Intimate Mysteries by Chris Philpott - Book
21 killer effects exploring three new techniques by award-winning writer, director and magician Chris Philpott. Intimate Mysteries explores magic done not just in the participant's hands and minds, but with their lives. These effects are fun, fascinating and often moving to experience while being entertaining and dramatic to witness - some have nearly as many plot twists and revealed secrets as a Dan Brown novel!
Includes routines based on these principles by John Bannon, Steve Valentine, Raj Madhok and others.
The Roller Coaster
You guide the participant through a visualization that uncovers aspects of their personality - but then the twist: they've also been unknowingly choosing a card the whole time - and you have correctly predicted every choice they made!
The Open Door
A simple story leads to a profound revelation about your participant.
FAAA (Force Anything, Anytime, Anywhere)
An incredibly powerful new technique with virtually unlimited possibilities! One participant secretly thinks of anything and another participant reveals what it is! No pre-show, no confederates, no instant-stooges - can be done impromptu for just two people and they will both be amazed.
The way a participant chooses a card becomes an incredibly revealing experience - and you predict not only the card, but the participant's personality traits!
"Chris Philpott is a major new voice in the world of mentalism. His book Intimate Mysteries contains ground-breaking new approaches and techniques wrapped in powerful and affecting presentations. It is a must-buy!" - Mark Elsdon
"One of the Top Ten Magic Books of 2013! Great presentations for easy to do card tricks. The presentations add meaning for the spectator and usually involve some kind of personality reading. I have never done cold reading, but the presentations in this book make it easy to apply the effects to any spectator's personality." - H & R Magic Books