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Topic: The Cavalli Files I - Upsilon
Message: Posted by: ParaLabs - Thomas (May 7, 2013 04:14PM)
As announced [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=509444&forum=15&29]here[/url] and [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=510245&forum=303&0]here[/url] ... here we go! :)

The first release of the Cavalli Files series:

[b]The Cavalli Files I - 'Upsilon'[/b]

Paolo's initial work in English language - out of print for years, available again NOW!

[*]Acidus Novus Streamlined Description[/list]

[b]Quotes from the year of its original release (2004)[/b]

[b]Lee Earle[/b]
[list][i]“I like your reasoning in your book test presentation, especially the 'Does that word mean something special...' part. Good thinking! Your Psychometrack effect is excellent. However knowing how little effort many people actually invest in their craft, that routine is likely to remain 'hidden in print' for all but a dedicated few.”[/i][/list]
[b]Larry Becker[/b]
[list][i]“I thought the book was a great idea generator. You definitely put your own sneaky twist on the material you create. Keep it up. Mentalists can use creativity such as yours. Even us old guys.”[/i][/list]
[b]Luke Jermay[/b]
[list][i]“I very very much enjoyed the book and it has left me with ideas spinning in my head ...”[/i][/list]
[b]Enrique Enriquez[/b]
[list][i]“A GREAT book. Just the magazine test or the handling on the PATEO force worth the entire price of the manuscript. The idea for the duplication drawing is beautiful too. Every routine has something ...”[/i][/list]
[b]Tony Binarelli[/b]
[list][i]“In my opinion, each routine in this book is a little masterpiece, crafted in every detail, limiting to the bare essential the need for sleight of hands and maintaining the performance free from empty moments.”[/i][/list]

For further reviews and descriptions of the contents you may want to check the original thread from 2004 [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=55626&forum=110]here![/url]

As each volume of the Cavalli Files series, [b][i]Upsilon[/i][/b] in printed format is $50, shipping included!

Get your copy of Upsilon in the Cavalli section [url=http://www.paralabs.org/basket]here![/url]

Any requests are welcome - we are absolutely excited about this project! :)

Message: Posted by: ParaLabs - Thomas (May 9, 2013 10:35AM)
Anyone interested in this estimation of the value of Paolo's work? [img]http://www.european-mentalists.org/g1e2m3bb/images/smilies/eusa_clap.gif[/img]

[quote]Nine years ago I wrote this to Paolo. “Thank you for sending me the excellent manuscript "Radarama". I found it to be very interesting and thought stimulating. It's really well thought out and I appreciate it very much.”

Now, reading over Upsilon, I not only feel the same way about Paolo’s takeoff of my original Radar Deck, but can say with sincerity his whole book is wonderful! You just know, as you read over this material, that it has been performed and “battle-hardened” over the course of many years. Not only are there top notch effects, there is performing insight, clear instructions, great illustrations and an “Odds and Ends” section that has great tip after tip after tips. And, just learning the secret of the impromptu post-it-note impression pad is worth its weight in gold. I am happy to be asked to write this review. The book is worth every penny of its price and much more!”

Richard Osterlind
May, 2013[/quote]
Message: Posted by: dmoses (May 9, 2013 01:36PM)
Upsilon was my introduction to Paolo's work. And I had to go through a lot of work to get it.
I'm so pleased to say it was totally worth it.

It is workers grade material. His work on Pateo, the Radar deck is particularly great.

Cavalli has an ingenious and practical mind and I have seen a lot of evidence of his thinking in the published works of many others.
$50 for a PRINTED version?! It's a terrific deal.

Thanks for making this available.

Message: Posted by: ParaLabs - Thomas (May 10, 2013 02:15AM)
Thanks for the appreciation, Dave! :)

By the way - did we mentioned that the first 50 orderers not only get [b][i]The Cavalli Files – Part I – ‘Upsilon’[/i][/b] …

… but an additional ebook by the great [b][i]Greg Arce[/i][/b] immediately per email after their order? :gift:

This bonus ebook contains three brilliant routines:
[list][*][b][i]Hands Of Time[/i][/b]
A fascinating routine in which the performer predicts a time that a participant [i]merely thought of!!! [/i]

An astonishing anytime, anywhere PK pen effect – [i]no gimmicks required! [/i]

[*][b][i]Citrus Blister[/i][/b]
An ingenious second phase to the now classic Blister Effect – featuring some reverse Voodoo!
(This is my favorite of these three routines! I LOVE it! :devilish:)[/list]

… and :ohyes:, this bonus ebook for each the first 50 orderers is still available yet!

Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (May 10, 2013 03:43AM)
My order's in.
Paulo's work AND a free Greg Arce book.
No brainer for me.
Message: Posted by: ThatsJustWrong! (May 10, 2013 08:44AM)
Order in, my good sirs. Thank you for making these available!
Message: Posted by: JanForster (May 10, 2013 11:27AM)
Mine too... how could you resist :) ? Jan
Message: Posted by: PsiDroid (May 10, 2013 04:54PM)
Wonderful sir !!

just ordered and waiting for the other books to be available soon:
Message: Posted by: timlic (May 11, 2013 06:30AM)
Mine arrived today! Very quick delivery, thanks Thomas!

I'll hopefully have some time over the weekend to read it and share my thoughts - For what they're worth :)
Message: Posted by: PsiDroid (May 13, 2013 10:03PM)
Customer service from paralabs is excellent and Cavalli work + bonus is real food for thoughts:

highly recommended to everyone who has yet to be exposed to the brain of Paolo Cavalli
Message: Posted by: overflow (May 14, 2013 06:57AM)
Is there someone here in Europe but outside UK that received the book ? Did you receive it by your postal service or by UPS courier ?

Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (May 14, 2013 06:31PM)
Mine arrived today!

Owning Upsilon already - I was more than pleased to see it now formatted and layed out in cool paralab style... and it is great rereading the material - all solid workers, no fluff and Paolo Personified...

Thanks Paolo and Paralabs - and Ron C too!

P.S. Did I mention there is no fluff??? Well there isn't!