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Title Imagine by Rick Maue
Medium:Booklet
Arena: Mentalism,
Available: Any shop, http://www.deceptionsunlimited.com , distributed by Murphys Magic Supplies

This is going to be kind of tough to review because of the content and not wanting to tip too much. Before I get into it I’ll go over the production quality of the booklet. First you need to know that this is a through back to how lecture notes and small books use to be available in the days before disks for the computer and the use of fancy binding. What I mean is the booklet is copied onto heavier than usual paper with color paper as a cover and back and stapled. No fancy covers, no binding, none of that stuff. I don’t really have a problem with this because this is how lots of magic came a few years ago and it didn’t bother me then. I just wanted people to know it is as basic as you can get away with. The only problem I had was no page numbers, I’ve no idea why not. So now you know and won’t be surprise should you buy the book.

The subject of the book is a very subtle method of determining information from a spectator during a mentalism performance. Let me quote from the back of the booklet:

“If you are the type of person that often reads something that is a bit different, and immediately believes that it will never work, then this manuscript will not be worthwhile for you. The material found between these covers is unusual, powerful, and certainly not for everyone. So be forewarned”

And Rick is correct. I am in the group that thinks the theory is correct because I have noted similar methods of ‘reading people’ but just not this exact way. I found Ricks thoughts to be valid and makes sense and if you have the right spectator in the right frame of mind it really looks like mind reading. It is very subtle in nature and like in muscle reading the spectator isn’t aware they are providing information to you. Imagine the scene. You pull up two spectators and have one just think of a either a heart, spade, diamond, or club, they are just to imagine and focus on it, they do not at any time write it down or tell anyone else what is on their mind. The other spec is asked to do the same only this time a value, they also never write it down or anything else. You pull a card out of a deck and lay it on a table, the first spec tells you she was thinking of a club, the second was thinking of a ten, you turn over the card and it is the ten of clubs. No switching, nothing, in fact the specs can walk over and turn it over or have it in their hands before announcing their thoughts.

This isn’t easy. You have to have the right spectator and have them mentally prepared for the performance but it does work as I did it to two people this morning. Who will be interested in this booklet? The card guy won’t, neither will the street assassin. The person who would be is the serious mentalist with an open mind to ideas. I won’t say this is new because it has been around for a few centuries, it is just often not used or paid attention to. Rick has provided a handful of routines using this technique and they are pretty good. He only uses one in his show, that being the audience picks the subject to be looked at and the list of materials for the specs to work with. The information is very complete and though provoking. Some will read it and never try it, others will try it and be surprised. It is amazing how much people give away without speaking and this addresses one of the more subtle ways. I found it fascinating and of value.
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Yeah, I've got the book. The presentations are good. IN CASE Maue's method strikes out on you -- have a few billets handy and know a few switching techniques -- and you'll have the outs to make his stuff work 100 percent. Good, direct, potential miracle-class if you have the outs to backstop and lend confidence.
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You are ahead of me, my out is saying "darn, I was wrong".
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This book is DYNAMITE

If you don't like muscle reading, don't buy it

it's not muscle reading but it's in the same genre.

the book is very well written, altough the first 2 routines had me going: "oh well just another pipe dream booklet" reading the third I went: "oh my god this is the biggest thing since muscle reading"

and it works on more people than muscle reading (at least that's what I have found)

the method is more easily disguised and if done proper this thing looks like the real deal.

again I must say, if you find muscle reading a bit risky or don't care for it then don't get this, otherwise you owe it to yourself to get this.
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MagicSanta and Cougar are dead right when they both imply that to some people this will be a goldmine, while to others it will be considered a waste of time. (The author even forewarns potential purchasers of this fact!) Without doubt, I am firmly in the first group of performers. I loved the idea when I first read it and adored it even more when I began playing around with it.

I think Rick has released something special here and I don't mind one bit if many of the people who buy it, designate it straight to their junk drawer. It does require a bit of thought and a degree of practice but whoa...when performed correctly, it is an outright miracle!

Thank you, Mr Maue.

P.S. - Most of all, if you do purchase this routine, you must heed Rick's sage advice and NOT perform this as a "trick"
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I should also add, it comes as no surprise to me that this manuscript is so good. The first of Rick's products I purchased was "The Book of Haunted Magick" a few years ago after it was highly recommended by Ian Rowland. In fact, I am yet to find a product from Rick and Deceptions Unlimited that hasn't been great!
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The idea is very good. Never thought of that before.
Though I think it is best suited for one on one situation.
Because other audience may find out what you are watching for.
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