by James Biss
LIVRE EN ANGLAIS
In the first half of this decade, Canadian mentalist and writer James Biss released his controversial first book, Messing With Minds. Now out of print, his work has become one of the most coveted books of magic and mentalism, commanding hundreds of dollars at auction. Around the world, James now performs, lectures and consults on his sometimes radical rethinking of the classic plots of mentalism, turning them into fresh effects with astonishing entertainment value for today’s audiences.
Now as the decade draws to a close, James Biss has finally released his much anticipated sequel entitled Mind Blowing. Bound by hand with a luxurious black padded cloth cover and embossed with Platinum, the new work is a stunning companion to the original book. This Extremely Mental Edition is once again accompanied by a custom DVD with two real performances of material from the book. These are real stage shows – not ridiculous studio audiences – and the disk contains detailed explanation segments and audio commentaries. Only 666 copies of the book have been printed and this rare edition is expected to sell out quickly and become an incredible collectable as well.
Mind Blowing contains numerous essays on new approaches to performing, including the provocative “Practicing Zentalism” and “The Seven Secrets of Mind Blowing”. Each explores his on-stage alternatives to the bullying mentality so prevalent in our art. This exciting new work also includes the inside stories of his contentious creations including TeslaVision, White Tagger – and the world’s number one mentalist design duplication tool, The Impressionable Mind Board. Incredibly, he has also included detailed instructions for assembling invaluable props for the professional arsenal, including his very magical magnetic markers, Mind Changer Bags, and the hottest mental assistant in a generation – the Remote Control Change Pack.
The main body of this impressive 380-page volume consists of the entertaining presentations and ingeniously simple methodology that James Biss has become associated with. These include:
- Zenerbocker, Visionaries and Out of Rhine’s World: stand up, knock-out effects with giant ESP cards.
- Taking Pictures & esp-Mail: Re-mastered and engaging approaches to Q & A.
- Chinese Oracle: the definitive multi-phase prediction routine.
- Password Projected: Annemann/Cassidy clairvoyance without the envelopes.
- Plus extremely mental effects such as Breastigitation, Do Not Disturb, Mental Air Mail and more than twenty other original new ideas.
Each Limited Edition Copy is Hand-Numbered and the Introduction is hand signed by James Biss. DVD INCLUDED WITH BOOK.
Pages 380 – Hardbound