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Papa Legba
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Hi Harry,
I am looking to invest in another of your books. I have "Close up Card Magic" and love it.
Which of your books do you recommend for a mentalist in search of self-workers and packet effects?
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I'm not great for packet effects, although I've printed a few. Can only suggest that you go to harryloraynemagic.com - click on "Store" and then on "Magic Books." You can find a bit of information about each there. You'll find self-workers in probably all of them - but it's really difficult for me to "select" for you. Check out the LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION volumes - much variety in each. HL. (If you have any questions you can email me at the address under this post with the word "earthlink" in it.)
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On Jun 26, 2019, art85y wrote:
Hi Harry,
I am looking to invest in another of your books. I have "Close up Card Magic" and love it.
Which of your books do you recommend for a mentalist in search of self-workers and packet effects?



I copy and pasted this from another thread. All of these routines are super simple and effective, but are from different publications by Harry Lorayne..

Here is a 5-trick self-working card trick set from Harry Lorayne's materials:

(1) Amazing Prediction, in Rim Shots (1973)
(2) Interdimension, in Close-up Card Magic (1962)
(3) Lazy Man's Card Trick, in Close-up Card Magic (1962)
(4) Ten Card Poker Deal, in Deck-Sterity (1967)
(5) Voice Print, in Best of Friends (1982)
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Darn good sugestions. And there are soooo many more. Haven't heard from art85y yet.
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Many thanks for the reply Harry. I can see how my question put you on the spot (given your prolific output) so apologies for that. I have a copy of your Mathematical Wizardry on its way to me, courtesy of my cousin in New York who picked it up for me in Philly. I am sure that will give me plenty to chew on.

Bobby Forbes, many thanks for the references. I have performed 'Lazy Man's Card Trick' on more than a few occasions and it always goes down well, it's a fooler.
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I'm sure you'll really enjoy my MATHEMATICAL WIZARDRY. You'd enjoy it more if it was purchased directly from me!!!!
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On Aug 20, 2018, Mr. Woolery wrote:
You are not alone. I find card tricks extremely dry on paper and hard to learn. That said, there are other kinds of magic. I learn a lot from good descriptions for other sorts of magic.

I don’t find YouTube to be as educational as a good dvd. And many DVDs are not very helpful. I pay attention to thoughtful reviews. I really appreciate finding positive and negative reviews for the same product. Also, for some of the classic or standard references, performers who know the material have put together sets that cover all or most of the content. This has been done for Royal Road, Bobo, and Dan Harlan has been working his way through Tarbell for a truly impressive time.

I have found that once I had a few basic tricks learned it becomes easier to learn more from a book. You will have a basic understanding that makes further education easier to build on.

Patrick


A picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a thousand pictures. Learning from a book is only as good as the language skills of the author and his/her ability to effectively communicate.

If given a choice between a magician's video and his book, I'll take the video every time. I know he can perform the effect whereas I have no idea whether he can describe it adequately to me. YMMV
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I CAN - AND DO. Have been for about six decades in numerous books. You need to start reading the good stuff!!!
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Harry's writing style is quite simple to read and learn from. Writing magic instructions is not an easy task, yet Harry has the ability to put them in a way that makes sense and easy to follow.
A DVD is nice to see how the sleight looks, yet there are times that one needs to keep stopping, rewinding and replaying the instructions. When I am following along in a book, I only need to shift my eyes or turn back a page instead of hitting buttons with hopes of stopping and restarting where I need.

@Harry, you say you gotta read the good stuff... You can also add... then you can do the good stuff.
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Of course. Certainly not from magicwiila's "advice."
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[quote]On Aug 21, 2018, Mr. Woolery wrote:
If you want to learn from a book, one thing you can do, as I am with a technique I am finding much simpler to do than to remember, is to go through the mechanics of the trick with cards in hand. Do the moves as slowly as needed. Do them again, still looking at the pictures at least 5 times. Try it without the book. If you do it right, do it a dozen times or so. Then look at the book again and make sure you aren't missing something. When learning a new skill, repetition is the key to memory and smoothness. But it isn't all that easy.


One of my college professor's "favorite statements" was: "Repetitio est mater studiorum" ("REPETITION IS THE MOTHER OF STUDENTS"!
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My memory systems are "the father." Check out my book, SUPER MEMORY-SUPER STUDENT!
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