Edmundson, Gerald: The Ostrich Factor: A Practice Guide for Magicians
2004, Published by Gerald Edmundson
Softcover, comb-bound, 8.5x11", 81 pages

Available from: http://www.geraldedmundson.com
Edmunson: The Ostrich Factor
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Comments (Gerald Edmundson):  What can we do to make our performances everything they can be? The answer is easy! We can practice creatively, systematically, intelligently and apply the well-known ancient axioms. But that is easier said than done. The Ostrich Factor book explains how to approach these challenges in practice, rehearsal and performance. This book can help anyone who wants to use their time efficiently, practice creatively, rehearse intelligently and pursue that persistent illusive goal: perfection.


3 Chapter One: The Mental Image
11 Chapter Two: The Sleights
23 Chapter Three: Attention Control
33 Chapter Four: Misdirection
41 Chapter Five: Plan the Movements
49 Chapter Six: Plan the Patter
61 Chapter Seven: Put It Together
71 Chapter Eight: The Help File
77 Chapter Nine: Closing Thoughts