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by Jack Shalom
December 6th, 2017, 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

Well if mine is incorrect, then so is Mr. Henderson's, as he quite explicitly claims that "lying" is just another method that magicians may use. I wonder why you direct your criticism solely at me. Because Brad has made it abundantly clear that he understands the difference between lying ...
by Jack Shalom
December 6th, 2017, 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

Well if mine is incorrect, then so is Mr. Henderson's, as he quite explicitly claims that "lying" is just another method that magicians may use. I wonder why you direct your criticism solely at me. Because Brad has made it abundantly clear that he understands the difference between lying ...
by Jack Shalom
December 6th, 2017, 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

or did I miss something? Yes. What a performer says and does on a stage is not lying. Your whole premise is incorrect. Well if mine is incorrect, then so is Mr. Henderson's, as he quite explicitly claims that "lying" is just another method that magicians may use. I wonder why you direct y...
by Jack Shalom
December 6th, 2017, 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 32
Views: 2208

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Your misdirection/direction is correct when the audience mentally look back on what's happened and there is nothing even remotely suspicious they can latch on to. I don't think Andy would disagree; I think his point was that ostentatious attention directing can be the very cause of suspicion that i...
by Jack Shalom
December 6th, 2017, 2:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

or did I miss something?


Yes. What a performer says and does on a stage is not lying. Your whole premise is incorrect.
by Jack Shalom
December 4th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

by Jack Shalom
December 3rd, 2017, 1:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

by Jack Shalom
December 2nd, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

Someone please put this thread out of its misery.
by Jack Shalom
December 2nd, 2017, 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

Indeed, I am convinced Gallaway is Erdnase. But you and others have said Gallaway has zero chance of being Erdnase, and that he has no case whatsoever. I am arguing against that. To show that you are wrong I do not need to prove that Gallaway is Erdnase. All I need to show is that he had a case, or...
by Jack Shalom
November 28th, 2017, 1:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Grays after spelling trick.
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Grays after spelling trick.

You'd be amazed how much English grammar you forget once on the astral plane.
by Jack Shalom
November 28th, 2017, 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

What edge???? If the audience doesn't know the others are doing what you call "lying," how do you have an edge? You may well in fact have lost the edge by refusing to use the most deceptive means to accomplish the trick. The cigar box example is a poor one, for once again you are confusing...
by Jack Shalom
November 27th, 2017, 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

But if I say, "Oh, rot! It's empty!" and proceed, after a tap of ye olde wande to pour a torrent of pills out of it, that would be a lie In this situation, a magician can: 1) Say it's empty, then pour out the pills 2) Say nothing, show that the bottle is apparently "empty," then...
by Jack Shalom
November 27th, 2017, 7:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dealt: Richard Turner
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Dealt: Richard Turner

Thanks. The film is now available for purchase via iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/dealt/id1287357427
by Jack Shalom
November 27th, 2017, 6:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Grays after spelling trick.
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Grays after spelling trick.

Have someone, preferably two, proofread your work, Mark, before submitting it.
by Jack Shalom
November 27th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

I have no idea what "logical types" you are referring to. As I am quite the adept at logic, I eagerly await your contribution to the subject so we can settle this. http://www.biolinguagem.com/ling_cog_cult/bateson_1972_%20logicalcategories_learningcommunication.pdf The menu is not the din...
by Jack Shalom
November 27th, 2017, 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

Chris you have done some interesting research, so kudos for that. However, there is no requirement for someone to have done original research in order to criticize your awful jumping to conclusions about what you have found. Your appeal to Freud was ridiculous. There is no case in hundreds of exampl...
by Jack Shalom
November 26th, 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

Jkeyes, you are confusing logical types. See Bateson on schizophrenia. Real life is not equal to a play is not equal to the play within the play is not equal to the play within the play within the play. I have no idea what "logical types" you are referring to. As I am quite the adept at l...
by Jack Shalom
November 26th, 2017, 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

lybrary wrote:
Jack Shalom wrote:Is that a no?

It is a don't expect to be spoon fed. Read the book and then we can have a conversation about it.

I'll take that as a no.
by Jack Shalom
November 26th, 2017, 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

lybrary wrote:
Jack Shalom wrote:Well, now that's one I read, although not in the original German, I'll grant you. So I'll ask again, can you give me a citation where he points out a situation where one's own name is substituted for another similar name?

It appears you haven't understood the book. Read it again.


Is that a no?
by Jack Shalom
November 26th, 2017, 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

I certainly haven't read all of Freud, so maybe you can give me a citation where he points out a situation where one's own name is substituted for another similar name. Well, that brings back great memories of times past. I can only point you to the German version I read many years ago. The book is...
by Jack Shalom
November 26th, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

Jkeyes, you are confusing logical types. See Bateson on schizophrenia.

Real life is not equal to a play is not equal to the play within the play is not equal to the play within the play within the play.
by Jack Shalom
November 26th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

I hope posters on this board don't mind me asking about another somewhat different subject concerning Erdnase: While looking at the "Technical Terms" section, I noticed that all the terms except "Filet Card" are still in general use. Was that term originated by Erdnase? Does anyo...
by Jack Shalom
November 26th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

2) A Freudian error. The author writes his own first name 'Edward' instead of 'Edmund'. That may indeed be the biggest give away that the author was Edward Gallaway. Just the opposite I would think. We are all exquisitely attuned to our own names and would immediately notice a difference. Even a sl...
by Jack Shalom
November 26th, 2017, 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

2) A Freudian error. The author writes his own first name 'Edward' instead of 'Edmund'. That may indeed be the biggest give away that the author was Edward Gallaway. Just the opposite I would think. We are all exquisitely attuned to our own names and would immediately notice a difference. Even a sl...
by Jack Shalom
November 25th, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

While setting oneself a restriction is not necessarily a bad thing, and can lead to further creativity (e.g. write a poem of only 14 lines in ababcdcdefefgg form), the idea that such a restriction is "ennobling" is silly, in my opinion. You may well have reasons, personal and artistic for ...
by Jack Shalom
November 25th, 2017, 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

Your position is still bewildering to me. An illusion is a lie told in a particular context. . The Lady doesn't really float. What right do you have under your restrictions then, to imply that she does? What right do you have to imply that the card is in the center of the deck when you have controll...
by Jack Shalom
November 24th, 2017, 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 411
Views: 9598

Re: Ennobling Magic

Me three. The whole point of a stage is to give context to lies and turn them into stories. So, I'm bewildered as to what you are talking about.
by Jack Shalom
November 24th, 2017, 12:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dealt: Richard Turner
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Dealt: Richard Turner

Hi, you may enjoy listening to my radio interview with Luke Korem (son of Danny), the director of the compelling new film documentary, Dealt, about ace card mechanic Richard Turner.

https://jackshalom.net/2017/11/24/dealt ... rd-turner/
by Jack Shalom
November 23rd, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Genii
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Genii

Thanks, Richard, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your (Genii) family.
by Jack Shalom
November 22nd, 2017, 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

I've accepted that it is unlikely that we will have a "smoking gun" for Erdnase; but I was expecting such for Chris's claim that Edwards = Gallaway. But best I can tell, it's still a very circumstantial case from Chris that Edwards is Gallaway. In my opinion, a twice removed candidate need...
by Jack Shalom
November 22nd, 2017, 2:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geoff Williams Aronson Stack Workshop
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: Geoff Williams Aronson Stack Workshop

Bill, the mnemonic set you describe in step 1 is the same one I learned many decades ago, and the same one that Simon Aronson teaches. I'm sure there are lots of others like me who learned that system originally, so you're not alone. Geoff's system to memorize cards, however, is one I haven't seen b...
by Jack Shalom
November 20th, 2017, 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 32
Views: 2208

Re: The Jerx Year Three

by Jack Shalom
November 19th, 2017, 5:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

I always most enjoy the covers that break the mold of the yearly template.
by Jack Shalom
November 19th, 2017, 4:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Great cover. Who designed it?
by Jack Shalom
November 15th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

Chris's latest newsletter talks about 1900 Jackpots author Eugene Edwards. He tries to make the case that Edwards might be Erdnase, and Chris says he has a bombshell coming up. (Edwards is Galloway?) One part of Chris's report that I find unconvincing is his claim that Edwards must have been a profe...
by Jack Shalom
November 13th, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

Jon I asked that back in 2015 in another thread, and here are some replies I got from Philippe Billot: "In More Magic published by Pr Hoffmann in 1890, he writes page 51: THE ThREE-CARD TRICK. This is more of a sharper's than a conjurer's trick, but it is a frequent experience with any one who ...
by Jack Shalom
November 11th, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

Isn't there the story that Canada Bill offered to pay the railroad agents for the right for him to play on the trains exclusively, with his promise that he would only cheat people of the cloth?
by Jack Shalom
November 11th, 2017, 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

Just to clarify, then, Chris, you believe that Erdnase was or had been a working cardshark?
by Jack Shalom
November 8th, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898138

Re: ERDNASE

Jonathan Townsend wrote:
JonT

Claims that saying "erdnase" backwards makes things vanish back to the fifth dimension. ;)

Hmm... new candidate put forward. Any extant comparison texts by MXYZPTLK?
by Jack Shalom
November 5th, 2017, 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1453

Devilish

Here's something I was wondering while looking at some of the classic magic posters: Many of the posters include images of imps and devils, clearly implying that the featured magician was in league with the Devil. Obviously it was advertising hyperbole, but in an era when every state had Sunday blue...

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