Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz
Edited by Martin Breese
Illustrated by Eric Mason.
Softback in an
edition of just 100 copies.
incredible demonstrations of the paranormal that will entertain
and perplex the most demanding audience.
When I met
Basil many, many years ago (well over 20 years ago) I saw him
demonstrating his brilliant Poker Deal. He dealt cards to himself
and to a spectator and then put a £50 note on the table and if Basil
could beat the spectator he kept the money and if he lost he would lose
£50. This is repeated over and over again with new hands being
dealt and the spectator having more and more choice yet the magician
never loses any of the money at all. The final part of the routine
allows the spectator to see cards face up and being given the choice to
choose the cards for his hand as they are dealt. Again the
magician keeps his money. I was baffled by this effect and
asked Basil to let me put it in the first volume but he refused. I
plagued him for a year or so and it is now released here in Vol. 2 along
with 6 other effects all of which would gain any good mentalist a