Those of you who attended Rafael's fantastic online lecture will remember that he said he'd give us a discounted rate on some of the items that he has for sale.
Here is a message from Rafael with specifics on those prices and how you can get them.
Rafael Benatar’s Price list
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Elegant Series DVDs
Each $30 postpaid in the US
Special offer: All three $65 postpaid in the US
Elegant Card Magic (Running time 90 min)
A Card and a Number (a.k.a. Good at Numbers)
The Venezuelan Tunnel
Deviishly Invisible (a.k.a. The Invisible Card)
Also includes detailed explanation of some ascanio sleights
More Elegant Card Magic (Running time 90 min)
The Clark Kent Card Change
Neither and Also
The Rhythm Twins
The Unambitious Magician
Right Between the Eyes
Professional Oil and Water Routine
Elegant Cups and Balls (Running time 90 min)
Rafael Benatar’s Cups and Balls Routine
Thoughts on magic theory and on Ascanio’s Theory of In-Transit Actions)
E-Cups (A novel presentation)
Crowd Pleasers DVD $20
►The Favorite Cards Of My Friends: Two spectators name a card. You hand your favorite card to a third spectator who inserts it anywhere in the deck. Coincidentally the two freely named cards are found around the inserted card.
►Not By Much: A multi-phase routine where two cards keep transposing under impossible conditions and as a finally are found to be completely different cards.
►Hallucination: A random card momentarily looks like the selected card before it goes back to its original identity.
►Once In A Hundred Years: A spectator freely touches four cards as you spread the deck. The cards prove to be the four Aces.
►4-Up: Four Aces are placed under the deck and they come to the top one at a time in increasingly interesting ways.
►Fax: A selected card is slowly buried in the deck and appears between two other cards that are held two feet away, just like a fax machine would do.
►Marmalade Plus: Four Kings are located by inserting the fingers in the deck as it is riffled. Another four Kings come out of the deck in the same way. The eight Kings are shuffled together and dealt in two hands. The player in front of the magician gets four indifferent cards and the magician gets four... Aces!
►God’s Coin Trick: You show how a coin trick is performed by a good magician, a great magician, and God. Eventually a coin vanishes from your hand and reappears under the spectator's watch.
►Crossed Destinies: Rafael's handling of Vernon's routine. Three coins travel one at a time from one hand to the other as directly as it gets.
Please note that this is a no-frills privately produced DVD-R. Running time: Approximately 60 minutes.
AT THE TABLE 2-hour lecture $15 postpaid
Illogical Conclusion: The effect begins with four unseen cards face down on the table and four red cards in Rafael's hands. He openly switches a card, then two cards, and then three cards from one pile to the other, all while the cards in his hands remain completely red. The trick doesn't seem to make sense until he finally shows that the cards on the table are all black.
Shadow Does It (Judah-Maven-Benatar): Four black cards are placed face down in a row on the table, and four red cards are shown in Rafael's hands. By casting a shadow, and without touching any of the black cards, each red card is switched with each of the black cards, one at a time.
This Way or the Other Way: The ace through five of the same suit are shuffled together and you show that you have kept control by showing the ace, then the two and the three, which are laid face down in a row. When two cards are left, you ask the spectators which one should go next. To everyone's surprise, the whole row of cards is reversed.
Ambitious Birthday: This is a version of Larry Jennings's "Ambitious Classic" with a surprise presentation for somebody's birthday.
Karate: A red ten is thrown in the air and split into two fives with a karate blow. The operation is repeated with a different card and with an odd-value card.
The Christ Countdown: A puzzling trick where the spectator shuffles and does all the work, and still arrives at a card you had predicted.
Flying Chopstick: A killer impromptu for a Chinese restaurant.
Elastic Thumb: A fun quickie.
Finger Percussion: A bit of by-play that will fool people for just a moment of fun.
Mystery of Kabala: The spectator freely thinks of a card or looks at one in a deck he holds. He follows your simple instructions with the cards while you look away. You make a few guesses and, before anyone believes you have any information, you name the card.
Oil and Water: Rafael performs two phases of Ascanio's celebrated "Oil and Water" routine leading into Roy Walton's "Oil and Queens" for a kicker ending.
Tricks I Do All The Time (47-page booklet) $20
Favorite Cards of My Friends
Mystery of Kabbala
On Tabling Doubles: The Nail and Edge Principle
Once in a Hundred Years
The Performing Mode Theory
Right Between the Eyes
Parlour (28-page booklet) $15
Three Tricks from Rafael Benatar’s working parlour repertoire.
Pages (a.k.a. You and i)
Rage Therapy (a visual silk penetration for the stage)
E-Cups (26-page booklet) $15
The newly updated version of Rafael’s Cups and Balls Routine
Lecture notes in pdf:
Double-Card Technique $6
Three Professional Card Routines $6
both together $10
All three booklets $30
3 booklets + At The Table + Crowd Pleasers $60
The Elegant set (3 DVDs): $65 postpaid