by Christopher Taylor
Canadian mentalist Christopher Taylorís book, Unconventional, follows in the path of his highly praised first effort, Inside Out.
In Unconventional, you will encounter more of the practical ideas for which Taylor is becoming known. Here youíll find a means for determining a spectatorís mentally selected card, ala Vernonís classic Out of Sight, Out of Mind. Itís even more effective when done with two spectators!
Taylor also explores how to use the Classic Force with non-card objects, extensions of secret writing and pocket writing, a new routine for the pocket press (one of the most popular routines from his first book), and uses for the commercial effect Ghost Glass.
Several of the routines use Runes, for which Taylor gives many presentational ideas.
Praise for Unconventional:
Unconventional is a great value. Christopherís attention to detail and structuring routines is reminiscent of T. A. Waters. His thinking behind props and prop management reminds me of Tommy Wonder. And best of all, Mr. Taylor is a wonderful and entertaining teacher. Bill Cushman
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- Higher Calling
- Direct Hit
- Time Out of Mind
- Lunch In Your Pocket
- The Summoning
- Flash Writer
- Out of the Flame
- Out of the Blue
- Mirrored Mind
- Magnetic Moon
- Printing Press in a Box
- Rune Effects
- Rune Hand
- Smoking Runes
- There and Back Again
- Appendix 1 - Information on runes including images, their names, pronunciation, and readings.
- Appendix 2 - Smoke paste
- Appendix 3 - Making your own stamps
- Appendix 4 - Magic images on glass