A new book from a giant of mentalism!
Includes a method to perform memorized deck magic WITHOUT using a memorized deck!
Learn the center tear used my some of the world's best mentalists!
Learn Doug's revolutionary work on the Magic Square!
A lifetime of secrets from one of mentalism's underground legends!
Over the last 25 years, Doug Dyment has been performing his unique and powerful mentalism around the world. Yet, for the most part, his material has been kept private-except for a few limited release manuscripts that are long out of print. Now, Vanishing Inc. is thrilled to partner with Doug to present his most cherished signature routines for the first time ever!
"Calculated Thoughts" is a stunning 400+ page book that finally unlocks the door guarding what Ken Weber refers to in the foreword as "mentalism's best-kept secret". There are more than 40 complete, audience-tested routines detailed in this massive text including Doug's diabolical DAO system that allows you to perform memorized deck magic without needing to remember a single card, as well as his "Perfect Center Tear," which is beloved by many of the biggest names in mentalism.
These are some of the most beautifully-constructed mentalism routines we've ever seen. From a simple, yet powerful, marking system for ordinary Bicycle Playing Cards to a memory aid with your feet, a drawing duplication, an impromptu star divination, an entire chapter on just ESP cards, and even a unique way to "slice" your thumb and heal the wound, there's something for everyone. We especially love the super entertaining Magic Square, which is quite possibly the finest handling of an impromptu magic square ever described in print.
Unlike some other performers who publish numerous books or create expensive one-trick manuscripts, Doug Dyment has truly compiled a lifetime of carefully-refined work into one comprehensive resource. This is a refreshing book that is sure to spark creativity in any mentalist or magician.
"Doug Dyment is one of the deepest thinkers in mentalism and Calculated Thoughts is his Magnum Opus. The depth to which he explores each of his chosen subjects is simply breathtaking. He shines a highly perceptive light into some of the darkest corners of mentalism technique and reveals insights that will remain with the art for decades to come."
"For those who've not had the chance to enter the mind of Doug Dyment...your time has come! For those in the know, it's time to give thanks that all his material and much more are now available in a gorgeous hardcover book. I predict this will become a neoclassic of modern mentalism."
"Now you have the opportunity to dis-cover what, up until the publication of this book, has been one of mentalism's best-kept secrets; you are about to dip into the vast creativity of Doug Dyment, a true "underground" genius."
Englischsprachiges Buch, Festeinband, Großformat ca. 24 x 16 cm, 338 Seiten.