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Bill Cushman
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OK,OK, I asked for it! And, for whatever it says about me, I found some of the bill/will entries exceptionally likabill.

Trybyl took me immediately to "The Trouble With Trybyls" before I read the pronunciation key!
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Gabileo ('s Law)
Gabilleo ('s Law)

And so on... Smile
Forgive me any language mistakes.

I'm Dutch.
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How about Triembillical Bar ?
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When is the closing date?
Forgive me any language mistakes.

I'm Dutch.
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When I did a similar effect years ago a spectator commented on how much my hand gripping the stick resembled a clawed foot. The name 'Trigor' is an ancient name Mount Triglav in Slovenia that is the home of the Three Headed God "Bo" so --

possible names are:

"Talons of Tigor" and "Chains of Trigor"

provided with the story to match as some legends suggest this mountains as the place where Prometheus was chained.
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst

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Any update on a release date for this Bill ?
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On 2010-02-08 01:08, Bill Cushman wrote:
Tony, how good to see you here! I understand that if Galileo experimented with a set up like the mutli-bob, his intentions were different. But I'd still like to see his set up if it is at all similar.

I like your names, Tony, particularly the last. And Bruce, we are on the same page; while it is amazing to see the magi get the movements and may be needed as part of the indirect suggestion, it is when the participant moves the pendulums in his own hands that things move to a new level.

As for you Dutch Frank, funny but I don't know if it is appropriate :1)


A few weeks back, Dr. Bill was asking about multi bob pendulum history. I posted that I thought that Galileo had done work with multi bob pendulums, but could not find a reference.

Well, Bill, it took me a few weeks, but here are the Galileo references

Thank goodness for university reference librarians.

Galileo's work on pendulums is found in his works "Dialogues Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" and "Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences".

Not that most of you really care, but there it is.
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<BR>Tony Razzano, Past President, PEA
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Bill,

As has been noted, the idea is quite old. Back in 1991, before the bells rod marketed by Collectors Workshop, I made a limited number of a special type of multi-bobs.

However mine were various Voodoo items attached to a small, black, New Orleans parasol. Each item was, of course, was on a different length string and each represented a different topic. A coin for money, a glass heart for love, there was a tiny skull, a dice, an animal tooth, a rabbit's foot and most were from key chains.

The subject thought of a question, concentrated on the item that revealed her topic and held the parasol over her head. The odd trinkets danced around her head, until all but one stopped moving. Then, as if pushed by an unseen spirit hand, her item swung crazy!

The magick man interpreted the swings to answer her unknown question.

Although three Chinese bobs on a polished stick is quite different, you may consider a true method of divination in your instructions.
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When is the winner going to be announced?

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Bill Cushman
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The illness I've been struggling with kicked into high gear about three weeks ago and has slowed things down. I also still haven't had that "aha" experience with the names supplied but there are a few that come close, though that wouldn't have helped with the impact of illness.

My goal was to go off of pre-sale at the end of February but to be honest and fair, I'd say I'm looking at another two weeks, hopefully a bit less. On the positive side, a gentleman approached me with some material I hadn't come across in my researches. He has moves I wouldn't have even thought possible that he has generously allowed me to include in the ebook.

Docc, thanks for sharing about your umbrella multi-bob; what a brilliant idea! I'd come across a description somehwere along the way and was struck at the time with its congruency and likely impact.

My own material and the contributions are along a whole continuum of presenational themes with divination only playing a small role. Interestingly, I was written by a couple of folks who thought that divination was the only thing possible with a pendulum.

Your adaptation of Richard Webster's material on your Monster DVD set shows this ain't necessarily so! Though you do end with a wonderful divination of a single item, when you use the term "divination system" I suspect you are talking about the pendulum(s) as oracle. My personal material moves in a very differrent direction that I think will be well received. As will the contribtuions by both our brightest peers and those lesser known. Thank you for the suggestion to include a single system of divination.

As for origins Kenton Knepper has written me that Galileo put together a multi-bob for research purposes. I'm still waiting on a citation but I'd love to know when we are talking old we really are talking old!

Bear with me a couple of more weeks, folks! And keep those names coming!
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[quote]On 2010-02-24 15:04, Tony Razzano wrote:
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Galileo's work on pendulums is found in his works "Dialogues Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" and "Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences".

Not that most of you really care, but there it is.


Bill,
Here you go.
Best regards,
<BR>Tony Razzano, Past President, PEA
Winner of the PEA"s Bascom Jones and Bob Haines Awards
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On 2010-03-05 03:56, Bill Cushman wrote: (IN PART)
The illness I've been struggling with kicked into high gear about three weeks ago and has slowed things down.

Bear with me a couple of more weeks, folks! And keep those names coming!



Bill,
How are you?

I hope that everything is going fine.



Ray
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Hi Ray, thanks for your concern and well wishes.

And I appreciate everyone's checking in and patience. I feel really bad about being so late with the multi-bob ebook. And for not checking in here for so long.

Since I last wrote, my situation has deteriorated. It has been limiting the time I can take working at the computer among many other things.

I've seen a neurosurgeon for the first time after only working with orthopedic surgeons up until now (who appear to have done the wrong surgery). I'm trying some alternative procedures and getting a 2nd opinion from another neurosurgeon late this month but a second, and far more extensive, surgery is looking more and more likely.

This has not exactly improved my mood. And in all honesty that has been effecting my motivation level. At least that is something I can take back under my control!

I don't have a ton left to do and if I just pace myself each day I can finish the ebook before the months end. At least the writing and then a dear friend can take over making it look pretty and organized if needed.

Bear with me; I will come through!

Thanks again to everyone for your kind words and encouragement.

Best,

Bill
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Hey Bill,

How is everything going for you and the project?

Best,

Steve
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for your concern and checking in. Health problems are slowing me but not stopping me!

I completed a nice bit of work this past week. And as a "bonus" of this taking longer I now can include some generous contributions from Kenton Knepper.

When referencing his ebook "Pendulum Programming" (http://www.wonderwizards.com/product_info.php?products_id=455), a guide for teaching classes on pendulums to laymen (really so much more), I noted how nicely some parts complemented my own practices. Rather than just citing these ideas Kenton has been kind enough to let me include in detail what I consider some very important work. This way it will all be readily available for readers to study and incorporate into their own work.

Kenton is also letting me teach a different way of holding the multi-bob that I find very useful, especially as my hands have grown less steady with all that is going on of late. But even beyond that I wish I'd known about this from the start and I'm sure many will find it helpful in obtaining the precision that makes multi-bob work so powerful.

And he's even letting me add an effect that is a wonderful illustration of some concepts we share in common. I'm really tapping into a relatively small, but ingenious, portion so I suspect you'll want to check out Pendulum Programming as well. I highly recommend it; thank you so much, Kenton!

And thanks to everyone for your support and continued well wishes. It means a lot to me and I promise your patience will pay off.
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The Multi-Bob Book is finally finished! I’ve selected the contest winner and it is……..Trybil, submitted by Entity! The official title is Trybil: AKA The Multi-Bob Book. Tom, please send me an email and we will work out the details for your prizes; a copy of Trybil and a beautiful Multi-Bob pendulum crafted by Rich Hennessey.

Trybil went through quite a transformation in the last few months. When I began working on it my expectations were 40 to 50 pages of information and routines for the Multi-Bob pendulum. It ended up 138 pages long, including the addition of a significant number of effects with standard pendulums!

As I’ve expressed since the beginning, my main goal for Trybil is resurrecting the Multi-Bob pendulum. I have included ample instructions to insure that those inexperienced in using this most elegant of instruments will become confident in their ability to do so. This information will also help the experienced mentalist improve their skills by learning some new approaches.

Another goal is to inspire both the novice and the experienced practitioner to use the Multi-Bob pendulum in performance. By including a wide assortment of high quality effects, offered through the generosity and genius of the contributors, this goal will most certainly be achieved.

As it grew, Trybil also became about promoting the use of the standard pendulum as well. Its versatility allows for the pendulum to be used to create miracles on its own, to enhance many standard effects in mentalism, as an oracle and as a highly effective tool in hypnosis. Once again, due to the contributors, I believe this goal will be met.

Let me give you the final roster of contributors to Trybil; Rich Hennessey, John Riggs, Gerard, Dr. Todd Landman, Faucon of Sakin’el, Ron Martin, Mauricio Jaramillo, Michael Weber, Marc Salem, Docc Hilford, Brad Henderson, Kenton Knepper, Tony Razzano, Keith Barry, and Jerome Finley. I’m sure you will agree that this is quite a “think tank!”

After the foreword and introduction, Rich Hennessey shares how to make “The Office Store Pendulum,” a charming version using items you can obtain at any office or crafts supply store. I offer an impromptu version that can be made up in many situations with things you can find in homes, offices and restaurants.

After this there are three main sections. The first covers how to get the most out of performing with a Multi-Bob pendulum. I share important concepts beginning with how to best hold the rod for different types of Multi-Bobs. From there I discuss how to create “Stillness” as a prelude to achieving “Motion” where and how you want it, with yourself and with audience members. Lastly there is a key essay on “Gauging Responsiveness” which covers how to subtly find those audience members most likely to consciously assist you and also work well on the subconscious level. This information is applicable to all types of performance.

The second section is the “The Multi-Bob Movements.” It is 42 pages long with 16+ effects for Multi-Bob pendulums of all kinds. I added the plus sign because many of the teaching segments, as well as the effects, have others included within. This is a constant in Trybil right up to and including the “In Conclusion” section!

I am honored by the contributions of each and every person named above. I sent drafts to several for comment who responded by asking to share routines of their own. This includes the two most recent contributors, Michael Weber and Marc Salem.

One of Michael’s two effects will teach you, among other things, how to create a Multi-Bob where the cords are all the same length! This is impossible but Michael being Michael does it anyway. The effect that includes this method, “A Branch From The Tree Of Knowledge” is priceless.

Marc Salem shows you how to have an audience member experience a pendulum’s movement from the pendulum’s point of view. He or she becomes “A Living Pendulum!” In addition, there is a very dramatic effect with an audience member operating the Multi-Bob that teaches some important principles.

Mauricio Jaramillo not only contributed three fantastic effects but stepped in to fine tune the layout and convert the Word doc to a pdf. Not only is he a superb mentalist; Mauricio’s work on Trybil is top notch and this is one sharp looking and easy to use ebook!

He embedded the videos, including one of his own, demonstrating his ability at “Long Distance Multibobbing” as used in his effect “Bobbing For ESP.” What you see is just the telekinesis portion of this riveting demonstration of telekinesis and mind reading, performed completely hands off from several feet away! You have to see it to believe it. In service of believing, click Long Distance Multibobto see
"Long Distance Multibobbing."

Faucon of Sakin’el teaches you how to achieve what I consider one of the most unique variants possible with a Multi-Bob. Imagine moving two pendulums, out of anywhere from three to six, but at the same time and in different directions! I won’t lie, this isn’t easy to do and does require a knack to master but once you do, it becomes simple and natural. You’ll have a super ending applicable to many Multi-Bob effects.

The final section, “Swinging Solo” is all about performing with a standard pendulum. It is 42 pages long and includes 9+ effects.

The reason for the same amount of pages covering just a bit more than half as many effects as there are in the Multi-Bob section can be summed up in two words: Jerome Finley.

Jerome’s routines will be published in Thought Veil, his landmark course on hypnosis for mentalists and magicians. This is a limited and expensive release from which he generously gave me 18 pages of fantastic material. Though actually a small portion of the humongous Thought Veil, Jerome provides enough information for you to learn how to easily employ a pendulum to induce and utilize trance.

Docc’s “Dead Or Alive” is arguably the best effect from his Monster Mentalism series of DVDs. Honestly, I didn’t think I had a chance when I asked him if I could include it in Trybil but Docc came through big time!

This is a three phase routine that begins with a striking demonstration of what a pendulum can do, all while in the hands of audience members. Docc proceeds to instruct an audience member on how to use the pendulum to identify a dead name on the back of one of five business cards, the other four representing living people. He concludes by telepathically divining the name of the deceased person.

Brad Henderson’s “Everlasting Pendulum Trick” uses Tarot cards as the geography traversed by the pendulum. A single card from the major arcana is found by the audience member who selected it, using only a pendulum. It plays exceptionally well and is very clean. I predict that many readers will be performing this effect.

Keith Barry’s “Dochreidthe,” which means “Unbelievable” in Gaelic, will teach you how to have a participant use a pendulum to reveal his or her own PIN number. This is done for real notwithstanding Keith’s willingness to cheat a bit if needed!

The two Appendixes also contain valuable material. Millard Longman granted me permission to include Acidus Novus (in Appendix 1), along with an embedded instructional video from his Thought Reading With Billets multi-media CD. They are included in Trybil because Millard is a great guy, a couple of the routines suggest using Acidus Novus and I wanted the ebook to be as complete unto itself as possible.

Appendix 2 contains the essay, “A Suggestion For The Use Of Suggestion” from my ebook Suggestabilities. It is included because it complements some of the instructional material in the first section of Trybil. I believe it will make it easier to acquire needed skills and perspectives.

Phew, I didn’t expect to go on at such length (and there are several effects I didn’t cover!) but I am very excited to finally release Trybil to the fraternity. The price has been raised to $55, given all the additions.

Until the ad is up at Outlaw, Trybil can be ordered directly from me at wcushman@bellsouth.net via PayPal. As always, please feel free to email me with any questions you have.













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Glad you got it all done, it sounds fantastic!
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Dude, you are on your honeymoon! What are you doing online? Now I'm bumming because I had a funny joke in my post just for you then when I realized you'd likely never see it, edited it out! I hope you are having a great time, married man. Love to Liz!
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Na I don't leave until Friday, I'll ring you one night this week before I go and you can tell me the joke then Smile
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Lovely news, Bill.

I've sent you a PM.

Looking forward to seeing the final product.

Cheers,

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