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Aaron Lucas
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I got this email last night from Chris . Been on his mailing list for a while, it sounds wicked cool!

Anybody know any more?

"Hello!

I will soon be sharing a new set of notes.

XIDD explores a system that will allow you to know more.

You will be able to:

Demonstrate that with undoubtable proof that you knew and understood an image only thought of - not drawn, not written, not selected from a list.
Learn how to draw potential clients in with a virtual, fully interactive and exciting experience of mind reading.
Duplicate an image over digital media and under test conditions.
Cleanly predict people’s actions and choices.
Know and reveal thought of names, destinations and drawings.

This is an in depth exploration of a concept that Chris first shared back in 2015.

You’ll learn never tipped before additions that allow for 100% accuracy and certainty and a number of new routines, approaches and secrets to expand upon Chris' original tool. .

New routines, scripts and handlings.

No anagrams, No pre show, No secret peeks.

Everything in these notes works digitally and perfectly over FaceTime, Zoom, Skype.

“IDD is already a very clever concept in remote mind-reading, but Chris’ new ideas and variations take it to the next level. This is a routine that you absolutely must include in your next Zoom show.” Marc Paul

Upon release this week, each PDF will be personalised and then emailed to the buyer within 24 hours.

More soon.

Christopher."
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Hello!

I am going to be gifting three preview copies of XIDD within the next two days.

To be eligible for this gift you must be signed up here: http://c-r-products.yolasite.com/Register-Interest.php

From my subscribers I will be selecting the lucky three at random.

These notes are exciting to me, and upon release only be available from me initially.

Each PDF will be personalised.

I can't wait for you to read these notes, and to enjoy the contents.

Happy to answer any questions.

I'll be in touch,

Christopher
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I thought IDD was quite an interesting concept. I am excited to see what the new additions are.
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Signed up. Thank you for the offer.
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I was lucky enough to read a preview copy. IDD has always been a great system but Chris has really added some fantastic touches for performing over video chat. I’ll be adding it to my Zoom show for sure.
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Thanks to all that have signed up so far.

I have been asked if this will work in other languages and I can happily state that you can perform these feats and experiences in any language for anyone.

I will be sending out a preview copy to one lucky person today, another tomorrow and another on Friday.

I will also be posting here and sending an email to everyone signed up here: http://c-r-products.yolasite.com to announce the release of the notes, each order will be personalised and emailed to you within 24 hours.

There is a page at the back of the notes that hints at areas of possible future focus for the reader, and I can say that these thoughts alone will be worth the price of the notes!

I've also been asked how much these will cost, the price will be £20.

More information soon.

I'll be in touch,

Christopher
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I was lucky enough to get a preview copy of this to read through also. I've known Chris a long time and when he's excited about something it usually means it's excellent - and this is just that. (Also to be clear - if I think something is rubbish, I'd tell him and you that.)

If you know the I.D.D. concept then there's some wonderful additions and rotuine which is a lovely piece of theatre - yes it's that strong - that you can perform over zoom or any other virtual medium.

If you don't know I.D.D. yet then this is a no brainer because it is simply a wonderful routine that will make you smile. I was so mad when he first showed me it at the Session a few years ago because it is so clever and I couldn't believe I hadn't made the connection.

Chris doesn't just create a trick and be done with it, he hones it, improves it, tries all the different ideas that his big brain can come up with before putting something out there, and this gives you an insight into how you can take a principle or a routine and really grow it into something more.

There's a lovely nugget from Luke Jermay too.

Highly recommended.
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I'll be sending out another advanced preview copy today, that person has already been contacted.

There is still one more preview to be claimed!

Sign up to be in for a chance.

I'll soon be sending out an email announcing when XIDD will be available.

More soon,

Christopher.
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Looking forward to getting this. The Star Sign revelation in the original was perfect.
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Hey everyone!

I am really happy to let you all know that XIDD is all set and ready, and will be released on Monday at midday, UK time.

Each PDF will be personalised and emailed to you within 24 hours (although probably much sooner!)

It's had some fantastic feedback from pro's that I really respect and who's opinion I value.

DEMONSTRATE WITH UNDOUBTABLE PROOF THAT YOU KNEW AND UNDERSTOOD AN IMAGE ONLY THOUGHT OF - NOT DRAWN, NOT WRITTEN, NOT SELECTED FROM A LIST.

LEARN HOW TO DRAW POTENTIAL CLIENTS IN WITH A VIRTUAL, FULLY INTERACTIVE AND EXCITING DEMONSTRATION OF MIND READING.

DUPLICATE AN IMAGE OVER DIGITAL MEDIA AND UNDER TEST CONDITIONS.

CLEANLY PREDICT PEOPLE’S ACTIONS AND CHOICES.

KNOW AND REVEAL THOUGHT OF NAMES, DESTINATIONS AND DRAWINGS.

THIS IS AN IN DEPTH EXPLORATION OF A CONCEPT THAT CHRIS FIRST SHARED BACK IN 2015.

YOU’LL LEARN NEVER TIPPED BEFORE ADDITIONS THAT ALLOW FOR 100% ACCURACY AND CERTAINTY.

NEW ROUTINES, SCRIPTS AND HANDLINGS.

WORKS IN ANY LANGUAGE.

NO ANAGRAMS, NO PRE SHOW, NO SECRET PEEKS.

"The IDD is already a very clever concept in remote mind-reading, but Chris' new ideas and variations take it to the next level. This is a routine that you absolutely must include in your next Zoom show." - Marc Paul

"The brilliant Chris Rawlins does it again. Expanding on his own ideas, he creates brand new mind boggling and unbelievable mind trips. If you own his previous work , this is a strong addition. If you don’t, drop everything and buy this now......not later, NOW." - Marc Salem

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 8TH 2020 MIDDAY, UK TIME.

I'm sure that the people who were selected for preview copies will share their thoughts here soon, alongside other respected pro's who are reading their preview copies as I type this.

Thank you all for your interest in XIDD, more soon.

I'll be in touch,

Christopher.
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I am one of the lucky people who got a preview copy of XIDD. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I've always thought that IDD was a very interesting approach to the Drawing Duplication concept and it is definitely worth exploring.
XIDD has additional ideas and concepts around the main method which I found not only interesting but inspiring at the same time. There are also many ideas that are not limited to Drawing Duplications but other concepts as well. I especially like a couple of ideas shared by John Archer and Luke Jermay. I thought John's idea creates a beautiful image on stage which adds something extra to the routine. I can honestly say that I will make what is needed and will experiment with adding IDD to one of my existing routines and I was also inspired to explore more an idea shared by Luke Jermay in this manuscript.
This will of course work in any language but one thing I would highlight that it is already mentioned in the manuscript is that you will probably have to modify certain things depending on where you live and your demographics. I will definitely do that and I am looking forward to exploring this more and see where it takes me. I believe this is more than just a routine. Once you are familiar with this concept there is definitely a lot of things you can experiment with using it.
Clearly a lot of thought has gone into this and it sure deserves our attention. Very clever thinking and a refreshing approach to a classic plot in mentalism.
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I too was fortunate to receive a preview copy of XIDD from Christopher. Having read the manuscript, I haven't been this excited about an effect in a long time. This approach to the classic plot is refreshing indeed!

Think about this:

You ask a spectator to go into another room and draw something on a piece of paper, fold it up and put it in their pocket. Only then do they return to the room you are in. The spectator does not use a clip board or pad of paper, only the slip of paper they wrote on, folded and put in their pocket - where it remains. There is no force. There is no peek. There is no ID. No IS. No DR. No special pen or imp pad. No electronics. Yet somehow you are able to replicate their drawing. Impossible.

This brings me back to when I saw Uri Geller on tv as a child, when a person would go in another room, draw something and seal it in an envelope. Yet Uri was able to know what they drew. Impossible.

Yet now entirely possible with a method that is brilliant, clever and very refreshing.

Thank you Christopher for creating and sharing XIDD. It is wonderful!
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Manos, Stunninger & Chris - thanks so much for taking the time to post your thoughts.

I'm really excited for this to launch tomorrow!

It will be available here: http://c-r-products.yolasite.com/XIDD.php tomorrow from 12 midday, UK time.

Everyone signed up on my website will receive an email tomorrow with a direct link to the product page.

Each PDF will be personalised and password protected and then emailed to you personally and within 24 hours, but in most cases much sooner.

I'll also be including some random gifts with some purchases as a thanks for your continued support of my work.

I'll be in touch,

Christopher
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I too was fortunate to receive a preview copy of XIDD from Christopher. Having read the manuscript, I haven't been this excited about an effect in a long time. This approach to the classic plot is refreshing indeed!

Think about this:

You ask a spectator to go into another room and draw something on a piece of paper, fold it up and put it in their pocket. Only then do they return to the room you are in. The spectator does not use a clip board or pad of paper, only the slip of paper they wrote on, folded and put in their pocket - where it remains. There is no force. There is no peek. There is no ID. No IS. No DR. No special pen or imp pad. No electronics. Yet somehow you are able to replicate their drawing. Impossible.

This brings me back to when I saw Uri Geller on tv as a child, when a person would go in another room, draw something and seal it in an envelope. Yet Uri was able to know what they drew. Impossible.

Yet now entirely possible with a method that is brilliant, clever and very refreshing.

Thank you Christopher for creating and sharing XIDD. It is wonderful!


But, that’s impossible. Unless there’s a hole in his pocket and you got a peek.
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Chris kindly sent me a preview of the manuscript. In case anyone is wondering, he and I have only corresponded on a few occasions in the past, so this isn't a case of "friends-hyping-friends."

This brief review has been one of the most challenging I've ever written. It has gone through multiple iterations in an effort to condense my thoughts into the most coherent and helpful information I can impart to prospective buyers of XIDD.

The core approach of Chris' IDD ("Invisible Drawing Duplication") has, since its initial release back in 2015, received a polarized response. Some love it - some don't.

Proponents of IDD like the methodological conditions it allows: No peek, no impression, no anagrams, no PS, no DR, and you never touch their drawing. The participant can think of any simple drawing and it will appear as though you've duplicated it (or at least provide a "Geller-like" similar hit).

Opponents of IDD take the stance that there are numerous other methods which are more direct, sure-fire and natural than the compromises found within this approach.

This is largely an issue of taste. If you're familiar with Phedon Bilek's "Proteus" many of the same pros and cons apply here.

I fall somewhere in the middle of the above two extremes. I appreciate the outside-the-box thinking behind IDD and how well Chris has executed the idea... but, for my preferences and typical performing conditions, there are other techniques that suit me better to accomplish a drawing duplication.

If you aren't yet familiar with the method in play, I think the crux of your opinion will be based on how you feel about one necessary moment in the routine: When you insert YOUR drawing into the stack of blank cards and subsequently spread through that stack to show that your drawing matches (at least categorically) the participant's.

To help clarify this moment I encourage you to view the performance trailer (complete and uncut - a rare thing!) put out by Vanishing Inc. when IDD was released as a single download several years ago: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-dvds/idd/

I personally don't love that moment. I fully admit that participants may not consciously register it as an unnecessary action - but I believe that my internal discomfort with the moment would telegraph something is amiss to my audiences. Like anything though - if you don't feel "guilty" then I'm sure you can make it fly. John Archer's contribution helps to alleviate this moment through mirrored choreography but I'm still left thinking that hiding MY drawing inside the stack seems illogical.

HAVING SAID ALL OF THAT, I can still sincerely recommend that you pick up XIDD for the following reasons:

1) I'm a big advocate of acquiring useful tools. IDD is a very clever approach with which to be familiar. Not every "tool" works for every "job" so there's value in having a variety of techniques at your disposal.

2) Following up from the previous point - it fits current performing limitations. IDD does allow you to perform a version of the drawing duplication premise over Zoom etc. Even in a live performing context it will function as a no-contact method. I think that this, or similar circumstances/conditions, is where IDD is a contender. If your presentation/routine makes a BIG point of the drawing happening REMOTELY from you (the performer) then IDD is absolutely worth a look. If it doesn't, maybe a different technique is the way to go.

3) The manuscript examines several different applications of the core idea beyond a drawing duplication. As someone who actively strives to "read between the lines" I appreciate that Chris encourages the reader to see the bigger picture of what the method makes possible. Luke Jermay's suggested application is particularly noteworthy.

I applaud Chris for pushing the basic concept behind IDD further and appreciated the opportunity to take a look at these newest ideas/applications.

Best wishes,

Drew
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I got this from Chris and I will review in my Breakfast Mentalism, I honestly think that this is the best (if not the only) way to do a drawing duplication via ZOOM.
I was struggling to find a good routine and is really good and easy to do.
One tip: you can also use multiple people to do that Smile
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Ok so I picked it up at launch and wow, just had a quick read and this is really REALLY good. Very excited to try which hopefully will be on my first zoom show at the weekend - eek.

This is what I want mentalist products to be like. Very impressed.
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I too was fortunate to receive a preview copy of XIDD from Christopher. Having read the manuscript, I haven't been this excited about an effect in a long time. This approach to the classic plot is refreshing indeed!

Think about this:

You ask a spectator to go into another room and draw something on a piece of paper, fold it up and put it in their pocket. Only then do they return to the room you are in. The spectator does not use a clip board or pad of paper, only the slip of paper they wrote on, folded and put in their pocket - where it remains. There is no force. There is no peek. There is no ID. No IS. No DR. No special pen or imp pad. No electronics. Yet somehow you are able to replicate their drawing. Impossible.

This brings me back to when I saw Uri Geller on tv as a child, when a person would go in another room, draw something and seal it in an envelope. Yet Uri was able to know what they drew. Impossible.

Yet now entirely possible with a method that is brilliant, clever and very refreshing.

Thank you Christopher for creating and sharing XIDD. It is wonderful!


But, that’s impossible. Unless there’s a hole in his pocket and you got a peek.


What we're doing is *supposed* to be impossible, no? That's an accurate description of what you can do with this. I've just finished reading it, and it's fantastic, well worth picking up.
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The XIDD method can be used for a lot more than drawing duplications. Really clever system with a broad range of possibilities.
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Truly excited to say that XIDD is now available here: http://c-r-products.yolasite.com/XIDD.php

The feedback has been really wonderful, so thanks to all those that have purchased XIDD. It is always so great to hear that people are already using this!

If you are on facebook, Luca Volpe has reviewed XIDD here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lucavolpeproductions/

I had someone ask this morning if the effects are only performable via digital means, so I wanted to clarify that everything in XIDD is performable in person and via digital means.

They work via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Facebook Messenger but just as well and with as much impact as in person.

When I started working with these concepts years ago it was mostly in person and via Skype with potential clients.

The reason why these notes are available now, and not when planned (which was in Drawing Thoughts Volume 3) is because the digital performance is more relevant at this time than it may ever be again.

I was also asked yesterday about the contents.

Contents include:

Origins - a discussion about where this concept came from and why XIDD exists and what exactly it is.
IDD System - explained in new detail and with extra clarity.
Never Shared Details - How to duplicate an image only thought of a not even drawn, how to be always hit and how to create the most impact when using these approaches for your audience, whether live or via digital means.
Some Other Thinking - John Archer & Luke Jermay Additions.
Extra Notes and Thoughts #1 - More ways to enhance elements of the IDD that allow for extra deception and one point that everyone misses, that's worth the price of the notes...
Test Condition Digital Drawing Mystery - An interactive experience for your friends, potential clients or as an incredible opener for your online shows. Fully interactive, and even less required from the performer AND an amazing way to get business cards into your clients/potential clients hands in a unique and memorable way. They will remember and re tell this experience, trust me. This has secured me work.
Extra Notes and Thoughts #2 - A note on Test Conditions Digital Drawing Mystery that flips the claim and turns it into an entirely different beast.
An Imagined Image - A duplication where the spectator never draws, writes, pick from a list, they just think of it and you know it.
A Star Sign Premonition - You predict the outcome of an event entirely out of your control.
A Name Prediction - A great and fun way to know who will be the last to speak on a Zoom meeting, plays even stronger in person.
More Mind Reading - Reveal two thoughts that the spectator never writes, draws or chooses from a list. Those who pay attention will realise that this opens up another universe of possibilities...
Things to Think About - A single page, that again worth the price of admission. Hints at ways to use these methods to reveal even more!
Credits - As important as everything else within XIDD's pages.

I hope this helps answer some asked and thought of questions.

I'll be in touch,

Christopher.

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