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Mahdi Gilbert
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My secrets are online

Postby Mahdi Gilbert » August 6th, 2017, 9:18 am

As many of you know, I'm not in the business of selling secrets.

A few days ago I was contacted by a friend in Asia who told me my magic was being trafficked on the black market illegally in China/Russia & that PDFs of my notes were being sold for as much as $50. I was heartbroken because someone had looked me in the eyes, bought my material in person and then illegally sold it over the internet!

To combat these pirates I've decided to open my vaults and release my magic online FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

LEARN ONE OF MY BEST ROUTINES
FOR FREE! http://beforemagic.com/shop-1/une-pice- ... m-free-pdf

I will not leave these available for long so f you wanted to learn some of my magic do not hesitate to purchase PDFs of my extremely rare and collectible lecture notes
http://beforemagic.com/shop-1

and sign up in my exclusive one time course
http://beforemagic.com/shop-1/slight-of-hand-live

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Re: My secrets are online

Postby pixsmith » August 6th, 2017, 1:06 pm

So sorry to hear this It was great meeting you at AbraCornDabra last May, and I can honestly say you are one of the nicest and most generous folks I have met.

In particular, your short discourse on magicians and their embracing of new media was great and thought-provoking. I thought it was one of the highlights of the convention.

It's a shame that this happens, and your offer is very generous. I'm sorry that someone took advantage of you, and I hope that it all turns out well.

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Re: My secrets are online

Postby Bob Farmer » August 6th, 2017, 3:37 pm

I've added secret coding to my stuff so if it gets out I can tell who did it. I keep a record of every sale.

I.M. Magician
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Re: My secrets are online

Postby I.M. Magician » August 6th, 2017, 9:27 pm

Like I always say, stealing magician's secrets is the world's second oldest profession.

When I worked for a magic shop, not only did other shops steal our stuff and put it out themselves, but one shop owner stoke a fantastic trademark effect from the shop's owner who was a professional magician and sold the secret to anyone who was willing to pay $10 for it.

It's nothing new and will continue to the end of time. That's just the way it is unfortunately.

I will never have that problem because I can't invent my way out of a paper bag!

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Re: My secrets are online

Postby MagicbyAlfred » August 7th, 2017, 4:36 pm

I was sorry to hear your secrets were pirated by the unscrupulous. It must feel like an invasion of something quite personal.

Thank you for your generosity. I have downloaded your Mentalism routine and am looking forward to it with great gusto!

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Mahdi Gilbert
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Re: My secrets are online

Postby Mahdi Gilbert » August 8th, 2017, 2:40 pm

Thank you everyone for your support.

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Re: My secrets are online

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 8th, 2017, 4:13 pm

I bought all three!
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

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Re: My secrets are online

Postby Mahdi Gilbert » August 8th, 2017, 4:33 pm

Thanks Richard!

They were written four years ago. It feels like a lifetime!!

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Re: My secrets are online

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 8th, 2017, 5:22 pm

Time to write a new set!
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Re: My secrets are online

Postby Mahdi Gilbert » August 8th, 2017, 7:42 pm

I'm writing a whole book for the public called
Before Magic: Living The Impossible
I hope to have news in the coming months.

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Re: My secrets are online

Postby Jaybo » August 8th, 2017, 7:53 pm

I always appreciated your work on the Conjuring Arts Book Club, and am sorry for this current situation. I've followed Richard's example and place an order for your notes.

Jay



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