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Topic: Richard Osterlind : Thank you for Essays!
Message: Posted by: Juan D (Oct 27, 2004 10:04PM)
I have just finished reading my copy of Richard Osterlind's Essays E-Book.

And so far, I feel like recovering myself from a big shock!

Once you get this, sit down, open your mind and get ready for a brutal brainwash. Yes, a BRAINWASH that will positively change you and your way to think for your OWN GOOD!

Yes, that's the way I feel. I feel like I was given a chance to talk to a mystic Oracle, a person open to give me his most honest answers and share his insight. It is a strong feeling, your mind will be going from "Oh,no, I can't believe I've been doing this my entire life" to "Oh, yes! that's the way it should be!".

This marvel comes packed with nine powerful essays: nine essays that will really change the way you think about yourself, your audience and even your friends (your magician and mentalist buddies).

Nine Essays that will change the way you think about what you do, and even go as far as change your entire appearance.

These are nine essays that will get you to think on HOW TO BECOME YOU---yes, you!---and be confident enough to stop pursuing the clone that your subconscious mind wants you to be!

Every single one of these nine essays has been designed to be straight and to the point. They will hit you hard and go deep into your mind where they will sink and make you think and think hard while you start to realize that there are some paradigms that need to be broken right away if you really want to fly.

Now, I don't have to tell you that what you will find in this book is something that you'll immediately appreciate. We all know what kind of performer and teacher Mr. Osterlind is. It is just plain obvious to all of us who have followed their books and releases.

The advice in here will show you the right path to grow yourself not only as a performer but as the ideal human being. Yes, it is that strong and honestly, I believe that you (as I did) will now see why getting this kind of advice is so hard: It is a most precious treasure. A treasure that anyone will want to keep for itself. A treasure that most performers have obtained through their years of experience and hard work. And yet, there is someone who has decided to put this thinking into words and share it with us!

Richard, I want to express my gratitude to you for such a masterpiece.

It is one of the best books I've ever read and I believe it fills a gap regarding the way we look at our art and what we do.

This book is changing my way to think, and that can only be good!

This is in fact a perfect conclusion to your previous work on Making Real Magic and Making Magic Real.

And now that the Osterlind Trilogy is complete I can only advise others to get a copy of this Trilogy as soon as possible if they really want their audiences to BELIEVE!

But again, be prepared, because as I just said, these books will CHANGE YOU!

Now I'm reading it all over again : the whole trilogy. This is an experience, a whole experience!

Thank you Richard for being so generous to share this with us! Thanks really!

Kindest regards,
Juan D
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Oct 28, 2004 12:30AM)

Message: Posted by: John Nesbit (Oct 28, 2004 04:38AM)

Very inspiring words on "Very inspiring words". This is the kind of "moral uplift" that is needed here, not just in this forum but in the field itself. Works such as "Essays", and feedback like Juan's, are the true essence of where we all should be "inside". Especially when thinking of and performing any of our arts. This is the source of "creative intelligence".

Or, as Sven so eloquently put itm "Ditto".


Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Oct 28, 2004 07:22AM)
Mr. Osterlind,
Where may I obtain the Essays E-Book?

Message: Posted by: oxygen (Oct 28, 2004 07:25AM)
To get the E-book, go there http://www.osterlindmysteries.com
Message: Posted by: pierredan (Oct 28, 2004 07:35AM)
Is there a hardcopy available?

I know I was able to purchase one for the 2nd book of the trilogy from A1 Magical media's web site even though Richard Osterlind did not offer one on his website.
Message: Posted by: Juan D (Oct 28, 2004 08:10AM)
On 2004-10-28 08:35, pierredan wrote:
Is there a hardcopy available?

I know I was able to purchase one for the 2nd book of the trilogy from A1 Magical media's web site even though Richard Osterlind did not offer one on his website.


Pierredan, Richard has all of them at http://www.osterlindmysteries.com
The whole Trilogy (as well as each book) can be obtained there. If you get all 3 books, you can print them into a single tome and get a beautiful book that you will br proud of.
Message: Posted by: darkseance (Oct 28, 2004 09:31AM)
Richard, in terms of your writings, essays being the finale of the trilogy, do you think you will have more to say of mentalism (not classical magic) in a future release?
Message: Posted by: Juan D (Oct 28, 2004 10:09AM)
I admire Osterlind immensely (can you tell), but I also do so for Banachek, Maven and others.
Right now I'm posting about how great this book is. Tomorrow I might be posting about Goldstein's new videos.

Juan D
Message: Posted by: Mark Rough (Oct 28, 2004 12:53PM)
I am, at the present moment, quite enjoying "Essays". Great book.
Message: Posted by: Richard Osterlind (Oct 28, 2004 01:49PM)
I am very flattered by the remarks about Essays. I wrote that over a long period of time and tried to be very logical about all my conclusions. I have received a ton of emails about it and it is very gratifying to get such positive feedback.

I have said this before, but rest assured, every time I make a point in Essays, it is because I was guilty of doing something really stupid and got busted for it. What you are really reading in the book is Osterlind's mistakes and how it only took him 35 years to realize them.

Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Oct 28, 2004 02:09PM)
Mr. Osterlind
Do you have anything else in the works for us?

Message: Posted by: darkseance (Oct 28, 2004 04:55PM)
Richard could you address the questions posed about future writings?