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Dale A. Hildebrandt
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REVIEW OF “SIGMA” by Paolo Cavalli

It’s taken me a while to write this review, because I’ve been pretty busy and I’ve also been testing out some of the things in Paolo’s new e-book “SIGMA” and it also has had my own creativity pumped up by at least ten times. Here’s my favorites:

COINPORT: A two phase routine. In phase one, you materialize a chosen coin in your previously empty fist. In phase two, you materialize a chosen symbol on to the coin while a spectator holds on to the coin.

The second phase has a very clever ruse for getting the symbol on to the coin.

The second phase also has some nice wording reminiscent of Wonder Words that you can use as a foundation to build a house of deception.

The different aspects of the routine are all covered in very good detail and Paolo explains his thinking behind each step very well.

Coinport got me to thinking about Tony “Doc” Shiels advice that the next psychic superstar could do stuff such as pass solids through solids and materializing objects has always been a strong forte for the psychic. This double materialization is ripe for variations.

E-WAVE: A nearly impromptu version of Phil Goldstein’s “B-Wave” that uses no gimmicked cards, but will take some verbal and mental skill on the part of the performer.
Fortunately, Paolo covers how to think on your feet. The wording is subtle and not obvious like so many other routines of this nature.

C.K.C. Planet Earth: A clever version of Paul Curry’s “Out of This World” that turns into a bigger piece by using two spectators and is used as a demonstration of hypnotic mind control, with a great twist for an ending. This version reminds me a bit of “Challenge Magic” wherein the spectator challenges you to do something but doesn’t realize you have set up the challenge in advance.

Paolo suggests you could use a borrowed deck, but doesn’t go into much detail on this matter. He does, however, go into great detail on using your own deck. And with touches from Ted Karmilovich, you might get your Ted K fix until he releases his book...



THE ECP: There is a lot of other great magic here, but the one thing that stood out the most for me was Paolo’s “E.C.P.” concept. I can’t tell what it stands for without tipping the method, but suffice it to say it might as well stand for “Extremely Clever Paolo”.

Everything in this book is gold to me.

I highly recommend Sigma by Paolo Cavalli.

Available from: http://www.paolocavalli-mindworld.com/pa......oks.html

Sincerely,
Dale A. Hildebrandt
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I have also read Sigma and Omicron and am at present working my way through Upsilon. Paolo an Massimo are both great thinkers and all three books are crammed with simply marvelous performable routines. I particularly love the thinking on chair routines, which are a favourite, and am looking forward to the up coming DVD on chair routines with excitment.
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DVD???? EXCELLENT!!! I love all of their work - those books are pure gold.

(Yep, Coinport is now a favourite of mine to do for those special occassions!)...
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Ive used THE ECP to predict an actor and a movie a person freely chose:IMPOSSIBLE is yet a too weak term to even begin describing how many things you can accomplish thru ECP principle
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Hie,I've just gotten a few e-books by Paolo , the payment went through...but how do the books arrive to me?...any help?
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On 2007-06-04 08:40, davidlai308 wrote:
Hie,I've just gotten a few e-books by Paolo , the payment went through...but how do the books arrive to me?...any help?


They are E-Books. You should have recieved an E-mail with the download link. You down load them and them print them out. Lots of paper is needed! LOL
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I picture Sigma more than just gold. I look at it as platinum.
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How long do I have to wait for the download links?
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On 2007-06-04 09:40, davidlai308 wrote:
How long do I have to wait for the download links?


You should have gotten it, then again he may be away doing his thing right now. You need to Email him.
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Wow this is a great e-book by Paolo. I love it!
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Paolo,

I tried to e-mail you, but it seems that I still get an error.
I ordered some ebooks.

greets,
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Ok, everything is fine, I recieved everything, many thanks!!!!

Great E-book..
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