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Bill Cushman
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Bruce has done it again. Separation Anxiety is a breathtaking version of OOTW. Just 20 cards, the participant deals them out and wham, bam, thank you Bruce, a perfect separation!

As if that isn't enough, he teaches a second phase that allows you to immedediately repeat the effect with an elegant twist. It builds perfectly on top of the first and you end clean (as you do if you want to stop at the first phase). Just $25 for a very detailed 16 page PDF with 3 embedded videos.

This can be presented as a demo of the participant's psychic abilities, your own skill at mind control/subliminal suggestion or both. I could go on at great length extolling all of the virtues of Bruce's presentation and methods but better you read the full description and reviews from the pros HERE
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I have this. It's certainly a beautiful thing. Very easy and a fooler.
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Very, very clever, indeed!

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Stephen Young
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Waiting for mine to appear in my inbox.

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WOW. Just dealt through mine for the first time. That's AMAZING.
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WOW. Just dealt through mine for the first time. That's AMAZING.
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Got this last week - really well-disguised brilliance.
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Good afternoon,
which email address did you use to order the pdf ? I sent an email to BruceMBernstein@sbcglobal.net but I received no reply

Thanks
Darby
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That's the email address I used late last week and got it.

I performed it over the weekend, and I really like the kicker in the 2nd phase (after telling them they will imagine that the card is red, I wait until they actually tell me the card is red before performing the second phase).
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I'm awaiting a reply as well but I'm sure Bruce is just busy and he'll get to it when he can.
There's no real rush and I'm sure, like his other stuff, it will be worth waiting for.

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And indeed Bruce has just replied so the email address is correct.

Everything comes to he who waits Smile
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Stephen Young
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Just in case people are waiting what may seem a little long for their PDF from Bruce......

I ordered on Monday but saw nothing coming in.
Bruce saw my post above and re-sent the file.
It came through straight away.

On further investigation I found that the original had gone into my spam for some reason.
So if you are waiting it may pay to check your spam folders.

Steve
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I got this a couple days ago---Bruce never disappoints. Very nice!
overflow
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I received it too. My email sent to him went in his spam folder. Anyway I was able to spoke to him and I received the file correctly.

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I have to echo those before me and say "Wow". This is as good as it gets. It really is. Not only a fantastic OOTW routine (one of the best), but I learn so much studying such a well thought out, beautifully structured routine. Lately, I've shied away from the one effect PDF's because, although some are clever, I find many of them to be hastily put together, highly derivative and lacking the nuisances that comes from material that is audience and time test. But with Mr. Bernstein's name attached I knew that this wouldn't be the case with Separation Anxiety.
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Received this today and I've just finished my first 'walk through' with cards in hand.

Put simply, this is fantastic.

The routine is very well structured, with a brilliant way to (sort of) point out the method to the spectator and have them thinking you're some kind of psychological genius. The second phase is such a lovely idea, as well as being very strong and the whole thing is quite easy to do. Once again Bruce has proved why he's as highly respected as he is. More than worth the money.

I'm also thinking that this might make a fantastic follow up to Atlas Brooking and Andrew Brown's 'The Crusade'

Tony
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I purchased this and followed along while reading with cards in my hand. I'm keenly interested in OOTW and color sensing routines, and in this one Mr. Bernstein has incorporated some of my favorite ruses from previous work. Of course for this new machine not only has he carefully given credit where it's due, he's also designed several creative cogs of his own... what else would you expect from a guy who's won PEA awards for both creativity and outstanding contributions to mentalism? It wasn't a hard decision to buy this.

I feel when performing OOTW casually for one person it's okay to use the entire deck so long as you keep them speaking or engaged. It can be harder for some performers to keep onlookers engaged during a full-deck deal. Not a problem here as this only uses 20 cards (though you could use more if desired). I'll need to test drive Separation Anxiety for real people but my first reaction is "this is solid". For casual one-on-one work I'll continue to use Derren Brown's two-pile approach (when onlookers show up midway and make me nervous, Mr. Brown's ending can be ditched in favor of Paul Harris' less-risky "Galaxy" clean-up). Eugene Burger's way of performing Grant's Nu-Way OOTW is important to have in my memory. However, for working in up-close venues filled with onlookers (or maybe even raucous drunks), SA is a strong choice and I think $25 for a "worker" like this is well spent. Nice work, Bruce, and thanks for being dissatisfied with it until it was just right.
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Where was Derren's handling published?
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On 2013-08-28 23:19, bdekolta wrote:
Where was Derren's handling published?


In his DVD set, "The Devil's Picturebook". You can see a later, edited version of his final unpublished routine here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noE1yf5LqYQ I imagine it still requires bold confidence. Alternatively, Separation Anxiety could be performed on live TV without cutaways.
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Thanks.
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