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Message: Posted by: Richard Osterlind (Apr 26, 2012 06:09PM)
Bryn Reynolds is my friend. I am honored to be his. It is with with profound pleasure that I can tell you the Logar Scrolls are now available!

I have a lot of this material already. Bryn is one of the few creators whose material I actually USE in real shows. There is not one bit of filler is this book. There is not one weak effect. Everything is TOP NOTCH and totally professional.

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am at this release. I am sure that, over the next few weeks, you will see nothing but glowing reviews of this material.

The eBook is $45 and can be purchased by PayPal at cavscout19@hotmail.com.

You don't want to pass this one up!

Richard Osterlind
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Apr 26, 2012 06:34PM)
Richard, thanks so much.

For those interested, here are the contents of THE LOGAR SCROLLS:

• My “$” dollar bill serial number divination
• “The $ KIT!” which are instructions on how to make it yourself
• “3 Tips for $” from Jheff Poncher
• “The Notebook” which is a small utility billet index / switching device
• “DOUBLE-DOWN,” my casino cards effect, as seen in Richard’s “NO CAMERA TRICKS!” DVD set
• “DOUBLE-DOWN BONUS” utilizing a casino chip
• “ESPnvelope”
• “COINSUKE,” s psychometric-type routine using coins
• “RIFFLETHINK” a dual playing card divination with multiple endings detailed, one by Richard
• “The BusinessCOIN Prediction” and SEVERAL variations I have developed utilizing the “BCP technology”
• “The GIFT” by Richard Osterlind. Sort of an “add-a-no” but no gimmicks and a lot more personal and entertaining

Since some of these are the instructions for previously released individual effects, a small amount of “arts & crafts” is needed to construct the gimmicks. Most of you will already have what minor items you need at home. Some effects are new, and require nothing but pen and paper.

This will be hosted for instant download in the future at Outlaw, but now it is available from just me. I usually have the PDF mailed back to you quite promptly.

PRICE: $45
PayPal & email: cavscout19@hotmail.com

Thanks!
Bryn
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Apr 26, 2012 06:56PM)
Sounds very good!!!!
Message: Posted by: Prager (Apr 27, 2012 08:26AM)
It is excellent!
This is the best purchase I have made in a very long time.
The ideas at the book literally made me lose my sleep.

10/10
:applause:
Message: Posted by: maxnew40 (Apr 27, 2012 02:53PM)
I will be buying this one for sure! If it is at least as good as Safwan papers, then I will be very happy with this.

-Max
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Apr 27, 2012 03:38PM)
Another winner!!Don't miss it!!!
:)
Message: Posted by: brehaut (Apr 27, 2012 05:00PM)
Sounds great---will be buying soon. Thanks for the description
Message: Posted by: Stefmagic (Apr 27, 2012 08:20PM)
How much pages is your ebook ?
Message: Posted by: Prager (Apr 27, 2012 08:27PM)
Is that how you decide what to purchase? Based on the number of pages?
If you were buying a novel maybe it would be revelant... But you are not...

They are offering you an eBook endorsed by one of the top mentalists of the world, do you really care about the number of pages?
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Apr 27, 2012 09:30PM)
[quote]
On 2012-04-27 21:20, Stefmagic wrote:
How much pages is your ebook ?
[/quote]

Only 4 pages , but the font is -.0003. LOL!

Nah, THE LOGAR SCROLLS is 65 pages, with many full color photos. (Thanks, Prager, but a valid question if being asked for determining the detail I get into on each effect, as there are quite a few items here. And hence quite a few details, thus that many pages.)

Five of the effects are the instructions and new handling variations for some of my previously marketed individual efffects, which I'm thankful have been quite highly reviewed over the years.

As far as the variations, for example, I include about 6 new utilizations just for the modus employed by the BusinessCOIN Prediction, which are in essence completely seperate and new efffects, so it really is more than 5 effects in this category. Other tips and tricks for existing routines, both learned by me through countless performances, and purchaser feedback, are also included.

As far as the new, unreleased, routines: one is a mentalism effect utilizing coins (and for sake of disclosure, it requires a gimmmick; if you don't have it they are around $10 on Ebay,) one is a dual thought of card efffect with two endings, one by me and one by Richard Osterlind (as proud as I was of MY handling, Richard's is honestly better, and moves it into a whole new unexplanable class,) and the third "new" effect is one Richard never released, but has performed forever. I'm humbled he gave it to me to do with as I wished. That particular effect, "THE GIFT", is now my "go-to." I pair it after doing a thought of card effect from my other eBook (and sometimes DURING) and I can get 10-15 minutes with nothing but a pen and paper, if that.

Hope I added some details about THE LOGAR SCROLLS for you.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: gabelson (Apr 27, 2012 11:12PM)
I never thought Bryn could top "Safwan Papers". I was wrong. What an incredible collection of effects, with, as Richard said, no filler whatsoever. Every last bit of material is powerful, real-world stuff, that I look forward greatly to going out and perform. These days, if I purchase a book and find just a single effect that makes my "starting lineup", I'm happy. In "The Logar Scrolls", EVERY single routine can and will make its way into that starting rotation. I don't know how you do it, Bryn, but all of us are the richer for your contributions to the art. Bravo.
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Apr 28, 2012 06:52AM)
Wow! Thanks.
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Apr 28, 2012 08:39PM)
[quote]
On 2012-04-28 00:12, gabelson wrote:
I never thought Bryn could top "Safwan Papers". I was wrong. What an incredible collection of effects, with, as Richard said, no filler whatsoever. Every last bit of material is powerful, real-world stuff, that I look forward greatly to going out and perform. These days, if I purchase a book and find just a single effect that makes my "starting lineup", I'm happy. In "The Logar Scrolls", EVERY single routine can and will make its way into that starting rotation. I don't know how you do it, Bryn, but all of us are the richer for your contributions to the art. Bravo.
[/quote]

Thanks, Gabe. I'm glad you enjoy it, and I appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: magic maniac (Apr 29, 2012 11:18AM)
Is the serial number divination US currency specific ?
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Apr 29, 2012 01:28PM)
[quote]
On 2012-04-29 12:18, magic maniac wrote:
Is the serial number divination US currency specific ?
[/quote]

No, the "additional tips" section by Jheff make it workable with any.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: Paul Carnazzo (Apr 29, 2012 02:30PM)
I've read through the "Logar Scrolls" over the pst couple of days.

Bryns thinking is terrific!

As Bryn mentioned, some of the effects are previous individual releases, one of which I own - "Double Down". A great piece of mentalism with an ingenious method.

His simple, hands off approach is what I love in mentalism...his take on the serial number divination is a perfect example of how layering methods makes for really pure mentalism.

"Coinsuke" is a great take on Maven's classic "Kurtsuke" (spelling?).

Aside from the great effects, there are some great anecdotes.

Thanks for your contributions to mentalism Bryn, and for your service to our country!

Not only is Bryn a hero to mentalism, but he is also a true American hero!
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Apr 29, 2012 04:49PM)
Great news for those that want an instant download!

Outlaw Effects is hosting THE LOGAR SCROLLS for me, just as they did for Safwan Papers:

http://www.outlaw-effects.com/store/the-arsenal/e-books/the-logar-scrolls.html

(Thanks, Rick!)

Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Apr 30, 2012 09:37AM)
Thanks, Paul. I appreciate that, a lot. As much as I think some of the individual effects are worth the price of the book by themselves (and some did sell for for close to that when they were available for purchase) I also get pleasure in the great feedback from the comments on the anecdotes themslelves. Makes it a little more personal / less dry?

As a side note, The Safwan Papers got some nice reviews on the effects, but the ONE complaint I got was that there was no "index." The guy was REALLY mad! Reallly!? In keeping with tradition, I decided not to put one in LOGAR, either! (However, I DID do page numbers this time!)

THanks, Paul.
Bryn
Message: Posted by: runeflax (Apr 30, 2012 09:52AM)
The Logar Scralls was an enjoyable read and contains a great variety of material and loads of interesting ideas.

The layout of the ebook was rather horrible, though.
For $ 45 I would have expected a more professional product.
However, this is just a minor point of criticism. At the end of the day, the content is all that matters.

Personally, I liked the Safwan Papers better, but all in all this is still a great product and a worthwhile read.

Florian
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Apr 30, 2012 10:54AM)
[quote]
On 2012-04-30 10:52, runeflax wrote:
The Logar Scralls was an enjoyable read and contains a great variety of material and loads of interesting ideas.

The layout of the ebook was rather horrible, though.
For $ 45 I would have expected a more professional product.
However, this is just a minor point of criticism. At the end of the day, the content is all that matters.

Personally, I liked the Safwan Papers better, but all in all this is still a great product and a worthwhile read.

Florian
[/quote]

[quote]
On 2012-04-30 10:37, mindhunter wrote:
As a side note, The Safwan Papers got some nice reviews on the effects, but the ONE complaint I got was that there was no "index." /quote]

Sorry about the "layout" (?) It is a PDF....

Thanks for the comments, Florianof: "The Logar Scralls was an enjoyable read and contains a great variety of material and loads of interesting ideas."

I really appreciate the opinions. I have had some say it was hard to "top" Safwan (not that this was my intent) but that I have with LOGAR. I'm most thankful that all so far have said they have found great value in both.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: maxnew40 (Apr 30, 2012 12:56PM)
Hmmm, I just ordered some stuff from outlaw and think my wife might not be happy if I spend any more money right now.

As soon as the purse string loosen I will be buying this one!

-Max
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 1, 2012 10:17AM)
Yeah, it's hard NOT to go crazy on Outlaw's site.....

Bryn
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (May 1, 2012 12:16PM)
You will SO REGRET it if you don't get and use[i] the Logar Scrolls![/i] Where else will you learn:

- to discern the one-out-of-twelve possibilities that was thought of, and not even written down?

- to discern a card which was THOUGHT of, not picked or peeked?

- to know what's inside of an envelope which has NO cut-outs, NO forces, NO switches - it's the same envelope in which the volunteer places his thought? And they can examine the envelope before and after?

- to learn of a literal MIRACLE thought projection from New York to Afghanistan and back?

- to let a volunteer pick a dollar bill and THEN discern its serial number? (with three added tips from Jheff!)

- to make and perform your own Double-Down effect & props? (As seen on "No Camera Tricks")

- and then to use that Double-Down principle for other effects?

- to not only determine what specific coin the volunteer PRETENDS to flip, but whether it lands heads up or down?

- to have one volunteer to THINK of a time -- and another volunteer to read the first one's mind?

- to perform Mental Epic -- with a 3x5 or 5x7 index card?

- or to write a number down - put it in plain sight, if you want to - and then have the audience call out answers to weird questions ("How old are you?" "How much do you weigh?" etc) and then - all their answers add up to the number you originally wrote down?

Tempted?

*jeep! & God Bless!
--Grandpa Chet
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 2, 2012 02:35PM)
Wow, this would make a great ad blurb....I may steal it.\! Haha...

Thanks so much, Chet!

Bryn
Message: Posted by: brehaut (May 2, 2012 03:37PM)
Just put in my order---can't ignore such great reviews!
Message: Posted by: chmara (May 2, 2012 07:40PM)
The scrolls are as amazing as the Safwan Papers, and, if possible, more well thought out and mature -- or maybe my taste has matured too. The Safwan papers have been incorporated (with some rewrite) into my paranormal seances -- and I am sure from what I have read the scrolls will enrichen my audiences with new mysteries.

It is rare that someone can bring out two fully textured products in a row -- often showing laziness in the second. This IS NOT the case here as Bryn has surpassed himself!

DO NOT MISS THIUS ONE!
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 4, 2012 11:26AM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-02 20:40, chmara wrote:
The scrolls are as amazing as the Safwan Papers, and, if possible, more well thought out and mature -- or maybe my taste has matured too. The Safwan papers have been incorporated (with some rewrite) into my paranormal seances -- and I am sure from what I have read the scrolls will enrichen my audiences with new mysteries.

It is rare that someone can bring out two fully textured products in a row -- often showing laziness in the second. This IS NOT the case here as Bryn has surpassed himself!

DO NOT MISS THIUS ONE!
[/quote]

Chmara: Thanks for that. I certainy wasn't attempting to "outdo" Safwan Papers, but I'll be honest that I am glad that some think I have in some respects. I, too, had that the eBooks would be "compared," but it seems to be working out so far!

Thank you,
Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 6, 2012 09:03AM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-02 16:37, brehaut wrote:
Just put in my order---can't ignore such great reviews!
[/quote]

I'm happy with them so far. Thanks for the order!

Bryn
Message: Posted by: RLFrame (May 8, 2012 10:13AM)
Congratulation to Bryn on the release of this new book. I am a big fan of The Safwan papers and am still digesting most of the Logar Scrolls. My first impression is that Safwan Papers had a lot of pure stuff especially Seven and BOHT. This one has some along those lines too such as Rifflethink and The Gift, but there are also a lot of Bryn's devious devices and other routines that he sold individually in the past. These are, by and large, easily constructed and there is some clever thinking here. Several of these like The Notebook, ESPnvelope and the new variations of his BCP are quite versatile. Some of them had me looking back through my notes of abandoned routines as they provided solutions where I had gotten stuck. I'll be sending one newly completed routine to Bryn today. Thanks again Bryn.

Ryan
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 10, 2012 06:15PM)
Thanks a lot, Ryan. I am very glad you enjoy LOGAR.

(Ryan sent me a brilliant routine utilizing the billet "Notebook," as well as some great handling for "RiffleThink." His is a name to watch for; when he starts releasing some of his material I think it going to be VERY well received!)

Bryn
Message: Posted by: gabelson (May 11, 2012 01:16AM)
You can't believe how much is packed within these pages. No offense, but if you don't pick this up, you're nuts.
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 13, 2012 04:21PM)
Well, thank you for that....recommendation, Gabe!

Bryn
Message: Posted by: granterg (May 13, 2012 09:13PM)
If this is good enough for Richard Osterlind, it must be great.
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 14, 2012 08:26PM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-13 22:13, granterg wrote:
If this is good enough for Richard Osterlind, it must be great.
[/quote]

I appreciate that, and also Richard’s endorsement. I am also fortunate that many of the routines have received great reviews. To save some searching for anyone that may want to know more about some of these, and to read some Café reviews:

DOUBLE-DOWN:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=165799&forum=109&start=0
Also, a video of Richard Osterlind performing it (starts at about 7:20 into it) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqcO_F_3ChM

“$” Serial Number Divination:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=157486&forum=109&116

ESPnvelope:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=80892&forum=82
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=82257&forum=15

BusinessCOIN Prediction:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=46144&forum=109&start=0
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=73740&forum=109&start=0
(Also, I include in LOGAR several new effects using this methodology.)

The NOTEBOOK:
From Richard Osterlind: “"The Notebook" offers all kind of variations. I have a new video shoot coming up this summer and I may very well, with Bryn's persmission, use a variation of this on it.”

I’m only including Café links here; there are more in other forums.

I’m glad the new material (RiffleTHINK, COINSUKE, and The Gift) seem to be getting nice feedback as well. “The Gift” from Richard Osterlind certainly could have been included in one of his OWN books or DVDs.

Thanks,
Bryn
Message: Posted by: ELima (May 16, 2012 02:59PM)
Rock (or soldier perhaps) solid material!

I have carried with me the BusinessCoin prediction since Bryn published it. It is always with me in my wallet. As I travel a lot I am prepared for 5 - 6 different currencies. I always knew intuitively that the principle could be applied on other effect, but really never fleshed it out. Bryn has!

I am one of those who has bought a lot of Bryn's work over the years, so there is some repeat. But always with extra thinking. The extras are enough to make it a very solid piece of e-book mentalism, even for those who have some of this before. And you get a gift from Richard Osterlind to top it!

For those who may not have bought the various stand alone pieces, hey, what can I say. Very, very good investment!

Endre
Message: Posted by: chmara (May 16, 2012 06:58PM)
OK, after two weeks with the scrolls -- I have a problem. The writing is clear, the effects are great and adaptable to various styles and generally easy to craft and set up.

My problem is this -- there is way too much usable stuff here -- and as a person with ADD, even though I would like to use it all -- this with the Safwan Papers would be almost a full show.

Bryn not only gives means and methods here -- but went to the trouble of adding additional routine ideas and various endings....which addles my choice mechanisms even further.

The heads/tails variation he adds is a principle not used enough to create true miracles in other routines -- but this particular small miracle can create a mindset in the audience to allow them to wonder if you are truly psychic.

And, reading about then creating one of Bryn's envelopes can tell you how easily you can work the miracles with common tools if your expensive props are ever lost by an airline. (Not that has ever happened.) Allowing the subject to handle the envelope after the business -- is a small audience kicker that drips authenticity onto the effect. While the method is not new -- the ideas of how (particularly in a pinch) to create this opens some large doors for very little cost of admission.

One of the best things I find with Bryn's work is its intimacy - which can also play to moderate sized audiences. I do think,however, audiences of 1,000 - 2.000 or a stadium might not enjoy the subtle proofs of ESP and psychic ability Logar presents. So forget the large venues with these -- but go for the better paying, more intimate 1 per centers who will pay more for your show because it IS personal...and a part of you, using very common props, if you can call office supplies and a quarter of a dollar, 'props."

Now, to narrow my choices -- Bryn will have to write less if he wants to solve my problem. But for normal, or better, performers this has choices and material that works.
Message: Posted by: tgplano (May 17, 2012 07:33AM)
I've had the Logar Scrolls for a couple of weeks, at least. I was worried that since I had many of Bryn's products that I would be disappointed with this since it does include some of his prior works. I was wrong! There are new ideas and twists on the things I have that make this a valuable addition. For example there are additions to his businesscoin prediction that I never thought of and will use.

Plus, there is a gift from Richard Osterlind that by itself is worth the price of the book.

Go ahead and get this. I recommend it highly.

Ted
Message: Posted by: docsteve (May 17, 2012 05:24PM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-16 19:58, chmara wrote:
OK, after two weeks with the scrolls -- I have a problem. The writing is clear, the effects are great and adaptable to various styles and generally easy to craft and set up.

My problem is this -- there is way too much usable stuff here -- and as a person with ADD, even though I would like to use it all -- this with the Safwan Papers would be almost a full show.

Bryn not only gives means and methods here -- but went to the trouble of adding additional routine ideas and various endings....which addles my choice mechanisms even further.

The heads/tails variation he adds is a principle not used enough to create true miracles in other routines -- but this particular small miracle can create a mindset in the audience to allow them to wonder if you are truly psychic.

And, reading about then creating one of Bryn's envelopes can tell you how easily you can work the miracles with common tools if your expensive props are ever lost by an airline. (Not that has ever happened.) Allowing the subject to handle the envelope after the business -- is a small audience kicker that drips authenticity onto the effect. While the method is not new -- the ideas of how (particularly in a pinch) to create this opens some large doors for very little cost of admission.

One of the best things I find with Bryn's work is its intimacy - which can also play to moderate sized audiences. I do think,however, audiences of 1,000 - 2.000 or a stadium might not enjoy the subtle proofs of ESP and psychic ability Logar presents. So forget the large venues with these -- but go for the better paying, more intimate 1 per centers who will pay more for your show because it IS personal...and a part of you, using very common props, if you can call office supplies and a quarter of a dollar, 'props."

Now, to narrow my choices -- Bryn will have to write less if he wants to solve my problem. But for normal, or better, performers this has choices and material that works.
[/quote]

I've ordered on this Greg's recommendation: truly high praise indeed from one of my favourite thinkers on the Café.
Message: Posted by: gabelson (May 17, 2012 05:59PM)
Docsteve, you won't regret it for a minute. Wonderful, real-world useable material.
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 18, 2012 09:54PM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-16 15:59, ELima wrote:
Rock (or soldier perhaps) solid material!

I have carried with me the BusinessCoin prediction since Bryn published it. It is always with me in my wallet. As I travel a lot I am prepared for 5 - 6 different currencies. I always knew intuitively that the principle could be applied on other effect, but really never fleshed it out. Bryn has!

I am one of those who has bought a lot of Bryn's work over the years, so there is some repeat. But always with extra thinking. The extras are enough to make it a very solid piece of e-book mentalism, even for those who have some of this before. And you get a gift from Richard Osterlind to top it!

For those who may not have bought the various stand alone pieces, hey, what can I say. Very, very good investment!

Endre
[/quote]

To hear that you have found the "BusinessCOIN Prediction" worthy of making up and tagging along in your wallet IN SEVERAL CURRENCIES....makes my day..thank you. As far as the new routines using this principle, I think I like the "YES /NO" (NO offense to the Decisions effect at all) as well as the EPICindex card...the best)

Knowing your interests, I'm glad you like the other dozen effects and variation as well...
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 18, 2012 10:08PM)
(I think that was my very first release,,,,,to see it sill has legs, even WITHOUT the new routines,.... makes me smile...

Bryn
Message: Posted by: Mick Ayres (May 20, 2012 09:20PM)
Apparently, Bryn Reynolds works better under pressure. He has now released a second e-book of mentalism. His first book, 'The Safwan Papers', was packed with stellar material that was developed in the middle of a war-zone. Bryn's newest book, 'The Logar Scrolls', shares the same two distinctions: the material was conceived and developed by a working soldier in the field and again, it is ALL first-rate stellar.

'The Logar Scrolls' is a fine blend of old and new. Bryn has filled 'The Logar Scrolls' with previously marketed creations that are now enhanced with several fresh approaches using these same ideas and devices. I purchased his BusinessCoin Prediction many years ago and used it often at the resort in front of guests from all over the world. The new concepts for the BusinessCoin Prediction offered by Bryn have made me dust it off and bring it out again, and the resort guests are loving it. I will not be using Bryn's clever application of BCP for a Mental-Epic presentation with a single index-card, but ONLY because scripted demonstations of a Mental-Epic nature already exist in my acts. Still, it's a brilliant and grand idea.

Before now I was not privy to the working behind Bryn's products ESPenvelope or The Notebook, but I plan to adapt both devices into presentations that will dovetail with my on-stage character. I don't often do this sort of thing with anyone else's material, but I believe Bryn's thinking is going to make feeding my family easier and I would be foolish to ignore the opportunity.

Rifflethink is a strong, direct demonstration of mentalism using playing cards. I have field-tested Rifflethink (albeit using a different method I am more comfortable with) and have found Bryn's presentation to be a memorable expeience for the guests. This one is a keeper, too.

The Gift is Richard Osterlind's adaptation of an effect that I believe was first published in 1941 by Paul Curry under the title Padding. The premise was mentioned again in Ted Annemann's '202 Methods of Forcing'. Mike Skinner published the basic principle in his book 'Classic Sampler' under the title Birthday Mentalism. I only know all this because I also contributed to bringing Curry's Padding into the twenty-first century. My approach is titled Rescue 2000 and can be found in 'Predict-Abilities' (Book Two in the Act-Series) and also in Steve Beam's series 'Semi-Automatic Card Tricks'.

I am a fan of think-on-your-feet mentalism, so Osterlind/Reynolds' The Gift is a very nice demonstration of mindreading to carry in your arsenal.

To parrot what Gabelson has already said...you will find great value in every page.

The Logar Scrolls makes me glad Bryn's on our side.

Warm regards,
Mick Ayres
Message: Posted by: bremen79 (May 20, 2012 10:14PM)
I also bought Logar Scrolls and I join the others in praising his ideas. Together with "The Safwan Papers", these are ones of the best collection of mentalism effects I have.

[quote]
On 2012-05-20 22:20, Mick Ayres wrote:
The Gift is Richard Osterlind's adaptation of an effect that I believe was first published in 1941 by Paul Curry under the title Padding. The premise was mentioned again in Ted Annemann's '202 Methods of Forcing'. Mike Skinner published the basic principle in his book 'Classic Sampler' under the title Birthday Mentalism.
[/quote]

I just want to add that Martin Gardner describes in his book "Mathematics Magic and Mystery" a handling of this trick by Al Baker, in a 1923 manuscript, and he says that this is the earliest date he found a published explanation of the principle. More references are in the Gardner's book.
Message: Posted by: Mick Ayres (May 21, 2012 08:35AM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-20 23:14, bremen79 wrote:
I just want to add that Martin Gardner describes in his book "Mathematics Magic and Mystery" a handling of this trick by Al Baker, in a 1923 manuscript, and he says that this is the earliest date he found a published explanation of the principle. More references are in the Gardner's book.
[/quote]

Thanks for digging that up, Francesco! I'll check it out ('cause I loves the hunt)!
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 22, 2012 01:20PM)
Mick: Thanks so much for you nice words. I'm glad you are finding value in the effects in the book. I also appreciate yours and bremen's insight into the history of the genre of effects such as Osterlind's "The Gift." They truly are amazing works, that presented properly, are impossible to backtrack, and I am so very fortunate that Richard gave me the "Gift" to include in LOGAR.

High praise from you, indeed, and I thank you.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 23, 2012 09:30PM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-16 19:58, chmara wrote:
OK, after two weeks with the scrolls -- I have a problem. The writing is clear, the effects are great and adaptable to various styles and generally easy to craft and set up.

My problem is this -- there is way too much usable stuff here -- and as a person with ADD, even though I would like to use it all -- this with the Safwan Papers would be almost a full show.

Bryn not only gives means and methods here -- but went to the trouble of adding additional routine ideas and various endings....which addles my choice mechanisms even further.

The heads/tails variation he adds is a principle not used enough to create true miracles in other routines -- but this particular small miracle can create a mindset in the audience to allow them to wonder if you are truly psychic.

And, reading about then creating one of Bryn's envelopes can tell you how easily you can work the miracles with common tools if your expensive props are ever lost by an airline. (Not that has ever happened.) Allowing the subject to handle the envelope after the business -- is a small audience kicker that drips authenticity onto the effect. While the method is not new -- the ideas of how (particularly in a pinch) to create this opens some large doors for very little cost of admission.

One of the best things I find with Bryn's work is its intimacy - which can also play to moderate sized audiences. I do think,however, audiences of 1,000 - 2.000 or a stadium might not enjoy the subtle proofs of ESP and psychic ability Logar presents. So forget the large venues with these -- but go for the better paying, more intimate 1 per centers who will pay more for your show because it IS personal...and a part of you, using very common props, if you can call office supplies and a quarter of a dollar, 'props."

Now, to narrow my choices -- Bryn will have to write less if he wants to solve my problem. But for normal, or better, performers this has choices and material that works.
[/quote]

Gregg:

You have NO idea how much it makes me happy that these are your "complaints" about The LOGAR Scrolls. No idea, as I view you as a voice of sanity and appreciate your posts over the years. YOURS is the client base I am hoping to reach with LOGAR.

One could fret about worse complaints!

Thank you, very much.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 23, 2012 09:31PM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-16 19:58, chmara wrote:
OK, after two weeks with the scrolls -- I have a problem. The writing is clear, the effects are great and adaptable to various styles and generally easy to craft and set up.

My problem is this -- there is way too much usable stuff here -- and as a person with ADD, even though I would like to use it all -- this with the Safwan Papers would be almost a full show.

Bryn not only gives means and methods here -- but went to the trouble of adding additional routine ideas and various endings....which addles my choice mechanisms even further.

The heads/tails variation he adds is a principle not used enough to create true miracles in other routines -- but this particular small miracle can create a mindset in the audience to allow them to wonder if you are truly psychic.

And, reading about then creating one of Bryn's envelopes can tell you how easily you can work the miracles with common tools if your expensive props are ever lost by an airline. (Not that has ever happened.) Allowing the subject to handle the envelope after the business -- is a small audience kicker that drips authenticity onto the effect. While the method is not new -- the ideas of how (particularly in a pinch) to create this opens some large doors for very little cost of admission.

One of the best things I find with Bryn's work is its intimacy - which can also play to moderate sized audiences. I do think,however, audiences of 1,000 - 2.000 or a stadium might not enjoy the subtle proofs of ESP and psychic ability Logar presents. So forget the large venues with these -- but go for the better paying, more intimate 1 per centers who will pay more for your show because it IS personal...and a part of you, using very common props, if you can call office supplies and a quarter of a dollar, 'props."

Now, to narrow my choices -- Bryn will have to write less if he wants to solve my problem. But for normal, or better, performers this has choices and material that works.
[/quote]

Gregg:

You have NO idea how much it makes me happy that these are your "complaints" about The LOGAR Scrolls. No idea, as I view you as a voice of sanity and appreciate your posts over the years. YOURS is the client base I am hoping to reach with LOGAR.

One could fret about worse complaints! As with The Safwan Papers, which I STILL get the order or three for on occasion many weeks, I am hoping LOGAR gets billed as "The Collected Works of..." type of thing...

Thank you, very much.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: docsteve (May 24, 2012 05:20AM)
Well I've just finished reading this twice through and I'm really sick of Bryn Reynolds.
Not only is every piece useful, adaptable and real-world tested, but they have previously sold for more than the price of the ebook.
On top of that, he's updated some of the originals as well as adding thoughts & tips from other workers, in a display of open-mindedness and modesty that is rare in many mentalists (sorry guys - but it's true!)
But the worst things is that Bryn's an effing war hero.
And he's all modest and self-deprecating about that too (as most true heroes are - and I've been privileged enough to meet a few in the day-job).
In "Safwan" I was just glad there was some good stuff; Logar just makes you feel inadequate. If I didn't know better I'd think Bryn was some kind of US propaganda stunt by the government...

The only caveat is check the contents for those of you who may have bought all of Bryn's previous ideas and gimmicks; but for those of us who started at "Safwan..." then this is essential reading (and making ;-) )

So Bravo, sir; and every success to you and your adorable family.

S
Message: Posted by: ElliottB (May 25, 2012 10:20AM)
I have this book and will hopefully read it soon and write a proper review. In the meantime, here are my older comments on two previously marketed effects described within:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/search_post.php?topic=165799&forum=109&post=5086391

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/search_post.php?topic=86794&forum=15&post=4177964
Message: Posted by: Bushido (May 29, 2012 09:37AM)
So, I picked this up about a week or so ago. I had the opportunity to briefly chat with Bryn via PM and I can honestly say that he is genuinely one of the nicest guys around.

As for the product, I can definitely say that this was a great buy. I was a bit hesitant to purchase this at first as I have had a ton of bad luck with ebooks in the past – even those with great reviews.

Thanks Bryn for putting out a great product. I understand that not every routine will fit every individual’s preferences, but I am confident that EVERYONE will find value in these pages.

Hope this helps.
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 29, 2012 09:31PM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-24 06:20, docsteve wrote:
Well I've just finished reading this twice through and I'm really sick of Bryn Reynolds.
Not only is every piece useful, adaptable and real-world tested, but they have previously sold for more than the price of the ebook.
On top of that, he's updated some of the originals as well as adding thoughts & tips from other workers, in a display of open-mindedness and modesty that is rare in many mentalists (sorry guys - but it's true!)
But the worst things is that Bryn's an effing war hero.
And he's all modest and self-deprecating about that too (as most true heroes are - and I've been privileged enough to meet a few in the day-job).
In "Safwan" I was just glad there was some good stuff; Logar just makes you feel inadequate. If I didn't know better I'd think Bryn was some kind of US propaganda stunt by the government...

The only caveat is check the contents for those of you who may have bought all of Bryn's previous ideas and gimmicks; but for those of us who started at "Safwan..." then this is essential reading (and making ;-) )

So Bravo, sir; and every success to you and your adorable family.

S
[/quote]

"If I didn't know better I'd think Bryn was some kind of US propaganda stunt by the government..."

That, sir, was a morning-maker for me that almost resulted in some wasted french-press coffee out my nose
from my Jetboil stove in the woods (teaching my two-year-old twins to "camp" in the backyard.) I REALLY do appreciate the review, Gregg, and also thanks to Elliot and bushido.

I also got a nice plug "plug" from a mentalist friend of mine that many may know here named Marc Salem.

I've appreciated his honest advice and wisdom over the years (and he is responsible for a few effects that DIDN'T make it into "The Safwan Papers!) He is a true performer. He said LOGAR is as good as anything Bryn as has ever published, and of course ended it with "GET THIS."

From Marc, I appreciate this blurb. I never expect him to chime in on my effects, yet he does.

He said to put this "up," and tell them he will soon have some more addendums on the individual effects. I no longer have a website to push..... so posting it here.

wow....nice.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (May 31, 2012 08:02PM)
In addition to the nice words about LOGAR from Marc Salem, I was also extremely happy to see it was just well-reviewed by Jheff in his latest MarketPlace of the Mind Newsletter:

"This issue's newsletter focuses on two new books by Richard
Osterlind and Bryn Reynolds, whose work was featured on
Osterlind's DVDs and who includes a routine by Osterlind.
Both are highly worth checking out."

"
THE LOGAR SCROLLS
Suggested Retail Price: $45
http://www.MarketplaceoftheMind.com/logascro.html

MY COMMENTS:
Yes, I highly recommend this. And, yes, I have to admit
that I'm a bit biased since I have a contribution in this.
However, if one peruses my catalog, you'll see that quite a
few of the included pieces in this e-book have already been
covered individually and enthusiastically as previously
separate releases ($, Double-Down, ESPnvelope, The
BusinessCOIN Prediction).

Everything in here can be considered good, solid workers.
Period. The ONLY reason that I can conceive of any working
professional not wanting this is because you have everything
in here already. My only additional comment would be that
most of these are close-up mentalism effects, but some can
certainly be adapted to parlour or stage, if one wants.
This is a sixty-five page downloadable e-book. As I said at
the start, yes, I highly recommend this."

Nice.

Thanks, Jheff!
Bryn
Message: Posted by: Unknown7777 (Jun 3, 2012 05:09PM)
I am sooooo badly tempted to get this!
Message: Posted by: Waters (Jun 6, 2012 07:32PM)
I don't know what higher compliment to Bryn I could pay other than to say, all of the items that had been made available prior to Logar Scrolls (in separate individual form), I have purchased and enjoyed. The fact that this is a compendium makes this a no-brainer. I love how Bryn has expanded a number of the principles as well (like BCP Wrist-Watch, Crystal Ball and the other one I won't mention out loud). These are all rock-solid routines, tools and principles. Just read the reviews provided via links by Bryn above. You will see what you are getting away with.

Regards,

Sean
Message: Posted by: vinnymac (Jun 7, 2012 10:06PM)
Just finished reading it twice and I enjoyed it as much I enjoyed The Safwan Papers. I wrote a full and detailed review on The Magic Network at this link:

http://themagicnetwork.com/category-table/1870-the-logar-scrolls-bryn-reynolds

Cheers Bryn and thanks for this release!
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Jun 9, 2012 12:31PM)
Sean & Vinny, thanks so much for the nice words. I'm glad you enjoy LOGAR!

Bryn
Message: Posted by: Ola (Jun 11, 2012 08:42PM)
Received this 30 seconds ago...
I've been looking for a practical multiple out method for Max Maven's imaginary ten pin bowling routine from Prism....
The Notebook came along... I would've paid $45 for page 4 & 5 only.
May I hear a "Hallelujah" brothers and sisters.... :)
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Jun 15, 2012 09:00AM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-11 21:42, Ola wrote:
Received this 30 seconds ago...
I've been looking for a practical multiple out method for Max Maven's imaginary ten pin bowling routine from Prism....
The Notebook came along... I would've paid $45 for page 4 & 5 only.
May I hear a "Hallelujah" brothers and sisters.... :)
[/quote]

Ola: I'm glad you like The Notebook. I am very happy with that one.
Thank you.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: bevbevvybev (Jun 15, 2012 09:01AM)
Sounds good.
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Jun 16, 2012 09:57PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-15 10:01, bevbevvybev wrote:
Sounds good.
[/quote]

bev: I think so...
Many of the individual effects themselves received great reviews when previously released seperately, and the LOGAR collection as a whole has been doing great. Quite well-received, as seen from above and elsewhere, so I think so.

Also, the new effects and variations, as well as the new stuff from Richard Osterlind, have thankfully been said, that alone, to be worth more than the price of admission, so I DO think so!

Thanks,

Bryn
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Jun 20, 2012 06:49PM)
I have had this for a couple of days now. I lean more to the bizarre,but this little bute,has given me a touch more of the wanting to do some mentalism again!
Can't add more than what has been said,but I have a few goodies to make now! :)

Thanks for releasing,Bryn!

Best,
Gary
Message: Posted by: John C (Jun 20, 2012 09:55PM)
Geez, I have got to read this. I got this when it was released. I just get everything of Bryns. I have most of these things individually as well as Safran.

On a serious note: Anyone that puts the time in to any method to divine a single card without using cards and you aren't using 7 you're wasting your time.

John
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Jun 22, 2012 09:50PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-20 19:49, Godzilla wrote:
I have had this for a couple of days now. I lean more to the bizarre,but this little bute,has given me a touch more of the wanting to do some mentalism again!
Can't add more than what has been said,but I have a few goodies to make now! :)

Thanks for releasing,Bryn!

Best,
Gary
[/quote]

Thanks, Gary! The lines between bizarre and mentalism can be well-blended (THAT side of me will come out perhaps down the road....) but I am a firm believer that the tactics, techniques, and procedures of mentalism can translate nicely to the works of the bizarre performer. LOGAR SCROLLS offers off few of each, I think,...

Good luck in the journey, and please post back here your thoughts, once you have had some time to explore these effects and ideas further.....
Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Jun 25, 2012 03:12PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-20 22:55, johncesta wrote:
Geez, I have got to read this. I got this when it was released. I just get everything of Bryns. I have most of these things individually as well as Safran.

On a serious note: Anyone that puts the time in to any method to divine a single card without using cards and you aren't using 7 you're wasting your time.

John
[/quote]

Thanks for the purchase, John, but please READ it! Even though you already "have everything," I think you will like the new variations & brand new effects, especially by Richard Osterlind.

(And thanks for the mention of SEVEN, which is in The Safwan Papers, and is still available.)

Bryn
Message: Posted by: Jeff Wassom (Jul 2, 2012 10:02AM)
What I like about Bryn's material is like '$' (started 'collecting' friday), it's repeatable!

In SAFWAN Bryn mentions the problem with doing magic at work, and for friends and loved ones is they'll want you to show some one else as they watch a second, third, and fourth time, etc. The reasoning I think is two-fold: They want to see the other person's reaction as well as attempt to get closer to the method.

I really like Matt Mello's 'Serial' for example, but have stayed away from it for the above reason. What's cool with something like '$' is you can repeat it, and use another method later for maximum impact (they remember the stack of bills was borrowed).

As far as 'The Gift', there are so many possibilities and strengths here. It's just great on a lot of different levels. It's perfect for some one learning psych forcing and adding further layers as they grow. And once again it's repeatable because the method is built around a framework that can and should be adjustable, as the structure allows and even depends on flexibility for increased bafflement.

Great job guys! =)
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Jul 6, 2012 03:19PM)
[quote]
On 2012-07-02 11:02, Jeff Wassom wrote:
What I like about Bryn's material is like '$' (started 'collecting' friday), it's repeatable!

In SAFWAN Bryn mentions the problem with doing magic at work, and for friends and loved ones is they'll want you to show some one else as they watch a second, third, and fourth time, etc. The reasoning I think is two-fold: They want to see the other person's reaction as well as attempt to get closer to the method.

I really like Matt Mello's 'Serial' for example, but have stayed away from it for the above reason. What's cool with something like '$' is you can repeat it, and use another method later for maximum impact (they remember the stack of bills was borrowed).

As far as 'The Gift', there are so many possibilities and strengths here. It's just great on a lot of different levels. It's perfect for some one learning psych forcing and adding further layers as they grow. And once again it's repeatable because the method is built around a framework that can and should be adjustable, as the structure allows and even depends on flexibility for increased bafflement.

Great job guys! =)
[/quote]

Thanks, Jeff. I am glad you are enjoying LOGAR.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Jul 18, 2012 09:13PM)
Well...down here now instead of the Penny thread....

I look forward to (hopefully!) continuing the discussion here.

Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Aug 16, 2012 08:39PM)
I've been getting some gream PMs, feedback here and on other forums, and even some great handling variations submitted on the Osterlind routines.

These effects are pets of mine, so it certainly means a lot!

I appreciate it....

Bryn
Message: Posted by: Dave Nic (Aug 18, 2012 10:33AM)
Hey all.

Just wanting to chime in and add my praise to the list of Logar lovers out there.
Its amazing to read and know that he came up with this stuff not while he was sipping cocktails in the beach, but in warzones! I especially liked 'the notebook'.

Thanks Bryn!
Message: Posted by: Dave Nic (Aug 18, 2012 10:33AM)
Hey all.

Just wanting to chime in and add my praise to the list of Logar lovers out there.
Its amazing to read and know that he came up with this stuff not while he was sipping cocktails in the beach, but in warzones! I especially liked 'the notebook'.

Thanks Bryn!
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Aug 20, 2012 09:00AM)
[quote]
On 2012-08-18 11:33, Dave Nic wrote:
Hey all.

Just wanting to chime in and add my praise to the list of Logar lovers out there.
Its amazing to read and know that he came up with this stuff not while he was sipping cocktails in the beach, but in warzones! I especially liked 'the notebook'.

Thanks Bryn!
[/quote]

Thanks, Dave. I am glad you are enjoying the material in LOGAR!

Bryn
Message: Posted by: aalexander (Sep 29, 2012 12:28PM)
I got LOGAR yesterday. A quick review:

Let me start by saying I loved The Safawan Papers, so much that when I saw that Bryn had another book I jumped on it more or less blindly. He reversed the deal that he had offered on the Café, and so he gave me a $20 discount on Logar.

What I did not realize about this book was that it is largely a collection of physical tools. Also, there will be a few places where things will be much clearer and useful if you own certain other books that get referenced. I use almost no tools of this sort, which is why I loved Safwan so much, so I probably won't be able to use a lot of the book.

That said, it is a good read. I especially thought ESPevelope is really simple and useful way to peek, load and switch really casually. $ is a serial number divination that is very straightforward and would be easy to play with to make a good impromptu performance. Using the free 2know mnemonic software (for anyone familiar with the Major system or with an hour or so of free time to learn it) would do away with the c***, which was the only part of the effect that was awkward to me anyway. Plus you could give away the money afterwards if you so chose, as new mnemonics become cheap when the process is automated. I especially thought the 3rd tip by Jheff made the whole thing very intuitive. The Gift is a pretty interesting and entertaining take on an old idea, and I can definitely see myself using it.

Logar is a good chance to see some interesting ideas, and maybe make some items that will be workers in your show. Plus, there's no question that Bryn is a stand-up guy who puts some good thought into his mentalism. I don't see myself using much of what I read here, but that's just a matter of performance style at the moment. I'd recommend checking this out.
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Dec 18, 2012 09:07AM)
Customer Appreciation Sale!

This week I am offering what I hope is considered a pretty good deal:

Buy a copy of my eBook THE LOGAR SCROLLS, $45, and reviewed here:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=464100&forum=303&70

and get a FREE copy of my eBook The Safwan Papers, $30 retail, and reviewed here:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=253272&forum=15

If you have already purchased LOGAR, and would like a copy, email me and I’ll make that happen.

PayPal and email is cavscout19@hotmail.com

***Christmas Sale!***

I am going to extend the above offer until Christmas Day!

Thanks,
Bry

Bryn
Message: Posted by: espkeith (Dec 22, 2012 10:38AM)
Like many of us, I'd heard about Bryn Reynolds via the "D**ble D*wn" routine on the Osterlind DVD a few years back. Just picked this yesterday. If I didn't know better, I'd swear Bryn had completely lost his marbles. So to be clear, for $25.00 USD, you get:
-The Logar Scrolls, which is normally $45.00, and includes most/all of his commercial effects for us to make on our own, with some bonus idea for "$" by Jheff Poncher, and the Osterlind Routine, to boot?!?
-The Safwan Papers, which likely sells for the same?

What I really like about TLS is that you get a good number of tools, not just routines (but there are ideas for those as well). Having read through TLS a couple of times already, I feel like Bryn went on vacation for a few weeks and left his front door open for us to party in his house while he's gone. This is highway robbery, people! I didn't want to go into the usual "worth the price of the entire book" cliche. However, just from reading "the No**book" and the 18 pages worth of "BC* Pr**iction" material, I have to say that if you use just one of the tools contained within, you will have definitely gotten your money's worth, to put it lightly. Definitely looking forward to working with these two, along with "the G**t" for starters.

This was quite generous, and with the offer extended until Tuesday, hopefully more will snatch this one up. Thanks very much, Captain!
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Dec 24, 2012 12:15PM)
Thanks so much for the nice review....I am glad you like the material!

Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Dec 25, 2012 08:11PM)
I hope all had a great Christmas!

Thanks,
BRyn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Nov 26, 2014 11:08PM)
Café Members:

I have changed my signature to reflect a new lower price on The Logar Scrolls, and to keep it consistent with my other eBook, The Safwan Papers.

Both are $30 each. The combo deal for purchasing both at the same time is $50.

They can be purchased through Outlaw Effects, or directly from me:

Both my email and PayPal is: cavscout19@hotmail.com

Again, thank you for all the great comments and reviews on these two mentalism eBooks!

Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Oct 21, 2018 06:08AM)
I wanted to let you know Logar Scrolls is now available at Lybrary.

Obviously, I make more from a direct purchase from me, but this is another great option for those wishing to go that route. Chris at Lybrary is excellent to deal with, and they offer a tremendous selection of ebooks there.

Thanks,
Bryn
Message: Posted by: aligator (Oct 21, 2018 12:00PM)
I loved the Safwan Papers and will have to give this one serious consideration. If it seems that I have been offsite for awhile, it's because I have.
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Oct 21, 2018 08:12PM)
[quote]On Oct 21, 2018, aligator wrote:
I loved the Safwan Papers.....[/quote]

Thank you very much! If you did, you should like Logar as well (I'll $-back guarantee it!)

Bryn
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Oct 30, 2018 07:39AM)
[quote]On Oct 21, 2018, mindhunter wrote:
[quote]On Oct 21, 2018, aligator wrote:
I loved the Safwan Papers.....[/quote]

Thank you very much! If you did, you should like Logar as well (I'll $-back guarantee it!)

Bryn [/quote]

After re-reading what I just wrote, did I really just go there?

Yup, I guess I did....

OK, $-back guarantee on my eBooks. If not for you, and you get nothing out of it, let me know...

Bryn
Message: Posted by: Last Laugh (Nov 29, 2018 11:02PM)
I picked up and really enjoyed Bryn's Safwan Papers back when it came out in 2008. Back then, I wasn't yet a full on mentalist, but I did mostly mental material. The Safwan Papers stood out to me because of it's emphasis on practical and straightforward material. I remember trying out nearly everything in that book.

When my son was born, I took a bit of a hiatus from the mystery arts, and I missed the Logar Scrolls when it came out.

Well I finally got around to it! Only 6 years late I guess...

So the Logar Scrolls is a bit of a 'best of' compilation. He's included some of his previously marketed 'greatest hits', along with some updated handlings and new material.

Well, simply put, there's lots of great, practical material in here.

'The Notebook' is a nifty index built into a small notebook. Very clever and a very nice switch to ring it in.

'Rifflethink' is the kind of thing that could easily be your go-to mental card effect. One card is selected and one is just thought of, and you divine both. It's easy and straightforward, yet totally baffling to laypeople. There are a few different options given, and I especially like Richard Osterlind's 'Ending #2'. Reminds me of something out of Annemann.

'Espvelopes' was the only thing I was familiar with. This is a simple way to gimmick coin envelopes to facilitate a p**k, st**l, or l**d. Unlike so many of these things, the participant can freely handle the envelope.

'Coinsuke' is a take on Maven's Kurotsoke using a simple gimmick. Definitely will get the job done - and no sleight of hand necessary.

Now comes one of the real stand outs for me, "$". This is listed as 'Yet another serial number divination', but it's actually really unique. Bryn has applied techniques that are not usually used with this type of effect and it's really a great idea. I'm excited to make this up and try it out.

'Double down' is a coincidence card effect using different casino cards. This one sounds cool but it may be a bit of a chore to put together the necessary items. The thinking behind it is solid however.

Another stand out for me is the 'Businesscoin prediction'. This is a gimmicked version of a Positive No Negative type of effect. This is a fun little principle that I'd never played around with but is surprisingly practical and deceptive. Bryn includes a number of different ideas and effects beyond the coin effect. He even has a mental epic setup using only an index card.

The book ends with an Osterlind contribution called 'An effect from my childhood'. I was familiar with this principle but in a slightly different form. It's definitely a powerful effect and it's simple to do.


All in all, just like The Safwan Papers, the Logar Scrolls is full of practical and straightforward mental effects.
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Dec 26, 2018 03:50AM)
Matt:

Thank you for the kind words!

Your detailed breakdown of the effects hopefully introduces this eBook to anyone that may not have heard of it, and is now looking for a Christmas present for THEMSELVES!

Bryn
Message: Posted by: maxgician (Aug 5, 2020 11:00AM)
I was looking for the Business Coin Prediction, I wrote directly to Bryn to buy the Logar.
Three surprises:
1) the ebook was discounted at 10 dollars;
2) the time to answer and the kindness of Bryn were outstanding;
3) I have discovered the Double down effect that really impressed me for the simplicity and the impact on people. The principle behind this trick is really amazing. Osterlind used it for one of his DVD and I can understand why. If you are not familiar with the effect: ten casino cards, you will know which cards two different spectators thought and I underline thought... I'd like to add my two cents to this effect. If you use a full deck composed by cards from some casinos, and you take "some" cards from the top (estimation or s.... card) at the beginning of the effect you can add another layer of deception at the effect.
Just to share with all of you a positive experience!
Warmly
Max
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Aug 22, 2020 06:51PM)
[quote]On Aug 5, 2020, maxgician wrote:
I was looking for the Business Coin Prediction, I wrote directly to Bryn to buy the Logar.
Three surprises:
1) the ebook was discounted at 10 dollars;
2) the time to answer and the kindness of Bryn were outstanding;
3) I have discovered the Double down effect that really impressed me for the simplicity and the impact on people. The principle behind this trick is really amazing. Osterlind used it for one of his DVD and I can understand why. If you are not familiar with the effect: ten casino cards, you will know which cards two different spectators thought and I underline thought... I'd like to add my two cents to this effect. If you use a full deck composed by cards from some casinos, and you take "some" cards from the top (estimation or s.... card) at the beginning of the effect you can add another layer of deception at the effect.
Just to share with all of you a positive experience!
Warmly
Max [/quote]

Thanks, Max....I'm glad you found the material valuable!

(Ordering info is in my signature, below.)

Bryn