My Telephone Directory Test

book tests in endless number, but many of them have considerable disadvantages. The best experiments of this kind come from England and America, but you must carry the gim-micked books with you. Books are heavy and bulky, making them a problem if you travel alone a lot, as I do.

I am also of the opinion that one should avoid book tests in which a page is forced by rolling dice or selecting a playing card. My experience has shown that these procedures do not convince an audience. If a force is used, it must be simple and logical.

At the 1991 Mental Workshop I learned about Kurt Teich-mann's "Telephone Directory Test", and I think highly of it. I

thought about it and developed a new version, which has always been greatly appreciated by my audiences. This trick is absolutely inexplicable to the public. I also find that magicians are puzzled at the end of the routine, thanks to the various refinements and niceties.

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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