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Topic: Life Lessons - fortune telling/divination
Message: Posted by: scolman (Oct 7, 2004 02:59PM)
I really messed up this evening. I used Black Hart's Pendulum Plus in a prediction/fortune telling type routine after dinner. Someone very close to me was taking part in the exercise and I threw some very personal information into the mix. I struck an emotional chord and had to spend the last 2 hours trying to undo the damage.
I've learned some valuable lessons tonight -
- Keep my personal life out of my magic
- Don't mess with people's emotions in an attempt to produce a realistic illusion.

Good effect, but needs to be treated with respect.
Message: Posted by: Magickman (Oct 7, 2004 03:52PM)
Indeed it does touch a person on a deep level. You have to watch what you say as well as how you say it. But the lesson you just got is of value! You already started making a list. You will never know when you will run in to someone that might have this same reaction, even if you don't know them. Be ready for anything. Read books on cold reading they will clue you in. Richard Webster has more than a few books that could help you out!

Message: Posted by: Black Hart (Oct 8, 2004 12:03AM)
Hello Simon

Yes, Pendulum Plus sure is a powerful effect. Beleive me you'll never get a reaction like that with a sponge ball routine!

Black Hart
Message: Posted by: scolman (Oct 8, 2004 10:13AM)
Perhaps a flaming sponge ball inserted directly into the nostril would illicit a similar response.
Seriously though, I've learnrd this lesson, now onto the next......
Message: Posted by: SpAgHeTtI (Oct 16, 2004 05:40AM)
What is the effect of Pendulum Plus? Where can I read it?
Message: Posted by: StrangeMagick (Oct 16, 2004 08:32AM)

I don't have Pendulum Plus, but have several effects made by Black Hart and they are all top-notch.

You can find information about the effect here:


Hope this helps,
Message: Posted by: scolman (Oct 16, 2004 11:29PM)
Make sure you check out box bizarre or the museum of antiquities as well.
As it says in the instruction booklet, the Pendulum Plus is as close to real magick as one can get and the spec, does all the work.
I have also found Black Hart's Big Black book to be very informative. As a magician, new to bizarre, I found that the quality of the props and accessories is paramount, of this you can be assured with Black Hart.