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Topic: Theory Into Practice by Brad Henderson
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Nov 20, 2004 08:36PM)
I just completed this booklet by Brad... I believe he calls it lecture notes. It has more creative elements than many books three times its size.
Brad is an excellent writer & an amazing performer. This is the type of book that everyone who is considering "doing" magic should get... not the trick of the month books.
Brad shows you the inner workings of a performer. How he or she looks at their craft and their effects.
Brad has some powerful ideas & presentations that should get your creative juices boiling.
In it he uses a few effects to teach each step of his theory. Don't expect the latest ambitious card routine or some outstanding mental epic routine, but do expect ingenious thinking and thoughtful motivations for his effects.
Having said that, Brad does give a marvelous take on a drawing dupe routine and a hysterical routine using an 8 Ball.
He also gives some interesting ideas when doing a bill to impossible location.
Get this book and read it! If you want to know how a creative & successful performer thinks then get this book.
Message: Posted by: stevesmagic (Nov 21, 2004 02:07AM)
Can you let me know where to get it or any more details so that I can do a uk search for it, thanks
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Nov 21, 2004 02:09AM)
Well, Brad is one of the members of the Café and is listed as truthteller... you can probably send him a PM and he'll give you the specifics.
Message: Posted by: David de Leon (Nov 21, 2004 05:32AM)
Another thread on this excellent book (including a link to where you can get it):

Message: Posted by: truthteller (Nov 22, 2004 09:00PM)
Thanks guys.

Available at http://www.brad henderson.com /theory. HOWEVER I am about to print some more and offer a new special bonus deal. So check that out after Thanksgiving.

Message: Posted by: RandyM (Nov 26, 2004 01:29PM)
I get an error message on the links provided.
Message: Posted by: Turk (Nov 26, 2004 07:18PM)
On 2004-11-22 22:01, truthteller wrote:
Thanks guys.

Available at http://www.brad henderson.com/theory. HOWEVER I am about to print some more and offer a new special bonus deal. So check that out after Thanksgiving.



I got the following error message whrn accessing the link you provided:

Access forbidden!
You don't have permission to access the requested object. It is either read-protected or not readable by the server.
If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster
Error 403
http://www.brad henderson.com
Fri 26 Nov 2004 07:15:49 PM CST
Apache/2.0.40 (Red Hat Linux)

Since you specoifically provided the link, I am assuming that there is a temporary server error. Anyway, it is now "after Thanksgiving", so what's up with the "special bonus deal"? (grin)

Message: Posted by: Hoggle (Nov 27, 2004 02:31AM)
I don't make purchases lightly. I just now heard of this and ordered it directly. I have The Satanic Book Test and have read Brad's reviews of products which are insightful and his years of experience show. I'd buy anything he puts out that applies to me (and in some cases even if it doesn't)
Message: Posted by: stevesmagic (Nov 27, 2004 08:54AM)
I've just had the same access forbidden message, can you let us know what's happening please Brad
Message: Posted by: Claudio (Nov 27, 2004 01:25PM)
Just a typo, try this:
Message: Posted by: truthteller (Nov 28, 2004 04:45PM)

Thanks for the correction and the kind words. I was out of town and only got to the post today.

As to the bonus deal. I will be offering Theory into Practice, A Cure of Insomnia (my notes from the Mindvention lecture on scripting and other topics) and the Satanic Booktest as a package.

Normal retail: $95.
Special Offer: $85.Only 20 sets are available as the Bookest is almost out of print.

I will post the deal later this week. Books should be back fromt he printer on Friday and ready to ship Monday.

Posted: Dec 9, 2004 12:53am
Just FYI. The books are back from the printer and SHIPPING! Thanks to everyone for their patience.

Posted: Jan 2, 2005 7:27pm
My Mindvention notes are currently available along with a special offer for those interested in The Theory into Practice Books. The mindvention notes are available at:


Thanks for your support.

Message: Posted by: ritty360 (Jan 3, 2005 04:06PM)
Folks, you must get these notes! I have yet to see a hands on workbook and in depth coverage of scripting and framing an effect. If you don't get these, you are passing on insight that will dramatically change your magic for the better....