Before I start my review I would like to say that being in the magic and mentalism industry for
nearly 5 years now, this has to be one if my best purchases yet.
What do you get
You get a VERY nicely designed book that is made with good quality
The quality of the book is VERY GOOD the paper is not the normal type of book paper
as it seems more glossy and more durable
The material is some of the most
creative and simple I have seen and this is why I love it.
I think there are around 38 tricks in
the book and I will be doing many of these.
I will not talk about all the effects but I will
talk about my highlights
Broken wings: wow this is amazing, it is so simple yet so clever
and with imagination you can create many amazing mentalism effects that can fry your audience if you
obviously present them well. Also the gimmick is really easy to make and conveniently I had all the
things I needed in my home but if u don't you can easily get them from your supermarket.
Cronos: this is a brilliant prediction with a psychokinetic theme. I love it. The materials to
make this are very easy to find and they are very cheap. There is also an impromptu version which I
love aswell. Basically this effect is absolutely awesome and it is so impeccably strong
Legion: this is a very clever gimmick that you can make with ease and you can create Many
effects that ere really powerful. This is really powerful as I have already tried it out on my
friends and family and I got great reactions
Cast: this is also absolutely amazing a very
nice book test gimmick that can fit in your pocket or wallet and it is so cool. I again absolutely
love it as it is so clean but so deceptive.
Those were the things in gimmicks and devices
that stood out to me. Now to the effects in 'mentalism effects'
Loki: this is a simple but
powerful routine where you have three poker chips, they are mixed up out of your sight, then the
spectator puts them in different pockets and then you can locate them. With good presentation
skills, this FRIES people. Also the great thing is that it is impromptu do you don't have to use
poker chips, you can use coins which makes it even more practical than it already is
don't normally do coin bends but when I saw this I was like ' I need to use it' , so I did and again
I got very good reactions. What happens is that you take two coins and you explain that they are
going to bend in synchronicity so you put one coin in there hands and you put one coin at your
fingertips then as the coin at your fingertip starts to bend they feel the coin in their hand bend
and then they open their hand to reveal that their coin is actually bent
Mirror: this is
extremely clever and it is a very very nice effect. This is where you can observe a spectator and
have a prediction deck and a deck that they shuffle. To keep it short we only use half the deck so
they shuffle half the deck AND THEY PUT IT BACK ON TOP OF THE OTHER HALF ( the reason I put that in
caps is because I thought that you put it back on top and do something dodgy when you put it on the
top, but you don't). Then you both deal down with the prediction deck and the deck that they
shuffled and you actually predicted their shuffle as they are both in the same order.i am really
excited to use this
Dichotomy deck: this is an OOTW effect and this has replaced my
previous OOTW because I really like this one. You do this on a spectators hand so you don't actually
need a table, which is a very cool bonus! It is VERY easy to construct as pretty much all magicians
and mentalists will have the stuff to make this deck
Sevens: this is a very clean effect
where a spectator tosses an envelope ,with a different backed card inside, into the deck and where
they threw it matches exactly to the prediction. This is basically impromptu and very powerful as
they toss it in wherever they like, I have used this and it has got amazing reactions.
Ashes: this is a simple effect. Spectator names a suit and holds a lighter above envelope,
envelope is opened and the four aces are taken out of it with one of then burned and it is the
freely named suit. I'm sorry to keep repeating myself but this is so clever and it can be done many
different ways if lighters aren't your style and also this can be presented in many different ways.
I absolutely adore this.
Scar:you heal a scar on your hand. This is one if those effects
that you can do in off beat momets when people ask you 'to do something' as this can be done Ina
moments notice and it has a captivating story line and you can make this a very strong piece of
mentalism with the right presentation and people can even remember you by it.
is simple but effective. You can know a date of a coin which is within your closed fists. This is
soooo simple but really effective. I love this because I have tried it and it works a charm also it
is impromptu !!!!
Vanity: although this will not work on me as my hand flesh is too thick
to see the veins on the back of my hand, this is insanely powerful and can be a reputation maker
with good presentation
Falling coins: this is a brilliant concept which can show off you
power of influencing things .
Insanewave: any esp symbol is called and there are 5
different back coloured cards in the deck and it is the named symbol cards. At first when reading
the manuscript I thought it was going to be dodgy the way the different coloured cards were going to
be turned over but it is not as the different cards ARE ACTUALLY THE NAMED ESP SYMBOL, ther is no
sleight of hand when turning them over , even the spectator can turn them over and examine them.
Conclusion: there are many other effects I wanted to talk about but I couldn't as I
was afraid that this was going to be too long ( I think it already is). In short just but this book
it is one of the best purchases I have ever made an the material is incredible. Thanks for
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As soon as I received Deep Shadows I began reading it and had it read in a short time because I had
a hard time putting it down. The very first trick, Broken Wings, is powerful. There may be a few
things I won't actually perform due to my style, but there are many I will do. And this book is
chock full of effects. I also enjoyed the advice and guidance Dee Christopher gives in terms of
presentation, patter, concepts, etc. I was not disappointed. There are grammatical errors throughout
the book, but that does not interfere with understanding what is being written.
dee christopher finaly making available his material in this book not a single trick not a single
idea ,full of tricks created by him in a complete copilation so you don t have to buy separate
tricks all included in this volume and more ,great at a great price