Just a forewarning, you will not be well excepted on this site by trying to get anything from exposure. Magicians, as a whole, are not very keen on the idea of exposure, as it hurts the art form.
As a magician, I'd disagree... to an extent.
Everyone knows how linking rings work. This does not, however, effect the art of a good linking rings routine. I do, however, agree that exposure CAN be bad for magic; if a person can't appreciate the art of the effect, then once the method is revealed, nothing remains. The way to avoid this, is to make your magic into art. If all you have is a series of tricks, then sure, your show will suffer from exposure. Then again, if all you have is a series of tricks, why was it ever a show in the first place?
As to you disliking the idea of getting free materials, get used to it. Magicians trade effects all the time, like it or not. I refuse to edit my post in any way.
Hi planes walker,
Sorry to hear about your financial problems, conversely if truth be told, mentalism works are quite hard to obtain, even if at heart you wish to dilligently learn the art of mentalism, I'm doubtless that anyone will give free sources or links in which you can get free copies of litteratures.
By "free," I mean "I traded for it." As in, although I payed in magic, I didn't pay in money.
We have to admit it, I have been writing books myself, and I have been involved in the writing of certain books, and surely it is quite a deal to write about our art form, so taking works freely is stealing... Stealing people ideas, work and ideals... We are extremly respectfull in our art, and if you don't follow those respectfull ideals, you won't get any piece of work.
Right. That's why I didn't just ask for a copy. It's unethical unless I give something in return.
I can however reccomend you relatively cheaper works on the subject :
- Practical Mental Magic by Theodore Anneman
- 202 methods of Forcing by Theodore Anneman
- 25 One man Mindreading Secrets U.F grant
- Dynamite Mentalism by George Anderson (very cheap, and very good)
- Anneman's Burried Thresure (12 of his effects figured in SPHINX)
- Switchcraft by Elliot Bresler (the most complete, and comprehensive billet work availble on eart, and for a great price!)
As well you can Google ''the learned pig project'',
The author of the website gives old manuscript which is now available to the public domain (the authors either died, or they gave the permissions).
Hope this helps.
Thanks, it does help a bit. I've applied for the learned pig project, and from what I've seen, the reviews for those books were very good, especially considering the low price; they may actually be within my range, if I save up.