The Blurb

Psychological Subtleties by Banachek Banachek, first came to
national prominence as one of two teen-age “psychics”
validated by the Parapsychology Department at Washington
University as part of Randi’s “Project Alpha” experiment.
Since then he has been buried alive on national television,
caught bullets in his teeth (using his own technique, which
he has since shared with Penn & Teller) and become one of
the most sought-after performers in the college and
corporate arenas. In this long-awaited new book, Banachek
reveals the true secrets of his success: psychological
subtleties that transform “mental magic” into “psychic
entertainment.” Most of the effects require no advance
preparation and may be performed at a moment’s notice. Those
who have Steve’s earlier monographs will not hesitate to add
this to their libraries.

From the introduction by Teller: “BANACHEK IS BRILLIANT at
subtle deceptions. My partner Penn and I have repeatedly
called upon his vast knowledge, diabolical ingenuity, and
remarkable imagination, and have never been disappointed.
This man has the goods, and now you do, too. But be careful.
THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS BOOK. In the wrong hands, these
subtle, deeply devious methods could be used to convince
audiences that the performer is not an artist, but a
supernatural being. ..”

Pages: 212 – Hardbound with Dust Jacket

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Jheff's Guide

Book, 212 pages

This revised edition is a book of invaluable tools, not a book of effects, though there are effects within it. When this book was first released, I proclaimed it as, “An instant classic and must-have for every mentalist’s library!” and that hasn’t changed.