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Max Hazy
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I know this topic is old but I have to mention some things for whoever search it.

Natal Square is the Holy Grail of building squares for real. When I first saw it, I came up with the idea of focusing only on the "positives", because the "negatives" would be a mirror. Soon I saw a pattern formed by the positives. That pattern is all I remember to build it. It's like a roller coaster... go down, go left, go up. I was able to learn it in a couple of minutes and I checked if I would forget in the next days... I didn't. That alone makes this shine, but the fact that it allows you to make a custom square with birth dates is the cherry on top. Put that on a business card and people will really believe it's a talisman and carry with them. You can use numerology to give readings. It can be anything you want using numbers, not only dates (e.g predictions). If you exercise yourself building it with numbers from 1 to 16 (the minimum) with no repetition using Doug's simplified formula, you will soon realize what is the core root to not repeat numbers (The root is X + 3 + 6 + 1, anything beyond that and you're safe from number repetition), so you can modify anything on the fly if you see the need.

Zenith Stack is also unsurpassed. It does for ESP deck what the DAO does for playing cards. Enough said.

Penney's From Heaven was also really nice. The core idea could be used with a lot more things, even playing cards. Feels bold to bet without seeing the results but, as creepy as it sounds, it works. I know I just have odds in my favor, but until now, I haven't lost a single "bet" using it.

I could go on but previous comments also give the idea. I just wanted to add a few things that could be important to people out there.

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Jack Skipton
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I'll have to check this out. I loved Mindsights and Sign Language.
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Very interested in getting this book. I have the same diary Doug recommends for Menologue however it’s already marked in Aronson stack order to perform the Birthday Book. Can it still be used for Menologue or will I have to buy another book?
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You'll need another book, but well worth it! Menologue is one of my all time favorite routines. Especially when you use a marked deck. You have a participant shuffle while you begin to write down your prediction. I tell the participant to set the deck down on the table when they're done. I time out writing my prediction so that just as they set the deck down, I figure out the card and finish my prediction. It's so easy to reframe the moment, pointing out to the spectators that you wrote your prediction before you started the effect.
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