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Topic: Origin of confabulation?
Message: Posted by: thoughtsexplorer (Jul 10, 2007 11:26AM)
... maybe I am wrong, but I was sure that it was first described in Warlock's Pentragram.
Don't find it anymore.
I have the original magazines, which have no index.
Does anyone have the reprinted books (there should possibly be an index)
and could help me?
Message: Posted by: coupcoupdaddy (Jul 10, 2007 02:09PM)
No Index in first two volumes.
Message: Posted by: piefke666 (Jul 10, 2007 02:19PM)
And not in the digital :(
Message: Posted by: corpmagi (Jul 10, 2007 02:37PM)
The routine is credited to Alan Shaxons. It's not in either of his hard backed books. I think it was sold as a separate item.

Ron Wilson has a routine in his big book (The Uncanny Scot) and there are marketed versions as well. You can find the best marketed version (IMO) here: http://www.uniquemagiccollection.com/KenBrookeSC.htm along with a DVD of Shaxon explaining his routine.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Caldwell (Jul 10, 2007 04:13PM)
Al Koran's routine appears in the October 1948 edition of the Pentagram, in "A Letter from Al Koran." This prediction-in-a-sealed-envelope-in-a wallet appears again as "AL Koran's Dream Car" in Warlock's New Pentagram in 1971, Volume 2, Number 12, page 106. In the original description, Koran used the idea of predicting a number, color, and city. Later he used the idea of predicting a "dream holiday." In the end, he use the "dream car" presentation.

Hope it helps,
Message: Posted by: thoughtsexplorer (Jul 11, 2007 09:18AM)

thanks a lot for taking time looking up through the books or digital stuff.
Christopher: Bullseye!
Message: Posted by: Cardinal Bunal (Jul 11, 2007 07:10PM)
What's the lay man's term for confabulation?
Message: Posted by: docsteve (Jul 11, 2007 07:18PM)
On 2007-07-11 20:10, Cardinal Bunal wrote:
What's the lay man's term for confabulation?
Literally? Not sure. To all extents, - Bull ****!

It's a medical term, concerning a kind of covering up/deflection that certain brain-damaged individuals do in response to direct questions. Often seen in those with mild to moderate dementia or after a stroke; casual listening sounds fine, but on closer examination the afflicted person is talking absolute bollox, yet sounding plausible.
It's an utterly fascinating phenomenon, demonstrating both lack-of and yet evidence-of higher brain function.
Message: Posted by: whyjay (Jul 15, 2007 03:49PM)
How the original effect looks to the audience? Is it a prediction type effect?
Message: Posted by: gabelson (Jul 15, 2007 07:10PM)
Love Mark Strivings' version "Confabulous Vacation" on Vol. 3 of "Desert Brainstorm". Everything makes sense, and the ending is nothing short of a miracle to the spec.
Message: Posted by: parmenion (Jul 16, 2007 04:28AM)
Yes,Strivings has a very good version !
I like the passeport wallet.
I hope it will be release
Message: Posted by: gabelson (Jul 16, 2007 04:16PM)
The passport wallet WAS released-- made by Scotty York, and is no longer being sold (as far as I know). It's very hard to find one, these days. I wish it would be re-released!
Message: Posted by: Malchat (Jul 16, 2007 04:27PM)
Why not do it with a standard H-wallet?
Message: Posted by: Hill (Jul 16, 2007 04:43PM)
If you go to your nearest 'corporate gift' specialist, or professional printers/stationers - they can usually offer a service of placing gold printing on all manner of items. I had mine do it on a standard H wallet, so I could do confabulous vacation - I got him a template of the british coat of arms (usually on the front of our passport) and he made me a super version for super cheap.
Message: Posted by: jholland (Mar 16, 2008 01:33PM)
I have the Scotty York passport wallet but no materials. Does anyone know where I can locate written materials? I understand that Scotty had some pretty good explanations as to why you are carrying around a passport wallet. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: ELima (Mar 16, 2008 05:00PM)

For this particular version of Confabulation you can either seek the book 'Constructive Mentalism' or the DVD 'Desert Brainstorm Vol. 2'.
Both cover the same routine and with Mark Strivings.