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I agree, thanks Ben.
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Good news indeed!!! Smile
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The Enlightenment website has been updated. The book “FURTHER ENLIGHTENMENT" is 100 pages and comes in the development kit.

http://www.wowbound.com/index1a.html

The "Enlightenment' movement is growing!
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Hi
I definitely gonna buy Enlightenment. But I got a question. If I buy a CiD, Then I will only need a PK-magnet? So I do not need the other Enlightenment set? (and where to buy a CiD?)

(PS: Sorry for the bad english, I'm Dutch Smile )
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You need the cid and a good pk magnet to make it work.If you have an m5 it will work. Hope this helped.
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Yes, it helped, thanks.

Wil this magnet work? Or should I get another one
http://www.worldmagicshop.co.uk/25mm-25m......041.html

Cause I think it looks a little too cheap?
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Best bet is to get the paradigm shifter magnet from ben Harris.
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Does it matter if the magnet looks cheap? The spectator is not supposed to see it to begin with! Best bet is to buy what works for you.
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Will a Magnetic Ring do the work?

Omega Ring, Elohim Ring, Wizard PK Ring, or similar...

Example: http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=4771
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DVLKCC,
I meant the price was cheap and I don't know if its good quality for use with Enlightenment

Kjellstrom,
I thought I read you can not use a PK-ring somewhere in this topic
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No PK Rings do not work! I have tried using a Wizard PK Ring...you have to basically almost touch the card with the ring to make it rise.

Steven70s, I have using Ben Harris' magnet and it works pretty good. Though, you have to get really close for it to "activate." I prefer a larger magnet strapped to my thigh. That way I can be farther away and show my hands empty.
In regards to the cheap magnet...if you think it is a good deal buy it.
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Do you have link of the magnet that you use? I have no knowledge of PK-magnets. And I do not understand how this trick works. Is explaining me exposure? Is every card gaffed or something?
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Like is the card rising by some magnetic force or is there just a part that bends or something
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I would not recommend going with anything smaller than the Paradigm Shifter otherwise you will have to get too close to the deck to cause the initial activation of the levitation. The magnet you have the link to is too thin (i.e. 5mm). The Paradigm Shifter is 14mm thick.

Cheers!

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Great to see all the magnet discussion.

You can also be clever and conceal a round magnet in the body of a pen, or conceal a block magnet in a card case, etc. I personally keep a Paradigm Shifter magnet in my eye-glass case. As I'm always taking my glasses on and off, the glasses case is always something that's within easy and LOGICAL reach. Lots of applications will be taught in the DEVELOPMENT KIT which will be available in September.

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I do love my Enlightment. I need to get pretty close with the finger palmed magnet though. I've been excusing it by extending a pointing finger and then staticly "charging" it on my hair and using it like a wand above the cards. It makes me a bit nervous just because mentioning anything magenticc Im afraidf might lead the audiance in the wrong (right) direction.

It would be great if someone could collect the other ideas on driving it on a website somewhere. I have a big PK magnet that is hidden in a cradle under my bar but Im a pit reluctant to try to hide it on my person cause it is SO thick. Are PK pro magents as strong? I hear they are thinner. Or does anyone have suggestions for other magnets to try and where to wear them?

I'm using my own block which is far from perfect and I'll probably buy a pro block (are they available yet? if so from which dealers?)

Only really negative comment I have, ben, is that I don't thin kthe "grab it in the air" implication is right. First time I showed this to my wife she did just that... and grabbed the gimmick under the card along with the card Smile These days I watch for any attempt to grab it and drop it back to rest fine. As long as I do that the grab seems safe.
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Yeah, your negative comment about not being able to "grab it" mid-air is what EVERYONE was arguing about.

There is no such thing as real magic. Smile
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You know, to be fair to Ben....

I just reread his copy. He said the audiance could grab the card and examine it. He never DID say they could do so while it was in mid air.

He maybe did violate his promise "not to hype" a bit. But asking a magician not to egnage in hyperbole, particularly about something they are genuinely excited about (and I think Ben is, with good reason) is a lot like asking a fish not to swim Smile

Really Ben, it IS a remarkable gimmick and a wonderfully deceptive application in the block. I find myself wondering what kind of tools you had to use to prototype this gizmo and where you had to go to get it manufactured.
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I've been playing with my Enlightenment and various kinds of drivers.

I get quite a good range with my PK wallet. I've also found that concealing the shifter in the cuff of my jacket is quite effective. Everyone is looking at my hand and no one notices that the cuff hangs down much closer to the deck.
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A great quote form one of my magic heroes:

"Ben...what a beautiful thing you've created here. The moment that card breaks free of gravity in the spec's hand is quite the joyous event. I can tell that an unbelievable amount of unyielding intent went into developing this baby."
-- Paul Harris
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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