test
4 Esp Mindreading Plus Mindcontrol
5 One Hundred And Forty Thousand Six Hundred And Eight To One
6 Challenge Double Prediction Effect
7 Challenge Bank Note Mindreading
8 Basil Horwitz - Challenge Thought, Version II