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AlexanderG
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Interesting that there's no early purchase reduction in price for the Banachek lecture. New Penguin policy? Or something special about Banachek?
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Im downloadung it know cant wait to watch it
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Tell us how it is karl!

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I'm watching it right now. At 20 minutes mark I can already tell Jakob is right in many many ways. Here's the content published (the copy and paste didn't work exactly so I had to make corrections):

Unlimited
Phone Book Test
Cheshire Cat
Q and A
Unlimited Explanations
Phone Book Test Explanation
Cheshire Cat (Show)
Brain Games with Explanation
Cheshire Cat Explanation
Yellow Pages Test with Explanation
PK Touches
Lock and Key
Personalizing Your Routine
More PK Touches
PK Touches Explanation
Lock and Key Explanation
Card Roulette
Card Roulette Explanation
Metal Bending
This and That
This and That This and That Explanation
Multiple Selection
Multiple Selection Explanation
Word of Ring
Word of Ring Explanation
Business Card Mentalism
Business Card Mentalism Explanation
Three Envelope Test
Three Envelope Test Explanation
Interview with Dan Harlan
On Disclaimers
Project Alpha
On Skepticism
Banachek, The Movie?
Exposing Peter Popoff
"Your method is in my opinion the very best way to do Q&A"
Millard Longman

"Max has pushed some less known and seldom used principles a huge step forward"
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Arcane Grimoires Vol 1- http://www.maxhazy.com/arcane-grimoires/apocryphal-reach/

Arcane Grimoires Vol 2- http://www.maxhazy.com/Codex-Mentis/
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Interesting that there's no early purchase reduction in price for the Banachek lecture. New Penguin policy? Or something special about Banachek?


That's simply not true. I pre-ordered it for retail price (24,95). What I think might have confused you is that this is not a "live" lecture... it's already recorded (you probably didn't noticed the teaser nor the posts here from those who were there).

Btw, the countdown still going right now, as if the lecture is going to take place 4 hours from now. That's not the case. If you buy it, it's already available for you to see. Penguin probably messed it up for not being a live lecture, edited earlier and made available sooner than they are claiming on the countdown... I'm very glad they did it! I mean... would you really prefer to wait more just so they can make it available at the exact time they claimed? I don't... the sooner the better. It was already there long before to be purchased at retail price.
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Arcane Grimoires Vol 1- http://www.maxhazy.com/arcane-grimoires/apocryphal-reach/

Arcane Grimoires Vol 2- http://www.maxhazy.com/Codex-Mentis/
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Man that lecture was just absolutely outstanding! One of the best by far. I hope we get a part 2. Thanks Banachek for all of your wisdom.
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Man that lecture was just absolutely outstanding! One of the best by far. I hope we get a part 2. Thanks Banachek for all of your wisdom.


Agreed. Not only this was outstanding, I believe it would be really hard for this lecture to be surpassed by another. I've never said "this" or "that" lecture is the best... but that might be the case here. This is going on my "treasure trove" and Banachek is one of the 3 mentalists who's work impressed me the most so far. I haven't seem all of it so I don't think I'm entitled to give a proper review yet... and I don't believe I'll be able to do so for a while because there's a lot of stuff to digest. But I can say this:

The Lecture is 4:30 hours long.

Unlimited - A tool that allows unlimited possibilities. I won't say what it is because as Banachek mentions it have fooled even the top pros so I don't want to take away your moment of wonder. It didn't fooled me though.

Phone book test - I guess I wasn't paying proper attention... but a single detail here (that it's important to not mention, as Banachek says) completely passed me unnoticed. That single detail is what makes everything possible. One hell of a book test that looks very fair.

Cheshire Cat - Drawing duplication with the Cheshire Cat Principle. A classic with a twist. Pay attention here. This will show you the difference between a trick and a miracle.

Q&A - When the Q&A part started it fooled me for a while. I was like, what the !@#$... then I realized what was going on but I was still like "when did he do that???" because it's something soooooooo tiny in the middle of a lot of talk, justified actions and movements... it becomes invisible. I wasn't aware of this particular method and Banachek uses it really well.

PKT - I thought I was being creative with my version and premisse... and the fact that I was getting touches without touching with words alone. I felt like a kid here... Banachek is able to get over 10 touches out of 2 single touches. I knew what was going on but I was smiling from ear to ear. It's really a treat to see THE master of PKT in action, he is really the king. I'm going to rebuild my entire routine after that.

Lock and Key - A classic done in an awesome fashion... I don't want to spoil the fun. Again, I knew what was going on even before the effect took place, but I was smiling from ear to ear. So simple and so devastating. This is to show how a tool can be used with different premisses. The message here is for you to be creative and unique.

Card Roulette - Very simple and easy method, well disguised. You will probably love it. I intend to use the concept in a different way.

This is what I can say at this moment... there's a lot to digest from this lecture and I don't want to rush it.
Even though he covers a lot, I believe there's more to learn from his presentation alone if you pay attention... it's not that he don't share information, but this is definitely aimed for professionals... and professionals will get much more than what's is being verbally shared in this lecture... for sure.
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"Max has pushed some less known and seldom used principles a huge step forward"
Jan Forster


Arcane Grimoires Vol 1- http://www.maxhazy.com/arcane-grimoires/apocryphal-reach/

Arcane Grimoires Vol 2- http://www.maxhazy.com/Codex-Mentis/
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Man that lecture was just absolutely outstanding! One of the best by far. I hope we get a part 2. Thanks Banachek for all of your wisdom.


Agreed. Not only this was outstanding, I believe it would be really hard for this lecture to be surpassed by another. I've never said "this" or "that" lecture is the best... but that might be the case here. This is going on my "treasure trove" and Banachek is one of the 3 mentalists who's work impressed me the most so far. I haven't seem all of it so I don't think I'm entitled to give a proper review yet... and I don't believe I'll be able to do so for a while because there's a lot of stuff to digest. But I can say this:


Banachek was awesome and smooth much as you would expect. It was the same caliber as Jan Forrester which if you haven't seen or own is equally awesome.

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I watched just over two hours last night...Hands down this is my favorite Penguin lecture and I have almost every one of them. There is so much useful information that this deserves to be watched several times while pausing to jot down notes.
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The Q&A was impressive and worth picking up the premade device rather than making your own. I thought for me, the 35-40 minutes spent on metal bending had some great little intricacies and techniques that I hadn't seen before. Apparently some of it is old, but for me, if you haven't seen it, what is old is new again.

Additionally, unless I missed Dan asking this during the interview portion, I was curious to know where Banachek is finding the forks he uses now. He did discuss the problem that I and others have experienced where the Walco forks have changed and are not the same. Purchased the same forks in bulk to find out they are different now. I know my buddy Eric Myers has about 600 forks in his garage he can't use. While Banachek mentioned this problem, did I miss where he says he is getting forks now? (Other than college Caféterias?)
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It just doesn't get any better than this! Banachek is a world-class performer at the top of his game. This is one program I will watch many times over the coming years. So much to take in. So much to learn.

The updates and additional subtleties to some of the routines and effects previously taught on the PSI series DVDs are outstanding.
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Great lecture.
Banachek is the best.

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Just bought this ... I'm really glad that Penguin finally started provided time logs for their lectures. The guys at "At the Table" have done that for years and it really helps to go back and look up a topic or effect. Look forward to wading into this.
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An excellent lecture, and Banachek at his very best!

It was great to see him do the Cheshire Cat/Q&A routine
I bought the pad several years ago, have never used it, but I think it's time to try this out now.

The segment on pocket writing is very useful.

It was also interesting to hear Banachek say that a few of the spoon bendings that Osterlind claims his, is Banachek's creations.
I have Banachek's old video (with McCambridge), and I am convinced that they rightfully are.
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Just correction, did not say Osterlind bends are mine, just the one that was influenced by mine. Osterlind is fantastic and original and has a wealth of information for us all. HOwever maybe you confused that Streblers bends are all mine and also one is Bavli's.
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In all honesty, I was expecting a bit more from this lecture, but it was still very good... But being very familiar with all of Banachek's previous videos and writings, I didn't feel there was a ton of new information here. If you don't own all of his books and videos, I think you'll find it's a worthwhile investment.

Like Sven, I did like the PW segment... I have never tackled PW but feel the insights and tips Banacheck provided will give me the confidence to give it a try.

The pk touches ideas were really intriguing... I never thought about all the different ways you could apply the basic technique... The lock idea is great. I wouldn't use that particularly but it was a perfect illustration of how to break out of the usual pk touches box...

Never got into metal bending (well, briefly) so that segment didn't interest me, but if you do metal bending, you'd be hard pressed to find a better teacher.

The final routine was cool... Really clever thinking there and a unique take on a classic principle.

Banachek, you're looking great, that's for sure! Definitely one of the more handsome gents performing mentalism. ;-)
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Can we expect to see soon / in the future the DVD with Rick Maue on the pk touch or a compilation book like psychological subtleties on the subject ?

And yes this lecture is very good, I like the pk touch part & the pocket writer section (great value even if we are familiar of the previous works of Banachek) and the interview at the end.
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Banachek's lecture is Epic! There's a point halfway in, where the entire audience is so amazed at what he's teaching and how he breaks the material down, there's like a good 30 seconds of clapping! Nothing else- just a HUGE applause! Even I while watching the stream, hit the pause button, took a moment and just thought to myself, "Wow, this guy is a genius!" As a magician, who has been involved in the community for some time, I often take pride in my creativity and my knowledge. A lot of things I thought I was doing pretty good, but Banachek takes you by the hand (because that's how it feels) and he demonstrates, then shows how you can get the most out of what you do by taking it further. He's not just showing you how to take it a step further, he's literally ripping apart your performances, then reconstructing not only how you perform, but how you think, how you create routines, and how you actually live up to the hype. We often say we're the masters of this, and we can do that. Banachek shows you how you can be every bit of who you say that you are! If it sounds like I'm rambling, its probably because I am, because no one is supposed to be that good!
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Just correction, did not say Osterlind bends are mine, just the one that was influenced by mine. Osterlind is fantastic and original and has a wealth of information for us all. HOwever maybe you confused that Streblers bends are all mine and also one is Bavli's.


OK
I have never heard about Strebler , but I do have Bavli's great videos, which also is a great inspiration
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