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by Inquisitive
November 18th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Open Prediction effect underground
Replies: 1
Views: 260

New Open Prediction effect underground

Apparently for the past few months there’s a new open prediction effect (51 Faces North effect) that’s been circulating underground in the magic community. Supposedly it’s the perfect version of the effect. All I know so far: an Asian magician came up with it and it started circulating on the Instag...
by Inquisitive
January 2nd, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

David Alexander noted: 'It takes an audience of magicians to really know how impossible 51 Faces North is." This really is an impossible effect without a stooge or some other contrivance like a switch, nail writer, or a gaffed card. One can try it and get lucky if done cleanly but it's a one i...
by Inquisitive
January 2nd, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

Perhaps this have been tried... short of stooging - but you need a complaint volunteer to deal through the cards. You note the card above your selected/force card and write messages on both sides of the paper. Something like "You will stop dealing cards when you see the five of clubs" on ...
by Inquisitive
January 2nd, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

One of my favourite magician foolers is a version of the Open Prediction that makes clever use of a stooge. Paul Gordon gave it away for free over here: http://www.mallofmagic.com/free%20stuff/BTROMF.pdf If you are going so far as to use a non-instant stooge, why not do this: 1. You make the open p...
by Inquisitive
January 2nd, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

Here is Tom Baxter discussing David Alexander's method on The Magic Cafe: I should also mention that David Alexander, who posts here, has an extraordinary version of his own for 51 Faces North. I've seen it in action, and the odd thing about David's unpublished variation is that the more that one k...
by Inquisitive
January 2nd, 2018, 12:05 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

Interesting that Baxter supposedly wrote the name of the card down openly, but we are never told the identity of that card. If the identity of the card was openly revealed to all, it should have stayed in memory. How about a nail writer? It's so devious it just might work. You pretend to write down...
by Inquisitive
January 1st, 2018, 10:45 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

It certainly IS possible to meet all 18 of Stewart James' conditions. Also - I agree with the comment above. One of Stewart's biggest talents was his ability to write ad copy. It is part of the charm of his approach to magic. You can meet all of Stewart's conditions with the solution published in P...
by Inquisitive
December 31st, 2017, 8:29 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

I've wondered about the trick since first hearing the legend. Tom very kindly sent me a copy of his book. Much good work there. Recommended. Working from audience side back to method I pondered what might lead someone in an audience to imagine the stated conditions - and from there backward to what...
by Inquisitive
December 31st, 2017, 6:50 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

I'm sorry David chose not to publish his method for the effect. FWIW thanks to TBaxter I got as far as working out what sort of open prediction might play for an audience and took that as motivation to work on my handwriting. The working hypothesis being that something has to lead the audience to r...
by Inquisitive
December 31st, 2017, 3:06 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

David Britland wrote an interesting blog post about the 51 Faces North effect. He also points out that one of Stewart James' published methods (method 8 from issue 3 of Ibidem magazine) already meets the criteria for the 51 Faces North effect. Hidden in plain sight - so to speak. http://cardopolis....
by Inquisitive
December 31st, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

David's method remains unpublished. Thomas Baxter compiled a book with great methods called The Open Prediction Project. You can obtain it at Penguin and Vanishing Inc. http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?t=26593 I know David's method was never published. I was just wondering if the effec...
by Inquisitive
December 31st, 2017, 1:21 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

David's method remains unpublished. Thomas Baxter compiled a book with great methods called The Open Prediction Project. You can obtain it at Penguin and Vanishing Inc. http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?t=26593 I know David's method was never published. I was just wondering if the effec...
by Inquisitive
December 31st, 2017, 1:57 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 9484

David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

Hello guys, I've heard that David Alexander used to perform an open prediction effect that appeared perfect-- a borrowed, shuffled deck of cards used, completely untouched by the performer (throughout the entire effect), and a random audience participant chosen to participate. An open prediction is ...
by Inquisitive
July 24th, 2016, 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Contacting David Alexander's wife
Replies: 2
Views: 3013

Re: Contacting David Alexander's wife

Much thanks for the contact!
by Inquisitive
July 23rd, 2016, 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Contacting David Alexander's wife
Replies: 2
Views: 3013

Contacting David Alexander's wife

Hello guys, I'm trying to contact David Alexander's (who used to post on this forum 6+ years ago before he unfortunately passed away) wife. I remember many people posting here (around the time of David's death) that they found out through his wife (by email or phone number) that he passed away. That...
by Inquisitive
March 29th, 2016, 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Contacting David Britland
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

Re: Contacting David Britland

"Inquisitive"—if you don't receive a response from that email addy, send me the note you want forwarded to Mr. Britland at moobooks@verizon.net and I will send it along to him. Alright, Richard. I've emailed him at that email, and if I don't receive a response, I'll let you know. Thanks.
by Inquisitive
March 28th, 2016, 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Contacting David Britland
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

Contacting David Britland

Hello,

I've been trying to find a contact for David Britland but have been unable to. Do any of you here know a contact (email, phone number, etc.) of him? I'd really appreciate any help.

Thank you.
by Inquisitive
September 18th, 2015, 10:00 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Ok, so I finally got time to write out a response. @Performer, Okay, so let me summarize the key points of your lesson in no particular order: 1) Choose approximately 5 easy-to-do, sleight-free effects at a time. 2) Master these 5 or so effects before moving on to the next set of 5 or so. 3) Mainly ...
by Inquisitive
September 15th, 2015, 7:13 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

I am still here. Due to being busy, I haven't had much time to be on here. I did, however, get the chance to read your post. I will give a long and detailed response to it later when I have more time.

-Inquisitive
by Inquisitive
September 13th, 2015, 6:52 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

@Larry, Well, thanks for complimenting my writing (indirectly of course). I actually know many younger people than me who are much better at writing than I am. So, I would say age isn't a huge factor at determining whose a better writer. @Performer, I was going to give him my number, and I actually ...
by Inquisitive
September 13th, 2015, 5:31 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

What's your number? If you're real you won't mind me giving you a call, right? EDIT: Actually I won't give you my number now that I think about it. I previously was going to, but I have absolutely no idea who you are. Therefore, for privacy reasons I'd rather not tell you. Hopefully, you understand.
by Inquisitive
September 13th, 2015, 3:16 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

@Smurf, There are many that start working in their early teenage years or even before that, however then there are those like me who are in their late teenage years and haven't ever had a job. In terms of birthdays, holidays, and special events, yes I would get money. However, my parents would alway...
by Inquisitive
September 12th, 2015, 5:26 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

@Richard, I am not proud at all for all the magic (which is literally 'all' of it) I have gotten for free over the 5 years I have been in magic. But, what can one do when he has no money to buy magic himself, and to make matters worse- his parents won't even buy him magic? In this case, I had no opt...
by Inquisitive
September 11th, 2015, 9:26 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Hi Performer, To answer your question about the city- I live in Hamilton, Ontario. I understand everything you said. However, I assure you that I am quite serious about magic. Yes, there are times when I end up leaving magic temporarily (even up to a few months at a time). The reason for that could ...
by Inquisitive
September 11th, 2015, 5:40 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

I actually live about 45 min away from Toronto (60 min tops).

Also, I just wanted to let you know that I am still interested in your third method.
by Inquisitive
September 11th, 2015, 7:23 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Performer, if I may ask, who are you? I mean since you seem to know all these famous magicians you probably are a 'known' magician yourself. I am indeed terribly well known. However I am interested in who YOU are? In other words I am inquisitive about inquisitive. So who are YOU? I am just a regula...
by Inquisitive
September 10th, 2015, 6:15 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

MagicbyAlfred wrote:OMG M - - - !!! He asked your name! Even I have never done THAT!


Well you called him 'Mark', so you know his name. I thought perhaps he's a known magician, that's why I asked.
by Inquisitive
September 10th, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Performer, if I may ask, who are you? I mean since you seem to know all these famous magicians you probably are a 'known' magician yourself.
by Inquisitive
September 10th, 2015, 4:27 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

All magic is unknown, my boy. That is until you know it. Once you know the secret there is no interest or wonder anymore. That is why I detest all this you tube exposure and internet access to secrets. All the wonder of magic is disappearing. I am glad I shall be disappearing too soon and will miss...
by Inquisitive
September 10th, 2015, 7:20 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

There is evidence that he has seen my message. As yet there has been no response. However, I guarantee that human curiousity means that he has seen this thread. Since he has not given any response whatsoever I am going to assume that he knows perfectly well that you are talking a load of old cobble...
by Inquisitive
September 9th, 2015, 4:46 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

performer wrote:I have sent a message to Bob Cassidy concerning all this as per the advice of "Inquisitive". As yet there has been no reply.


Thank you!

When he replies, let us know.
by Inquisitive
September 8th, 2015, 9:03 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

I will. I may even try to get him to comment on here even though he hates this place. Anyway, never mind all that. See if you can figure out how I can influence people to say the card I want. No stooges. Once they name it I can then just second deal to it or if I haven't the energy just have it on ...
by Inquisitive
September 8th, 2015, 5:36 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Inquisitive. Since you ARE Jeremy Weiss (if he even exists) I am at a loss to know why you need to research yourself. Remember that I am psychic and know these things................. I am not Jeremy Weiss, therefore I am not researching about myself. I really suggest you ask Bob Cassidy about Jere...
by Inquisitive
September 8th, 2015, 7:38 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

I do know Bob. Here are two things about him. He has a devilish sense of humour and I can quite see him going along with this nonsense. The other thing I know about him is that he is not going to pay $2400 for this. I just did research on Jeremy Weiss on his website, and in the 'About me' section h...
by Inquisitive
September 7th, 2015, 7:33 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

@Performer, I guess this *might* be a hoax, but I personally think it's not, since Bob and Ben claim to own it, and they also claim to perform it (which is a pretty big claim). Now, in a previous post of yours, you said that you'll have to ask Bob about this. I'm assuming you know how to contact Bob...
by Inquisitive
September 7th, 2015, 1:43 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Well, the 'Onion' hoax was actually later revealed to be a 'hoax'. This wasn't, so this can't for sure be a 'hoax'. Plus, as I said, at MindVention 2009 several people saw Jeremy perform it. Bob and Ben are the ones who claim to know how this is done, but many others on that thread and other threads...
by Inquisitive
September 6th, 2015, 3:31 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Guys, I'm not joking about this. It is legit. Have a look at the thread on the Cafe: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=416361&forum=15&261 Both Bob Cassidy and Ben Harris (two very respectable and trustworthy people) said in the thread that they purchased the effect, and...
by Inquisitive
September 5th, 2015, 10:56 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 28089

Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Hello guys, I don't know if this is the right section to post this, but I couldn't find a better section to post this, so I decided to make my thread here. I wanted to ask if anyone here knows about Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN. Apparently, 6 years ago at MindVention 2009 Jeremy performed his version of ACAA...

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