Theater of the Mind
Richardson, Barrie
Hermatic Press (1999)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Hardcover 0-945296-26-6
United States of America  eng
Richardson, Barrie: Theater of the Mind
©1999, Published by Hermetic Press
Hardcover, 304 pages
ISBN-13: 9780945296263
ISBN-10: 0945296266



ix Introduction (Tim Conover)
xi Preface

1 Chapter 1: Classics
5 Ovation Position
10 One in a Half Million
16 Dollar Divination
23 The Airplane Cards
30 Molecules in Motion
34 Bill in Lemon

45 Chapter II: Mysterious Forces
49 Mental Magnetism
53 Suspension of Disbelief
57 Mental Motor
60 The Psychic Strong Man
64 The Strange Key

67 Chapter III: Shades Of Suggestion
71 Pencil Pusher
74 Powers of Darkness II
76 When Worlds Collide
80 The Power of Suggestion
83 Angel's Flight

89 Chapter IV: Mental Gymnastics
93 The Quasi-Memorized Deck
100 The Human Equation
104 Barrie's Move a Card
107 Close-up Memory Demonstration
111 Truth to Tell

115 Chapter V: From The Platform
119 The Trick That Fooled Einstein
126 Alphabet Mentalism
130 Minds in Unison
133 Wigging the Baldpate
139 A String and Two Borrowed Rings
152 The Lazy Mentalist
157 The Very Last Chance
160 The Totally Isolated Prediction
166 Suspension of Disbelief II

171 Chapter VI: Intimate Mentalism
175 Little Jackpot Coins
178 Psychometry…in a Paper Bag
182 …678
184 Center Shtick
187 Pop Thoughts
190 Sew What!

195 Chapter VII: Mental Card Effects
199 Do You Want to Continue?
205 …And One Makes Fifty-two
210 Almost Real Mind Reading
213 Gestalt Vision
219 The Du Maurier Force
222 Think Hot, Think Cold
226 It Isn't Mind Control

233 Chapter VIII: Words With Wings
237 An Experiment in Remote Viewing
244 Word Flight
248 Double-sided Thought Transmission

253 Chapter IX: The Card At Any Number Problem
257 Any Card at Any Number
262 The Thirteen-deck Solution
267 Any Card at Any Number

277 Chapter X: The Fourth Dimension
281 What Time Is It?
284 The Reversed-Hands Watch
286 The Parking Lot Mystery
290 The Test of Time

293 Epilogue: Magic Friends

301 Bibliography


Fresh And Practical!

1999 recipient of the Psychic Entertainers Association award for creativity, and with over fifty years of professional performance behind him, Barrie Richardson has gathered together 53 of his best mental routines, many with complete presentations, for this large volume of baffling experiences.

In THEATER OF THE MIND, you will find page after page, of fresh, practical material, tested and perfected before thousands of audiences; astonishing feats that use only ordinary items, and few of them, entertaining mental experiments that involve the whole audience, that pack small and play big, and that exploit a devilish combination of simplicity and cleverness. What you will discover in Theatre Of The Mind is a wealth of professional material at a pauper's price. A 320 page hardbound book with detailed instructions and illustrations!
Product Details
LoC Classification GV1553
Dewey 793.8--Ric
Cover Price $42.00
No. of Pages 320
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Barrie Richardson
(Barrie Lucille Richardson)

Born: April 10, 1934
Chicago, Illinois

Died: November 17, 2015 (age 81)
Shreveport, Louisiana

Barrie Richardson (1934-2015) was a mentalist.[1]

Richardson earned a B.A. from Carleton College, and an MBA from Indiana University, where he also earned his doctorate degree in marketing, business and government, applied economics, business history and philosophy.

He served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corp, Industrial Engineering.

He taught at Bethany College, Arizona State University, Indiana University, Hope College and at Centenary College of Louisiana. While at Bethany College in the late 1960s, he taught economics and served as one of the youngest ever Dean of Faculty.

He was also a motivational speaker and led workshops on leadership and teamwork.

In 1983, Barrie went to Centenary College as Dean of the Frost School of Business. In his last year of teaching in 2001, he was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award.

His first magic performances were as a youth in the veteran's hospitals in his native Chicago. As a young professor, he began to invent and publish new effects. After his retirement from teaching, he renewed his zest for magic and mentalism. He performed for President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush at their home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

He was a member of the Inner Circle of The Magic Circle in London; The International Brotherhood of Magicians; The Psychic Entertainers Association; The Sark Secret Magic Society; and The Buenos Aires Magic Society in Argentina.

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