In this exciting video event, Richard Osterlind, one of the world’s top
mentalists, opens the vaults and reveals the inner workings of some of the best
mentalism ever created. Not self-working, but by no means difficult to do, these
classic effects already make up the repertoires of some of the finest mentalists
working today. Richard Osterlind has combed the vast literature of mentalism
to find the strongest mentalism and mental magic effects ever created by past
and present masters of the art and each will astound even the most sophisticated
audience. Watch Richard perform them all before an astonished live audience
and then go behind the scenes as he, along with host Jim Sisti, explains the
diabolical methods. Combined with the Real Secrets of what makes these effects
work, this series is destined to become a classic resource for those seeking
to learn the art of mentalism.
$34.95 ea, $120 4-Vol. Set (DVD only)
Reading minds has never been this easy . . . people will really think
you can read minds!
“I wish I would have had these videos by a master teacher 40 years
ago when I first started in mentalism!”
— Barrie Richardson
“A great collection of some of the finest mentalism ever invented
performed by one of the genuine masters of our craft!”
— Tim Conover
“Like King Midas, Richard Osterlind puts the golden touch back into
these gems from the Golden Age of Magic. An updated treasure, richly done!”
— Richard Busch
“Brilliant! Finally, a first-class performer has taken the time to
show that the classics of mentalism still work.”
SWAMI OPENER (Corinda): The performer enters holding a business
card. A spectator calls out a two-digit number. That number is predicted on
the business card! This is a perfect opener guaranteed to catch the attention
of the audience.
MAGIC VS. MINDREADING (Annemann): The performer causes a deck
of cards to spell to a mentally chosen card, then shows a remarkable coincidence
with a second deck and finally shows the card was actually predicted long before
A QUESTION AND THE ANSWER (Annemann): One of Theo Annemann’s
greatest routines! The mentalist answers a secret question in the most direct
manner possible! This is a monster effect using only a pencil and a few pieces
EXTRA-SENSORY PERCEPTION (Annemann): You can duplicate chosen
designs in the fairest possible way using this classic method! Make this up
in just half an hour!
A WORD IN THOUSANDS (Koran): A spectator chooses any word from
any page in a huge book. Without any pumping, the mentalist reveals the chosen
word on the back of a blackboard! This mind-boggling effect is fully explained
along with complete directions for the construction of the apparatus!
EL NUMERO (Bergson): Using a few index cards and an envelope,
the mentalist causes a spectator to choose the very number he has predicted
on the back of the envelope. This is direct, simple and awesome - the fairest
version of this effect yet!
SYD BERGSON CENTER READ (Bergson): This utility technique will
enable you to gain any information written on an index card without any tearing
or burning. Osterlind’s touches make this a masterpiece!
TELEPHONE DIRECTORY (Tong): Anyone freely chooses a page in
a legitimate telephone directory. The mentalist reads his mind and writes down
the telephone number the person is thinking of! This is clean, clear and direct!
SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE (Annemann): This is the original (and
best!) version of the classic effect. Only one key out of seven opens a lock.
Audience members freely choose the keys and the mentalist determines who has
the right key! Both the lock and keys are legitimate!
MARKED THOUGHT (Mason): The mentalist causes a spectator to
find the only matching pairs of ESP symbols while they are face down. This method
allows for a completely free choice and an ordinary deck of ESP cards!
MAGIC MEDALLION (Koran): Three spectators call out a single
digit number. The mentalist removes a case with a medallion inside and shows
the number to be inscribed on the back! Osterlind considers this one of the
strongest effects in all of mentalism!
FIVE STAR PREDICTION (Koran): This has to be the strongest
mentalism card effect ever created! The mentalist shows an envelope containing
one card. The spectator deals cards face up from a deck and stops whenever he
wants. A duplicate of that card is found inside the envelope!
CLIP LINE (Spackman): This mind-blower is a classic piece of
mentalism. A spectator tells the mentalist when to cut a news column. Although
every line is different, the exact words at the spot the paper was cut is predicted!
You can make this masterpiece up in minutes!
HOY BOOK TEST (Hoy): David Hoy’s classic book test is
fully explained with Osterlind’s handling secrets that make the working
simple and foolproof. Read the spectator’s mind with ungimmicked, borrowed
BLINDFOLD ROUTINE (Classic/Gann): Richard demonstrates the
classic blindfold routine with professional touches learned from the late Ronnie
Gann. This is one of the best blindfold acts and uses nothing but household
FLIP FLOP FLUSH (Becker): This delightful routine by Larry
Becker allows you to let a spectator choose a poker hand from a face-up deck
while your hand is determined by chance. Still, you end up with a Royal Straight
Flush in Spades! An ungimmicked deck is all that is necessary.
ULTIMATE MATRIX (Becker): Another routine by Larry Becker has
an apparent mistake turn into a great climax. Freely chosen cards form numbers
which open a locked combination lock that is trapping the spectators’
THE TRICK THAT FOOLED EINSTEIN (Koran): The mentalist predicts
the amount of money a spectator removes from a bowl of coins. This is repeated
a second time under even fairer conditions. You’ll marvel at the ingenuity
MENTAL NUMBERS (Dalban): Vincent Dalban created this wonderful
effect where the mentalist reads the minds of two spectators at the same time!
The number cards can be made up from normal index or business cards in minutes.
HEADLINE PREDICTION (Koran): This effect is a killer! The mentalist
tears an ordinary sheet of paper into sixteen pieces. A spectator chooses a
piece and a headline. The information is found already predicted in a sealed
PAR-OPTIC VISION (Annemann): A spectator pockets three cards
from a deck in his possession. Even though he is thoroughly blindfolded, the
mentalist names the cards as they are withdrawn. This card masterpiece is unbelievable!
FOURTH DIMENSIONAL TELEPATHY (Annemann): This classic routine
allows you to read the minds of three assistants who have written information
on papers and sealed them in envelopes themselves. No special apparatus is needed
for this incredibly fair routine!
THE THIRD CHOICE (Corinda): Five ESP cards are shown all different
and sealed in normal envelopes. Still, the mentalist cleanly predicts which
one will be chosen. The secret is simple and diabolical!
LOCKED EYE TEST (Classic): The mentalist locks the eyes of
a spectator! Osterlind shows how to make this foolproof.
LOCKED HANDS TEST (Classic): A continuation of the above in
which the mentalist causes all the spectators’ hands to become locked!
Again, this is a foolproof method!
THE ABNORMAL LIFT (Classic): If you’ve never seen this
before, you’re in for a treat! Four spectators lift a fifth adult with
nothing but their fingertips! One of the highlights of the series!
TERVIL (Meyers): In this bold routine, the mentalist makes
a prediction and lays it aside. A spectator writes down a number, a color and
a name. The performer’s slip is read and he is exactly right! Osterlind
shows you how to make this routine work.
IMPROMPTU BOOK TEST (Corinda): This delightfully simple routine
will enable you to perform a book test that is second to none. The book is ungimmicked
and borrowed and the gimmick is something you have in your pocket right now!
SLATE WRITING (Classic): A spectator thinks of the name of
a departed individual. The mentalist shows both sides of two ungimmicked slates
and numbers each side. A piece of chalk vanishes and the name appears on the
slates! This routine was one of the highlights of the video shoot!
LIVING AND DEAD (Corinda): The classic routine is demonstrated
using the simplest of methods. Not only is this a wonderful routine, but it
will enable you to learn a valuable tool in mentalism!
ENCORE CARD STABBING (Koran): This was Al Koran’s encore
closer! The mate of a pocketed playing card is found in a daring way with a
knife! The routine is as simple as they come.
ACIDUS PLUS (Mann): This is one of Al Mann’s finest
creations. Nothing but an index card is used to read the spectator’s mind
three times! You will marvel at the incredible, fair-looking method.
MAGAZINE TEST (Annemann): You will be able to read the minds
of your audience in a straightforward way with the simple preparation in this
test. You can name pictures, words and even whole lines with this method!
PATEO FORCE (Classic): The mentalist makes a prediction. Spectators
place objects on the table and all but one are eliminated. The prediction is
shown and it matches! This wonderful principle can be used in many different
PSEUDO PSYCHOMETRY (Annemann): Members of the audience seal
personal objects in envelopes. The mentalist gives a reading for each spectator
and returns each object to the proper person. Many consider this to be the greatest
effect in mentalism! Osterlind demonstrates the original method with a wonderful
PREDICT-TAC-TOE (Gardner/Thompson/Osterlind): This wonderful
routine allows the mentalist to predict the outcome of a game of tic-tac-toe.
Osterlind’s ending will delight you!
SYNONYMENTAL (Mellon): Twenty-one cards are shown to each have
a different object on them. Spectators place objects on three cards. These cards
are shown to name those very objects!
ORIGINAL CENTER TEAR (Corinda): Osterlind demonstrates how
the original center tear method is still a very viable tool. A very clever idea
will enable you to do this anywhere!
VIEWED ESP PREDICTION (Osterlind): Osterlind’s own ESP
card effect where the spectators can see the assistant matching the mentalist’s
prediction as it is being fulfilled! Nothing is required but a normal deck of
SPOON BENDING (Harris): A classic method of bending a spoon
that can be performed while your hands are being burned! You will use this all
KEY BENDING (Classic): Bend keys just like Uri Geller with
this easy and sure-fire method!
PHANTOM ARTIST (Annemann): One of Theo Annemann’s forgotten
miracles! A spectator freely chooses the name of a president. The mentalist
cuts out a perfect silhouette of the chosen president!
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 15 October, 2004.