The Unswami - Unknown Mentalist
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From the introduction by Marc Salem
When I read the very first release manuscript (Karma Deck) by the Unknown Mentalist, I was entranced. His knowledge, insight, effects and their methodology were first rate. Beginners luck, I thought. And then I read more of his subsequent releases, it was terrific. Can one man really be putting out this much quality material? I was almost shaken.The Unswami
And now the swami gimmick, my bread and butter......I hope the Unknown Mentalist asks me to collaborate on a swami effect or two. I respect his one of a kind thinking.
Just try to imagine this. Although this may very well be beyond imagination. Tony Corinda, David Berglas, Max Maven and Kenton Knepper have gathered around a table (what ?). These "Mind Giants" are discussing magic and mentalism (what else?). And huddled up in a corner on the floor is a young kid who is intently watching them, observing them, listening to them, learning from them, absorbing their ideas and digesting their concepts. Further, presume that, after many many years, that kid who has now grown into an absolutely unknown mentalist, puts together some mentalism routines and sends them to Marc Salem, as a mark of his enormous respect and admiration for him. And the great Marc Salem says "WOW". Can you believe this? Well, the last part is literally true and the first part is figuratively true.
This is advanced mentalism and may not yet be for rank beginners.
The Unswami is a much overlooked and neglected version of the Swami gimmick which can in fact be much more powerful and far more flexible in application. This ebook gives a complete overview of The Unswami gimmick, other key components, process, psychology, subtleties, etc. This is no longer a mere gimmick but an entire system - The Unswami Principle.
Some indicative images are provided for easier understanding.
"The Unswami is a very good book. As my friend Marc Salem points out in his Preface, this is not a new idea, but one that is hardly ever used and is explored here in a dynamic and contemporary fashion. It certainly works and works well. The effects accomplished are done so in a very direct way and look completely incredible and baffling. Please note, this is not to imply the Unswami is somehow better than the traditional swami, but rather is a different method. We should all have a well rounded repertoire with the ability to do things in different ways. This keeps you fresh and vibrant as well as totally confusing any audience because of the many methods involved. You will find some very mysterious effects in this book followed by pages of ideas that can also be used with the Unswami. It is certainly worth your attention!" - Richard Osterlind
"In this pdf you will find a very nice touch on a classic tool and ideas that will inspire your presentation. Well done!" - Luca Volpe
"Stylus writers are a subject that needed a 'primer' and you've written a good one." - Bruce Bernstein
Review on Ningthing by Michael Siegel.
"Unswami is a detailed examination of a concept that has a tonne of uses. Unknown Mentalist explains everything clearly and illustrates the different principles with some very clever and well routined effects." - Marc Paul
Swamirakle is a small collection of ideas and suggestions which can be explored with the Unswami Principle. These are some thought seeds which you can use to further develop routines as per your specific requirements.
Luck Maker is a blockbuster routine using the Unswami Principle. Performer openly places a verified sealed envelope as a prediction on the table right in the beginning. A participant chooses any playing card and that's exactly what comes out of the envelope, with a twist. Totally 3 killer versions of Luck Maker are explained.
An interesting version of equivoque called Skyvoque is explained. This novel take on the magician's choice will play beautifully for 4-6 objects and can be applied in multiple situations.
A highly captivating theme and presentation about a mysterious luck maker is explained. Although quite easy method wise, some presentational skills will help. This is advanced mentalism and may not yet be for rank beginners.
No stooges. No pre show. No electronics.
Dream Seal is yet another blockbuster routine based on an ACAAN type of plot. 3 sealed envelopes are in play and from the audience point of view a totally hands off mind boggling miracle. Impossible gets a new meaning in this routine. In addition to the main routine, 3 alternative routines, 3 bonus routines and a special bonus routine are explained.
A dream sequence theme and presentation are explained. The methods explained are quite easy. But some presentation skills will obviously help. This is advanced mentalism and may not yet be for rank beginners.
Includes some convenient optional printable props.
No stooges. No pre show. No electronics.
1st edition 2016, 76 pages.
word count: 14256 which is equivalent to 57 standard pages of text