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Dr. A’s Cabaret Q&A

All You Need to Live The Dream

Here is the real and true Q&A routine that made a legend out of an itinerant psychic
reader.

The infamous Dr. A shared his astonishing simple yet effective W&A routine with a Robert
Nelson back in the 1950s.

Sadly, both Dr. A and Nelson died before the routine could be published.
Luckily, Robert Nelson’s widow, Betty Nelson, shared the details of Nelson’s notes with
Docc in 1979.

Docc carefully learned and performed the routine over 40 years; never sharing the secret
with other performers.

Now, he’s letting “those with eyes” see the miracle method.
Read the EFFECT carefully, then try to picture the CLEANEST, most ORGANIC and
SIMPLEST Q&A possibly ever developed.

EFFECT:
Imagine you're in Columbus, Ohio, and it's 1951.

Dr. A is an fun loving, itinerant psychic, who loves to give free demonstrations in cabarets,
leading to sales of his marvelous personality charts.
Tonight, a small piano bar is the special venue for the infamous Dr. A to demonstrate his
uncanny psychic abilities.

The pianist finishes his set and announces that its time for the audience to have their minds
read and their futures told!
Dr. A comes forward to polite claps.

He sits near a small table with drink and his cigarettes, an ashtray and an empty glass.
He explains who he is, what he’ll demonstrate and how the audience can participate.

Interest in this man begins to build through the dark club.
Dr. A has a jovial personality and seems to be a likeable man, people are ready to play
along.

As he walks between the tables, he hands out several slips of stiff paper and pencils to about
seven or so participants of both genders.

The subjects are instructed to write a brief question on the slip, then fold it once each way.
Dr. A returns to each subject so they can drop their questions in the empty glass that he then carries.

Then it's back to the front of the room.

The glass of folded, unknown queries is set on the table next to the doctor’s drink.
A skeptical MAN from the audience is asked to come up to help Dr. A.
He’s present to ensure that absolutely no dishonesty accuses.
Dr. A shakes the glass and the folded slips jumble positions.

The MAN picks out one folded paper from the glass.

The master mentalist tells the participants in the audience not to give any clues as to who
wrote this question; no speaking or nodding.

While the MAN holds the folded slip safely in his fist, Dr. A psychically determines the
gender of the writer.

“It’s a woman,” he declares.

He answers her question directly and sends the MAN into the audience with the folded
paper clenched in his fist.

Eyes closed, Dr. A directs the MAN back and to the right, then stops the MAN near a far
table.

He tells him to hand the paper to a woman in a yellow blouse, wearing glasses.
There is such a woman.

She takes the folded paper.

Dr. A asks her if the answer he gave matched her question.
She indicates it did, in fact.

To be clear, Dr. A establishes that he and the woman have never met before this moment,
nor have they arranged anything prior to the show.

Dr. A correctly reveals the woman’s written question.

In an apparent flash of insight, Dr. A suddenly reveals the woman’s name!

And even her BIRTHDAY!

(The participants were only told to write a simple question.)

Dr. A tells the MAN to take his seat and the full demonstration begins amidst appreciative
applause.

Between puffs on his cigarette and gulps of amber liquid, Dr. A gives the glass of folded
slips a few shakes and removes papers at random.

He holds each folded slip up for all but himself to see, keeping it out of his line of vision.
Using each folded paper as a point of contact, the psychic prophet remarkably answers the
questions of the other participants, and reveals the actual questions.

He tells everything about the person who wrote the question; their past, present and future!

Sometimes he reveals a specific name or date or even their birthday!

The slips are NOT OPENED by Dr. A, and the folded, answered question slips are
disposed in the trash.

During the demonstration, Dr. A will answer a question, and may toss the folded paper into the
audience to be passed back to the author, letting anyone else look to see that the answer matches
the question on the paper.

In the middle of the demonstration, he just answers a specific question without touching a
folded slip!

Then, after identifying the subject, Dr. A used psychometry to find the actual folded paper
with her question!

Amazing!


Finally, only one folded slip is left untouched in the glass.
The MAN who helped earlier carries glass and mysterious paper to the only remaining
participant.

Her hand covers the mouth of the glass.

The untouched, folded paper is virtually sealed in the glass.

He correctly answers her question.

Without ever seeing the woman before, Dr. A reveals her MOTHER'S NAME!

Finally, she removes the paper from the glass and silently reads her question.

Dr. A concentrates and repeats aloud exactly, word-for-word as she reads!
A remarkable demonstration of true psychic phenomena.

After a gracious bow, Dr. A states that he’ll be at a side table offering personality charts at a
discounted price.

Dr.A's Cabaret Q&A has some remarkable features...

• There are no extra/dummy b&&&&&s
• b&&&&&s can be returned directly to the authors unopened
• Not a OA routine
• Questions are NOT opened for verification
• You can’t forget a question - because you don’t have to remember them
• Questions remain secretly visible during your answers
• Unopened b&&&&&s are thrown away
• No CTs used
• You can answer a question WITHOUT touching a b&&&&&
• You can find the correct folded b&&&&& to match a subject using PSYCHOMETRY
• But the b&&&&&a are UNMARKED!
• b&&&&&s REMAIN FOLDED even after answering!
• An INGENIOUS yet simple compilation of methods
• Switch-ups of multiple methods make the secret undetectable
• No PS needed
• No IDs
• No s#####s
• No special devices
• No envelopes
• No gimmicked glass
• Any paper can be used
• No other OPENING required
• No other CLOSE required
• This routine can be part of a full mentalism act
• The routine is adjustable to the venue
• Although Dr. A thought 7 was the perfect number, more questions can be added
• You decide the length of the act
• A DOZEN scripted applause cues are included
• All you need is a glass and 7 b&&&&&s
• So EASY you’ll do it right away!

The opening question establishes you as a master psychic.
Just look at all that happens:
• An audience member chooses the b&&&&&.
• He holds it in his fist.
• YOU ANSWER IT!
• He then returns IMMEDIATELY to the audience, still holding the folded b&&&&&s!
• You direct him to the correct participant.
• Eyes closed, you describe physical details you couldn’t see in the back.
• You reveal her name!
• You reveal the written question as proof that it’s her’s.
• All while she holds her b&&&&&!

Plus, a psychometric stunt in the middle of the routine to keep the pacing
varied and build interest.
Look at this:
• You DO NOT touch a b&&&&&.
• You ask the participants to concentrate on their question.
• You begin to describe one question.
• You answer it specifically.
• You describe the subject.
• You identify her.
• You reveal her question and her name!
Wow!


• Without looking, you touch one of the folded papers, but return it to the glass.
• Then, you touch a folded paper that you say is the actual question written by the subject.
• The paper is returned and verified!
Incredible!

The finalé brings the routine to a clear close.
Look at all that happens:
• One folded paper remains.
• One participant is left.
• You never touch the b&&&&&.
• You don’t touch the glass.
• A spectator carries the glass and b&&&&& to the participant.
• She holds the glass as if the last b&&&&& is sealed in her possession.
• You reveal her name!
• You answer her question.
• She reads the paper silently and you speak the words she reads!
• On a b&&&&&s that was “never” touched!

This is the Q&A routine you’ve been waiting for!
So simple, it’s FUN to perform.
So secret, no one will ever catch on.
So sensational, it will make a reputation for you.

With Dr.A's Cabaret Q&A you'll get...
• The full demonstration on an MP4 video file,
• Docc’s Step-by-Step directions,
• A 16 page Instructional Guide A’s a PDF file,
• Tips and secrets to the right billets,
• Docc’s Medium’s Switch demo,
• Answers, jokes and gags for 7 real example questions,
• A Quick Start Outline of the complete routine...
explaining each billet, how it’s handled, read and revealed.
• PLUS, all future UPGRADES at NO EXTRA COST to you!

All for only... $199
Member Price... $179

But that’s not all!
Order now and we’ll include a little known routine by Robert Parish,

“TheUltimate One Man Sealed Message Answering System”.
Completely illustrated in an easy to read PDF file.

So...
Order now!
Get everything...

http://www.ientertainer.net/store/docc-h......baret-qa
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I love a lot of Docc's material but all his latest releases have been super hyped by him without delivering, IMO. Maybe a few have slipped through the crack that I'm unaware of but I'm done taking the chance for anything real expensive from Docc until I read some reviews. The ad for this looks to perfect. Of course, as always I could be wrong.
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I asked for a review of his other recent, similar product, the workshop, and not a peep.
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I'd never buy this at such a pumped-up price, but I do thank Docc Hilford for producing such entertaining ads and spoooooky promo videos Smile
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I love Docc's ads. This one for Dr. A's Cabaret Q&A almost makes me want to buy. Almost.

Without any reviews it's hard to hit the buy button.
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I'm still waiting for Docc to make good on adding to his Seance package I bought several years ago with the promise of him regularly adding in seances. Until he makes good on his word, I cannot support his creations.
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On Jul 10, 2019, R. Steiner wrote:
I'm still waiting for Docc to make good on adding to his Seance package I bought several years ago with the promise of him regularly adding in seances.

LOL Me too. This promise: "NEW SEANCES COMING IN AUGUST 2018!"? LOL

Adding to that though, doesn't bring in new money. Though I can't imagine anyone buying them after the price increases, whew!

I love Docc, but...
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Yeah... I'm waiting on the seances too...
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Hey Docc, don't know if you are here reading this thread, but if you are...it seems really unfortunate that you release a brand new product (which sounds great), but most of the comments are from customers of yours who are dissatisfied with a previous purchase (the seance package).

Wouldn't it make good business sense to contact those unhappy customers, see what you can do to fix the problem and make them happy?

It would be great to read some reviews from customers who have bought Dr. A's Cabaret Q&A and are happy with it.
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This is my favorite Docc Hilford release and I have gotten a lot of them.

I have a great interest in classic billet routines and Q and A in particular. I have read everything I can get my hands on and feel like I am reading the same few routines over and over. I have been searching for something more subtle the standard switch and read one ahead.

This is it. It is a brilliantly structured routine using classic methods - plus some great new ideas that at least I have not seen anywhere else that let's you be ahead without the usual switch and pretend to verify. There is some of that, but most of the time you just tear up the billet without verifying, and move on to the next question (no CT).

There are also some other nice structuring involving an opening sequence that 'proves' you aren't doing the standard one ahead and an ending where there is one billet left in the glass you have apperently not touched or opened, and you know the info - ending totally clean.

The video is packed with useful tips and the usual Docc stuff that makes it entertaining and will be coming back to this over and over.

The only negatives was the explanation both on the mp4 and pdf's is IMO confusing - had to watch it twice to 'get it'.

If you are intersted in classical billet work - something both old and new - that advances the current state of the art, then I recommend this highly.
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[quote]On Jul 19, 2019, j100taylor wrote:
This is my favorite Docc Hilford release and I have gotten a lot of them.


I've bought a lot of them too, but unfortunately not all of them actually arrived. I had to bring a PayPal claim against Docc to recover for one expensive e-book that he never emailed me. He wrote a defense to my claim, telling PayPal my download was "in the mail" and even supplying a TRACKING NUMBER for the supposedly shipped download! Smile Seriously, he actually told them he'd SHIPPED my download!!! Needless to say, I won my case against him but his shenanigans forced me to swear off his products, no matter how good his ad copy makes them sound. Smile
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J100taylor, thank you for the review!
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Interestingly, Trickshop advertised this in my inbox shortly after Docc. I would imagine the basics are here.
https://trickshop.com/secrets-of-dr-a.html
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On Jul 20, 2019, the Sponge wrote:
Interestingly, Trickshop advertised this in my inbox shortly after Docc. I would imagine the basics are here.
https://trickshop.com/secrets-of-dr-a.html


That seems... quite a bit cheaper.
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Thanks for the link!
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Docc is a modern genius and a real performer, I am sure that it is a gem.
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There is no relationship between the Trickshop product and this except for the Dr A name
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On Jul 22, 2019, j100taylor wrote:
There is no relationship between the Trickshop product and this except for the Dr A name

interesting.
good to know.
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Old methods , repacked and overpriced. Be aware!
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Docc is a man born in the wrong time. He would have made a fortune selling potions in a travelling show in the Old West -before swiftly leaving town!
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