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The Alchemical Tools

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This tome of 396 pages explains how you can make your magic transform into miracles.

Paul shares with you some of his best kept secrets from the world of Psychology, so that you never have to have a lacklustre response ever again.

Over 50 Psychological methods are discussed in full detail. As well as the powerful Psychology included in the first 250 pages, you also receive a number of strong effects.

Effects include:

At the Doors of Perception:

A deck of cards is never touched by the Mentalist. The volunteer secretly selects a card and shuffles it into the other cards. After the deck has been shuffled by the person the Mentalist is then able to remove one card from the deck; it is the spectators.

  •    No Forces
  •    No Stacks
  •    Genuinely shuffled by the volunteer
  •    Cards can be borrowed


A thought of card effect, where you have a 1/6.5 chance of guessing the card that the volunteer is thinking of.

  •    No Forces
  •    No Pre-Show
  •    No Writing Down

Insightful Sequence:

The numbers 1-10 are written onto 10 business cards. The volunteer is asked a number of questions in order to psychologically profile her. After some mental calculations the Mentalist writes a secret number onto a piece of paper, then folds it up and gives it to the volunteer. The cards are also reordered based on the information that the volunteer provides.

The volunteer then chooses what order the cards are placed in to. When the volunteer opens up the piece of paper, the number sequence of the cards matches the sequence predicted on the paper.

  •    No Forces
  •    No Switches
  •    The volunteer makes free choices
  •    Once the prediction is made it is never touched by the Mentalist

Killer-Hertz (kHz):

Five ESP cards are given to a group of four people. The Mentalist turns around and faces away from the group. Each person selects a card leaving the Mentalist with the not chosen card left upon a table. Before the Mentalist turns around he/she removes a sealed envelope from his/her pocket, and throws it onto the table.

Whilst the cards are all hidden, the Mentalist turns around and correctly guesses what every person has selected. The envelope on the table is opened by a volunteer and an ESP card, matching the ESP card left for the Mentalist, is found within. On the ESP card a note states, “I am always left with the circle!”

  •    No Forces
  •    No Pre-Show
  •    No Writing Down
  •    No Glimpses
  •    No Marked Cards

Thus Spake Zarathustra:

 Paul shares six of his most guarded cold reading secrets. If you do not include any cold reading at all, these little gems will inspire you to start doing so.

Paul concludes this book with a number of essays and thoughts on the subject of Mentalism and Psychology.

Get the strong miracle reactions that you deserve!

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Product Type

Perfect Bound, Softback Book


Self, Close-Up, Group

Skill Level

Easy, Medium, Hard


Concepts, Methods, Effects


This book will be signed by the author, to the name of the buyer unless otherwise stated.

6 reviews for "The Alchemical Tools"

  1. :

    Paul Brook’s books blow my mind. They are filled with new presentations and brain-twisting methods!

    The mystical covers of of the “Brook- Books”, burst open with fresh ideas and provocative applications.

    I am proud to have these volumes in my collection of arcane arts…. Reading them is an inspiration!

  2. :

    Imagine being able to sit down with a true professional, in every sense of the word, and picking his brains about the real ins and outs of performing for real people in real situations, the rough with the smooth… this book would be the outcome of that conversation and so so much more.

    I am really struggling to put into words how impressed I am that Paul has taken the time to break this down into such a simple manor to allow anyone, who is willing to become the best they can be, to completely raise their game!

    What Paul Brook has written is the closest we, as mentalists, will get to that mirror we all require to not only improve our routines, but more importantly, ourselves as individuals in a professional performing context.

    Paul should be congratulated on taking the time to write for us what I truly consider to be a book which will long be remembered with the other classics of our art.

  3. :

    It sounds like parabola, but this book changed the way I think about performance. It’s like Paul has already thought all the things I’ve been trying to think up, and conveniently put the into book form, saving me a lot of effort in coming up with it myself.

  4. (verified owner):

    I just recently got this after hearing a lot of things about it. In fact, I was taught an effect from it and that alone justifies purchasing this book.

    But as I am reading through it, I am amazed with its content. Keep in mind, this is heavy on theory but this is relevant and practical theory.

    Reading the introduction alone made me wish I had this book when I started out. I made the same mistakes. I took the same route. But still, this book is challenging me to come up with answers to questions I avoided asking for a long time.

    If you want to be a better performer I highly recommend this book. It has the tools, just go ahead and pick them up!

  5. :

    This book is my first introduction to Paul Brook works, what an eye opener and thought spinning book, it is trully is able to make us becoming our own Alchemist

    I based my own TV Show from this book and yes there is lots of Nuggets between the lines

    my copy is already beaten down with lots of underlining and dog eared, it has been read and re-read many times an this book is my compas since there is lots of “Latest and Greatest” out there in the magicdom and I use the thinking from this book as away to help me select what to be use and what to be ignore

    this book is one of my secret weapon, along with the classic like The Jinx, Mind Myth and Magick and Maximum Entertainment

    thank god this “Alchemical Tool” was not offer in the standard magicshop like other books


  6. (verified owner):

    This book is DANGEROUS !!! The concepts released in this bibble allow you to control….maybe the universe.
    Read it without moderation.

    Dr KREPS

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