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 Post subject: Center Tear
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 9:05 pm 
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Where can I find the center tear? Videos, books, etc.?


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 7:27 am 
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Anneman has it. Corinda's Thirteen Steps has it. Virtually every beginner's magic or mentalism book has a section on it. If you want to get to the good stuff though...
Richard Osterlind has a version that is great - The Slow Motion Center Tear
Bruce Bernstein's Classics Lecture Notes
Richard Busch's Peek Performances
Gary Kurtz has a nice one in his Jas Jakutsch Completely Mental Volume 1
Barrie Richardson has done some work on it as has Bob Cassidy.

these are some of the best I have come across.


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 11:39 am 
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Mark Wilson's Complete course in Magic has a version of it as well.


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 6:29 pm 
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I agree with david_a_whitehead. A bit of advice. I have personally done a few different types of center tears. If you are doing work with larger amounts of information, go with Richard Busch's Peek Performances or Peek Encores. If you want a great looking tear with no switches or stolen paper (yes, I mean you give back all of the paper) get Richard Osterlind's Mind Mysteries volume 1 for his Perfect Center Tear. It also comes with other effects. You cannot go wrong either way.


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the1complainer wrote:
Mark Wilson's Complete course in Magic has a version of it as well.


You beat me to it!


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 5:15 pm 
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You can learn it in Explicit Content. Google it.


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 5:31 pm 
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no, get the real sources. explicit content mentions like a paragraph summary.


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david_a_whitehead wrote:
no, get the real sources. explicit content mentions like a paragraph summary.

Yeah but it explains it very well. Oh yeah and theres more than a paragraph summery.


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 8:20 pm 
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either way, you can get bonus material if you go with osterlind, expicit content or anything else (usually).


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 7:05 am 
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expicit content was very disappointing. how much of this stuff are you truly going to use??? There is much better bending material out there and most of the stuff really is just rehashing the old. if you want to learn the center tear, that must mean that you are a beginner to mentalism (am I right in this assumption?) and therefore get 13 steps and learn it from there. Explicit content is not a good source. and the sources I listed above has far better "bonus" material as you guys put it.


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 10:13 am 
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and you should consider that knowing a center tear is not all you should have. the psychology behind it is the true power....for this read Ted Lesley's Dissertation in Paramiracles, or try getting a hold of Bruce Bernstein's thoughts on the topic in Conversations With Mind Readers. Very Powerful stuff. A center tear can be very transparent when not performed correctly.


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 11:49 am 
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try card colleage i think taht has it


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 12:03 pm 
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The Klutz book of Magic has a small section on the center tear, as does Complete Course In Magic.


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killerkey wrote:
try card colleage i think taht has it


why would "Card" College have it?


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 8:52 pm 
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i would like to know that as well. I dont do a center tear, i would rather do a peek. Either way, a good idea for performing this kind of thing would be to ask someone to write down a word of something that is of great importance. You ask them concentrate their positive energy (or whatever) to that paper that reminds them of that. you then reveal that. Its also good if you tell them to write down a word that you would definately not know anything about, like a childhood pet, or something allong those lines


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