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by Xavier
April 19th, 2011, 7:31 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The matrix levitation....
Replies: 0
Views: 648

The matrix levitation....

Just sitting at a Mcdonald's before a gig using wifi and started thinking about the effects I've wanted to do for a while. I have a lean illusion and think I can adapt it for a matrix suspension.... Anyone else try this before I kill myself? I have some ideas and wonder if there's any reference sour...
by Xavier
April 19th, 2011, 7:27 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Table Lifters
Replies: 25
Views: 10163

Re: Table Lifters

I forget about verglas and how he made a huge name for himself with these. I smell a publicity stunt brewing...
by Xavier
April 19th, 2011, 7:25 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Psychometry
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Re: Psychometry

I fully support people expanding magic.... Good job on working on your own methods and props, try corindas 13 steps for methods of identifying objects through covert means. Mind myth and magic has a huge psychometry section but is more esoteric imnho. The following step would be to track down a seam...
by Xavier
April 19th, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: a question about Ethics in Mentalism
Replies: 35
Views: 5339

Re: a question about Ethics in Mentalism

You know I've been thinking about this more and more.... Didn't Houdini convince the heathens of Africa to believe he was a real shaman.... Didn't he also convince people his son levitated due to the mystical powers of ether? If a presentation or pseudo science depends a performance, what's wrong? E...
by Xavier
April 19th, 2011, 7:16 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: a question about Ethics in Mentalism
Replies: 35
Views: 5339

Re: a question about Ethics in Mentalism

In the end where are you performing? A church? When I go see wicked, I know the witches aren't real.... If they came out and said you know I'm not actually a witch, I don't have magic, I can't fly on a broom, oz is a mythical place creat by Baum (I think it was), and now watch me pretend to do magic...
by Xavier
February 15th, 2011, 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: First show gone to SHAT!
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: First show gone to SHAT!

I would point them out, and make them realize they were ruining the show and then use them in the routine, making them know how stupid they sounded. Then sent them back and ask them to continue the debate outside where the audience wouldnt hear....
by Xavier
February 15th, 2011, 11:31 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Performing for Mentally Challenged Adults
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Re: Performing for Mentally Challenged Adults

I am the house magish at americas oldest magic bar the safe-house in Milwaukee. Sometimes I walk into a situation where there will be a mentally challenged/autistic kid and its difficult. I have had parents tell me that magic helps these children. It allows their brains to focus. Rather than being f...
by Xavier
February 15th, 2011, 11:26 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: A question about cold reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: A question about cold reading

I've notice all humans are 94% alike one thing that we all feel will apply to almost anyone, especially if you frame it with some outs as knepper teaches. I still love tradecraft and gail sheehy's passages. Those books will catapult you...
by Xavier
February 14th, 2011, 1:06 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Square
Replies: 42
Views: 11718

Re: Magic Square

I use Jermays method available on penguin magic. Great effect easy to remember. Here's a video of me performing a method. The psychology test demo is not new it dates back to an old clipping in Annemans book, however he predicted a birth date. The demo also hides some dirty work for another effect t...
by Xavier
February 14th, 2011, 9:58 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Table Lifters
Replies: 25
Views: 10163

Re: Table Lifters

Sorry been a late night. The company Is elmwoodmagic
by Xavier
February 14th, 2011, 9:12 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Table Lifters
Replies: 25
Views: 10163

Re: Table Lifters

This is a dead topic... However I just worked as a creatfor Consultant for a movie. I was extremely happy with the lifters I purchased from elmsley magic in NY. They work great. Lifted a 100 lbs table no problem. The staff there was extremely helpful as well. Thanks elmsley guys...
by Xavier
February 14th, 2011, 9:03 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Magic in beijing
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Magic in beijing

I was in beijing working in an illusions show. Happy valley amusement park had some great Tricks. Some Guy subsidized some stands. They had memory metal and impailed!!!! Look around national day October first for the most magic dealer.

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