Tuesday, May 5, 2020

MNEMOSYNE - A toolkit to reveal a memory in any performance situation

Daughter of Heaven and Earth. 
The Greek goddess of Memory.

$40 shipped to U.S
$45 shipped international

MNEMOSYNE is a project that I began two years ago with propless wizard Adrien Lochon.

What is it?

 It's a way to reveal a randomly thought of childhood memory, ending with a guaranteed hit.

- No need to whisper instructions

- No p.a.

- No linking memories to playing card suits

- Multiple variations for nearly any mentalist performance style or environment

- No language barrier

What does it look like to your audience?

You ask your participant to think of several memories. You ask them to focus on the strongest memory they chose. You're then able to reveal details of the memory, name it exactly, and finish with a piece of information connected to the memory that you shouldn't know.

Mnemosyne is what you make of it. Included is a full multiple effect routine, which allows you to learn the needed information, read your participant, and finally reveal their memory. You can also use the methods individually for a beautiful propless reveal of a thought of memory with Adrien Lochon's "Memoria Light" (included in the pdf).

The choice is yours. 

MNEMOSYNE paperback
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Limited to 100 physical booklets. Once they're gone, they're gone. 

Cover Art by NTRSKT

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Alphabet Soup

     This is a collection of Anagram routines from Steve Wachner’s first book Edison Notes. Whenever possible, pieces were freshened up with new writings as well as completely new material to supplement the routines. However, if you already own Edison Notes, you will own much of what is in this book. Please keep that in mind before purchasing.

     Why anagrams? You can have them on you at all times. In Alphabet Soup, Steve aims to have any progressive anagram over as quickly as possible and make it appear that you are in control the entire time. This book is loaded with subtleties to improve your current and future anagram routines, as well as offering you some very clever full routines.

DGAF Card Pump - This is the original version of the opening essay to Tesla Files. It details Steve’s way of guessing a randomly thought of playing card, as well as his thoughts on real magic, failing, believability, and performing propless effects.

Academia - A fully scripted star sign routine that introduces the concept in a way that allows everyone to get invested in the routine. The script gives your audience a different way to view star signs - without isolating anyone’s beliefs. Included is a three letter star sign anagram. A very well known Mentalist has said that this routine is worth the price of Tesla Files on its own.

A Misinterpreted Ruse - A discussion with Warren Thackeray led to a beautiful way to always appear correct when you’re down to one of two star signs in an anagram. You’re going to be performing this immediately! Works with any star sign routines.

Anything in the World - Your spectator is able to create a list of options, change their mind multiple times, and you’re instantly able to begin to reveal letters from the word they’re thinking of - ending with a reveal of the exact word they thought of. This routine is cheeky, but super clever. The dual reality is cleaned up by implanting a supposed intention from your participant into the mind of the audience. This was a stand-out favorite from Edison Notes.

Modesto - A discussion into micro-anagrams that allow you to know instantly whether you can reveal a thought with no props or need to resort to a physical method. This allows you to use an anagram for large lists of items. Included is a full performance with a thought of U.S. state, complete with an Out.

Modesto Alternatives - A further discussion beyond the original routine from Edison Notes. This includes a micro anagram for European countries as well as an example using the Major Arcana Tarot cards.

Layover - a principle that can be used for Modesto or your standard routines. This is not anagram related and has not been released in Tesla Files or Edison Notes.

Tool C.A.S.E. - This final essay recaps all the individual anagram methods used throughout the book as well as a couple that didn’t get highlighted. This essay discusses how to always appear that you know, minimize misses, make the random order of letters make sense in performance, as well as when and how to get into anagrams in performance.

Also includes a Spanish version of the Academia Anagram. 

54 pages at over 13,000 words

Friday, September 14, 2018

Tesla Files


  "What I like most about the stuff in Tesla Files is that I actually want to use it myself" - Watkins (author of Jhana and Positive/Negative)

"Steve is a genius and I love the stuff he has out"
- Mitchell Kettlewell (author of Pandora)

 Over 100 pages of routines, principles, and presentations from the author of Edison Notes, Steve Wachner.

Short Fuse
- A two person code that can be taught quickly and easily. It's made for people that work with you consistently, but not often. Very little memorization, very little needs to be said out loud, and it can be used for playing cards, birth months, or even entire lists (with some practice).

- A three letter star sign a******

- The performer hands a small fortune telling card to the participant after chatting with them for a few moments. Not only does the fortune card predict what is going to happen next, but it accurately predicts something personal about the spectator later on when they're home. The prediction is printed on the card, not written. The spectator is completely impressed. While this can work with Peter Turner's fortune cookie, it is a different idea. Includes other ideas to make spectator's WANT your business cards and even templates to create these yourself.

Pop Lockin' Beats
- "I've always wondered if other people were able to do the things I do." The performer writes down his ATM PIN (or his bike lock combination, phone PIN code, etc) and guides the spectator to guessing it. Very quick reverse PIN that impresses everyone. As with many reverse PIN reveals this won't work 100% of the time. However, a full routine structure is given in order to use this PIN to harvest additional information from your spectator, turning a close-up set into a SHOW.

More Impressive Ploy
- Inspired by Watkins' "Severance", this principle causes billets to be made nearly useless in the minds of your audience while making the routine appear more casual and impressive. Includes multiple presentations as well as how to utilize this completely propless. A stand-out principle from the book and a favorite of many of the performers this was previewed to.

Planned Obsolescence
- a homemade PK gimmick that you can make for free or incredibly cheap. We've been told to under-sell this concept in the ad copy and keep it hidden.

Night Flight to Rio
- A spectator is given the choice of one of two opaque envelopes and told that each contains a postcard. They can choose whichever one they want (truly) and they are not marked. The spectator is taught how to use their intuition to reveal details of the postcard inside. A nice opener or casual piece that is designed so that it can never outright fail.

The Man Who Fooled Edison
- A devious blend of principles comes together to create a fantastic version of the Bert Reese three billet routine. No extra billets are used. The routine naturally builds. The principles used help each other out to make them easier and more deceptive.

- After a few moments with a particular group the performer places their wallet on a table and begins to tell a story of serendipity. The story builds up to a slip of paper found in the performer's wallet (it can even be taken out by the spectator). On the paper is seen to be the birthdate of the participant, their ATM PIN or some other important set of numbers. The slip of paper isn't necessarily a prediction, but a piece of the story itself. While a method is mentioned, it is not fully detailed as it is a standard method. Presentation and structure

Get Real Paid
- A method to load a prediction into an ungimmicked wallet. An essay on propless playing card guesses is included as well as a crib for Academia. Many of the routines have multiple presentations and can be easily adjusted. Multiple FULL ROUTINES are included, not just effects, but ways to structure multiple effects together to get the most impact. There are links to multiple performance videos (including Night Flight to Rio, Man Who Fooled Edison, Academia, and Pop Lockin' Beats). You'll also receive business card templates and access to a secret Facebook group.

Contributions include:
A foreword by Watkins, author of Jhana and Positive/Negative

Zodiac Business by Pablo Amira
- From his book "B'Cards". Predict someone's Zodiac sign using your business cards.

Ode to Bert Reese by Craig Logan
- This was originally titled "Alternate Presentation" in his PDF "Opsis". This is an alternate method to The Man Who Fooled Edison.

Memoria Light by Adrien Lochon
- While named after Fraser Parker's Memoria, it is a completely different method and presentation. Reveal details of a thought of memory with nothing written down.

Stardust by Corey White
- Released for $20 on its own, this routine allows you to learn someone's birth month during a numerology reading.

"Tesla Files is another creative selection of mentalism from Steve Wachner. It takes you on a well-informed journey through some lesser known principles and effects, then into the realms of star sign divination and numerology too. A few nice effects by some guest contributors finish the book off nicely. Recommend this."
- Steve Drury