Epitome Location (non-sleight-of-hand)
THE EPITOME LOCATION
conceived, written and edited by
cover created by RICHARD KAUFMAN
Published by. HARRY LORAYNE, INC. 62 JANE STREET NEW YORK, N.Y. 10014
Copyright © 1976 HARRY LORAYNE, INC.
For Robert Emery Lorayne
THE EPITOME LOCATION
REASONING AND LOGIC
TWICE AS FAST
COMPLETELY IMPROMPTU HALF AT A TIME
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THE EPITOME LOCATION I had some lengthy conversations with myself trying to decide whether or not to write this up—to give it away. I have fooled all and sundry with it for some time now. And through the years I've gone through the I've-got-to-keep-something-for-myself song and dance quite often. I usually, as I'm doing now, end up being unable "to keep it for myself." (You see how good I think it is!) I hope you won't feel bad when you realize that you've spent your hard-earned money for a principle you probably already know. Please don't. Bear this in mind: If you already know a principle, but can't use it because it isn't workable or presentable—it's worthless. If you can find a way to make that principle workable; so workable, in fact, that you find yourself with an anytime, impromptu, miracle on your hands—it's invaluable, and worth any price! The truth of the matter is that this may be impossible to teach. Sleight of hand is easy to teach; but there are no sleights (to speak of) involved here. What I'm going to have to try to teach you is what goes on in my mind, and that's not easy. Also, it always takes longer, much longer, to explain what goes on in the mind than what actually goes on in the mind! I'd strongly suggest that you stay with me through the background, theory and the first effect ideas. The good stuff comes farther on, but you've got to understand the theory and basic effects before you can take advantage of the real good stuff. I want you to "fool the pants" off everybody. That's why I'll teach this as meticulously as I can. Nothing altruistic about it; it's purely selfish. I want you to fool people, to do it well—you then become my best advertisement!