"...if you’ve thought about Mental Epic or using one-ahead in your performances, this is a big book of ideas well-worth wading through." -Matthew Field, The Magic Circular Magazine
Mental Epic is one the most powerful effects in the mentalist's repertoire. Compiled and edited by Paul Romhany, Mental Epic Compendium, is packed with 360 pages with fifty-four routines and ideas for this classic effect. The Mental Epic Compendium is the definitive work on this classic of magic and mentalism, and is destined to become a classic in mentalism literature!
Hen Fetsch invented the board in 1954, and over the past five decades it has undergone many different variations, however most magicians and mentalists still own an original Hen Fetsch board. This book covers routines for the standard Mental Epic prop and it?s modern variations, as well as One-Ahead routines that can be performed close-up and impromptu using post-it notes, business cards and index cards - all without the board.
Banachek, Kenton Knepper, Bob Cassidy, Larry Becker, Dan Garrett, Kostya Kimlat, Sean Taylor, Richard Webster, Bev Bergeron, Alan Shaxon, TC Tahoe, David Regal, Gerard, James Biss, Danny Archer, Bill Abbott, Paul Alberstat, Whit Haydn, Patrick Kuffs, Vanni Pule, E Raymond Carlyle, Tony Binarelli, Mick Ayres, David Seebach, Professor Spellbinder, Bob Tripp, Hal Spear, John T Sheets, Dr. Bill Cushman, Rob Domenech, Ken Dyne, Charles Gauci, Dave Lord, Nathan Grange, Wayne Rogers, David J O'Connor, Ken Ring, Adrian Saw, Jonathan Royle, Christopher Berry, Jheff. Bill Cushman, Chuck Hickok, Peter Arcane and several routines by Paul Romhany
"You only have to look at the list of contributors to know this book is special. I?m thrilled to find that they all love this effect as much as I do. I don?t think a book paying so much attention to a single effect has ever been published before."
- Richard Webster
"For those that perform Metal Epic (or a variation thereof) this book is a Must HAVE. For those that have considered performing Mental Epic (or a variation thereof) this book is a Must HAVE. For those that do not and will not perform Mental Epic, but have a general interest in Mentalism, this book provides a rich and fascinating insight into the incredible range of presentations that are possible with this "Classic" and therefore, this book is a Must HAVE. "- Jonathan Levey
"I just received my copy of the "Mental Epic Compendium". I'll keep this short and sweet... Wow! What a collection of great routines and ideas. This is an impressive book that will be a great addition to anyone's library, especially those who have an interest in the One Ahead Principal and/or Mental Epic type routines. There is a TON of very useful and practical information contained within. Everything from close up, impromptu, to stand up and stage, along with other information of interest. Don't miss out - you won't regret it!"- John T Sheets