DARK ENERGY SECRETS - Abbotts Complete Book Of Halloween

DARK ENERGY SECRETS - Abbotts Complete Book Of Halloween
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The most complete book on Halloween and Halloween magic ever conceived. Over 500 pages and well over 500 pictures and drawings that make the information that must easier to absorb. The entire book is also a book test for the mentalist.A brief look at what to expect from this incredible new book on not only Halloween magic but Halloween in general.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN

Why a section on Halloween history? Two reasons, first to help with patter as there are many many stories here and second to help with promotion material (more on that in the book). The history is divided into 4 sections, Halloween early years, Halloween comes to America, The American Spook Show and Abbotts & Halloween.

HALLOWEEN PARTY BASICS

We cover all the bases here and provide you everything you need should you decide to host your own Halloween party. Whether you are interested in hosting a Halloween party at home or whether you are interested in a larger event such as a hall, the information here is very in depth and includes Party Basics, Scheduling, Menu, Lighting, Audio/Visual, and Costume Contest.

INSIDE DECORATING TIPS

All sorts of good information to help your decorations actually, in some cases, enhance your magic so that the decorating and magic are inseparable. Some of the chapters include Decorating with scene setters, Decorating with Digital Decor, Decorating a break through the wall, etc.

INTERACTIVE HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

With an introduction from Al the Only (from Graveyard Tour fame and this section even has a chapter on setting up your own graveyard), this is an exciting section that includes Haunted House Tours, Photobooths, Fortune Telling, Palmistry, Cold Reading, Tarot Cards, Fortune Cookies, Electric Chairs, Mind Reading Phantasmo, and much more.

PARTY ACTIVITY - ENCHANTED PRINTS

If you are doing magic for kids or hosting a party this chapter gives you printouts and instruction for making activity folders for kids and includes various magic effects including Monster Matrix, Spooky Word Cut, The Reaper, Skullduggery, Monster Movies, and many more.

FUN PARTY SEANCE STUNTS

Host your own seance with these stunts, bring spooks into your event, or host an expose about fraudulent mediums of the past. Its all here including Rapping Hands, Talking Skulls, Giving a Sign, In Freddys Hat, Spirit Validation, Quija Outdone, Raising Tables, and much more.

PUMPKIN TABLE SÉANCE & STUNTS

A special section that shows how to use a "pumpkin table" (more about this in the book) to enhance several effects and stunts such as Spirit Photography, Spirit Slates, Spirit Payday, Spooky Messages, and several more.

SPIRIT CABINETS

Eleven different style spirit cabinets are throughly explained in this chapter, some are small like Sefalaljia, Schwocko, and Pogo, while others are larger such as Thurston, Rapp, and Skeleton. Some of these were designed in the 1800's while others as recent as a few years ago.

HALLOWEEN PARTY STUNTS

These are effects you can do to entertain at a Halloween event including One For The Kids, Napkin Levitation, Halloween Songs, Haunted Hank, Spirit Knot, Haunted Enigma, Pumpkin Mystery and many more. This section also gives 2 different ways on how to use the special qualities of this book as a Book Test.

COMPLETE HALLOWEEN ACTS

These effects require much practice and, in some cases, an assistant. Careers have been made on some of these acts including an enhanced section on the Floating Zombie Ball, Hellstromism, Hypnotism, Haunted Hank, Curse of Pharaoh, and two (regular and advanced) Second Sight acts.

HALLOWEENS GREATEST SECRET

No secret here as we take you through the Peppers Ghost effect (both history and principle) and give some effects that use that principle that you can make yourself including X Ray Human, Frame of Life and Death, and even the Girl to Gorilla.

HALLOWEEN HOME ILLUSIONS

Percy Abbott used to refer to these as "Illusionettes" and they can be performed in most dwellings that do not have a formal stage and include effects like Gravity Zero, Shrunken Head, Dancing Skeleton Feet, Stocks of Zanzibar, Silk Serpant, and many other small illusions.

PUTTING THE TRICK INTO THE TREAT

Magic for trick or treaters requires certain qualities and these effects certainly do that, whether we are talking about the quick hitting chopper effects like Disecto, Guillotines, and Monster Chopper or the more "cerebral" Carnevil displays such as Spidora, Headless Woman, and Exorcist Girl.

HALLOWEEN HALL ILLUSIONS

An introduction from David Seebach (of the long running Illusion in the Night show) plus his comments on 9 of the illusions that he has performed at his Halloween stage show. Bump in the Night, Artist Nightmare, Gallows, Pumpkin Basket, and many others.

A LOOK AT OTHER SPOOKY EFFECTS

A look at other commercial magic besides Abbott's that has a Halloween theme or can be worked into a Halloween show. 40 other effects are looked at in this section to help you put together the perfect Halloween show this year.