2013
Written by Robert Cassidy
Work of Robert Cassidy
413 pages (Hardcover), published by H&R Magic Books
Illustrated with drawings by Tony Dunn
Language: English
124 entries
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Robert Cassidy Preface
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Jheff Foreword
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Unknown Fundamentals
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Robert Cassidy Preface
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Robert Cassidy Introduction
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Robert Cassidy How It All Bagan
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Robert Cassidy A Few Members of the Original Cast of Characters
  • Anna Eva Fay
  • John Randall Brown
  • Washington Irving Bishop
  • Samri S. Baldwin and John Neville Maskelyne
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Robert Cassidy Overview brief
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Robert Cassidy The Psychology of Mentalism brief
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Robert Cassidy Plausibility on character development and writing an imaginary biography
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Robert Cassidy The Path to Mastery
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Robert Cassidy A Note on Rehearsal on testing new material
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Robert Cassidy Fundamental Structures
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Robert Cassidy Common Misunderstandings
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Robert Cassidy The Opening Effect Comes Second
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Unknown Some Fundamental Principles
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Robert Cassidy The Bulldog Deck or The Scary Movie Routine pad made out of sheets of paper held together with bulldog clip, names of movies written on each sheet and chosen one is divined, svengali pad
  • Effect and Method
  • A Fundamental Psychological Ploy
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Robert Cassidy A Thought to Ponder on surprise in mentalism and using loaded phrases when divining words, brief
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Robert Cassidy The Shuttled Newspaper Test news paper torn in pieces and every piece rolled up, one is chosen and selected word divined by performer
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Robert Cassidy Get the Lead Out name written among other names on index card, chosen name is divined
Related to 34
Robert Cassidy Five Canisters and a Bill five film canisters, in one is a bill in the other are rolled up pieces of paper, performer locates canister with bill, serial number divination as climax
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Robert Cassidy An Essential Secret on minor and major effects, tips on performing for only ten minutes
Related to 41
Robert Cassidy Speaking Exercise on public speaking
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Robert Cassidy Handling card removed from pocket
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Robert Cassidy The Ana Eva Fay Poster Question
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Robert Cassidy An Introduction to the Interaction of Physical, Psychological, and Presentational Principles in the Performance of Mentalism
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Robert Cassidy An Interesting Fact on two different deck of the Hoyle Maverick Poker Size Playing Cards
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Robert Cassidy A Startling Thought Reading Effect performer removes duplicate of selection with different-colored back from pocket
  • Method, Notes, and a Myriad of Important Principles (How Many Can YOU Find?)
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Robert Cassidy Commercially Available Effects and Gimmicks
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Robert Cassidy Persona and Subscript - The Keys to Believability
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Robert Cassidy The Subscript
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Robert Cassidy Riding the Web - The Original Subscript for My Psychic Persona different version than previously published
Related to 82
Robert Cassidy The Thirty-Nine Steps "A Mentalists Library of Essential Works", 39 most important books and authors in mentalism
  • What's on the List, What's not, and why not
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Robert Cassidy Some Thoughts on Performing
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Robert Cassidy The Answer to the Anna Fay Poster Question
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Unknown 21st Century Q&A
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Robert Cassidy Origins and Ethics on Norman Baker, the word Mentalist, disclaimer
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Robert Cassidy The Evolution of Q&A
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Robert Cassidy The Amazing Criswell on Charles Criswell King and Hurling the headlines
Related to 127
Robert Cassidy, Erik Jan Hanussen The Hanussen Switch Bag switch bag, double sided Devil's Handkerchief
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Robert Cassidy, Erik Jan Hanussen Basic Hanussen Style Routine routine, using switch bag and other principles
  • Adaption of the Sequence to a Straight Q&A Routine
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Robert Cassidy The Jazz Approach longer and well-structured Q&A billet act combined with the Jazz Approach
  • As Seen By An Imaginary Critic
  • The Elements and Analysis
Related to 137
Charles Criswell Selected Predictions from Criswell Predicts, From Now to the Year 2000
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Unknown Complete One-Man Billet Routines
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Robert Cassidy Introduction on new technology and mentalism
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Robert Cassidy, Al Baker Simplified Baker Switch from hand to hand
Also published here 157
Robert Cassidy An Example of Low-Tech Mentalism - One Man Billet Routine #1 with six people
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Robert Cassidy A Useful Gag with a glove, for billet reading routines
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Robert Cassidy More Basics on billet routines
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Robert Cassidy Billet Fundamentals
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Robert Cassidy The Rainbow Pad pad for the one hand center tear, how and when to read center
Related to 166
Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test - The Inside Dope billets in envelopes
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Robert Cassidy The Matchbook Cover Prediction - One Man Billet Routine #2 prediction of playing card or Tarot card, written on matchbook cover, index of covers
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Robert Cassidy Any Card At Any Number Variation - One Man Billet Routine #3 two decks used, one is Telomatic Forcing deck, spectator looks at billet and names number which appears in front of his eyes
Inspired byRelated to 170
Robert Cassidy Matchmaker - One Man Billet Routine #4 postcards torn in halves and put inside bag, two people each select matching halves, forcing bag
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Unknown Staging It
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Robert Cassidy Staging It mental skill vs. psychic gift
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Robert Cassidy Presentation Skills: Taking the Stage how to enter a stage
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Robert Cassidy Eye Contact
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Robert Cassidy Gestures
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Robert Cassidy Deal With It handling for the re-deal force, prediction of single card
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Robert Cassidy Tuning Up invisible exercises before the show
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Robert Cassidy The Effect Depends On Your Point Of View using the re-deal force with pieces of newspaper
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Robert Cassidy Letting Them Do It Your Way prop management of impression device in a dictionary book
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Unknown Working It
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Robert Cassidy Showtime In Hell
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Robert Cassidy Part One - Preshow Work how to communicate with the booker before the show to ensure perfect conditions
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Robert Cassidy The Myth of Tough Audiences
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Robert Cassidy The Real Secrets of Pre-Show Work on contracts
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Robert Cassidy Venue Set-Up on stage, set-up and microphone
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Robert Cassidy Promotional Pieces and Table Tents
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Robert Cassidy Types of Audiences on different audiences and the use of humor
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Robert Cassidy A Different Type of Tough
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Robert Cassidy Additional Thoughts
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Robert Cassidy The Tavern Show act, exploding light bulb, eating glass and Q&A using a crystal ball
  • The Bag
  • The Method
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Unknown Universe
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Robert Cassidy Introduction on "indexing a finite number of choices"
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Robert Cassidy The Universal Book Test using borrowed books
  • Variation One (spectator circles word without looking)
  • Variation Two (spectator circles word without looking, prediction)
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Robert Cassidy The Universal Billet prediction of a drawing, common pictures as index
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Robert Cassidy Beyond the Universe 13 red and 13 black cards shuffled together, spectator deals two piles, prediction of amount of red and black cards in each pile
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Robert Cassidy The Universal Reading Tarot reading and prediction of four chosen cards
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Unknown Side Effects
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Robert Cassidy Eureka Springs, Arkansas 1907 Titantic Thompson story
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Robert Cassidy Paris, France 1925 Victor Lustig Eifel Tower story
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Robert Cassidy The Law of Side Effects
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Ross Johnson Ross Johnson's 'Mind Freezer' using the Side Effect principle, while revealing a name of a dead person, another name is revealed as well
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Robert Cassidy Other Ways That the Principle Is Applied During a Stage Presentation on the Side Effects principle
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Robert Cassidy The Second Type of Side Effect - The Odd Things That Just Seem To Happen Whenever You Are Around
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Unknown Intuitively Yours
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Robert Cassidy Part One: The Program lecture demonstration on intuition
  • The Introduction
  • The Presentation
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Unknown Part Two: The Effects
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Robert Cassidy The Nameless Secret two people select same city, using Atlas and cards with names of cities
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Robert Cassidy It's Not What You Think, But How You Think It That Counts on the use instant stooge
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Robert Cassidy A Dare to Forget divination of chosen card, using telomatic forcing deck and jumbo deck
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Robert Cassidy Celluphone during show medium is called
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Unknown Art of Mentalism 3
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Robert Cassidy Before the Curtain Rises
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Robert Cassidy The Test of the Ring
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Robert Cassidy A Time to Define on presenting mentalism
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Robert Cassidy It's the Motive that Counts
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Robert Cassidy Magic in Mentalism
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Robert Cassidy The Essential Secret of Deception - Or, "The Devil is in the Details" notes on the Ring on Stick
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Robert Cassidy Handling the Tip on the billet switch using Thumb Tip
Inspired by 339
Robert Cassidy The Farmer's Daughter and the Pebble story on lateral thinking
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Robert Cassidy The Intuitive Approach on intuition as an explanation for psychic abilities
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Robert Cassidy Stage Hypnosis for Mentalists with script
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Robert Cassidy The Small Masterpiece of the East Indian Magician with a handkerchief
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Unknown A Journey Through the Fourth Dimension
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Robert Cassidy Introduction: The Two Eras of Modern Mentalism
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Robert Cassidy Mentalism and the Fourth Dimension
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Robert Cassidy The Fourth Dimension: It's All about Time and Timing biographical anecdotes
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Robert Cassidy Annemann's Fourth Dimensional Telepathy: The Basic Effect three pieces of information are written down, sealed in envelopes and later divined
  • The Transparency Method
  • The "Backwards" One-Ahead Method
  • The Traditional One-Ahead
  • Time Out
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Robert Cassidy Ultimate Fourth Dimensional Telepathy 1977 three pieces of information are written down, sealed in envelopes and later divined
Also published here 378
Robert Cassidy The Shirt Pocket Mindreader thought written on paper and sealed on envelope is divined
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Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test 1982 name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined
Also published here 385
Unknown Flapless Envelope Switch
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Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test 1996 name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined, technical variation of routine in The Art of Mentalism
Also published here 391
Robert Cassidy A Sure-Fire Prediction
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Robert Cassidy The Pocket Dump 1988 pieces of information are written down, sealed in envelopes and later divined
  • How to Make a Shaxon Flap Envelope
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Robert Cassidy 4DT Swami 2006 pieces of information are written down, sealed in envelopes and later divined
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Robert Cassidy Bluff Variant and Out: The No Gimmick Approach pieces of information are written down, sealed in envelopes and later divined, method when handwriting is hard to read
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Unknown Index of Effects (Alphabetical)
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Unknown Index of Effects (Categorical)
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Unknown Text Notes
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Data entered by Lorenz Schär.