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On Sep 16, 2014, Blindside785 wrote:
I'm sure it'll be worth it, I remember Paul shared High Five with me and I still perform it to this day, great psychology and workings
I was privy to the multiple selections piece recently, and I will tell you it is not a mere routine, it is a sublime piece of theatre.

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Just got back from the HTG training event with Jared Kopf, Jay Noblezada, and Paul himself. Got to see him perform all of the effects that will appear in this new book and let me just say I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of the material. My personal favorites are "Update" and both card effects. While similar to and inspired by "Backdate" from the TA Waters MMM, Paul's version is loaded with important new details, both in setup and performance of the effect. The card handlings are not technically difficult for an experienced card magician, but the pacing, language, and performance style of each of these effects is where the true value of Paul's works comes through. In the wrong hands, they're mere card tricks. Performed correctly, they are miracles of mindreading and real pieces of theater and art. I personally know that Jared is working tirelessly on finishing up editing for the final draft for printing and I cannot wait to have this treasure trove of illusions in my hands.
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I, like Kyle, also just completed the Magic and Influence training with Paul, Jared, and Jay. I had high expectations going into the event; having studied Paul's other published works and having the chance to learn and perform HCE I knew this weekend would be too valuable to pass up. The guys blew my expectations right out of the water, and I was floored by the material. Paul's work is meticulous, theatrical, and utterly powerful. He performed each of the routines featured in his new book and on multiple occasions I caught myself jaw agape in awe - like I was five years old again. These effects, and the careful and consumptive thinking that has gone into them, are as close to real magic as I've ever known. If you are serious about this art I can assure you that any of Paul's work is mandatory for your study. Looking forward to seeing the book in print!
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Kyle and Brandon can attest that HTG always brings the goods when it comes to these training workshops. If you want a top notch work shop with another magic genius make sure to send me a PM.
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Paul has finally decompressed from the trifecta that was HTG, Mindvention, and Magic and Meaning; all happening in line.

So I will be visiting with him tomorrow and will hopefully return tomorrow night with news about this release.

Thanks,
L
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Hey Everyone,

Was out to dinner with friends and Paul said that the book is planned, most likely, possibly, should be; off to the printers by Thursday.

So he should have this ready to go very soon. Smile

Best,
L
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Loki, any update?

Thanks.
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Sitting at lunch with Paul now.
He says that Jared is currently finishing it up.

He hopes to see it finished very soon.

I hope that helps!
It should not be too far off now.

Best,
L
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Hi Gang,

First, thank you for your interest in this project. I've already received over 100 letters asking to reserve a copy, and with only 500 copies being made I'm ecstatic about the support. To those of you who've written I have you on the list.

Second, my apologies to those who've been so patient. It's been a labor of love, hence the moving deadline. I've been having Jared Kopf handle the layout and editing, and both of us just have a lot on the plate. When we started this and decided to work together the agreement was that there wasn't a hurry to finish and it was done when it was right.

Third, though, I'm happy to say this has turned into much more than even I expected. In the past months I've added much detail; including various handlings, tips, and refinements from myself along with friends and others: Ross Johnson, Jason England, Joey Burton & Jimmy Grippo, and, now, a foreword by none other than Johnny "The Great Tomsoni" Thompson, too!

If anyone has questions or concerns you know where I'm at.

Tinkering away...

Best,

Paul
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Hey everyone!

Paul is ready to let "Classic Fantastic" out into the world.

He just informed me that it will ship next week.

And as a Black Friday special all those who order before Monday Dec 1st will get free shipping!

Remember there will only be 500 copies made.

This one has been a while in the making.
Get excited!

Best,
L
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Hello Loki
What's the paypal address ?
Thanks
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Hey Eric!

Thanks for asking.

His email for this has changed.
I just found out.

It is paulvigil@hotmail.com

Hope that helps!

Best,
L
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My order is in. Merry Christmas to me from my wife.

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Hey,

Since so many have written to ask I thought I'd just as well save some time and questioning for the rest by adding what's below.

From the foreword:

I first met Paul Vigil at my Las Vegas home thirteen years ago, and we soon became fast friends and magical confidants. During our first session I realized that he was a far more skillful and inventive magician than I initially had imagined him to be. Over the years we have spent many nights discussing magic and developing sleights, methods, moves, subtleties and effects. Paul is an adroit practitioner of our art, and his magic, if carefully studied, will provide you, the reader, with material that could make you a stellar performer.

This booklet contains a collection of four classic effects from the repertoire of a professional working magician — magic that’s audience tested and carefully explained in complete detail, including plot lines and structure.

“The Multiple Selection” has been a feature effect of a great many performers, but unlike most routines (which rely on a series of rather quick, slick flourishes for the revelations) Paul’s opening entry is a very magical handling that comprises eight startling effects. In addition, following the informative text, Paul explains how to cut the routine down to accommodate smaller groups of participants.

Paul’s treatise on “The Endless Chain,” which contains three new throws that deliver different outcomes, advances this plot to new dimensions. It’s a fully explained three-phase routine that opens with Patrick Page’s classic, “Flash Cash,” and ends with a novel finish that leaves the participants utterly dumbfounded.

His third entry is a variation of T.A. Waters’ “Backdate,” which is a routine based on Persi Diaconis and Peter Pit’s “The Card on the Back.” Paul performs it as a mental effect just as T.A. Waters did. The problem with this effect has always been the mechanics. Paul, through intense research and development, solved this most difficult problem, and he provides you with all the necessary information required to accomplish and perform this most unique mental mystery.

The last entry, “High Five,” is Paul’s handling of “The Blindfold Poker Deal.” His version does away with the poker demonstration aspect and instead provides the performer with a series of entertaining revelations of mentally selected cards. It relies on his streamlined handling of Gene Finnell’s Free Cut Principle. There is a section that involves the Le Paul Wallet, and it is the first time someone has found a practical and believable presentation for the “Card in the Envelope.” Paul also provides three contingency effects that can be interspersed into the routine. One of particular interest is his handling of Hofzinzer’s “Stop Trick.”

The text and material contained in this collection is not for the beginner. It is for the serious student who desires quality material.

Every routine should be closely studied and practiced. Paul has developed four beautifully constructed effects in which every detail has been carefully worked out; so the serious student should have no difficulty in executing the routines.

John Thompson
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 2014
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Does the current "free shipping" deal include worldwide? Or would I need to add some extra money for shipping to Germany? If so, how much would that be?

Thanks, Patrick
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Mister E,

Worldwide if the order is placed BEFORE Monday, Dec. 1.

Afterwards it will be something like $10 for domestic and $20 for international.

Hope this helps!

Best,

Paul
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How do you purchase this? It looks like it's via PayPal, but I wasn't able to find any information on pricing. Thank you!
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Hi Jaybs,

Yes, paypal; paulvigil (at) hotmail (dot) com

Price is $200.

I'm offering free shipping to anywhere if ordered before Monday, Dec. 1.

Anything else just let me know.

Paul
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Where is the link to order this?
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Daren,

You're reading it!

No ads, no website. No fluff.

Just Magic!


:)

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