Illuminating Ideas Andrew Woo, a Toronto magician, is a seasoned performer who was featured in The Linking Rings, in a "One-Man Parade" in 2013. Currently he is a monthly columnist in The Linking Rings publication under the heading "Simple Diversions".
Enjoy his original thinking through various methodologies applied to the Art of Magic. Let's take a look at what Illuminating Ideas has to offer:
Letters from Paris ~ A mentalist effect that utilizes a well-known methodology. However, it is draped in a story about a magician's trip to Paris, France. The effect is brought to life using beautiful Stamps as its medium.
Simply Sight ~ A highly guarded routine is finally EXPOSED!!! This is one of the most dramatic and straightforward person to person messaging systems. There is a built-in security coding procedure that will prevent any keen onlookers from deciphering the methodology.
The Oracle Board ~ Many of us will recognize the "Ouija Board" effect of which this is based. In Andrew's version it is used in a spooky manor to reveal a spectator's selected card. A completely new designed board is included for immediate use.
Nellens Eye Chart ~ Combining an eye chart test with a pick-a-card effect produces a very odd revelation. Everything is included in the book to make the magic ultra visual!
The Mystery of Anrn ~ Is a story about an ancient Egyptian Goddess who passes on to the afterlife. The local community gathers to implement their common burial practice which transforms this card effect into a theatrical piece. A real magician fooler inspired by the late great Dr. Ken Krenzel.
Uno, Dos, Tres Rise ~ Three cards are removed from a small wallet. The backs and the fronts of the cards are cleanly shown. The Two of Hearts now become sandwiched in between two other cards. With a magical gesture the Two of Hearts eerily rises from between the cards. This effect has fooled many magicians due to its clean displays and the use of only a few cards.
Benson Bowl Tribute ~ A stylish routine using a shrimp serving bowl in a classic reinterpretation of a standard cup and bowl effect. You may ask why a shrimp bowl? Take a look at the effect in detail to realize its many advantages.
Super Sized Surprise ~ This is one of Andrew's most favorite kids trick. A common kid's meal box from your local fast food restaurant is the apparatus for telling a story in which the end resulted in a production of food and drink. This effect was once performed for 300 kids and their families to much jubilation.
Pages: 73 - 8.50" x 11" - over 340 photos, 23 effects/slights, - PDF FORMAT