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My name is Roy H. Williams. I'm the chancellor of Wizard Academy, a school for the imaginative, the courageous and the ambitious.

Here's the down and dirty version of why you should plunk down 50 bucks while you still have the chance:

1. We’re going to do something truly wonderful for our friend, Wizard Academy Vice-Chancellor Daniel Whittington. When you hear the whole story of why you and I should do this, it will break your heart into tiny little pieces.  More about that in a minute.

2. In early March, you're going to receive a download of an experimental album of hit songs that will rock your world, blow your mind and change your future. After you hear these songs, you won't even recognize yourself in the mirror.

3. If you act fast enough, you're going to be one of only 300 people invited to a fantastic live concert and barbecue under the stars on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Austin, Texas. All the songs on this history-making album will be performed there. This is Woodstock, but only 300 people are going to get to come. We just don't have parking for more than that.

4. Just before that concert begins I'll deliver a lightning-quick 60-minute explanation of Third Gravitating Bodies for the first time ever outside the Magical Worlds Communications Workshop.

For the uninitiated, a Third Gravitating Body with a high degree of divergence and an explicit moment on convergence is the single characteristic that unites every hit song, every bestselling novel, every record-setting motion picture and every signature dish of every gourmet chef.

For the past 14 years, hundreds of people have paid several thousand dollars each to attend a 3-day class about Third Gravitating Bodies and how they can be harnessed to turn the good into the fantastic. Three hundred people are going to hear a 1-hour, condensed explanation of Third Gravitating Bodies for just 50 bucks apiece. And then those happy 300 are going to witness a series of demonstrations that prove the theory.

Frankly, as I write this, I'm beginning to see how insanely generous this offer really is.

That 1-hour explanation alone is worth $1,000 of anybody's money. The concert, the barbecue, the album and the warm glow you'll get for helping someone who profoundly needs and deserves it, well, those are just additional free bonuses you'll receive for your 50 dollars.

My original plan was to explain the tragic circumstances that forced Daniel Whittington, our much-loved Vice-Chancellor, to have to sell his treasured Triumph Bonneville. But suddenly I've decided that it's really none of your business. If you feel like you can't throw down 50 smackers without knowing the whole heartbreaking story, then you are - as of this moment - officially uninvited from attending.

I'm happy to see you got past it.

Here is our Grand Experiment:

To facilitate this series of practical applications of Chaos Theory, I've selected a dozen songs that were HUGE HITS 15, 20, 30 and 40 years ago. Each of these songs is currently being rearranged using weird combinations of TRIZ Principle 13 and TRIZ Principle 32. We’re then creating recurrent distraction by inserting highly divergent instruments to trigger patterns within patterns. In essence, Third Gravitating Bodies.

Believe it or not, these are established theories in theoretical physics. We’re just applying those proven theories to hit songs to demonstrate that we can actually do the things we teach.

The songs I've chosen were made famous by ABBA, Outkast, Michael Jackson, The Bee Gees, The Beatles, Chicago, Kool and the Gang and of course, Karen Carpenter.

As a special bonus, we're going to TRIZ 13 a 1960s Bossa Nova hit written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and we might even do a little Guns'n'Roses and Robert Palmer.

Maybe even simultaneously.

I'm not saying we're necessarily going to do this next thing, but wouldn't it be cool to hear a TRIZZED-OUT version of "Let it Go" - the little ice-princess theme song from Frozen - sung by gravelly-voiced Whittington?

The point is... anything can happen on this album and at our April 3rd concert.

But that concert can only happen for 300 people. There's simply no way on earth we can park more cars than that.

If you won't be coming to Austin on April 3rd for the concert but you're still willing to make a paper airplane out of a 50-dollar bill and fly it into the fund, that's cool. You'll still get the download of the album in March and EVERYONE WHO DONATES AT LEAST 50 DOLLARS and doesn't come to the concert will be invited to participate in a 1-time-only LIVE WEBINAR of that explains Third Gravitating Bodies. This private webcast will be Saturday morning, April 4, 2015, and will not be accessible to people who attended the concert the previous night.

NOTE: This is not an official Wizard Academy function. This is just 300 people doing something kind for their friend. So no, it's not tax-deductible. 

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    Download the full album as soon as it's done.

    PLUS receive an Invitation to attend the April 3rd, 2015 private concert in Austin, TX on the campus of Wizard Academy where Daniel will perform the entire album with a full band. Prior to the concert, the wizard will explain the miracle of 3rd Gravitating Bodies in a lightning-quick 60 minute presentation. The following concert will demonstrate the proof of those theories.

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    Download the full album as soon as it's done.

    ALSO, you're invited to participate in a 1-time-only LIVE WEBINAR explaining Third Gravitating Bodies. This private webinar will be Saturday morning, April 4, 2015.

    This offer does NOT include admission to the live concert. You're getting the mind-bending, jaw-dropping webinar instead.

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    You get everything previously mentioned: 2 concert seats on April 3rd PLUS participation in the webinar the following morning AND the next time you attend a class at Wizard Academy, Vice-Chancellor Whittington will play a private concert for you and your classmates after supper. You, my friend, will be a rock star.

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    A Private Concert played by Daniel Whittington in your home for you and any guests you invite. Travel expenses must be covered separately from the $1,000, but we'll arrange a date that fits your schedule. This will be an evening your friends will talk about for many years to come.

    You'll also receive 2 seats at the April 3rd, 2015 private concert in Austin, TX on the campus of Wizard Academy. AND you get to participate in the webinar on 3rd Gravitating Bodies the following morning, April 4th, 2015.

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    YOU CHOOSE A HIT SONG. Daniel Whittington and the wizard will apply TRIZ principles and add Third Gravitating Bodies, record that song in a professional recording studio and send it to you AND...

    You also get everything else offered in all the other packages, including the live concert in your home, AND 4 seats at the live concert in Austin, TX on April 3rd AND participation the webinar the following morning, April 4, 2015.

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