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ryanshaw9572
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Scripting Magic by Peter McCabe!
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God save us from opinions from (such as) drylid. However, he is entitled to his opinion just as I am. Just be very careful who you pay attention to. What comes to mind is something I've written quite a few times:

What is terrific about e internet? It gives everyone a voice.
What is TERRIBLE about the internet? It gives everyone a voice.
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Giobbi is a more modern magician in my opinion.
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More modern than what? Have you read any of the good stuff?!!
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On Aug 23, 2019, Harry Lorayne wrote:
More modern than what? Have you read any of the good stuff?!!


Harry,

You are past your prime. There is not one magician on this forum that is as self-promoting as you. Many people have come before you as well as after you. Don't have a delusion of grandeur that you are the best magician to ever exist, because you are not. There is a reason why you aren't named as one of the "giants" of magic, such as Houdin, Vernon, and Marlo. Just stop already.
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In all fairness, Harry is on the greatest magician DVDs, and on more than one.
I did not recognize his name initially, but did go back and watch some of his recorded information and I did recall him on television as a kid for teaching you how to remember things. All those infomercials that teach you how to remember stuff is copying Harry's work.

I read some of Harry's Apocalypse series online and if you just want quantity of tricks it's the way to go. But it assumes you have the basics down, and was too much for me. I had written him off at that point. But I knew enough to listen. He kept saying, beginners should read the Magic Book. I finally was able to get a copy of his Magic Book. All of a sudden, you realize he breaks everything down for an absolute beginner. This book took some serious time to write. When he is saying he wrote a book for YOU, he really means he wrote it for anyone who wants to learn card magic.

It is probably painful for him to see the same questions asked over and over again, when he wrote a book explaining the answer.

One major thing I have noticed from these self promoters is that good things do not always last. Meaning if you do not grab it when its available, it may be gone tomorrow. We are lucky to have the author that you can read his book and ask questions about it.
I have to imagine Harry is well retired, he is in his 90s, and does this for fun. After all, you never stop doing magic.
I do think Harry should record in high definition with a magician wannabe from YouTube or upcoming guys and teaches them tricks. I think it would increase his sales, and his legendary status.

My favorite Harry trick

https://youtu.be/DuER_efoMe4
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Thanks, TomB.B. So far as the very knowledgeable Josh.. is concerned, can only repeat:
What is terrific about e internet? It gives everyone a voice.
What is TERRIBLE about the internet? It gives everyone a voice.
THE BASTION OF LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, COWARDICE, ANONYMITY. God save us!
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The OP noted having harrys the magic book already. The primary issue was that harry targeted featherly, a low post count member, where as he said nothing different than the other posters. Harry innapropriately targed him for not mentioning his book and dragged his opinion.
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