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spidey_ak
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Just bought both Sheherazade & Spirit Theater & thought, "oh my gods, this is an expensive habit." My wife is happy because I'm involved in something creative, but, embroidery is fairly inexpensive, whereas I'm going broke trying to learn magic how I would like to do it...

Other than running drugs across international borders, how do you afford to keep on learning? I would assume that at some point the buying curve would lessen, or, I would hope so.

When I learned magic, it was simple, didn't cost a lot. I did the coin vanish, a few dollar in lemon tricks, etc, but my mouth never opened, and I didn't feel like that is what I thought magic used to be or should be.
Jerome Finley
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Congrats on the new additions. You will absolutely love them!

As far as affording proper materials and schooling . . . what we are doing has the potential to be financially renumerative. If you apply what you are learning, then you have an opportunity to make back what you spend, plus some!

For instance, if you took one routine or guiding thought from each of those two books and APPLIED them; they could each pay for that book many times over. It's learning and procuring expensive materials and NOT using it that gets expensive.

My (cheap) advice, is to use the things you spend money on to make more money!

Performing certainly helps. It is neither better nor worse than being a hobbyist and/or collector, only that the latter two are more expensive habits in my eyes.

For what it's worth,
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Gede Nibo
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Youre going thru initiation; paying your dues. the dust in the water will settle, and then you will enjoy the calmness of creating magic even from a simple stone.

your stuff is done. I mail before sat. priority mail.

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spidey_ak
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C'est super, Baba! Can't wait to receive them =)

& J. I totally agree, I honestly feel that I'll get more from this form of magic than just simply collecting, or other things I've done before (i.e., played World of Warcraft till my eyes bled!).
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Spidey, where did you find Sheherazade? I've recently aquired Final Curtain, but haven't seen Sheherazade around recently.

You're right about the cost! I've only been practicing bizarre for a few years, but have already spent a small fortune. My study and my routines however are starting to look a lot cooler. Plus there are spells to increase your financial fortunes. Smile
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Hey Spidey, I do cross stitch, and I have to tell ya, it ain't cheap! Have you checked out the price of a pattern lately? Smile

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spidey_ak
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Harlequin, Bill Palmer had found a few extra copies laying around & had posted them on the books & manuscripts for sale on a first come, first served basis. I believe they are all sold now, but I'm not sure.

LOL, yeah, my wife does cross-stitch, she crochets, & is, in general, just super creative, as well as paints (oil & acrylic)... she, too, has some expensive hobbies.
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Then you need to have her help make some of the p[rops you are sure to need!!!
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chmara
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Buying CURVE -- ??? No Such thing ------below is not a curve

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What you night save in building gets eaten up in practical design, acquisitiuon and building each unique piece. And inevitably you end up improving/improvising your way into something additional or different.

Great fun....bnut the lead lag time to use -- or delay in income from making multiple copies for sale -- can be immense. BUT == what can be done with spare selenoids, batteries, wires, paper stained printing, aging techniques and a few good basics -- priceless if you can afford it. (LOL)
AND -- if you are a builder -- always get mulitples of thge door bell. frame, switch or whatever -- because as soon as you use it, it will go out of production.
Gregg (C. H. Mara) Chmara

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spidey_ak
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LOL, chmara, kinda' depressing, the costs that is... but, so far, I would have to say it's worth it

My wife & I are already working on plans for a couple of unique props, can't wait to see if we can get them built
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