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Phil Thomas
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Does anyone own and perform this routine? I was thinking about picking this up. Sounds very interesting! I am a huge fan of ancient Egypt. This could be one bizarre piece of magick using an old twist. Check it out here:

http://www.hanklee.org/xcart/customer/pr......p;page=1

What do you think of this one?

Phil
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Phil,
Some really nice magick here. I met Mary at Weerd Weekend. She is wonderfully creative! The routine is entertaining and complete with all you need. I have it, I use it (altered a bit), I love it. If you have
interest in Egypt this is a must have routine, you
wont be sorry! I like this a lot more than the hand of miss Cleo. (Isn't that what its called?)
Props look great.
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Phil Thomas
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I have never really done a Gypsy Thread routine before. Is it fairly easy to learn? I have heard that it can be a powerful piece of magick to perform.
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It's not too hard to learn. I saw Eugene Burger's wonderful version, using gold thread and 'breaking' it over the flame of a small candle, while speaking of the tantric cycle of existence (Brahma creates; Vishnu sustains; Shiva destroys; Brahma re-creates from the ashes).

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This routine sounds really nice... particularly as the restoration of the thread takes place in their hands, as opposed to the magicians - much more involving.
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I agree with Magickman. The props are great and you can weave several stories with an Eqyptian theme.
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Keep going! I'm being persuaded to work up this presentation. It's sounding better all the time.
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Phil Thomas
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Hey Slim,

Do you have this one? If so, have you ever performed it? Now that I think about it, I recieved this years ago when it first came out as a Christmas gift, but alas, it has been lost with time, so I am going to buy a new one. I have never performed gypsy thread before, so I have a new challenge ahead of me. I hope it is fairly simple to do.

Phil
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Phil,
It's simple, so all thought can go into your presentation. I was very surprized at how the spectators reacted to the effect. I had been doing gypsy thread for a number of years, but the pryamid in a spectators hand that restores the thread has a marvelous impact! Its so clean. It will become an instant favorite.

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Although I am very biased toward Egyptian props and bizarre presentations, I was less impressed with Eugene's "reincarnation" presentation of the Gypsy thread than I was with his prior version. I realize that Eugene's "reincarnation" presentation does not use Egyptian props.

I have seen Ted Lesley do his presentation of this classic on at least a dozen occasions, both in English and in German, and I feel that it is by far the most beautiful and powerful presentation of this classic I have seen.

The second would be Jonathan Neal Browne's presentation with the yarn.

Maybe this proves that some classics can be presented in many different ways without losing anything.
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What's your feeling abotu Peter Samulson's presentation?

How about a presentation based around the Fates?
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Phil Thomas
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Hey guys,

I found this nice little article on the originator of this effect while surfing the net. Pretty interesting read. I would like to find some more of her effects. They sound great! Here is the link. Check it out.

http://www.dragonskull.co.uk/m_tomich.htm

Phil
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Slim King
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Does she have a website? I couldn't find it. DAAA
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No, her website is down and has been for the past year or so. I know she moved, and had a job change and some other stuff and hasn't had a chance to get it back running yet. She is missed.

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Hey guys (gal?)
are the any actual photos of the props...just wondering the scale of things.

Thanks
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Quote:
On 2004-11-05 23:57, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
What's your feeling abotu Peter Samulson's presentation?

How about a presentation based around the Fates?


I haven't seen Peter's, but Borodin has one around the Fates. It was inspired by Ted's performance at Borodin's 70th birthday party. There is a poem, and it will be in the next book.
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I just saw Eugene Burger do his version of Gypsy Thread tonight here in Daytona. I had the same reaction as always but my girlfriend LOVED it. That settles it for me.
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