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doriancaudal
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Read "The Berglas Effects" by Richard Kaufman, and you will have everything to do perfect ACAANs. It's my favorite method now, and I can do do it on the fly, without touching the deck EVER. You just have to think a little, but this is worth doing it in order to obtain a miracle!
The other day, I was with a friend, I asked him to name a card, he said "king of diamonds", and then I asked him a number, he said "29", I asked him if he wanted to deal from top or bottom, he said "top". There was a deck of cards on my bed, and I asked him to pick it up, open it, then deal, and... you may have guessed the end Smile
And most importantly, I am able to reproduce this effect whenever I want, in more "formal" situations (gigs, etc...).
This is IMHO the best reference for ACAAN work if you want to really learn ONE good, efficient and powerful method (in addition to MTB by JB of course).
Hands-off ACAAN - freely chosen card and number : http://doriancaudal.wix.com/miracaan
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I have seen it performed, but not by jeremy...but by a person he sold one to...

Hmmmm....
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On a serious note, what's the obsession with ACAAN? I mean that in a sincere way, not attacking anyone's thoughts or anything like that I just never really got to much out of the plot, that's all.

I'm a fan of ACAAN, its direct and resonates with people who see it performed.

This thread is about a website which lists a load of highly priced near perfect in methodology effects, which when reading the descriptions seem a little unbelievable.

Not unbelievalbe in a "oh my God I'm so jealous I didn't get a chance to buy this" kind of way but in a "are we seriously expected to believe that all of these sold out effects were EVER on sale in the first place from a website nobody had heard of until recently?".

As proof we're told that friends of friends have been sold it and performed it, that Jeremy himself has performed a really great version of ACAAN therefore the ad on his site must be true, and that ACAAN is not a big deal anyway so why are we so obsessed with it?

I suggest taking down the website ad copy completely and only listing those effects which are available for sale...

But then that wouldn't get the site so much traffic and have all of us talking about it would it?

;-)
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There's an easy way to stop all that... don't contribute to the thread...especially if you don't believe they existed in the first place - why waste yer time?!

I've not been on the site for ages, so I dunno what is available or not...

and two different things are being spoken of, The Berglas Effect, and Jeremy's work...

all meant in a pleasant way...
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The holy grail exists,
It exists in the hearts and minds of many,
In the hearts and minds of many mentalists and magicians alike,
My dear friends,
The holy grail,
Exists!

I have never been one for poetry, per se, but this thread kind of inspired me.
Who knows, maybe I'll submit this to the Magic Castle. They may agree to post this on their wall!

Best, granterg
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Luca - do you still sell your ACAAN? Is it in your new book, "Emotional Mentalism"? ....and please tell me it's not for $2000. It seems as good as any I've seen.

Thanks, Dennis
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On 2013-01-29 15:26, catweazle wrote:
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On 2013-01-28 19:01, mastermindreader wrote:
Most new mentalists don't seem to realize that the original, and best IMO, version of ACAAN appeared in "The Encyclopedia of Card Tricks."


using a M T deck?


No. It's in the chapter on the Nikola card system.
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Smile thx!
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On 2013-01-27 19:53, mastermindreader wrote:
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On 2013-01-27 18:35, smokingkills wrote:
I don't believe Jeremy has ever had an ACAAN


I am guessing that you weren't at MindVention two years ago when he performed it several times. Are you saying that all of us who saw him do it aren't telling the truth?


I've seen a lot of ACAAN routines in my life, but never one so clear and direct as Jeremy's.

You guys know me...I'm *ALL FOR* the "underdog" and I root for people that have finally succeeded in utterly, COMPLETELY painting themselves into a corner. I don't want them or their pipe dreams to find a way out and personally consider such events interesting beyond measure.

That said, I was present when J.W. first turned this thing out and I was absolutely astonished.

Not only that, but I can testify that it IS "real" and that I did pay big bucks for it.

I also currently use it.

Lose the 'tude,
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On 2013-01-29 16:49, smokingkills wrote:
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I have seen it performed, but not by jeremy...but by a person he sold one to...

Hmmmm....
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On a serious note, what's the obsession with ACAAN? I mean that in a sincere way, not attacking anyone's thoughts or anything like that I just never really got to much out of the plot, that's all.

I'm a fan of ACAAN, its direct and resonates with people who see it performed.

This thread is about a website which lists a load of highly priced near perfect in methodology effects, which when reading the descriptions seem a little unbelievable.

Not unbelievalbe in a "oh my God I'm so jealous I didn't get a chance to buy this" kind of way but in a "are we seriously expected to believe that all of these sold out effects were EVER on sale in the first place from a website nobody had heard of until recently?".

As proof we're told that friends of friends have been sold it and performed it, that Jeremy himself has performed a really great version of ACAAN therefore the ad on his site must be true, and that ACAAN is not a big deal anyway so why are we so obsessed with it?

I suggest taking down the website ad copy completely and only listing those effects which are available for sale...

But then that wouldn't get the site so much traffic and have all of us talking about it would it?

;-)


You have decided to overlook a group of people who I absolutely trust who have stated that they either witnessed or have purchased Jeremy's ACAAN. That is all the evidence I need. Further, I am against any censorship whatsoever---why take down his ad copy? Because it annoys you?
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Who do you know who has purchased the effect on the website for the advertised price?

I don't think the effects listed as "sold out" as described on the site existed for purchase. It's a marketing ploy for the existing tricks that are for sale in my opinion.

There are many people who have seen him perform an ACAAN (i grant you that) and there are people who have friends of friends who they believe have bought it - but I have yet to hear of anybody who has actually forked out the amount advertised on the website and actually purchased it at the time it supposedly existed.

Why should the ad copy be taken down? Because it makes fools of people. Its simply there to create interest and mystery around the website and more importantly to sell the other effects which do exist and are for sale. Only, it makes them sound weaker effects in comparison due to the fact that they are listed next to fantastical sounding ones.
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On 2013-02-12 09:49, smokingkills wrote:
Who do you know who has purchased the effect on the website for the advertised price?

I don't think the effects listed as "sold out" as described on the site existed for purchase. It's a marketing ploy for the existing tricks that are for sale in my opinion.

There are many people who have seen him perform an ACAAN (i grant you that) and there are people who have friends of friends who they believe have bought it - but I have yet to hear of anybody who has actually forked out the amount advertised on the website and actually purchased it at the time it supposedly existed.

Why should the ad copy be taken down? Because it makes fools of people. Its simply there to create interest and mystery around the website and more importantly to sell the other effects which do exist and are for sale. Only, it makes them sound weaker effects in comparison due to the fact that they are listed next to fantastical sounding ones.


To answer your question--just look up one or two posts. Jerome Finley purchased it and performs it.
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Jerome Finley says he performs this and purchased it? Even further evidence for my previous post suggesting this is all a hoax (or a joke, whatever you want to call it). I do think Cassidy, Harris, and Finley are all just playing along with this whole thing. Why? I have no idea. If this is supposed to be a joke, it's not really that funny.

I remember when the Copperfield crew put the ads in the magic magazine for the Torn Asunder baseball card. The ads were eventually taken down and nothing was sold. As I understand it, this was just a joke to stir up some magicians.

On top of everything else, there are the other obviously fake products on the J Weiss website.

If it quacks like a duck and sounds like a duck.......??
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On 2013-02-20 02:23, false_shuffle wrote:
Jerome Finley says he performs this and purchased it? Even further evidence for my previous post suggesting this is all a hoax (or a joke, whatever you want to call it). I do think Cassidy, Harris, and Finley are all just playing along with this whole thing. Why? I have no idea. If this is supposed to be a joke, it's not really that funny.

I remember when the Copperfield crew put the ads in the magic magazine for the Torn Asunder baseball card. The ads were eventually taken down and nothing was sold. As I understand it, this was just a joke to stir up some magicians.

On top of everything else, there are the other obviously fake products on the J Weiss website.

If it quacks like a duck and sounds like a duck.......??


I respect those guys and what they says mean a lot to me. Plus I have spoken to the creator and I have no question it exists. You are entitled to your opinion---just understand so are we.
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ACAAN of the Mind seems pretty cool by Anthony Black - got it the other day but I still have to try it out in the real world.

I also want to get Tommy's The ACAAN Finale.

granterg

PS: I know, in my heart, the holy grail exists.
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Do not want to say that the persons mentioned are liars.. anyhow: if it is a borrowed deck (=> you have no clue which card is where), you never touch it (=> still no idea which card is where), the spec name number and card (still no idea which card is where) => how can you controll everything?
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On 2013-11-28 07:34, backinblack wrote:
Do not want to say that the persons mentioned are liars.. anyhow: if it is a borrowed deck (=> you have no clue which card is where), you never touch it (=> still no idea which card is where), the spec name number and card (still no idea which card is where) => how can you controll everything?


Real mind control!!! LOL!!! There must be something that we don't know!!! Words maybe!!!
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On 2013-11-29 03:51, ko_brian wrote:
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On 2013-11-28 07:34, backinblack wrote:
Do not want to say that the persons mentioned are liars.. anyhow: if it is a borrowed deck (=> you have no clue which card is where), you never touch it (=> still no idea which card is where), the spec name number and card (still no idea which card is where) => how can you controll everything?


Real mind control!!! LOL!!! There must be something that we don't know!!! Words maybe!!!


well, that's the point.. if you have no clue which card is where in the deck - how do you want to lead him with words to a certain card? sounds more like real magic for me than real mind controll..
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