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You and Me and the Devil Makes Three by John Wilson

$104.00

If there was a word to describe John Wilson, it’d be ‘Big Stick Energy’. We realise this is not a single word – but Ben’s already called dibs on ‘genius’.

Originally credited to Teddy Roosevelt, the words ‘speak softly and carry a big stick’ could not describe John and his work more aptly. His unassuming demeanour hides a profound mind and prodigious understanding of the art – while his magic itself packs the kind of wallop that leaves audiences stunned.

‘You and Me and the Devil Makes Three’ unveils the clandestine world of John Wilson, combining essays, free-thinking and impeccably crafted moments into a single bound collection. Not merely a compendium of magic, it’s a revelation; a journey crafted by a mind that thrives in the shadows, waiting to emerge into the spotlight. 

Delivery: Printed 6 x 9 Book. 100 pages. 32 Black and White Illustrations by Brooke Opie. Edited by Jared Kopf.

John Wilson, perhaps magic’s best-kept secret, invites you to join the ranks of those in the know. 'You and Me and The Devil Makes Three' is not just a book; it's a key to unlocking a world of new heights, where every page turns into a portal of possibilities.

This is an introduction to Wilson's unique perspective on magic – a blend of simplicity and impact. Dive into unforgettable routines; where a coin captures emotions, rapid calculation skills are showcased, separate reds and blacks in a borrowed deck, and deliver eerily accurate cradle-to-grave readings built solely on a spectator’s lies.

Contents:

Routines

Essays

  • The Parabola - In which the spectator cuts to their selection
  • Euler and Water – In which the performer exhibits superhuman skill at math
  • The Hypnotic Coin Bend - In which a spectator’s hatred causes a coin to bend in their hand. Inspired by Skin from Ben Earl
  • Dream Catcher – In which a dream written on a card and placed in a wallet is divined)
  • Outer This World – In which the colors of the first thirteen cards of a shuffled deck are predicted
  • 1.5 Card Q&A - In which a spectator tells lies about a chosen card, yet still has it identified by the performer, who then proceeds into a cold reading
  • Down Under Control - In which a named card is seamlessly controlled to the bottom.
  • Plucker - In which a card is impossibly stolen from the middle of a spectator’s riffle shuffle.
  • The Carrollton Opener - In which a spectator experiences the same phenomenon in two different ways, a revamped and psychological ‘Chicago Opener’.
  • The Mirror - In which a spectator constructs an impossible coincidence with the performer.
  • A Healing Induction - In which a spectator is cured of an ailing thought.
  • A Number and a Card - In which a thought of card is found at a thought of number.
  • Sl(e)ight Levitation - In which a pen levitates on the performer’s hand, without thread or magnets.
  • Touches - In which a spectator feels the performer’s non-existent touch in real-time. It’s what all other PK touch routines wish they were.
  • A Prediction - In which the magician conducts a reading using any three objects placed in front of them, and predicts which item the spectator chooses.

Essays

  • The Path of Broken Hearts
  • On Confrontation
  • The Superman Problem
  • The Real Secret
  • Emotional Content
  • The Method of Faith
  • Tropes
  • Proof
  • Definition
  • The Magic of Words
  • Reading Readings
  • The Way to Loneliness


Are you ready to embrace the extraordinary, to enthral others, and to become part of the enchantment? The devil may make three, but the magic is infinite.

Note: This is an initial limited release that will sell out quickly. It is an omnibus collection of Volumes 1 and 2 - and the impossible-to-find Volume 3. If you missed your chance, sign up to be notified ready for the next release window.