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alemanzano
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Hello guys,

You may have heard about Magic Pendulums, a cool new site on pendulums that is soon to be released. For those of you who had the curiosity of checking it out, maybe you saw the pictures of some nice pendulums that are truly pieces of art with a great design.

Another thing that will be avaliable at the site (and that I was lucky of purchasing a preview copy when the site was briefly up before) is the "Pendulum Magic: A Guide For Mystery Performers" ebook. That's a really great ebook, with so many great ideas and routines from an incredible line up of contributors.

The book opens with a nice introduction from David Thiel on his first experience with a pendulum and how the idea of the site and the ebook tool form. For those who are familiar with David's texts, you know how fun it is reading his stories. This introduction to the Magic Pendulums idea is followed by an introduction on the tool itself by a great pendulum creator and craftsman, Rich Hennessey.

After this proper introduction on pendulums, it's time for "Pendulum Plus", a great routine from the mind of Richard Osterlind designed specially for this book. The fact is that this is not only a great routine, but a whole system on the use of pendulums along with many devices we all own.

Next, it's Vic Nadata who presents a spooky routine with his theatrical signature and a strong emotional hook and powerful psychology.

Mauricio Jaramillo brings a splendid two phase routine where the performer uses the pendulum to find an object hidden by the spectators and guides them on a great experience where things happen in their hands.

Then it's David Thiel's turn to present "The Way To A Woman's Heart", a powerful way of creating a connection and get in touch with the most deep desires held within, as the title describes, a woman's heart through the use of a pendulum.

"T'was the Season" is TC Tahoe's routine that shows a nice approach to a great concept on how a moment of improvisation may create a fun routine with things one can find at the moment.

Paul Prater closes the ebook with "El Brujo", a great routine with a nice story, exotic premise and strong effect may turn into a reading, may the performer wish. A great way of closing this edition of "Pendulum Magic", in my opinion.

Yes, I said this edition because David makes it clear that there is more to come in the future. I bet this is going to become a compendium and a reference on ideas and thinkings on pendulum work.

Congratulations for the splendid work and wish all the success to Magic Pendulum!
Ale
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Sounds good. Any idea if a release date?
alemanzano
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Sean,

As far as I'm aware, the site will be launched at September 1st.

Ale
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Sean:

If you go to the site--http://www.magicpendulums.com/--you can sign up for notifications, which, supposedly, will include a discount on the book when it's released.

As Alemanzano said, the launch date is billed as being September 1.
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Thanks for the info guys...
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Does anyone know why if you add the Pirate Booty pendulum to the cart it only shows $29.95?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Regards

Dr Rob.
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1) Hi, Rob. I've PMed you...sorry. It's fixed now.

2) We've been working feverishly...and I DO mean FEVERISHLY...to get fabulous pendants and photos of the aforementioned fabulous pendants ready. I really hope you're blown away by what you'll see on September First.

3) As Ale wrote above (Thank you, Ale! I should point out that Ale got the only pre-release copy issued) we're also marking the occasion by releasing our flagship eBook "Pendulum Magic: A Guide for Mystery Performers." It features great routines from some of the sharpest thinkers in mentalism. Our idea was not just to offer routines -- but ALSO for working pros to give tips that work in the REAL world. You'll hear from Osterlind, Nadata, Jaramillo, Tahoe, Prater and me about routines and ideas for using pendulums in performances. We're going to issue this ebook for $24.95. But we'll be offering it for sale on September 1st ONLY for $19.95. That price goes up to $24.95 at midnight.

This really isn't pie in the sky stuff. It's designed to be material performers will USE.

Those who have listed themselves on our contact list will be able to purchase any of our limited edition pendulums (most designs limited to ONE or THREE of a kind) at a significant discount. More about that in an email that will go out to them prior to September first.

We'll be featuring GREAT pendulums for sale to the whole magic fraternity over that opening week...with one BIG sale of the day each day. Since most of our production is limited to THREE of a kind, we expect them to sell out very quickly.

Let me be completely honest: this site exists because we all have a sincere love of pendulums and their use by mystery performers. We wanted to create something beautiful that would really be a treasure to the magical community. Seriously. We wanted to provide material and props for new users as well as veteran performers.

We have a few samples up now. Pop by for a look...but don't miss the Grand Opening on the first.

Now -- since clowns, mascots and moderators scare me -- here ends the commercial part of the message. I'm happy to discuss the site and our plans for it...and the ebook here. But if you have questions about discounts or pricing etc. please PM me. We're also posting regular updates directly on the site.

David
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This is the first I have seen of the lineup in this book. All I can say is that I am honored to be a part of this book. David is a complete professional and a nice guy. Everything looks first class.

David, I wish you the best of luck!
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Ditto, David!

Hope the site is a smashing success.
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What a fantastic idea, having a site devoted to pendulums! I may be a bit biased but this latest sign of a renaissance thrills me.

Kenton's re-release of Pendulum Programming, Freddy Valentine's recent introductory work, Docc Hilford's mind shattering routines in The Vault and on the Mosnter DVD set, Pablo's outstanding new book, Neal Scryer's contributions in his last and soon to be released books, Keith Barry working on a book with an emphasis on pendulums, Jerome Finley sharing his pendulum techniques and routines of the highest quality in several sources including his Thought Veil, Tattoo and my own Trybil: AKA The Multi-Bob Pendulum Book and Rich Hennessey's ever growing collection of master crafted pendulums of all types. And I know I'm missing more than a few recent contributions; these were just the ones that came to me off the top of my head (see the cover of Trybil!).

I think the pendulums status as one of the most underutilized tools of the mystery worker is undergoing a major shift. After reading the above list, along with the great news about a site devoted to pendulums, I don't know how anyone could disagree.
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I too, am honored to be a part of this project. Thank you David!

TC
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I too am honored to be part of this. The line is incredible. I wish you the best of luck with the site. I am sure there is something in this book for every performer. My leanings are more toward the spooky side of things, and pendulums are a fantastic tool as you all know. This is a first class publication that has been honed to a fine point and well worked. Excellent stuff David!
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I really like the description of the routines.

Already on the contact list.
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Very impressive pendulums, congratulations.
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On 2011-08-22 18:31, Bill Cushman wrote:
What a fantastic idea, having a site devoted to pendulums! I may be a bit biased but this latest sign of a renaissance thrills me.



Bill...I couldn't agree with you more. It's a very exciting time right now. I'm delighted too with the attention being lavished on all things "pendulum" these days. It's about time!

When I got all excited about pendulums some time back, I couldn't seem to find all the answers in one place. I was able to pick up pieces of information here and there...but, since I am just a wee bit on the obsessive side, (you just shush) I wanted to have all those resources in one place.

I've just spent another five hours working on the site...and have added a forum, where people will be able to share their ideas and ask questions about using pendulums in their performances. My hope is that we will have some great discussions about everything from using pendulums in conventional ways to using them in bizarre magic or doing comedy stuff. I'm very excited to see what people will come up with.

Going to bed now. Well...okay...going to bed soon.

David
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On 2011-08-22 15:41, Paul Prater wrote:
This is the first I have seen of the lineup in this book. All I can say is that I am honored to be a part of this book. David is a complete professional and a nice guy. Everything looks first class.

David, I wish you the best of luck!


Thanks, Paul! It was a pleasure working with you too. And reading your routine gave me just a few chills...but I'm getting better now. I actually did your routine "El Brujo" last night for some friends. I tried it with tarot cards and it worked splendidly.

I could tell because my generally unflappable friend, Sandra looked up and said "HUH?" (This is a good thing.)

David
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A small point to make David...try not to underline text on a page, as most people think its a hyperlink and then wonder why they don't go anywhere when they click it...

http://www.magicpendulums.com/pre-opening-updates.html

you can just bold it instead if you felt the need...

good luck with the launch...sorry for being a nerd over web design...
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Thank you, Iain. I appreciate the thought.

It's fixed now....you nerd. Smile

David
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Dark Opera looks gorgeous. I presume it was snapped up quickly?
Looking forward in eager anticipation to the sites launch: I predict money being spent!
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1) I PMed you Melkur. Suffice it to say that we're learning lots about what "One of a Kind" really means with reference to the pendulums. 'Dark Opera' can never be made again because one of the components is a one of a kind. SO when a Contact Member wrote to say that he wanted to purchase it, we pulled it from the site. He's since decided to get our Pendulum Magic book and a different pendulum instead. So it's back.

2) We're still working to get everything ready for the first. We've had a server hiccup that cost us about ten hours, but we're back on track. (I just HAD to do this project at the second busiest season of the year...can I plan 'em or what?)

3) If you haven't been to the site yet, please pop by to say hello. We have a simple two question poll and would really appreciate your feedback, so we create the kind of services and products you want instead of what we THINK you want. (It's part of our cunning strategy. Spiffy, huh?) It will take you roughly twelve seconds to share your thoughts but would help us out a LOT.

4) We've got many names on our Contact Sheet. These people are eligible for a draw for a beautiful "Pirate's Booty" pendulum AND they are going to get exclusive offers from us. If you'd like us to keep you up to date with "stuff" please take 1.13 minutes to fill in the information.

This site is purely a labor of love. (No one's expecting to make much more than eleven or twelve million dollars from it.Smile)

To be 100% sincere, we really just want to create a resource specific to pendulums and for performers who use pendulums. If you're able to invest the estimated one and a half minutes it will take to tell us who you are and what you think, it will help us out and...well...then you'll go to Heaven for SURE.

David
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