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Magical Dimensions
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Here is the link for the DOATM book...

https://sellfy.com/p/hEui/

Or

https://www.magicshop.co.uk/diary-of-a-t......download


The ad copy reads nice.

Is this Video download an improvement over the routine in the book?




Ray
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I bought the book and it is great. AOK is wonderful in construction. Of course, I will need some time to personalize it but the book has a lot of nice presentations, themes, and food for thought.

Note that AOK comes with a 1.5 minute video showing thr actual work from performer's view.

I would like to know if the Penguin download is worth having if one owns the book. Or is it exacrly as described in DOATM.
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AOK (Art of Knowing) is an amazing routine, with a very simple and very deceptive method. Drawing duplications are just a starting point. The method can be used to obtain any information written on the cards, with 100% of the card visible to the performer. And, after each reveal, you can, if you choose, hand each person's card back to them. On top of that, you end completely clean. Highly recommended.
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I like this a lot.... the stack part, I do like to drop a business card on top with an eyeball on it....glad to know that I accidentally went back to the original concept - I find for me it fits more with the eerie side of my character.... I like also then the stack acts as a "block" to see through - either way, I love this routine.

Got my mind clinking around!
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Another aspect of AOK I really like is no wallets or envelopes are used. Nothing wrong at all with envelopes or wallets. Some routines are enhanced by their use, in certain contexts they offer advantages and some performers just like using them. That said, I really like the effect AOK achieves with nothing other than a small stack of completely ungimmicked cards and a pen.
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Excellent work! This is definitely something I will use.

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I really like this. The simplicity of the whole thing and being totally clean at the beginning and end is great. Lots of possibilities. Great effect Lewis!
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Hey Lewis, just want to say this is a class routine. Ran with it today on one person doing a past present future type routine. Man it really is great. Easy to do and super powerful.

Well done Lewis and thanks for sharing ;-)

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Am I crazy?

Combine this with a fairer version of Rose by Fraser.

First, Second, Last. Allow the spect to jump and apply any word of description. Reading and name reveal. I believe this is vague enough for only those who have both to get the jist without giving away methods.
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RedDevil, that's a beautiful idea. In fact I liked the idea so much I immediately grabbed my business cards and tried it out. Even to a well seasoned spectator who is lucky(?) enough to watch all things magic I perform, she was freaking out every step of the way. Revealing the name at the end was an added kicker which allowed the effect to flow so well and gave every step purpose. So yes, you're crazy, a crazy good thinker!!

This just solidifies the point that AOK is so versatile you can combine it with other effects such as Rose. But even that isn't necessary because on its own it's crazy strong. I've performed it a handful of times already and it goes over than more than just a feat of mind reading. It's so much more personal than that and forces the spectators to the only conclusion which is you picking up on their personalities. Revealing their drawing is almost not as important. One of my favorite effects released in a while.

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I highly recommend Fraser's ROSE by the way...It's my favorite of Fraser's individual PDF's...
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I have mixed feelings about Penguin Releases nowadays. Penguin should work less on editing and maybe showing full trailers so that you know exactly what you are getting. A.O.K. is an interesting and a workable routine you can easily modify. However, P**k Performances by Richard Busch will be a better bang for the buck. But this is not stating AOK is bad, in fact, it gives great routine and structure ideas. I personally wouldn't buy it again because I have other methods of p***s I prefer but it is still a good idea and routine. The principles are nothing new; however it can definitely be used in real life but needs to be tweaked to your effort and needs.
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It is a wonderful routine. I came up with a different handling, I didn't say better Smile , but it helps to deal with some of the mentioned issues... I posted a little video for it, it is not public nor listed. If you are interested please go downstairs ("Inner Secrets") to find the link. Jan
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I've posted a few variations to Jan's excellent handling on the Penguin sub-forum associated with AOK.

There really are a TON of alternative handling possibilities with this! Well done Jan! And, again, WELL DONE LEWIS!

Best,

Drew
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I agree with Drew,
excellent alternative handling, thanks Jan!
But also very well done Lewis, this has SO MANY possibilities! I'm extremely happy with it! I'm going to test the basic routine on some friends today...
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Jan's handling posted on the Penguin AOK sub-forum is brilliant! Much appreciated!
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Thanks, please watch out also a bit for the subtleties which I am mentioning and which do not concern directly my alternative handling Smile . Jan
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Jan, thanks for sharing your take on AOK. The fundamentals of the routine/concept remain, but in a lot of ways you've made a key part of this even more deceptive. I highly recommend at least considering the alternate ideas in the Penguin forum. I'm now using a little of Jan's and a little of the original and I'm very happy with it.

~Dave
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Thanks, Dave, glad you like it Smile I've done it last night again for a small group and it played one time more extremely well. Nothing has been questioned, and as it is so clean you perform very relax, people don't have a chance however they behave or look for. Jan
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Hi gang, did a really rough and ugly vid for yet another variation. I've been using this one the last week - more spooky style but you can forget the eye if you want.
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