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I was very please with Mr. Bill Cushman’s much anticipated E-book on Multi-Bob pendulums. I have never seen a Multi-Bob unit before and was really curious on how it worked and what do to with it.

I was delighted to find that this e-book answer those questions and more. A Multi-Bob Pendulums is basically a rod with more than one pendulum hanging down from the rod. The performer selects one and just by concentrating on that pendulum it can be made to swing while the other pendulums remain still. Any of the pendulums can be made to move by you or a spectator. This fact had me thinking of all kinds of possibilities in using this device.

The routines within this e-book cover a wide range of effects. You can use as a force or in a spooky voodoo routine.

There are also routines on the use of a single pendulum that commands your attention. If you are a mentalist or maybe a magician who would like to add pendulum work to your repertoire, this is a GREAT e-book!

http://www.outlaw-effects.com/store/the-......ook.html



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Ray, thank you so much for the kind words! I'm glad you've been turned on to the Multi-Bob and will be very curious to learn what you choose to do with it.

For anyone reading about this here for the first time, when you follow the link Ray so thoughtfully provided you can watch a video of hands off "long distance Multibobbing," which impresses me no matter how many times I watch or perform it.

There is also a preview pdf you can read online or download that includes the Foreword by Tony Razzano, the Table of Contents and my introduction. The latter has pictures of several Multi-Bobs crafted by Rich Hennessey at mentalcraft.com to give you an idea of what is possible.
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I'm glad you've finally gotten put together. I'm sure this is another winner. Bill is on a roll... or three rolls tied to strings on a long stick. Smile

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Bill told me about this a LONG time ago...really glad to see it finally out!

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Read it. Loved it. Great ideas and presentations. I've sent a few new ones to Bill so we're deciding how to send them to the new owners of Trybil. In about a week I should have them written up.

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It is funny that MOST people don’t really understand the impact of using a pendulum has on people.

You can do all your fancy stuff but the moment that you bring out a pendulum you create instant inquisitiveness. People (mostly women) are drawn toward it for the mystery that it is known for. Think about it, how many times have you seen someone use a pendulum? For most of the Café readers the answer will be NEVER. So it isn’t any wonder that most here really don’t grasp the power that a simple pendulum can produce on a spectator.

Why just be like everyone else when using a pendulum can increase your performance? I realized that if a person hasn’t ever seen a pendulum used to answer a question or to read minds then they are truly missing out on this great form of entertainment. I thought that a pendulum was just a dumb thing to use until I actually bought one and used it! WOW, I was a believer after the first time that I used it. The people thought that I had REAL powers. LOL

You may think that you are too cool to use a simply pendulum. I thought that I was too……. But now I always carry one on me or I make one using my finger ring on the spot. A pendulum adds so much drama and style to any performer. You will do yourself a favor by learning how to use a pendulum and there are a few books on the subject (if you look hard).

Using a pendulum takes a persona that is mysterious and engaging. Most magicians fall short when learning how to properly use a pendulum. They think of it as a simply prop and treat it as so. The wise performer sees that the pendulum is a tool to contact the inner self, to read minds and connect with the world of the living impaired.

I don’t get a red cent for talking about this e-book and I am only doing it because I know the power a simply pendulum can have on people. To them….it is truly real magic.




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Had a chance to read through this now and it's great stuff! Very inspiring, It's made me remember to use not only the normal pendulums I have lying around more often but also to make up some of my own weird pendulum creations!

It's kind of freaky when you try this stuff, but the good thing is it works in pretty much any environment. You can make a small one and carry it with you - it's on of those things that, even though it's kind of mentalism if you dress it up right, it's actually a prop! And we're always trying to get away from using props. Well multi-bobs are cool things, everyone's interested in them and they're good for so many different types of presentation. Even if you simply tell people what's actually happening it's still pretty weird!

Lots of good ideas in this book!
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Thank you Bev! The pocket sized version of a Multi-Bob Rich gives instructions on making in Trybil is ideal for many situations though I am hooked on his handcrafted versions.

However...Mr. Arce mentions that he sent me some additional ideas above. One of them is such a perfect fit for Rich's version in Trybil that you'll have to try it out! The prop and the routine fit like hand and glove.

Speaking of Greg's FIVE routines he sends me when I think I'm finally done I cannot NOT share these! The details are still up in the air. All will be worked out over the next few days and either an updated edition of Trybil we be created (and sent out to all those who purchased it already) or Greg's effects will be sent out as an extra attachment.

If you've ordered and received Trybil and don't hear from me by next week with the update, PLEASE write me here or at wcushman@bellsouth.net. I'm juggling a lot of things right now so don't hesitate! You do not want to even take a chance of missing out on Greg's routines!

And Ray, I thought carrying a pendulum on me was what made me cool!
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OK, Mauricio is a mad genius speed demon and the Update is completed! Some bad links were fixed in the process as well.

I just sent out the updates. If you do not get them by tonight, let me know as soon as possible. For that matter I wouldn't mind knowing they were succesfully received as BCC is new to me.

Trybil is up to 148 pages now but it is the quality not quantity that is the true value. However, a few more very cool effects doesn't hurt! By the way, while we were editing one more effect of mine "fell" in, "Trybilyte."
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WOW... more effects!

Looking forward to reading MORE on penulums.






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Ray, it wasn't clear to me. Did you get the update this evening?

Believe it or not, Greg wrote with one more idea after Mauridio finished Trybil tonight for the LAST time! Typical Greg; you gotta love him!
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This book should be part of every magician's collection. Even if you don't think of a pendulum as 'magic' for performance, many in your audience does believe that pendulums are magic. So, any magician can get immediate attention in an impromptu situation, gauge the level of spectaor interest/involvemnt, and then seque into a magic effect that will appeal to that particular group. Many ring-on-String effects can trow in a little pendulum work in the middle, etc.

So, get this booklet and learn dozens of ways to use a pendulum effectively that may never have occured to you. Well written -- concise expalations -- and fun.
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This is great stuff.

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I'm new to pendulum work. This book has me really excited. One of those shake your head moments. Brilliant stuff.

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This e-book would be worth it if it only contained Mauricio's 'Onstage Multi-Bobber' and Michael Weber's 'A Branch from the Tree of Knowledge,' but it's chock full of quality routine after quality routine from many of mentalism's best. This e-book is a no-brainer for those even mildly curious about pendulum work.
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Hello Dowsers.Rich here from Mentalcraft just to let you know that if you wish to order a custom Multi-Pendulum,please look at the various single pendulums at Mentacraft http://www.mental-craft.com/.

You can mix and match various 'bob's' chains etc.Please contact me at rmagish@optonline.net with your idea for a Multi-Pendulum.I will let you know if I can do it and I will give you a fair price.

In addition to the examples in Dr. Bill Cushman's GREAT ebook 'Trybil',you can see a few other examples at my Photobucket page. http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll36/MahaRichie/

The guest password is: heka37.

My best.
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Thank you all for your wonderful words! Funsway, not only does your post capture crucial aspects of Multi-Bobs but your contributions even more so. I'm still refnining your brilliant technique of operating two or more pendulums at a time.

D, Benny and cpbartak, your posts add so much more to what I intend for Trybil to commmunicate. In respponse to Rich:

This is a great opportunity that you are offering. Simply having the range of Multi-Bob Pendulums available on Mentalcraft is unprecedented. Rich has my deepest gratitude for making it so easy for the readers of Trybil to purchase such elegant Multi-Bobs and perform the many effects within.

But Rich allowing you to create a Multi-Bob to your own specifications grants an opportunity that will enrich your performances exponentially. I love his "motto," PENDULUMS: UNDERRATED, UNDERUSED, AMAZING! Trybil was written in a large part to overcome the first two descriptors by accentuating and demonstrating the third.

Purchasing a Multi-Bob or standard pendulum from Rich is not only a financial investment, but a personal one as well. I promise you will become attached to your Multi-Bob or standard pendulum all the more due to your choices and input. It will be "yours," something that you will cherish, be proud to own, display and share with others both in performance and personally.
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The principle behind "multi-bob" pendula is, of course, basic physics. Having said that, the first such effect that I saw marketed was the "Burmese Bells" produced by the original Collectors' Workshop (Rich Bloch and Nick Ruggiero) sometime between 1987 and 1991 (it is not listed in their 1987 catalog and first shows up on their 1991 price list). The instructions credit the concept/design of their prop to Olivia Jones, the wife of New England magician Mike Jones.

The CW prop was a clear lucite rod about 1" in diameter and 17" long. Passing through the rod and suspended from it are five cords of different lengths, each of which has a different colored bead at the top and a different brass bell at the bottom. The performer simply holds the rod horizontal to the floor and an audience member designates a color bead (or a bell) and, with no apparent action on the part of the performer, the designated bell begins to sway -- imperceptibly at first and then more vigorously while the other four remain motionless. The "Burmese Bells" sold for $25 in 1991.

The motion of the chosen bell (pendulum) is, of course, caused by the same principle as the motion of a single pendulum in the classic "sex detector" pendulum effect. I don't know (nor do the CW instructions say) whether the application of the principle of multiple pendula to a magic/mental effect was original with Ms. Jones or whether it was inspired by an earlier adaptation of the basic pendulum effect by someone else.
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I have one of those (Burmese Bells) in my "magic" closet and I used to amaze myself (and others) watching it work. It was given to me as a gift by my good friend Chris Brent Shirley (who later became a demonstrator for Viking/CW). This was my first experience with the ideomotor effect.

While I do have this ebook, I have not had the chance to read it, but this phenomenon is one of the fascinating in our areas of interest (and I agree that it is sadly underexplored). That's why I am so pleased about this new work and am thankful for those who submitted routines/ideas for the readers.

I often forget about pendulum/pendula, maybe because I just haven't been inspired by a wonderful routine. I am confident that I will find some worthy material (given the confidence I have in its contributors).

Thanks Bill.

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I think this is s a wonderful collection of ideas. I am actually amazed (astounded) that there are so many ideas and effects using this prop.

I think the premise is adaptable to both magicians and mentalists. There is a sort f psychic feel to the way the prop appears and works. It doesn't look like a traditional trick!

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