Ok, if you read my post in Digital Conviction then you know I was waiting for this to arrive. In
reality nothing comes with the DVD so they should have just made it a Digital Download to begin
There are THREE methods of Stigmata taught here. I really appreciate the fact that Robert
went all out on this. There's one method for Bleeding Tears and one method for Pulse Stopper.
Starting with Pulse Stopper. I do not condone this method. There's a safer method by Wayne
Houchin and, if you've read any magic book in creation, all Illusionists warn that the method taught
here "could" cause medical issues.
Enough said on that.
Bleeding Tears... BRAVO! Great job
on everything! This effect is worth half the DVD price alone.
Stigmata... the three methods
taught are actually two methods with a prep. I'm not proud to say this, but I'm 38 years old (I
know, oldness... ugh), never once has anyone ever told me to "cause harm" to my body to perform...
until now. Enough said on that without giving away the method.
Again, I appreciate Robert's
ability to create and bring us awesome stuff, but unfortunately I can't say I liked it (there's only
two choices for rating, please make a "MEH" rating in that drop down). The moment bodily harm comes
into play it's a "No Go". There are so many "possible" repurcussions to this DVD that even the
warnings aren't enough. I'm at a stand still.
UNIVERSAL IMPRESSION 5 STARS
CONVICTION 2 STARS
WOUNDED 3 STARS
Safety first, an illusionist shouldn't
chance health over effect. There's so many diseases and such out there that one mistake could cause
a long (well, short term dependent on what you may catch) term issue that could effectively end it
all. Just because the Amazing Jonathan eats Razorblades on stage doesn't mean he's REALLY eatting
them... a trick is a trick and a lesson... well, a bad lesson may turn fatal.
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So I got this as a gift with a sale penguin was having, I would never have bought it though. I am a
fan of some of the creepy stuff. I have played around with saw, working on swallowing razor blades,
I do the human blockhead, this is the 1st time though I was told to hurt myself for an effect. It
has a warning to consult a physician before performing, without giving away the method I dont see
any physician saying this is a good idea. There is a lot I feel could go wrong, and I could not even
finish the dvd because I felt this really was not a good idea. If your really into this kind of
stuff, the concept is interesting, my advice though is to be carefull
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Wounded has many great effects that are very powerful. The only things that i don't like are: the
long, messy setups and the the fact u must buy some props. If you are willing to buy the props and
practice these effects you will get great reactions and people will think your a god.
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If you are serious in magic in the sense that it is an art, buy this effect. It does require
carefull setup in front of a mirror to avoid mild pain in some of the effects. The idea of stigmata
interests me greatly, so I love this effect. The stigmata of the hand effect I don't find practical
for a walk around situation, but the eye's are great. For Halloween, it's great. For normal
situation, you can cry on command. So for that, this effect is worth the money you need to put out
to get it.
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The content of material is very good, however to do the effects it is quite propertory, messy, a
little painful and if not done cautiously could result in a
infection. Also the material needed
is a bit expensive.
Not for all venues or audiences. Gothic at best perhaps at a Halloween
It is perfect for Halloween...but Robert Smith had sait " it is not for every people" specialy for
the religion argoment.I'm like very more, but be quite where and who you use it!
This is actually pretty cool... However the first method he teaches is disturbing... The other ones
he teaches you need to buy your own gimmicks to make but are worth it. This is definitely not for
everyone or just an audience. It definitely plays on people's spirituality really hard and can
offend a lot of people. Other than that it is totally awesome
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This effect is amazing. If you are dedicated to your art and will do anything to get reactions order
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