Using the Aronson Stack

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Bruce Siegel
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Using the Aronson Stack

Postby Bruce Siegel » June 17th, 2015, 9:57 pm

Now that I've memorized the Aronson Stack, I'm trying to find ways to make the best use of it. Have any tricks/applications using the stack been published?

Joe Gallant
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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby Joe Gallant » June 17th, 2015, 10:16 pm

All of Simon's books are available at:
http://simonaronson.com/books.html

Also, Mnemonica by Juan Tamariz has many stack-independent effects.

Michael Close's books and DVDs include many memorized deck effects:
http://www.michaelclose.com

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erdnasephile
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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby erdnasephile » June 18th, 2015, 3:11 pm

Mr. Siegel:

Please see: "The Wishing Trick" (from Workers 5) which Mr. Close designed to help him get comfortable with memdeck work. I highly recommend buying "The Complete Workers" ebook, but "Workers 5" is also available separately.

http://www.michaelclose.com/collections ... hael-close

Mr. Close is running a 10% off everything sale until the end of July.

(Oddly enough, the hardest part of memdeck work for me is the math involved, which is why I really like Mr. Close's "The Birthday Book" as well)

Bill Mullins
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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby Bill Mullins » June 18th, 2015, 5:38 pm

Eric Mead's Tangled Web isn't the first text a student of the memorized deck should get, but once you make it a tool in your working arsenal, there's some really good information in it.

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chetday
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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby chetday » June 19th, 2015, 3:20 pm

Visit [url]stackview.com[/url] for an excellent software tool that helps magicians who are into memorized decks.

Also, although it hasn't been updated for a long time, I still consider the "Musings" blog at the above site interesting and quite useful for memorized deck material and ideas. You can get the password via an autoresponder for the blog by clicking the "Musings" link on the above home page.

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erdnasephile
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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby erdnasephile » June 19th, 2015, 6:08 pm

The late Dennis Loomis used to have a lot of really practical, interesting material on the memdeck. Sadly, the site is no more. (I tried that Wayback machine thing for http://www.loomismagic.com but I couldn't get it to work)

Fortunately, some of Mr. Loomis' articles appear here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... &forum=205
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Bill Mullins
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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby Bill Mullins » June 19th, 2015, 8:04 pm

erdnasephile wrote:The late Dennis Loomis used to have a lot of really practical, interesting material on the memdeck. Sadly, the site is no more. (I tried that Wayback machine thing for http://www.loomismagic.com but I couldn't get it to work)

Fortunately, some of Mr. Lommis' articles appear here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... &forum=205


Wayback Machine link

Mark Collier
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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby Mark Collier » June 19th, 2015, 8:21 pm

Thank you for that.
Bill, you make some very valuable contributions to this forum and I for one, appreciate it.

Leonard Hevia
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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby Leonard Hevia » June 19th, 2015, 9:49 pm

erdnasephile wrote:The late Dennis Loomis used to have a lot of really practical, interesting material on the memdeck. Sadly, the site is no more. (I tried that Wayback machine thing for http://www.loomismagic.com but I couldn't get it to work)

Fortunately, some of Mr. Lommis' articles appear here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... &forum=205


Yes, Erdnasephile! Page after page of great stuff in the Loomis memdeck website. When I first discovered it about 10 years ago, I printed out a large number of the effects he posted. Many of them were Aronson Stack memdeck improvements of classic effects such as Milt Kort's All Outs. What a brilliant and kind man he was!

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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby erdnasephile » June 19th, 2015, 11:08 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:
erdnasephile wrote:The late Dennis Loomis used to have a lot of really practical, interesting material on the memdeck. Sadly, the site is no more. (I tried that Wayback machine thing for http://www.loomismagic.com but I couldn't get it to work)

Fortunately, some of Mr. Lommis' articles appear here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... &forum=205


Wayback Machine link


Bill, your Kung Fu is better than mine!

Thanks very much!

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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby Leonard Hevia » June 19th, 2015, 11:31 pm

Thanks Bill! Time to reprint these articles again.

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Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Postby paulsunday » September 9th, 2015, 11:04 pm

Never met Dennis except via email, the Magic Cafe and orders from his magic store. The Shuffled not Stirred forum misses his knowledge, contributions and good humor immensely.


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