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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby The Quill » Apr 17th, '12, 05:51



First off, a brief disclaimer:

I do not know Mr. Bressler personally or professionally, and I have not been paid to write this review. And I say that because I want you to know that my opinion hasn't been tainted or influenced in any way, and that's important given what I am about to say.

Having devoured most (if not all) of the major material related to billets, switches, and peeks (including the work of Annemann, Cassidy, Longman, Corinda, Bellon, Busch, Osterlind, Zingg, and on and on) there is no doubt in my mind that Elliot Bresler's Switchcraft is the single most thorough (and undoubtedly most expansive) work of it's kind. It is so comprehensive in fact, I simply do not have the space to provide even a merely adequate or truncated review of its specific contents. But let me just say this:

After swimming though a sea of absurdly overpriced and overhyped ebooks and manuscripts for many years--all of which had promised (yet repeatedly failed) to provide me with very little, if any, tangible, real-world/real worker value--I had the great fortune of discovering Switchcraft...and I have never looked back.

Switchcraft is simply the best work of it's kind, bar none. In fact, it's not merely the best work of its kind, it is also the single best mentalism-related material I have ingested in the last ten years. And I’m not pulling any punches by saying that; it truly is that exceptional. 

Other reviewers have pointed out that Switchcraft is under-priced, but at the risk of repeating that assertion and at the risk of sounding a bit too hyperbolic, I must say that I not only agree, but I think it’s worth at least 20 times his current asking price. And at that price, I would still consider it a bargain.

Buy this manuscript. You won’t regret it.

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby artychris » Apr 22nd, '12, 14:26

I bought this last weekend, haven't had a chance to read through it yet, but from a quick glance, it certainly appears to be as strong as all the previous reviews state. I just wanted to add that it's currently weighing in at 575 pages long!!!! Plus 3 video clips! Huge value for money! Worth applauding for that alone! Can't wait to get some time off work to sit down and start reading...

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby Stephen Ward » Apr 22nd, '12, 15:16

I have had this for a long time and always enjoy it when we get the free updates. This is one of the best value products in the business.

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby ElliottB » Nov 9th, '12, 11:03

Thank you The Quill, artychris and Stephen!

A new supplement for Switchcraft is 90% done (I’ve been editing it) and should go out to my mailing list in the near future.

Thanks again,

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby ElliottB » Nov 12th, '12, 22:11

The 20th supplement, “Cast Your Billet,” went out last night.

It includes a center tear, five billet switches, two billet presentations, and lots of great tips and ideas.

Special thanks go to Barrie Richardson, Mauricio Jaramillo, Tim Zager and Millard Longman for contributing (or allowing me to include) their excellent techniques, routine and ideas.

Copies went out to everyone on the Switchcraft mailing list. Some emails bounced (mostly due to file size) and I have attempted to contact all of those people, so that I can get the supplement to them. If you are on my list and have not received the supplement and have not been contacted by me, please do not hesitate to let me know.

For the record, the Switchcraft file available on my site now includes:

Switchcraft
The Billet Machine
Billet Proof
Silver Billet
Back from the Dead
Stack Master
CT's Switch
Q 4 U 2
The Zombie Chicken Read
Alexander Marsh’s Tel.
Ken Krenzel’s Psychologia
Secrets of the Masters Volume One
Secrets of the Masters Volume Two
Playing with Blocks
Secrets of the Masters Volume Three
Tervil Extra Bold and Other Cool Stuff
The Switchcraft Holiday Special
Three
ConFab Four and More!
Chiber & Other Cool Stuff
Cast Your Billet


Thanks again,

Elliott

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby Mandrake » Nov 12th, '12, 22:32

Arrived safe and sound, thank you!

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby Stephen Ward » Nov 13th, '12, 07:26

Arrived, Great stuff once again. Thank you Elliott!

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby Lady of Mystery » Nov 13th, '12, 10:31

I was about to moan that I hadn't got mine but I've just found it in my spam box. :D I'll need to change that.

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby ElliottB » Mar 20th, '13, 23:06

Thanks guys!!


The 21st supplement, “Flashes of Inspiration – Volume One”, went out a few days ago.

It includes a subtlety to make almost any force seem incredibly fair, a method for spirit writing, 7 Living & Dead Test ideas, a modification for two billet switches, a great utility item and Dave Arch’s “Place Setting” routine.

Special thanks to Dave Arch for graciously contributing his excellent effect.

Additional thanks to Connor Jacobs for the incredible job he did editing the supplement. Connor made what is normally the toughest part of the process remarkably easy.

Copies went out to everyone on the Switchcraft mailing list. Some emails bounced. If you are on my list and have not received the supplement, please do not hesitate to let me know. However, due to my crazy schedule this time a year, please allow me some extra time to get back to you.

For the record, the Switchcraft file available on my site now includes:

Switchcraft
The Billet Machine
Billet Proof
Silver Billet
Back from the Dead
Stack Master
CT's Switch
Q 4 U 2
The Zombie Chicken Read
Alexander Marsh’s Tel.
Ken Krenzel’s Psychologia
Secrets of the Masters Volume One
Secrets of the Masters Volume Two
Playing with Blocks
Secrets of the Masters Volume Three
Tervil Extra Bold and Other Cool Stuff
The Switchcraft Holiday Special
Three
ConFab Four and More!
Chiber & Other Cool Stuff
Cast Your Billet
Flashes of Inspiration – Volume One

Thanks again,

Elliott

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby Mandrake » Mar 21st, '13, 07:21

Received with thanks - cheers Elliott!

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby Lady of Mystery » Mar 21st, '13, 09:12

I got mine too, thanks Elliot! :D I've not had a chance to read through it yet but will have to soon.

I think this really has got to be the best value buy that I've ever made.

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby soveda » Mar 21st, '13, 13:35

Lady of Mystery wrote:I got mine too, thanks Elliot! :D I've not had a chance to read through it yet but will have to soon.

I think this really has got to be the best value buy that I've ever made.

Seconded

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby FTHO » Oct 20th, '13, 18:06

I heard somewhere that there was a forum for owners of Switchcraft to discuss the contents this book.
I confess that i haven't read all 13 pages of this post, nor have i yet finished the book.
Could anyone provide info on where and how to access the Switchcraft forum? I can provide proof of owning/purchasing the PDF if needed.

Cheers,

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby Mandrake » Oct 20th, '13, 19:25

FTHO wrote: nor have i yet finished the book

Neither has Elliott! :D

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Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

Postby FTHO » Oct 20th, '13, 20:16

Well, lets hope not.
Although I would like to catch up...

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