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Yesterday I received my pre-order of the latest release from Kennedy. Details of the effect are in the following link so I won't waste space going through it all. It is a very clever reveal of a word...

http://mentalunderground.com/mentalism-e-books/e1/


Ok, yes this is Ł37 for one method. However, bear in mind that this is a professional piece of mentalism from Ken's act he performs for corporate clients. How good is this? After reading through once I began to arrange to get the pieces needed to perform this to put into my 2013 stage show (i may do this during my Christmas corporate shows as well). What we have here is a professional, strong, commercial and easy piece of mentalism that really packs a punch. This is a great routine in itself that can be adapted, the reveal of the word is what this is really all about and it is such a clever method, it's very clever in fact and one that you will love using.

The method / routine is very easy to perform and I cannot see anyone struggling with this. You do need a few things but nothing hard to get or make yourself, you do not need any magical props for this. There is no real performance script in the PDF (39 pages) but it does not need it as the method is the most important thing here. Ken has produced some great material all from his shows and this is his best release since Whisper (which I adore and use in every stage show and even a parlour show). I hope people will not be put off by the price, you have to understand that this is a professional piece and you get a solid method here.

Although Kennedy designed this as a stage piece you can do this at tables (in a different form which he mentions), I am going to be working on the table version next week , this will also work as a casual piece that you can keep in your jacket pocket.
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Cool, have you seen the rabbit?
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I've watched Kennedy perform this a couple of times from the prototype to the stage version and it does really impress!!

It's the fact the person on stage is as stunned as everyone else which really sells it.

I've not read the entire manuscript yet, but if its up to the standard of his other work then it's going to be an excellent read as well as real world routine.

Good work matey!

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On 2012-10-26 08:20, Ken Dyne wrote:
The rabbit?

I'm joking ken.
I'm just waiting for a more interesting review.
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Eh... I'll bite.. Let me have a look-see. Something seems just a bit odd.
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This sounds very similar to the Banachek idea with his Psychic Pad folio but only guessing.
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Saysold1 Banachek enjoyed E1 - the big difference with E1 is that the person can go through every one of the 6 and choose between the words.
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Alright, I've just read through the entire thing. Yes, I'm a fast reader. Let me get into it..

Does it do what it says it does? Technically yes, but from what people infer by reading the description, probably not. But that doesn't really matter, because firstly, the difference is extremely minor, you might even argue that the actual presentation is even stronger, and more importantly adds a smidgen of extra mystery to it. In terms of the methodology, you do need to make something, but it's nothing unusual, and it's worth it.

I like this quite a lot. It does what it says, and the attention to detail really shows, there are a large number of presentational tips. When I first purchased it I was a bit afraid it would function via DR, but it definitely doesn't on any level, everyone is equally fooled. This reminds me of a number of things but it's completely unique as far as I'm concerned, just the workings have minor connections to other ideas. I have an act coming up, and I plan to add this in to my set of effects. I can only imagine the effect on an audience.

Beyond just this exact effect, this line of thinking has got me pondering other ways to adapt it to different situations and strengthen it. It's solid and does what it does, but the basic concept can probably be adapted quite well to closeup (or so I think).

Concept: 9/10
Base Method: 8/10
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Sorry for the rather unhelpful review! I was really impressed but I am not the best at expressing such things. I am working on a stage script at the moment for this.
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One important point that came tgo my mind reading the blurb: Can this be done inm any language or do you need specific words with specific properties?
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On 2012-10-26 11:59, S.WARD wrote:
Sorry for the rather unhelpful review! I was really impressed but I am not the best at expressing such things. I am working on a stage script at the moment for this.


He's just messing with you, mate. Smile Don't take it personal.

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On 2012-10-26 12:00, Stefan O. wrote:
One important point that came tgo my mind reading the blurb: Can this be done inm any language or do you need specific words with specific properties?


You won't have to have the spectators do anything different, but you will have to adapt it. I don't want to give away too much, but I would find it rather easy to adapt it to another language (providing I spoke it).
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Hi guys, this can be done in any language. The examples I give throughout the book are of course in English as that's the only language I'm qualified to comment on. However the principal can work globally.
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Something really strange is going on around me and I want to know what is going on!

During these past few weeks I've been devouring the contents of many of the latest ebooks to hit the market including some pre-release review copies.

I'm really happy to report that the overall standard of material I've been reading is very high.

E1 by Ken Dyne is one such noteworthy title to be thrust in my direction. This thirty five pages leaves nothing to the imagination as it guides you slowly and methodically through this work of art.

I've known Ken for quite a number of years now and I understand his target audience is vastly different from my own. For starters It is very rare that I will perform anything on stage and as a result I did have reservations that I wouldn't gain anything from reading this work.

I'm extremely happy to report that I couldn't have been more wrong! The crux method behind this effect offers huge potential to both the close up and stage performer.

This is a very direct effect that Ill be working on as part of my own personal set.

May I take this opportunity to thank Ken for bringing this to my attention Smile

It's a big thumbs up from me folks Smile
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Received this, this morning:

"E1 is an international item!!!! For those who purchased it (and you should!!!!) go to the internet (as explained in this manuscript) and you will find all the solutions for your own language, as I did ! Hesitate no longer if you want something which is far more valuable than the prize asked for it."

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This is a great piece of mentalism and perfectly constructed.

I speak fluently Spanish, English and Greek, and I can tell you that this works perfectly in any of those languages, or any other (it works even in Greek that uses non-latin characters)

In the Pdf You will find out every single little detail you need to know to perform this effect, there is nothing left out.

The thinking behind it is Genius, I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am hesitant to offer an opinion here because Kennedy is a friend of mine, so rather than say 'OMG this is amazeballs' I will offer my first opinion that it is a very nice clean effect and that (IMO) it feels quite old school - it is a solid reliable method that doesn't depend upon anything complex or fancy, no guesswork or worrisome negative outcomes. It always works and it always works the same. It feels like something that could be in one of the classics, not because it feels dated but because of that solidity.

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This sounds very intriguing. However, as I present to fairly small groups, would there be any discrepancy if members of the audience talked to each other about what happened at the end? I once found this out to my cost (with a sort of DR effect) and once bitten, twice shy as they say.
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If you haven't yet read Jheff's review, I urge you to: http://www.marketplaceofthemind.com/e1.html
The information that follows those vital words "Now, there are a few details not mentioned in the blurb" will pretty much allow you to understand the crux of the methodology. And if thick little me can figure it out from a written description, I wonder what intelligent layman concede. You certainly wouldn't want Carol Vorderman, Rachel Riley or any Countdown champions watching you.
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A few questions about this if anyone that has it (or Ken) can answer...

1) S.Ward says above, "you do not need any magical props for this"...Yet Jheff's review says, "uses a fairly recently released mentalism prop that is not included"

Which is it, do you need to purchase a prop or not?

2)Can the envelope be tossed out at the end, proving that is in fact the only prediction contained?

Thanks in advance.
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