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The Magic Square - Tricking Your Way to Mental Superpowers (Faking Smart Book 3) Kindle Edition

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"If you want to know about the 'magic square', a classic of magic and mentalism, then you really can't go wrong with this Kindle book.

The basic effect is: a spectator is asked for a random number and you, the magician, quickly fill up a four-by-four matrix with seemingly-random numbers. None of these numbers is the spectator's selection, however, when you add the rows, columns, corner numbers, quadrants, etc they all total the spectator's choice. Sounds impressive? If you've ever seen it performed, then you'll know that it is!

The teaching style is clear and concise and the book is written in a friendly and humorous way. At 30 pages, there is no fat in this book, and everything taught is straight to the point." - Dr Jon D. Holt

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The Magic Square is a super easy trick to learn.

It's as easy as learning a phone number, and the effect is incredible.

You will not be disappointed...

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  • File Size: 2864 KB
  • Print Length: 45 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 20, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085098SW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Famous stuntman, professional dancer, chess grandmaster, rocket surgeon, philosopher, physicist, and nudist. Lewis is most famous for being the lead singer of the 90's band Soulful Repetitions.

Lewis' life goal is to set loose an army of self-replicating robots, but right now he writes books he wishes existed already. This is why he writes them.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Thasha Brown on May 28, 2012
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better explanation than most books on mentalism. funny prose, clear illustrations on my kindle. the technique really is easy to learn.
very nicely done, Mr. Smile!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Wiggs on July 23, 2012
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Simple but very effective, this classic trick will have your friends and family amazed at your magic powers! I tried it for some slightly inebriated pals at a party, and they thought it was incredible - mwah hwah hwah!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Phantom-X on July 25, 2014
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Here's what I love about this book: It delivers exactly what it promised. It has one main point, it writes about that one main point very well, and there is no fluff. If this book was anything like most of the other eBooks I've read lately, it should have had 2 or 3 chapters telling you "why this is such a cool trick" or trying to convince you to really learn it, or blah blah blah.

Nope. The author gets right to the point. He teaches you the technique quickly, gives you a few examples, and tells you to go have fun! I also admired the books humorous nature. It's funny because it's so down to earth, and it doesn't try to pretend to be anything it's not.

So what is this technique? It's basically a mathematical trick that allows you to create a "magic square". A magic square is a square full of numbers that add up to a specific number. It adds up to that number if you add the numbers across the rows horizontally, vertically, and in a bunch of other configurations. You basically ask your participant to give you a number, and then you can create this square in seconds (with a bit of practice). It would definitely impress almost everybody, and it's a great trick to learn for that very reason!

Well done, sir. I will check out your other books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Greene on December 8, 2013
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This is a great impromptu piece of mentalism, but not by itself.

I never really understood how powerful this could be until watching an old episode of "the Mind of David Burglas" one night. The way he presented it on stage was stunning.

The basic mathematical foundation is thoroughly explained in this manuscript, and as a tricky little puzzle, is really good just the way it is explained. However, to make it an exceptional piece of performance takes significantly more.

I performed it the way this book suggested and several unexpected factors came into play that reduced the impact of what I expected. I found the flaws, implanted some very personal information and mystical suggestions, and now it is an extremely powerful piece of my impromptu arsenal. It lingers in the mind of my audience and they approach me days, even weeks afterward wondering what kind of cosmic information I tapped into when I did the performance for them.

I will be happy to discuss my additions with you at [...] . But for this review, just suffice it to say that this trick is really good, but only as a starting point to something that can be phenomenal.

Bobby EMERALDI
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. C.K.Griffin on December 14, 2012
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This is further proof that things that look complex are actually pretty simple. This will help me teach that numbers can be fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jim Samuels on February 14, 2014
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It's fast! It's amazing! If you like amazing math presentations, this one's for you. I thoroughly enjoyed both the effect, and the writing style. I believe you will too. Buy it. Learn it. Perform it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Evan (Equilar) on December 19, 2014
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It's nice to know one trick - that's worth $3 in my opinion. I wouldn't consider this a "finale" trick, as the author suggests, but any trick is probably 80% showmanship, so I get that this could be made impressive. It's a useful algorithm, like quickly solving a Rubik's cube, but I expected a technique that could be applied to multiple tricks – it is not that. I felt a bit misled by the reviews and title.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Hernandez on June 7, 2014
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It was so simple to learn that I (this guy <---) was able to learn it in 10 minutes. The author was funny the whole way through, im about to friend request him right now.
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