Here’s a Peek into the next Scryer Project…. The book will be titled Strictly Scryer. It is estimated to be available early to mid March 2014. This book as the title explains will feature onlyroutines and idea’s from Neal Scryer himself… The book is priced very well because the author and publisher wanted to try to make it more accessible to new customers, as well as giving previous one’s – a good value for the money. An introduction by Neal Scryer, A simple million dollar lesson to make YOU a better performer.
“Neal Scryer’s books are fascinating, intriguing and revealing, with priceless information and know how for any Mentalist. Having created my international live TV series “The Next Uri Geller” and meeting hundreds of amazingly skilled and talented performers in the field of mentalism, I can see how books of this nature could inspire young artists who want to enter the world of mind manipulation.” – Uri Geller”
JUST IN! 6 Additional Mentalism Effects we are tipping for the first time in this Flash! Please NOTE this is NOT the ENTIRE listing of effects – Just the most recent additions… Click on the Image to see COMPLETE details.
Power of love – This is the most convincing demonstration possible with a pendulum…your spectators will love this…
Telepathic card – Two spectators are chosen. One is asked to telepathically transmit a card to the other spectator. Amazingly, she receives the thought. This effect is extremely strong, and both spectators get credit for having psychic abilities. You are going to love this easy-to-present effect.
Scryer’s confabulations – Two versions, and both are killers. They won’t know what hit them. You can’t get stronger than this, and the easy methods will delight you.
Crystal Quartz – Scryer uses this effect often, and everyone leaves with a crystal. It’s simple, direct, strong, and easy to do. The audience will love you. Everyone gets a reading. In fact, you could do an entire psychic party with this one effect alone, and provide a full hour of mystery and entertainment for ten people.
Who’s the devil? – This is a great walk around effect. It’s simple, yet so strong. One of your audience members plays the part of the devil, and you guess who it is.
Hundred Dollar Bank Nite – This is the perfect walk around bank nite using crumpled up bills. You can keep them in your pocket and be ready to perform at any time. It’s so easy, that it’s almost like doing nothing.
Sneaky Si Stebbins – This must be the sneakiest way to get into the Si Stebbins. You don’t go near the cards, yet you create a real miracle by successfully predicting several spectators’ cards.
Roses – This is a complete act. It’s a reputation maker for stage and parlor entertainers. It’s so strong, this could appear on a TV special. Scryer has performed this for royalty and received a standing ovation. The authors were going to reserve the TV rights, but decided not to. Roses is Scryer’s pride and joy. Respectfully, this effect should be kept in the vault.
Anything Called Out Pateo – This one you can do for an audience for fifty or more it’s so easy but so amazing . Fifty people or more can call out anything they want before they stop calling your drawing is done. This one gets a standing ovation.
Center Tear Next Level – It reads as it is takes the center tear to a more meaningful level that goes undetectable .
Two Of A Kind – Two people are left and coincidental they gave the same name a real gem you will love this piece one of Scryer’s favorite pieces.
Rose Pendulum – A very beautiful way to use a pendulum — yes a rose — one that Scryer did not want to share. The ladies love this one.
The World’s Strongest “Q & A” – All you need is a stack of business cards (yours or the spectators) and your ready to perform the world’s strongest and easiest Q & A!
Reincarnated back in time – Everyone goes back to a previous life. No one says anything. You, the performer, take the journey with several members of the audience and tell them who they were. This is another reputation maker, and is something they’ll talk about forever.
Crematory Journey – One piece that is in the book is worth a king’s weight in gold. Neal feels this is the strongest effect in the book. You lead the spectator through a funeral procession. This effect has a profound and unforgettable climax that the spectator will never forget.
Don’t under estimate the power of a Stooge – Stooges! Magicians tend to frown on them, but this book may change your thinking. When used in very limited but powerful way they will accentuate and empower your presence as a performer… This book features two routines using an accomplice, one is a Smash and Stab, the other is Contract Mind Reading. The contact mind reading is such a reputation maker, Scryer has used this in crowds up to 800 – and it absolutely fries em!
Two years ago a good friend of mine Meraux Dantes told me I had to meet a crazy cat that was giving accurate online readings via Skype. I was understandably excited as a lot of stuff I was doing at the time was via Skype. Meraux passed on my email to Neal and within the day I had received a wonderful email from Neal inviting me to talk with him on Skype.
When I first saw Neal, he wasn’t what I had expected looks wise. I had built up this image of a “Zoltar” like character in my mind and when I saw him he looked normal. This is in my opinion what makes him so disarming! He would be mistaken for you or me if he was seen in the street, but he’s not like me or you.
I introduced myself and after introducing myself he told me to get a piece of paper and a pen. He instructed me not to talk at all and just to listen to what he had to say. He began by proposing not to tell me about things I already knew but things that there was no way he could know.
I wondered what he could possibly know about my life as we had certainly never connected before our email/ Skype call. Before proceeding to read me he asked me to place a tick on the piece of paper if he got something right and a cross if he got something wrong.
He started the reading, and he was getting hit after hit. Stuff that is too personal to share here. In all honesty, it was a little too close for comfort. My mind started to race with solutions, had Meraux been feeding him information? Had this guy profiled me?
I thought long and hard. I had never put certain things about my family online, I had never told Meraux these things, so there was no possible way Neal could have known what he was reading from me . . . But he did.
Here is an small excerpt of one of the more impressive parts of the reading Neal did that evening. He addressed me, “I feel you’re in a relationship, or just getting into a relationship and I am getting a feeling of uneasiness with this relationship. Just to be clear, it is not uneasiness in the relationship; this is the family of the girl in question, you are keeping the relationship private. You are having a secret relationship and keeping it from everyone, so the parents do not find out. I don’t know why but Olive Oil or Olives come to mind. I think these are going to be important to your future.”
The strangest thing I found about Neal: he never asked me to confirm or deny if any of it made sense. He didn’t seem to care. I don’t mean he didn’t care about my feelings, or he was just throwing stuff out and hoping for it to stick. I mean he had an air of coolness about him that suggested he knew what he was doing was real, and therefore he didn’t need his ego stroked because it had to be real.
Oh, and just to point out, I had literally just got into a relationship with my now fiancée “Olivia” Walters and we were keeping it from her parents! I had not even mentioned it to my closest friends!
I have talked on the phone and Skyped with Neal lots of times since that original encounter (I call it an encounter as it scared the sh*t out of me) and we have become great friends since. He has shared so many amazing things with me, and I can say I am better at making intuitive decisions for meeting Neal.
When reading this book, imagine the impact you can have on your audiences’ lives. Please guard this book from falling into the wrong hands. This is not a day’s worth of Neal’s thoughts, it is not a week’s or a month’s worth, you have a compendium of secrets Neal has refined over a lifetime! That is too special to get into the hands of the masses. “Be the story” – Peter Turner
Neal Scryer and Richard Webster would like to thank the following for their dedication, hard work, and belief in this project. This book would not exist without the input of these wonderful people.
- W. M. Barclay who worked tirelessly behind the scenes.
- Everyone at Stevens Magic Emporium for supplying the cover, promoting the book, and being a joy to deal with.
- Mike Vance for proofreading and copy-editing.
- Paul Romhany for typesetting and page layout.
- Peter Turner for writing the Foreword.
- Darrell Mac for writing the Afterword.
- Joe Curcillo, ESQ
- Doug Dyment
- Charles Garner
- Docc Hilford
- Ted Karmilovich
- Tony Razzano
- Jon Stetson
and YOU for buying this book.
Simple. Powerful. Scryer. – Ted Karmilovich
“I had the pleasure of meeting Neal a while back and he showed me some of the material in this book. In my opinion this book is way under priced and the material is priceless …” Anthony Wolff
“Two words: Scryer – Genius… ” – Darrell Mac
“I am sure this will be an excellent addition to your library – Scryer’s work is top notch” – Tony Razzano past president PEA.
“Neal has done it again! This is incredible material from a true working expert and professional in the field…and yet another tremendous addition to the Scryer library and legacy!” – Jerome Finley
“I would pay twice as much for Scryer’s material – it’s been a cornucopia of ideas, routines and information that has been invaluable not just for me, but also for my clients and that’s win-win!” Richard Lindsey
“I got the opportunity to watch Neal perform Crematory Journey for a crowd about about 20. I’ve never seen such a strong emotional reaction from a spectator, her emotions totally engulfed her….” TJ McDonald
STRICTLY SCRYER by Richard Webster and Neal Scryer – Review by Paul Romhany
There is an old saying along the lines of, “save the best for last.” From what I understand this is Neal Scryer’s last book for the magic and mentalism community. If this is the case then he has certainly saved the best for last.
The one thing about his work in general is the use of simple ideas to create strong and long lasting effects on spectators. You can show a spectator as many card and coin tricks as you want, but unless there is an emotional attachment they will likely not remember anything you did. Neal’s material in this book is simple in concept but extremely powerful in presentation.
In talking about simplicity I will quote Neal, “I can guarantee you’ll progress further in life and become a better performer.” This book is filled with wisdom from an artist who has made a living by entertaining audiences around the world with his original creations. The real value for me is reading how Neal uses objects that are very organic in nature to capture his audience’s imagination.
Unlike his past books, Strictly Scryer contains ONLY material from Neal’s career and all of it is aimed at leaving a lasting impression on your audience. The reason I’m a fan of Neal’s material is that it all makes so much sense. For those who have followed his previous works you will understand how he uses presentation to connect with the spectators. Often I find myself thinking, “that is so damn clever.”
This book contains sixteen effects with seven more bonus routines ranging from close-up, stand up and stage effects.
Here are a few of my favorites:
The Twelve Roses – This is almost an act in itself and something Neal uses at Ladies Only Parties. This is a classic example of how Neal connects with his audience. Using various colored roses Neal is able to give incredibly accurate readings of various woman in the audience and concludes with a very powerful blindfold reading.
The use of Roses is obviously very powerful when working with an all female audience, and Neal shares other ideas and routines on how to incorporate a Rose in to a performance, even for a Pendulum test.
Crematory Journey – perhaps my favorite in the book this is a twist on the “Ashes to the Palm” routine and updates it to the twenty-first century. By combining past-life regression Neal has taken a standard routine to an all-new level that the audience will never forget. A great example of making something we know and routining it in to a very powerful piece of theatre.
The use of The Pateo Force is something Neal is very fond of, and he has some of the most creative routines and ideas I’ve ever read in this book. From the impromptu routine called Two of a Kind to his Blindfold Pateo Effect and Anything Called Out Pateo routine there is something here everybody can perform.
I was very excited to read ‘Center Tear Next Level.’ As somebody who uses a center tear all the time I was very thrilled to read this. What makes this so great is that the heat is taken off you during the tear so nobody is burning you during that most important moment. Finally, somebody has given thought to the routine of a center tear rather than just a method. This routine can be used for any center tear you currently do. The thinking behind the structure of this is what makes this something a lot of professionals will now use.
Sneaky Si Stebbins – despite its name, this effect can be performed with any stack with which you’re familiar with. One word on this one – GENIUS!! It’s so damn clever I’m surprised nobody has done this before. If you do a stack deck of any kind you will need to check this out.
The above are only a small handful of items I’ve selected. This book is a goldmine of material for the working performer. If you want to connect with your audience and make them remember you and your work then reading Neal’s material is a MUST. He has changed the way I perform my magic and has helped make me a much stronger performer.
This book gets my highest recommendation. It is obvious to see that Neal really understands his audience and how to make that special connection that leaves them feeling they have experiences something truly magical. The material in here is well within the reach of every level of performer, but the real secret is to read Neal’s insights and the real secrets are not the ‘tricks’ but how you perform for people.