MY THOUGHTS From Paul Romhany: Editor Vanish Magazine
If you are a mentalist then this book is a MUST read. The material contained in here is pure Gold. Richard and Neal are the very best in the business and when ever they collaborate on a project you know it’s going to be amazing. Every routine in here is hand picked by Richard and Neal and so it’s the elite of the elite from the contributors.
I think the key to Neal’s material is his delivery and style. He is moving away from mentalism and is now a full-time intuitive consultant and healer. While the material in here is considered
‘mentalism’ you can understand how powerful the material is when performed by Neal. If you keep this thought in mind from Neal I think it will serve you well, “Treat people well. The good that you do will come back to you in many ways.” You get this idea in Neal’s material. Everything has a good vibe about it. The methods are often simple but in the real world they are extremely strong. This book is filled with a variety of material from the use of cellphone and pendulum to a great effect with invisible thread and photographs.
The majority of material in here is from Neal’s friends and it reads like a whose who. There is everything from Tarot cards to Voodoo to an amazing piece by Michael Weber called Rose Bowl where you give readings from roses in a bowl of water. For me this was one of the highlights of the book and it really does create the most amazing moment. If you give readings then you will LOVE this!!! Richard Webster also has some great pieces in here and I think his battery pendulum is such a great way to introduce the pendulum to somebody who has not done it before. It really makes so much sense and is the perfect lead in to something else with a pendulum.
What I truly enjoyed about this book is that a lot of the material uses ordinary props such as business cards, rose petals and tarot cards. This book is not meant for the general magician or even mentalist, but for those who want to leave their spectators with a much more powerful feeling than simply tricks. Scryer and Webster know the real secret to making a performance strong and believable and leaving a spectator with memories they will never forget. The material in here is designed for just that purpose and for people who know how to present it. I liked Micahel Weber’s opening remarks in his Forword, “… we are well on our way to reaching “Peak Mentalism.” Any day now we are likely to see some version of “Flashback,” “MOAB,” or a “Peek Wallet.” included as part of a children’s magic kit. What you will find in here, and especially if you have followed Scryer and Webster as I have, is material that is designed to leave an audience with a feeling of true wonder, something very personal to them, and leaving them feeling better than when you started.
Neal Scryer – without question has made an indelible mark in the world of mentalism. Neal, his friends and peers include the greatest names in the art. Neal has an almost cult-like following. Additionally, his books, exclusively produced by Richard Webster – are some of the most successful in terms of demand, content and sales. While it all started with the Black Book, it grew into a variety of other successful “must-have” projects.
With exception of a few downloads, Neal has remained out of the forefront for years. When asked “if and when” he would write again the answer was always “only if it was something truly special.” That moment has arrived. Neal Scryers latest – SCRYERS ELITE – is simply a must have book. Visually consume the list of contributors – and you will quickly agree that it is very rare to have a collection of such prolific and respected minds one on project. The return of Scryer is here and its very impressive!
- William Barclay
- Zac Barkowski
- Larry Buakin
- Steve Drury
- Philip Gangleberger
- Helmuth Grunewald
- Anthony Jacquin
- Max Maven
- Sudo Nimh
- Matt Pulsar
- Jon Riggs
- Neal Scryer – of course.
- Michael Weber
- Richard Webster
- Jeremy Weiss
Some of the content Included:
- A Scent of Lavender – A new approach to ashes in Palm very esoteric. This also leaves the participant feeling good as you sent them a special blessing. – Neal Scryer
The Cellphone Pendulum – A very powerful effect using your phone their phone and a pendulum . This piece gives a wonderful reading using a pendulum plus and added kicker that they receive after as you create a business contact with everyone you do this to. In fact you can do a complete walk around event for hours just using your phone their phone that everyone has and a simple pendulum. – Neal Scryer
- Seance – This seance is all real and very simple the guests or participants bring everything you just guide them. This is an emotional piece use with good intention. – Neal Scryer
- Pendulum Experiment – This is a remarkable experiment that people will remember for a long time . Enough said that strong and memorable with your whole audience involved and one spectator. – Neal Scryer
- A Jar Full of Love and Wishes – This is real magic with good intent and very simple .it’s powerful and as real as it can get . Someone is watching over you – This is one that Neal was reluctant to reveal .It’s also how you can take something seemingly trivial and turn into pure gold . – Neal Scyer
- Loopy – A new principle to use the loop with an amazing effect . You can use this to take it to different levels once you read it . The possibilities are endless . – Neal Scryer
Plus a few extra routines from Neal
Contributions from the top names in the art are as follows:
The Annie de Montfort Seance – Anthony Jacquin: This is an impromptu seance anywhere anytime with one person or a whole audience simply amazing . This is brilliant from a brilliant hypnotist in my book to be the greatest hypnotist of our time and proud to call him a friend.