David Blaine’s Magic Man TV Special he makes initials mysteriously
appear on his arm after rubbing ashes over his arm. This effect is
taught in this book.
The power to read minds - any time, any place - is now in your hands.
Osterlind’s Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear caused quite a stir in
the mentalism and magic communities upon its release and the long
out-of-print manuscript that described this revolutionary technique
commands high prices from book dealers and online auction houses.
almost two decades later, Richard Osterlind is releasing the ultimate
version of his creation. The Perfected Center Tear goes light years
beyond the original version, enabling you to gain secret insights into
the hidden thoughts of others with no apparent subterfuge. The
spectator writes their information on a small piece of paper and folds
it up. The performer then tears the paper into small bits and places
the pieces into the spectator's hand. There is no apparent way that the
performer could possibly have seen the information nor was any part of
the paper stolen away. Yet, the performer is still able to divine the
information and reveal it in a startling, dramatic and memorable way.
The Perfected Center Tear really is the last word in "rip and read"
center tear techniques.
Also in this exciting new book, Richard
Osterlind shares his thoughts and ideas on some of mentalism's most
basic tools. Nail Writers are discussed in Part Two and billets in Part
Three. Part Four is titled "Weird Ones" and here, Osterlind reveals for
the first time some of the most unique ideas to come along in magic and
mentalism for some time. Here you'll discover how to perform the
classic "Ashes on the Arm" in walk-around situations, how to apparently
control fire, and even how to cause your spectators to have a complete
memory lapse. You'll also learn possibly the most sensational way to
end a book test ever published.
If that wasn't enough, Osterlind
has added, as a bonus section, his original version of the Center Tear,
The Ultimate Center Tear. This originally appeared in Al Mann's great
book on the Center Tear, The Purloined Thought. However, this book is
also long out of print so we are pleased to be able to offer this
additional technique to the magic and mentalism communities.
predict that The Perfected Center Tear and Other Assorted Routines will
be hailed as one of Richard Osterlind's finest and most enduring works.
Spiral bound, 66 pages,
Expected availability around Friday 20 February, 2015.