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Topic: Top 3 favorite bizarre
Message: Posted by: PhantomStranger (Feb 21, 2021 05:33AM)
What are your top 3 favorite pieces (products, effects etc) of bizarre magic?
Message: Posted by: weepinwil (Feb 21, 2021 06:12AM)
Arm, leg, hand.
Message: Posted by: Bogbadger (Feb 21, 2021 06:55AM)
I refuse to choose. It’s like asking someone who their favourite child is!

But if I really, really had to choose then it would be any three Prof. B.C. Dopps books or near Dopps. They are so much more than just effects they are beautiful works of mischievous art that sit quietly waiting to ensnare an unsuspecting spec into a whole world of bizarre magic.

But I would also slip two other things into my pocket:

Steve Peebles Carnie B*x because it is a compact little arcane box of delights.

Matt Cult’s Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny because it just works beautifully and is so ridiculously simple.
Message: Posted by: PhantomStranger (Feb 21, 2021 07:07AM)
Carnie b*x seems really great from what I’ve read. Missed out on that one.
Message: Posted by: ManxBull (Feb 21, 2021 08:53AM)
Difficult, there are several I consider top tier, but the ones which really entrance and mesmerise an audience, delivering a feeling of real magic and awe, and which also fit my personal aesthetic would be:

The Devil Made Me Do It from Lebanon Circle

Arabian Nights from Alchemy Moon

The VVitch from MR Darkness
Message: Posted by: PhantomStranger (Feb 21, 2021 10:18AM)
[quote]On Feb 21, 2021, ManxBull wrote:
Difficult, there are several I consider top tier, but the ones which really entrance and mesmerise an audience, delivering a feeling of real magic and awe, and which also fit my personal aesthetic would be:

The Devil Made Me Do It from Lebanon Circle

Arabian Nights from Alchemy Moon

The VVitch from MR Darkness [/quote]

Saw the devil made me do it on dans blog, that thing is amazing looking.
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Feb 21, 2021 03:51PM)
Cuss Cards by Alchemy Moon

Dopps by Prof BC

A pendulum.
Message: Posted by: Delimbeau (Feb 22, 2021 05:46AM)
'Favorite pieces' depends on the criteria, I guess.

In terms of having the most emotional impact on me personally, I wholeheartedly agree with David's choice for the Doppelgänger books and the Cuss Cards.

My favorite Dopps are: 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', 'Jekyll & Hyde' and 'A Christmas Carol'.

And I cherish my Cuss Cards Kings set, for which Christopher Gould built me a special box. You can find some pics in the crypt: https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?forum=221&topic=483818&start=60#9

Recently, I was able to acquire the Aes Goetia (by Prof BC). Wow wow wow...
Message: Posted by: Perkins (Feb 22, 2021 03:21PM)
I forced myself to make this list. It was almost impossible to choose. In the end, I went for a combination of profound personal impact and actual stage/performance time.

Bizarre Regards,
Perkins

FAVORITE ARTIFACTS:
Doppelganger - PROF BC (launch trio: J&H, HoB, Poe)
Resurrection Cemetery Gatekey - PROF BC
KADAR Pro - Alchemy Moon

FAVORITE BOOKS:
Spirit Theater - Eugene Burger
Phasmology - Professor BC
Danse Avec Les Morts - Paul Voodini

FAVORITE UTILITIES:
SupaLok - Mick Hanzlik
Pendulum(s)
Spirit Slates - Marc Charisse

FAVORITE COLLABORATION:
The Looking-Glass Tarot & Alice Oracle (Queen Alice, artifact deck) - ParlourGhost and Dan Baines, Lebanon Circle
Message: Posted by: Black Hart (Feb 24, 2021 08:36AM)
Without doubt my favourite is 'Power of the Tarot'. It is very simple to present, no sleight of hand, no difficult moves, uses a very simple principle yet is utterly convincing. It was the first Bizarre Magic effect I ever performed, the first I ever sold and it is still my number one go-to effect over 30 years later!

Keith Hart
Message: Posted by: Bogbadger (Feb 24, 2021 10:16AM)
[quote]On Feb 24, 2021, Black Hart wrote:
Without doubt my favourite is 'Power of the Tarot'. It is very simple to present, no sleight of hand, no difficult moves, uses a very simple principle yet is utterly convincing. It was the first Bizarre Magic effect I ever performed, the first I ever sold and it is still my number one go-to effect over 30 years later!

Keith Hart [/quote]


Anything from Keith is guaranteed to pack small and punch big.
Message: Posted by: pulpscrypt (Feb 24, 2021 10:53AM)
The Black Heart's work were a "gateway drug" of Bizarre for me. His magick has always been excellent. "Devil in Mind" has been among my favorites for years.

Hey Keith, are you associated in any way with the guy who seems to be selling very similar effects to yours on Ebay? If not, you might want to look into it.
Message: Posted by: Black Hart (Feb 24, 2021 11:53AM)
Hello

Thanks you chaps for your kind comments.

I have no associations with anyone on eBay or anywhere else, you can only get my effects from Black Artefacts. Can you email me a link to the eBay shop please.

Keith Hart
Message: Posted by: Bogbadger (Feb 24, 2021 12:01PM)
[quote]On Feb 24, 2021, Black Hart wrote:
Hello

Thanks you chaps for your kind comments.

I have no associations with anyone on eBay or anywhere else, you can only get my effects from Black Artefacts. Can you email me a link to the eBay shop please.

Keith Hart [/quote]

If it does look dodgy and you need others to complain to e-bay Keith just say the word.
Message: Posted by: pulpscrypt (Feb 24, 2021 05:41PM)
Here are the links to EBAY listings similar to both Keith Hart and Dan Baines effects. Same person, UK based, selling in US.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Devil-In-Mind-Mentalism-Occult-Bizarre-Magic-Card-Trick-Easy-Close-Up/303841285632?hash=item46be5a1600:g:FR8AAOSwzuNf-fGi

https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-Book-Before-Midnight-Prediction-Mentalism-Bizarre-Magic-Card-Trick-Easy/303813431065?hash=item46bcb10f19:g:4ccAAOSwzlxfy9EY

seller is "that's-cool"
Message: Posted by: balzar (Feb 25, 2021 09:21AM)
"that's - cool" also has a website, with suspiciously inexpensive effects:
https://www.thats-cool.co.uk/Seven_Deadly_Sins/p5842317_20823509.aspx
Message: Posted by: weepinwil (Feb 25, 2021 09:34AM)
Part of the issue is that there are no international copyrights to protect the artwork and many handlings are based upon classics which are out of copyright length of time, if ever protected in first place. Therefore, you can Find this going on. While we may view it as unethical, it appears to not be illegal, as long as you are not in the country in which the copyright is issued. The other issue is the legal cost to pursue damage versus the recompense does not make it worthwhile in most instances.
Message: Posted by: Daisydog (Feb 26, 2021 03:19PM)
Ritual
Oraculum
Re-Animator
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Feb 27, 2021 10:41AM)
For me:

L*NA
The Resurrection Cemetery Gate Key
The Dark Board
Message: Posted by: weepinwil (Feb 27, 2021 11:34AM)
[quote]On Feb 27, 2021, Philemon Vanderbeck wrote:
For me:

L*NA
The Resurrection Cemetery Gate Key
The Dark Board [/quote]

I agree these are pretty great.
Message: Posted by: balzar (Feb 27, 2021 05:32PM)
[quote]
Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny because it just works beautifully and is so ridiculously simple. [/quote]

I'm not familiar with this effect and would like to learn more. Can someone point me in the right directions?
Message: Posted by: greerj (Feb 27, 2021 07:25PM)
Mat Cult's Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny was sold, I believe, by Lebanon Circle.
Message: Posted by: EVILDAN (Feb 28, 2021 08:43AM)
Pittsburgh’s Haunted Hotel
Ritual of the Pin
Impromptu Seance
Message: Posted by: weepinwil (Feb 28, 2021 12:51PM)
[quote]On Feb 27, 2021, balzar wrote:
[quote]
Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny because it just works beautifully and is so ridiculously simple. [/quote]

I'm not familiar with this effect and would like to learn more. Can someone point me in the right directions? [/quote]

Just be patient. Bad Pennies always return, so the saying goes.
Message: Posted by: Winks (Feb 28, 2021 12:54PM)
Knowing Game
R1tual
Titanic
Message: Posted by: Damian1031 (Apr 3, 2021 12:14AM)
R1tual
The Underneath
Desire
Message: Posted by: weepinwil (Apr 3, 2021 07:11AM)
These are not actual effects but props that I think are top of the list, among many others:

Cabinet de los Muertos
Crooke's Residual Ectometron
Miscreated
Aztec Mummy

Sorry, couldn't confine it to just 3.
Message: Posted by: weepinwil (Apr 3, 2021 09:00AM)
Abberline's Repository is good too.
Message: Posted by: PhantomStranger (Apr 4, 2021 05:48AM)
Spyderwort
Gyre
Carn3y box

Fantastic rich stories, beautiful high quality thoughtful props, and genius level simplicity in methods.
Message: Posted by: Sicnatius (Apr 4, 2021 05:53AM)
L*na by Gemini Artifacts
Fathoms by Gemini Artifacts
Doppps Alice by Prof BC

Great effects, that are so good, that you can build a whole show around them.
Message: Posted by: SlipperySnake (Apr 4, 2021 11:32PM)
R1tual
The Devil Always Knows (Seven Deadly Sins)
Stargazer
Message: Posted by: The Supernaturalist (Apr 21, 2021 07:44PM)
Living and dead test, voodoo ash and the family
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Apr 23, 2021 10:51AM)
Zodiac, Oracle, Horoscope.