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Dear Magic Café Members,

I have just released a revised manuscript for 'Three Will', entitled 'Three Will: Sleight of Tongue'.

Firstly, thank you to everyone who reviewed the revised manuscript for me and provided their feedback. Your support is greatly appreciated and has been immensely helpful; thank you all.

'Three Will' uses the concept of, a Free Will type effect that uses two assistants rather than one.

This concept was originally conceived by Mick Ayres and is used in 'Three Will' with Mick's consent and support; thanks Mick.

All owners of 'Three Will' have already been sent the revised manuscript. All future purchasers of 'Three Will' will receive the revised manuscript.

The revision includes a bunch of good stuff, notably the 'item' method (you guys that already have 'Three Will' should know what method I am talking about) has a different handling so that:

• 100% of the time the prediction is completely definitive and unambiguous.
• Both assistants are specified by name on the prediction.
• You do not need to know your assistants names before you perform the effect.
• Roughly 95% of the time you won't even need to touch the prediction after you have written it.
• You always read the prediction, not the assistant.
• The 'item' method does not use, 'Deddy Corbuzier's Free Will principle'.

Below is the ad copy for 'Three Will'.

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THREE WILL PREMISE:

Is the concept of 'Free Will' a delusion of the mind used to convince ourselves that the decisions we make are our own, that we are in control?

How many of the apparently free choices we make every day are actually already made for us without our knowledge?

'Three Will' poses these questions and proves that for some of us 'Free Will' is nothing more than an elaborate illusion.

THE MAIN THREE WILL EFFECT:

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The performer asks for the help of two assistants and borrows a phone and a wallet from them. The performer himself contributes his keys and all three items are placed on a table.

The performer borrows a pen and a piece of paper and writes a prediction, folds it up and places it on the table in front of one of his assistants announcing that it is for them. The prediction remains in full view for the entire effect and is never touched by the performer again.

The performer turns away and instructs his two assistants to decide which item is given to which person. The performer turns back around and the assistant opens up the prediction. When the prediction is read aloud it reveals that the performer was able to accurately predict which item each person would end up with.

Imagine being at a party or a business lunch and someone happens to mention that you have some ‘rather special talents’. You will inevitably be asked, ‘Could you show us something special’? If you can write something on a piece of paper then you can go directly into 'Three Will' and show them ‘something REALLY special’ indeed.


REQUIREMENTS:

• No setup.
• No sleight of hand.
• If you can write something on a piece of paper then you can perform the effect.
• Practically impromptu.
• Intended for close-up performance.

TWO ALTERNATE METHODS PRESENTED:

• Allow for a completely definitive and unambiguous prediction, 100% of the time.
• Roughly 95% of the time you won't even need to touch the prediction after you have written it.
• Both assistants are specified by name on the prediction.
• You do not need to know your assistants names before you perform the effect.
• You always read the prediction, not the assistant; does not use the 'Free Will' principle.
• Some setup is required but the effect may still be performed seemingly, 'off the cuff'.
• May be performed sleight of hand free although a sleight of hand handling is also presented.
• One method is multi-lingual and suitable for any written language; German, French, Spanish or even Klingon.
• One method requires an 'item' that you may already have and is readily available at stores or online for $3-$4.


THREE WILL IS AVAILABLE NOW VIA PAYPAL:

Cost: £12.95

'Three Will' is a 42 page eBook in PDF format, containing a fully routined and scripted effect with detailed explanations.

Delivery is via email within 24 hours (although usually within 1 hour).

To purchase 'Three Will' right ......ck here.


MAGIC Café MEMBER REVIEWS:

"'Three Will' is brilliantly constructed and choreographed. The presentation is entertaining, the audience is involved and baffled and you are completely 'clean' at the end. What more could a performer want?"
Mick Ayres

"Well done indeed! I was really impressed with the level of detail that went into the writing and the overall level of thinking. No stone is left unturned and the effect is great. Nice work, Laurence!"
Cameron Francis

"A lot of thought was put into this and the writing is the best I have seen in a PDF which results in a clear understanding of effect and method on the first read through. Well written and the best published version I am aware of."
Steve Haynes

"Laurence's 'Three Will' involves three people, three objects and a spot-on triple prediction. He walks you through the effect and guides you down every side street and alleyway. I am a journalist, the effect is good, the writing is better. This was a joy to read."
Bobby Warren (robwar0010)

"There a good number of similar type effects around but this is my choice. The premise and method in 'Three Will' are justified and it just makes sense. So many variations get bogged down with tricky word play or situational necessities but this is simple, hits hard and is to the point. Plus it's actually fun to perform."
Adam McClure (Olympic_Adam)

"'Three Will' is Laurence's take on a classic effect and is particularly devious, deceptive and easy to perform. I highly recommend this offering, and without giving anything away 'Three Will' will really get the wheels turning as to other possibilities for its use."
Gabe Abelson (gabelson)

"'Three Will' is a very entertaining and intriguing routine indeed. There is plenty of interaction with the assisting spectators and Laurence's effect builds upon the original making it that much more powerful. The manuscript itself is set out in commendable detail and helps you understand and see the potential power of 'Three Will'."
Neil Sommerville (NeilS)

"I'm totally not a Mentalist but I really like this. Devious method, well thought through and focused subtleties. I smiled as I read the first few pages. This is good, usable stuff (even for a Mentalist noob like me)."
Peter Pitchford

"I found this routine theatrical with comedic moments built-in to it so it's a nice bonus to get all that in one package. For someone just starting out or with limited experience building an act, they have a ready made routine with some nice elements built into it."
ash2arani

"Open ended presentationally speaking, 'Three Will' uses a clever method and simple technique that isn't about verbally dancing around the matter at hand."
Iain Dunford (Iain)


THREE WILL IS AVAILABLE NOW VIA PAYPAL:

Cost: £12.95

'Three Will' is a 42 page eBook in PDF format, containing a fully routined and scripted effect with detailed explanations.

Delivery is via email within 24 hours (although usually within 1 hour).

To purchase 'Three Will' right ......ck here.

Best wishes,

Laurence
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Love the name and the sound of the effect. I'm a big fan of presentations in which a "prediction" is used to introduce the idea of determinism.
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I have this and plan to read and review this by next week.
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I have to say that the revised version trumps the original version big time. To me, it is by far the cleanest Free Will type prediction and it has no ambiguity at all. Yes, you have the names of participants on the prediction which I personally have never seen before this in a Free Will type effect. The fact that it does not use the Deddy's original principle (for those in the know) makes it a lot better. And more importantly, I think the fact that you ALWAYS read the prediction makes this a lot more powerful. The manuscript was initially amazing, but now, it is much more amazing. Laurence combined two versions of his original manuscript and came up with a diabolical effect. Please note that I am speaking here of the 'item method' Laurence mentions.

The impromptu effect is already great but I am in love with the 'item method'.

And the manuscript is well written. Laurence pays attention to credits and details. Also, he leaves no stone unturned. And this manuscript discusses a LOT of psychological ploys that apply to this effect in particular and can be applied to any other performance.

Laurence not only provides a script that is ready for you (not that you should use it), but he also dissects the script and explains why he says or does something.

Simply put, I highly recommend this.

Great job Laurence Smile
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This is very well written with nice new insights collated and combined from Mick Ayres and Luke Jermay. I did not see any reference to Jimmy Fingers 'Free Will of Order'...

The thing that always amuses me as that no one ever frames this in terms of the actual debate on free will. Rather, the writing and presentation tends to retreat back to subliminal suggestion. I have been doing free will for years with actual books that have something to say about free will. I have used Marx, Weber and Freud and focus on what each had to say about whether we have free will or not. I am working on a new presentation for this idea, but Three Will does not provide a solution for my particular needs.

This manuscript, however, is superb for anyone wanting an impromptu routine that uses ordinary objects typically carried by people at any event. The manuscript provides many different handlings and ideas to suit your needs.

It would be good if Laurence paid for a banner...

Cheers

Dr Todd
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On 2012-08-23 02:53, DrTodd wrote:
I have been doing free will for years with actual books that have something to say about free will. I have used Marx, Weber and Freud and focus on what each had to say about whether we have free will or not.

Dr Todd


What a fantastic idea for framing a Free Will presentation. It really adds depth. Great work Smile

best,
Sean
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This has gotten me thinking in other directions in my own wording of the Three Will effect, which I've shared with Laurence. Overall this was a good read indeed!

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I was privileged to receive a review copy of this some days ago. Having read two revisions I was unable to make any additional comment, Laurence has covered every single tiny little detail in depth...

Laurence has taken the classic Free Will effect and made it his own. His take involves 2 members of the audience and they are given every opportunity to exert their free will, yet the prediction (which remains in full view from the start) still stands correct. The pdf is a masterly piece as Laurence goes into finite detail about every action and outcome. Everything is logical and justified. The final prediction is VERY direct and unambigious. There are several presentations each explored in detail and some are down-right devious. Some routines are totally impromtu some require the minimum of preperation (a few seconds). Given the detail, background work, and original approach this is well under priced compared to many pdfs put out these days. If you like the Free Will premise then you will love what Laurence has created. If you were always a little hesitant about performing Free Will then THREE WILL might just convince you to perform this type of effect.

This is an excellent effect that has been well thought through and extremely well written. RECOMMENDED!!!

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On 2012-08-23 02:53, DrTodd wrote:
I have been doing free will for years with actual books that have something to say about free will. I have used Marx, Weber and Freud and focus on what each had to say about whether we have free will or not.

Dr Todd


What a fantastic idea for framing a Free Will presentation. It really adds depth. Great work Smile

best,
Sean


Thanks Sean...it's part of my new work on Philosophical Mentalism...
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Have been working with Three Will for a couple of days now. The pdf is the most comprehensive disertation on this type of effect I've ever seen. EVERY nuance, every possibility, everything is covered in complete detail. Even better the routine makes sense and should play well. (I'll try it out for reat this evening)

An excellent buy.

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Hi All,

Talk about getting into every "nook and cranny." Laurence leaves no question unanswered or ambiguity for you to ponder and provides several methods for achieving a triple prediction. "Three Will" has a lot going for it: the "experiment" is presented within the very interesting context of "subliminal suggestion," it is impromptu, uses borrowed items, multiple volunteers, and leaves the audience mystified. What else could you ask for from a routine?

If you put in the necessary time to learn "Three Will," you will not only have a wonderful stand alone routine, but one that can also be used as an excellent springboard to explore other fascinating and mysterious areas of the mind with your audience!

Regards, Steve
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Hi Folks

I received this yesterday and could not wait to sink my teeth in to the manuscript. Talk about detail: Laurence covers every aspect in such depth that learning this is a breeze.

I love routines of this genre (my own routine SWAY uses a similar concept) but the impromptu nature of THREEWILL allows this to be used almost anywhere (preferably in a close-up setting) at anytime.
If you want to perform a knockout effect for an audience, Laurence's routine ticks all the right boxes.

Highly recommended.
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On 2012-08-23 02:53, DrTodd wrote:
I have been doing free will for years with actual books that have something to say about free will. I have used Marx, Weber and Freud and focus on what each had to say about whether we have free will or not.

Dr Todd


What a fantastic idea for framing a Free Will presentation. It really adds depth. Great work Smile

best,
Sean


For more on this approach, see

http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/09/two-steps-to-free-will

I would also like thank Laurence publicly for a very productive set of exchanges about using his insights and applying them to a new version of my own free will.

Cheers

Dr Todd
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Thank you Dr Todd and to everyone that has shared their thoughts on 'Three Will'; it is very much appreciated.

Best wishes,

Laurence.
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I just finished reading this. It's very well thought out and every detail has been covered. I can see this being used as a go-to impromptu effect and/or as a set-show piece. Well done.
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On 2012-08-23 03:50, Sean Giles wrote:
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On 2012-08-23 02:53, DrTodd wrote:
I have been doing free will for years with actual books that have something to say about free will. I have used Marx, Weber and Freud and focus on what each had to say about whether we have free will or not.

Dr Todd


What a fantastic idea for framing a Free Will presentation. It really adds depth. Great work Smile

best,
Sean


For more on this approach, see

http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/09/two-steps-to-free-will

I would also like thank Laurence publicly for a very productive set of exchanges about using his insights and applying them to a new version of my own free will.

Cheers

Dr Todd


thanks for the link, it's fascinating reading.
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Just read about 50% of the PDF this past weekend - extremely impressed with the thinking here so far. Super smart.

The quality (as others have said) of the writing and very detailed explanations of the set up and scripting is far beyond most manuscripts.

Frankly I was completely unfamilar with the very clever ideas here - all new to my mind but I admitted do do have a lot of experience with these kinds of equivique effects.

I have more to read as I am taking my time to absorb the 30+ pages of great material here but frankly can't wait to perform this with a small group!

Very clever.
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I downloaded this manuscript a few days ago. Immediate reaction? In 2 words - get it. In one word - indispensible.
Read the various reviews on this Forum - they are not exaggerating, this really is that good.
Laurence has taken the modern classic Free Will and thought a lot about it, and worked it to death; the manuscript can only come from the pen of someone who has explores every nuance of this great effect.
There has been some substantial work done with this effect - I greatly admired Jimmy Fingers' Free Will of Order, and for a gimmicked version, Wayne Dobson's Personal FX. So to come up with the finest contribution to the genre is some achievement indeed.
Please note that in the various threads on this genre there is a tendency to confuse Free Will (predicting which of 3 natural items a spectator selects) with the Becker/Maven Invisible Coin effect (one of thee 'invisible' coins selected, then it is 'flipped' to land heads or tails.) Whilst the two do overlap to an inevitable extent - both depend on some form of verbal direction, equivoqué and 6 potential outcomes - they are two different routines.
The main departure here is that 2 spectators are used, not 1, and the performer has seemingly predicted their names. This makes it a richer effect, and theatrical more satisfying.
As has been noted by others, this is a really good read - Laurence has written it engagingly whilst being exhaustive in his examination of every step at every stage. He gives 4 different denouements, some relying on gimmicks, some much cleaner.
Finally, at $10 this 49-page booklet is incredible value for money.
Great thinking, fascinating reading, enjoyable to perform.
Bob Gill, UK
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Just placed an order, looking forward to receiving this
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Can this be done in a parlor setting or is it meant for close up only?
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