13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms Deeper and Deeper by Jonathan Chase Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone Hiding. Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers. Front Cover. Henning Nelms. Courier Corporation, – Body, Mind & Spirit – pages. Nelms’ book is one of the most dog-eared ones on my shelf and is always within easy reach. For me, “Magic and Showmanship” transformed.

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I’ve never heard of your three recommendations either.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Vicente rated it really liked it Nov 05, Miguelo rated it really liked it Jun 26, I freely admit to never having read it though I did put in an order last night – I read the dr. Books by Henning Nelms.

I also have it Where it is good. The tricks are pretty confusing and don’t really make sense but the theory is just right. Thanks for the lead. A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms. I kid you not. Aug 03, Randy Hulshizer rated it liked it.


Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms

The writing reads like a manual. Anyway, my copy of Nelms has more glossing than text at this pointliterally. When I transitioned from magic to mentalism, it was ad first book I went back and reviewed. Jun 08, Louis-philippe Morier rated it liked it. Znd for telling us about the problem. Jan 03, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Thomas Henry Omne ignotum pro magnifico.

That’s “Smellin'” spelled sideways, sort of.

Now days with the DVD generation you get much less theory. Useful to anyone not just magicians.

In my estimation these two books stand out in mentalism for focusing on appearances, not methods. Isaac Rodriguez rated it liked it Jan 04, Don’t forget Hay’s widow’s book about Mussey, over at http: Sam rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Nov 21, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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A magician skilled in the craft is able to convince an audience that he or she can read minds, communicate with the spirit world, make showmanshop appear or disappear, and perform other acts of seemingly genuine magic.

I even picked it up because it was recommended as such.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Steve Suss Inner circle Posts. I can understand that. I’ve benefited so much from that book, I’m grateful that she forced me to buy it. Thomas Henry Special user Posts. And his book is so inexpensive too – plus, it’s easy to find! The setup, the hook, the pull, the build, the tension, characters, and climax.

Roger Woods rated it really liked it Sep 06,