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I am constantly, endlessly learning, developing and honing my craft. To me, each and every event I perform at helps me learn a little bit more. This industry is a minefield of people, scenarios and circumstance. Everything changes from one gig to the next and as soon as I think I have it all sussed, I find myself trying to Ďconnect the dotsí once again. This book is an exploration of the material I have been honing for the past couple of years in my gigs and residencies. From small stunts designed to stir attention to revolutionary ways to obtain information from a sealed envelope. For the first time in print, I also discuss my additions to the PK Touch plot and discuss in depth every eventuality in a performing situation. I have never been more excited and more nervous to release a project but I hope you love the material as much as I do.


Here is a brief run down of the contents:

SUSPEND - A beautifully visual pen (or any small object) suspension. Impossibly balancing the tip of the object on your hand but it stays almost completely levitating. It can then be handed out. The object can even be borrowed if you wish! No sticky stuff and virtually impropmtu, but looks incredible!

PEEKED - A revolutionary new way to obtain information from an envelope your spectator seals themselves and holds onto. In-fact, they can keep it forever! Their writing really is in the completely ordinary, un-gimmicked envelope. Their information is never swapped for anything else. Everyone I have shown this too has loved the method! Practical, versatile and clean!

FLARE - This is a super flashy Triumph effect I created just to show off a little! But the reactions from the spectators are amazing! It looks super clean, super confusing but still isnít hard enough to be considered knuckle busting!

FORCE - Force is my first PK Touch style effect which allows you to set up the premise of PK Touch by having a spectator with their eyes closed and their hand out, feel you touch them and audibly tell you when you are touching them whilst everyone sees clearly you are not. They can even catch an invisible ball of energy dropped by another spectator. Even better, it sets you up for the main event and gives you tons more milage from one effect!

HANDOUT - Another PK effect in which, every time a spectator feels their hand being touched, they must say now. Of course you never touch their hand but every time you mime it, they say now! Another great introductory routine to put into your PK Performances.

WHISPERS - This is something I have kept under my hat for years. PK Touches with sounds! With this method, you can make one person hear what someone on the other side of the room just heard without any gimmicks whatsoever. This is how I close my PK routine at every table ad it FREAKS people out!

TIMEZONE - I love the idea of playing with peoples concept of time and time travel. So with this effect, you cause your spectators to loose their reality of time. You borrow their iPhone, they look at the time. You show it to their friends. Instantly you cause her to loose 5 minutes (or however long you want). When you ask her what time it is, she for some reason says 5 minutes earlier. Another super clever, super sneaky method that when used in the right setting freaks people out. It has also fooled the occasional magician!

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH PK - A in-depth essay on PK Touches and every eventuality I have come across. Anything you might be worried about is addressed here and I also give a couple of hints and tips.

BRACE - Taking away someones strength is something Iíve always loved the thought of. This is my take! You have a spectator hold a deck of cards and have them slide the deck out of the box with no issue. They then try again but this time under your suggestion. They find they cant take them out of the box! So, you slide the deck out half way and hand the box to a second spectator who holds onto the half slid out deck. The second spectator is asked to pull hard, like a tug of war. But they cant take them out! The spectator holding the box can though, without ay issues whatsoever!

PIN THIEF - A PIN number is written down secretly on a card but one digit is changed for security. They are mixed into two other cards which display other information you may not want someone to know. You then find their card even though they are all face down, reveal the PIN number, reveal which digit they changed. But itís not over yet! Because, you have their pin but you would need to steal their card. You place all three cards in their hands and they see them clearly. Before they know it, you have stolen their pin card out of their hands, only to be found in your wallet!

MIZARU - This is a beautiful piece designed for parlour style performances. Although you are on the other side of the room, two cards are selected by two different spectators. One of them places their card in their pocket and the other doesnít. They then either lie or tell the truth. Instantly, you know from one question, if they are lying or telling the truth, who has a card in their pocket and who doesnít and also what cards were taken. There are no logic puzzles involved and you donít even need to touch the deck!

Will be out for Blackpool! More info coming soon!

Jamie Daws
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I really like your stuff, Jamie. Will this book be distributed through channels in the U.S.A. or can we only purchase directly from you?
JamieD
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Thank you Rich! As of yet, no plans to go through the US although maybe in the future! It is available worldwide from me at https://www.jamiedaws.co.uk/connectthedots

One things I would like to mention.. this book is not an ordinary magic book. It is a puzzle. The more you look, the more you'll find. It is up to you to Connect the Dots and discover more!

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I received a few messages over night as to whether my approaches to PK touches are in this book. They are indeed! I go into three versions.

PK FORCE- You have someone place their hand out flat with their eyes closed. You ask them if they can feel a force, a pressure. At the same time, you mime touching their outstretched hand (but never actually do) They claim they can feel you. Then, you ask them to close their hand each time they feel it, as if they are catching an invisible ball. You pretend to drop something and they close their hand as if catching something. Then, as a final, someone in the audience can mime dropping something into their hand and they close it as if catching something. Completely impromptu with 0 props needed! Just the PK Force Method!

PK WHISPERS - A first in the world of PK! You have someone close their eyes. You go to the other side of the room and whisper 'hello, hello, hello' into someones ear very quietly. But when you ask who heard it, the other person on the other side of the room heard it! And they explain it exactly as it happened! Any word can be used and one again, this is absolutely impromptu and requires no gimmicks! The reactions this gets is unreal! Many who have seem me perform this live know the impact this has on an audience!

HAUNTED TAPS - This is a brief discussion about how to use PK Touches for a larger haunted scenario. It's a fascinating way to allow the manifestation of a spirit and in the case of spirit slates being held by a spectator, allows the audience a distinct moment of 'something happening' before the reveal!

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH PK - An essay about my experiences of PK Touches in the real world and advice on other versions I recommend and how to put it all together. Not to mention, I discuss things that could go wrong and how to deal with them way before they every happen!

So these are the PK Pieces in this book and I have kept this material to myself for years! Some magicians had seen me perform it before, but I have never truly tippled the work on it until now!

Don't forget too, there are video clips for each effect. Some are shot in studio with real members of the public and some clips are from gigs or shows. To help aid you in your learning!

Any more questions, please fire them over!

Jamie Daws
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Hey is there any DR involved in the first pk routine you mentioned?

Feel free to PM me if you wish to.


Thanks
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Hey Sleepy! So all PK Touches effects require an element of DR. So all of these require some DR. However, I go in details in the essay how to cover anything up and how to deal with any worries you might have. Iím not exaggerating when I say, I must have performed PK Touches effects in every environment and for every type of audience. Non English, teenagers, the elderly, drunk people, diners, partners. You name it, Iíve been there. The advice in this book comes from countless performances honing the scripting and movements. If I were a buyer, I would say, the sections regarding scripting alone are worth the price of the book. Because thatís what Iíve spent sooo much time getting perfect. I hope that anyone who loves PK effects will use something new from this book.

I hope this helps Sleepy!

Jamie Daws
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Lots of emails asking if I have performances of the effects in the book! So here they are! Performances either in studio or at a gig of every trick in the book!

https://www.jamiedaws.co.uk/connectingvideos

Jamie Daws
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Hello all,

I bought Connecting the Dots directly from Jamie at Blackpool this year.

The book is cram packed with strong magic and mentalism. There is a diverse range of routines, Jamie provides video links to the routines in the book to show you how they look.

The book is written very well and I am genuinely mind blown by the amount of strong material here.
There are so many highlights in the book. Also, Jamieís peek is one of the best peeks to exist. Iím serious! Why?
Well, the envelope is sealed and examinable from the moment a card is placed in the envelope. It is killer and there is no imp work going on... impossible!!!

If you donít already own Connecting the Dots and youíre passionate about magic, pick it up and connect the dots... you will thank me later.

Joel
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The content sounds amazing!
When will this book be back in stock?
JamieD
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Thanks Joel! I am very humbled by that review!

Psy, I am very proud of the content in this book! I think its great but then I guess I'm biased! Smile

The button is back live! It was in stock but for some reason the system marked it as out of stock! Doh! :O

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After the second print sold out, a new batch came in yesterday! And for a limited time, you get SEER free!

Jamie Daws
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I have also had the pleasure to read this book and absolutley loved Jamies thoughts on the PK plot, his PK whispers being an absolute stand out for me. I can't wait to use it myself.

The ideas in here are very creative and are varied enough that I am sure everyone will benefit from it's contents. There is no doubt that Jamie is a superb creator and the accompanying videos were a very welcome bonus too!!!

Best Wishes Michael
As a mentalist you must always ask yourself what if! And throughout your life you should seek to ask and answer this question over and over again, only then will your wildest dreams become a reality!

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Jamie,

This book sounds incredible and the purchase has been made. With this purchase do I get SEER free? Now it's time to refresh myself on Banachek's PK Touches so I'll be primed for when your Connect the Dots arrives from across the pond.

Best,
Brian Beale
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Aw thank you Michael! As always coming from you, that is a huge honour!

Brian, SEER will ship free with your book! Smile And definitely check out Banacheks Pk Touches and Lior Manors Touches also!

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Go on then... Have taken a punt on this...
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This sounds like my type of thing, Iím definitely tempted by this.
JamieD
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Iain, I really hope you enjoy it good sir and thank you for your support!

mindguru, if you like commercial powerful magic, then you will love the content!

Jamie Daws
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When will this ship please, Jamie? I've not had anything apart from the paypal confirmation since ordering...ta
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Hey IAIN! I do try and ship all items within 48 hours of orders going out! WIX also has a confirmation email that sends when shipped. Sometimes it does go to junk boxes or whatever they're called now!

I hope this helps!

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Yeah, I check that by default - ordered saturday, nothing since...
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