Eric provides a carefully thought-out routine that is well-tested and useful for any walk-around or
close-up magician. This book is well-written, with every detail carefully and meticulously
spelled-out. It is well-suited for the novice and veteran professional alike. I think it is a great
tool that has tremendous utility.
Happenstance is one of those routines that you will want to add to your working repertoire right
away. It astounds and engages your audience throughout the entire routine. This is now not only one
of my favorite pieces to perform for laypeople but also well suited to fool fellow magicians.
One can personalize the routine to suit his own needs since Eric included several alternate
endings which I really enjoyed experimenting with.
Every single phase of Happenstance is
extremely clean and suited for every skill level.
As I said in the title: "Highly
if you're a mentalist you will love this in the personal i will use this soon because you need a
little something..... i love it because eric give you some extra endings and a combination of 2
endings and he give you a little extra idea so if you're a mentalist don't think it just buy it ;)-
I was not sure what to expect from Happenstance. I was worried that like other multi - phase tricks
ive tried it may be complicated or boring.
I was wrong.
Happenstance offers a new
perspective on a common item most magicians own, but possibly overlook.
The book explains step
by step how to progress through the routine and also tells you the reason you are doing certain
Each phase is very powerful and really is as close as you can get to making a card trick
fair, the spectators will never doubt that they had a free choice in each phase. I also like the
fact that this trick can be performed with 3 spectators meaning no one feels left out.
teaching is perfectly structured so that you dont get lost and feel the need to flip back through
the pages repeatedly.
The text is also accompanied by clear, annotated pictures showing exactly
what to do. The book also offers a number of alternate endings making the routine more flexible and
giving a perfect way to hand out a business card.
A lot of thought has been put into
Happenstance and magicians of any skill level can perform this in minutes.
There is no difficult
sleight of hand needed.
This is a very powerful piece of magic in my repertoire and i highly
recommend this to anyone who wants to perform a miracle.
So what are you waiting for?
your copy now!
"This is a very clever trick utilizing an old trick, that every magician probably had when starting.
Eric basically takes a crappy trick and turns it into an amazing fooling trick that will definitely
fry layman AND MAGICIANS."
Ive had the pleasure of performing with Eric for awhile now, and Every time I see him doing a card
trick it's this one. It kills every time! Definitly a good read, and the thinking behind this is
brilliant, pick it up
Ok, I read the first few pages, and was a little worried about what the rest of the book would
contain...but I was way more than pleasantly surprised! The routine Eric has put together is very
simple and amazing for the spectator. He has thought it through and made this trick with the
spectator in mind. The book is well made and contains multiple images that help explain how to
perform the effects.
Overall, very happy with this! Easy to do, and very deceptive! I highly
The truth is, none of this routine is really original to Eric Stevens. He has taken ideas that are
already in print (and have been for many decades) and has republished them with very little original
Reading through the manuscript, I wondered how it was able to come to market when
everything within this booklet (and more) can be found (for a lower price) on a "25 Tricks" type DVD
as separate routines.
The thinking is good, but it is not original, and Eric Stevens gives
no credit where it is due. You are better off buying the required prop, and getting an introductory
DVD; you will learn more at a lesser cost.
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