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Hundredth Monkey by Chris Philpott (2 DVD Set + Gimmicks) THREE devastating effects based on a brand new, diabolically clever principle. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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"The 100th Monkey is not just a method; it's an adventure! You're going to want to run with these simian secrets." -Max Maven

"Chris has been a very clever boy here! He's taken a genuine psychological phenomenon and turned it to his (and now our) advantage to create something utterly baffling." -Colin McLeod

"A radically new breakthrough in the art of mentalism. The 100th Monkey is brilliant and takes dual reality to the next level, the effects are powerful and well thought out, and even greater is the core technique which opens the door to endless possibilities!" -Robert J. Gould

"This is for the thinking mentalist who wants to be at the cutting edge of new ideas without using stooges or electronic gadgets. Real magic of the mind that takes advantage of how our minds work!" -Paul Draper

"Revolutionary ideas that soon will be the standard for all mentalists who want to go that extra step for something that feels real enough to be impossible. The most valuable part of the 100th monkey is that the ideas, principles and demonstrations are worthy of being seen on TV and still be believable!" -Joe Monti, National TV Producer (Criss Angel's Mindfreak)

“Chris, you are a freaking genius and you can quote me on that! The method is diabolical!” -Matthew Johnson

“Ingenious and innovative... It's not often that some new and useful principle is brought to mentalists, but Chris Philpott has done just that. Highly recommended.” -Jheff

“This is effing great, so please stop talking about this. The fewer that know about this, the better!” -Sean Fields

“I think it is great. I had to rub my eyes a few times just looking at it!” -Craig Filicetti

“In the hands of a good performer, it can become a deadly psychological weapon, to produce the most organic mindreading ever! I can't recommend The 100th Monkey highly enough.” -Robert Marsi

“Excellent, top of the line stuff from a master… this is the sort of thing that other performers buy the rights to in order to keep to themselves.” -Atlas Brookings

"Absolutely brilliant!" –Banachek

“I love this! I’ll just stick this straight in my parlor show. One of the best mentalism products we’ve seen in a very long time. A brand new principle! Chris’ routines are brilliant!” –David Penn

“To say that I'm impressed is an understatement! This is something I will carry with me personally everywhere I go. The secondary DVD also includes a staggering amount of additional files which open up limitless possibilities for magicians, mentalists and hypnotists alike. Words simply do not do this justice and I implore you to take less than three minutes of your highly valuable time to check out the video.” -Michael Murray

The 100th Monkey



A powerful new plot involving the entire audience…

The performer holds up a card with a word written on it - the audience concentrates on it and a volunteer reads their minds!

"In 1952, in the jungles of the island of Koshima, in Japan, scientists made one of the strangest discoveries of all time..."

The performer holds up a large card so everyone in the audience can see it - everyone except a volunteer on stage with her eyes closed. The card has a word printed on it - perhaps it reads Canada. As the audience concentrates on the word, the volunteer is asked to think of a country…

Her choice matches the card shown to the audience!

The effect can be repeated with one or more volunteers and a variety of choices: from rock bands to six-digit numbers…

At this point you may be wondering how the heck can a volunteer know what everyone else is thinking?! If you're guessing this involves some kind of switch or flap so the volunteer looks at a different card than the audience, you'd be wrong -- everyone looks at the same card at the same time!

When I first performed this for a group of mentalists, many of them came up to me afterwards and confessed that they thought I was using stooges. I wasn't.

The 100th Monkey Effect is the controversial scientific theory that when enough individuals think the same thought, then that thought can spread to others as if it is "in the air”.

Speechless



Take away a volunteer's ability to read!

"I want you to come on a little adventure, a trip into the past - your past - to rediscover the childlike wonder you felt at that age when you'd learned to speak but not to read..."

The performer takes away a volunteer's ability to read. When the performer holds up cards with words printed on them, the audience can read the words easily, but the words make no sense to the volunteer who struggles to sound out the words just like a child learning to read. In the end, the performer gives the volunteer back his ability and without ever looking away from the card suddenly he can read the words perfectly!

Speechless can be presented as a display of mind control or hypnosis (though it doesn't use hypnosis). It can be comic but it can also be beautiful or even frightening, depending on your presentation.

Like The 100th Monkey, Speechless uses no stooges, instant or otherwise - the volunteer is just as amazed as everyone else and the moment when he suddenly understands the word he is looking at is so baffling and powerful that it elicits gasps and shouts.

Speechless is part of the 100th Monkey package, and includes video overview, full written instructions, scripts, variations and all necessary "gimmicks.”

The Sixth Scent



Know which of four spectators is thinking of a time, a place, a thing and an emotion -- then, without a question or anything written, reveal exact details!

"Different types of thoughts have different flavors. And just as you might walk into someone's home and say, 'Ahh, they're cooking Indian food!' I often catch the scent of a thought when I am close to someone - not the specific thought which is very difficult but a general flavor. I'd like to demonstrate for that for you."

Four people are selected and come up from the audience. The performer shows them four cards - on one side they are blank and on the other they say "Month", "Country", "Furniture" and "Emotion." With the performer's back turned, they mix the cards among themselves and yet the performer quickly and unerringly determines who is thinking of a time, a place, a thing and an emotion. This is repeated several times in quick succession.

And then, the impossible kicker - without a single question, pre-show, stooges or anything written down, the performer reveals the exact month, country, piece of furniture and emotion the four people are thinking of!

No stooges, hypnotism or pre-show.

Includes 2 DVDs, props, written text and loads of extras.

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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
80 bucks? weak instructional dvd Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 27th, 2014
I know an extra dvd was given with other goodies to print out for your use but still I feel cheated. The instructional dvd doesn't have any live performances just exactly what you see on the trailer. Chris basically sits in front of a camera and tells you things you can do without really giving any detailed demonstrations or live performances to prove his theory. This feels like an incomplete project. For the 80 bucks I poured in and days of trying to put together strong patter, I really feel that I've taken away time from other stronger effects that I receive great reactions from. this is going in the draw, highly disappointed, worst 80 bucks I ever spent.
I really tried to give this the benefit of doubt but as one earlier reviewer put it. It worked about 50 percent of the time as everyone knew about the mystery of the gimmick. Old science trick for adults if that, doubt its performance will interest a younger crowd so save your Begonias....
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 9th, 2014
I have done this trick a good 20 times and no matter how picky I am about the lighting, spectators guess how it works about fifty percent of the time. I can't say that I would recommend this one, but I like the idea and hope it can be perfected in the future.
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2 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
Very Cool For Pros Only Though... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2013
This is really cool ! I'm stoked about it and fortune enough that for me at least right now $80 is not a ton of money...

However if i was stretched for cash and could only buy 1 trick I'd def feel a little burned. Not because of the quality or the amount of content you get out of the product but more because this trick is really for working professional mentalist.

I'm just a dood who is dabbling in magic for fun. I brought this to the bar and it was fun to play with but really only got a 50/50 result out of it and it not nearly as cool as the trailer makes it out to be.

BTW there are no full performances on the DVD which always a huge red flag. I wish I had known that before I bought it...

Overall really innovative and great addition for any working pro... if you are just an average person though. Save your cash unless you have a ton of extra floating around and want to try this !!!
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2 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
Excellent Effects and Supplies! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 10th, 2013
This 2 DVD set is an outstanding methodology to doing some incredible effects that can be done right out of the box! Watch the DVD once and you're off and running with 'Speechless', incredibly funny and mysterious for everyone around!

There are many effects for close up, parlor and stage!

If you use just one effect from this DVD set, then it is still worth the price asked! I'm glad the price is high as it will keep the curious at bay!

For those of us who do perform, the price could of been even higher!

Don't want to give away the method but everything you need is here contained on those two DVDs. You can work straight out of the box or produce effects that are appropriately sized for the stage!

Chris is a freakin' genius!
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Every mentalist should own. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 4th, 2014
I spent all day getting my patter down for this trick and it was worth every penny. Every trick will be able to be done right out of the box after watching the dvd. Yes the lighting can sometimes be a problem but I plan on performing this in parlor and stage anyways. This isn't for every situation for instance table hopping or some close up situations. However this effect is too powerful when it's done. I don't want to tip the method but you can do this close up but the audience just has to be a couple feet away from the spectator that is reading the cards. People can't be on top of you for this one. I agree with another reviewer in that I want more live performances! Lastly the other effects on the dvd were just alright but speechless was worth $80 especially sinc you get the artwork.
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0 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2014
Excellent purchase
Fun to perform great audience reaction
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 3rd, 2014
The effects on this DVD are great. Speechless is now one of my favorite effects. I will be combining this with the Manchurian Approach and I am sure that it will be a hit.
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