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by Brad Henderson
November 7th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1153

Re: Devilish

there are conditions inherent to mentalism as a phenomena which encourage a deeper feeling of the magic moment than other forms of the mystery arts.
by Brad Henderson
November 6th, 2017, 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1153

Re: Devilish

that seems most likely. Your original post seemed to suggest kellar actually believed in them. It hit me as false as, for some reason, that story as told in Secrets always stuck in my mind. And i think kellar likely did use the mental trick you describe in order to help that process along. given we ...
by Brad Henderson
November 6th, 2017, 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1153

Re: Devilish

pulled out the book last night. kellar is never claimed to believe in the imps. Dunninger relates that kellar talked about the power both of misdirection to make things invisible but more importantly, to him, the power of belief to make non existent things appear. Dunninger earlier in the book conde...
by Brad Henderson
November 5th, 2017, 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1153

Re: Devilish

look at the stories these images tell: kellar's golliwog ball. Here kellar is seen performing for satan and his imps. what a concept! a man so mysterious and magical that the most powerful and mysterious supernatural entities in the universe look upon him with amazement. When the most devious of ent...
by Brad Henderson
November 5th, 2017, 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1153

Re: Devilish

mark. i believe i read something similar re kellar's imps in a book called Dunningers secrets. If i recall correctly, it wasn't that kellar believed in the imps, but that audience members claimed to have seen them on stage helping kellar when there were none there (nor were there actors playing the ...
by Brad Henderson
November 2nd, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871635

Re: ERDNASE

could charlies be the result of someone who had heard it pronounced (char-lee-ais) but just didn't know how to spell it correctly? (char-li-es)

perhaps our earth nose doesn't know how to properly parse parley vous?
by Brad Henderson
November 1st, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871635

Re: ERDNASE

would an author be more likely to catch a typo when skimming through the book for corrections?

my limited published oeuvre suggests, no.
by Brad Henderson
October 25th, 2017, 9:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Pohle Color Changing Box
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Pohle Color Changing Box

is this the one with the chinese ish symbols? it changes colors and can disappear? if so i have one

brad
by Brad Henderson
October 24th, 2017, 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871635

Re: ERDNASE

this is laymen type thinking. I am not a pro magician neither am I a laymen. I am a pretty active amateur, at least when it comes to practicing sleight-of-hand. My experience is different. A good agility and muscle tone foundation was very helpful to me. I remember struggling with certain moves unt...
by Brad Henderson
October 24th, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871635

Re: ERDNASE

having a master's degree in music i don't know how many times i've heard people say to those with long fingers or pretty hands - i bet you would make a great piano player. I don't think I have said anything about size or the look of hands. I do sleight-of-hand and I do a lot of very basic finger ex...
by Brad Henderson
October 24th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871635

Re: ERDNASE

If he never played cards or did any sleight-of-hand work, then why should I or anyone else trust his opinion about what makes a good sleight of hand worker? Because common sense confirms it. A typesetter develops very agile, nimble and toned fingers due to the constant work with his fingers. That i...
by Brad Henderson
October 17th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Punch Letters Ray Grismer
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Wanted - The Punch Letters Ray Grismer

thanks for reminding me. it was not in the manuscript file cabinet but i just realized it may be library section on gambling. drop me an email next week and i will look when back from the magic and meaning conference. i know i have a copy!
by Brad Henderson
October 17th, 2017, 10:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 19
Views: 1172

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

RK, you mean the english language edition of this hofsinzer book, yes? It is my understanding that magic christian has two more volumes (maybe it's just one) left in his series. hoping that will make it into english as the earlier ones did.

any idea if that is still in a pipeline somewhere ?
by Brad Henderson
October 16th, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: monday's are magic in austin texas
Replies: 0
Views: 285

monday's are magic in austin texas

Filmed 10 segments for the regional news service. 5 will air, the others are for the web. Eventually all the aired ones will be paired with the web content. in the mean time, here is the web content for magic monday 3! http://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/austin/news/2017/10/16/learn-how-to-do-a-fancy-on...
by Brad Henderson
October 11th, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871635

Re: ERDNASE

i can't imagine anyone who didn't have intense familiarity with the proper means of means of performing the sleights described could have described them with the exacting detail which erdnase does. my experience, that i know others have also had, is that in studying erdnase as a practical guide one ...
by Brad Henderson
October 11th, 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Punch Letters Ray Grismer
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Wanted - The Punch Letters Ray Grismer

just finishing up a custom event here. will look for it in my files today. want to confirm condition etc.
by Brad Henderson
October 10th, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Punch Letters Ray Grismer
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Wanted - The Punch Letters Ray Grismer

i have a copy. how much?
by Brad Henderson
October 9th, 2017, 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beginning of the Sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: The Beginning of the Sentence

death and resurrection. what is the sawing if not death and resurrection? same as the hindu rope. all assistant abuse/dismemberment effects are essentially in the same wheel house.
by Brad Henderson
October 9th, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beginning of the Sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: The Beginning of the Sentence

i dont understand the request. can you clarify what you mean by that?.
by Brad Henderson
October 9th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beginning of the Sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: The Beginning of the Sentence

respectfully, i disagree. Only because we see life created around us all the time. the creation of life is not an impossibility. it is essential to our existence. the only difference is the magician uses different techniques than expected. but the effect per se is rather mundane. in death lies myste...
by Brad Henderson
October 8th, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beginning of the Sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: The Beginning of the Sentence

death and resurrection
by Brad Henderson
September 29th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coming Up September 22nd Season Four Finale of Masters of Illusion on The CW
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Coming Up September 22nd Season Four Finale of Masters of Illusion on The CW

shame that a show with such talented magicians has such a bad editing team.

i can't stand to watch it. Nothing worse than seeing great magicians look less than amazing because someone doesn't know how to cut together a magic show.
by Brad Henderson
September 21st, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: It's not magic, but AGT 2017-- Whoa!
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: It's not magic, but AGT 2017-- Whoa!

at what point does it cross the line of exploitation and manipulation? how is aft any different than the freak shows of the 30's?

human triumph is one thing. Putting the freaks on display another. agt feels too much like the later and not enough like the former
by Brad Henderson
September 20th, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: It's not magic, but AGT 2017-- Whoa!
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: It's not magic, but AGT 2017-- Whoa!

talent for the sake of talent should always be appreciated. manipulation and exploitation, not so much. this is why i fast forward through all that nonsense when i watch the show. I don't care about whatever story they are trying to attach to you. Make me care with your talent then maybe i will want...
by Brad Henderson
September 20th, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: It's not magic, but AGT 2017-- Whoa!
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: It's not magic, but AGT 2017-- Whoa!

i've said it before and i'll say it again - AGT is the modern day freak show here is a boy whose father rejects him, but he can dance like you and i. Here is an unattractive human being who you find repulsive, but listen to her sing opera. His mom is dying of cancer but he can do magic tricks. Look,...
by Brad Henderson
September 11th, 2017, 10:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strange Brew
Replies: 19
Views: 1738

Re: Strange Brew

the straw is great.
by Brad Henderson
August 29th, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Clear table by CS illusions
Replies: 37
Views: 3571

Re: Clear table by CS illusions

tom,

i saw the table in vegas and the frosty effect you mention seemed to occur whenever the table was past a certain distance from whatever there was in the background.
by Brad Henderson
August 27th, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?
Replies: 15
Views: 1559

Re: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?

most magicians who perfect the rings fail to do so adequately - and by that i mean deceptively (and i include myself in that lot.) i have however seen it done and i will confess, i was even fooled at times. Sure i knew what was at work, but the handling was so casual and open that there were many ti...
by Brad Henderson
August 18th, 2017, 1:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2537

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

first you have to decide what the effect is and how you are allegedly accomplishing it. then you can answer the question you have posed. but not before
by Brad Henderson
August 11th, 2017, 9:24 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work
Replies: 18
Views: 1495

Re: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work

I watched the "Stunt coordinator breaks down 'Atomic Blonde' fight scene" video (second row down on the linked page). Did it spoil the movie for me? but magic isn't the movies. two different art forms with two different goals using very different techniques for different purposes. but yes...
by Brad Henderson
August 11th, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work
Replies: 18
Views: 1495

Re: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work

which means they are looking in the wrong place. these are not the secrets of magic. these are merely methods.
by Brad Henderson
August 11th, 2017, 9:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 6069

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

It was winter. Probably in 1990 or so. I was attending the Midwest Music Educator's conference as a student. I was familiar with Eugene's work via his books and it had already had a profound affect on me. I was going through a crisis in my own performances. I was feeling the triviality of my approac...
by Brad Henderson
August 10th, 2017, 8:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work
Replies: 18
Views: 1495

Re: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work

you can expose the methods, not the secrets.
by Brad Henderson
August 10th, 2017, 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3490

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

everything you value is wrong. you also clearly have no idea how to lie - which is why you need to create mazes. As michael weber noted, "the shortest distance between two points is a straight lie." now tell me HE doesn't know what he is talking about. you think like a magician who thinks ...
by Brad Henderson
August 10th, 2017, 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3490

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

jkeyes, i don't think you understand anything about magic or how it works. You clearly don't understand anything about the hoy principle. i wish i could help you. But i know that you are incapable of learning. you are the student whose cup is already full. Perhaps when you get older and mature some...
by Brad Henderson
August 10th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3490

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

jkeyes, i don't think you understand anything about magic or how it works. You clearly don't understand anything about the hoy principle. i wish i could help you. But i know that you are incapable of learning. you are the student whose cup is already full. Perhaps when you get older and mature some ...
by Brad Henderson
August 9th, 2017, 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3490

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

who would think you would lie about the page number ?
by Brad Henderson
August 9th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3490

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

alfred, i heard his dislike for magicians goes back longer than penn. but think about it, it makes sense. he needs to be the smartest most powerful guy in the room. a magician is a threat to him. the piano trick is in my out of print notes 'theory into practice' but will be reprinted with even more ...
by Brad Henderson
August 8th, 2017, 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3490

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

i've heard trump hates magicians.

which makes sense.
by Brad Henderson
August 8th, 2017, 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3490

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

i have the best handling - verbal and physical - of the piano trick ever published.

that may sound arrogant.

but it's true.

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