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Patrick Redford
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I'd just like to reinforce that while I have met Brandon, I haven't interacted with him much enough to call him friend. I'd love to call him my friend in the future if he's willing, as I think his work takes ideas in interesting directions. I look forward to future conversations that have been unlocked with him because of PHATHOM.

While some of these routines won't work right out of the box for me because of my vegan lifestyle and the type of folks I find myself performing for, with a little thought I have adopted and catered the effects I found interest with into my act (as anyone adopting someone else's work should do in light of simply being another copy and paste of the same old story).
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It is difficult for those of us based outside of the US to make a decision on purchasing PHATHOM due to the cultural based issues mentioned in the thread.

Are these issues insurmountable, or are we talking about basic principles that, with a little thought, could be adapted for any culture or nationality?
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Martin,

Great questions. I'll try to address them as accurate as possible. There are specifically three routines/concepts/effects in the book that pose some challenges adapting to specific regions, and even languages.

It's a bit of an exaggeration to say they are insurmountable, as well as an exaggeration to say they would take little thought. The initial creations of these routines took quite a bit of thinking, and hours upon hours of performing to work out all the nuances and subtleties. In order to convert Telegeusia to a different culture, (but in English) really should take very little effort. To convert it into a new language would take quite a bit of effort. It's possible, but wouldn't be easy.

As for Telegeusia II.. that should be even easier to convert into a different culture. Although, the theme/premise may not be restricted to just food. It can be really anything.

As for R.A.M., this is the effect that can be done in any language, but will be abit of a challenge to fit into a different culture outside of the united states. It's not impossible by any means, but isn't a total cake walk.

Adam is 100% right that these routines are not out of the box ready to play... That's not just considering people out of the U.S. but for anyone looking to perform these routines. They are advanced routines that require a certain level of knowledge of mentalism to perform.

As for the other three rouutines... Well that's a whole different topic, but has nothing to do with cultural or language barriers.

If anyone seriously considering purchasing PHATHOM, please feel free to PM me or E-mail and I'd be happy to answer any questions and to clarify anything before making the jump. I'm not hiding anything or trying to decieve anyone. I'm very open and easay to talk to, and Adam can at least attest to that. His choice to decline my generosity and excellent customer service is his own perogative.

Thanks for the questions. Smile

BQ
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Thank you Brandon for your in-depth response.
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Adam, love the blog.

Brandon, love the book.

My thoughts on PHATHOM, specfically regarding value for money.
It is expensive. $45 for an ebook is tough. I had problems downloading, which Brandon responded to as fast as he could. I HATE putting in a password every time I read it, but it is what it is.

Getting that out of the way however, I think the book is fantastic. There are so many lessons within these tricks on spec management, pumping/fishing, loads of psychology etc. SO much food for thought (pun intended, only if you've read the book =). I'll fully admit I've only tried Telegeusia once and it failed miserably, but I choose to look at that as user error. Gotta tighten up those presentation skills. A lot of these routines require the spectator to really move from thought to thought (you are of course guiding them along the way) and there are multiple places you can lose them. Brandon does his best to advise you on managing all of this, but lets be honest - even a 2 hour DVD wouldn't cover everything you need to know.

You gotta get out there and put in the work. That's at least how I see it.

And that is where the rub is. For $45 I do wish the book was 3x its size. Or some DVD type file with a larger discussion covering more nuance - there is just ALOT to learn here. Think of these routines like psychological forces (on steroids) in a way - you can get them to one of the outcomes you want, but if you don't? Well, unlike a psy force, you just put them through a LONG routine of mental gymnastics and came up with the wrong outcome. So that can be tough.

With that said though, I really have enjoyed reading this book. I wish it were larger, or cheaper, or I got in on the preorder. But we all have a right to price our material however we want. In my opinion, the art of mentalism is improved with things like this coming out. If I have to be part of the fanbase that subsidizes this type of creativity, then so be it. It's important material, even if it is hard to nail.
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Brandon,

Been trying to reach you in regards to the physical book. Any updates? I thought they were already supposed to be going out? Drop me a an email or PM please.
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Tmoca,

check your e-mail. Thanks! Smile
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Just got my physical copy of Phathom, I've been keeping kind of silent on the fact that I purchased it because...well...it's really really great stuff. Telegeusia is worth the price of admission alone as is Psycho Dysphagia, I use both almost daily both live as well as over the phone. Will it be right for everyone around the world...no, but for me being a mentalist starting his career started in the central United States, it is killer stuff. Thank you Brandon for releasing this rare find of thinking to us all.

Best Wishes,
-Jakob
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It really is phenomenal. Took some time for me to appreciate, but worth every penny. One of my fav reads in a LONG time.
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Thanks for the kind words guys! Glad you've enjoyed the material in the book. Smile
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Brandon, saw this is sold out. Are you going to print this again? Thanks! Jeff
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Cyber Monday?

I have exactly eight physical copies of my book PHATHOM left. These are the final remaining copies.

The book initially sold for $50.00, but if you pick up one of the last remaining copies within the next 48 hours, you will get the Book PLUS the instant download E-book for just $35.00.

I expect these to go really fast, and once these are gone, I will not be printing any more in this format.

http://brandonqueen.com/product/phathom-book/
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Sweet, got one! =)
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I PICKED ONE UP, wELL WoRth iT.
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After having so many people asking me about my book 'PHATHOM' I've decided to print one more run. I'm only printing 30 copies. Price is $35.00. Comes with instant download of e-book and access to my private discussion page on FB.

http://brandonqueen.com/phathom/
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I ordered the book a few hours ago. Still waiting for the instant download of the E-book.

Looking forward to reading this.




Best
Ray
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Ray,

Should be in your e-mail. Message me if it didn't come through. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the material. Thanks again for your support!
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Hi Brandon,

I had a problem with your website so I've pm'd you,

Cheers,

Tony
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I have been re reading my copy of Phathom recently and PSYCHO DYSPHAGIA is a beautiful impromptu and visual effect. Well done Brandon 😃
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Saw the trailer of this and the trailer was awesome.
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