Deep BreathMaster the most underused principle in all of mentalism...
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1. Self Working
Self working magic tricks are tricks that just work! They require no sleight of hand whatsoever. They are absolutely perfect for beginners. Desipite being super easy, we still recommend practising them in private first to perfect your patter and presentation.
2. Easy to Learn
These tricks are also beginner friendly, but there will most likely be a few sneaky (but fairly easy) moves to rehearse and remember before the trick is ready to be performed. Unlike self working tricks, these will require a little more confidence, but we believe in you!
3. Some Experience Necessary
Products in this category aren't difficult to do, but they will require some basic knowledge of the craft. If you know what a false cut is and can do a double lift, you've probably got what it takes to get value from these tricks. If you have no idea what any of that just meant, don't worry, you will after watching our beginners masterclass (coming soon).
4. Dedication Required
We always recommend practising your magic, even for self working tricks. But these tricks will require more than the average. Products that require some more advanced coin or card manipulations will probably fall into this category. Or tricks that need you to memorise a lot of information.
5. Serious Dedication Required
You're a serious magician if you're venturing into these realms. But it's true what they say; dicipline is rarely enjoyable but it is ALWAYS profitable. And boy, will you will reap the rewards. We salute you!
Mat Parrott demystifies an esoteric mathematical principle first published over 50 years ago by Norman Gilbreath; The Gilbreath Principle.
Only a handful of the world’s most accomplished mentalists understand the power of this ingenious concept and how it can be exploited to create explosive demonstrations of power.
With it, you can:
- Effortlessly predict lottery numbers chosen completely at random.
- Sense the colours and suits of playing cards you’ve never seen.
- Deal straight flushes to everyone at the poker table from a shuffled deck.
- Divine words from books your spectator is thinking of.
- Amaze anyone over Zoom by reading minds with Scrabble tiles.
The secret principle allows you to know, with 100% accuracy, information about a deck of cards (or stack of any items) mixed by a spectator. It allows you to create and perform miracles without the use of any gimmicks and without the use of any sleight of hand.
We believe so many mentalists never truly grasp the power of Gilbreath because they freeze up when they see the algebraic equations it’s traditionally taught alongside. The effects are astonishing but on paper they sound so damn complicated to achieve!
The truth is, the principle is actually really, really easy and Mat Parrott will prove it to you (without any algebra in sight).
Deep Breath unlocks the previously unattainable, making Gilbreath accessible for EVERYONE.
Despite having its foundations in mathematics, there is NO MENTAL MATH REQUIRED whatsoever; Even a grade F math student can begin performing these impossible demonstrations within minutes.
Best of all, because this brilliant method is so under-utilised by performers, effects that apply the principle can be massive magician foolers!
Mat Parrott, author of BREATH, begins the tutorial explaining the concept visually and elegantly using poker chips of different colours. Within minutes, the entire principle will make complete sense and once grasped, there are no limits to the amount of effects you can create and perform with it.
The in-depth 105 minute explanation video includes five powerful, easy-to-do effects to get you started using the Gilbreath principle:
Out Of Breath
A spectator shuffles a deck of playing cards and cuts off a small stack. While your head is turned away, you are able to divine the colour of each and every card in the stack. Think Luke Jermay’s Colourblind using a regular deck of cards.
Poker In The Rear
Your influence will cause a spectator to deal every person at the table a winning poker hand from a deck that they’ve just shuffled! From the moment you hand them the deck, you never touch it again.
A spectator deals numbers from a mixed stack of number cards to create a random page number. You proceed to accurately divine the word a spectator is thinking of from that page in a book. Works with any book, in any language.
From a mixed bag of Scrabble tiles and in a fair procedure of free choices, your participant creates a word of their choosing. Against all odds, the word is accurately predicted in a very surprising and entertaining finalé. Great for virtual performances.
A stack of numbered cards are mixed by the spectator and they deal six random numbers. Impossibly, they match the exact same numbers printed on a real lottery ticket that has been in full view from the start! Everything is 100% examinable.
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Once you have completed watching the comprehensive explanation video, you will be able to understand and apply this versatile methodology to almost any stack of items: from slips of paper to poker chips, from playing cards to tarot cards and everything else in-between.
Its applications are endless!
Take a deep breath and dive into mastering the hidden gem of mentalism today: The Gilbreath Principle.
Mat Parrott performs hundreds of magic gigs a year at his residency, The Oracle - the UK's premier magic cocktail bar.