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Rudy Tinoco

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Hi Everyone, 

I performed this great effect from the Ontology Project by Helder Guimaraes at church this past weekend.

It's called, "Deepest Sympathy" and I used it as a sermon illustration at the beginning of my message and it played very well.
I adjusted the handling quite a bit in order to make it work for me, but here it is.


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Love it, Rudy! I like what you did with the patter. I only watched the card trick part though because I'm at work [wink]
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Nice Sermon to boot. Nice testimony. 
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Thanks for taking the time to watch it, fellas. I regret not taking more time to figure out how I would transition out of that trick and into the message. I couldn't leave those items out because immediately after I'm done with my sermon, the worship team comes up on stage. It most definitely threw me off a bit.

Fortunately, my congregation is very gracious and we have a very casual atmosphere that allows me to be playful with them.

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Great illustration and great message Rudy!  Bravo!  Great job connecting the old old story in fresh relevant ways!

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Nice performance.
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Rudy -- That was a wonderful card routine and you obviously performed it very well! I thought your message that followed (and especially the way you presented it) was even stronger!! Very nice job -- johnny
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Excellent Rudy
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Beautifully done! Your nonchalance makes it all the more magical. The clinking glasses with the kings display is a perfect ending.
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Rudy,

I've seen a lot of "gospel magic" over sixty years and, frankly, most of it stunk. Frequently the magician was less than capable and the presentations wound some lame stories (the red silk is.... the black silk is.... etc.) around tricks ill suited for the occasion. Your "chaos" analogy was brilliant. It made sense and was perfect for the trick. No reaching required. (and your performance very well done)

I vaguely recall the Ontology Project and some noise about performance rights, but that's been a while. I don't have it, but I've been working on Jorg Alexander's Sympathetic 10. It's one of the great plots in magic, I think.

i/m

PS Some years ago, I saw Andre Kole's illusion show when he came through Pittsburgh. He gave a great performance and a brief "sermon" after the show. He allowed plenty of time and opportunity for those that wish to leave to do so. It was well handled and very effective, both magically and evangelically.

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Well done Rudy,

I typically am not a fan of Gospel magic.  Like the previous post mentioned, most of the performance is taken so literally that it feels heavy handed and too much on the nose.

This was nice though in that you kept it broad (just chaos and order in general) and didn't label every single item and step. So definitely felt for like a sign or broad brushstroke that exemplified turning chaos into order, without the heavy handedness.  A very fine line to walk so well done!

Have a great week everyone,
Eric
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Well done Rudy,

I typically am not a fan of Gospel magic.  Like the previous post mentioned, most of the performance is taken so literally that it feels heavy handed and too much on the nose.

This was nice though in that you kept it broad (just chaos and order in general) and didn't label every single item and step. So definitely felt for like a sign or broad brushstroke that exemplified turning chaos into order, without the heavy handedness.  A very fine line to walk so well done!

Have a great week everyone,
Eric


Thanks for the kind words Eric!

Rudy

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Great performance thanks.
I am currently writing a book on Herbert Milton, the original creator of the trick (with Milton’s grandson doing the biography and using his unpublished notebooks from The Magic Circle archive (almost 1000 pages of beautifully handwritten notes)).
He had some great touches on the trick that have been lost in later iterations.
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