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M€thinks the L@dy doth protest too much. Hit a nerve? Don't be nervous. All in good times.
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On Mar 20, 2015, horus1 wrote:
Any notion of release date? And will it be held back because of the the
Threat Dopps?


I don't believe it's imminent. Prof BC has been pretty open about his plans for this year. PotO Dopps has been confirmed as his next release for a while (but is still a month or two away, I think). The plan is for Specter/Spectre to follow that, with another Dopps release (or, if we're very lucky, two Dopps releases) towards the end of the year. So no, it isn't being deliberately held back, but I'm not expecting to see it until July at the earliest. That being said, Prof BC does like to surprise us, and there are many factors which could force planned release dates to be changed.

I'm still hoping for an M R James Christmas treat, but Prof BC has set himself an incredibly ambitious timetable for 2015.
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Hey, guys. Remember, it's Pr0* 8C and M R J@m3s.
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As long as you don't say "SP3CTR3"

That would be LUNA-CY Smile
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*yawn*....and ☆《♢°○•`~ ... Instead of derailing your own thread about an upcoming prop release, you could just post your..fun...in your original thread that you are referencing, the "why code the code-names" Smile
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Joining the mail list is a very good idea. It looks incredibly versatile. You have one of the best collections of book tests period.

http://www.geminiartifacts.com/

This book will allow a Gh*st like presentation, and will fit in perfectly with your current set of Dopps. This book will be limited to 150 copies, and here are some of the highlights:
-Complete paragraph hits
-Shape hits
-Oracle 'messages' foretelling past/present/future--giving advice to situations
-The ability to use the book in cold reading/warm reading situations.
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Thank you Steve Swann for an awesome video!
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Very nice teaser!!
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More details please!!
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On Apr 18, 2015, horus1 wrote:
More details please!!


"More?"

Were any details provided in that video? Did I blink and miss something? Smile

Seriously, I don't understand the point in producing a video that conveys no new information.
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Yep ya blinked MG, It was to deepin the mystery, or maybe just to show off new video editing software 😉
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On Apr 18, 2015, Mind Guerrilla wrote:
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On Apr 18, 2015, horus1 wrote:
More details please!!


"More?"

Were any details provided in that video? Did I blink and miss something? Smile

Seriously, I don't understand the point in producing a video that conveys no new information.


P.W. looks cute - there is the one new nugget! Be patient and it will be worth it? She's using her feminine wiles.
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Yep ya blinked MG, It was to deepin the mystery, or maybe just to show off new video editing software 😉


Public appoligy if my last comment sounded like a jab at the video itself, was just friendly joking with MG, I personally loved the mystery the gave. As much as I also would love to know more of Spectre, I am enjoying the unknown factor that the vid give it & love the tease !
Its a prof BC release - what more needs to be said of the awesome Prof !!?? ☺

& hope to see more of your artwork vids ! 😊
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My goodness, people complain about EVERYTHING! Unreal.


Below is a small preview of a routine. The release will be sometime before the end of summer. The kit will come with the book and a pouch containing seven glass stones the colours of the rainbow, and a healthy performance manual.



SPECTER, most basic 'Oracle' routine

FIRST:

The spec thinks of an issue but not a specific question about her past, present or future.

Past is reflected in the first section of the book: PANDA

Present in the middle section: HATTE

Future in the last: JESUS

SECOND:

She is asked to open secretly to ANY PAGE in that section and let her mind go blank. She is told that the page tells her many things, and that she is to keep them secret to herself. For example:

a) if the page begins with a new paragraph, that the journey she is on must begin with a completely new start in her life;
b) if however the page begins with the first word of a new sentence within a paragraph, the journey will require some form of new start in a specific area of her life (turning over a new leaf, getting rid of something old, taking on something new, or the like);
c) if instead the page begins in the midst of a sentence, the journey is ongoing and the answer lies in a continuation from something that is already in her life. It is a suggestion to hold onto something and not change course.

And

d) if the page ends at the end of a paragraph, this means that the answer she will receive will (if properly acted upon) bring the issue to a full conclusion.
e) if however the page ends with a full stop (period) within a paragraph, this means that the answer will be only a patch or fix that will conclude the current issue but that it will continue being in her life in some form or another.
f) if the page ends mid-sentence, this indicates that the answer received will require ongoing effort to see the issue to its conclusion.

The performer never asks her to reveal how the page ends or begins but simply to see what answers manifest upon the page she has chosen.

All of the foregoing is mere window dressing. The pages begin and end in a random fashion. But this opening creates a very fair and private connection between the performer and spec as well as the spec and Oracle book. It is already speaking to her and to her alone.

THIRD:

The spec is asked to write the book's title on a piece of paper in a very specific manner. She may elect to write using the opening 'The' or omit it, but she must write it in batches of three letters thus:

THE
SOR
RYT
ALE

The performer spills out a bag containing seven coloured stones: Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, Indigo, and Violet and asks her to place the one she is most attracted to on the right side of the 'chart' she has created and then the one she is least attracted to on the right. She is to then select one of the remaining and place it on any one letter within the chart. She is to select a second stone and place it upon another letter, and to continue thus until she has put the five stones (not counting the two she set to the sides) onto the 9 or 12 letters she has written on her 'chart.'

The performer consults her work and interprets it thus, for example:

You have made a strong choice here for life. Does that make sense to you? But this is not animate life. You are indicating here a vegetative life-force, a 'breathing-world life' as it is called. The message to which you are being led will only be accurate if there is an image of plant life very early on the page you have selected. Please look at the opening few words and see if there is some reference to a tree or plant or even a vegetable, anything that could suggest the 'breathing-world life' with which you are most attuned. Do you see such a reference?

SPEC: Yes!

Very well. Can you write that word above your chart, please?

She writes something like Forget-Me-Not (there are literally over 100 things she could write here but we will say it is this.)

What is that, you ask, some sort of flower?

SPEC: Yes.

You like flowers? You feel some connection to flowers, pleasure perhaps?

SPEC: Yes, I grow them in my garden.

Then this is most appropriate. Does the actual flower mean anything to you?

SPEC: I think it might.

Yes. It might be a signal that you are to remember someone or something if you are to move forward with the issue that troubles you. Keep that in mind. Okay, please understand what we are doing now. The page appears to be in sympathy with you. That is how P.W.'s Oracle works (you have earlier told the tale of how T.S.T. came to be written through a Ouija board and how P.W. continues to manifest to certain people who read it but only if they are in sympathy with P.W.'s spirit).

We are going to continue to test to see if you are in sympathy with the aura of this book, this Oracle, and, as we do, we will narrow down to the message P.W. intends to give. Understand that we may have no success at all or else we may begin by seeming to have some or even a lot of success. I do not want you to be disappointed if that suddenly stops.

Sometimes we can fool ourselves by seeing connections that do not really exist. Other times, no one can say why, an actual connection will simply stop. Nevertheless, there is a prescribed ritual to receiving a message from P.W.'s Oracle—and we have passed only the first test.

You are in communion with the green and growing world, the 'breathing-world life.' That is well.

Please remove one of the five stones from the chart and place it somewhere on the word you have written above it.

She does this.

You have elected a nighttime world. Interesting. This might suggest something dark or hidden. Does that make sense to where you are in the issue that troubles you?

SPEC: I suppose so, yes. Yes, I am in the dark. That is right.

And yet you placed it here, on this part of the new word. This suggests light, small light. It in fact is a suggestion of the Jewish symbol of a star. This is your second test. Is there a reference anywhere on that page—the one you selected—to a star, and even more particularly to a six-pointed star, perhaps?

SPEC: Yes!

Very well, this is the shape of the world as you perceive it. Islam is the young religion to P.W. just as Judaism is the revered religion and Christianity, for her, the true religion. What this might suggest is something old or revered must be done or else someone or something that is old or venerable holds the answer you are seeking—but let's not be too quick yet. That is really only the second test. It means nothing if you do not arrive at the final Oracle. We have a way to go yet before we get there. Time to move on.

Take up another stone from the chart and place that stone either on the left with the stone that you most like or the right with the one you shun.

She does this.

That is interesting. The remaining combination suggests the holy number 18. Does that number mean anything to you? The day of the month, an anniversary or birth? Perhaps you know someone who is 18 or close to 18? Perhaps it suggests something that occurred 18 hours, days, weeks, or years ago? In any events, the number you have created is important, but it is also the next test. Is the number 18, or a reference to 18, to be found anywhere on your page—before you answer, let me warn you not to be disappointed as this is often where the Oracle connection is lost. Please look carefully. Does 18 appear anywhere on the page?

SPEC: It does!

Then we have passed a very important milestone. Please look at the number on the page and quietly read the words just before and after that number. Do not tell me those words, but take them to heart. One or more of them often mean something very important to the seeker, you. It may not mean anything to you now—or it might—but it is sure to come to mean something rather important to you soon if not already. Please take your time and read the words immediately before and after that number. You will want to remember them. We are ready to proceed.

Three stones remain on the chart, take up any two. Place one before yourself and one before me.

She does so.

Very well. In this action you have done more than you know. You have with this stone rejected superstition, silly pagan belief, and false religions. With that one, you have indicated a sweet and callow soul, and innocent bearing and open heart. With the combination of these you have indicated the image of death, execution to be precise, almost certainly referring to Christ's suffering on the cross in P.W.'s world.

So, what is that? (here you write on the paper) Superstitious beliefs, Innocence, Sweetness, Callow simplicity, and Death probably on the Cross.

That's a lot. For us to pass this test, you must find a whole paragraph that somehow contains all of those elements in it. Look carefully. It may take a bit of interpretation, and it usually does, but if it is there you will see it. If it is not, however, we have come to the end of our session. Please look.

SPEC: Oh my god. It's here!

Christ's death on the cross, sweetness and innocence, as well as superstitious belief?

SPEC: All of it.

All right, this suggests that while you may or may not be a wholly religious person, you are in some ways a spiritual person. Is that fair to say?

SPEC: I am a practicing Catholic.

Well, then that is obviously what P.W. has seen in you. Because, you see, that is all but the final test. All that remains is the Oracle itself. P.W. is now to speak directly to you. It is an Oracle, of course, which means it will be in a kind of code. Perhaps you will understand it immediately or it may require you to figure it out—or else it might suddenly appear to you some days from now what it means.

Nevertheless, you will find that the section's title character, Panda in the first section, Hatte in the second, Jesus in the third, will speak only once on the page you selected. Every test points to it. What he says there is your message. Find it and read it silently. I do not need to know what it says.

While she is reading that Oracle, you write the number 44 beside the chart. When she finishes reading, you say:

Have you found the passage and read it, whether or not it makes any sense to you?

SPEC: I have.

You should remember it along with everything else that has been revealed to you during this session. P.W. has been in strong contact with you during this entire session. So much so, I have done something rather bold that may or may not mean a thing. However, the one remaining stone at that particular position has significance. I wrote it down while you were reading. It says 44, but I don't know what that means. Do you?

SPEC: Yes I do!

Then you have received something very special today. Hold onto it and try to make sense of what you have been told. You have received the Oracle.

As complex as this routine may seem, you got everything you needed with the turn of the first stone. The rest is simply playing it out. The main strength to SPECTER is that it is a 'book test' in which the Spec is made to believe that in some way the book is reading HER mind and that she is in contact with the spirit of P.W. rather than being manipulated by a clever performer with a stunt book.

The performer need not memorize anything at all about the stones and their placement. It is all smoke screen and misdirection created to give the impression that the Spec is controlling the reading. In fact, the performer is never out of control.

SPECTER incorporates many cold-reading riffs and performance red-herrings that lead the spectator to the inescapable conclusion that something truly supernatural has taken place.

If the performer wishes, s/he may augment this 'basic' performance with a number of other cold-reading techniques to reveal much about the spec AS she is working through the book part of the reading. It all depends on how you ask her to manipulate the stones around the chart (which only buys you opportunities to tell her what you would in any Tarot or cold-reading situation).

SPECTER is diabolically coded so no two readings will ever be alike. Different words will be written on the chart, different numbers will be revealed, as well as different full-paragraph hits, different shapes (it is only sometimes a Hebrew six-pointed star). And, of course, it is almost never the same Oracle that is revealed. In fact, with SPECTER there is a mathematical possibility of performing it over one thousand times without ever having the same collection of hits.

Additionally, SPECTER can be used as a quick, one-off mindreading effect for table hopping.

And, yes, SPECTER can easily be incorporated into a full Doppelgänger performance although it is not itself a Doppelgänger book.

Best of all, the memory work is extremely simple. Your crib is lying in front of you during the whole act. In fact, your spectator writes it out for you and puts the stones on it.
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Wow!!!!
Thanks for all the info vic!
So much more than we could have hoped for.
This sounds wonderful!!
Lots to look forward to!!
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Say, in the UK will it be SPECTRE? I am partial to SPECTRE

Looking forward to getting this!!!!

And meeting P.W....

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