A treatise on how to Predict Just About Anything
“Shades of Wayne Rogers – I couldn’t help but think of two things when reviewing this book – first how powerful the routines included were and the brilliant mind of my late friend Wayne Rogers who also had a penchant for these effects – for good reasons.” – Richard Webster
Highly Recommended – A comprehensive Treatise. This book is like what a search engine does. You type in mind-blowing mentalism that uses envelopes to create exponentially impossible results. Mark has done the work researching the best of the best into one booklet at a price that is an incredible value considering the amount of time and work it would take you to achieve this task.
This booklet contains a treasure trove of easy to perform miracles that have synergistic mind-blowing effects that will leave your spectators with a lasting impression.
Background: Starting in the late 1980’s Mark Strivings started his work on routines for the basic window envelopes and many other envelopes of varying size and details.
An envelope is displayed, opened and shown to contain a single folded piece of paper. The paper is left in the envelope, which is left in full view. At any point in the show that the performer wishes, something genuinely random is named. Let’s say someone gives the name of their first childhood pet, and let’s say that it is “Cindy”.
The performer calls attention to the envelope which has been on display since the beginning of the show. Once again, it is opened and the single folded piece of paper is removed. The spectator who has been helping opens the slips and written on it is the name “Cindy”.
Yes, it’s just that clean. There is no force of any kind. No pre-show. Nothing is written down. This happens in real time.
Or how about this…
The performer displays a small envelope, opens it up and removes a single, folded playing card. There performer states that it’s his ‘lucky card’. It is replaced into the envelope and left in full view.
In the course of the performance, a genuinely random playing card is selected. The performer calls attention to the envelope which has never left anyone’s sight. It is opened, and the single playing card is gently poured into the helper’s open hands. The spectator unfolds the playing card, and it is the freely named card.
And again yes, it’s that clean. And yes, it happens in real time.
And that’s barely the tip of the iceberg.
Allow me to present to you…
by Mark Strivings
This is not a big book. It’s roughly forty pages. Not big at all. You can easily read it in one sitting.
But what is contained in those forty pages is solid gold.
This entire treatise deals with a single concept, along with several of its variations, that allows for mind-numbing miracles.
And as you can see from the cover depicted above, it deals with an envelope. Perhaps the simplest, most innocent prop that you can possibly use. But in this case, it’s deadly. And unless you are very familiar with my stuff, you’ve never heard of it before.
Everything in this amazing little book can be put together for pennies, and plays like a million bucks.
Way back in 1991 or so, I accidentally stumbled on an incredible little utility device that allows for amazing miracles that are so clean and easy, it’s almost criminal. Over the years, I have refined, experimented and expanded its use to the point that it is easily one of the most important weapons in my arsenal.
In fact, whenever I am asked what the most important weapons I use are, naturally my first response is the legendary Sight Unseen Case. But right after that is what I have dubbed Isolated Intuition. It’s quite literally one of the most important things in my entire toolbox.
The basic ‘work’ is in print and has been for well over 25 years, but it’s hidden away. Plus, its many refinements and variations are scattered over a multitude of different publications.
What this means, quite simply, is that these incredible secrets are virtually unknown.
It’s time for that to change.
First question I generally get is this, “How many tricks does this book explain?”
Well, that depends.
In these pages are seven complete effects, spelled out in their entirety for you. But they are mere examples of what can be done using this amazing information. As I already mentioned, they are barely the tip of the iceberg, and I mean that sincerely. With the information that is contained between these two covers, there is a virtually limitless number of effects that can be done. And I mean that sincerely, too.
The book itself is at the printers even as we speak. I am told that I should have it in my hands by this coming Monday, October 24. So, in theory, I could start shipping that very day, assuming I get my hands on them early enough.
So here’s what I’m going to do. Starting the instant I set this announcement loose in cyberspace, until this coming Tuesday night, October 25, at midnight, you can score this incredibly valuable work for a special pre-publication price. Details are below.
The book itself weighs in at just over forty full-size (8.5” X 11”) pages, comb-bound in card covers. It won’t take up much space on your shelf. What can be done with the miracle between those covers won’t take up much space in your case. But the end result will be huge!