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Arcato
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Hi,
I'm looking for learning resources on how to perform the seance or spirit cloth effectively. Most performances I've seen so far have been rather weak and obvious to the audience. Only Xavier Mortimer has done an excellent job (as he always does) in his mirror act (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3pFobEpx0g)

So far I've only been able to locate "The Spirit Cloth Book" by Algonquin McDuff. Are there any other book(let)s or DVDs available?
Or is it just look and learn and improve by trial and error?

P.S.: I'm not planning on using this the traditional way in a seance situation.

Thanks,
Uwe
Bill Hegbli
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You have the only booklet that was written on this subject, to my knowledge.
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Where did you find audiences find the trick obvious to the audience. What did they say?

I have never experienced this during or after any of my shows, when using this apparatus.
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We used to use a newspaper as well and that always feels more natural than holding a cloth from the top. I have seen cloths that bend around, down, and even drape/droop. I have seen people use coats and all manner of other stuff. Rudy Coby put "Wings" on his so people can't see in from the sides.

Someone really should make a resource if that's the only one out there.
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On Jul 23, 2016, Stucky wrote:
We used to use a newspaper as well and that always feels more natural than holding a cloth from the top. I have seen cloths that bend around, down, and even drape/droop. I have seen people use coats and all manner of other stuff. Rudy Coby put "Wings" on his so people can't see in from the sides.

Someone really should make a resource if that's the only one out there.

I'm actually planning on using a newspaper... a bit tricky, but it works smoothly Smile
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There was a newspaper version of this available made out of aluminum, don't know if it is still around. The paper is held by he sides in open page fashion.
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I've seen Dave Powell's name credited with the Newspaper Seance effect.
I'm not sure whether the one listed at The Magic Warehouse is Dave's or not.
http://themagicwarehouse.com/TA4208/Newspaper-Seance.html

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
----- Sonny Narvaez
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On Jul 24, 2016, Anatole wrote:
I've seen Dave Powell's name credited with the Newspaper Seance effect.
I'm not sure whether the one listed at The Magic Warehouse is Dave's or not.
http://themagicwarehouse.com/TA4208/Newspaper-Seance.html

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez


Thanks for sharing, looks very interesting, never seen this product before!
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Interesting stuff with the spirit cloth on the DVD "Seance" -Dixie Dooley. Worth a look.
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