Lip Service

Starting back when I performed nightly in Manifestations the Ultimate Seance, I began to realize the impact of a Pseudo Psychometry routine. Of all the powerful pieces in the show, this was the one women talked about the most. The premise is that the Medium can describe the character and personality of a person by viewing the spectator's aura which is absorbed and re-radiated by an object with which that person has had contact. Very personal, very strong stuff. In trying to transfer this idea...

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Ove liner to expose adhesive, remove liner expose adhesive, remove liner to expose ad Slip the double panel into the envelope and place your predictions on either side of the divider. Make a note as to which one is which. Run a strip of glue between the rip cords across the width of the flap. Make sure the glue is as close to (without touching) the rip cords as you can manage. A hot glue gun is ideal for this purpose, laying down a uniform bead of glue which sets quickly. These are available at...

TV Tear

A center tear should be at the heart of the Psychic Entertainer's repertoire. It packs small, plays big, has incredible versatility, is ready at a moment's notice, and requires no elaborate working conditions. The standard center tear technique (writing at the center of a small paper which is folded in quarters, and torn into pieces - clandestinely retaining the portion with the writing to be secretly read later) has quite a few drawbacks. By its very nature it demands that the spectator write...

Mentalism Goes Postal

These days, begins the Mentalist, I always purchase postcards wherever I travel. When I return and review my postcard collection, it's almost as if I am standing in those exotic locations again. Perhaps some people in this audience would like to take a virtual vacation tonight. The performer empties the contents of a small paper sack, more than four dozen completely different scenic postcards, into a participant's outstretched hands. After he gives them a thorough shuffle, the postcards are...

Aura Cards

When I first began doing cold readings, I felt I needed a crutch, a mnemonic device which would bring to mind the appropriate blarney at the opportune moment. Why not develop something which would not only supply the memory jogs I needed, but also would give me some clue as to the frame of mind of my client Each of us, the Psychic begins, has within us a power a spirit an energy a soul. Its presence is known by the aura it projects around the body within which it resides. That aura is as unique...

Paycheck Roulette

Have you ever wrapped up a performance, gone over to your contact with the company who hired you and been told, the guy who was supposed to sign your check left early or just send us your invoice and we'll process your check Monday. Sure. That ranks right up there with, We are from the government and we are here to help you. Nothing except an empty airline seat or a hotel room is so perishable a commodity as a performance. You can't repossess it or attach a lien to it. And we've all had it...

Biography

Lee Earle is a thirty-five year veteran performer who made the transition from magic to mentalism about ten years ago, parlaying his two year success with Manifestations the Ultimate S ance into notoriety amongst his peers. Both energetic and prolific, Lee has published several books (First Impressions, On Second Thought, Super Dupery, Making Manifestations, The Classic Reading, and Mnemonics for Psychic Entertainers) and has marketed a number of versatile effects such as The Clone Pad, Clone...

Headline Prediction

I use a newspaper prediction every time I work. It is one of those pieces which is memorable and can be effectively employed to arouse interest in advance of the performance. I was a magician in my former life, and fell in love with prediction chests, billet knives, bottle hammers, and darned near any other clever gizmo which would do the work for me. The weirder, the better. I remember a line from a movie where the hero, after being asked to sign a contract says, If my word is no good, of what...