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PhantomStranger
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What are your top 3 favorite pieces (products, effects etc) of bizarre magic?
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Arm, leg, hand.
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I refuse to choose. It’s like asking someone who their favourite child is!

But if I really, really had to choose then it would be any three Prof. B.C. Dopps books or near Dopps. They are so much more than just effects they are beautiful works of mischievous art that sit quietly waiting to ensnare an unsuspecting spec into a whole world of bizarre magic.

But I would also slip two other things into my pocket:

Steve Peebles Carnie B*x because it is a compact little arcane box of delights.

Matt Cult’s Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny because it just works beautifully and is so ridiculously simple.
Websites built for creators and performers of the bizarre - www.oakdigitalsolutions.co.uk
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Carnie b*x seems really great from what I’ve read. Missed out on that one.
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Difficult, there are several I consider top tier, but the ones which really entrance and mesmerise an audience, delivering a feeling of real magic and awe, and which also fit my personal aesthetic would be:

The Devil Made Me Do It from Lebanon Circle

Arabian Nights from Alchemy Moon

The VVitch from MR Darkness
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On Feb 21, 2021, ManxBull wrote:
Difficult, there are several I consider top tier, but the ones which really entrance and mesmerise an audience, delivering a feeling of real magic and awe, and which also fit my personal aesthetic would be:

The Devil Made Me Do It from Lebanon Circle

Arabian Nights from Alchemy Moon

The VVitch from MR Darkness


Saw the devil made me do it on dans blog, that thing is amazing looking.
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Cuss Cards by Alchemy Moon

Dopps by Prof BC

A pendulum.
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'Favorite pieces' depends on the criteria, I guess.

In terms of having the most emotional impact on me personally, I wholeheartedly agree with David's choice for the Doppelgänger books and the Cuss Cards.

My favorite Dopps are: 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', 'Jekyll & Hyde' and 'A Christmas Carol'.

And I cherish my Cuss Cards Kings set, for which Christopher Gould built me a special box. You can find some pics in the crypt: https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......art=60#9

Recently, I was able to acquire the Aes Goetia (by Prof BC). Wow wow wow...
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I forced myself to make this list. It was almost impossible to choose. In the end, I went for a combination of profound personal impact and actual stage/performance time.

Bizarre Regards,
Perkins

FAVORITE ARTIFACTS:
Doppelganger - PROF BC (launch trio: J&H, HoB, Poe)
Resurrection Cemetery Gatekey - PROF BC
KADAR Pro - Alchemy Moon

FAVORITE BOOKS:
Spirit Theater - Eugene Burger
Phasmology - Professor BC
Danse Avec Les Morts - Paul Voodini

FAVORITE UTILITIES:
SupaLok - Mick Hanzlik
Pendulum(s)
Spirit Slates - Marc Charisse

FAVORITE COLLABORATION:
The Looking-Glass Tarot & Alice Oracle (Queen Alice, artifact deck) - ParlourGhost and Dan Baines, Lebanon Circle
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Without doubt my favourite is 'Power of the Tarot'. It is very simple to present, no sleight of hand, no difficult moves, uses a very simple principle yet is utterly convincing. It was the first Bizarre Magic effect I ever performed, the first I ever sold and it is still my number one go-to effect over 30 years later!

Keith Hart
Black Artefacts, manufacturer and dealer of weird, bizarre and psychic magic: www.blackhart.co.uk
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Without doubt my favourite is 'Power of the Tarot'. It is very simple to present, no sleight of hand, no difficult moves, uses a very simple principle yet is utterly convincing. It was the first Bizarre Magic effect I ever performed, the first I ever sold and it is still my number one go-to effect over 30 years later!

Keith Hart



Anything from Keith is guaranteed to pack small and punch big.
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The Black Heart's work were a "gateway drug" of Bizarre for me. His magick has always been excellent. "Devil in Mind" has been among my favorites for years.

Hey Keith, are you associated in any way with the guy who seems to be selling very similar effects to yours on Ebay? If not, you might want to look into it.
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Hello

Thanks you chaps for your kind comments.

I have no associations with anyone on eBay or anywhere else, you can only get my effects from Black Artefacts. Can you email me a link to the eBay shop please.

Keith Hart
Black Artefacts, manufacturer and dealer of weird, bizarre and psychic magic: www.blackhart.co.uk
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Hello

Thanks you chaps for your kind comments.

I have no associations with anyone on eBay or anywhere else, you can only get my effects from Black Artefacts. Can you email me a link to the eBay shop please.

Keith Hart


If it does look dodgy and you need others to complain to e-bay Keith just say the word.
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Here are the links to EBAY listings similar to both Keith Hart and Dan Baines effects. Same person, UK based, selling in US.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Devil-In-Mind-M......zuNf-fGi

https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-Book-Before-M......zlxfy9EY

seller is "that's-cool"
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"that's - cool" also has a website, with suspiciously inexpensive effects:
https://www.thats-cool.co.uk/Seven_Deadl......509.aspx
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Part of the issue is that there are no international copyrights to protect the artwork and many handlings are based upon classics which are out of copyright length of time, if ever protected in first place. Therefore, you can Find this going on. While we may view it as unethical, it appears to not be illegal, as long as you are not in the country in which the copyright is issued. The other issue is the legal cost to pursue damage versus the recompense does not make it worthwhile in most instances.
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For me:

L*NA
The Resurrection Cemetery Gate Key
The Dark Board
Professor Philemon Vanderbeck
That Creepy Magician
"I use my sixth sense to create the illusion of possessing the other five."
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On Feb 27, 2021, Philemon Vanderbeck wrote:
For me:

L*NA
The Resurrection Cemetery Gate Key
The Dark Board


I agree these are pretty great.
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