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Topic: PENTALOGY By R.Shane
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Jun 5, 2012 09:19AM)
Just found this on the net ,fantastic read with lots and lots of bizare routines to use for mentalism.Love this one

Nocturnal Transmissions
During which a strange vampiric artifact shows its truest
purpose
"You've heard of sun-dials, probably even seen them, right? Well, this is a nocturnal. Basically,
it's the same thing as a sundial, but it uses the stars and allows for the telling of time at night.
Now, we know from history these were used before clocks by sailors for navigation on the open
seas. Legend, though, says they had another purpose -- used by an ancient race -- to tell how
much time they had before the deadly sun came up. And the legend says once a Vampire for a
nightime hunt used a nocturnal, it was never the same again: it led its owner to the safest... food
it could. Let's try the legend out now and see if this little thing was ever used for a darker purpose.Just thought I would share this find and if interested it's easy to find.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Jun 5, 2012 09:37AM)
Thanks for sharing! I can see some use for this! :)

~G
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Jun 5, 2012 12:06PM)
Nocturnal/sundial's on e-bay ,i will be looking to purchase one and have it looking aged and will look at bootfare's and second hand shops for microscope slides ,all presented in some old box, there are templates from paper to make your own and have some understanding of how these things work on google, if of any interest.
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jun 5, 2012 02:22PM)
Is anyone interested in buying this book?
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Jun 5, 2012 03:02PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-05 15:22, Slim King wrote:
Is anyone interested in buying this book?
[/quote]Found this by chance on the internet by researching my hobbie,it is on a pdf file,not been illegaly downloaded and the author must of had given permission to access it.
Message: Posted by: lin (Jun 5, 2012 03:09PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-05 15:22, Slim King wrote:
Is anyone interested in buying this book?
[/quote]

Hi Slim,

I'm interested in purchasing the book. If you are offering it for sale, how much are you looking for?

Your pm box is full ;D

cheers,

Lin
Message: Posted by: KOTAH (Jun 5, 2012 06:59PM)
Pentology was written by Shane R Causer, published by Dean Montalbano, and available from Leaping Lizards.



Kotah
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jun 5, 2012 07:37PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-05 16:02, Fire Starter wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-06-05 15:22, Slim King wrote:
Is anyone interested in buying this book?
[/quote]Found this by chance on the internet by researching my hobbie,it is on a pdf file,not been illegaly downloaded and the author must of had given permission to access it.
[/quote]
Are you saying it's been pirated? I'm pretty sure there is no PDF release but I could be wrong. :dancing:
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jun 5, 2012 07:44PM)
It is listed at Lybrary.com
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Jun 5, 2012 07:51PM)
Also, there is a free Pentology sample at leaping Lizards! Has a few of the effects in it!
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jun 5, 2012 08:43PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-05 20:44, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
It is listed at Lybrary.com
[/quote]
I stand corrected!!!!
Message: Posted by: mota (Jun 5, 2012 11:30PM)
Pentalogy is a $50 download. It is not free.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Jun 5, 2012 11:57PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-05 20:51, Godzilla wrote:
Also, there is a free Pentology sample at leaping Lizards! Has a few of the effects in it!
[/quote]



If you go to leapindlizardmagic,search Pentology,scroll down on addy,there is a place by the check out,that says 'Free PDF Sample here'. (click on that)
It has the listed above effect,Nocturnal Transmissions and the Amanda effect and a few others in the free sample PDF!
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Jun 6, 2012 01:56AM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-06 00:30, mota wrote:
Pentalogy is a $50 download. It is not free.
[/quote]It is indeed a free pdf file sample as far as I am aware.
Message: Posted by: Harlequin (Jun 6, 2012 04:35AM)
The book Pentalogy is fantastic in my opinion. Heaps of well thought out bizarre routines and ideas that you can adapt to your own style and presentation. It's 456 pages (hardback book version), so if you liked the sample pdf, I'd recommend buying the book or pdf.
Message: Posted by: DWRackley (Jun 6, 2012 05:02AM)
http://www.leapinglizardsmagic.com/csspages/css_pentalogy.htm
Message: Posted by: docsteve (Jun 6, 2012 09:06AM)
I'm pleased Pentalogy is getting some airing here; whilst many books and writers here have inspired me, I think my own efforts attempt to emulate Shane's wonderful book.
Furthermore Shane was really kind and encouraging to me as a younger magus - his Online-visions website was a major help to me in so many ways. (Still is, with some excellent essays and a brilliant review section).

Honestly I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Please do pay for it!
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jun 6, 2012 09:22AM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-06 02:56, Fire Starter wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-06-06 00:30, mota wrote:
Pentalogy is a $50 download. It is not free.
[/quote]It is indeed a free pdf file sample as far as I am aware.
[/quote]
Is this a Pirated Copy then Fire starter? If it is why mention it?
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jun 6, 2012 09:41AM)
The sample is 50 some-odd pages long and is only avalable at Leaping Lizards as a preview. If it is more than that, or found someplace other than Leaping Lizards, it should be reported to Shane and or Dean.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Jun 6, 2012 10:38AM)
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On 2012-06-06 10:22, Slim King wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-06-06 02:56, Fire Starter wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-06-06 00:30, mota wrote:
Pentalogy is a $50 download. It is not free.
[/quote]It is indeed a free pdf file sample as far as I am aware.
[/quote]
Is this a Pirated Copy then Fire starter? If it is why mention it?
[/quote] Sorry I got the wrong end of the stick when you mentioned Is anyone interested in buying this book? thought there was some sarcasm,hard to tell what folk mean sometimes on here ,no emotions behind text,smiley face helps.
its a free sample not the whole book as I have said, well that's what I got about 6 odd routines ,so I have not pinched it,its a free pdf sample as others have mentioned.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jun 6, 2012 11:48AM)
Firestarter, Shane is a personal friend to many of us, as is Dean (the publisher).
We all have different ways of expressing ourselves, but the general concern was to make sure that someone (not you) wasn't pirating the book.

We all have to look out for each other.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Jun 6, 2012 12:45PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-06 12:48, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
Firestarter, Shane is a personal friend to many of us, as is Dean (the publisher).
We all have different ways of expressing ourselves, but the general concern was to make sure that someone (not you) wasn't pirating the book.

We all have to look out for each other.

Tony
[/quote]Fully understood Tony, just got it wrong.
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jun 6, 2012 12:45PM)
I'm sorry if I misled anyone. I was considering selling my copy but that would have been foolish! :cheers:
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Jun 6, 2012 01:01PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-06 13:45, Slim King wrote:
I'm sorry if I misled anyone. I was considering selling my copy but that would have been foolish! :cheers:
[/quote]Very sorry slim ,i misunderstood you, to tell you the truth wish I had not put in on now, thought I was sharing something with other's, and have even been thanked for reviving it but seems I will be getting grief now on the Amanda thread.If you have the book then I would not sell it, from the sample its very good material so the book must be fab,all the best.
Message: Posted by: AltonThrash (Jun 6, 2012 01:01PM)
Yeah I bought this after reading the sample on Deans site. Tons of stuff and worth more than you'll pay for it. I am also glad its getting some attention.
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Jun 6, 2012 04:48PM)
Please can this thread be reported and removed,many thanks.
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jun 6, 2012 04:57PM)
FS ... These forums are often filled with misunderstandings. I thought you were pushing for some free piracy exposure stuff ... No problems here I don't think...The book has good things in it.
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Jun 6, 2012 06:49PM)
Free piracy exposure stuff ... No worries I would not do that,just want this all removed now.
Message: Posted by: RShane (Jun 6, 2012 07:17PM)
Hello, everyone!

Speak of the devil and lo! He appears. Or at least his step-nephew, twice removed on his mother's side.

My dear and ever-lovin' brother sent me this chain of messages and I thought I might better hadda oughta make an appearance.

Firestarter (real name known only to God and the DMV) didn't steal. What he quoted has been a sample at Leaping Gizzards for a while now. The only thing he did wrong, if you want to call it that, was not clarify the source immediately so everyone would know what was going on. FS, it's all good.

To everyone else... Okay, ya got me by the goodies. I never knew I had such staunch defenders or honestly did anything that meant something to anyone, let alone some of the august personages in this thread and the other. Dr. Steve, Tony, Ron, all of you. I owe you some thanks.

Here's where I get thrown out of the Café for hijacking a thread, but I'll likely not be this way for another five years and, besides, Steve may forgive me this once.

"Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid." -- John Wayne

I was writing an email to announce the closure of Visions and my retirement from magic, both the writing and performing there of, when Ron sent this thread to me. Health issues messing with me and the challenge is stiff. Standing is a no-go, breathing is something I'm trying to relearn -- and getting better at as I go, so Blaine's Buried Alive record will stand a bit more -- and memory gaps come and go that are as big as my ex's... automobile.

"Life it tough. Wear a cup." -- Dennis Miller

So I said to myself, to myself said I, "Enough. It's time to give it up."

What "it"? Well, come to find out, it was the wrong "it". I was giving up something I STILL enjoy, dammit, and something I can STILL contribute to, and people I didn't know gave a tinker's... whatever a tinker gives people.

Sorry, guys. Didn't know you were there. Let me wrap up.

Thanks for everything you showed me when ya didn't even know I was looking. Love you all. And I owe you all. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some reviews to write (OMG, like, what IS some of this, like, junk, people are putting, like, out!) and I think I can remember where I left off on the third volume of the last series I was writing, and I really wanna try to get Green's laser deal down before I go to bed.

Thanks for the thoughts, for the second wind, and for letting me know I've got stuff to do.

"I've got too many laughs left to cry." -- Harlan Ellison

I'm R. Shane, the one and only (unless you count that weird experiment-thing I tried in high school), and I approve this message.

Thanks again.
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Jun 6, 2012 08:59PM)
How nice to read this thread. It had the potential (lots of potential) to degenerate into something far less mature than it did. My hats off to everyone for such a professional thread...looking out for the best for all. Nice!

Thanks,

David
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Jun 6, 2012 09:52PM)
How cool to have RShane,come in for a visit! :)

I love...'Spooky'!

Gary
Message: Posted by: docsteve (Jun 7, 2012 04:53AM)
:thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: AltonThrash (Jun 7, 2012 11:15AM)
Nice indeed!
Message: Posted by: Michael_MacDonald (Jun 7, 2012 03:12PM)
If not for this thread I would not know of such wonderful magic that is held in this book. I will be buying it this weekend. ty for posting this.
Message: Posted by: Tim Dowd (Jun 8, 2012 02:00AM)
Was on the fence, downloaded last night... Didn't get much sleep
Message: Posted by: AltonThrash (Jun 8, 2012 08:23AM)
It certainly gives food for thought regarding effects and presentations. If not for the free sample, I wouldnt have had an idea of the treasures contained within.
Message: Posted by: MagiChrisMitch (Jun 8, 2012 08:40AM)
This is a great book. So many ideas and great presentations. There's lots of content and I have gained much knowledge by reading Pentalogy. You'll be glad to get this one.

CHRIS
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Jun 17, 2012 01:09PM)
Wonderful to have Shane post here, and though he may never post again, I wish him a quick return to good health.

I'm happy to have a hardbound copy of the book. Something I can see on the shelf and take down, hold and enjoy reading and using.

I certainly have my share of PDF's, but I find I read my books more often and don't read a PDF for long at any one time.

Am I alone in this?

Andre
Message: Posted by: AltonThrash (Jun 17, 2012 01:33PM)
I love my physical books too Andre.. Pentology is one.
Message: Posted by: Michael_MacDonald (Jun 17, 2012 06:09PM)
Alas I do not have the room for more hard copy books. pdf seems to make it easy for me to add to the libray without taking more space in our already crowded home. young children have no respect for personal property lol.

but I have bought the pdf of this book and all I can say is WOW! this man has a twisted warped beautiful mind. some of the routines I have read so far would give me nightmares should I have seen them performed and not just read them.

I look forward to playing with them when I get home tonight.

thank you for the reviews on this thread as I would have over looked a treasure trove of chills and thrills.
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Jun 17, 2012 06:50PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-06 20:17, RShane wrote:
Hello, everyone!

Speak of the devil and lo! He appears. Or at least his step-nephew, twice removed on his mother's side.

My dear and ever-lovin' brother sent me this chain of messages and I thought I might better hadda oughta make an appearance.

Firestarter (real name known only to God and the DMV) didn't steal. What he quoted has been a sample at Leaping Gizzards for a while now. The only thing he did wrong, if you want to call it that, was not clarify the source immediately so everyone would know what was going on. FS, it's all good.

To everyone else... Okay, ya got me by the goodies. I never knew I had such staunch defenders or honestly did anything that meant something to anyone, let alone some of the august personages in this thread and the other. Dr. Steve, Tony, Ron, all of you. I owe you some thanks.

Here's where I get thrown out of the Café for hijacking a thread, but I'll likely not be this way for another five years and, besides, Steve may forgive me this once.

"Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid." -- John Wayne

I was writing an email to announce the closure of Visions and my retirement from magic, both the writing and performing there of, when Ron sent this thread to me. Health issues messing with me and the challenge is stiff. Standing is a no-go, breathing is something I'm trying to relearn -- and getting better at as I go, so Blaine's Buried Alive record will stand a bit more -- and memory gaps come and go that are as big as my ex's... automobile.

"Life it tough. Wear a cup." -- Dennis Miller

So I said to myself, to myself said I, "Enough. It's time to give it up."

What "it"? Well, come to find out, it was the wrong "it". I was giving up something I STILL enjoy, dammit, and something I can STILL contribute to, and people I didn't know gave a tinker's... whatever a tinker gives people.

Sorry, guys. Didn't know you were there. Let me wrap up.

Thanks for everything you showed me when ya didn't even know I was looking. Love you all. And I owe you all. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some reviews to write (OMG, like, what IS some of this, like, junk, people are putting, like, out!) and I think I can remember where I left off on the third volume of the last series I was writing, and I really wanna try to get Green's laser deal down before I go to bed.

Thanks for the thoughts, for the second wind, and for letting me know I've got stuff to do.

"I've got too many laughs left to cry." -- Harlan Ellison

I'm R. Shane, the one and only (unless you count that weird experiment-thing I tried in high school), and I approve this message.

Thanks again.
[/quote]

What a treat! thank you ,Mr Shane.
Message: Posted by: MagiChrisMitch (Jun 17, 2012 07:26PM)
Having this in hardcover is the way to go. Its impressive in size and wonderful looking. Nothing beats the real thing, and since I sold off my old magic last year, I have space for my bizarre stuff. Mr. Shane keep looking up! Your book has given me so much and I thank you.

CHRIS
Message: Posted by: JAlenS (Jun 17, 2012 08:11PM)
Pentalogy has got to be my favorite bizarre/storytelling magic book. I have the hard cover and reference it often. So much good and useable material. You can literally open the book at random and find a gem. I use Shane's "ferryman" routine with Vic Nadata's DMH for some spooky 'old west' flavor.
There is a seriously jaw drpping routine where the audience and performer predict the end of the end.


Incredible!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Intrepid (Jun 17, 2012 08:32PM)
Another long time fan of R. Shane's Pentalogy here. Glad to have you stop by.
Message: Posted by: Michael_MacDonald (Jun 17, 2012 10:53PM)
I just did 2 of the routines right out of the book to see how they played. the results.....

watching the people shake and turn white in fear....but not wanting the magick to stop when I asked if they wanted me to stop was a brilliant moment for me. its a thrill ride of the mind. most of what I have read so far needs very little tweaking to be presentable in my performance style. the presentations have a feel of reality to them. if done right they become real to those that see them. I love this.
Message: Posted by: nikmagick (Jun 19, 2012 02:04AM)
I love this book. So many ideas.
Message: Posted by: lozey (Jun 24, 2012 06:43PM)
Its a great book, packed full of ideas. I havent bought many books in the past few years, but Im glad that this is one of them

R Shane- get well :)
Message: Posted by: J.Warrens (Jun 24, 2012 08:57PM)
I agree with all the sentiments expressed here already. I own both the Hardcover and the complete pdf series. And here I was thinking that I was sitting on some treasure that others hadn't discovered...dang it.

:)
Message: Posted by: Intrepid (Apr 27, 2019 10:18PM)
In Shane's Pentalogy be sure to read his Bermuda Triangle routine. His patter turns a trick into a supernatural mystery, with a bit of an unnerving ending. I don't recall what he uses as the pieces, but I use black pebbles that I carry in an old cloth pouch.
Message: Posted by: Winks (Apr 28, 2019 09:39AM)
That one is my favorite.
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (May 2, 2019 05:52PM)
[quote]On Apr 27, 2019, Intrepid wrote:
In Shane's Pentalogy be sure to read his Bermuda Triangle routine. His patter turns a trick into a supernatural mystery, with a bit of an unnerving ending. I don't recall what he uses as the pieces, but I use black pebbles that I carry in an old cloth pouch. [/quote]

Ever since a friend showed me this routine in his copy, I have wanted the book, since I have performed a different version ("Pennies From Heaven" by Bernstein), but I want to do the Shane/"bizarre" version. I need to put out feelers to find s copy of Pentalogy to buy!!

:fyi: