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Richard Osterlind
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My fellow Café members,

I was very gratified to recieve the following letter from Tony Corinda. He gave me permission to quote it here:





Dear Richard,


I have now had the opportunity (through the kindness of Martin MacMillan) to watch the complete set of DVD's you and your colleagues have produced and I am writing to compliment you all for an excellent job. I am most impressed with your endeavours to give a visual interpretation of my original work.

In my view, your work will enable many more people to venture into Mentalism. More than those who simply had to learn from reading matter. Something I could not have done with the aid of a battered old typewriter as my only means of conveying information. I think this presentation is a vast improvement on teaching the subject. I wonder what they will say, in fifty years time (about you and me), when they are communicating by telepathy?

I am pleased that you stuck to the idea of building blocks on techniques to construct a complete mental act. Your selection of effects and principles has worked very well indeed.
It must have been a formidable task — but you got it right.

For this, and much more, you deserve and now get — my congratulations!


Tony Corinda. Norfolk. England, 2009.
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That gave me chills. Wow.
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Thanks for sharing that, what a treat that must have been to receive it.

Although my opinion doesn't carry as much weight -- I have to say I agree 100% with Mr. Corinda. I'm thoroughly enjoying my DVDs.
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Congratulations Richard!

I have viewed about one-half of the set and I agree with Mr. Corinda's thoughts - it has made the book come alive for me! I have been having a wonderful time going back and forth between the video and the book.

Thanks for making such a valuable tool available!

Don
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Wow...and that from the man himself!
What an honor!

Congrats Richard!
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Thank you VERY much for sharing that, Richard! High praise indeed!! You deserve it!
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More than amazing... receiving an accolade from Tony Corinda himself.
There's no better quote or testimonial.
Congratulations Richard!


p.s.: and I'm glad to hear that Tony is still alive!
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Richard Osterlind
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Thanks, everyone, for sharing this joy with me.

Never in my wildest dreams, when I was first starting out in mentalism and 13 Steps was my basic textbook, did I ever envision anything like this. For me, it is about the greatest honor I could receive.

Richard
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Quote:
On 2009-11-19 18:17, RickDangerous wrote:
More than amazing... receiving an accolade from Tony Corinda himself
p.s.: and I'm glad to hear that Tony is still alive!


That's the weird part... Tony sent that message from the other side. Smile

Congratulations, Richard!!! Absolutely a great representation of DVDs of a great book.

Greg
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Richard, I thank you very much! This actually couldn't have been released at a better time for me, as I'm just getting into mentalism...I'm about half way through my dvd.s and am reading the book as well...Thanks to you, Jim Sisti, and obviously Mr. Corinda, my learning is greatly enhanced...

Thanks again,

Mark
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Corinda lives in Norfolk! that's so near me its crazy!
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Richard, we want to thank you forever, but forever isn't long enough.
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I think it's a wonderful compliment to have the originator of the work give a hearty thumbs up to your project, Richard.

Good for you.

- entity
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Richard & Jim,
Congratulations for a job well done! Corinda's words are giving you the seal of approval. Bravo! You should both be very proud. I'm happy for the both of you not just for Tony's words but having the vision, staying true to the original works and making it become a reality.

Mindpro
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Wow in my ignorance I did not think Tony Corinda was still with us and I had always imagined him as an italian american.

Hocus-Pocus just delivered my 13 steps DVD's (in record time for USA to NZ-great service). Now I have to wait for the wife to go to bed so I can begin watching them
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Congratulations!!
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Congrats! Which paticular DVDs are they?
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Congratulations. I am sure it was an awesome feeling reading it for the first time.
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On 2009-11-20 10:25, magicFreak2 wrote:
Congrats! Which paticular DVDs are they?


magicfreak2,

Here you go....

http://osterlindstore.com/catalog/produc......9c8d7904

Respectfully,
rochaz
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Thanks rochaz, will have to pick them up. I've always loved telepathy routines Smile
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