Jabberwocky by Tony Shiels
A Book That Delves Deep Into Some Of Mentalism & Magic’s Most Guarded SecretsJabberwocky is a conglomeration of mentalism, mind reading, bizarre magic, strange, weird, and spooky magic that’s also sprinkled with a rich tradition of storytelling by Tony Shields. More commonly known as “Doc,” Tony was a British magician who made a powerful name for himself as a performing magician in the 1960s. As a stage performer Doc understood all too well how easy it is to lose an audience, especially if there is a skeptic in the crowd. One of his most effective ways of dealing with this was to keep the audience on their toes, while also adding a little bit of a dark touch of comedy to the stories he was infusing throughout his magic act.Doc Shields Lost WritingOver the years Doc Shields was known to let the cat out of the bag in his vibrant writings. This helped him translate his presence beyond the stage to aspiring magicians, mentalists and performing artists of all stripes. Jabberwocky represents a collection of some of Doc’s lost writings and cherished ideas. Since it is a collection of different gimmicks, tricks and performances throughout the course of his life, you get the feeling that you’re reading abstract art as much as it is intuition.