Heavy Mental Magic.
Mentallica is a series of hard-hitting effects drawn from Harris’ one-man show: Hellucinations.
The majority of effects are NEW PRESENTATIONS and uses for existing props like: The Mother of All Book Tests, Looch’s Area Book Test, Glance, Promystic’s Multi-Dimensional (and MD Mini), Nitinol keys (like Elusionist’s, Shift), and even Chris Congreave’s amazing Zippo gimmick: Light.
Mentallica will give you entirely new presentational concepts making all of these effects appear NEW, FRESH and ORIGINAL. We explore Woodstock (yes, flashback to 1969), X-Ray Vision, enhancement of the bending effect, Three-Dimensional “Remote Viewing,” Drawing Duplication, Any Card At Any Number, even the “Cold Reading” of automobiles!
Harris tips the exact DRAWING DUPLICATION used on his infamous Uri Geller debate, televised via satellite in the late 1980’s. It uses NO GAFFS and looks exactly like the effect Uri has performed on talk-shows since the late 1970’s.
Ben also re-visits his most recent release, A Thought Well Stolen — providing his ‘director’s cut’ — leaving the impression that only ONE DECK has been in play. The refined handling enhances the ACAAN portion of the effect, ditching the flashy finale. It also leaves the spectator with a little gift. Routined for the serious mentalist.
EBOOK BONUS: You will also receive the manuscript: Remote Control. Previously only available on special request this 12 page, photo-illustrated, booklet explains an amazing demonstration of “Remote Viewing” using Promystic’s Multi-Dimensional in combination with a mint box and dollar bill.
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The drawing dup is probably the Geller so close method. Simple but nice. I like.
Jason Messina –
I really liked this book which isn’t a surprise as I love Ben’s thinking. His effects are always practical, always streamlined and beautiful in their simplicity.
Two things I’ll be using right away: Television Drawing Duplication and Director’s Cut. Television Drawing Duplication had my head spinning with possibilities – there are so many ways you could use this idea. I took about 10 minutes of notes after reading this one. Director’s Cut is a simple yet powerful effect that in the right hands, at the right time, for the right person, could make your reputation. I took notes on each effect in the rest of the book, each trick had something, an idea, a method, a presentation that I really liked and got me thinking. It’s good to have Ben back, and I’m looking forward to seeing future publications.
Ben Harris is one of the very few creators whose work appeals to hobbyists as well as Professional performers. His latest, Mentallica, is no exception.
In its 46 pages, Metallica contains Ben’s professional presentations for a few releases by other top creator/performers ( Ted Karmilovich, Looch, Craig Filicetti ), direct form Ben’s own one-man show. These aren’t just ideas, but full blown presentations.
There are also Ben Harris original creations such as his drawing duplication which he performed on television in his famous debate with Uri Geller. Oh…there are no special gaffs or peeks.
Ben has also streamlined his popular spectator thought of card effect “A Thought Well Stolen” that displays a serious example of mentalism using no gaffs ( they can even keep the deck as a souvenir ).