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On 2004-09-18 14:21, freeflyphil wrote:
I went to see the show and enjoyed it. However as a beginner (been into magis only for 2.5 months)I was dissapointed that I was able to guess a lot of the methods of a pro.


I find that one just slightly hard to believe. It could have happened, but I'm just a bit of a skeptic.
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Well I'm not aloud to discuss methods here. But I think most people for example know how to stop their pulses, am I wrong?
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Yes there are many methods used to stop your pulse. Luke does it without any gimmicks though.
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I've never met anyone who knew how to stop their pulse with out being dead.

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Have not seen him on the Café for a while now but paul alberstadt has a nice routine, 'in a heartbeat' that is worth checking out for those interested in pulse stopping.
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Just a hunch...but...he's out there working...he comes up with original matieral and ideas...he's willing to take chances in his material...he's young and has years ahead of him to develop his own material. Gut tells me (not based upon anything but that) that his presentation skills will improve over time, and we'll eventually see great things from him.

...again, just a hunch...
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I agree with that Scott.
Salsa dancer, if Luke has a different method of (appearing to , sorry hypnotic Writer) stop his pulse than the one described in Gray's Book of Anatomy then I congratulate him on it. It could be very usefl for impromptu perfomers. But from the audiences perspective, at a staged show, I don't see why it would make any difference.
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On 2004-09-21 12:07, freeflyphil wrote:
I agree with that Scott.
Salsa dancer, if Luke has a different method of (appearing to , sorry hypnotic Writer) stop his pulse than the one described in Gray's Book of Anatomy then I congratulate him on it. It could be very usefl for impromptu perfomers. But from the audiences perspective, at a staged show, I don't see why it would make any difference.


Luke's method is in his book 7 Deceptions.
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Also, Luke is the first performer to stop the pulse of an audience member as well as his own, is he not?
The 'traditional' method could certainly not accomplish this effect.
(Well, it could, but you'd need some very heavy misdirection... Smile)
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Did anyone else see David Blaine stop his own pulse on Last Call?

I must admit that I've never seen a mentalism show that I liked. Now, technically there are some people who do things I just can't figure out (Derren Brown or any other edited T.V. special), but there's always a certain flavor to mentalists that I just don't like. I'm a performer first and a mentalist second, I also do comedy, dance, acting, and music shows. It's like mentalism shows throw out everything that every other performing art thrives on.

I'm right now putting together a stage show that should be quite different and I am very anxious to see what happens. As far as the effects, there's not much that's new, but the presentation and the overall feel should be much different. Will it work? I hope so!

One big thing about magic and mentalism is the ego that Banachek pointed out. In my experience it seems most magicians/mentalists seem to be drawn toward the art because of a social inability. While it may help us get attention from people that we would never go up and talk to, it doesn't work on stage. Performers have to understand an audience and be able to connect with them.

That ego seems to come from insecurity and magic/mentalism might be used to fill that insecurity to allow for an ego. That very same ego comes across to audiences big time and, in my experience, creates a competition and the audience tries to figure it out to not allow the magician/mentalist to "best" them. If done right, the audience should fall in love with the performer and WANT them to succeed and do something magical. This comes with a certain humility. Richard Osterlind is amazing at this! I've learned a lot by watching his personality and performance. He's just a guy you want to love and want to succeed.

What I'm struggling with now is how to keep that humility while being a good showman. Most in our profession seem to lack both.

Jonathan Grant
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Jonathan , your show sounds intriguing please keep uus informed(im sure you will). Stephen you are right the traditional method would not achieve the effect you described. So I guess Im going to have to order Lukes book, I preusme you reccomend it? Or is the DVD better? Anyone got both?
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Bravo Jonathan, Really enjoyed reading your post and totally agree with it.

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Great post Jonathan!

I’m also intrigued by your new show.
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Thanks guys. It will be a while before it happens (a year?). I'll try to post the reactions at the appropriate time. I must admit I'm nervous about it, but also excited! I'm trying to put the emotion, power, and showmanship back(?) into mentalism. Will it work? I'm putting my neck on the line to find out!

Jonathan Grant
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I have both DVD and book, I would say it is difficult to decide between the two. For me the motivation for producing the DVD seems to have been that people didn't really think that the ideas and routines in 7 Deceptions actuially work. They do,. However to see luke perform his routines with his timing and things is very ncie indeed.

Granted the production quality of the DVD is not great but the effects within are really great stuff, and usable too.

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