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Conjurers' Psychological Secrets Review

January 4th, 2003 6:37pm
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Reviewed by Steve Giles
One of a series of 4 books.
These books are indispensable to any serious magician.
With these books in your library you have every principle in magic at your fingertips.
Add them to your library. You won't regret it!

Product info for Conjurers' Psychological Secrets

Author: Sharpe, S.H.
Publisher: Hades
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $50.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

The second volume of S.H. Sharpe's massive work. This book presents the classifications, principles and examples of important psychological techniques every magician should know about. Never before has there been a reference manual as complete as this. It is a veritable encyclopedic work. The author has done a superb job in analyzing and classifying the Principles used in the Psychology of Conjuring. He identifies four Fundamental Principles (Objective Illusions, Subjective Illusions, Influence by Suggestions and Intellectual) and 15 Specific Principles. The book is divided into four chapters. Chapter One deals with the Objective Illusions of Taste, Touch and Smell as well as Visual and Auditory Illusions. Chapter Two covers the Subjective Illusions of Time, Interest, Age Disorientation, Illusion of State, Assertion, Subconscious Impressions, Associations, Comparisons, Inference, Mental Supplementing, Pre-conditioning and Confusion Illusions. Chapter Three offers Influence by Suggestion, Creating Atmosphere, Imaginary Impressions, Emotional Secrets, Showmanship, Stagecraft, Influencing Choice and Misdirection. Chapter Four covers the intellectual side of conjuring psychology, specifically Character Assessing, Detection by observation and Deduction, Artificial Memory Techniques, Verbal Substitution, Codes, Cue sand Clues. Over 180 pages of valuable information. Hardbound.


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