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Mind illusionist
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Thanks for your Answer Atlas, and Keiran also.

I will be honest and say that I am very interested in the ebook, but mainly for the "incredibly clean and direct mind read, devoid of any standard form of method."

The lie/truth detecting routine for some reason reminded me of Patrick redfords Prevaricator routine (although I'm sure your method is entirely different) But I suppose it has the same psychological feel to it, which is why that came to my mind.

Anyhow if the memory work for that which I am mainly interested in, is achieved with sufficient practice and effort, I will think the ebook is worth the cost of that alone.

kind regards,
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I have started to read The Real Thing and have read in the meantime the Lie Detector and the Mind Read.
The concept is very special, very clever and ingenious and very interesting. I liked also the fact that you have to make your brain work while using it, which is an additional benefit. But this does not mean that it is difficult. It requires a certain effort, but VERY minimalist, everyone can achieve it very easily IMO and the result justifies it.
The intersting thing (for me) is that I am using it in a language other than English, I have just made the adequate adaptation and I will start now to enjoy performing it.
Atlas, it seems that you have invested a lot of study and work in developing this "tool", well done!
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Absolutely loved The Real Thing ebook, it does require some memory work, but it's certainly worth putting in the effort and learning for what you get out of this. I have by no means got a brilliant memory, but I got this down in a few hours.

What really intrigued me was the actual booktest so I ordered the book from Lulu, and I'm so glad I did. Atlas has pushed the boundaries with The last thing booktest. The secret behind this effect is so clever, and the method is hidden from the spectator through layers of deception.

How this appears to the spectator and onlookers, is that the spectator can choose any word from any page and even change his mind to a different word, not even in the book, and you not only get the word from the book but also tell them what word they changed their mind too. All this with no fishing.

Tried this out and it worked like a dream. Highly recommended. Smile
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This book test is now my favorite test to date. With up to five specs and five different word reveals I can't put the book down! Thank you Atlas!
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Thanks very much for your feedback gentlemen! And I agree, the book test is excellent - it combines a lot of approaches with the "Real Thing" method and therefore gives you so much versatility. I also like that it can be scrutinized thoroughly by a skeptic and, because of the sectional layout, it will withstand their investigations.

But, to me, the best part is that when they change their word to one they've only thought of - and you name it. That moment is really nice because it is so impossible.

Anyway, thanks again gents. This is one of my efforts that's really flown under the radar and it is nice to see that the routine has found a home somewhere.


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HI Atlas,

Is the Real Thing, especially the book test, US specific. Or is suitable for a UK audience??
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Hi Chris,

It is an effect strictly for english speakers and works in the UK - though one word needs to be handled differently.

I hope that helps.


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