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Yeah, but does it come *with* the helper monkeys? Not everyone likes arts and crafts...
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I have a hard time believing someone takes their craft seriously if they're not even willing to split and shim their own helper monkeys.

(I will not participate in this ridiculous derailment any further. I will not participate in this ridiculous derailment any further. I will...)
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I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of this. If you are familiar with Aaron’s work, you should know what to expect with this and will not be disappointed. The video offers multiple performances, and Aaron breaks everything down wonderfully in the instruction portion.

Aaron is one of the few guys out there actually creating real magic with no real trickery. I have often performed his “Bridge” and I’m still amazed every time. It has never failed me. With enough confidence and understanding, Psync can definitely be the same way.

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On Nov 21, 2019, aalexander wrote:
$55 is a lot of money if you have doubts, and an absolute steal if you don't. If you know my stuff and like it or if this really speaks to you, I'm happy to have you on board at a discount.

Bridge and The Ant Queen are good examples of how to structure "psychological" routines to be completely reliable. They came out 5+ years ago and pros still use them daily.

Or, since we're speculating, it looks like helper monkeys to me.



Got to love a helper monkey! Is he one of the 500?
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I have a hard time believing someone takes their craft seriously if they're not even willing to split and shim their own helper monkeys


I have heard shimming your monkey leads to shame and low self-esteem.
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I have a hard time believing someone takes their craft seriously if they're not even willing to split and shim their own helper monkeys


I have heard shimming your monkey leads to shame and low self-esteem.


Which leads us to the obvious question: Should Joshua support simply shaming sneaky esteem-sapping simian-shimmers?

Also, people are debating ethics and the thing hasn't even been been delivered yet. I'm worried I might be in some "Compromised/Breached" territory here.
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I used to really rate James Brown when he was a proper magician and pick pocket and his miss direction was second to none, but was is this waffle and BS about just what exactly are you paying for ??
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I used to really rate James Brown when he was a proper magician and pick pocket and his miss direction was second to none, but was is this waffle and BS about just what exactly are you paying for ??


It's a method to suddenly have someone's hand automatically drawn towards whatever they're thinking of through an ideomotor response, which builds to other seemingly impossible feats. See earlier in this thread for examples of similar effects of mine, and see details on the Psync page.

Some more specifics: It's about 2 hours of video instruction and real-world demos. Doing the effect/demonstration takes 2-10 minutes depending on your experience level and how you play it. I cover both the physical and social mechanics of the method. It assumes some performing knowhow, but the system it's hosted on is interactive so if people struggle a lot with one part, I'll just add another explanation. It's my first video project and I'm committed to creating something that is just as solid as what I've put into writing.

I've used the method on and off for years and ran a couple rounds of beta tests with a dozen or so performers of different experience levels this past summer and fall. It's solid stuff.
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So does this come down to a 50/50 choice or can it a line of objects
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So does this come down to a 50/50 choice or can it a line of objects


Either or both. I use cards because it is easier to teach that way. I do the 50-50 ending because it has a nice theatrical arc to it, and is a good impossible finale when you turn them face-down and do the same thing at the end.
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So does this come down to a 50/50 choice or can it a line of objects


Either or both. I use cards because it is easier to teach that way. I do the 50-50 ending because it has a nice theatrical arc to it, and is a good impossible finale when you turn them face-down and do the same thing at the end.


WHAT? The more you “explain “ the more confusing it sounds!
What’s wrong with spectator names a card magician removes four cards, the name of the card is written on the back, simple direct and totally baffling
No need for any of this confusing nonsense
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Hey, if you think this is nonsense...leave it alone. It's not card magic. Latest and greatest is for everyone.
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Hey, if you think this is nonsense...leave it alone. It's not card magic. Latest and greatest is for everyone.


Thought the self proclaimed oracle would chime in
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Glad you're not disappointed...

Maybe some nice self working stuff has been released for you? Smile
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Glad you're not disappointed...

Maybe some nice self working stuff has been released for you? Smile

Yes ! Let’s hope so 😋
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So does this come down to a 50/50 choice or can it a line of objects


Either or both. I use cards because it is easier to teach that way. I do the 50-50 ending because it has a nice theatrical arc to it, and is a good impossible finale when you turn them face-down and do the same thing at the end.


WHAT? The more you “explain “ the more confusing it sounds!
What’s wrong with spectator names a card magician removes four cards, the name of the card is written on the back, simple direct and totally baffling
No need for any of this confusing nonsense



cardbiker I am just curious - had you watched the video demonstrations at the point when you posted?
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So does this come down to a 50/50 choice or can it a line of objects


Either or both. I use cards because it is easier to teach that way. I do the 50-50 ending because it has a nice theatrical arc to it, and is a good impossible finale when you turn them face-down and do the same thing at the end.


WHAT? The more you “explain “ the more confusing it sounds!
What’s wrong with spectator names a card magician removes four cards, the name of the card is written on the back, simple direct and totally baffling
No need for any of this confusing nonsense



cardbiker I am just curious - had you watched the video demonstrations at the point when you posted?


Yes Dave , perhaps you can enlighten me when I see you at our next club meeting
Thanks
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I have a hard time believing someone takes their craft seriously if they're not even willing to split and shim their own helper monkeys.

(I will not participate in this ridiculous derailment any further. I will not participate in this ridiculous derailment any further. I will...)


Oh go on ... You know you want to!

or need to?

Surely you don't need to split a monkey in order to shim it. If you have a friend who is a vet (the looks after animals type and not the ex-soldier type) you could get them to insert a magnet under the skin using one of those injectors that they use for microchips. Or just get them to eat a cow magnet. Not sure if they work for animals with only one stomach though?

If all else fails, rather than splitting the monkey open you could just shove a big magnet up their jaxie.
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I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of this. If you are familiar with Aaron’s work, you should know what to expect with this and will not be disappointed. The video offers multiple performances, and Aaron breaks everything down wonderfully in the instruction portion.

Aaron is one of the few guys out there actually creating real magic with no real trickery. I have often performed his “Bridge” and I’m still amazed every time. It has never failed me. With enough confidence and understanding, Psync can definitely be the same way.

Madison


Thank Madison. Really trust your opinion here and have taken the plunge on his Psync and will be picking up some of his other stuff in the future too.

Thanks for taking the time Madison!

Have a good weekend.

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Hey guys,

So here is my full review, thoughts, feelings, etc, etc.

I only talked to Aaron once long time ago when he used to live near me, and so I sent him a message not too long ago, and I paid for Psync, and Aaron sent me a sneak early release copy of this, which by the way releases tomorrow.

This is Aaron's first video project, and he was unsure on how it would come out.

The lesson/instructional is broken up into different parts, and everything is very clear and concise.

Aaron does a good job at teaching everything you need to know....not only the mechanics but also the other things that make this work.

Dave Moses makes a surprise appearance on the project and offers his thoughts and interjections and experience, once Aaron perform it for him and runs through it.

Then You get to see Aaron perform this twice through for someone he does not know, someone that works for him(that knows he is in the mystery arts, but doesn't know what to expect from the experience).

In between these videos, there are videos of Aaron explaining the what, why, how, and all the important elements, he calls them interpersonal ingredients, that are important in a routine like this, including script, framing, interaction, and most importantly connection.

Then we get to the meat and bones of this project, which is a 37 min long video, of Aaron meeting James Brown for the first time, and actually performing Psync for James, and we get to see him do it for him, and what you see in the trailer, is a genuine reaction from James, because he is being brilliantly fooled by Aaron by the sheer brilliance of the experience, you will see what I mean once you watch it. James is giddy, and he laughs, because though he knows what is going on, he doesn't know where the effect, if you call it that, or experience is going to take him, so he let's his analytical mind rest, and that is when he enjoys the experience that Aaron is providing. He then walks through the whole thing with James and explains all the nuances and bits and pieces, and James offers his thoughts and his feelings, and experience.

The whole instructional is about 2 hours long I believe or close to it.

What I like about this, is that it doesn't feel like you are performing a magic trick/effect, it feels more real, and its all about connecting with your participant, and making that human connection, that for the most part is sometimes lost when we show an trick to someone.

I also like that you can put this into any category, hypnosis, magic, mentalism, etc, and this effect will stand out. It all depends really on how you frame it to you participant, and how you go about making that "connection" that Aaron talks about.

One thing to point out, that I forgot earlier, on the James Brown video, is that Aaron was really nervous performing for James, and he actually messes up, fixes the mistake, with a fail-safe, that he talks about, and James doesn't even notice. When Aaron then tells him that he messed up, James laughs, because he didn't catch wind of anything weird or unusual that happened during his experience.

After watching the whole lesson, I contacted Aaron and we chatted for about 20 min or so, as I had some questions, and he was quick to answer them, since once you learn this, your mind will be racing with ideas, and the possibilities, of what is possible with this.

I don't know Aaron other than the 2 times I have spoken to him, so there is no need to plug anything, as most of you that know his work, and have used it, know whether it is for you or not.

If this is something that you can see yourself doing, then I urge you to pick it up at the $55 dollar price, because I know soon it will double in price, I believe.

This is something that you can always have on you at all times, and can perform it Anytime, Anywhere, with anyone. My kind of routine.

And, also, you will be creating a personal experience with the participant, and you could frame this as spectator as the mind reader, or about them unlocking their potential within their own mind, or about intuition, or about anything you wish, but at the end, this wont feel like a magic trick, but rather than an experience for the participant that could unlock something positive within his/her own lives, or simply just having the personal connection to another human being and being touched in unlocking the power.....however you wish to frame it, use it, etc....

All in all, I like the way Aaron explains everything during the course, how everything is broken down, and how you get to see him doing it, and even messing up, so you can have all the confidence to go out in the world and perform this.

Thanks

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