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by Bibliophage
July 1st, 2019, 1:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons REPRINTED!
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons REPRINTED!

This is a rip-off and the Estate of Mr. Jay and the appropriate attorneys have been notified.
by Bibliophage
May 4th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

Ted,

I bet if you asked they'd give your money back if you returned the box full of people and materials

I use the material and have had three friends try to get a set, so I know the demand is still there
by Bibliophage
September 8th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Psience
Replies: 31
Views: 12079

Re: Psience

Very useful answer! Thank You.
by Bibliophage
September 8th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Psience
Replies: 31
Views: 12079

Re: Psience

Not asking you to reveal methods, but is the Headline Prediction practical?
by Bibliophage
July 10th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

New issue arrived!
by Bibliophage
July 4th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

I spoke with both of the publishers this last weekend in New Jersey and they said that we should see the next Works by the following week.
by Bibliophage
June 22nd, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 3118

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

I am enjoying this book along with all of Denis' others.

Totally worth it.
by Bibliophage
April 18th, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: J. Cornelius Thought trasmitter
Replies: 5
Views: 3197

Re: J. Cornelius Thought trasmitter

I was there when John came up with the idea for the thought transmitter The original inspiration was the description of a gimmicked bible with a secret light inside so one could see through envelopes. Published on page 23 of Nelson’s Encyclopedia of Mentalism and Allied Arts - Copyright 1967. It had...
by Bibliophage
March 15th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

The latest set of instructions and the teaser for the next effect arrived last night.

I really like the idea of a piece of fooling mentalism that I can perform while sitting in my car!

Anyone else going to try this today?
by Bibliophage
January 5th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Lives of a Showman
Replies: 40
Views: 7021

Re: The Lives of a Showman

The short-long sidejog is good but Bill Kalush, Chris Kenner and Michael Webber were all doing it with Mene-Tekel decks more than 25 years ago, so while Jafo may be the first to have the idea in print, the idea is far from new.
by Bibliophage
December 6th, 2017, 10:59 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

Mac,

Are you talking about Psience or The Works?

I received Vol 1 #6 of Psience yesterday.
by Bibliophage
December 5th, 2017, 9:01 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

Got home from work and read it, printed it out and experimented with it. I remember someone showing this to me at a convention in Vegas 100 years ago but I forgot about it and what they are doing with it is really different and smart. Started trying to solve some of the questions in the back of the ...
by Bibliophage
August 22nd, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dean Dill
Replies: 18
Views: 6134

Re: Dean Dill

Dean's surviving wife and son own the rights to all of Dean's magic.
by Bibliophage
August 4th, 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Of the book (karl Fulves) question
Replies: 3
Views: 2019

Re: Of the book (karl Fulves) question

If anyone has copies of these for sale, please PM me.
by Bibliophage
August 4th, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Blue Crown - Help contact
Replies: 17
Views: 3056

Re: The Blue Crown - Help contact

I just purchased their new marked decks and they arrived no problem.
by Bibliophage
August 4th, 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 21659

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

Did they make a DVD "version" of the original Pat Page VHS tape?
by Bibliophage
August 4th, 2017, 9:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 9562

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

But new book(s) at Genii Convention, yes?
by Bibliophage
July 17th, 2017, 10:40 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

I rattled their cage and was informed that we are about to get a new Psience and a new Works installment.
by Bibliophage
June 6th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: America's Got Talent performance
Replies: 100
Views: 13298

Re: America's Got Talent performance

I have hesitated jumping into this mud wrestling match of opinion but from the second I saw Will's set on AGT I thought, "As soon as cover of the cards or the hands go away, the mystery goes away." And that thought has persisted. I used to have this discussion/argument with Tim Connover ab...
by Bibliophage
May 17th, 2017, 1:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Some thoughts on the Hooked Coin
Replies: 22
Views: 6517

Re: Some thoughts on the Hooked Coin

Thank You!

I've noticed over the years that shorter, sharper pins are also preferable.
by Bibliophage
May 17th, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 8758

Re: Steranko

These books are musts. Not just for visual story-telling but for all story-telling.
by Bibliophage
May 11th, 2017, 10:55 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

I have to say that I have been kept informed both by them answering every email (I only sent one) and soon after they sent out a message to all subscribers apologizing for and explaining the delay and promising that things would be back on schedule soon. If you are not getting their messages, let th...
by Bibliophage
May 9th, 2017, 2:46 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

I think Mr. Adkins should direct his inquiries to the folks that publish the Works and Psience...
by Bibliophage
April 26th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 5466

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

Much of it is Emil Clifton's. It was published in a small manuscript he used to sell at the Castle. Emil was a good friend of Earl's and contributed "Clifton's Ring Move" to Earl's book.
by Bibliophage
April 25th, 2017, 11:58 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Shrunken Ned
Replies: 2
Views: 2623

Re: Shrunken Ned

Also some familiar names in this article. Congrats gents!

http://boingboing.net/2017/04/23/room-for-1000.html
by Bibliophage
February 15th, 2017, 3:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Yoda+Devo+Dougie+Delgaudio+NYC=Awesome
Replies: 0
Views: 1811

Yoda+Devo+Dougie+Delgaudio+NYC=Awesome

I loved "Nothing to Hide" and got to see in in Los Angeles and NYC so I'm pretty excited that "In And Of Itself" is coming to New York and bringing Delgaudio and his magic to the City. Only a 10 week run which means this is going to become a hot and difficult ticket really fast. ...
by Bibliophage
January 11th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 39
Views: 12114

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

Fellow Psience Members will notice the Latin phrase that ends the introduction to every issue of the Journal.
by Bibliophage
October 30th, 2016, 10:55 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

Instructions for number Three just arrived and tied the first three effects all together. (Are we allow to say that?) The part of the wallet that I didn't understand now makes total sense. Next month's effect has me puzzled, not sure how this is possible without gimmicks and the ad says everything i...
by Bibliophage
October 13th, 2016, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mesika v. Penguin
Replies: 9
Views: 2438

Re: Mesika v. Penguin

But forgetting about all the legal stuff, if he bought the rights from Finn Jon then I think it is wrong if others steal that idea from Mesika. I believe that what was paid for was a limited right to market and sell in the US and maybe other places. This was a deal made with George Proust, and I do...
by Bibliophage
September 28th, 2016, 3:16 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

Just got installment number two and the description of number three!

Seems like the first three effects are going to work together in some way.
by Bibliophage
September 28th, 2016, 12:52 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

One thing I've noticed about some of Weber's material, there tends to be a bit of overlap. Not sure about an overlap, but he does keep returning to classic problems and solving them differently and probably better each time. Don't know who else went to Magic Live, but the idea of performing Jackpot...
by Bibliophage
September 4th, 2016, 8:10 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

I think you only got the Bonus if you joined and paid in full by July 14th.
by Bibliophage
September 1st, 2016, 12:58 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

My collection arrived yesterday. Shrink-wrapped with my name on it! Was surprised to find a beautiful gimmicked leather wallet ($200 easy) right on top when I opened the lid (nice box) It is exactly as pictured in the illustrations of the first set of instructions including the secret function (and ...
by Bibliophage
July 7th, 2016, 12:01 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

Richard, Here is the text from the other part of the mailing they sent out this weekend: You invite a group of people whom you have never met to join you on stage. They do not write or draw anything. Each simply concentrates on a random thought which they neither speak, write nor share with anyone e...
by Bibliophage
July 4th, 2016, 11:44 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

Re: The Works

Agreed. Bonus item sounds impossible, but I think much of the true value comes from thinking about the conditions and imagining how to perform something that fits them.
by Bibliophage
July 4th, 2016, 10:01 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65963

The Works

Did anyone else sign up for this? They had me at "wallet" but the bonus thing sounds great too.
by Bibliophage
July 2nd, 2016, 6:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Psience Issue 5!
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Re: Psience Issue 5!

They just sent out an updated issue with a great new idea that is absolutely obvious ... after they explain it to you.
by Bibliophage
June 19th, 2016, 4:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ten-Card Poker
Replies: 76
Views: 17007

Re: Ten-Card Poker

[quote="Bob Farmer"]I reference the Weber effect in my book in the section related to Tim Ellis's very good routine. In Tim's routine there is no Jonah in the traditional sense. It's a very good routine. You need two sets of Tim's cards for the additional material I included. See: Bob, you...
by Bibliophage
June 18th, 2016, 8:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ten-Card Poker
Replies: 76
Views: 17007

Re: Ten-Card Poker

Harry must be acknowledged for making this a trick everyone was talking about and performing many decades ago. Mr Farmer's book is a thing of beauty and a must-read. Best performance version of TCPD is Weber's Ha No Jonah, which only uses 10 cards, and NO Jonah card. It is not in the Farmer book but...

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