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by performer
November 22nd, 2017, 9:37 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

I finally found time and inclination to watch a good part of the Tarot video that Daniel left for me. I was pleased to see that he treated the Tarot with the respect it deserves. I was amused to see the segment from the psychic fair since I was present there but not shown in the video. However, ther...
by performer
November 22nd, 2017, 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Devilish

This man, Higginson, has (or had) a style much like David Nixon. Very smooth and obviously well rehearsed, Mark. For that reason, I doubt his validity as a genuine psychic. I suspect that his methods were Olde School. Many of his congregation were no doubt invited to attend, giving him plemty of ti...
by performer
November 14th, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 6675

Re: Royal road to card magic

Alfred is very astute in this matter but to be fair to the other psychics, some of the more aggressive ones don't just sit there and not utter a word. On the contrary they are right out there on the front table just like I am hustling their services. And many of them have what we call "front pe...
by performer
November 14th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 6675

Re: Royal road to card magic

In this day and age, after watching Mark do his Svengali deck routine, I can't imagine why everyone standing there wouldn't toss him a ten spot for a magic deck of cards and instructions for 25 tricks. That's quite a bargain in 2017! It isn't actually! They usually put them in a drawer when they ge...
by performer
November 13th, 2017, 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 6675

Re: Royal road to card magic

I have completely lost interest in Greater Magic, Herb Zarrow, Erdnase, and all who sail in here.

Instead you can all amuse yourself looking at this. Who says you can't mix magic with psychic work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4dFiakyyA4
by performer
November 13th, 2017, 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 6675

Re: Royal road to card magic

It is OK. A know-all from Edinburgh has been trying elsewhere to correct me in this matter but on the principle that I am never wrong-even if I am -I shall continue to say that black is white. There IS cover though in the method I am talking about. And the release of the interlocking packets is the ...
by performer
November 13th, 2017, 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 6675

Re: Royal road to card magic

Oh, I forgot to mention that it is in Greater Magic on page 170 in all it's glory. The deck is held lengthwise instead of sideways but it is essentially the same thing. That must have been where Herb Zarrow learned it in the first place.
by performer
November 13th, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 6675

Re: Royal road to card magic

Incidentally, in regard to my research of Chapter Two I was greatly amused to discover that the Zarrow shuffle isn't really the Zarrow shuffle after all! I do find it incumbent upon me to inform the world of magic that Herb Zarrow was only around 8 years old when it was first published. Or perhaps h...
by performer
November 13th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 6675

Re: Royal road to card magic

At my present pace it will be months before the second chapter is done. Or perhaps 10 minutes or so since I am not sure I have anything at all to say about the second chapter. I am finding it such an excellent book that it is quite often gives you nothing much to say as it has covered everything al...
by performer
November 11th, 2017, 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 6675

Re: Royal road to card magic

Incidentally I did get the above information from David Britland's excellent blog. Interestingly enough I gather that I was the very first magician that David ever set eyes on. I do hope he has recovered from the experience.
by performer
November 11th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 6675

Re: Royal road to card magic

The pace is slow because I have so many distractions. I have no idea how people can write three books at once as I have heard some actually do. Not a talent I possess. Or perhaps it is but I think it must take forever doing it that way. Mind you, it seems that it is taking forever for me too with ju...
by performer
November 11th, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870737

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 performer
November 11th, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870737

Re: ERDNASE

I know he was. However, I meant a REAL private investigator! I always found David to be a bit unreal in more ways than one in view of my interactions with him. I have very little interest in the identity of Erdnase and have never studied the matter with the intensity that everyone else is subject to...
by performer
November 10th, 2017, 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870737

Re: ERDNASE

Sometimes I wonder if all the Erdnase enthusiasts should all chip in and contribute a certain amount of money to a private investigative agency to delve into the matter and figure it all out!
by performer
November 10th, 2017, 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 6675

Re: Royal road to card magic

I promised that I would announce when the first chapter is written. Well it has been done. Somewhat later than I expect because of a combination of writer's procrastination and being very busy with other activities. Oh, and one other reason. It is surprisingly difficult to write up technical moves w...
by performer
November 9th, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Lewis - A Study in Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Martin Lewis - A Study in Experience

I don't know much about Martin but I can certainly tell you something about his father, Eric Lewis. He wrote the most important words ever put on paper regarding children's entertainment in the book he co-authored with Wilfrid Tyler. Not so much the rest of the book which although good is not what I...
by performer
November 8th, 2017, 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Devilish

informed me that he did not believe in spirit communication which I found rather odd considering the circumstances of the conversation Thanks for making me laugh out loud, Mark I do thank you for thanking me for thankfully making you laugh since this bunch here are sometimes so serious that it is n...
by performer
November 7th, 2017, 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mickey MacDougall Radio Interview from 1938
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Mickey MacDougall Radio Interview from 1938

Mickey McDougall was a svengali pitchman. There are not many of us about. I don't suppose there are 25 in the entire world. REAL svengali pitchmen that is. He was one of them. Here is a video of David Walker (that Harry Lorayne used to work with) telling how Mickey McDougall showed him the right way...
by performer
November 6th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Devilish

I did indeed contact Mr Kellar in the spirit world. Alas the conversation was not very fruitful and he was in no mood to discuss his flower trick. I am afraid I found him a very grumpy individual and not too forthcoming. He was not very friendly and informed me that he did not believe in spirit comm...
by performer
November 6th, 2017, 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Devilish

I haven't the energy to listen to the audiotape again to see what Dunninger actually said about Kellar and his imps and I have to confess that it actually isn't my highest priority in life. I really have no idea what Kellar thought about the imps. However, in my capacity as a psychic reverend I will...
by performer
November 5th, 2017, 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Devilish

mark. i believe i read something similar re kellar's imps in a book called Dunningers secrets. If i recall correctly, it wasn't that kellar believed in the imps, but that audience members claimed to have seen them on stage helping kellar when there were none there (nor were there actors playing the...
by performer
November 5th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Devilish

Kellar thought that the devils actually helped him in his show. He imagined they were sitting on his shoulders as he worked. He told Dunninger this who also believed it avidly.
by performer
November 1st, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 34
Views: 3222

Re: New John Thompson Book

Just thought you might like the opinion of someone who knows the man and who is familiar with the material. When someone writes a book, the opinion of their close friends is always helpful. Was that sarcasm? Hard to tell! I wrote a book once and some silly magic woman said "are you insane? Tha...
by performer
October 31st, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic on Demand
Replies: 19
Views: 1323

Re: Magic on Demand

MagicbyAlfred wrote:Performer iso a rare breed of magician. And I, for one, like it!

I am surprised that more magicians have not seen fit to share what they would do in the impromptu scenario suggested...


Thank you for your kind words, Alfred. Naturally I agree with every word of it!
by performer
October 30th, 2017, 4:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic on Demand
Replies: 19
Views: 1323

Re: Magic on Demand

Oddly enough I love it when people demand to see a trick. Now some magicians take the attitude that they are not performing seals to perform at the drop of a hat just because someone is presumptuous enough to demand it. They will refuse to perform if they sense the requester is being arrogant in his...
by performer
October 29th, 2017, 12:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic on Demand
Replies: 19
Views: 1323

Re: Magic on Demand

How do ya'll feel about doing magic on "demand"? I will always perform magic on demand providing people really want to see it. It is my raison d'etre. How the hell do you expect to be any good if you don't show people your work? What the hell did you take magic up for in the first place i...
by performer
October 28th, 2017, 5:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic on Demand
Replies: 19
Views: 1323

Re: Magic on Demand

The old "think of a finger" trick works very well. It is described in the Magic Digest by George Anderson which incidentally, I have always thought a wonderful book.
by performer
October 26th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic on Demand
Replies: 19
Views: 1323

Re: Magic on Demand

I could go on for ever and ever although I might only do one trick. I judge the mood and the reaction before deciding when to stop. There are a ton of coin tricks you can do. I don't carry a wallet but when i did there were all sorts of packet tricks in there. As for a working surface there are two ...
by performer
October 25th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Al Koran 1971 Lecture Notes/Book
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Al Koran 1971 Lecture Notes/Book

The late Martin Breese put out a book called "The Magic of Al Koran" The 1971 lecture notes are in there. Page 61. I am looking at it now. I met Al Koran once. I garnered great amusement from listening to him cursing Bill Stickland who was a big noise in the British Ring of the IBM at one ...
by performer
October 24th, 2017, 11:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bammo Card Walloper
Replies: 23
Views: 3484

Re: Bammo Card Walloper

Oh, I think it is everybody ruining magic on the internet.
by performer
October 24th, 2017, 1:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bammo Card Walloper
Replies: 23
Views: 3484

Re: Bammo Card Walloper

Oh, I have something on Wal Mart too! I have no idea how it got there though!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Lives-of ... n/53403113
by performer
October 22nd, 2017, 7:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!
Replies: 19
Views: 1881

Re: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!

Richard Kaufman wrote:It will die if Erdnases's true identity is revealed.


I have no idea who he was but one thing
I am pretty sure of. He never cheated at cards in his life. I am a psychic and can sense these things.
by performer
October 19th, 2017, 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870737

Re: ERDNASE

Sometimes I wonder if the magic community should hire an outside private detective agency to investigate this matter.
by performer
October 18th, 2017, 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forces
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Forces

Some laymen do know about forces but not because of the svengali deck. I don't sell it as a force deck but as a deck that changes to the same card. Besides as soon as they get it home they play with it for half an hour if even that and stick it in a drawer never to be seen again. No. Laymen know abo...
by performer
October 17th, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic photo quality
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: Stars of Magic photo quality

I am more intrigued by the palmistry aspect of the photographs than anything else. Ironic that Scarne was a gambling expert because his hand shows someone who doesn't take risks! Oh, and there are also signs he was inclined to chop and change his mind before coming to a decision. I also see from the...
by performer
October 13th, 2017, 3:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL

I shouldn't bother Mahdi. You won't get a response from this boring bunch. They are far too busy trying to figure out who Erdnase was. Still, here is another video of you. This should scare them off altogether. Pity. I think they could learn something from it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vYiair...
by performer
October 12th, 2017, 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forces
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Forces

Oddly enough I was thinking about this force myself. You must be psychic! I know Johnny Paul used to do it quite a lot. I have tried it but have never got great results from it. I just don't have the knack somehow. I should probably work on it more but it doesn't quite fit my style. I imagine you ha...
by performer
October 11th, 2017, 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forces
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Forces

I have now deigned to exert myself to read your post. However, it would seem that you have not read mine properly. Alas this is the sacrifice that genius has to make so I suppose I had better enlighten you further. First it would behoove you to realise that I am never ever wrong about magic. Second,...
by performer
October 11th, 2017, 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forces
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Forces

I haven't read your post except for the last line but I am disagreeing with it in advance. It does save time that way.
by performer
October 11th, 2017, 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: The Jerx Year Three

In that case it is best to read the other thread.

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