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by Leonard Hevia
December 4th, 2017, 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

But if you add it to the magic and gambling books Gallaway had in his library it supports the notion that he was interested in that subject. Chris--are you trying to sneak that by again? There is no evidence that Gallaway owned more than one magic book-- The Expert. The statement - "Edward Gal...
by Leonard Hevia
December 3rd, 2017, 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

lybrary wrote:But if you add it to the magic and gambling books Gallaway had in his library it supports the notion that he was interested in that subject.


Chris--are you trying to sneak that by again? There is no evidence that Gallaway owned more than one magic book--The Expert.
by Leonard Hevia
December 3rd, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

I find it intriguing that in "The Divining Rod" Erdnase presents what we now consider the Malini Card Stab as an expedition to mine precious metals: "Prominent among these superior accomplishments was the mysterious power of divining the presence of water or minerals that lay hidden f...
by Leonard Hevia
December 3rd, 2017, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

For some reason it never went from video to DVD. A great documentary, I consider it the companion to Ben's Vernon bio.
by Leonard Hevia
December 2nd, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

An interesting item about Eugene Edwards, who Chris claims is a pseudonym for Edward Gallaway. In the first chapter of Jack Pots , Edwards explains "What is Poker--Its Origin, and Why We Like It." Discussing how America monopolizes the game, he disparages the Germans , British, and French ...
by Leonard Hevia
December 2nd, 2017, 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

What is the publication date of the Gallaway writing samples that Dr. Olsson examined? I am sure Mullins will figure it out for you, because you don't seem to be capable to even answer the most simple questions. Translation : I'm not going to share the publication date of the Gallaway writing sampl...
by Leonard Hevia
December 2nd, 2017, 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

The fact that Gallaway even owned a copy of The Expert can possibly disqualify him from Olsson's study. If the Gallaway writing samples submitted to Dr. Olsson are dated after the publication of Expert , then we can't be sure that its contents did not influence his writing style. If Gallaway is not ...
by Leonard Hevia
December 2nd, 2017, 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

No--blisters do not create smooth hands. Agreed, another reason why Sanders is an unlikely Erdnase. According to Smith he had skin smoother than any woman. Wrong--blisters heal and smooth hands become smooth once again. If Sanders was Erdnase, his hands would have had plenty of time to heal smoothl...
by Leonard Hevia
December 2nd, 2017, 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

Am sore all over, blisters on hands, ... Are those the blisters that create those smooth hands Smith is talking about? No--blisters do not create smooth hands. They heal fairly quickly and leave no visible scars. Hands that were smooth become smooth once again. Having competed in my high school gym...
by Leonard Hevia
December 2nd, 2017, 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

You should really read Olsson's report which quite frankly leaves no room for Sanders being Erdnase. He writes: "In my opinion, Sanders is a most unlikely candidate for authorship of Expert." Any linguist will tell you that poems can't be compared to technical prose. Whatever funny poems ...
by Leonard Hevia
December 1st, 2017, 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

If anybody can pull together a portfolio of W.E. Sanders writings I am more than happy to include it in my ongoing textual analysis. I do have parts of his diaries and two of his mine timbering articles. "Since you haven't read Olsson's study you do not know which of Sander's texts were includ...
by Leonard Hevia
December 1st, 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

Who else should have been included to make the study that much better? Perhaps not "who else" but what else should have been included to make the study that much better. I don't believe that Sanders was given a fair shake in the writing sample submitted to Dr. Olsson. If nothing more than...
by Leonard Hevia
November 28th, 2017, 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

What for? You have already stated on your website that you solved the mystery. Contrary to that you now write here about advancing the hunt for Erdnase. What is the point of that rubbish on your website? As I stated I am convinced that Gallaway is Erdnase and I am certainly within my rights to expr...
by Leonard Hevia
November 28th, 2017, 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

I find this a much more productive discussion, something that will move the search forward, than to argue about what we feel is an important fact and what is not. You or my feelings shouldn't matter. If we can develop estimates, reasonable boundaries, informed by whatever numbers and historical fac...
by Leonard Hevia
November 27th, 2017, 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

lybrary wrote:
Leonard Hevia wrote:And yet you don't know whether or not Gallaway had any magic books in his library.

He did.


One text? The Expert? Surely even you would agree that a well rounded magician would have more than just one magic book in his library.
by Leonard Hevia
November 27th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

The level of negativity, and the often completely baseless and ridiculous critique, Edward Gallaway's case and my work has created on this forum is the best measure for the strength of the Gallaway case. He is a threat to the old opinions. If he wouldn't make such a good case there wouldn't be the ...
by Leonard Hevia
November 26th, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

Before you make any big statements about my work you should at least read my free newsletter, and better yet my ebook "The Hunt for Erdnase: and the path to Edward Gallaway" https://www.lybrary.com/the-hunt-for-erdnase-and-the-path-to-edward-gallaway-p-673843.html What for? Having read th...
by Leonard Hevia
November 26th, 2017, 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

A university professor would mark that with a red pen and request a citation for that statement. Boy am I lucky you are not a university professor. But you don't need luck in your scholarly efforts. The only thing required is to preface your statements with "So and so might possibly be..."...
by Leonard Hevia
November 26th, 2017, 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

Leonard -- In other words, Chris still has no evidence that Gallaway performed magic as part of his circus career. But you knew that, didn't you. Yeah--pretty much. Having recently looked at Chris's website I saw a runaway statement that Eugene Edwards is Gallaway, on top of the claims that Gallawa...
by Leonard Hevia
November 26th, 2017, 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

And what exactly did Gallaway do at the circus for three years? Gallaway says he was the orator and worked in front of the tent. We also have evidence of him managing a sideshow at a county fair. Given Gallaway's background in the print industry I would assume he was involved with marketing the cir...
by Leonard Hevia
November 26th, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

Dude, you should read more carefully Perhaps you should read more carefully as well...dude. You still haven't answered my question(s): Is there any scholarly evidence to support your assertion that Eugene Edwards was Gallaway beyond any linguistic comparisons or your hunch? Do you consider scholarl...
by Leonard Hevia
November 26th, 2017, 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

Chris claims that Eugene Edwards is another pseudonym of Edward Gallaway. This must have been the bombshell he had alluded to in his newsletter. Beyond an interest in gambling shared by both, is there any scholarly evidence to support this assertion? Does the evidence, if there is any, go beyond lin...
by Leonard Hevia
November 25th, 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

This is a brief excerpt of Dr. Wasshuber's ad for his $45.00 PDF on Gallaway: One of the first and most active Erdnase hunters was well-known science writer, puzzle expert, and magician Martin Gardner, who erroneously thought he identified cardshark and murderer Milton Franklin Andrews as being Erdn...
by Leonard Hevia
November 25th, 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 431
Views: 10262

Re: Ennobling Magic

jkeyes1000 wrote:If audiences trust you, it is because they presume that you are honest in your direct statements. Undermine that trust and you forfeit your rep, not fortify it.


Yes--if you get caught. Don't get caught. Eugene Burger wrote a great essay on getting caught in a back issue of Genii.
by Leonard Hevia
November 25th, 2017, 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

At least he had magic and gambling books in his library. E.S. Andrews or W.E. Sanders had none as far as we can tell. On that point Gallaway shows more Erdnasian traits than these two. What magic books did Gallaway have in his library? W.E. Sanders and E.S. Andrews show more Erdnasian traits than G...
by Leonard Hevia
November 25th, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 431
Views: 10262

Re: Ennobling Magic

Do you not think that we could elevate the respectability of Magic by sticking to visual illusions and dispensing with deliberate misstatements? No--a good lie that is thoughtfully applied in your presentation can raise the conviction of your magic. As Professor Hoffmann pointed out: "...it is...
by Leonard Hevia
November 24th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

Important to note that Chris doesn't have any other convincing facts linking Gallaway to Erdnase beyond Gallaway owning a copy of EATCT, which makes Bill's post all that much more relevant. I guess you have been sleeping at the wheel. Here are a couple facts for you to contemplate: - documentary pr...
by Leonard Hevia
November 23rd, 2017, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Movie Magic: The Larry Thornton Collection
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Movie Magic: The Larry Thornton Collection

It's great to see a young Mike Skinner.
by Leonard Hevia
November 22nd, 2017, 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

I expected nothing from Chris's assertions that Gallaway was Erdnase. Most of his circumstantial evidence isn't compelling enough. He still has not answered my question as to whether or not Gallaway owned more than one magic book, which is The Expert. Bill Mullins pointed out that Chris had no evide...
by Leonard Hevia
November 22nd, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1469

Re: Devilish

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by Leonard Hevia
November 20th, 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Baker RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Steve Baker RIP

Richard Kaufman wrote:Charles Manson, on the other hand, is good and dead.


Where will he spend eternity? Location, location, location.
by Leonard Hevia
November 20th, 2017, 1:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Baker RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Steve Baker RIP

I believe Cassidy is still alive but in critical condition. Fame truly is a fleeting and empty goal.
by Leonard Hevia
November 18th, 2017, 10:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bob Swadling Changing Card
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: Bob Swadling Changing Card

Jonathan Townsend wrote: ...and yes you probably want to do a BoTop to manage the "after" as well.


The muggles will be burning your hands like hawks when that gaffed card lands back. It better be a good BoTop change for the clean up.
by Leonard Hevia
November 18th, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bob Swadling Changing Card
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: Bob Swadling Changing Card

A topchange? That might get the method rolling... but alone is not enough manage that startling midair change - of a card which is shown front and back both before and after. Yep--don't forget to hand the card to the muggles after that startling change. A souvenir of the magical experience they can...
by Leonard Hevia
November 17th, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bob Swadling Changing Card
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: Bob Swadling Changing Card

I saw this Swadling trick on eBay a few years ago. I believe that a good top change can get the job done. The gaff is best used only if the effect cannot be duplicated by sleight of hand.
by Leonard Hevia
November 12th, 2017, 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

For Gallaway we know even more. We know he had an interest in sleight of hand with cards, because he had card magic and gambling books in his library. Chris--are you saying here that Gallaway owned more than one card magic book? Beyond The Expert , did he own any more books on card magic? Chris--yo...
by Leonard Hevia
November 12th, 2017, 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

lybrary wrote:For Gallaway we know even more. We know he had an interest in sleight of hand with cards, because he had card magic and gambling books in his library.


Chris--are you saying here that Gallaway owned more than one card magic book? Beyond The Expert, did he own any more books on card magic?
by Leonard Hevia
November 11th, 2017, 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

Since pretty much everybody played cards one way or another during the 19th century, essentially everybody had a deck of cards in their hands. For Gallaway we know even more. We know he had an interest in sleight of hand with cards, because he had card magic and gambling books in his library. Nothi...
by Leonard Hevia
November 11th, 2017, 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

Because a cardshark is a cheat, a crook, a criminal. It is not in their interest to be found out. It is typical magician's thinking. We love cardsharks, we adore them, we idolize them, we seek them out, we try to learn from them. The rest of the people think they are crooks. To them it is obvious t...
by Leonard Hevia
November 10th, 2017, 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5420
Views: 1899080

Re: ERDNASE

Im not buying it. I dont think trying to hide your identity in the context of this book was a game. I think people are way over thinking that one. Or maybe they aren't. W.E.Sanders- eh I still dont think so because again I point out- he was trying to hide his identity - NOT play Peek-A-Boo. Why not...

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