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by Edward Pungot
August 17th, 2018, 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6987
Views: 2053085

Re: ERDNASE

What's the method Bill?
Where how do you find this stuff .
by Edward Pungot
August 17th, 2018, 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6987
Views: 2053085

Re: ERDNASE

Great find!!!
I've chewed a lot of gum and smoked plenty of cigarettes but only came up with comics and a smelly left hand.
by Edward Pungot
August 15th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Finding a mentor
Replies: 25
Views: 1463

Re: Finding a mentor

It's just the "family romance" syndrome. I like I'm sure many others have, look at these old magicians as father and grandfather figures. What we may have lacked in the real world we made up for in the magic world. And I like to think that foreign exchange was therapeutic for me.
by Edward Pungot
August 15th, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5232

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I never realized how true your statement of the Sevengali double is . And it still fools them. The bar has been set so low but I guess that says a lot about the human condition. People like the feeling of surprise and having things change under there hand. And they even fork over the money just to o...
by Edward Pungot
August 14th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Books - some signed and collectible at great prices
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: FSH: Books - some signed and collectible at great prices

[Andrus, Jerry] LINKING PINS

I'll take this if you still have it.
$20? Paypal? + Shipping?
by Edward Pungot
August 14th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Psience
Replies: 31
Views: 10943

Re: Psience

Lol...there appears to be identical titles with different creators. I also appear to have the Collectors' Workshop Edition and you the other one. Quite (un)lucky. There is another "Destiny 's Disciple" with Dunninger's name one it in MAGICK and another one with Al Mann's name. Dunninger's ...
by Edward Pungot
August 14th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Psience
Replies: 31
Views: 10943

Re: Psience

Regarding Lucky Numbers
(if you have the reference check it out)

"Destiny 's Disciple." Dunninger.
The Compleat MAGICK Vol. 1
Bascom Jones. page 6.
by Edward Pungot
August 14th, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Finding a mentor
Replies: 25
Views: 1463

Re: Finding a mentor

Aren't we all compilations of our various mentors? Magical and non-magical? I think it's safe to say that anyone who is reading this--even someone far remote into the future--will have a little bit of Vernon in them. Unless another asteroid wipes out all the magicians, I don't think we can ever exis...
by Edward Pungot
August 12th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: My EG Conference Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: My EG Conference Presentation

Wonderful and inspiring magic. You are the people's Houdini of the 21st Century. Your journey across America should be turned into a documentary.
by Edward Pungot
August 5th, 2018, 10:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5232

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I like how the moon perfectly covers the Sun in a total eclipse like a perfect double. Neat trick.
by Edward Pungot
August 5th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5232

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I think part of me has been steeped in method for so long that I forget the pure beauty of a simple effect. Seeing the Invisible Deck for the first time for example as a layman and how wonderful an impression it had on me. Uncluttered with "meaning" or story. Maybe trying to give it meanin...
by Edward Pungot
August 5th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5232

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

So are you saying the average magician is just masturbating in public.
by Edward Pungot
August 5th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5232

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

Nobody really wants to be punked by a juvenile demi-god or a show-off.

It seems if we want to win the crowd we should ground ourselves and focus our presentations on our humanity--our hopes, fears, desires, etc..

All sleights should be in- transit actions supporting the effect.
by Edward Pungot
July 30th, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5232

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

We should take advantage of our opposable thumbs. We are after all magicians.
by Edward Pungot
July 29th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Declassified Government Psi Research
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Declassified Government Psi Research

Aren't dogs and cats more attuned to this sort of thing?

And how about the birds and the bees and how they get around.

Maybe we as humans over bombard the senses that we drown out these hidden talents that we received from evolution's bag of tricks.
by Edward Pungot
July 29th, 2018, 2:21 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Declassified Government Psi Research
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Declassified Government Psi Research

Science eventually catches up with science fiction. Doesn't the CIA already use remote viewing technology?
by Edward Pungot
July 27th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: China Doll
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: China Doll

I am quite impressed and inspired by your poem. On the spectrum of "patter" it is very Western and lovely to read for someone like me who gets stuck in thought. I too am looking forward to your installments in Genii. I may even have to renew my subscription. Thanks in advance for sharing y...
by Edward Pungot
July 27th, 2018, 2:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: China Doll
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: China Doll

The routine is excellent. Plot: Three Americans seek the wisdom of the Eastern sage and gain enlightenment. Lao Tzu, Daodejing Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Being deeply loved by ...
by Edward Pungot
July 23rd, 2018, 1:59 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Psychology of a Standing Ovation and Little Tricks on it
Replies: 16
Views: 2769

Re: psychology of a standing ovation and little tricks on it

The best way to get a standing ovation is to earn it. And to receive it with a humble bow.
by Edward Pungot
July 22nd, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hello Goodbye
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Hello Goodbye

Nice article on local Hawaiian magicians and the history of the magic scene on the islands. There are even two paragraphs devoted to Max Malini.

https://hanahou.com/21.3/the-amazement-business
by Edward Pungot
July 21st, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hello Goodbye
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Hello Goodbye

Hawaiian Airlines Magazine article by Lee Siegel from the University of Hawaii Religious Studies department.

https://hanahou.com/7.4/the-grand-illusion
by Edward Pungot
July 19th, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "The Narrative Fallacy"
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: "The Narrative Fallacy"

The power of the implicit over the explicit... let them complete the story . If you've got a working narrative to work from - sure, edit out [and/or in] the words [and images] describing what they can figure out [and remember] during and later. A lot of the narrative fallacy in tricks happen after ...
by Edward Pungot
July 19th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sessioning
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Sessioning

(1) Workshop tricks your working on. Get feedback.

(2) Book club. Go through a book(s) together (I.e. Revolutionary Card Technique or Tarbell)

(3) Field testing (I.e. bars)
by Edward Pungot
July 19th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "The Narrative Fallacy"
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: "The Narrative Fallacy"

Jonathan Townsend wrote:What patterns or presuppositions do you want challenged?


Everything 8-)

Actually, you took it down the rabbit hole. I was thinking more along the line of how tricks are driven by narratives.
by Edward Pungot
July 19th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "The Narrative Fallacy"
Replies: 5
Views: 432

"The Narrative Fallacy"

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan The narrative fallacy addresses our limited ability to look at sequences of facts without weaving an explanation into them, or, equivalently, forcing a logical link, an arrow of relationship upon them. Explanations bind facts together. They make them all the mor...
by Edward Pungot
July 17th, 2018, 6:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Doing copper silver transpositions
Replies: 57
Views: 2488

Re: Doing copper silver transpositions

Tangent: The first time a saw "Quantum Tunneling" I was blown away. Tom Stone a few years back posted a clip of Al's on facebook that used coins, a tube, and flash paper. I don't think it was titled "Quantum Tunneling" but it sure fooled the hell out of me. What trick am I refer...
by Edward Pungot
July 17th, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Doing copper silver transpositions
Replies: 57
Views: 2488

Re: Doing copper silver transpositions

Arthur C. Clarke
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.


Tangent: The first time a saw
"Quantum Tunneling" I was blown away.
Schneider delivers.
by Edward Pungot
July 14th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Art of Palming by Adelaide Herrmann
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: The Art of Palming by Adelaide Herrmann

Adelaide is stunning.
https://goo.gl/images/YVYVsq

Adelaide Herrmann
He — or she — must keep in good physical condition, because of course the condition of the body is reflected in the mind, and both must be normal if satisfactory results are to be obtained.
by Edward Pungot
July 13th, 2018, 3:34 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."
Replies: 49
Views: 7192

Re: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."

We are hunters and gathers.
All this stuff is an extension of this drive and our brain's ability to catalog, edit, and expand.

It's ironic that we start and end with nothing. But in between there is much joy in the pursuit, acquisition, devouring, assimilation and eventual letting go.
by Edward Pungot
July 11th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)

Dear Mr. Pungot: Thank you for your inquiry about McDonald’s sustainability efforts and the use of plastic straws. At McDonald’s, we are committed to improving the environmental and social impact of the way food is farmed, produced and served. We are working to maximize the efficiency of our restau...
by Edward Pungot
July 11th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)

Paper or Plastic? Chris Taggart, the Beverage Manager at the Castle, announced that the Castle will soon be using paper straws at all its bars and in the dining room, joining the ranks of establishments across the world saying “no” to the plastic kind which pose a threat to the environment. Paper M...
by Edward Pungot
July 11th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Be Natural. What did Vernon mean?
Replies: 29
Views: 1762

Re: Be Natural. What did Vernon mean?

All you have to do to understand Vernon's famous advice to "be natural" is just to watch and listen to the master himself. Whenever he speaks, gestures, and segues into his tricks--everything--including his tangents--transition so smoothly, so naturally. There are no, "Okay now for my...
by Edward Pungot
July 10th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be Natural. What did Vernon mean?
Replies: 29
Views: 1762

Re: Be Natural. What did Vernon mean?

Magic seems to have an intrinsic quality that makes it lean more towards the sciences when asking the big What, How, and Why questions. Add to that the big data sets from magic literature and you start to have enough to form terms and definitions and even the loftier theorems. Your essay has that qu...
by Edward Pungot
July 10th, 2018, 2:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Wishes All of You a Happy July 4th
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: The Genii Wishes All of You a Happy July 4th

Smith, Adam The Wealth of Nations (Public Domain 1776) Every individual endeavors to employ his capital so that its produce may be of greatest value. He generally neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. He intends only his own security, only his own gai...
by Edward Pungot
July 10th, 2018, 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Be Natural. What did Vernon mean?
Replies: 29
Views: 1762

Re: Be Natural. What did Vernon mean?

"Magicians are considered to be the scientists of show business."
--Milbourne Christopher
[ Stewart James The First Fifty Years ]
by Edward Pungot
July 8th, 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stewart James
Replies: 54
Views: 18452

Re: Stewart James

I just recently purchased this mammoth of a book from a second hand store and this thread has sure given me the courage to actually cracking the book covers open.
Thanks for the encouraging preface and the hope that I come out at the end with my sanity still in tact.
by Edward Pungot
July 7th, 2018, 11:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Wishes All of You a Happy July 4th
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: The Genii Wishes All of You a Happy July 4th

Dennett, Daniel C.
ELBOW ROOM
The Varieties of Free Wil Worth Wanting

(MIT Press 1984)
by Edward Pungot
July 7th, 2018, 1:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Different magicians officialy performing the same
Replies: 21
Views: 1143

Re: Different magicians officialy performing the same

Some kids just want to be Max Maven clones when they grow up.

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