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Salem’s Cornucopia – Second Sight Unseen

Postby Mandrake » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:15 am



Salem’s Cornucopia – Second Sight Unseen
By TM’s very own Piers Casimir-Mrowceynski


Cost:
$5.00

Available from:
Contact Piers by PM or e-mail for details of direct supply.

Difficulty:
1 to 2.1/2 or so.
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

Review:
Described as A Cornucopia of Mentalism Effects and Imaginations, for those with a Strong Constitution, and a Sight Unseen Wallet
and that’s a very accurate assessment! Piers has produced a very professional A5 sized booklet containing 17 items involving the use of Mark Strivings Sight Unseen Wallet but most of them can easily be adapted for use with other peek wallets – what you get here are suggested ways of doing various effects with the SUC so you can easily tailor them to suit your style and wallet. I have Scott Creasy’s Swiss Army Wallet and had no trouble in using it for the 5 or 6 routines I tried out recently

The whole theme of the booklet is Salem Trials/Witchfinder General (there’s even a short bio of Matthew Hopkins himself) and the titles of the various effects include A Witch’s Tail, Pentagram, ThumbScrew, Casting the Runes and so on so you’ll get the general idea quite quickly.

To be fair, a lot of the ideas are variations on a basic theme whereby something is written down divined and revealed but that’s the whole point. The basic theme is only the start; the variations are what make it magic. Piers includes tips on various peeks and also a template to make the necessary gimmick for a routine called Salem’s Sealed Envelope. Some routines call for other items such as a deck of Playing Cards which may or may not require being ‘stacked’, Tarot Cards, a Prediction Watch and so on but most involve just you, the wallet and a piece of card or paper.

Overall:
At a measly $5, you’d be daft not to have a copy of this booklet. Even if you don’t get to use all the ideas, there will be at least one or two which will appeal because of their simplicity. The whole booklet is decorated with woodcut style images appertaining to Witchcraft, Demons and so on and the only downside was that there’s an image on each page underneath the text which sometimes makes it a little difficult to read the text (but that’s only me being picky as I had to find something slightly negative to say to balance everything else!).

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Postby Ozman » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:04 pm

sounds ace!

err... i am very likely being stupid here, but i can't seem to find Piers' details... do you have his email to hand? deffo like to order this!

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Postby Mandrake » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:09 pm

Try piers@casimir-mrowczynski.fsnet.co.uk :D
(but please e-mail quiety, I understand he was enjoying some Festive Merriment on Friday and large quantities of alcohol may have been involved!)


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Postby Craig Leonard » Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:34 pm

Sounds intriguing, might have to have a wee look

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Postby Piers » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:59 pm

Thank you for the nice review.

Basically this is my homage to the SUC wallet, but perhaps other wallet users can benefit too ?!

Relevant details from me at : piers@casimir-mrowczynski.fsnet.co.uk

Basically, within the UK, the cost is £3 + 25p shipping, total £3.25
Elsewhere it's $5 + $1 shipping, total $6.

Email me for any more info ...

Piers.

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Postby the_mog » Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:34 pm

just curious but have you let Mark Strivings see this?... maybe you could do a bit better than £3.25! :wink:

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Postby Piers » Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:39 pm

Yes, Mark S., has seen it ... and was most helpful with comments.
( Steve Dela also )

I guess I'm not in it for the money, just wanted to make my contribution as it were!

Call me mad!

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Postby the_mog » Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:46 pm

well id say financially your selling yourself short!... maybe even try magic-notes.com

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Postby Piers » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:58 pm

I suppose really that it's not about the money...

I just wanted to get my ideas across, and my love for Mark Strivings Sight Unseen Wallet. I still think it's a thing of great beauty !

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Re: Salem’s Cornucopia – Second Sight Unseen

Postby Piers » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:22 am

The limited edition book is long sold out.

But...

Forum members can request a FOC PDF version from me ( Piers ), if they PM me...

Regards,

Piers.

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Re: Salem’s Cornucopia – Second Sight Unseen

Postby Mandrake » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:41 pm

Hi Piers, good to hear from you again!

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