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by Rick Kirkes
December 24th, 2016, 1:33 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Your favorite newspaper prediction effect
Replies: 1
Views: 2321

Your favorite newspaper prediction effect

I am looking for a good newspaper headline effect. There is one in Mind, Myth & Magick by TA Waters & Richard Osterlind's Easy To Master Mental Miracles dvd called Koran's Headline Prediction. The simpler - the better. What can you recommend ? I do favor the Koran routine but I want to know ...
by Rick Kirkes
December 22nd, 2016, 1:51 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 12207

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

Performer, I was interested how long you spend with someone doing a palm reading at your booth? And also the same with someone wanting a tarot reading, how long ? Do you combine the two ( palms & tarot ) with one price ? Or is each separate ? I am still learning palmistry but, I read the cards t...
by Rick Kirkes
December 16th, 2016, 5:31 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 12207

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

Can I ask you a palmistry question ? In my book on palm reading the author tells the reader that Horizontal Lines are considered obstructive and not good. On my dominate hand ( right hand ), I have many horizontal lines on the Mount of Venus and in the book she writes that if these lines intersect t...
by Rick Kirkes
December 13th, 2016, 3:57 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 12207

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

I found the following story on Godlike Productions by a guy named Mason Smith on palm reading. The true palm readers are very rare and their knowledge are very deep. They will tell your past by reading your right hand. You will know the accuracy and then they will tell you your future by reading you...
by Rick Kirkes
December 12th, 2016, 12:37 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 12207

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

Performer, I believe that palmistry is the study of the unconscious mind i.e more lines on the hand means more of an active mind at work. Is that why you say you read the palms first, before the cards..because you will know quite a bit about the person from their palms. What is your thoughts about t...
by Rick Kirkes
December 10th, 2016, 1:44 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 12207

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

Performer, what do you do when asked the question..." Are you psychic ? ", what do you tell them.

Just curious..
by Rick Kirkes
December 9th, 2016, 1:20 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 12207

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

I do believe 100% in the Tarot cards. Not because I believe they have certain supernatural powers embedded in them. I do not believe in Jung's theory of synchronicity even if I knew what the hell it was. I believe that the cards come up at random. However for very logical reasons which I do not hav...
by Rick Kirkes
December 7th, 2016, 7:50 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 12207

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

This is a great thread !
by Rick Kirkes
May 6th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How much does the average Magician make annually?
Replies: 48
Views: 25868

Re: How much does the average Magician make annually?

How much is a Svengali deck going for these days?
by Rick Kirkes
May 5th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How much does the average Magician make annually?
Replies: 48
Views: 25868

Re: How much does the average Magician make annually?

I bet that the money that magicians make falls under the " 20%-80% " rule. That is that, 20% of the magicians out there make 80% of the money..and the other 80% of magicians make 20% of the money.

That's the rule for most sales jobs, and I don't see magician's as being any different.

;)
by Rick Kirkes
May 4th, 2016, 6:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Is Your Opener...
Replies: 30
Views: 7190

What Is Your Opener...

How does your opener effect the other routines in your set? Do you have a short or long opener? I do a gambling presentation/demo and I have a quick opener with the cards, which is called The Slug by Martin Nash. It's quick and sets the tone for the other effects that follow, and it's a skill displa...
by Rick Kirkes
May 2nd, 2016, 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why cant I join talkmagic or magiccafe?
Replies: 42
Views: 19899

Re: why cant I join talkmagic or magiccafe?

I still lurk there..
by Rick Kirkes
May 2nd, 2016, 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why cant I join talkmagic or magiccafe?
Replies: 42
Views: 19899

Re: why cant I join talkmagic or magiccafe?

I think this place is a breath of fresh air..I can no longer log in to the Magic Cafe because I have a free e-mail site. And it's just as well because there is a lot of bad advice and exposure at the green place.

:x
by Rick Kirkes
May 2nd, 2016, 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your First " WOW " Factor With Magic ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3767

Your First " WOW " Factor With Magic ?

In the seventies when I was a kid my mom took me to see a magic show and this magician did the Zig Zag Cabinet. It totally fooled me. I wanted to do what he does. Then I got a deck of those TV Magic Cards and later on, the TV Magic Kit with all kinds of goodies in there. Later I would get my hands o...
by Rick Kirkes
April 30th, 2016, 1:05 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How To Increase Your Prospecting...
Replies: 10
Views: 3631

Re: How To Increase Your Prospecting...

I hear you. My other jobs that were in sales, were working as a sales assistant making cold calls for a local stockbroker. I did that job for a year and a half...I got tired of the commute, got into local real estate when I passed the real estate exam test. I did that job for 4 years. When the real ...
by Rick Kirkes
April 29th, 2016, 11:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..
Replies: 45
Views: 14531

Re: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..

Thank you all for your comments and advice. Joe, That sounds like a great routine! There is a marketed effect by Penguin called " Fair and Sloppy " by Ron Bauer. I believe it's in booklet form. Does anyone like that method ? It's cost is fairly cheap ( $7.50 ), so I'll get it and give a re...
by Rick Kirkes
April 29th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..
Replies: 45
Views: 14531

Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..

Because you can end the routine making all the cards turn face-up with the selection of their chosen card reversed in the middle of the deck and it's simple in method to do, and always get's a good reaction. Question, do you end the effect as a degree of skill, or..something magicial ? I have been e...
by Rick Kirkes
April 28th, 2016, 2:13 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How To Increase Your Prospecting...
Replies: 10
Views: 3631

Re: How To Increase Your Prospecting...

Mark,. I will check out the Felix Dennis book..thanks. I am at the point, where I don't dread making the calls. It's something I need and want to do. I also know that if I don't make the calls...its going to cost me money. I have found out that it takes more energy NOT to prospect than is done to ac...
by Rick Kirkes
April 27th, 2016, 8:47 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How To Increase Your Prospecting...
Replies: 10
Views: 3631

How To Increase Your Prospecting...

This is a great resource for making sales calls if you have a show to promote, or if you have the fear of promoting anything that needs to be sold. This book will make you $$..I don't want to give away the info in the book, this book will help you find a state of mind that allows you to take action....
by Rick Kirkes
April 27th, 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Coin Routines
Replies: 115
Views: 26916

Re: Favorite Coin Routines

I only do this for family and friends. It's called The Silver Passage by Gary Ouellet from Camirand Magic. It's a four phased presentation that uses four half dollars ( ungimmicked ) and a round mirror. When the hands pass-over the mirror that's when the magic happens. You need to be sitting down du...
by Rick Kirkes
April 27th, 2016, 5:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini's Helicopter Card
Replies: 7
Views: 3656

Re: Slydini's Helicopter Card

I don't know how he did it.

That's why he was a master magician.

I am glad to be here other than the green place..
by Rick Kirkes
April 27th, 2016, 1:14 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Ron Martin RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 2327

Re: Ron Martin RIP

RIP Ron Martin..
by Rick Kirkes
April 27th, 2016, 1:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Help R. Paul Wilson Get his Film DARKFALL Made!
Replies: 1
Views: 988

Re: Help R. Paul Wilson Get his Film DARKFALL Made!

Sounds interesting...
by Rick Kirkes
April 27th, 2016, 12:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jennings' Bevel Palm
Replies: 9
Views: 3784

Re: Jennings' Bevel Palm

Nice work!!

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