The Origami Corner

I know that many magicians are also Origami enthusiasts, so I thought I would quickly mention some new books that you may not have seen. All these should be available at larger bookstores, so I'll give you the ISBN numbers.

Brilliant Origami ($20, ISBN 0-87040-896-8) is the first collection of the work of British folder David Brill. Mr. Brill has a unique and recognizable style. Of special interest to magicians are the action figures of chapter one. There are also interesting essays concerning the creative process.

Mythological Creatures and the Chinese Zodiac in Origami by John Montroll ($9.95, ISBN 0-486-28971-0) is of interest because it contains methods for folding the four playing card suits. Montroll's work is often extremely complex and difficult to fold, but these four folds are not too tough.

Finally, there is Origami, Plain and Simple by Robert Neale ($10.95, ISBN 0-312-105169). This book has been out for a while, but if you weren't aware of it's existence then I just made your day. Wonderful, simple, elegant folds, including some great action folds (my favorite is the cobra) from the man who gave us the "Bunny Bill" and a large theoretical text which unfortunately didn't have any folds in it at all.


The Video Encyclopedia of Card Sleights Volumes 1-3, by Daryl. Each video $29.95, all three $84.95. (PAL format $39.95 each, all three $110.00) Free postage and handling in US and Canada. Overseas orders add $7.50 for surface postage. From L & L Publishing, P.O. Box 100, Tahoma, CA 96142

Lou Gallo: The Underground Man by Richard Kaufman and Mark Phillips. 8 ^ x 11 hardbound with dust jacket. 126 pages. $35 postpaid (Foreign DHL Air Service add $20 for Europe, $30 elsewhere.) From Richard Kaufman, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 106-292, Washington, DC 20016

Short Course on Kid Shows, 82 minute audio cassette, $10.

Ghost Card by Burling Hull. Jumbo version $20, pocket version $10.

Poof Ball by Jim Swoger. Props, instructions, and video $15. All the above from Samuel

Patrick Smith, P.O. Box 769, Travares, FL 32778. Add $4 p&h per order.

Delusion Therapy by Gary Ward. 8 ^ x 11 spiral bound, 36 pages. $10. Doing Trade Shows with Confidence by Gary Ward. 8 ^ x 11, 15 pages, $10. The International Magic Yellow Pages 1996-1998 by Wittus Witt. 6 x 8 softcover, 144 pages. $27.50. All the above from H and R Magic, 3702 Cyril Dr., Humble, TX 77396. (Mention the review and the above items are postpaid.)

Bertram on Sleight of Hand by Ross Bertram. 8 ^ x 11 hardbound with dust jacket. 256 pages. $65.

Mario Manzini Tribute to Houdini Poster. $5. Plus $5 p&h. Both items from Lee Jacobs Productions, P.O. Box 362, Pomeroy, OH 45769-0362.

Tooned Out $17.95 plus $3 p&h. Both items from The Sorcery Shop, 2529 Mercantile Dr., Unit D, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

The London Collection by Guy Hollingworth. $40 plus $5 p&h. (US checks OK. In the UK 30 pounds plus 4 pounds p&h). From Guy Hollingworth, 19 Orchard Rue, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 5BX, England

Let's Do it Again by Dr. Rodney King. $8 postpaid. From Dr. Rodney King, 2 Anford Place, High Blantyre G72 0NR, Scotland

Mirrorcle by John Derris. $19 postpaid. From John Derris, 'Hockleys' Lindenfield, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5RG, England

The Perfect Pen by John Cornelius. $50 plus $3 p&h. From John Cornelius, 430 Elmwood, San Antonio, TX 78212

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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