This is strong material.
I hate to be that guy, but I am at the moment...I almost wish
this was priced way higher, or was a limited release.
If you want to give jaw dropping,
powerful, readings, get this.
I am a full time mentalist/reader. I have a library of material
on my shelves, and Sibyl stands toe to toe with any of it. This will be a referenced classic one day
This release covers everything from cold reading, scripting, justification, Acidus
Novus, and more.
With performance examples.
The included PDF is as well written as the DVD
Both are clear, professional, and well paced.
Phedon lays out an incredibly
well structured, systematic, layered approach.
None of it is pie in the sky stuff, and has
obviously been worked hard, in the real world.
Thankfully this will take a bit of attention and
Whatever your level, if you are serious about mentalism, get this.
I'd go so far as
to say, this is one of my most satisfying mentalism purchases of all time, at any price. (let alone
I don't say that lightly, and it's a first.
Good luck, and Happy New Year
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I have ordered Sibyl with Proteus in mind and I expected a similar, linear approach to each effect
(as I find this approach brilliant in Proteus). It is not so. Sibly gives distinct effects that is
true, but more so it gives several brilliant pieces of methodology, scripts and ways of connecting
to the spectator. Nicos review above is an excellent one in all these points. The prism is
absolutely fantastic, as well as the "wait a second" but for me the most exciting thing is the way
you bring a modular script, a few uncomplicated methods and a fine premise to the table and generate
deeply moving pieces of mentalism that can be fitted to all situations. Also the journey concept is
a wonderful way to generate rapport beyond what I would consider achievable in a reading like
effect. So as to "Stock Lines", they are old as the hills, but Phedon organised them in such a way
that for once, they cannot be denied (and then salvaged by ignoring the spectator) and always help
your cause. Excellent stuff.
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If you want to learn how to give readings, Sibyl by Phedon Bilek will provide you with a complete,
step-by-step system for doing so, which includes many specific tools you can study and master.
The training is delivered through a combination of video instruction and an accompanying PDF.
The video portion is wonderful as you see actual demonstrations of Phedon giving readings. He then
explains his complete system.
In the video, Phedon explains the concepts, and in the PDF
detailed instructions are provided.
Combining the various tools taught, each reading you
give will be unique and impactful.
For anyone wanting to learn how to give readings, Sibyl
is a complete Master Course. Study it and learn the tools and you will be able to give readings
anytime, anywhere, using only a piece of paper, a pen and a business card.
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When you boil this down, this is essentially a flexible system to present a peeked name. That may
seem like it’s not worth $50, but how many peaks and tears do you know vs how many ways to present a
meaningful and emotional reveal? How many ways do you know to naturally justify tearing a piece of
paper in a way that completely and utterly makes sense?
I’ve got to say I was a little
worried this would be one of those purchases I was going to regret, but it has turned into my
favorite purchase in a long long time.
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DE PROFUNDIS - This is a propless and mechanical way to harvest information. But it's so much more
than that. There's a "therapy" vibe to it that actually justify the whole ritual. This can be used
in several contexts, ranging from imagination to psychometry (two of my favorites). The suggested
things to be harvested couldn't be better.
S.C.R.E.W.E.D - This is a themed piece, focused
on specific past events from the participant. As soon as I knew what it was about, I instantly knew
this would work wonders... particularly with woman... and possibly even make them cry. My suspicions
turned out to be correct. This is atomic stuff.
CAFFEINE-FREE - This is a reading system
that has more weight towards the "scientific" side. What a brilliant adaptation Phedon made. There's
space for a LOT here. Personally, I found this a perfect way to ease a skeptical into some more
esoteric stuff. Phedon will give additional tips that will be gold to someone not familiar with the
PHEDON'S LINES - To call this simply "stock lines" would be a huge
understatement. Phedon did a very good job not only separating the whole thing by context... he also
made a link with the greek names. He explains WHY they work... and why they CAN'T FAIL. It's full of
subtleties. Describing them in one word: MASTERFUL!
WAIT A SECOND PLOY - This can give you
a huge hit without any prior information. It's kinda hard to explain without spoiling. Imagine a
situation like "heads I win... tails you lose"... that's it. Either you get a hit or it doesn't
HERMES - It's a wizard type effect with a friend over the telephone, with a
presentation and justification.
DELPHI - It's the structure he uses to reveal a name. The
revelation happens even without harvested information.
PRISM - Essencially it's a way to
reveal gathered information giving readings that cannot "miss", thanks to a "shift". It will connect
heavily with the participant... and leave a lasting impression, for sure.
- This is a very theatrical way to reveal information. The power to elicit emotions here is pretty
FINAL WORDS - Essentially, this project is focused on
POWERFUL ways to give readings, but you will get much more than that. To be 100% honest, when I
finished seeing the project... I had that feeling of preferring this to not be out there...
particularly at this price. This is the kind of material that can turn a mediocre performer into an
ELITE one. Thank God not everybody dig readings. Phedon not only explained it really well... but he
theatrically managed to link the whole thing to the greek legend of the oracles from Ancient Greece.
This project is very special indeed. I also must mention that watching Phedon in action is a real
joy. I couldn't help but smile while watching the presentations and seeing the reactions. Phedon is
a true artist, a gentleman and I'm proud to have him as friend. He has a real knack to creating
propless stuff... and as a performer, he goes the extra mile to actually touch and connect with
people... something that is quite clear in this project and quite rare in our field. I think the
community is blessed to have someone of such high caliber willing to share his material and I
already imagine how devastating this can be in Q&A.
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Guys.... I can not possibly do justice to the depth and brilliance Phedon put into this work. As
some other reviewer points out, I selfishly wish this could be a limited release or could at least
go unnoticed. Alas, it probably won't.
See, Phedon's work provides you with such a toolkit
to make your performance memorable that it might even makes you redefine the philosophy and thinking
beneath your whole act and character.
Phedon's pieces went right into my act.
Thank you so much for giving me the possibilities to do more of what I love doing.
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Caffeine Free: very good system, easy to memorize and flexible. I like it a lot and I will try it
De Profundis: excellent psychometric routine. I do not think I use it as it is, but
let's say it gave me ideas to explore. I found the prism's metaphor of very interesting.
S.C.R.E.W.E.D. : I really enjoyed watching this experience, however I do not see myself
Delphi: the revelation of a thought name has always been my favorite
effect. I confess that it was mainly for Delphi that I bought this DVD. It would have been normal
for me to be disappointed because of too much expectation, but no: I loved it! The lines and
subtleties are truly excellent. I will also modify my personal routine to incorporate the tips and
subtleties present in Delphi.
To conclude, I would say that this is the DVD I've been
waiting for for a long time, focusing on:
- Revelation rather than information gathering,
An emotional mentalism that opposes a current and unfortunately widespread style in which the
mentalist flatters his ego by emphasizing his intellectual superiority.
It is also a very
good idea to have integrated a PDF on the DVD. This allows to quickly refer to lines and subtleties.
This is a must have video for everyone interested in readings or want to make their
mentalism more emotional.
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I received this yesterday and all I can say is that I will need a week or more to digest what Phedon
threw at us. As he said in the pdf I have been literally bombarded with so much information that I
do not know where to start. I will need to watch this a few more times as I know that I must have
The routines, the techniques and the subtleties here are EACH worth the price
of the DVD. PRISM is phenomenal, the JOURNEYS are the most beautiful thing I have ever read.
CAFFEINE-FREE is something I already started performing with amazing results, and DELPHI just made
me realize what I have been missing with my name revelations. All this with ONE P***!!!! The BLANK
PIECE DISCONNECT is pure genius, and Phedon’s justification to have the spectator write down the
name is the only one that actually MAKES SENSE!
Other subtleties such as the way he reveals the
name in SCREWED (when he chooses not to do it prop-less) are priceless and I will be using them all
NEGATIVES? Yes. The volume of the voices varies sometimes. Sorry, that is all I
have found lol
My conclusion? Sibyl did more than teaching me techniques and routines.
Watching Phedon’s interaction with his spectators, his charismatic yet so friendly demeanor, the
rapport he manages to build and the way he truly shows empathy were all priceless lessons for the
mentalist I am trying to be. It opened my mind. And the respect he has for his customers goes beyond
what I have ever seen. He answers immediately, gives bonuses, takes all the time needed, every time.
Nobody in this industry comes even close. I speak from experience.
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To me, this was worth it for the performances alone. Phedon is an amazing reader and he'll give you
so many amazing tools your head will be bursting with inspiration.
I love the title of this project because is very close to me as the most famous Sibyl among Romans
in the old times was in Cuma near my home city Naples, Italy.
Of course, I don't only love
the title but also the treasure of important knowledge you will find in this DVD.
This work as a
great value either if you do readings or if you don't. It can be utilized as a whole system or you
can extract pieces from it to create single bits of performances.
If you love readings you are
in for a treat and if you don't care much for reading you can use Sibyl as a tool and present it as
a way to get to know your participants so that you can create the right connection and emotional
atmosphere to proceed with mentalism and hypnosis for example. In all the cases this work is meant
to accompany you for years of studying and perfecting the art of creating empathy and an emotional
ground on which to stand as a mystery performer.
I am loving your work Phedon and I highly
recommend this project!
The Cumaean Sibyl was the priestess presiding
over the Apollonian oracle at Cumae, a Greek colony located near Naples, Italy. The word sibyl comes
(via Latin) from the ancient Greek word Sibylla, meaning prophetess. There were many Sibyls in
different locations throughout the ancient world. Because of the importance of the Cumaean Sibyl in
the legends of early Rome as codified in Virgil's Aeneid VI, and because of her proximity to Rome,
the Cumaean Sibyl became the most famous among the Romans.