I think it behooves anyone who holds an opinion (especially someone who publishes his or her opinions) to periodically revisit that point of view and reevaluate it. Times change, people change, and opinions change. After critical reexamination and reflection of something I’ve published, I see no dishonor in saying, “You know; I didn’t get that quite right.”
Earlier this year I completed work on The Paradigm Shift Volumes One and Two; consequently, the concepts of Action, Chaos, and Repose have been on my mind. I also revised and updated Closely Guarded Secrets. As I looked at The Luckiest Cards in Las Vegas (a memorized-deck routine), I realized the method for handling a memdeck I have espoused for years is not optimal. “Jazzing,” the term I coined twenty-two years ago in Workers 5 is inaccurate and misleading. In fact, many of the technical aspects of memdeck work I put forth in Workers 5 and subsequent books are simply incorrect in light of the guiding principles of Action, Repose, and Chaos.
Fortunately, I’m still on the planet; I have the opportunity to explain where I went wrong. Best of all, I can offer you ways of handling a memdeck that are far more effective and deceptive than anything I have seen in print. These techniques are especially useful when “improvising” with a memdeck.
I’m delighted with the discoveries I’ve made. I think you will be, too. Look for this new project at the end of July.
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Living Room Lecture with Michael Close
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DeMystifying Miracles: The Landmark CC Living Room Lecture hosted by master magician Michael Close and the Conjuror Community Team!
Aaron Fisher is a wonderful magician and creative thinker; he’s also an old pal and one of my favorite people on the planet. He has invited me to give a “Living Room Lecture” on his Conjuror Community website. I have previously declined doing any online lecturing, but I like Aaron’s format and the fact that the viewers can ask questions. I’ll be discussing topics from The Paradigm Shift Volumes One and Two, and, I hope, clarifying some of the thornier concepts from those ebooks. It’s easy to sign up and only costs you a buck. When you see the extraordinary amount of content Aaron offers, I think you’ll want to make Conjuror Community a site you visit regularly.
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This is your invitation to a rare, Live Online Lecture—where Michael Close joins Aaron and the CC Team for an intimate evening filled with astonishing miracles—and insights you can only get from a real invitation to the home of a master magician.
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