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Hey Ben,

I LOVE this stack - Tamariz is simply one of the best thinkers in magic (plus a lot of the outside ideas are amazing as well).

Personally, my go-tos out of Mnemonica are Control in Chaos, Neither Blind Nor Silly, and Carbuquillo (the idea of a completely made up game appeals to me a lot!). I also mess around with some different variations of ACAAN, and recently I've been trying to come up with a good presentation for Answering Computer.

Honestly, I've never read a book with so many incredible (and workable!) effects.

Let us know which gems you come across next!

Evan
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On 2011-04-29 14:21, moualb wrote:
Apart from all the above ideas, what I really enjoyed is the chapter on the half stack. I know, it may sound obvious, but until I read it I did not realize that even if you destroy half of your deck you still can produce some miracles with the other half including A card and a number.

I came up with that idea and have been lecturing/publishing it since the late 80's/early 90's...does anyone know when Juan first published it?

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Spoke with Stephen Minch-- my work precedes Juan's, but Ravelli published the basic concept in 1963. (Ibidem).

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Please could someone tell me what is the purpose of the cell phon in conjonction with Mnemonicosis ?
What is different from the original?
Thanks before hand
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Eric,

The inclusion of a cell phone in the effect is simply a psychological tool for increasing the impact. The theory is that by having the person 'thinking of a card' not even present for the effect, the fairness level is increased. As well, the physical scale of the trick is enhanced, and this combined with the fairness makes the effect even stronger. On a side note, this same tactic can be used with the invisible deck, making the impact of that already strong effect even stronger as well.

Jeff
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Thanks for your fast repyi Jeff Smile
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There is a great new book for sale that utilizes word pictures for every card in mnemonica
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Such a great book. Early on, when he's describing the card divination routines, he tells you to figure out a good card divination and throw the book out after that. More and more I'm finding that he's right. I love All of a Kind and Carbuquillo (however its spelled). TNT is a lot of fun. Mnemonicosis is probably my favorite thing to perform as a performer, but every now and then sees a little contrived. Doing a simple card divination always gets great reactions. I have them take a bunch of cards, and then I divine them out of order in different ways. Consistently blows people away.
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On May 16, 2018, Ahlichs wrote:
Such a great book. Early on, when he's describing the card divination routines, he tells you to figure out a good card divination and throw the book out after that. More and more I'm finding that he's right. I love All of a Kind and Carbuquillo (however its spelled). TNT is a lot of fun. Mnemonicosis is probably my favorite thing to perform as a performer, but every now and then sees a little contrived. Doing a simple card divination always gets great reactions. I have them take a bunch of cards, and then I divine them out of order in different ways. Consistently blows people away.


Exactly, when you saw David Blaine did a simple 3 card divination (obviously he is a great fan using Mnemonica since early days) it just got great reaction.
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