the best billet method available today...
READING WITH BILLETS
One: Acidus Novus
original Acidus Novus was created by Millard Longman in 1979 and
introduced to the community by the legendary Al Mann. Since then,
this simple-yet-ingenious methodology has become a classic in
the field and a favorite for countless working professionals.
what Al Mann had to say about it when it first came out (and is,
of course, still true today):
this is the 'Acid Test' for the Thought Reader! This is
one of the most advanced techniques in Billet work ... a
Space-Age technique that was not known by the past masters.
is asked to write down their private thoughts on an index
card or business card and then to fold the card twice. The
performer then takes the folded card and holds it openly
at his fingertips for just a moment and then passes the
still-folded card back to the writer. The performer then
proceeds to reveal the thought letter by letter.
Easy to do
No dummy billets
technique is not a child's toy. It is not for the curiosity
seeker. It is strictly for the professional Mentalist and
the serious student.
is not a temporary fad that will wane with time. Once you
learn it, you will have a powerful weapon at your disposal
and you will use it for the rest of your life."
a doubt, the original Acidus Novus was a breakthrough and continues
to be a major player in the contemporary world of billet work.
is perfect for stage or closeup, impromptu or prepared. Plus,
as Millard says, "It is the easiest and most direct billet
technique known to Man."
if you've been in this field for any length of time, you probably
already know the basic Acidus Novus handling, and you may be thinking,
"Why should I be interested in this new release?"
to paraphrase the old commercial, "This isn't your father's
if you already know the basic handling and think you've already
exhausted all the possibilities, you're in for a pleasant surprise.
New Acidus Novus Bible
begin with, THOUGHT READING WITH BILLETS, Volume One adopts
a truly multimedia approach with a 90+ full-size page electronic
book (delivered as an Adobe PDF) that includes:
For the newcomer
and professional alike, the video clips show you exactly what to
do and when -- from the performer's point of view, so there's no
time lost trying to match your hands to what's on the screen. You
will quite literally be able to do this within minutes of opening
Full-color step-by-step photographs
Additional peeks & handlings
Complete presentations & routines
a quick refresher, the full-color photographs illustrate everything
you need to know to perform a flawless peek each and every time.
descriptive text explains everything, including the perfect paper
to use, how to prepare the billet for optimum effectiveness, psychological
suggestions, as well as why Acidus Novus is the perfect solution
to the problems inherent to billet work.
good as the original Acidus Novus was, this book will show you
improvements and additional handlings that will allow you to take
your billet work to the next level -- immediately!
you've mastered the deceptively-simple Acidus Novus technique,
you'll be able to apply it to countless different presentations.
To get your own creative juices flowing, there are over a dozen
complete routines and presentations that were contributed by seasoned
Dr. Bill Cushman
cover everything from impromptu to stage situations, and include
presentations incorporating body language, palmistry, astrology,
ESP, pendulums and book tests. There's even a presentation in
which the performer literally doesn't even LOOK at the billet!
to these top flight contributions, you'll find fully-illustrated
chapters on how Millard uses the Acidus Novus for additional presentations
including impromptu work with business cards and serial number
greatest value in this book, however, is the chapter entitled,
"The Acidus Novus Question Answering Act", which
describes in detail how Millard prepares and choreographs the
performance of one of the easiest Question Answering acts you'll
ever present. This act alone is, as they say, worth the price
of admission to the working pro. If you're not currently including
Q&A in your act because you hate pre-show, billet switches
and one-aheads -- all of those reasons have just left the building!
#1: The Acidus Novus Templates
To get you
up and running as quickly as possible, we've included ready-to-go
Microsoft Word templates for the perfect Acidus Novus billets
that will allow you to identify thought-of numbers, colors, cards
-- you name it! If you value your time the way we value ours,
you'll appreciate the work that's gone into these templates.
And by copying
these template files to your own hard drive, you'll be able to
easily customize the professionally-designed templates for all
of the presentations that you'll be coming up with after you've
read the book.
#2: The Longman-Mann Papers
As a very
special bonus, we've included the actual correspondance that began
when Millard wrote to Al Mann with what he considered to be an
improvement to a billet technique that Al had published. These
letters are both hand-written and type-written, and offer a unique
insight into two very creative minds. Over the course of three
years, Millard and Al discussed many ideas, some of which made
it into various Al Mann Exclusive publications, as well as some
which have remained unpublished.
#3: The Longman-Schubert Analysis
thought it would be interesting to send the Longman-Mann Papers
to Roy Schubert, who is one of the most knowledgeable experts
on Al Mann today, to see what he might have to say on the subject.
The result was an audio interview that will be of interest to
anyone who is serious about mentalism and its history. Admittedly,
the quality of this recording isn't anywhere near professional
standards, but the ideas come through loud and clear nonetheless.
is, without a doubt, one of the most generous people I know. When
the time came to release his "Symbols
in the Path: Psychic Readings with Runes", Millard
wanted to get it into as many qualified hands as possible, and
suggested that we send it absolutely free to everyone who
orders one of his offerings -- including his legendary ACIDUS
NOVUS. As they say in the infomercials, "... that's
a $25 value, yours free if you order NOW!" Actually,
you could order tomorrow, too, and still get this valuable bonus.
Or next week, for that matter. But why wait?
price for THOUGHT READING WITH BILLETS, Volume One delivered
via CD is $150.00 for domestic US customers ($160 for International
and Canadian customers).
Al Mann wrote over 25 years ago, the Acidus Novus methodology
is strictly for the professional Mentalist and the serious student
-- individuals who will be able to justify the expense of this
package because they will be using it.
all reality, our goal is not to sell a bazillion of these to the
community at large, and so the price has been set at a point that
many potential buyers will balk at. And that's fine -- exclusivity
is rare in this business, and as such it carries great value for
the working professional.
the serious worker, however, the initial cost of THOUGHT READING
WITH BILLETS, Volume One becomes a no-brainer. Think about
it. If you perform even a SINGLE walk-around gig -- PERIOD --
you've more than paid for the investment.
more realistic scenario is that you will use what you learn in
this package all the time. In fact, it's probably safe
to say that since it's the BEST billet reading method available
today, you'll be able to save a bundle of money, since you'll
no longer need any expensive wallets or peek cases!
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