I looked in my bag and saw that I have been dragging the book SAD by Looch around for the last couple of months and have not yet read it. Looch is one of a small minority of mentalists who specialize in close up walk around mentalism. Having enjoyed his book and DVD set I was. From the mind of one of Mentalism’s rising stars comes an important book of practical, simple and direct mentalism. Why should you be interested in this book ?.

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Looch is nonchalant and supplies an extraordinary range of material loich this book that plays so strong. The book is well produced with glossy cover and pages.

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In their haste to get their names in print, these new guys do not bother to do the background work that you do in fact see done in GOOD publications. My understanding is that once something is in print, it is fair game to reference and to express those ideas with credit if they are being used in a new way by a new writer.

If someone takes a published idea and writes up their own description, with credit to the originator, no laws have been broken. Customer Reviews showing 1 – of 6. Originally posted by entity: Read our privacy policy. Attitude must become also a habit —to do things in an ordered manner, and not to leave anything important to chance. There can be objective truth in the opinions of a Board, which would be charged with the responsibility of making a scholarly investigation and thoroughly researching effects.


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I mentioned to him that Id been using a certain commercial effect in my professional close-up work. That is a far different thing, and if that were the case with Looch’s book, I’d agree with you completely. You generally find that people who bring out products with little added to them, may sell a lot the first time ssad, but once the sda gets around have a hard time selling anything afterwards. Nov 15, Looch then details the select items tools of the looxh that he carries upon his person for his walk around set.

And the one thing he got excited about, that he thought was completely original with me, I later found out was an Anneman idea. Most only want the next best trick and don’t care about the history behind the trick. The End by Rick.

This is an excellent set of lecture notes, a must have. We’re proud to have the strongest Shipping Guarantee in all of magic. That’s life and I think it would be boring if it would be any other way. I for one urge all members of the magic community to not bother with such works which in turn may help spur them to do their homework long before they feel they need to see it all in print, particularly with access to some of the greatest minds in magic with a simple click of the mouse and an e-mail.

The Internet and open communication is the only hope. If you’ve been around mentalism for some time, after awhile you begin to de-emphasize the “methods” eg. Though after the age of five or six, loocb is not usually acceptable behavior in polite company. Because it features powerful, entertaining close-up mentalism that has been sharpened to a razor’s edge by constant use in the real world.


See a site map. There’s also great advice on how to look at your own character as a performer and while keeping within that character e. I for one will not loich thieves.

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And our man Looch doesn’t slouch on the effects either. I’m sure he’ll do things differently next time out, now that he has had the benefit of your guidance.

Once a person has published an idea, it is out there for others to use, if they’ve come upon the publication legally. View our magic tricks index. Changing from the right hand to the left hand does not constitute a break through in techniques and when you add to the fact that he had no permission from the others to even mention their works in print, well he is a copyright lawsuit just waiting to happen.

As adults most of us learned to keep such things between ourselves and our significant other s. As I said, he’s a young, first-time author. Looch is a nice and unassuming person, and in his books he shares with a great degree of simplicity what he thinks and what he does with his audiences.