In Beyond Deception, Tobias Beckwith offers ideas and techniques which performers at all levels can use to create truly original and personalized magic. Drawing on long experience directing and observing world class performers of all kinds, Beckwith has drawn together not only fascinating theories about how a performer creates, but a series of sure-fire techniques and exercises guaranteed to jumpstart each magician's creative process.
FROM THE FOREWORD BY BOB FITCH -
If you are desperate to create your own special brand of magic, then this book is a must read! It can change your mind about your own abilities. It can motivate you to try harder; to be more freely creative without risking fear of failure; to never say "I can't!" and to have fun doing it. The efforts you put forth following the concepts and exercises in this book will create win-win results for you. So if inspiration and discovery of new ideas are what you're looking for. Look no further!
"If you are desperate to create your own special brand of magic, then this book is a must read! It can change your mind about your own abilities. It can motivate you to be more freely creative without fear of failure; to never say 'I can't' and to have fun doing it...It is not only conceptual, but practical; giving you exercises that will free your imagination and get you out of your head and into the real world...to increase your awareness and help you to believe, even more in yourself and your creative abilities"
"There are hundreds of books out there with thousands of tricks - but precious few on how to turn those tricks into meaningful and original entertainment. This book is one of the few, based in Tobias' twenty years of experience directing and nurturing the careers of some of the most innovative acts in magic. If you're serious about taking your magic to the next level, read it and start doing the exercises now!"
"Inside these pages are practical tools for magicians at all levels. Tobias teaches you how to give more impact to material you already perform. Light your creative bonfire now - read the book!"
Pages 123 - Hardbound