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Thanks for helping Doug.

Thank you, Pablo, for sending me the ebook so quickly, I am just reading it now and I cannot wait to start learning the Zoo animal anagram.
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Progressive anagrams typically go down a list of items with certain subsets within that list that you would go down. Branching anagrams tend to be more like a map with lines and paths going in multiple directions based on the answer to a question. Progressive anagrams are easier to memorize, but branching anagrams can often get you to the information with fewer questions.
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On Aug 9, 2017, bowers wrote:
Ha Rob Atlas's material is gold for sure.
You want go wrong learning from him.

Thanks Todd, very kind of you to say so.


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I will be getting the prodigal very soon on atlas, I'm looking forward to this t!
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On Aug 9, 2017, Robb wrote:
I've never seen a mentalist use anagrams in a stage show (for a lay audience). Does anyone have a clip? I've never used them in such a context myself but do make use of them for more intimate performances. I am not sure who has the best advice for covering misses and otherwise disgusing the method, but spend an afternoon thinking about it and it's not that hard to come up with a few ideas.

I have no clip, but I can tell you that I use anagrams pretty often,
- as a part of a multipple book test routine
- as a part of a clipline routine

In both cases I get maximum one "no", and I can live with that

I have found it far more convincing to state rather than to ask,
i e "It is an "A" in the word!" rather than "Is it an "A" in the word?"
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Robb, here's a clip of Atlas performing "As Advertised" from THE PRODIGAL:
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I've had a lot of problems with that, until one day I developed my personalized "no error" system.(?!)
As the ddyment said, the biggest difficulty is the presentation. Be perfect and especially don't get the "puzzle" impression.
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Try using anagramm with other thing that letters, like the size of an object, can it be draw, etc...
Less choice but less puzzling.
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A rather radical idea with respect to PAs is the idea that you WANT to get a couple of early misses. Andy, from the The Jerx blog came up with the idea of "Transgressive Anagrams" which turns the normal process on its head, so to speak.

For those that have been using PAs for a long time, this whole concept may seem foreign, but I've tested this out quite a bit over the last year and it's now my preferred way to present these types of effects. From my way of thinking, it is a leap forward.

For those who are interested: http://www.thejerx.com/blog/2016/10/5/transgressive-anagrams
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