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I have been practicing the perfected center tear for a long time. I even purchased Richard's special pads for this. But, when I perform it, most of the time people are not that baffled. In 75% of the cases they tell me that I somehow must have read the paper.

That's why I am thrilled about Oz's What's in a name because the reveal of the name is in a totally different way that happens a lot later in time.

What do you guys think?
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Hey Patrick,
You hit the nail on the head! That's the reason it is probably the most popular routine I do, and most memorable. Their thought when trying to backtrack is even if you could have seen it, which they don't believe you did, still how could you have ever written it much less gotten it into a wallet or in their hand while paper clipped.

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On 2007-12-10 07:04, patrick66 wrote:
I have been practicing the perfected center tear for a long time. I even purchased Richard's special pads for this. But, when I perform it, most of the time people are not that baffled. In 75% of the cases they tell me that I somehow must have read the paper.

That's why I am thrilled about Oz's What's in a name because the reveal of the name is in a totally different way that happens a lot later in time.

What do you guys think?


I find your quote confusing. I have always been under the impression that CT is only the core method and not the effect alone. Maybe that's where you went wrong. Also it might help doing some kind of psi forcing where there is no obvious forcing involved along with a routine using CT.

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On the bonus section of the dvd, Oz teaches the basic center tear which is not the one he uses/ but he does disclose which DVD that teaches the center tear that he uses. I have Richard's CT, but I like the one Wayne Houchin teaches/uses in Stigmata.
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I Just got this note from Penguin:

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"Luke Jermay's Real Time Center Tear (Instant Download) is now FREE for everyone who purchases (or has purchased) Oz Pearlman's Into the Abyss (DVD).

The bonus download makes Into the Abyss a complete solution. The mentalism you'll learn on Into the Abyss is powerful enough for stage, but it's designed for close-up and walk-around environments. This is NOT the kind of magic NORMAL magicians do during walk-around gigs. But it WILL get your remembered for a long time to come. The reactions are HUGE. You're right there with your spectators. There's no explanation.

Here's what people are saying about Into the Abyss:


"I just finished watching Into The Abyss. It is great! VERY direct, usable, and non procedural mentalism. What's In a Name in particular is superb and "worth the price of the DVD"... if you do this they have to believe you truly can read their mind." -- Tim Trono
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Stigmata uses a center tear as well? Hmm, I have to look it up then, it's somewhere in my rack full of magic dvd's.

I'm going to perform What's in a name for the very first time to some lay people this weekend. I'm gonna give it some extra practice rounds.
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Stigmata uses a peek (Acidus Novus, I believe), not a center tear, but either one will work for any of the effects on Into The Abyss. Have fun practicing!
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On 2008-01-16 12:36, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:
I Just got this note from Penguin:

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"Luke Jermay's Real Time Center Tear (Instant Download) is now FREE for everyone who purchases (or has purchased) Oz Pearlman's Into the Abyss (DVD).

The bonus download makes Into the Abyss a complete solution. The mentalism you'll learn on Into the Abyss is powerful enough for stage, but it's designed for close-up and walk-around environments. This is NOT the kind of magic NORMAL magicians do during walk-around gigs. But it WILL get your remembered for a long time to come. The reactions are HUGE. You're right there with your spectators. There's no explanation.

Here's what people are saying about Into the Abyss:


"I just finished watching Into The Abyss. It is great! VERY direct, usable, and non procedural mentalism. What's In a Name in particular is superb and "worth the price of the DVD"... if you do this they have to believe you truly can read their mind." -- Tim Trono
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I didn't receive that note. Where is the download? I looked all over Penguin.
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D
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I should be clearer. I see the download on Penguin. I don't see the "free" download.
Thanks again,
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Nvermind. Just got it.
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I too got this e-mail today.

I gotta tell ya, I have got to believe this is as a result in no small part to the posts here and in the Penguin discussion forum regarding purchaser upset that the CT was so superficially treated on the DVD. (note: I do Osterlind, so I was not one of the complainers, but if I did not have a fave CT, I'm sure I would-a said something ;-)

I suspect that Oz saw this, and figured out how either with Luke, Penguin, or whoever, to provide this to his customers gratis. Assuming this is the case, I have to really hand it to Oz for listening to his constituency and taking care of his people. Nice to see when people actually give a darn.

Kudos!
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Whats everyones opinion on this Center Tear instant download, how does it compare to PCT?
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Hey; it's a CT. Not bad as a CT but then again, it's a $9.95 download that they are giving away to those who bought ITA from Oz. Well taught and explained by Luke. If you don't have a CT in your repertoire, this will give it to you. Fills the hole in the DVD nicely. (bad pun very inadvertent ;-)
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You're right. Dave. A CT is a CT is a CT. As with all CTs, it's not really the "how" but the "when". Just about any CT will get the "hot" spot in view. The trick is viewing it without getting busted. I found Luke had some interesting ideas on the subject and made me rethink what I used to believe was outmoded.
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On 2007-11-25 09:40, junkdz wrote:
Unfortunately, the advertising for this product was quite misleading. What you get on the DVD are three routines, well explained. However, the real work for the handling used in the performances is not explained. Rather we are referred to purchase another person's DVD for that. A much weaker alternate handling is described briefly, but is not used in any of the performances, and the effect would be much less powerful if it was. Quite simply, this is over-hyped and under-delivering 99% crap.


I must say that with the addition of Luke Jermay's method for CT that this is now a complete and satisfactory package. My dissatisfaction stemmed entirely from the lack of a satisfying and usable explanation of how to execute that critical piece.
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Is the free CT donwload offer only for those bought ITA from Penguin?
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You guys are a bunch of whiners.
If you didn' know how to do a peek and tear then mentalism isn't your thing.
That's all.

Matt
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On 2008-02-24 09:16, tian_ci wrote:
You guys are a bunch of whiners.
If you didn' know how to do a peek and tear then mentalism isn't your thing.
That's all.

Matt
Praying for your credibility that that comment was sarcasm..
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Everybody has to start somewhere at some point to learn. I learned my CT from Richard Osterlind, Wayne Houchin from his Stigmata DVD and also from Eillot Bresler, the Switchcraft. I've to say from what I read, Luke Jermay does a wonderful job in the Penguin instant download in teaching CT - 25 minutes of learning!
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Oz just did a workshop in Sydney Australia were he performed and taught some of his effects from his DVD's. He was brilliant. It was a packed house, he actually stood on a milk create so all could see. His timing presentation and execution of the centre tear peek was amazing. In fact, the whole workshop was a learning curb on what it takes to be a pro.
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