# Partner Treatise

## Silent Partner

First published 2002 by Mark Strivings 8631 N. Lowell Blvd. Westminster, CO 80030 USA Copyright 2002 by Mark D. Strivings This book may not be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without written permission of MarkD. Strivings, 8631 N. Lowell Blvd., Westminster, CO 80030 Commercial Production Rights to all materials in this book are expressly reserved. a treatise on the use oj...

## Paimcd gfips

This is probably the most mentioned crib idea I've seen in the literature. Obviously this crib is little more than a small slip of paper or card stock that can be easily concealed in the hand. When this is recommended, 99 of the time the reader is advised to 'palm the slip and glimpse it when no one is looking'. Well, when is that As I'm sure you've already learned in this treatise, there's a whole lot more to it than 'glimpse when no one is looking'. These things have to be planned if you're...

## Sise oj the ri6

There are three basic factors when it comes to the physical size of the crib. One, how much information is needed on the crib, two, where is the crib going to be located and how much room does that allow, and three, how good are your eyes. All three factors are directly connected and influence each other. Keeping what we just discussed in mind, let's examine each one of these. - a treatise on the use of Cr& s I've seen effects that required a crib with literally hundreds of pieces of...

## Gitent partner

- a treatise on the use oj 0*i& s - third figure, add the first two together and give total (if more than 10 drop the figure 1). For serial number 36, 5 plus 4 (first two figures total 9. The fourth figure is obtained by adding the second and third. 4 plus 9 equals 13. Drop the 1 and give 3. The fifth figure is obtained by adding the third and fourth figures. 9 plus 3 equals 12. Drop the 1 and give 2. The sixth figure is obtained by adding the fourth and fifth figures. 3 plus 2 equals 5....

## Gifent Partner

- a treatise on the use oj Q'ibs -you'll be able to see the crib. The further out of that direct line of sight, the less you will see. This is one you'li really have to experiment with. The strongest point in it's favor is that you never look directly at the crib at all. What needs to be motivated here is where you actually are looking and why. You may have to motivate the crib itself, meaning, whatever conceals the crib must make sense in the context of the situation and must be within your...

## Virror jrb

This is very much a context and persona driven crib. It's bold, but very easy to use and you can get a lot of information on it Create your crib and tape it directly to the face of a hand held mirror. You can completely cover the face of the mirror if you want as no one will see it. Let's say you've got a booktest going on-stage. You know the page number and now you need to get to your crib. You create a situation for your spectator where they are tied up doing something that takes a few...

## Nfhe arguments for and against QriBs

There are those who would tell you that there is no effect that is worth doing, that isn't worth learning so thoroughly that you wouldn't know every facet of it inside and out, including lists of information. They are absolutely correct on many fronts. If you are going to perform an effect and REALLY do it well, you should know it so well that any list of information that may be a part of the method should be literally at the tip of your tongue. In other words, memorized. This, of course, is...

## Siient partner

Masterwork, Mainly Mental Volume II, Booktests . If you're not familiar with this great book, it's an entire volume 135 pages) dealing with nothing but booktests. All kinds of booktests and literally dozens of techniques and methods are covered, It even has a section on cribs, one of the very few specific writings in the entire literature dealing with the subject. Boarde calls it 'Reference Procedures' and it starts on page 10. There are some great ideas for places to hide a crib contained...

## Extra 3ensorY perception

This is another favorite that I have used quite successfully over the years. It is based in part on Annemann's outstanding 'Extra Sensory Perception' Jinx 10, July, 1935 and Annemann's Practical Mental Effects, p. 157). It has also been in print in Boarde's 'Mainly Mental Volume I' (1950). For this you will need a standard slate , a pencil, a piece of chalk and eraser. Using the pencil, simply write your crib list directly onto the surface of the slate. It is virtually invisible unless you turn...