"I finally had a chance to read Bill’s wonderful book on pendulums. Without a doubt, this is the best book ever written on the subject. I recommend it without reservation to anyone who is serious about this type of work." - Bob Cassidy
"trybil is jampacked with the most wonderful ideas on pendulums and brings this ancient device into the 21st century!" - Jheff
"All in all it’s a remarkable tome and one I consider a modern classic – trybil is in a league of its own and there certainly is nothing else like it out there…a much needed addition to the pendulum literature and sure to be a treasured resource for many years to come." - Jerome Finley
There is SO MUCH good thinking in this book, I don't know where to start telling you about it.
Let's start with what's DIFFERENT. They say a picture is worth a thousand words...so take this and just TRY to tell me you're not dying to learn more. trybil will introduce you to multi-bob pendulums, like the one in the miracle you just saw.. Don't let not knowing what a multi-bob is put you off. trybil not only explains what these amazing little devices are about (and why you need to know about them) it ALSO has some mind-blowing routines for single bob pendulums.
This is a landmark book...an authority on all things pendulum. Look at the list of contributors: Riggs, Arce, Landman, Salem, Jaramillo, Weber, Hilford, Knepper, Finley and many more!
If you work with pendulums, you already know how they "feel." Yes -- they are used in effects and sometimes the movements are manipulated by the performer. But the more you work with them, the more you already sense there is a certain...something about them. Something wonderful. Something genuinely magical.
trybil helps you step over that threshold with some wonderful outside the box thinking....moving pendulums out of the category of 'magic prop' and into the realm of something truly magical. I'm not talking about anything occult -- but I AM talking about what, to all intents and purposes, is real magic. Simply put: trybil will rock your performances.
trybil is a MUST HAVE for any performer serious about taking their abilities to the next level.
But don't take my word for it:
"If you're into pendulums at all, then Trybil: The Multi-Bob Book is a work you'll want to give a prominent spot in your bookcase. Trybil focuses on the Multi-Bob style of pendulum, wherein Dr. Bill and his contributors teach you how to construct and handle this unique instrument and offer up a great variety of routines from some of the biggest names around. But Bill doesn’t stop there. From the aforementioned ‘biggest names’ he has also gathered some of the strongest standard pendulum routines ever created, collecting them all in one convenient place." - Bruce Bernstein
Many modern day mystery performers believe that the pendulum is the most underutilized tool in the world of mentalism. Dr. Bill prefers to classify it as an instrument and with the Multi-Bob style in play adds considerably to our catalogue of pendulum performance pieces.
Within the pages of Trybil: AKA The Multi-Bob Book, Dr. Bill teaches you how to become an expert with all kinds of pendulums. Operating a Multi-Bob Pendulum with anywhere from 2 to 6 bobs, you learn how to control, and guide your audience members to control, the movements of any single pendulum while the others remain still!
It is this latter aspect that elevates the Multi-Bob to new heights of mystery. The fact that only one bob is taken through its paces while the rest remain inert, is an ultimate logical disconnect. It looks and feels like real magic!
Remember that first time a pendulum ever moved in your own hand? Remember what a powerful experience that was? When performing with a Multi-Bob for the first time, the sensation is even stronger.
Along with learning Dr. Bill’s innovative methods and effects, you will be taught by some of the finest performers and creators in mentalism: Rich Hennessey, John Riggs, Greg Arce, Gerard, Dr. Todd Landman, Faucon Of Sakin’el, Mauricio Jaramillo, Michael Weber, Marc Salem, Docc Hilford, Brad Henderson, Kenton Knepper, Tony Razzano, Keith Barry, and Jerome Finley all share one or more effects.
Trybil contains 16+ effects with the Multi-Bob and 9+ effects with a standard pendulum. The plus signs are there because many variations and complete additional effects are described in the instructions all the way up to and including the “In Conclusion” section!
Trybil also includes the original Acidus Novus as printed in Al Mann’s Acidus and a video of its creator, Millard Longman, teaching his classic peek. Two effects utilize Acidus Novus and Dr. Bill wanted to make Trybil as all inclusive as possible.
Another video is from Mauricio Jaramillo and shows him “Long Distance Multibobbing;” influencing a Multi-Bob pendulums movements from several feet away. This particular shot is from his “Bobbing For ESP,” a combination of telepathy and telekinesis that will blow your mind.
"I started reading Trybil, and am having a fantastic time. There are tons of incredibly well thought out tricks and routines that I think audiences will really enjoy. I can’t wait to try some of them out!" - Elliot Bressler
"Overwhelmingly, Trybil has made me want to get a Multi-Bob. Congratulations on what is sure to be a winner!" - Dom Twose
"This information crosses the barrier between reality and invisible, mystic forces at work. Powerful and in the right hands... real" - Andrew Gerard
Magic Pendulums: Professional Props for Professional Performers