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Mike Robbins
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Lee Earle has a number of e-books for sale and they all appear to be items sold as "hardcopies" and videos previously. They are:
Early Earle E-Book
1-2-3 Trilogy E-Book
SuperScript E-Book
Out of Syzygy E-Book
Sun Signs E-Book

I would love to hear reviews/opinions from anyone who has any of these or their earlier incarnations.

Thanks,

Mike
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I understand Lee is including the Sun Signs artwork in that e-book, which alone would save you lots of dollars.
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1-2-3 is terriffic; I originally owned Melange e Trois alone, and happily paid more for it than Lee's charging just for the e-book. The material in the other two books included in it are terrific, as well.

I'm told that SuperScript is really a ripoff of the marketed/published effect PsiGraphico. Can anyone verify this one way or another?
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On 2002-08-27 12:26, Andy Leviss wrote:I'm told that SuperScript is really a ripoff of the marketed/published effect PsiGraphico. Can anyone verify this one way or another?


I've been wondering about that myself. The props shown and the description of the routine sound VERY similar to Dr. Charles Scott's PsiGraphico. He had the routine originally published in Magick in the early 80's. He released the props and video tape for $100 as well.

The routine is worth it.
But not if it means paying for a Ripped-Off Effect.

I'd really like to know what the scoop is with the Earle trick. Please post any info...

Thanks

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I'm told that SuperScript is really a ripoff of the marketed/published effect PsiGraphico. Can anyone verify this one way or another?


The effect was originally in Magick #412, pp. 2057-2062 ("Psi-Graphico -- The $60,000 Act"). The routine is attributed to "Cicardi", the stage name of Dr. Charles Scott. Further notes and ideas on Psi-Graphico can be found in Magick #465, pp. 2327-2328 (a Bonus Insert). You might also be interested in the fact that two issues previously (#463), Dr. Scott penned "Eddie Fields' Dime-Store Mental Act" (nicely describing Eddie's great routine), and several have noted the suitability of Psi-Graphico for accomplishing this as well.

SuperScript is essentially Psi-Graphico, though the design of the portfolio is somewhat different. John Riggs has also (with Scott's permission) published some very nice variations on the original.

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Hi,

The idea to combine graphology and the one ahead is old, I read it in Stanyons Magic published around 1901.

Yours faithfully

:devilish: Dan Kirsch Smile
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On 2002-08-27 11:43, Mike Robbins wrote:
Lee Earle has a number of e-books for sale and they all appear to be items sold as "hardcopies" and videos previously. They are:
Early Earle E-Book
1-2-3 Trilogy E-Book
SuperScript E-Book
Out of Syzygy E-Book
Sun Signs E-Book

I would love to hear reviews/opinions from anyone who has any of these or their earlier incarnations.

Thanks,

Mike


I just bought the 1-2-3 Trilogy e-book. Will write up a review once I have a chance to read it.
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I have the Ebooks;
Out of SYZYGY plus Early Earle,
both books are good.
I have read the books only briefly but I think there is a lot of nice stuff.
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Calling Sun Signs a rip-off is a little strong.

Lee gives full credit to Psi-Graphico (and the others Doug points out) for the basis for his Sun Signs. His handling is a little cleaner than the original.

I am not aware of John Riggs' version. How is that different Doug?
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Jim--are you talking Sun Signs, or SuperScript.

Also, and I don't know if that's the case here, but I do want to point out that credit does not equal permission. They're related, but not the same.

Again, I'll reiterate, I have NOT seen Lee's release, and am not accusing him; I'm only asking the question if what I'd heard is true.
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I goofed Andy. I meant SuperScript.

I'd like to think that Lee has the integrity to not publish something without permission. As you well know, even a rumor of something being a rip off can draw loud protest. Smile

If he did rip off, I am sure we wouldn't be hearing rumors here and there. He would have been tarred and feathered by now.

But as my previous post indicates, I've been wrong before (rarely)
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On 2002-08-30 23:51, Jim Reynolds wrote:


I'd like to think that Lee has the integrity to not publish something without permission. As you well know, even a rumor of something being a rip off can draw loud protest. Smile

If he did rip off, I am sure we wouldn't be hearing rumors here and there. He would have been tarred and feathered by now.

But as my previous post indicates, I've been wrong before (rarely)
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Would that, the copyists were tarred and feathered. Ciccardi ,called me about the Super Script was released. Complaining that he was being ripped off. This was about 10 years ago, before ease of communication on the web
Earle's story was he gave Ciccardi credit and made changes in the M.O. As far as I could see , whatever changes made, were minimal.
It all boils down to who owns what. How substantially do you have to change something
to make it yours.
In recent weeks we've seen copies of Gaucci's Eye to Eye . Bazaar De Magia's Watch and Wear. CW 's Perfect Time.
Tell me when the tarring was. One of the Gaucci copies was pulled off the market.
Now the complex issue of the Mona Lisa.

Like I said I don't think so. Let's say, for example. The Time Machine/Watch and Wear. How many of you won't buy the less expensive copy?
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On 2002-08-31 01:19, fordkross wrote:
Like I said I don't think so. Let's say, for example. The Time Machine/Watch and Wear. How many of you won't buy the less expensive copy?
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How true. It gets more compicated still when a copy also contains some marginal improvement. Better price is not a huge incentive for me when it comes to materials for my show, but functionality is. I'd like to think I'd always do the right thing, but it's not always clear to me just what exactly the right thing is.

--Christopher Carter
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