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Erdnase27
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I was thinking of developing a routine with the book of all answers. This is some sort of Oracle that you can buy in esoteric shops.

The subjects that crossed my minds where:

- Svengali pages
- Page force
- a routine where not only the book reveals some sort of answer but also objects spectators thought off(could be printed on some of the empty pages??)

There must be more to this. Does anybody have ideas or methods in print that I can buy?
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The "Book of All Answers" sounds like a cool concept, anyway. You can wrap some really interesting stories around it, I think.
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Yea I'm seriously thinking of it because I do routines with a Ouija board, Astrology and pendulums/Tarot cards etc. THis sounds like something you can make a cool routine off. Im just thinking of what it must be, with the book of all answers as a medium:)
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Print your own book. It is not as difficult as it sounds. Clip art can help with the illustrations - maybe some scanned pages from Dovers books. For the pages use a antique looking font; I bought mine from software gallery: http://www.dtp-ag.com Maybe this book could be developed here in the magic Café; a Svengali book has a lot of of identical pages......
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It could also be used as answers to cold reading because the answers always fit 1 way or another
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Yes we could try to make with members here on the Café some sort of gimmicked book of all answers. If anyone has interest please feel free to PM or something.
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Mich,
Your post made think of a book in the Potter books where writing appears on blank pages when a question is asked.

First thought was a old, tattered book using the Coloring Book principle but the answers would have to be non-specific sort of like in the Magic 8 Ball.

Interesting.
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Yea the problem is though that I cant show first blank papers then written papers. It would be more magical if only 1 page printed.
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I like the sound of your concept very much. As others have said, ther is a wealth of potential. Seems like something you should make real.
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The answer could also be in a form of poem or songs... maybe a riddle or puzzle...
and was resolve in the latter part of the effect
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Many years ago, I came up with a book test called "Spiritbound" that allowed the performer have the book answer ANY question a spectator/querent came up with.
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Did it use a book of al answers oracle philemon?

regards
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I really like the idea book answering questions....it has got me thinking.....
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Yes. When it comes to paranormal routines, oracles etc I'm a creative thinker. I have many more routines in this trant but I'm a wreck with writing books etc Smile
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You could use the Svengali principle coupled with the concept that people ask questions about 7 basic subjects.
Take one of those concepts (Say, for example, Love) and have half the answers in the book generic answers about love.
That way, they could flip through the book while looking at the pages (as opposed to having them close their eyes while they flip through, so that they wont see one page flipping past them repeated over and over)
You could also have two answers (Love and health for an example) on facing pages hidden by the same Svengali princile.
Have them tell you the subject of their question, if it's not Love or health, you have to have a alternate concept for the other questions printed on the non Svengali pages.
But if they pick one of your two force questions, they can flip through the book and stop where they like and have their question answered by telling them to look on the right hand page or left hand page.
By riffling the side away from the binding gives you two possiblities, but if you can get them to flip from the top or bottom you could have two or four more possible forces.
You could use the coloring book idea and have the top third, the middle third and the bottom third cut for this sane effect, but unless you are doing the flipping, it might be suspicious.
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Yes. I like the idea. Thank you very much.


Does anybody have a link where to get Dummy books?(Dummy books are books with cover but with blank pages)

Sincerely Michiel
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Barnes and Noble had some pretty nice notebooks with a variety of covers at the one near me the other day.
Probably not as thick as you might want though.
You might find a book that is the right size and has an appropriate title, cut the cover off of the pages.
Print your pages and cut them to your needs.
Have your pages bound with a couple of heavy pages extra on the front and back.
Glue those extra pages to the cover.
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