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Hey all,
I just found Jim Steinmeyer's book "Nothing but Mystery". I has a chair test and a handful of interesting looking routines. I really haven't heard anything about it does anyone have any info on this book?

http://www.jimsteinmeyer.com/catalog/pro......9&page=2
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Jim is so rarely thought of as a creator of mentalism, but he's published some devious mental effects. The man has a gift for simultaneously polishing things and making them practical. I haven't purchased Nothing But Mystery, but it's $28, right? Good material is hard to come by for such a low price. Go for it. Take a small risk. It's not like you're spending $200 for a limited edition release that could be full of untested material. You're spending $28 for the thoughts of a modern genius who's consulted for Disney, Doug Henning, Copperfield, etc.
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On Apr 29, 2015, Mike Ince wrote:
It's not like you're spending $200 for a limited edition release that could be full of untested material.


Make even $300 or $400 for limited edition AND untested material... and we do agree 100%.


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You're spending $28 for the thoughts of a modern genius who's consulted for Disney, Doug Henning, Copperfield, etc.


Amen!
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Jim is so rarely thought of as a creator of mentalism, but he's published some devious mental effects. The man has a gift for simultaneously polishing things and making them practical. I haven't purchased Nothing But Mystery, but it's $28, right? Good material is hard to come by for such a low price. Go for it. Take a small risk. It's not like you're spending $200 for a limited edition release that could be full of untested material. You're spending $28 for the thoughts of a modern genius who's consulted for Disney, Doug Henning, Copperfield, etc.


Yeah that's my feeling as well. I'm a little nervous because I know that some of his Impuzzlbilities have had mixed reviews. I have read a few Steinmeyer books and for the most part they have been great the only trick that I have been disappointed in was his Soft Shoe Monte. 28$ is super cheap for 11 effects though. I may just take a plunge and let you know how it goes.
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Hundreds of dollars would be a plunge. Twenty-eight bucks is more like dipping in your toe.
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Twenty-eight bucks is more like dipping into Crow...
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Twenty-eight bucks is more like dipping into Crow...


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Okay, okay you're all right. I bought it, I'll leave a review when I read it through.
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To my thinking if you can't get $30 of value from reading Steinmeyer you aren't really trying or you are looking for something that doesn't exist.
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Twenty-eight bucks is more like dipping into Crow...


The Doctor says he's not amused. Smile
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That's because there's no business like Crow business.

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Bob - ouch. I'll be more careful next time. It was meant as a complement against some of the higher priced stuff.
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Jim Steinmeyer is one of the all-time great practical magical thinkers. I love his mainstream books too! He holds my highest esteem. His "Conjuring Anthology" is a classic, among many others.
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Bob - ouch. I'll be more careful next time. It was meant as a complement against some of the higher priced stuff.


I know that's what you meant. But Doctor Crow thought you were suggesting he was cheap. He's been rather grumpy lately, given that he's nearing his hundred and fifteenth birthday, or so he claims.

I'll try to explain it to him.
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There is so much in Conjuring Anthology, I have taken 3 tricks (er...excuse me experiments) from that book to the stage.
3 tricks out of any one book is excellent for me.
Most of my stuff is combinations of tricks and techniques that I feel suit my persona.
But there is also so much in there, that I would feel reasonably confident of going from Mentalism to straight party Magic.
I could almost read the script from the tricks in Stienmeyer's book and do a whole show.
I wouldn't. I believe in personalizing your performance. But Stienmeyer is so accessible and thorough in this book, one could if one chose to.
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On Apr 29, 2015, Mike Ince wrote:
It's not like you're spending $200 for a limited edition release that could be full of untested material.


Make even $300 or $400 for limited edition AND untested material... and we do agree 100%.


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On Apr 29, 2015, Mike Ince wrote:
You're spending $28 for the thoughts of a modern genius who's consulted for Disney, Doug Henning, Copperfield, etc.


Amen!


Wait - didn't you contribute to a Jerime Finley book?
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Steinmeyer's mentalism effects tend to be more on the mental magic side of things, but certainly mentalists who work more strongly can appreciate the methods. He also often includes complete presentations which can be useful.
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I see this book (Nothing but Mystery) advertised in Genii every month but have yet to see any in-depth reviews, even after comments here a year ago. Has anyone actually bought and performed any of the effects in this publication?

Thanks....Scalito
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He had a good mentalism effect in this months (June) Genii
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Jim Steinmeier is a fantastic mentalist. I have several of his books. Many of his mentalist feats can be accomplished over the phone. He's an inspiration for radio magic!!!!
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