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I am excited to announce the release of the latest from - DEVIOUS ASPIRATIONS.

Devious Aspirations is an homage to two of the greatest presentational premises in all of Mentalism: Desire from Max Maven and Sneak Thief by Larry Becker.
Devious Aspirations is a kit for performing stage or parlour variations of the above-mentioned routines. It includes a set of five, cleverly marked, ultra-thin, dry-erase boards (9" x 12"), as well as markers, a cleaning cloth, carrying case, and a 39-page booklet of advanced handling tips and presentations.

The marking system is organic and discreet. Each board has a Staples barcode with a hidden (but obvious when you know what to look for) code.

Some of the greatest value in this kit is the included booklet, which contains 10-different presentational themes as well as basic and advanced handling tips.

Some of the initial feedback:

"A breakthrough in Mentalism thinking and performance. While you have to put some work in, it pays you back in spades. And it’s funny too! Don't pass this up…better yet pass it up so I can have the exclusive joy.”
– Marc Salem

“Desire/Sneak Thief is one of the strongest mentalism effects you can perform with such ordinary objects. Eric has taken the time to put together a very nice kit with everything you need and routine ideas that are worth every penny. Love it!"
- Craig Filicetti

“When it comes to mind reading (and cooking), I have always found that the “classic” recipes are always the most delicious and satisfying. With his new “Devious Aspirations,” Eric Samuels has taken two of the most beloved and powerful classics and added many new thoughtful ingredients, to create a feast of a routines and extra ideas that improve greatly on the originals. The props & kit provided are simply perfect (and devious!), and this gets my highest recommendation. Outstanding!”
– Brett Barry

“I found myself nodding over and over again as I read through these routines because I could see how beautifully they would play. Your understanding of the many nuances that make presenting this effect stronger also kept me smiling. Devious Aspirations is a brilliant update to one of the most powerful and underrated effects in all of mentalism. Great thinking, Eric!”
– David Thiel

“This is wonderful stuff. The presentational touches, the staging to maximize impact, alone are worth the price.”
- Travis Winkler

“First class! It is so well thought out and put together. And what a pleasure to read an actual booklet that you have taken the time to write. I appreciate your efforts and professionalism so much.”
– Andy Schneider

"Eric once again delivers a home run! Devious Aspirations is great. Packs small, plays big, and a great commercial reputation maker for the true professional. So many great ideas are included in the booklet!"
- Adrian Saint, The Saint Twins

Devious Aspirations is $199 and available now at
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After somewhat of a sleeper of a year, this could be the best Mentalism effect of 2017. It would be hard to imagine a new product that could stand in a greater tradition, and I like what I am reading in the endorsements about about innovations, enhancements, and multiple ways to perform with the props.

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I've had a few people ask: yes, I will have Devious Aspirations available (in limited numbers) at MINDvention, next week.

I will also have another new release called The LBBB - a billet switching device that is 100% hands-free.

An Audience member unlocks the box (the design is based upon the look of a common ballot/entry box), and can reach in to grab a billet or dump out the entire contents and choose one.
In either case you control the content without ever touching the box!

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Happy to say that we sold out at MINDvention!

Will have new kits ready to go beginning of next week.


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