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by Scott st clair
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CROSS MY PALM
THE KHAOS KEY
Cross My Palm is a 32-page, 6 x 9 – softback book. In it Scott details his, impromptu, reading system based on coins. The book has been very well received by some of mentalism’s most well-known creators and performers, including: Neal Scryer, Richard Webster, Lee Earle, Paul Voudini and Phedon Bilek (see their quotes below).
In the book you will find details on why coins make a useful, powerful and convenient divination tool, before detailing each aspect of the coins that can be used to give a reading – from orientation, to spreads and more. The CMP system allows the reader to give a detailed reading, looking at all the major aspects of a sitter’s life. The book looks at timing events (past, present and future), the relative importance of each area being read, how these relate to each other and whether these areas are set to improve or not. In addition, the CMP system, sets out several, detailed subtleties that serve to enhance the reading given.History,
In over 20 years of giving readings, I found that, depending on audience, one came across several, potential, sitters who did not want a Tarot or palm reading.
For one reason or another (some found the systems too occult, others made connections to films they had seen etc) other people did not want to be read using these systems. Also, I did not always have my Tarot on my person, to give ‘impromptu’ readings. For these reasons, I began to create a system that satisfied several criteria:
The resulting system became Cross My Palm. Since humankind began to notice the passing of time, the change in the seasons and their own mortality we have sought which drive us even today – answers!
We attempt to uncover the unknown, the unknowable.We try to make sense of our past and foretell our future. To this end witchdoctors, shaman, Gypsies and psychics turned to casting. Casting stones, gems, twigs and coins. Runes, Tarot and the I Ching have served throughout the centuries to help us answer our most visceral of questions.
TESTIMONIALS:‘This is a very clever way of doing a reading anywhere anytime, amazing thinking . This is a keeper and well thought out. I love this, it’s brilliant!’ – Neal Scryer
“I’ve experimented with different coin reading systems in the past, but never found one I was completely happy with. Your system is superb! It provides detailed readings covering all the main aspects of the person’s life, and even enables you to time future events. I’ll be using this – in fact I’ve already started!” – Richard Webster
“The Cross My Palm system is both novel and useful and I’m certain it will add some zing to almost any reader’s repertoire. Simple to learn and yet as complex as you care to make it, this one should become a ‘standard’.” – Lee Earle
‘Cross My Palm is the kind of reading system I consider to be close to perfection. Think about it: anytime, anywhere, making sense, easy to understand and learn, fun to perform, using something each of us carry all the time, covering all aspects of life, dealing with past, present and future, identifying the person involved in the reading, and even hinting on the sitter’s personality… You can make it fast -choosing to ignore some aspects- or highly complex -taking all the aspects and details into consideration- depending on the circumstances, or your time, or the venue…
I don’t want to say more, as I don’t want to hint on the system. But Scott’s personality, although I never met him, transpires here. Such attention to details, such clarity in his concise -yet very accurate- explanations. He really squeezed every drop of what could be possible to accomplish, as far as readings are concerned, with coins. Enough. You got the point. I love it. And if you’re into readings, so will you.’ – Phedon Bilek
“I believe Scott’s work opens new dimensions for the Mentalist and every serious entertainer. Buy and savor it. 5-stars.” – Marc Salem
Scott St Clair is definitely “cooking” after his successful release of BloodSucker, the book-test that has become the 2nd all time selling book-test at Stevens Magic behind MOABT. He has the respect of many of his peers who have provided testimonials including but not limited to Steve Drury and Luca Volpe. We at Stevens Magic have an affinity to recognize a prolific mind when we see it – Scott St Clair has it!
Following the release of his book test, BloodSucker, Scott St. Clair is proud to bring to the community his first book, Ratoon. Ratoon is a collection of mentalism effects that are featured in Scott’s actual repertoire. There are no pipe-dreams, this is all workable mentalism.
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“Scott has the synapse necessary to understand what makes mentalism powerful… He acutely understands the power and know-how to make a connection. His thought process is calculated in a beautiful way from someone in the art that has a solid understanding of the fundamentals of mentalism. My prediction – his rise will continue for a long time.” – Neal Scryer.
Hi Mark – As part of PSYCRETS, I obviously come across some great underground talent, and wanted to give you a “head up” about Scott St Clair” – Steve Drury.
This is some of the most enjoyable mentalism I have ever read or tried. All of Scott’s books are to be savored and used. 5-star material, easily adaptable to anyone’s style. If occasional math frightens you, don’t let it — he holds your hand — and makes it as easy as 1 plus 1. I don’t know where Scott St. Clair has been all my life, but I am glad he is in it now. His material is very highly recommended, and used, by me.’ – Marc Salem
Ratoon 2 features more of Scott’s actual performance pieces – nine effects, six based around numbers and on essay. These effects are ALL suitable for the ‘real world’ and are simple and direct in approach. There are no pipe-dreams, this is all workable mentalism.
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MY THOUGHTS:This is an extremely smart book with some real gems in here. The material is not only very clever but also very practical. The book itself is 112 pages with nine routines ranging from a book test to cell phones. The great thing about this book is the effects can be done close-up or on stage or parlor, they are THAT versatile. If you are looking for really solid and audience tested mentalism then this book offers that and more. NIPPIN has become my favorite ‘unlocking’ cell phone effect which offers a unique twist where you touch your finger to the spectator’s finger and you unlock THEIR phone! The structure of this routine makes this an incredibly strong piece and it all happens on their phone. The first part of this routine is the spectator is able to unlock YOUR phone. This is the type of routine you can do anytime and using a borrowed phone. It’s the best version I’ve come across of this type of effect.
Another favourite is a routine called LOGO – this would make an excellent routine for trade-show workers using a companies name. In this case the reveal is LEGO but done in such a clever way using a calculator where you turn a random number chosen by the spectator upside down and it reveals the logo. One of the things I love about Scott’s material is that it can be a stepping stone to other ideas and routines.
There is a beautiful piece at the end of the book called PAPA. This is a great example of weaving a story with a strong piece of mentalism. The method is something we know however there are some additions that would really fool those who know it. I can see this being an extremely powerful piece of mentalism that would really leave an audience with a strong memory of the performance.
You will also learn a great way to do a one-handed switch of a billet. It’s so natural and by simply placing a billet in a spectator’s hand you switch it for another – all using one hand.
Testify is an incredible book test using a Harry Potter book. I have no idea how many books Scott must have gone through to get this working but it really is something very special, and one of the most unusual book tests I’ve seen.
I don’t know where Scott has been hiding all these years but I’m glad he has released some of his work. His thinking behind every routine or ‘tool’ he shares in this book shows somebody who definitely thinks outside the box. From being able to divine pin numbers, reveal a word in a book, to effects using a calendar, post-it-notes and photographs this book will have material every mentalist can use. I can’t wait to see what else Scott has coming out because I’ve become a huge fan. – Paul Romhany – Vanish Magazine
YLEM – condensed state of matter at the creation of the Universe, which became subatomic particles and elements as we understand them today. 2 (historical) Thought to be derived from an ancient Hebrew word meaning, ‘space between heaven and earth’.
YLEM is a collection of tools for the mystery performer. Each tool is described in the form of one of the ten effects in the book, which comprises of two sections. The first section, Genesis, contains five effects based on the concepts of Energy and Fate; the second, Revelations, contains five effects based on the concepts of Sin and Virtue. Energy, Sin and Virtue, if they exist at all, have been around since the dawn of time. The book explores the concept of ‘the space between heaven and earth’, the unknown forces and energies that influence, or even control, our lives. At the end of the book you are given one example of how these tools (or building blocks) can be themed – creating a powerful, full, routine (and offering you an alternative use for some of the tools provided).
YLEM also provides links to the resources used in the effects, including a link to 20 unique and original cards used in some of the effects. Also included is a link to the video page where some of the tools are explained further. YLEM is a 117 page 6×9 hardback.
‘I’ve Become a Huge Fan’ – Paul Romhany (Vanish Magazine)
Praefatio Proceed with Wonder… I have read thousands of mentalism and magic books in my day, but few are as entertaining, useful and vital as Scott’s. Vital is a key word, it makes your mentalism alive and memorable… Scott makes mentalism live. I do not know what his magic spell was, perhaps the combination of unique titles, methods, and effects, but I have reread this book several times before writing this intro. Its impact sustains itself and grows. It’s enchanting in a haunting kind of way, and you can direct it all into your own personal style.
Its originality makes me smile or gasp, his process is unique. You will discover a great deal about yourself as a performer as you read his secrets. Some may be too good to have been written, this is certainly not fluff. Rarely has a book and writer made me wish to explore his earlier work. I feel compelled to read all he has written.
He gives thanks to Steve Drury, one of the deepest thinkers in mentalism and allied arts, and a good friend, but this book is all St. Clair. Please first read the description and follow Scott’s excellent instruction. I want you to then make it your own, and you have a tremendous teacher. I thought there was little new I could learn in this wonder art. I was wrong. This is the work of a brilliant mind. A new way of thinking, a new way of Mentalism. YLEM is a must have tool. It can enhance all your work. I personally use ideas from it, in a different way. You can adapt it to your personal needs. He has found a new form of Mentalism, I guarantee you’ll love it. A no regret purchase!” – Marc Salem
THE KHAOS KEY (Fiction)
The Khaos Key opens doors you never knew existed! The Khaos Key is a rollercoaster of a novel featuring the ex psychology lecturer and trainee priest, turned code breaker, Richard Quartermain. The novel, a mixture of mystery, fantasy and sci-fi, is full of intrigue, suspense and plot twists - taking the reader in one direction before dragging them in another. Richard and his friends are taken on a journey that lays bare to them a mystery older than time. With the Khaos Key, everything changes! The Khaos Key is not what it seems. When you begin reading it you will be sure of its genre, its direction, its meaning. But, like our lives, there are many twists and turns to navigate, questions and pitfalls. Things are not what they may appear! Our lives are full of questions, unknowns. However, what if the unknown could become known? Unlocked?Welcome to The Khaos Key.
Imagine a book test that uses a fully examinable book! That the spectators can read, cover to cover. That they’ll WANT to read cover to cover. That you give out and never take back (until the effect is over).
You don’t need to imagine, TITAN is here! Based on Morgan Robertson’s ‘Futilty’, this book test already has a great backstory and a timeless hook. This novel predates the ill-fated Titanic by over a decade, yet features an unsinkable liner, the largest in the world, that hits an iceberg and sinks. The name of this liner? The Titan!
This, subtly altered, novel is a talking point in its own right. Add in the fact that it contains FIVE forces and you have a winner! But, TITAN goes further—there is a second novel, Frankenstein. This book is customised to allow you to use it in conjunction with the Futility novel, creating a truly powerful piece of mentalism! In addition, this second book contains yet another built in force.
Both books have built in cribs to aid the performer.
But wait, TITAN is the Triple Book Test. The addition of an ungimmicked dictionary allows the use of all THREE books in what is an astonishing closer to any act! Also included is a special, wallet friendly, book test based on the TITAN principle that you can carry with you anywhere.
“Wow! A tremendous amount of thought went into this production and what came out includes completely new (to me) hard-hitting concepts along with evolutions of some of the best from the past (fully credited mind you). The result being one of my favoite booktest – for SURE! There is plenty to get excited about here in terms of content and impact. Equally shocking is the incredible introductory price.” – Paul Romhany (Vanish Magic Magazine)
TITAN comes with BOTH an instructional book and link to a 40min video tutorial. TITAN, the truly Titanic Triple Book Test!
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(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our business
To administer and protect our business and our site (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
To deliver relevant content and advertisements to you and measure and understand the effectiveness of our advertising
(e) Marketing and Communications
Necessary for our legitimate interests to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy
To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
Necessary for our legitimate interests to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our site updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you
Necessary for our legitimate interests to develop our products/services and grow our business
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have:
(i) requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us; or
(ii) if you provided us with your details and ticked the box at the point of entry of your details for us to send you marketing communications; and
(iii) in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or following any opt-out/in guidance on any correspondence at any time
Where you opt-out of receiving our marketing communications, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to find out more about how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please email us at email@example.com
If we need to use your personal data for a purpose unrelated to the purpose for which we collected the data, we will notify you and we will explain the legal ground of processing.
We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.
5. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above:
* Service providers who provide IT and system administration services such as Claranet.
* Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
* HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom and other relevant jurisdictions who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
* Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.
We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
Where there is an express legitimate /mutual interest and consent, we may transfer some data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)
It is acknowledged that countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to personal data and European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.
Two specific US based third-party service providers used are:
* Lulu Press, Inc. – whom some details may be passed onto for publishing and onward delivery of self-published book orders.
* Strikingly, Inc. - whom host all Steve Drury [Sole Trader] business websites. Strikingly also provide secure form data hosting and backup as part of this contracted service.
Both companies’ processes can be made available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
As such their processing of your personal data will technically involve ‘a transfer of data outside the EEA’, however being US based they are expected to meet in-country ‘Privacy Shield’ compliance too. (The Privacy Shield allows US companies, or EU companies working with US companies, to meet this requirement of the GDPR)
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
• We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission; or
• Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or
• Where we use providers based in the United States, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.
If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
Please email us at email@example.com if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
7. DATA SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
8. DATA RETENTION
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see below for further information.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to:
• Request access to your personal data.
• Request correction of your personal data.
• Request erasure of your personal data.
• Object to processing of your personal data.
• Request restriction of processing your personal data.
• Request transfer of your personal data.
• Right to withdraw consent.
You can see more about these rights at:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
10. THIRD-PARTY LINKS
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
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