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It's All in the Mind by Raphael Czaja

It’s All in the Mind (PDF) by Raphael Czaja $12.00 24 pages, 1 photograph, 9 templates, links to drawings of Chinese dragons Available at: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4037 Raphael Czaja is back with this PDF of “7 Effortless Mental Magic Experiments” . English is not the author’s primary language...
by Tom Frame
04/20/14 12:21 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: It's All in the Mind by Raphael Czaja
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: A Little Promotion

Congratulations Dustin! You give good word!
by Tom Frame
04/18/14 02:38 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: A Little Promotion
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: Hannibal DVD

Tom, in your opinion, how does Chris do in terms of making those plots clear? His autobiographical, story-telling patter ties everything together. Most of the time, the individual plots magically support his larger narrative. Sometimes he's just displaying his passion and skill with pasteboards. He...
by Tom Frame
04/06/14 08:25 AM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Hannibal DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: Hannibal DVD

The Bill to Impossible location occurs at the end of This Strange Machine. He produces the signed bill from an orange that is larger than the Pringles can from wence it is produced.
by Tom Frame
04/05/14 06:20 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Hannibal DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: Hannibal DVD

Hannibal: The Truth From a Liar (2-DVD set) by Chris Hannibal $39.99 Running time: 4 hours Available at: http://www.vanishingincmagic.com I’ve never seen Chris Hannibal perform, but I had heard good things about him and I knew that he won the People’s Choice award at the IBM convention several year...
by Tom Frame
04/05/14 03:20 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Hannibal DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31

What still amazes me is that the original Jonah Card idea was published in CARD CONTROL and was largely overlooked or ignored...until Martin Gardner, Marlo, and others saw its possibilities.... One reason why it was overlooked or ignored is because Buckley's description of the handling was incorrect!
by Tom Frame
04/04/14 06:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31
Replies: 52
Views: 4734

Re: The Carbonaro Effect

I liked it. Did anyone else watch it? Your thoughts?
by Tom Frame
04/03/14 08:46 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Forcing Cards with 100% Accuracy

Well played, Paul!
by Tom Frame
04/02/14 11:13 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Forcing Cards with 100% Accuracy
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Forcing Cards with 100% Accuracy

“In conjunction with the Zodiac Magic Company, we have developed a 100% success forcing method.” “The Zodiac Forcing Deck gets my highest recommendation!” Mr. Green participated in the development of this deck. I’m amused by his belief that he is able to provide an objective, unbiased endorsement o...
by Tom Frame
04/01/14 05:21 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Forcing Cards with 100% Accuracy
Replies: 10
Views: 865

The Carbonaro Effect

Michael Carbonaro, of Magic Clerk fame, kicks off his new series The Carbonaro Effect tonight at 7:30 PM Pacific time on truTV. Check it out!
by Tom Frame
04/01/14 11:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Both Chris and Carlos have asked about Geller’s technical chops as a “magician.” Their queries have gone unanswered. I’m also curious. Is he proficient at sleight of hand? Has he ever performed “traditional” close-up or stand-up magic?
by Tom Frame
03/28/14 11:59 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 9828

Currency by Ninh

Currency (DVD) by Ninh $20.00 Running time: 11 minutes Available at: http://www.ericrossmagic.com/ Life is too short. Let’s cut to the chase. In his right hand, the performer holds a bill vertically by its short edge. His left hand, with fingers pressed together and thumb extended, covers the top p...
by Tom Frame
03/25/14 11:50 AM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Currency by Ninh
Replies: 0
Views: 572

Re: Casting Call: Street Magic Television Show

Is this the program in which magicians pitch their creations to a company who considers manufacturing and marketing them? If so, Lee Asher contacted me several weeks ago to see if I was interested. I was interested until he informed me that the producers aren't interested in card or coin effects. Dr...
by Tom Frame
03/13/14 11:21 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Casting Call: Street Magic Television Show
Replies: 5
Views: 1635

Re: Magician killed by autopsy...

Cool stuff, Damian! Thanks.
by Tom Frame
03/11/14 12:46 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magician killed by autopsy...
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Thanks Richard and Joe. No, I'm not signing off. However, my reviews won't be appearing as frequently as they have in the past. Due to working full-time as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor; continuously evaluating and writing reviews of products; and spending whatever quality time possible ...
by Tom Frame
03/09/14 05:50 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 46
Views: 9449

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Hi folks, I posted my first product review on the forum on 9/5/08. Five and a half years later, my review of Spelling Deck marks my 200th review. Whew! That’s a lot of obsessively detailed writing, and a milestone worthy of celebration! Of the 200 products that I’ve reviewed, I’ve recommended 127 of...
by Tom Frame
03/09/14 05:00 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 46
Views: 9449

Spelling Deck by Jozsef Kovacs

Spelling Deck (Ebook) by Jozsef Kovacs £9.99 / $16.65 17 pages, 9 photographs Available at: http://the-magic-of-jozsef-kovacs.webnode.com/ My research suggests that the effect of spelling to a card was first published in Professor Hoffman’s Tricks with Cards in 1889. I was not shocked to discover t...
by Tom Frame
03/09/14 01:20 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Spelling Deck by Jozsef Kovacs
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Re: Bently by Chris Hanowell

Given this discussion, there is another handling on the DVD that is worth mentioning. The performer places the paper clip on the table. A participant places her flat palm on top of the clip, pinning it to the table. She slowly raises her hand. As she does, the paper clip slowly straightens. I enhanc...
by Tom Frame
03/07/14 02:41 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Bently by Chris Hanowell
Replies: 18
Views: 1634

Hustling America

There is a new series on the National Geographic Channel called Hustling America . The host is British magician Alexis Conran. I’ve never heard of him, but he's entertaining and he comports himself well. In the first episode, he pays tribute to and replicates the proposition bets of my hero, Titanic...
by Tom Frame
03/07/14 02:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hustling America
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Hannibal DVD

Hello Chris,

I'll be happy to review your DVD. Please send it to me at:

527A 21st Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

I look forward to devouring it.


Regards,

Tom

tomframe1@comcast.net
by Tom Frame
03/06/14 01:40 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Hannibal DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: Reviewers needed for new release

I still haven't received it for review, and at this point, I doubt that I will.

I've lost the will to live. Again.
by Tom Frame
03/05/14 12:28 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Reviewers needed for new release
Replies: 17
Views: 4074

Re: New Levitation System By Steven X

Hello Steven,

If you're willing to send me a copy of Spinnerets, I'll be happy to review it here on the forum.

Thanks for considering my offer.

Cheers,

Tom


tomframe1@comcast.net

527A 21st Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
by Tom Frame
03/05/14 12:21 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Levitation System By Steven X
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Bently by Chris Hanowell

Bently (DVD & Paper Clips) by Chris Hanowell $19.95 Running time: 19 minutes Available at: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4002 I’m a book man. I rarely buy individual effects. But after repeatedly watching and being bamboozled by the promotional video for Chris Hanowell’s Bently , I succumbed an...
by Tom Frame
02/25/14 07:12 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Bently by Chris Hanowell
Replies: 18
Views: 1634

Re: Reviewers needed for new release

Owain contacted me and said that he will send the wallet to me for review.

Stay tuned...
by Tom Frame
02/13/14 05:07 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Reviewers needed for new release
Replies: 17
Views: 4074

Re: Reviewers needed for new release

I contacted Owain and offered to review it, but he hasn't responded. Perhaps he specifically doesn't want me to evaluate it. Has anyone else offered to review it?
by Tom Frame
02/12/14 08:28 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Reviewers needed for new release
Replies: 17
Views: 4074

Re: Looking for magic quotes

Here are a few more from my favorite author: “The trickster's function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end, the trickster gives people what they really want, some sort of freedom.” “Logic only gives man what he needs. Magic gives him what he wants.” “Using words to descri...
by Tom Frame
02/10/14 12:51 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for magic quotes
Replies: 46
Views: 5933

8 Effects and a Sleight by Michael Kociolek

8 Effects and a Sleight (ebook) by Michael Kociolek $15.00 62 pages, 22 illustrations Available at: http://www.lybrary.com/8-effects-and-a-sleight-p-177154.html “Review the sh.it out of the ebook.” That daring, feisty remark accompanied this collection of card magic from Michael Kociolek. I read it...
by Tom Frame
02/08/14 12:17 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: 8 Effects and a Sleight by Michael Kociolek
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Magi Fest News!

Thanks guys!
by Tom Frame
02/05/14 09:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magi Fest News!
Replies: 11
Views: 3040

Re: Magi Fest News!

It would be peachy if someone could describe what actually happened at the convention. Who performed? How were the performances? How was the dealers' room? Highlights? Lowlifes?
by Tom Frame
02/05/14 09:49 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magi Fest News!
Replies: 11
Views: 3040

7 Wonders by John Guastaferro

7 Wonders (PDF) by John Guastaferro $15.00 27 pages, 4 photographs Available at: http://www.magicjohng.com/products/seven-wonders/ The prolific card conjuror John Guastaferro is back with not seven, but eight effects from his repertoire. The author writes well and does a good job of teaching the ma...
by Tom Frame
01/31/14 01:13 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: 7 Wonders by John Guastaferro
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

Re: Frame by Alexis De La Fuente

Frank, Each effect requires its own gimmick. The gimmick you receive is "blank", allowing you to create whatever effect you desire. If you want to create the effect of pulling a drawing of a dollar bill off of the card, producing a real bill, you'll need to create a separate gimmick. It ta...
by Tom Frame
01/25/14 09:55 AM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Frame by Alexis De La Fuente
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Frame by Alexis De La Fuente

Frame (DVD & gimmick) by Alexis De La Fuente $20.00 Running time: 22 minutes Available at: http://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/card-magic/frame/ My entire life has been building toward this singular, magical moment. I was destined to review this product. The following is but one effect that ...
by Tom Frame
01/24/14 01:22 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Frame by Alexis De La Fuente
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Holy Heirophant! Jon Racherbaumer is 74 Tomorrow!

Happy birthday Jon! I hope your day is filled with magic and mirth.


Hugs,

Tom
by Tom Frame
01/22/14 10:07 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Holy Heirophant! Jon Racherbaumer is 74 Tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Speed Loader Plus by Tony Miller

Speed Loader Plus (Wallet) by Tony Miller $75.00 Available at: http://www.rfaproductions.com/products/speedloaderplus.html Tony Miller, the Wallet Wizard, is back with his finest offering to date, the Speed Loader Plus. Tony’s design of the wallet is simple, brilliant and unique . This wallet is a ...
by Tom Frame
01/09/14 06:56 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Speed Loader Plus by Tony Miller
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

Re: Totally and utterly OT.

Congratulations Damian!

Do you know what caused the pregnancy?
by Tom Frame
01/08/14 09:47 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Totally and utterly OT.
Replies: 26
Views: 2705

Castles by Simon Caine

Castles (PDF) by Simon Caine £9.00 / $15.00 35 pages, 46 photographs Available at: http://www.simoncmagic.co.uk/p/castles.html Simon Caine is back with this ebook containing eight effects and a handful of techniques. Overall, Mr. Caine’s writing is passable and he does a fair job of teaching the ma...
by Tom Frame
12/31/13 05:26 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Castles by Simon Caine
Replies: 0
Views: 531

Re: So What Did You All Get From Santa?

My wonderful wife got me Non Plus Ultra. It's terrific!
by Tom Frame
12/29/13 10:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So What Did You All Get From Santa?
Replies: 18
Views: 1388

The Stained Glass Effect by Simon Caine

The Stained Glass Effect (PDF) by Simon Caine £6.00 / $9.80 11 pages Available at: http://www.simoncmagic.co.uk/p/stained-glass.html Card conjurors’ passion for the ACAAN plot shows no sign of waning. It seems like every month, someone releases yet another method. Simon Caine is the latest seeker t...
by Tom Frame
12/26/13 07:39 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Stained Glass Effect by Simon Caine
Replies: 0
Views: 730

Re: Citation assistance

Hi Mike! Long time no see. It's good to hear from you. Thanks for the tip.
by Tom Frame
12/10/13 04:59 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Citation assistance
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: Citation assistance

Thanks again guys. Curtis, your lead led me to what I believe is the first description of the reversal thingy. Ed Marlo taught Russell Barnhart's "Secret Reverse on Table" in Off the Top (1945). Now, if I can only track down the Swing Cut. I'm shocked that the provenance of this technique ...
by Tom Frame
12/10/13 12:34 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Citation assistance
Replies: 15
Views: 1073
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