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Britland, David: The Mind & Magic of David Berglas
©2002 David Britland, David Berglas, Pub. by Hahne, CA
Hardcover, 9x10", 566 pages
The Mind and Magic
              of David Berglas
Image courtesy e-Bay seller gdz2101
David Britland: The Mind and Magic of David Berglas

Comments: From the publisher: "The Mind & Magic of David Berglas is an enlightening account of over 50 years of miracles from the renowned, legendary man of mystery, David Berglas. Here are his adventures on radio, television, in live shows, corporate shows, with stage illusions and consulting on major motion pictures.  Most amazing of all here are his secrets. As carefully recounted and explained by David Britland, here are David Berglas' techniques for his amazing phenomena, including his commercial Magic Square Routine, Newspaper Prediction, Blindfold Routine, ESPacology, chair Balance Routine, and many, many others."

Contents:

11 Introduction by Uri Geller
13 Introduction by Paul Daniels
14 Foreword by Jim Steinmeyer
17 David Berglas (David Britland)

53 The Book, 53

59 The 1950's
59 1. The Picture Post Challenge
72 2. Cresta Run
75 3. The Vanishing Piano
79 4. Magician's Choice
86 5. Musical Mindrcading
91 6. Do-It-Yourself
98 7. Tricky, the Dog
104 8. Riddle of the Sands
109 9. Regulite
113 10. Predicting the FA Cup Final
116 11. Ten Shilling Note
124 12. Underwater Magic
128 13. Teleportation
132 14. Box Over Regent Street

139 The 1960s
139 15. Coin in the Bottle
147 16. The Beach in South Africa
151 17. Revues
152 - The Post Office Sketch
154 - The Estate Agent Sketch
161 18. Card on the Window
165 19. Magic Fingers
168 20. In Town Tonight
172 21. Robby the Robot
178 22. Whales, Cats, Plants
182 23. Turning the Clock Back
189 24. Rocking Horse
199 25. Creda Cookers
204 26. David in the Lion's Den
207 27. Blindfold Drive
212 28. English Electric
218 29. Identikit
225 30. Casino Royale
236 31. Vitonette
242 32. The Table Levitation

253 Opus 13
253 33. Opus 13
259 Palmistry
260 An Interesting Problem with Numbers
261 Memory & Mathematics
267 The Mexican Mat Dance
270 Russian Roulette
272 It's All Done by Hypnosis
276 The Clock Mystery and Lie Detector
279 The Chair Mystery
282 34. The Albert Memorial

287 The 1970s
287 35. A Tilting Ship
291 36. Coloured Discs
297 37. The Press Club Prediction
300 38. Uri Geller
310 39. Cunard International
314 40. Chair Balance
320 41. Blindfold Routine

332 Man, Myth & Magic
332 42. Man, Myth & Magic
332 The Hendon Classic Show
334 Introduction
334 Are You Sitting Comfortably?
338 Shall We Open the Box?
338 Number Three is ESP
342 Coincidental Colours
342 3 or 4 Words of Hundreds of Thousands
342 Can You Solve this Puzzle?
344 Memories are Made of This
349 A Touch of Black Magic
349 Seance
349 This Glass Contains Spirits
352 The Powers of Darkness
354 Spirit Message, Modern Style
355 Seeing is Believing
358 Voodoo. Witchcraft or...
358 The Monk Transposition
362 Part Three
364 Would You Make a Reliable Witness?
368 Your Finger on the Pulse
371 Shock Tactics
372 Razor Sharp
373 Put Your Best Foot Forward
374 Finale
377 Questions and Answers
379 Variation: The Mechanical Band Opening

383 The 1980's
383 43. Time and Light
387 44. Pear in a Bottle
390 45. Synchro Time
393 46. Mini Metro Launch
397 47. Contact Mindreading
403 48. The Knight's Tour
408 49. Pickpocketing: The Watch Finale
419 50. The Newspaper Prediction
424 The Newspapers
424 The Proof
425 The Performance
426 Choosing the Page
426 Tearing the Paper
429 51. ESPacology
437 52. Matchmaker
443 53. Sweetings
448 54. Mathemagic
448 Add Infinitum
450 Method 1
450 Method 2
451 Method 3
452 Today's Date
455 Cryptomania
457 55. Magic Squares
465 Constructing Magic Squares
466 The Personalised Birthday Square
470 56. DRUM

478 The Mind of David Berglas
478 57. The Mind of David Berglas
480 The Christmas Show
481 The Watch Steal
486 Christmas Card Prediction
487 Hot Foil
488 Christmas Card Prediction Finale
490 The Series
491 Breaking the Chain
494 The Quizzing Glass
497 Te Bah Pla and Name Discovery
500 Drinks Prediction
501 Quartered Magic Square
507 The Human Calendar
511 Epilogue

518 Berglas on Cards
518 58. Think of a Card
524 59. Think of a Card Plus
527 60. The Berglas Effect
527 Any Card at Any Number
529 Jazz Magic
531 A Foundation for Miracles
533 The Bridge
535 Expect the Unexpected
536 The Psychology of Numbers
537 On Stage
538 Pointing the Effect
538 A Different Presentation
539 Sheer Devilment
540 An Interlude
541 In Conclusion

543 Final Thoughts by David Berglas
543 Mystery and Imagination
544 Style and Image
545 The Impossible or Too Impossible
546 Reaching an Audience
547 The Television Medium
549 Creating Mysteries Off the Stage
551 Opportunities and Personalities
552 Decision to Retire
555 My Family
557 With Many Thanks
558 A Final Story

560 The Man in the Glass

562 Index



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