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SeaDawg
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I know this is a tough question but here goes...

I can only afford 1 more book and the choices are Hauntiques and Pentology? As a new comer to bizarre who owns Dunningers Encyclo and Vu Do Magic, which of these two is the better alternative and are there any other choices?
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Assuming you are coming from a conventional magic background, and as a new commer to bizarre, of the two, I would suggest Pentology. It will change the way you view magic. It's emphisis is on the magic, and it contains quite a bit. Hauntiques on the other hand, will change you. It works on a different level and leads you to changing reality.

Given the option to recommend a different book, based on your posts in other threads and your interests/experiences in magic, I think the book you would get the most from is Leslie Melvile's MAGICTALES. You might find it a better fit for you, and you would be able to apply the material to audiences of all ages. Tales of vampires, witches, pirates, lost treasure, ghosts, a whole host of fantastic magic and story telling, and it also contains the best essay on storytelling and magic written.

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Tony,
Thank you for a great response. The beautyof this site is the 2illingness to share open and honest reviews and reccomendations.

I shall try and hunt down Magictales and the other two shal remain on my wish list...

Cracking a new show, ie Bizare show, I now have a whole list of new props to buy. And she who must be obeyed, or Commander in Chief Home Fleet, only wants me to spend so much at any one time. Sigh... She is picky about things like grocercies...LOL
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On 2006-11-11 00:48, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
Assuming you are coming from a conventional magic background, and as a new commer to bizarre, of the two, I would suggest Pentology. It will change the way you view magic. It's emphisis is on the magic, and it contains quite a bit. Hauntiques on the other hand, will change you. It works on a different level and leads you to changing reality.



What a great way to put it, Tony! That is really so.

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Well done Tony.
You really do provide great quality and with great control!
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Thank you guys, I try.
This was a hard one as I have the utmost respect for both Shane and Christian, and have corresponded with both many times over the past decade on the Shadow Digest. I hope that neither object to what I wrote.

What is real funny is that Vlad and I were discussing this issue last night. His view is that to learn bizarre, you should start with the Invocation. He has a very good point. I would have recommended that today, except I have been following the original posters posts in other forums and understand some of what he currently does.

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As a slightly off topic add on, regarding She who Must be Obeyed, you probably already have the stuff you need, but I won;t tell in case you get an advance on your allowance!
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Do not get me wrong folks... I do not beleive that purchasing every effect out there will make my show... I am well aware that the "Magic" is very much in the presentation. that is why a few well thought out book purchases along with a few great props, like the Higleys stuff, and I am off to the races.

I have already put a routine together that I have done many many times called a psychic imprint. It uses to other mainstream props and combines them in a stunning routine. A little "Twilight zone" music and you have a 10 minute routine that is dynamite.
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Okay, after thinking on this for a couple of days I say you should definitely get Pentalogy. . . or Hauntiques. . . or MagicTales. I have all three. They are three of my five favorite books (Baba's and Eugene Burger's complete works, and Tarbell's and The Books of Wonder, and . . . make up the other two. Heh heh heh). Seriously all three are great and, I think, should all be on your "get soon" list. Just knowing a little bit about the stuff you already do, I'd say Pentalogy first, but don't wait too long to get the others.

Mark

PS Judging from your attire, my salty friend, bizarre magic is just right for you. And I mean that as a compliment.
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