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Topic: Pendulum Magic: A Guide to Mystery Performers
Message: Posted by: alemanzano (Aug 21, 2011 10:48PM)
Hello guys,

You may have heard about Magic Pendulums, a cool new site on pendulums that is soon to be released. For those of you who had the curiosity of checking it out, maybe you saw the pictures of some nice pendulums that are truly pieces of art with a great design.

Another thing that will be avaliable at the site (and that I was lucky of purchasing a preview copy when the site was briefly up before) is the "Pendulum Magic: A Guide For Mystery Performers" ebook. That's a really great ebook, with so many great ideas and routines from an incredible line up of contributors.

The book opens with a nice introduction from David Thiel on his first experience with a pendulum and how the idea of the site and the ebook tool form. For those who are familiar with David's texts, you know how fun it is reading his stories. This introduction to the Magic Pendulums idea is followed by an introduction on the tool itself by a great pendulum creator and craftsman, Rich Hennessey.

After this proper introduction on pendulums, it's time for "Pendulum Plus", a great routine from the mind of Richard Osterlind designed specially for this book. The fact is that this is not only a great routine, but a whole system on the use of pendulums along with many devices we all own.

Next, it's Vic Nadata who presents a spooky routine with his theatrical signature and a strong emotional hook and powerful psychology.

Mauricio Jaramillo brings a splendid two phase routine where the performer uses the pendulum to find an object hidden by the spectators and guides them on a great experience where things happen in their hands.

Then it's David Thiel's turn to present "The Way To A Woman's Heart", a powerful way of creating a connection and get in touch with the most deep desires held within, as the title describes, a woman's heart through the use of a pendulum.

"T'was the Season" is TC Tahoe's routine that shows a nice approach to a great concept on how a moment of improvisation may create a fun routine with things one can find at the moment.

Paul Prater closes the ebook with "El Brujo", a great routine with a nice story, exotic premise and strong effect may turn into a reading, may the performer wish. A great way of closing this edition of "Pendulum Magic", in my opinion.

Yes, I said this edition because David makes it clear that there is more to come in the future. I bet this is going to become a compendium and a reference on ideas and thinkings on pendulum work.

Congratulations for the splendid work and wish all the success to Magic Pendulum!
Ale
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Aug 22, 2011 01:21AM)
Sounds good. Any idea if a release date?
Message: Posted by: alemanzano (Aug 22, 2011 06:05AM)
Sean,

As far as I'm aware, the site will be launched at September 1st.

Ale
Message: Posted by: gmeister (Aug 22, 2011 08:05AM)
Sean:

If you go to the site--http://www.magicpendulums.com/--you can sign up for notifications, which, supposedly, will include a discount on the book when it's released.

As Alemanzano said, the launch date is billed as being September 1.
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Aug 22, 2011 10:07AM)
Thanks for the info guys...
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Aug 22, 2011 10:24AM)
Does anyone know why if you add the Pirate Booty pendulum to the cart it only shows $29.95?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Regards

Dr Rob.
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 22, 2011 11:14AM)
1) Hi, Rob. I've PMed you...sorry. It's fixed now.

2) We've been working feverishly...and I DO mean FEVERISHLY...to get fabulous pendants and photos of the aforementioned fabulous pendants ready. I really hope you're blown away by what you'll see on September First.

3) As Ale wrote above (Thank you, Ale! I should point out that Ale got the only pre-release copy issued) we're also marking the occasion by releasing our flagship eBook "Pendulum Magic: A Guide for Mystery Performers." It features great routines from some of the sharpest thinkers in mentalism. Our idea was not just to offer routines -- but ALSO for working pros to give tips that work in the REAL world. You'll hear from Osterlind, Nadata, Jaramillo, Tahoe, Prater and me about routines and ideas for using pendulums in performances. We're going to issue this ebook for $24.95. But we'll be offering it for sale on September 1st ONLY for $19.95. That price goes up to $24.95 at midnight.

This really isn't pie in the sky stuff. It's designed to be material performers will USE.

Those who have listed themselves on our contact list will be able to purchase any of our limited edition pendulums (most designs limited to ONE or THREE of a kind) at a significant discount. More about that in an email that will go out to them prior to September first.

We'll be featuring GREAT pendulums for sale to the whole magic fraternity over that opening week...with one BIG sale of the day each day. Since most of our production is limited to THREE of a kind, we expect them to sell out very quickly.

Let me be completely honest: this site exists because we all have a sincere love of pendulums and their use by mystery performers. We wanted to create something beautiful that would really be a treasure to the magical community. Seriously. We wanted to provide material and props for new users as well as veteran performers.

We have a few samples up now. Pop by for a look...but don't miss the Grand Opening on the first.

Now -- since clowns, mascots and moderators scare me -- here ends the commercial part of the message. I'm happy to discuss the site and our plans for it...and the ebook here. But if you have questions about discounts or pricing etc. please PM me. We're also posting regular updates directly on the site.

David
Message: Posted by: Paul Prater (Aug 22, 2011 02:41PM)
This is the first I have seen of the lineup in this book. All I can say is that I am honored to be a part of this book. David is a complete professional and a nice guy. Everything looks first class.

David, I wish you the best of luck!
Message: Posted by: gmeister (Aug 22, 2011 04:36PM)
Ditto, David!

Hope the site is a smashing success.
Message: Posted by: Bill Cushman (Aug 22, 2011 05:31PM)
What a fantastic idea, having a site devoted to pendulums! I may be a bit biased but this latest sign of a renaissance thrills me.

Kenton's re-release of Pendulum Programming, Freddy Valentine's recent introductory work, Docc Hilford's mind shattering routines in The Vault and on the Mosnter DVD set, Pablo's outstanding new book, Neal Scryer's contributions in his last and soon to be released books, Keith Barry working on a book with an emphasis on pendulums, Jerome Finley sharing his pendulum techniques and routines of the highest quality in several sources including his Thought Veil, Tattoo and my own Trybil: AKA The Multi-Bob Pendulum Book and Rich Hennessey's ever growing collection of master crafted pendulums of all types. And I know I'm missing more than a few recent contributions; these were just the ones that came to me off the top of my head (see the cover of Trybil!).

I think the pendulums status as one of the most underutilized tools of the mystery worker is undergoing a major shift. After reading the above list, along with the great news about a site devoted to pendulums, I don't know how anyone could disagree.
Message: Posted by: tctahoe (Aug 22, 2011 05:38PM)
I too, am honored to be a part of this project. Thank you David!

TC
Message: Posted by: Vic Nadata (Aug 22, 2011 06:26PM)
I too am honored to be part of this. The line is incredible. I wish you the best of luck with the site. I am sure there is something in this book for every performer. My leanings are more toward the spooky side of things, and pendulums are a fantastic tool as you all know. This is a first class publication that has been honed to a fine point and well worked. Excellent stuff David!
Message: Posted by: Mind_Magic (Aug 22, 2011 06:35PM)
I really like the description of the routines.

Already on the contact list.
Message: Posted by: rickhypno (Aug 22, 2011 06:35PM)
Very impressive pendulums, congratulations.
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 22, 2011 11:37PM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-22 18:31, Bill Cushman wrote:
What a fantastic idea, having a site devoted to pendulums! I may be a bit biased but this latest sign of a renaissance thrills me.

[/quote]

Bill...I couldn't agree with you more. It's a very exciting time right now. I'm delighted too with the attention being lavished on all things "pendulum" these days. It's about time!

When I got all excited about pendulums some time back, I couldn't seem to find all the answers in one place. I was able to pick up pieces of information here and there...but, since I am just a wee bit on the obsessive side, (you just shush) I wanted to have all those resources in one place.

I've just spent another five hours working on the site...and have added a forum, where people will be able to share their ideas and ask questions about using pendulums in their performances. My hope is that we will have some great discussions about everything from using pendulums in conventional ways to using them in bizarre magic or doing comedy stuff. I'm very excited to see what people will come up with.

Going to bed now. Well...okay...going to bed soon.

David
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 23, 2011 03:50PM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-22 15:41, Paul Prater wrote:
This is the first I have seen of the lineup in this book. All I can say is that I am honored to be a part of this book. David is a complete professional and a nice guy. Everything looks first class.

David, I wish you the best of luck!
[/quote]

Thanks, Paul! It was a pleasure working with you too. And reading your routine gave me just a few chills...but I'm getting better now. I actually did your routine "El Brujo" last night for some friends. I tried it with tarot cards and it worked splendidly.

I could tell because my generally unflappable friend, Sandra looked up and said "HUH?" (This is a good thing.)

David
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Aug 23, 2011 04:44PM)
A small point to make David...try not to underline text on a page, as most people think its a hyperlink and then wonder why they don't go anywhere when they click it...

http://www.magicpendulums.com/pre-opening-updates.html

you can just bold it instead if you felt the need...

good luck with the launch...sorry for being a nerd over web design...
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 23, 2011 06:22PM)
Thank you, Iain. I appreciate the thought.

It's fixed now....you nerd. :)

David
Message: Posted by: The Melkur (Aug 24, 2011 05:58AM)
Dark Opera looks gorgeous. I presume it was snapped up quickly?
Looking forward in eager anticipation to the sites launch: I predict money being spent!
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 24, 2011 12:27PM)
1) I PMed you Melkur. Suffice it to say that we're learning lots about what "One of a Kind" really means with reference to the pendulums. 'Dark Opera' can never be made again because one of the components is a one of a kind. SO when a Contact Member wrote to say that he wanted to purchase it, we pulled it from the site. He's since decided to get our Pendulum Magic book and a different pendulum instead. So it's back.

2) We're still working to get everything ready for the first. We've had a server hiccup that cost us about ten hours, but we're back on track. (I just HAD to do this project at the second busiest season of the year...can I plan 'em or what?)

3) If you haven't been to the site yet, please pop by to say hello. We have a simple two question poll and would really appreciate your feedback, so we create the kind of services and products you want instead of what we THINK you want. (It's part of our cunning strategy. Spiffy, huh?) It will take you roughly twelve seconds to share your thoughts but would help us out a LOT.

4) We've got many names on our Contact Sheet. These people are eligible for a draw for a beautiful "Pirate's Booty" pendulum AND they are going to get exclusive offers from us. If you'd like us to keep you up to date with "stuff" please take 1.13 minutes to fill in the information.

This site is purely a labor of love. (No one's expecting to make much more than eleven or twelve million dollars from it.:))

To be 100% sincere, we really just want to create a resource specific to pendulums and for performers who use pendulums. If you're able to invest the estimated one and a half minutes it will take to tell us who you are and what you think, it will help us out and...well...then you'll go to Heaven for SURE.

David
Message: Posted by: Mind_Magic (Aug 24, 2011 01:38PM)
David:
I just answered the two questions from the "tell us what you think" section.
Can we see statistics of them?
Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Aug 24, 2011 01:50PM)
Answered the questions, but could really of chosen most of the options, so I'll go through a few more points here.

A pendulum forum, would be nice, don't know how much people will use it from my experience of specialist magic forums. But it won't do any harm to give it a go.
Pendulum books and resources and routines would be great. Even with a good number of publications recently they are still relatively untapped in comparison to other tools in the mentalists arsenal.

Contests and activities will help give the ideas going and encourage creativity, so I'm all in favour. Doubt I'd ever win anything, but if it encourages people to try and come up with good routines it will serve a purpose.

As for the pendulum itself. It would be nice to keep cost down, but don't mind paying more for something that is as beautiful as the ones pictured. Speedy delivery would be nice, but having ordered from outlaw I will wait for good quality props. Personally I'm not as bothered about one of a kind as if I want that I have and will continue to make my own.
Message: Posted by: gmeister (Aug 24, 2011 04:31PM)
Hey, David--great first update!

Those who signed up will know what I mean. Those who haven't should.

Can't wait for the site to go live!
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Aug 24, 2011 08:59PM)
I grabbed "Dark Promise" as soon as I saw it on the website. Love at first sight. My Witches Amanac/Ipswich routine just got a major shot in the arm.

Thanks David and best of luck on a much-needed resource!
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Aug 24, 2011 11:48PM)
HOLY CRAP !!!
I clicked on your Banner David, and HOLY CRAP ! The pendulums I saw were totally Beautiful !
I read the list of some of the others to be unveiled without the pictures! You are a TEASE ! :)
These are a work of ART!
I am going to add a request for a special pendulum here and now!
I want you and Sheree to make me the "DARKEST most BEAUTIFUL" pendulum you guys can come up with!
Just like a long dark haired beautiful woman! Beauty with Danger !
I want you guys to make it a "ONE OF A KIND" ! That is the first purchase of what I am sure will be many !
We have talked in the past,and I am sure you know of my liking of the Spooky !
Let me know when it is done,I am already excited about her !!!
Now Bro...can you fix me up with what I request ??? Ah,Hell I know you can!
When you get it, just send me the bill my friend!

Thanks in advance,
Gary
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Aug 25, 2011 12:39AM)
And, Mr. Thiel,
Don't be pulling any of that ...we made it and I want to keep it for myself crap on MINE !
I read some more on your site,you do not get to keep it for 2.37 minutes...it is only mine ! :)
Greedy b*st*rd, ain't I ! LOL

-G
Message: Posted by: The Melkur (Aug 25, 2011 03:31AM)
Dark Opera has been snapped up! Love at first sight! Can't wait to see this sexylicious little beauty in the flesh!
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 25, 2011 11:48AM)
Boy! You guys make me feel SO good! Thank you.

To answer the questions and comments:

1) I'd be delighted to share the results of the "Spiffy Two Question Poll," Mind Magic. We've had 18 responses since yesterday and with reference to what people MOST want from the site: 37.5% want routines for pendulums, 31.3% want Quality Pendulums, 18,5% wanted Books and resources and 12.5% were most interested in a Forum. With reference to what people want MOST in a pendulum: 50% want a beautiful Pendulum, 31.3% want a "one of a kind," and 18.8% want to keep the costs down. I'll post the continuing results here if you like! I think there maybe a way to turn the results live...which I will do as soon as I can figure it out. :)

2) Merkur and Andre: You guys have awesome taste. I'm glad you are as excited about getting the pendulums as we were about making them!

3) Gary (Godzilla)...you make me smile! Geez, fella. I read your request to Sheree and she got a certain look in her eye. It scared me...just a little. Then she went off to her design table and closed the door. She never closes the door...

Our plan really is simply to try to create one central website that deals specifically with pendulums and serves the whole performing community. That's it.

I think it would be very cool to have ONE place where you can get questions answered and share ideas -- find resources and props! That's it. With a groundswell of support like this I'm feeling pretty good about it.

We're right on target for the grand opening on September 1st...as long as I don't sleep between now and then. :)

David
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Aug 25, 2011 01:48PM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-25 12:48, David Thiel wrote:

I read your request to Sheree and she got a certain look in her eye. It scared me...just a little. Then she went off to her design table and closed the door. She never closes the door...



David, does Sheree only have one eye...Or ,does she have both and got a certain look in her eyes ? :)
I love it when a woman gets a certain look in their eyes...and it scares me a little too!

Knock on the door and check on her every now and then!...don't let her get pulled away into the total DARKNESS !!!

Thank you for getting on this so quickly! Take all the time that is needed my friend!
And,please extend my appreciation to Sheree !
I anxiously await !

Gary
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Aug 25, 2011 06:53PM)
In all my excitement about the pendulum,I forgot to add a comment about the ebook and all the talent that made contributions to it... this looks wonderful as well !

-G
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Aug 25, 2011 11:34PM)
What I like is there's gonna be a forum for discussion and sharing of ideas. This is great!!
Best of luck, David
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 25, 2011 11:56PM)
Great idea who's time has come to finally be realized!

:applause:
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 26, 2011 07:29AM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-24 14:38, Mind_Magic wrote:
David:
I just answered the two questions from the "tell us what you think" section.
Can we see statistics of them?
Thanks!
[/quote]

People are interesting, huh? Lots of you have responded to our Spiffy Two Question Poll and it seems that 38.1% of you are looking for Routines as the number one thing of interest. 23.8% of you want to get Pendulums. 19% are interested in books and 14.3% are interested in the forum.

With reference to the pendulums themselves: 47.6% of you want "beautiful pendulums." 23.8% want to "keep the costs down." Another 23.8% want "One of a Kind" pendulums and just under 5% want custom pendulums made.

Hmmm.

I've been surprised at the results -- surprised enough that I'm really glad the question was asked. This kind of information is molding the site's design. If we want MP to be an actual service to the performing community (and we do...)then it has to be what you want it to be. Thank you very much to those of you who responded. It's appreciated.

David
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Aug 26, 2011 12:50PM)
Just revisited the site ! Check out the 'Dragonfire' Pendulum in the "Don't look here" !
Very ,Very different one of a Kind ! (WOW) They are putting out some very original pieces !

I can't wait to see what David and Sheree ,come up with for me !!! :)

David, would it be possible to maybe have a picture of front,back and side of pendulums added to site ?
I know this would be allot of extra work...but would love to see more of the pendulum !

Thank-G
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Aug 26, 2011 03:06PM)
Dang..."Dragonfire" is sold !

Someone got a beauty ! Congrats to you !

-G
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Aug 26, 2011 03:22PM)
Twas I that purchased the precious!

Dr Rob.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Aug 26, 2011 03:25PM)
Well...congrats to you,Dr.Rob !
Message: Posted by: Blackwood (Aug 27, 2011 09:45PM)
Isn't it time to tempt us with another sneak peek, David? (Or are you afraid of selling out of pendulums before you even open?)
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 28, 2011 12:39AM)
A sneak peek?

Hmmm. Let me just say that the teeth of a prehistoric shark...millions of years old...makes a dandy bob. And pendulums infused with actual fragments of dinosaur bones...I mean ACTUAL dinosaurs...are on the way. (I just think all that is TOO cool. Want to talk one of a kind?)

We're in Drumheller right now. I just did a looooooong walkabout gig while Sheree went shopping. Pretty pooped...but I have to say that some of these new props...are so seriously amazing. I mean how do you get an element more powerful than a freakin' DINOSAUR? Sorry...a little loopy and pretty tired.

Time to say goodnight, Gracie.

Good night, Gracie.

David
Message: Posted by: Mauricio Jaramillo (Aug 28, 2011 03:16PM)
I'm also very happy to have participated in this project. Finally got to check out the book and its wonderful contributions. You'll find all sorts of routines there, from impromptu material to bizarre magick experiences. David's writing style is very entertaining too, his story on why pendulums rock was enjoyable to read and reminded me of how strong the experience our clients and spectators feel can be. The pendulums are simply beautiful, I really look forward to checking out the complete collection on that site once it launches in a few days.

The routine I contributed is very easy and focuses on letting the spectators experience the power of their intuition successfully with a pendulum. I also explain several variations to take the effect in different directions depending on your performing style. More importantly, at the end I talk about a common problem many people experience when working with pendulums. What if it doesn't move? I take care of that in my write up and I'm sure many people will find great value in reading that part alone.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Aug 28, 2011 03:33PM)
You need to check out David's site daily ...He adds pendulums and the next time you go to the site "Poof" they are gone!
I really love the ideal of the limited editions ! :)
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 29, 2011 08:09AM)
Have you ever seen the cartoon where the Coyote is chasing the Road Runner? He's hot on the trail. Focused. Suddenly he sees he's in the middle of making a HUGE mistake -- so he digs in his heels and the soundtrack makes this "Slam On The Brakes" sound. That's the way I'm feeling today. I was headed in a course and it was time to slam on the brakes.

Getting the site ready for the opening on September first -- along with a heavy performance schedule -- gave me tunnel vision. Sheree and I are having a wonderful time cooking up new ideas. They are coming fast and furious.

One of those ideas was to use dinosaur fragments and fossils in pendulums. I love the whole notion of "harnessing the power of the earth."

BUT along with that headlong rush forward, I offended a friend of mine. He's not a person I've ever actually met -- although we've exchanged emails and I've purchased and endorsed many of his art pieces. I am talking, of course, about Rich from Mental Craft -- the man behind the whole resurgence of interest in pendulums.

He made MY first pendulum and three more that followed. In the pendulum book, when I paint the scene of me looking with newbie wonder at a pendulum -- it is Rich's work.

Rich works in antiquities. He works with old coins and arrowheads. I had completely forgotten (believe that or not) that he also works with fossils. That's where the coyote slams on the brakes and stops cold.

That's what I've done. I've come to a stop. Resolutely.

We're not going to be building any pendulums using any of the fossils or shark's teeth or dinosaur bones at Magic Pendulums. That's a promise.

I offer Rich my sincere and unqualified apology. It was a complete and total "Whoops" on my part.

I just want to put pendulums and great pendulum routines into the hands of performers. I want audiences to feel complete wonder...I want performers to have access to lovely props. Ideally, I am just trying to create a community where people can come and share ideas about using pendulums in their performances. That's it.

No one is going to get rich doing this. As Rich told me, when he raised the issue privately with me in an email (as a gentleman should), this is primarily a labor of love.

Hopefully this clears things up.

David
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Aug 29, 2011 09:38AM)
Thank-you David. I am glad things have worked out. However, let me make it clear...I was NOT offended. I just thought we should abide by the gentlemans agreement we came to when you told me your plans, and asked me to contribue to your ebook.
That said, I do believe your plan to use fossils, was an oversight, and not intentional. Sheree does some very nice work....that I am sure many here will be attracted to.

P.S. I loved your Road Runner/Coyote analogy. :)

All the best.
Rich
Message: Posted by: gmeister (Aug 29, 2011 09:47AM)
Amidst some unfortunate examples otherwise, it's nice to see that matters in this forum can be--and on occasion are--handled with the civility that should always be a part of our shared art.
Message: Posted by: bevbevvybev (Aug 29, 2011 10:29AM)
Differences aside I'm going to check how my pendulum performs, just to see who's right, so at least I know, in my own mind.

;)
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 29, 2011 11:32PM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-28 16:16, Mauricio Jaramillo wrote:
I'm also very happy to have participated in this project. Finally got to check out the book and its wonderful contributions. You'll find all sorts of routines there, from impromptu material to bizarre magick experiences.

The routine I contributed is very easy and focuses on letting the spectators experience the power of their intuition successfully with a pendulum. I also explain several variations to take the effect in different directions depending on your performing style. More importantly, at the end I talk about a common problem many people experience when working with pendulums. What if it doesn't move? I take care of that in my write up and I'm sure many people will find great value in reading that part alone.
[/quote]

Mauricio -- the pleasure was mine. I think the remarkable thing about this whole book is the care each contributor took with the routine they provided. Every one of you guys thought WAY outside the box...and when I asked that you provide tips to performers who were just getting into pendulums...you did.

The book has been in the hands of our website subscribers for almost a week now. We sent it out on the strict understanding that no one would talk about about it until the 31st. Thus far no one has said anything. I think we are going to see some reviews popping up here on Wednesday. I'm looking forward to them!


David
Message: Posted by: tctahoe (Aug 31, 2011 06:50AM)
I am really enjoying this book. I commend you on the book and the website, thank you for this David.
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 31, 2011 11:56AM)
Thank you, TC. It was great working with you! Your routine rocks...I really enjoyed your out of the box thinking.
Message: Posted by: tctahoe (Aug 31, 2011 12:29PM)
Thank you David, but...
I have to warn everyone, do not read Grandmother’s Present before you go to bed...what a great Routine By Vic Nadata. Still getting chills thinking about it, cannot wait to perform it.
Message: Posted by: blackpine0008 (Aug 31, 2011 02:55PM)
Beautiful work Mr. Thiel. That "gypsy" pendulum is gorgeous.
Message: Posted by: rickhypno (Aug 31, 2011 03:13PM)
The opening is today or tomorrow?
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 31, 2011 03:44PM)
It's tomorrow, Rick...provided I don't sleep between now and then. :)

Thank you blackpine. I agree with you. The Gypsy is just a little guy -- but it's amazingly responsive. Thank you for the compliment! I'll pass it onto Sheree but NOW she's going to be impossible to live with.

David
Message: Posted by: Bill Cushman (Aug 31, 2011 10:09PM)
I was fortunate to receive a copy of Pendulum Magic: A Guide To Mystery Performers for review from David Thiel. I will also be contributing to the second book due for release in the fall.

The first thing that struck me about Pendulum Magic is David’s writing style. His passion for the topic is obvious from word one. He evoked memories of the first time a pendulum ever swung in my own hands via both his eloquence and sense of humor.

Pendulum Magic is replete with wonderful contributions. Rich Hennessey, of MentalCraft and a master pendulum artisan in his own right, provides an introduction that sets the mood for what is to follow.

As per David’s goal, each contribution is more than just an effect. They all contain nuances applicable to maximize the impact of any pendulum performance.

While not quite a guide for newcomers, there is plenty of information to set pendulum novices on the right path. And experienced users of my favorite “instrument” for the mystery performer will find much within Pendulum Magic to excite and inspire their own work.

As they’ve already been well described, I won’t bother discussing the effects individually. They range from the heart warming to the heart pounding and everything in between. From classic mentalism presentations to storytelling and the quite bizarre, they all hold in common the potential to deeply engage your audience in a unique experience they will long remember.

I am also very excited about the site David has set in place, where Pendulum Magic has its home. I’ve long wanted a forum devoted to pendulums and it is finally here. One stop shopping for all your pendulum needs, including the most important need; to be able to share and brainstorm with your pendulum peers!

The pendulums I’ve seen so far are exquisite. I had no plans to buy one quite yet but when I saw the Gypsy on sale, I couldn’t resist. Just looking at the photo inspired me to begin shaping a routine.

David, I wish you great success with this fantastic project and look forward to helping make the forum dynamic and valuable. To everyone who contributed to Pendulum Magic, you have my utmost appreciation and respect for your wonderful routines. Without reservation, I highly recommend Pendulum Magic: A Guide To Mystery Performers to anyone with an interest in pendulums.
Message: Posted by: tctahoe (Sep 1, 2011 07:15AM)
The site is up and my oh my...you have got some beautiful pendulums there! "Seer" is my favorite...now if I can just misdirect my wife and gt her wallet....
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Sep 1, 2011 07:33AM)
A BEAUTIFUL collection of work .


Congratulations to the MP group!
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 1, 2011 08:30AM)
Bill: What a great review. Thank you for doing this. Coming from you...it's wonderful news.

TC: It's in her sock drawer under the blue ones she never wears...because she uses it to cover the wallet.

Amira: You rock, my friend. Thank you for the kind wishes.

David
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 1, 2011 09:44AM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-25 00:48, Godzilla wrote:
I want you and Sheree to make me the "DARKEST most BEAUTIFUL" pendulum you guys can come up with!

Now Bro...can you fix me up with what I request ???




The gauntlet was thrown to the ground !... The response was "Nightmare".
Dave and Sheree gave me back more than I ever expected! That was kind of a big(HUGE) request about Dark and Beautiful at the same time! But is was taken care of! "Nightmare" can be seen on David's site,under custom made.
This was an enjoyable process. Me and David would talk about a few things,and Sheree will tell David not to tell me anything about my pendulum! LOL I did not see pictures of her,until last night.
They got on this right away ,while performing and getting the site to open!
I can really say ...welcome to my "Nightmare" ! :) She is going to join the company of Rich's fine pendulums!

Thank you David and Sheree !
As,for "Nightmare"..."the stories of her past,will now lead to the stories, she will unfold"!
Go take a peek !

Gary
Message: Posted by: gmeister (Sep 1, 2011 11:20AM)
This is a terrible site, David!

I ask--nay, DEMAND--that you do the spare others the misery of going on to it by taking any and all actions to make it accessible only to those poor unfortunates who were stupid enough to subscribe prior to its opening. Leave us to atone alone for our mistakes and to wallow in all the wondrous offerings ourselves.

Oppps--that is "to wallow in all the wretched offerings." Forget wondrous! It has nothing to do with wondrous. It's wretched, I tell you, wretched! Who said wondrows? No one said wondrous. I clearly heard wretched, I tell you, wretc . . . .
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 1, 2011 12:15PM)
Gary...you just make me smile. It was a joy.

gmeister: ummm....what? :) You SEE what happens when you skip your meds???

We are having a SMASHING opening. I've been sending books and pendulum off like crazy. It's better than we expected. You guys rock! I am so glad to see you all enjoying the forum and the interaction there. Makes my spirit sing to know you guys are liking it. Thank you.

David
Message: Posted by: gmeister (Sep 1, 2011 12:19PM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-01 13:15, David Thiel wrote:

gmeister: ummm....what? :) You SEE what happens when you skip your meds???


[/quote]

Come to think of it . . .
Message: Posted by: Mauricio Jaramillo (Sep 1, 2011 02:09PM)
Beautiful pendulums, awesome site! Congrats David, much success to this wonderful pendulum resource you've created for us.
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 1, 2011 05:48PM)
Mauricio...thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them. It has been a pretty hectic opening day. I'm glad I changed into my GOOD clothes. :)

The book "Pendulum Magic: A Guide For Mystery Performers" is on sale for another eight hours. It goes up to its regular price after that.

Café people are amazing.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 1, 2011 10:13PM)
I keep getting drawn back to David's site to look at one of his pendulums he has listed ! (Of course mine is there too !)
I am surprised the "Eye of the Dragon" ,has not sold out ?
If I would have not had "Nightmare" made for me...I think I would have got this one !
Something about her !
Message: Posted by: Bartelli (Sep 2, 2011 12:40PM)
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Message: Posted by: Vic Nadata (Sep 4, 2011 08:21AM)
I just finished reading the book "Pendulum Magic: A Guide For Mystery Performers". What a great read! There are some very original ideas in there, which bring new life into the world of Pendulums. The book is full of wonderful routines. However for my style I love the "He sees you when you're sleeping" routine by TC Tahoe. There are plenty of different routines as well as some great tips for everyone. Excellent work everyone.

David, I think you might need to produce a Christmas Pendulum.....
Message: Posted by: Paul Prater (Sep 4, 2011 02:24PM)
Hey all, I reviewed this book on this month's episode of my podcast. If you are interested in listening, you can get it here:

http://www.paulprater.com/paulprater1_009.11
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 5, 2011 02:41PM)
Paul...what a great review!

I am SO interested in finding out what people think of Pendulum Magic. It's always difficult doing something for the first time...so that's what makes feedback so important.

Several people who have purchase the book have written PMs and emails to me -- which I appreciate. I sort of wish that they would post them here so others could find out about it as well.

To be clear: the plan for Pendulum Magic was never to provide a list of routines. It was to provide a jumping off point for performers who were new to pendulum use -- as well as those who are experienced...to ignite ideas in the reader's mind. I've always liked magic books that assumed the reader was intelligent enough to build great routines -- and didn't need to be led by the nose.

I look forward to hearing what others think as well.

But thank you Paul...great review.

David
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 6, 2011 09:48PM)
Okay...tomorrow is the LAST day of our opening week.

I promised you folks fireworks. Until midnight TOMORROW -- every single thing -- every pendulum and even our eBook "Pendulum Magic: A Guide for Mystery Performers" -- is on sale. Some of the prices are less than it cost us to make the pendulums.

I've been looking for more reviews on this great resource...everything so far has been wildly positive -- and that makes me smile.

So...if you've had your eye on one of the pendulums, I think you might be pleasantly surprised at its current price.

I don't want this thread to be overly commercial...so after this it's going to be purely for reviews of the book (please send them!).

But since most of my friends come here -- I couldn't think of a better place to post updates.

Thank you to EVERYONE who came to the opening...thank you to everyone who purchased a pendulum or a book. The Café is an amazing place with amazing people.


David

PS: You have only a little over twelve hours to get your bid in on "Seer" -- our "thank-you-Rick-Maue-for-the-amazing-contributions-you-have-made-to-our-art" fundraiser. Our latest bid is $125.00...and I just KNOW there's someone out there who'll bid even higher...hint hint.
Message: Posted by: gerryc (Sep 7, 2011 07:52AM)
I have had a few dealings on the site. Great service, great value. looking forward to future offerings.
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 7, 2011 10:47AM)
Thank you, Gerry! Very kind of you to say so.

Speaking of 'future offerings' we're just finalizing negotiations to have a couple of classic eBooks offered on our site as well.We're a breath from getting these now.

Do the names "Cassidy" and "Cushman" mean anything to you? Hmmmmm?

This is getting GOOD, huh?

David
Message: Posted by: tctahoe (Sep 7, 2011 02:25PM)
Vic, thank you... you might enjoy this...

http://www.neilgaiman.com/works/Books/Smoke+%2526+Mirrors/in/197/
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Sep 7, 2011 03:01PM)
I was perusing the Pendulums at 'Magic Pendulums' and 'bingo' it hit me....one of those cool Zodiac Wheel pendulums would be a perfect fit for my new 'Guest Birthday Magic Square/Day of the week for any date' routine. Thank-you for the great deal David, and nice work Sheree.

Happy trails.
Rich
Message: Posted by: Scott M (Sep 7, 2011 03:14PM)
Rich,

I am out the door but would love to get your routine...saw the one you mentioned and it is a handsome pendulum indeed.

Scott M.
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 7, 2011 05:51PM)
Rich got the LAST Zodiac Wheel. But we've used the same wheel on two other designs at the bottom of the second page. I think we have two left -- but since everything's on sale, I'm just not sure WHAT there is from minute to minute.

Rich -- we're honored. Thank you!

Vic: Great idea about the Christmas pendulum. We're working on Halloween right now, though. Some very creepy things are about to appear. :)

David
Message: Posted by: Bill Cushman (Sep 11, 2011 07:43PM)
OK, I have to come clean. I'm one of the three purchasers of The Gypsy!

It arrived yesterday and is a stunning piece of work. When I saw the photo of the multi-colored glass bob I was immediately inspired how Gypsy and an aspect of work I associate with Jerome Finley can be blended together. His readers should know what I mean.

As pretty as the online photo is, Gypsy (the Acid Queen, she's quite trippy :)) this pendulum is even more impressive in person. With the "plates" encasing the glass bob, the sun/moon holder with the Swavorski (sic) crystal just beneath and I couldn't be happier.

The bob shimmers in the light and has the perfect heft. Some people talk about having trouble getting participants to control the pendulum and one thing I've learned is that a bit of weight makes it much easier.

Now I really have to come clean. I'm the one who has Stonehenge on hold which will end tomorrow. If anything happens to me, please report my wife to the authorities. She will kill me if she finds out!
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Sep 12, 2011 09:52AM)
While attempting to free my Dark Promise pendulum from it's wire binding (David and Sheree go to lengths to present these in style) it drew blood from my thumb. The wicked, evil, beautiful thing! Oh, the horror...THE HORROR!
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 12, 2011 11:09AM)
Andre...did you say "Hello" to your new pendulum before you tried ripping it out of its shelter? Did you do anything by way of greeting...or claiming her for your own??? HUH???

I rather think not. I expect you approached it like a Cossack approaches a Russian maiden after battle. (Sniff) Of course she bit you.

But you're blood bonded now -- and things should be fine.

David
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 12, 2011 11:23AM)
Nice to know...then when 'Nightmare' arrives ,I will treat her like she is "T.N.T.,Dynamite" ...Hoy :)
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 12, 2011 11:39AM)
I suspect "Nightmare" can be a problem child, for sure. But what can I say? The girl's got rhythm which you will no doubt notice when you unwrap her and she see's back in black, (although there IS that pesky little highway to H-E-double toothpicks thingie that can occur if you look too long into that black crystal before you really get to know each other. She's a special pendulum, Gary. It's not like you're giving the dog a bone, okay?)

Anyway when you first see her, I urge you NOT to say something like "What do you do for money, honey?" -- cause 'Nightmare' IS a lady...and if you hit it off right, you can count on her to shoot to thrill...cause that's what she does. Hopefully the postal service will shake a leg and get it into your hands. And you know what? When you finally get your 'Nightmare' please...have a drink on me.

David

PS: :)
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 12, 2011 11:51AM)
Well David,because she is a Lady!...I have no plans for her to be used for any Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap !

For my participant about to Rock, in her hand...I Salute You !

I think with 'Nightmare',I will leave them Thunder Struck !

Gary
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Sep 12, 2011 12:30PM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-12 12:09, David Thiel wrote:
Andre...did you say "Hello" to your new pendulum before you tried ripping it out of its shelter? Did you do anything by way of greeting...or claiming her for your own??? HUH???

I rather think not. I expect you approached it like a Cossack approaches a Russian maiden after battle. (Sniff) Of course she bit you.

But you're blood bonded now -- and things should be fine.

David

Like a Cossack approaches a Russian maiden after battle? I like that. You must have known me when I was younger. Oh, this she-devil pendulum is vile and willful, but I love her though she.drinketh of my blood!
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 14, 2011 04:59PM)
There was a knock upon my door. As, soon as I got there,I could see a postal carrier running to a truck,that does not usually stop here. I looked down to the porch,there was a package sitting there. I knew it was 'Nightmare'!

I took her in and let her sit on the coffee table briefly,she was calling to me to release her from her containment.
As,I opened the package,I could smell the scents of herbs,roots and fire emitting from her! The smell had a strange but ensuring aroma.

The Lady 'S' was home where she belonged!!!

Her Beauty and the feel of her touch was sweet,but could cut through you as the finest blade!

Then as I held her in my hands, I introduced her to Alice,and his Nightmare too !

She is greatly balanced,and photos do not do her justice!
David and Sheree added so many touches,even in the presentation of her as she is unveiled !
She also has a wonderful COA signed and dated by Sheree !

Just wanted to say thank you on creating my 'Nightmare'!

Gary
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Sep 14, 2011 05:10PM)
I have started a new topic for pendulum reviews that were gifted by David & Sheree, I hope you have seen it an thought my story was entertaining.

Dr Rob.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 14, 2011 06:03PM)
After you tried to burn me on that Scryer post "Is it just me,or did Godzilla..."
I have not really been reading your post !

Gary
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 14, 2011 06:07PM)
Gary...I'm really pleased your pendulum arrived...and that you love it as much as we did.

It WAS freaking me out just a little because people in CHINA had gotten their pendulums and you were still waiting for yours. But I'm glad it finally arrived. I can uncross my fingers and toes now!

If you haven't already done it (and I suspect you have...) hold that stone up to the light and watch how it glitters on the INSIDE. In the dictionary you'll find THAT image under the definition of "seriously cool."

David
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 14, 2011 06:26PM)
David,
You guys do some wonderful work on your Pendulums!

If interested...you can see 'Nightmare' on David's site. Go to site and there is a link down the first page that says "Custom Orders",it will take you to her,and on that page is another link that has more pictures and how the custom order process works!

Dr. Rob wrote a nice review of his !

'Nightmare' will be placed by my other 'Lady of the Forest' made for me by Rich !

Me and Alice,have been kicked back,as I become more in sync with her,he has been singing out his story of his 'Nightmare'!

Yes, gazing at the crystals inside the black geode is mesmerizing !!!
She is unique and one of a kind in so many ways !

Forgot to add,she can be used in so many ways,and hold a reveal of her own !

Gary
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 18, 2011 09:10AM)
Hi, Gary...

Thank you again. I'm sorry to have taken so long to say so...but I've been on the road. I really appreciate everything you've said here.

Pendulums just offer SO MANY possibilities. I absolutely love their simplicity. From a perspective forged in 20+ years of magic, pendulums require:

* No Assistant
* No Batteries
* No Reset
* No magnets, strings -- doorways to alternate dimensions

And they fit in your pocket, cause the magic to happen in the hands of the spectator and define "packs flat/plays big." If someone 'invented' them today...I can't imagine the accolades.

I had a show in Jasper on Thursday, doing walkabout at a medieval feast. It was an event for a housebuilders convention. I was doing a pendulum reveal effect. I was using my Eye of the Dragon pendulum -- and my volunteer was a 60-something builder with hard hands. When he saw the pendulum start moving in his hands, he dropped it and refused to touch it again. His reaction was really loud and gathered a significant crowd. Another person, a woman dressed as a gypsy, took up where he left off.

Since she'd seen the whole instruction portion, when she took the pendulum in hand -- it moved right away. The reveal was perfect. Huge applause.

I am MORE committed than ever to using pendulums in close-up. The reaction they generate is right off the charts.


David
Message: Posted by: migwar (Sep 18, 2011 12:05PM)
Would this book be a good primer for someone starting out with pendulums?
Message: Posted by: Mauricio Jaramillo (Sep 18, 2011 12:35PM)
Yes Migwar, in fact, I wrote my routine specifically for beginners and not so much for people looking for new presentational premises. I do a lot of advanced pendulum work but opted to write sonething that most people could start doing right away with little chance of failure. There are enough ideas in this book to aid in eventually coming up with more advanced routines.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 18, 2011 02:29PM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-18 10:10, David Thiel wrote:

When he saw the pendulum start moving in his hands, he dropped it and refused to touch it again. His reaction was really loud and gathered a significant crowd.


I had the same kind of reaction from a woman like this!

I did an impromptu (something like Docc's,but not the same!). The woman screamed as the pendulum changed directions in her hand. She screamed,that kind of scared me ! LOL I then did the pendulum in her friends hand. Later the same woman begged me to let her do the pendulum again! This is the coolest thing to let someone feel ,the closet to real magic in their own hands!
I wear a pendulum bracelet,and when someone makes a comment about the bracelet,you can tell them your story of where the bracelet came from,and let them experience the power of the pendulum ! :)

-G
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Sep 18, 2011 02:35PM)
Did your Pendulum Bracelet come from Rich, Gary ?
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 18, 2011 02:42PM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-18 15:35, DrRob wrote:
Did your Pendulum Bracelet come from Rich, Gary ?
[/quote]

Dr, Rob,
Yes,it did ! I have a couple of bracelets made by him.
This particular time...it was my Mr. & Mrs.Skull pendulum.
It makes for a really nice piece of jewelry too , I get all kinds of compliments on her!!! :)
I tell all kind of stories about who or what,that make my pendulums! LOL

Gary
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Sep 18, 2011 02:48PM)
Thanks, I feel another purchase is due but not until I have re-charged my bank balance.
I think a custom bracelet is in order similar to my Dragonfire pendulum. !

Dr Rob.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 18, 2011 02:53PM)
I agree !
And,one to match Dragonfire...would be a thing of beauty!
I can not recommend a bracelet enough !

-G
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 20, 2011 07:51AM)
I'm endlessly surprised at how each pendulum seems to have its own personality -- and its own quirks. They feel as individual as people to me. Some are "happier" doing one effect...they just FIT that way.

When you think about it -- a pendulum is just a weight on a string, right? And it really SHOULDN'T matter what that weight is...or what the pendulum looks like...or how it feels in your hand, right?

But it DOES matter. I am not entirely sure why it does...just that it DOES. I use my Eye of the Dragon with a tarot routine and it's perfect there. Why?

I'm getting very interested in the horizontal pendulums, Bob Cassidy describes in "The Pendulum of Fate." It's an intriguing idea. Is anyone out there using one of these?

David
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Sep 20, 2011 08:01AM)
A question on pendulum's if I may, I read that each pendulum should be asked to show which movement is associated with the question being asked of it i.e Left to right for yes etc.
My pendulum's always decide on the same movements - clockwise circle for yes, anticlockwise for no up and down for not sure and side to side for it will not say.

Do others find this similarity or is it just me?

Thanks
Dr Rob.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 20, 2011 09:22AM)
That is how mine moves as well !
Only had one woman swing counter clockwise for yes!
Had two different one's with crystal bobs just vibrate in my hand,until they got to know me ! :)

You can lead a participant into a direction of swing !

-G
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 20, 2011 12:46PM)
In my hands the pendulum reacts the same way all the time. "Yes" or "No" or "You don't SERIOUSLY expect an answer on that, do you, Scooter?"

However -- I've found that that SAME pendulum can have completely different responses in the hands of a spectator. These responses are consistent. Why? My ideomotor programming is different from theirs. That's my story...and I'm sticking to it.

David
Message: Posted by: Mauricio Jaramillo (Sep 20, 2011 01:54PM)
One of the things that impresses me the most is that a pendulum can move without directly touching it, you just keep it hanging from something at a distance and control its every movement with no gimmicks whatsoever. This is probably one of the most real things I do and how I handle multi-bob pendulums in most of my shows and close up situations, though it can be accomplished with single pendulums as well. This is a rather unexplored area and one that I touched in another book. David, perhaps a future book can include some thoughts on non-contact pendulum routines?
Message: Posted by: Billy-one (Sep 20, 2011 04:37PM)
I had the privlage to see doc Hilford lecture in Memphis, TN many years ago. He did an amazing pendulum routine. I have been fasinated by the prospects every since then, however the routines never really fit into my character. After looking around at the beautifull pendulums you offer, I am rethinking my choice, yet again!
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 20, 2011 04:48PM)
Thank you, Billy-one. We've only begun to swing. (....sorry...:))

Mauricio: That's a splendid idea. We're starting on the second book next month. I will PM you about this -- because the idea of the pendulum moving when NO ONE's holding it???? Oh my!

David
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Sep 24, 2011 06:24AM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-20 08:51, David Thiel wrote:
I'm endlessly surprised at how each pendulum seems to have its own personality -- and its own quirks. They feel as individual as people to me. Some are "happier" doing one effect...they just FIT that way.

When you think about it -- a pendulum is just a weight on a string, right? And it really SHOULDN'T matter what that weight is...or what the pendulum looks like...or how it feels in your hand, right?

But it DOES matter. I am not entirely sure why it does...just that it DOES. I use my Eye of the Dragon with a tarot routine and it's perfect there. Why?

I'm getting very interested in the horizontal pendulums, Bob Cassidy describes in "The Pendulum of Fate." It's an intriguing idea. Is anyone out there using one of these?

David
[/quote]

I've used it. I've used it as a follow on to traditional pendulum work when I've known I've had a "good" participant. It works nicely and has the advantage over an ordinary pendulum of having two of you using it. I frame it as we're going to try and connect our thoughts together. I've used it with cards, asking them to think of a card, passing it over. Whichever it indicates I claim is the one I was thinking of which will invariably be the one they thought of. I'd like really to put it to more use, but haven't come up with much more. I made two up, one a simple weight and a shoe lace and another prettier pendulum with the circular disc and two butterflies. It makes for an interesting object especially if using with people who are already familiar with ordinary pendulums. I have seen illustrations of similar construction used in dowsing, so maybe there are people out there using them for other purposes, but I'm yet to come across anyone familiar with the horizontal pendulum.
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 24, 2011 08:54AM)
Bob's inclusion of it in "The Pendulum of Fate" is the first time I've ever seen a reference to it anywhere. It looks like a wonderful routine and an interesting "look."

Have you had GOOD success with it, Joshua?

David
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Sep 24, 2011 10:06AM)
I've had participants impressed that it located an object they thought of. People are fascinated by it. One woman was very interested to know if there was more literature written on it, but obviously didn't want to give the source so had to say no. One performance with ESP cards the man I felt did genuinely believe we had achieved a telepathic connection. He said he felt me place the circle in his head. So I'd say that was pretty successful. It doesn't have the same sense of wonder as when you give someone a pendulum for the first time and they see it move. But it does open up other possibilities with the interaction between two people.
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 26, 2011 09:25AM)
I've been thinking of a close-up/parlor set that has nothing BUT pendulums in it.

I really got blown away the very first time I put a pendulum into a spectator's hand and saw the completely over the top reaction it got. The person just stood there and was gobsmacked. He simply could not believe what had just happened. And, as you have alluded to, Joshua -- the truly un-deconstructable thing is that the magic happens IN THEIR HANDS.

I'd been doing magic for over 20 years and was only peripherally aware of pendulums. That amounts to how may hundreds of performances where I didn't use them? I have actually had clients offer to buy the pendulum right out of my hands.

So...when I read about the success you've been having with the horizontal pendulum...it makes me wonder how much more there can be to these splendid little devices.

David
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 28, 2011 05:04PM)
SO! Just in case you didn't know...we've just finalized arrangements to carry Bill Cushman's TRYBIL at http://www.magicpendulums.com

Trybil is an absolutely amazing book, loaded with information on multi-bob pendulums and some rock-your-world routines for standard single bob pendulums. There's also a Mauricio demo on-line available there that will blow your mind. (Well...it blew mine, anyway.) The list of contributors reads like a who's who of mentalism: Riggs, Arce, Landman, Salem, Jaramillo, Weber, Hilford, Knepper, Finley just to name a few.

Our idea is to make the absolute BEST resources on pendulum use available all in one place. So far we have three outstanding books as well as Pablo Amira's outstanding course. If anyone has other recommendations, I'd be delighted to hear about them either by PM or here on this thread.

David
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Sep 28, 2011 05:41PM)
Bill´s eBook is GREAT and full of excellent information not just for MultiPendulums but also very good ideas for Pendulums.


Great work David !

It would be nice to see some pendulums in video and in action ;)
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Sep 28, 2011 10:11PM)
I now have three of Sheree and David's beautiful pendulums. People love them! My wife covets one and would relieve me of it it had a necklace chain.

Until recently I only used a pendulum in Seven Keys to Baldpate in closeup (so the spectator can find the key). Now I use one in my Witches Almanac/Ipswich Routine and keep getting other ideas for its use.

I'm working on a whole close-up/parlor program featuring pendulums exclusively, including readings.

I have to thank Rich too! It was one of his pendulums using a locket with an ancient Roman coin that got me going in this direction.
Message: Posted by: Bill Cushman (Sep 29, 2011 08:00PM)
I was very flattered to be asked to add Trybil to Magic Pendulum's catalog. It is a very good fit, David's a great guy and Sheree's pendulums are wonderful.

OK, Andre, having a special interest in The Witch's Almanac, as well as pendulums, you sure have my curiosity piqued!
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Sep 29, 2011 09:50PM)
I can totally see how a pendulum would enhance the already amazing Witches Almanac. Even if it's just for ambiance -to contact the energies of the book- it's a perfect fit
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Sep 30, 2011 02:09AM)
Just ordered the book
It can now sit alongside Trybil and Pablo's book.

Now which pendulum shall I get??????


steve
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 30, 2011 07:57AM)
Last night, I took an idea from the outstanding "The Jack the Ripper Seance" by Paul Voodini when I was doing Outlaw's Luna...and it worked brilliantly. It is one of the few times where I've gotten an idea on the spur of the moment and decided to do it. (I am a very anal person...but the idea was SO good that I wanted to try it.)

The room was already lit in candle-light...and something creepy by Nox Arcana was playing (Okay I KNOW it SOUNDS a little over the top...but trust me: the place had loads of atmosphere.)

Here's the new stuff: I had all the people there...twelve in total...each put their index finger on my Luna book while I described Colney Hatch -- just as I always do. I asked if there was someone who felt a special affinity for the place...or maybe the story I'd just told. The volunteer selected herself.

I gave her the book and had her make her selection (If you have Luna you know what that means...it's a f**ce of sorts.)THEN I gave her a pendulum. As I shared my "impressions" of the person she was thinking of, I directed my questions to the pendulum -- not necessarily the volunteer.

Guess what? THE PENDULUM answered correctly. So I would say something like: "I'm thinking of a strong female presence. Is that correct? Swing side to side if the answer is 'yes.' Swing in circles if the answer is 'no.'"

My volunteer was totally blown away. I mean she was totally on the hook. Her reactions were genuine...and just fed the reactions of the people watching. It was like there was complete awe in the room.

Want to talk about a logical disconnect? From their perspective, I had no idea what patient she had chosen. I wasn't touching the pendulum and it was confirming my impressions like it was a person.

It was a Perfect Moment. My volunteer really thought the pendulum was answering me. Her reactions were pure gold.

I had at the back of my mind that, if the pendulum routine wasn't working, I would just go back to doing Luna the "usual" way. But it really DID work. it was almost too intense. Does that make sense?

But it's an idea I'm going to be working with because there's something remarkable there. What I was reminded of in Paul's two excellent books on the topic of seances was that the effect -- the "pop" at the end is really just the icing on the cake. The real purpose is the JOURNEY you take your audience on. (One of these days I WILL stop thinking like a magician...I know I can. I know I can. I know...)

It's true that having them put their fingers on the book did nothing to further the effect -- but the impact added to the presentation (and the journey of the effect) was much more powerful AND the pendulum finish was nearly letter perfect. When we were done -- the Luna effect and THEIR involvement in it was what they were talking about. And they were EXCITED. They kept asking her what it felt like. Off the charts, folks.

My volunteer asked me if she could buy the pendulum from me (which is the second time that's happened).

I simply cannot believe how perfectly pendulums work themselves into existing presentations.

David

Steve: Thank you very much for the order! Later today we're introducing a new feature called "In the Spotlight." It's going to be a new design, shown once a week or so that will get a much higher profile. Have a look at the one we're putting on today.
Message: Posted by: Voodini (Sep 30, 2011 08:33AM)
That sounds amazing David. Glad it went so well. :)
Message: Posted by: kannon (Sep 30, 2011 08:56AM)
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On 2011-09-20 14:54, Mauricio Jaramillo wrote:
One of the things that impresses me the most is that a pendulum can move without directly touching it, you just keep it hanging from something at a distance and control its every movement with no gimmicks whatsoever. This is probably one of the most real things I do and how I handle multi-bob pendulums in most of my shows and close up situations, though it can be accomplished with single pendulums as well. This is a rather unexplored area and one that I touched in another book. David, perhaps a future book can include some thoughts on non-contact pendulum routines?
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YOU are a MASTER, in this area, Mauricio, if anyone should be writing a book about this it should be you ;)
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Sep 30, 2011 02:06PM)
Kauri io, I'm waiting with bated breath.

David, I want to thank you for a great evening.
(maybe I should explain myself before you all make up your own stories)

There are lots of books that contain great effects, some have wonderfully thought out methods.
But there are not so many that have both these, and are just a great read.
I've just spent a pleasant evening reading this from start to finish.
It was a most pleasurable experience.

Once again thank you.
Steve

PS I like the look of the Stonehenge pendulum
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Sep 30, 2011 03:46PM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-29 21:00, Bill Cushman wrote:
I was very flattered to be asked to add Trybil to Magic Pendulum's catalog. It is a very good fit, David's a great guy and Sheree's pendulums are wonderful.

OK, Andre, having a special interest in The Witch's Almanac, as well as pendulums, you sure have my curiosity piqued!
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By the time I am ready to begin the Almanac/Ipswich Routine I have already used the pendulum as have others in the group. Generally everyone has used one as I no longer perform on stage but in intimate settings. I stress that the ideomotor response is a direct link to the subconscious and that the pendulum should be used as an affirmation rather than an answer to a question. I don't want to create any shut-eyes who are dependent on a pendulum for all their decisions, and believe me there are some out there!

By now I know the two people I will use for the books depending how "into" this the participants are. Hopefully the one who invited or hired me would get the Almanac to encourage others to have their own gathering.

To whoever is chosen for the Almanac I then do Seven Keys to Baldpate ( which in this case is Five Keys to Baldpate since after their success they will be working with five Tarot cards). This, using the pendulum, is a real convincer and I make the most of it commenting on their intuition (I always use the the words intuit, intuitive, intuitively or intuition rather than psychic or paranormal, etc., in my presentations and readings) and talk about the Web (Thank you Mr. Cassidy!).

I stand next to the one doing the key business and when completed I give her (it 's always a woman...so far) the five Tarot cards and ask her to mix the cards face down and lay them out in a half-circle like the keys were laid out. I explain that the Almanac has a bewildering number of entries, over 500 to be exact, and I want her to use her intuitive powers to choose the entry that speaks to her by eliminating two cards that don't "feel right" and using the the other three in any order to find her entry.

I, of course, am still standing next to her so when she sets two cards aside I'm home free and return to my seat before she turns over her cards and without picking up or appearing to have any interest in the discards.

Now the revelations are highly personal to her and resonate in a manner much more effectively than "pick three cards, etc." . That's pretty much it for the Almanac. I'm still working on exactly how I will use the pendulum in Ipswich, which is still a work in progress for me, though I have some ideas thanks to a new pendulum from David and Sheree.

I do not have a paying group set up at this time so I have time to explore this further. I'm flattered by your interest, Bill, and if you (or anyone else with the patience to read this far) has any comments, criticisms or suggestions I would be pleased to hear them!

Andre
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 30, 2011 04:00PM)
I've been thinking lately that the people who use pendulums would probably be happy taking a cruise ship to their vacation destination instead of an airplane. The idea that the JOURNEY is what really counts in these presentations is critical, I think -- to the way to effectively use pendulums in performance. I've always thought so -- but having read Paul's book (as per the post above) it's been driven home even more strongly.

What do I remember as a spectator, about what I experienced? I remember the things that involved or delighted ME...little traveler snapshots, taken on the journey to get somewhere interesting.

As I read your post, Andre -- I feel fairly certain that we could meet quite naturally on a cruise ship one day.

You GET the whole journey aspect.

Your routine sounds delightful. I'd like to see it one day.

David
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Sep 30, 2011 04:10PM)
My journey sucked last night!
I had a woman, that would only swing in circle, counter clock wise for everything!(her established 'yes')
When she went to chosen card,I was able to point out how the size of her circle swing was much larger in diameter ! :)
Still played out well! *hit happens! LOL

-G
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Sep 30, 2011 10:05PM)
I am not sure if this qualifies or not. What happened to you has only happened to me once. It was in a hospitality suite and my volunteer was both drunk AND stoned -- but he carried it so well that I didn't notice until he got close to me. Back and forth...the only response he could get from the pendulum.

Every single other time -- many of them -- the pendulum has always responded exactly as it was supposed to.

Maybe that was the issue with your lady, Gary?

David
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Sep 30, 2011 10:08PM)
Thank you David! The journey is everything. When you do a follow-up with a client you should always ask what they remember most about your performance. The answers are sometimes surprising and always an important learning experience for you.

While it is nice to have them mention a particular effect, and sometimes that is what you get, it is so much more gratifying when they tell you it ended too soon and they want you back next year or (the holy grail) it was a very emotional experience.

That is the allure of the pendulum. You can weave it into many situations and when it is done in their hands, you have an emotional hook! Chances are they will remember that emotional moment (and hopefully your name).

I have been at this for many years and I remember a gig twenty some years back working tables for three hours at wedding reception for 300 people at an upscale hotel dining room. I came armed to the teeth with ith my best stuff and more. Due to some family conflict less than 100 showed up and were not in the best spirits. I covered all the tables with my best material and again with backup stuff in under two hours.

I spent the next hour working only with rubber bands and had people ask me to come back and do that thing with the rubber bands that separate when you rub them together. That is what they remembered, and the client thanked me for getting everyone talking. She said I seemed to be having a such a good time that it was infectious, and oh, she loved the rubber band trick (which I hadn't even considered as a backup effect).l

So you never know. If the journey is only to bring people together for awhile in a shared emotional experience you can count it as a success.


g
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Sep 30, 2011 10:20PM)
Forgive the dropped letters and the enigmatic "g" at the bottom of my post. Typing on my new IPad is a new learning experience. Not a very good showing for a former Grammar Host.

Apparently I can't scroll back on a Long post to edit.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Oct 1, 2011 12:13AM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-30 23:05, David Thiel wrote:
I am not sure if this qualifies or not. What happened to you has only happened to me once. It was in a hospitality suite and my volunteer was both drunk AND stoned -- but he carried it so well that I didn't notice until he got close to me. Back and forth...the only response he could get from the pendulum.


David,
This could have been what happened !
It was at a Wine Tasting event. A Chef had prepared different dishes and fruits to be sampled with the different wines.
The tasting was to show the types of foods to be complimented with the types of wines. Or, vice/versa .
The different foods would change the taste of the same wine.
Because the tasting was based on senses (smell,taste,feel),I did a ESP routine card reveal with the pendulum.
Thought it would be a good example of how senses could be awakened ! Plus,wanted to keep with simple effects...knowing there could be wine spillage in the situation!
The tasting had about 40-50 persons.
All worked out well ! The post was to show anything can happen in real world situations !

-G
Message: Posted by: Bill Cushman (Oct 1, 2011 11:53AM)
The pendulum never fails; it is always perfectly representing what is occurring in the participant's subconscious mind. Regarding pendulums, the best place I've ever read this discussed is in Kenton's Pendulum Programming and he kindly let me share and expand upon this idea in Trybil.

Accepting this can really change the vibe of any ideomotor or suggestion work. I have reframed aloud in this regard but I think the powerful aspect is what you communicate subliminally once you've taken this stance. But if a participant felt they failed, I wouldn't hesitate to let them know that things are working out just as they are supposed to.

Andre, thank you so much for sharing your use of the pendulum with WA. The first thing I reacted to was your suggestion not to use pendulums for yes/no answers but, rather, as affirmations. The emphasis on not creating shuteyes or dependency resonated very strongly with me. I will be pondering just how this might change my own work.

Using the pendulum as you do to select the Tarot cards is a beautiful idea. Maybe Sheree will have to create a WA pendulum!

David, your experience with pendulums and Luna is priceless. What a reward for your inspiration at the spur of the moment.

I see there is a show starting on BBC America tonight called "Bedlam." It is about an apartment complex built on the former location of Bedlam Asylum. Does that sound the least bit familiar to anyone! Apparently they retain the name "Bedlam" as the name for the complex! Imagine "Move right into the delightful Colney Hatch Condos for as little as 5000 down"
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Oct 1, 2011 12:08PM)
When I was in England last May one of my "I'd REALLY like to do this" things was to see Colney Hatch.

As it turned out, the friend we were staying with actually lived very close to it when it was an active asylum when he was a child. He rode his bike through the grounds on his way to school every day. Sheree knew I really wanted to see it -- and she talked our friend into taking us there.

You're right, Bill. It's a luxury condo now. And, while I really REALLY wanted to see the graveyard...it's long gone. No one knew where it was and we scourged the grounds.

I'm working on an PowerPoint introduction for Luna...including a voice over by by friend. Colney Hatch looks like this now:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41659872@N00/5684529496/in/photostream

(Well..with a little help from Photoshop.)

But I'd love to spend a whole day kicking around there. There are still some tumble down buildings that whisper bits of what may have happened there...or maybe it's just my admittedly overactive imagination.

I really think Luna is the best book test in the world...especially in an intimate candle-lit setting. Adding the pendulum to the routine makes it an unbelievably powerful presentation. I'm going to build on it again tonight...with a little more scripting.

The thing I REALLY like about it is that it's still essentially the same Luna presentation. Adding the pendulum only strengthens it. The addition is seamless.

David
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Oct 1, 2011 05:01PM)
David,

Your Luna presentation is outstanding!

It will take great willpower on my part not to borrow from it for my Ipswich routine.

Then again, come to think of it, everyone knows I have no willpower.

Rats! I hope you have a forgiving nature.

Andre
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Oct 2, 2011 08:47AM)
Forgiving? Me?

Hmmmm. I guess that depends on whether I've been keeping up with my meds or not.

David
Message: Posted by: alemanzano (Oct 2, 2011 01:14PM)
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On 2011-09-30 08:57, David Thiel wrote:
Last night, I took an idea from the outstanding "The Jack the Ripper Seance" by Paul Voodini when I was doing Outlaw's Luna...and it worked brilliantly. It is one of the few times where I've gotten an idea on the spur of the moment and decided to do it.
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David,

That was incredible! I loved the way you handled this idea.
Thanks for sharing and congratulations, man.

Ale
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Oct 2, 2011 04:26PM)
Bill,

Thanks for your kind words!

Paul,

As you know, I have purchased both books. The Ripper book is great even I you never intend to do a Ripper seance.

David,

Take your meds. I promise not to perform Witches or Luna in Canada.

Andre
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Oct 2, 2011 05:03PM)
Thank you, Ale.

I hardly ever do something like that in a show. When I was learning magic, my mentor was a skinny old guy with a close cropped white goatee -- always perfectly dressed. He ran a magic shop. Anyway -- he told me that if I was EVER going to CONSIDER performing an effect for a AUDIENCE, he expected me to do it 100 times perfectly. And, if I made a mistake ANYWHERE along that 100 times, I had to go back and start over at "1."

I still work that way today. It's great advice because by the time you perform it, you know that prop in nearly every possible way. So it was WAY out of performing character to do what I did on the spur of the moment. It just felt completely right -- and I've been working on adding pendulums to many of my routines. Of course Willard, the aforementioned mentor, would have gotten very annoyed with me.

Andre. I'm fine. And so am I. Me too. So don't worry.

David
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Oct 6, 2011 06:11PM)
Some of you guys work trade shows. If you do, then you know what happens late in the day. Most of the deals have been made. The contracts are written...and everyone has sore feet. It's always felt like THIS is the time where I really earn my money.

Yesterday I was doing a food service show. It was about 3:30 and the show still had another hour and a half to go. The perverse thing is, of course, that pretty much everyone knows it's over -- but they can't start packing things up.

I was in a sleepy little concourse. Customers were poking at food without much interest. What I'm saying is that no one was doing any business...no one seemed interested in doing any business. (Or I wouldn't have done what I did.)

I asked one of the vendors if he'd help me with something. He agreed...and so I asked him (a little louder) if he was familiar with pendulums. He said he wasn't...and so I produced five P***labs ESP cards and my favorite pendulum. As I explained what the cards were, a crowd started to gather. (We're not talking HUGE numbers. Maybe ten people in all.)

I told him that the pendulum was used as an ancient conduit used for centuries. He snorted.

I had him mentally select one of the ESP symbols. I asked him to jot it down inside a wallet (In this case, I was using a T**ug*t Tran**i**er) so that we could verify what symbol he'd chosen later.

He did and then laid the cards down on a table.

Then I showed him how the pendulum worked...how it moved when it was saying "yes" and "no" etc.

I had him shuffle the cards and lay them all face down and I passed the pendulum over each of them and (surprise surprise!) it reacted over the back of his chosen card. He turned it over and looked at it and then back at me. Then he examined the pendulum.

The crowd had doubled at this point. People were drawn by the strength of his reaction...which was both genuine and quite loud.

When we opened the T*****t T*********r and he confirmed that was the symbol he'd drawn -- the whole crowd applauded. I was astounded. The whole energy had been transformed from sleepy to keenly interested...all because of a simple pendulum. I think that's seriously cool.

My volunteer never seen a pendulum before...but he was blown away by what it did. People in the audience hadn't seen one either...but that one effect is what they left talking about. I share this story because it really impacted me.

As I started thinking about Bob's recent book on the Logical Disconnect, I started seeing this effect from the view of the audience. Their reaction was WAY off the charts -- especially when you consider the relative ease of the routine's design.

Here's my question: to those of you who USE pendulums in your routines -- how OFTEN do you find people know what it is...or how to use it?

David
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Oct 6, 2011 06:23PM)
David,
Sort of the same effect I posted doing at the Wine tasting on this thread.
Gets great reactions ! :)

And, for your question...I have had a few women who mothers use and have some knowledge of ,knowing if a baby will be male or female! Not much on the way we use!

-G
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Oct 6, 2011 06:41PM)
Not many are familiar with a pendulum in the sense that we use it, though they may have had some inkling of it as a curiosity , as I did at a very young age.

But note how quickly you got their interest and collected an interested crowd by introducing a pendulum into what was essentially a card trick. If you just pulled out the cards you might have emptied the room.

Pendulums aren't just for grandfather clocks anymore.

Andre
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Oct 6, 2011 06:53PM)
@ David,

I have found that a great majority have an idea on what it is. When I bring the Pendulum out of my pocket for the first time to show them, I let it dangle back and forth for a few seconds. I find doing this (letting it dangle) sometimes creates a visual connection in their mind and that they are able to become somewhat familiar with it before I start "explaining" what the pendulum is/does.

Darren
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Oct 7, 2011 11:57PM)
How long does it take you to get the participant to have an understanding of how the pendulum works? I've found that, since I work so many hospitality suites and corporate events that the amount of time required is in direct proportion to the amount of alcohol they've consumed. But I've ALSO found that once the concept in introduced, people really want to hold the pendulum and give it a try.

I can't think offhand of another prop that seems to affect adults that way.

But usually it takes me about three to five minutes to show them the way it's supposed to perform...and as long as I am absolutely confident, it goes very smoothly. How long for you guys...and do you have a pet way of introducing it?

David
Message: Posted by: psyclops (Oct 27, 2011 09:45AM)
David, I received Alchemy Blue last week and it is stunning. Highly recommend and I think you state that there is only one left! Thanks for throwing in Pablo Amira's Pendulum guide. Its really helpful a newbie like myself!
Message: Posted by: Jinx13 (Nov 1, 2011 06:29AM)
Having just started down the path of pendulums as well, I have to say David was a great help. He was very quick to reply to my questions and provided a great amount of guidance as well. I recently received one of his/Sheree's Aurora pendulums, and it looks great. With Pablo's guide, those of us who are new to the tool have a starting point. Have not had a chance to get it into a performance yet, but I can already tell it will be a great addition.
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Nov 15, 2011 11:01PM)
Guys: thank you for these kind words. I appreciate them. Feel free to contact me any time. Sometimes I feel like a pendulum evangelist...but I utterly adore these things. I was thinking this morning about the whole new dimension they've opened up for my walkabout and parlor shows.

How can you NOT talk about pendulums? They rock! (Pun intended).

We've JUST posted three new designs -- all build around a "Hand of Zoltar" theme. Both Sheree and I attended MindVention. (That's where the new-and-improved Alchemy Moon was selling a wonderful Zoltar-theme prop. Why is THAT serendipity? Read on...)

After the convention was over, we wound up on Freemont Street in downtown Vegas. We both turned and looked for a long moment a this old Zoltar machine. You know the one? He's an automated fortune teller.

When we looked at each other...we were smiling. Sheree started shooting pictures and I started thinking. (I generally try to avoid thinking because it constipates me.)

So there are six new pendulums...three designs...all created around a Zoltar theme. Two of them feature talismans with special words etched on the bob...and the third...well...it's just plain cool. We're going to add a photo of the Zoltar machine to the new six owners of these pendulums. And there will only ever be six of these things.

ALSO: we will be posting news on our second ebook over the next few weeks. We're hoping to release it near the end of November.

The last book featured new routines from Richard Osterlind, Vic Nadata and many more working pros. For the second book we've gone after the biggest names in mentalism and you are going to be amazed at who's given us unique routines. This book is a wee bit darker...

Thank you to everyone who has been coming by the site. And thank you for your emails. As explained: everything there is hand-made. That's why it takes time to re-stock. We're not in it for the money...and don't expect to make much more than eight or nine million. :) It's taken a while to get fresh material because I have a full performing schedule and Sheree is crazy-busy...but the pendulum site is never far from our minds. Honest.

Pop by once in a while. The updates are posted on the Home page all the time. And our subscribers at http://www.magicpendulums.com will be the first to get concrete details on the new ebook as well as special discount offers.

It really is a service to the performing community (we ONLY sell to mystery performers) as well as an in-your-face invitation to get more performers using pendulums...so thank you for your patience.

Maybe I'll see you there, huh?

David