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Chessmann
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I posted this in the ebook review section of the Café, but there hasn't been a reply, so thought I would post the question here:

I've seen 2 ebooks by Chris Wardle on lybrary.com. One is on the Svengali ("Beyond Svengali: Applying the Svengali Principle to Mentalism") and one is on the Mene Tekel deck ("Investigating the Mene Tekel Deck").

Curious about your thoughts on these 2 ebooks. Like/dislike, unexplored material & ideas, etc...

Re: the Svengali ebook, would you recommend this to someone who has Mark Lewis's books and Daryl's Essentials in Magic DVD (Wardle's focus seems to be mentalism, still...)?

Re: the Mene Tekel ebook, would you recommend this ebook to someone who has already explored "The Encyclopedia of Card Magic" and Kranzo's "Mene Tekel Miracles"?

Thank you in advance -
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On Jan 16, 2014, Chessmann wrote:
I posted this in the ebook review section of the Café, but there hasn't been a reply, so thought I would post the question here:

I've seen 2 ebooks by Chris Wardle on lybrary.com. One is on the Svengali ("Beyond Svengali: Applying the Svengali Principle to Mentalism") and one is on the Mene Tekel deck ("Investigating the Mene Tekel Deck").

Curious about your thoughts on these 2 ebooks. Like/dislike, unexplored material & ideas, etc...

Re: the Svengali ebook, would you recommend this to someone who has Mark Lewis's books and Daryl's Essentials in Magic DVD (Wardle's focus seems to be mentalism, still...)?

Re: the Mene Tekel ebook, would you recommend this ebook to someone who has already explored "The Encyclopedia of Card Magic" and Kranzo's "Mene Tekel Miracles"?

Thank you in advance -


I'd just like to point out both books mentioned are available again in print form individually or in combined form under the title "Investigations: The Chris Wardle Trilogy" (with Chris's first book "Ten Mysteries"). They are print on demand from The Book Patch. The cost is not much more than for the e-versions.
http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreRes......dl=title
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I love the Mene Teckel deck! Thanks Chessmann, I'm going to check out that book you mention. I have the Nate Kranzo MT DVD (and the EoCM of course). The other book I really like is Shawn Evans' "The Self-Contained Card Delivery System: Mene-Tekel Magic Maximized" from Memesis Magic. It's pretty basic but covers the history plus a lot of varieties of the MT concept.
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If you love the Mene-Tekel deck, check out the Penguin Live Lecture with Mark Strivings. He has a really clever, simple idea using this principle. It's one of my go-to effects!
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On Jun 11, 2017, KyleLeon wrote:
If you love the Mene-Tekel deck, check out the Penguin Live Lecture with Mark Strivings. He has a really clever, simple idea using this principle. It's one of my go-to effects!

Which of both lectures are you referring to? I am interested.
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@Recoplon:

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@KyleLeon,

That's the first lecture, does he use the Mene-Tekel in that one as well.

He talks about it at minute 33 in #2 (http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/6479)


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@Boomer,

It is from his Penguin Live Lecture from March 24, 2013. (the URL I sent you. I believe this is his first of two lectures). In that lecture he performs an effect he calls the "Red/Blue Mene-Tekel Deck" at about an hour and 13 minutes into the lecture.
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Correction, the name of the effect is called "Perfect Match" using a Red/Blue Mene Tekel deck.
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