In his lifetime, J. Stewart Smith authored over fifteen books devoted to "A Sincere Approach to Genuine Card Magic". Within each book he describes a
selection of card effects for beginner and expert alike. Each book is complete and may be studied apart from the others. An Approach to Genuine Card Magic - Part 2 contains
eleven new tried and tested effects, collected as a response to the first book and a demand for more! As with the first book, these effects are simple to work, yet strong in effect.
You need not be the seventh son of a seventh son, or be born with a 'veil over your eyes' to be a successful clairvoyant or private reader.
The art of cold reading is the learned ability to read another person 'from cradle to grave' without important error. You can soon learn to read people
- giving them readings that will astound them - sensational revelations that will long linger in their minds. There is no preparation, no apparatus nor any written questions.
This book reveals many of the inner secrets of the cold reader. It is a comprehensive enlightenment on the subject, meant to supliment, rather than
supplant earlier works. Much of the secret information is taken from the inner sanctorums of many leading readers, based on years of successful experience.
The Art of Cold Reading is a complete text, teaching the Art of Cold Reading. It should prove invaluable to the novice as well as the experienced
The first volume deals with basics of handcuff escapes, and developes a complete modern handcuff act from bits and pieces of the old challenge acts.
, as well as the authors's experiences with modern working conditions and audience expectations. It also deals with picking, shimming and the use of gimmicked cuffs.
Partial list of the contents: The Fifteen Steps; In Defense of the Shim; Picking Open Takeda Cuffs; Thumbcuffs; The Cocoon; and An Easy Way to Deal
With a Challenger's Handcuffs.