A COLLECTION OF MENTALISM
IDEAS & ROUTINES
This eBook has finally been released, & contains 56 pages of Bryn's latest mentalism routines and utilities.Perhaps you know him from his some of his other separately released effects such as The BusinessCOIN Prediction, $: THE Serial Number Divination, ESPnvelope, or his DOUBLE-DOWN casino cards effect, which was recently featured on Richard Osterlind's DVDs No Camera Tricks. Here is what others are saying about THE SAFWAN PAPERS: RICHARD OSTERLIND:"Bryn Reynolds is one of the most exciting creators I have come across in many years. Whenever he sends me something it is top notch and is usually an item I add to my repertoire. THE SAFWAN PAPERS is the latest batch of material to peak my interests. Developed in Iraq, for his fellow soldiers, the material is dynamite! (Or C-4 given the situation!) There are great routines, gadgets and gimmicks that will become standard items in your act and just plain, good ole straight-thinking behind powerful effects! One is already slated for my next set of DVD's. I highly - very highly - recommend this book!"
______________________________________________________BANACHEK:"You know how to take an idea or effect, make it your own and add a wonderful twist to them. Wonderful thinking and inspirational. Keep up the great work; we need more original thinkers like you in our ranks. Well done."
______________________________________________________MOSHE BOTWINICK:"As in much of Bryn's work, these ideas, ploys, and psychological refinements should be kept a military secret. Reclassify these papers as Top Secret."
CHUCK HICKOK:"The Safwan Papers has several very clever ideas for the serious mentalist. The emphasis is on language ... not props. Your Lucky Nite could be sold as a separate routine." These effects primarily rely on psychological and verbal manipulation, as opposed to focusing on props or gimmicks. They are designed to be performed almost anywhere, at anytime, with either none, or very little, preparation. ____________________________________________________________GABE ABLESON:
"Just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed SEVEN. As I've come to expect from you, it's brilliant."
MULTIPLY NOMIMATIONS ON THE MAGIC CAFE FOR:
'BEST EBOOK OF 2008'
JUST A FEW OF THE EFFECTS INCLUDED
BCK: By using real psychometry (and a clever subtlety) you, and perhaps a participant, will be able to determine the outcome of an experiment of several runs of "object placed under one of several items." And if you want, you may show you predicted in writing the exact results. NO gimmicks at all, and everything is borrowed.
YOUR LUCKY NITE - Hopefully, all are worth more than the price of admission, but this one seems to shine with a little more luster: an anytime-anyplace routine with a Bank Night flavor. Those whom I highly respect have said the following about this effect: "MAN that was good stuff, Bryn! I can't get over "YOUR LUCKY NITE." Best version of Bank Night since the trick was invented. Wow. -Gabe AblesonChuck Hickock: "Your Lucky Nite could be sold as a separate routine." -Mike Sturgeon
"I am still sitting here grinning from ear to ear as I contemplate the sheer entertainment value and the utter simplicity of the damn thing (I think I'm in love.) - Richard Osterlind
"We are planning to shoot the new set of videos some time ***********. With your permission I plan to use "Your Lucky Nite". (Per Bryn: Permission GRANTED...and thank you!) Impossible to backtrack, no sucker ending, and participant shines as the star....and easy to prepare!
BOHT:My pet. Please read my story why in the book. A subtle cultural difference has been refined & exploited to make the "Which Hand" type of effect a perfect success...but only once per performance.....THE perfect out for when mechanical, physical, or psychological outs and tells may fail....and it stands as a methodology all on its own!
******STRING: Figure out the "asterisks," if you will, but you will still enjoy the storyline and thinking behind it: A participant is brought back in time to an ancient carnival scam in which an entertaining story is told. By eliminating 4 out of 5 colored strings, she wins a very nice prize for the performer through her own FREE choices. No Equivique at all. NONE. In the interest of full-disclosure, SOME of you may have to buy a $20 prop, but most already have it. It is perfect.
$4 Billet Index - It is what it is...The least you will ever spend on an invisible 8/16 billet index that renders all specialty Predator-type wallets unnecessary. Complete with photos on how to build one!
'This is a really nice e-book. Bryn has put out real time "worker" material here' - Roth - Outlaw Effects (creator of Homicide UK)
'Just received this from Bryn and it's one of my better buys. While the effects are truly workers and very practical, the thinking behind them that Bryn lets you in on is where the true value is. Most are pretty bold, and experienced performers will really appreciate it. I learned a lot and will put it to good use. It's evident that a lot of thinking and real work went into this. Himberstring is a fun, unique banknite effect that may finally make me go out and purchase a particular necessary prop (to be used in a very imaginative and unorthodox manner). BOHT is particularly good...not an entire routine in itself, but a way of thinking and applying principles that should be closely studied. The $4 Billet Index was put to immediate work in my wallet within 10 minutes for a particular effect I keep there all the time (and can now show the wallet "clean"). Nicely written, well illustrated with clear color photographs. Good work, Bryn. Highly recommended.' - Gasman
'I finished it last night...I love it! Really got me in a thinking mode!' - Nathan Pain
'got this too and I LOVE it! So nice to see a book of such usable material. Bryn is also a great writer and fun to read. Seven is great and 100% Propless!' - Don Theo III
'I read over seven and bottle cap,both are worth the price of the ebook alone..I just quicky read over the rest and man let me tell ya..Bryn has some wicked thoughts in his head..he leaves no stone un-turned explaining in detail the wording for his effects...this is for any mentalist that wants to carry min props..most is up there in your head..that is the direction Im looking to take a lot of my effects..Bryn's material sure meets these requirements..do yourself a favor and get this ebook!!Highly recommended.. Thankyou Bryn!' - RICK (Magic Cafe)
'You're going to enjoy this book!' - John Cesta
'Bryn has done an exceptional job with The Safwan Papers. He is an excellent and engaging writer making the book a pleasure to read. I really enjoyed the stories Bryn shares about performing mentalism and magic for not only our troops but for the Iraqui prisoners. His insights into the impact of culture and context on the perception of magic are a lesson for us all. As is the humanity Bryn conveys in circumstances that are, at least to me, unimaginable. My favorite effect, like many others, is Your Lucky Nite. Devious doesn't even begin to cover it. So simple and something you can put together at a moment's notice that, in my perception, will play strong to any crowd. Bryn has a razor sharp mind and and an abuncance of creativity. Let us take a moment to give thanks that he is on our side!' - Bill Cushman_________________________________________________________
'I'd like to add my own praise for "The Safwan Papers." Everyone posting in this thread is spot on in their reviews. Bryn has produced a fantastic piece of work here and the story behind 'TSP' is incredible! 'Seven' gave me lots of very good ideas. As a long-time fan of KK I really enjoyed this piece. 'Bottle Cap Koran' is an incredibly strong routine for the 'props' involved and has other interesting applications too. This is a classic example of getting MUCH for very, very little. 'Your Lucky Night' is an absolutely beautiful piece of work! Well worth the price of admission and I WILL be using this. 'BOHT' is terribly intriguing. Being a committed "which hand" junkie I especially enjoyed the thinking and application behind this bit. 'Himberstring' is a great example of taking a known magic prop/gimmick and making it 'mental' so to speak. 'The 4$ Index' is also lovely AND practical, cheap too! All in all this is an extremely fine offering and one that Bryn should be particularly proud of. I loved the reading and creative thought involved with this work - I'm using a few of the ideas, one or two of the routines and quite a few of the subtleties. I'd say that's money very well spent and I really could not be more happy. Two thumbs waaaaaaayyyyyy up!!! ' - Jerome
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