The Cigarette through Shirt as Misdirection for Extensive Thievery

When I perform the cigarette-through-shirt, I do so in order to provide light relief from what niay have been a series of fairly intense effects. To add to its impact, I relieve the spectator of as many belongings as I can according to a well-planned scheme which I shall describe here. Both the cigarette effect and the steals are performed as light relief - this is a more traditional setting for pick- pocketing, but I describe it here to show how much can be achieved in a short space of time...

Table Lifting Mentalism Trick

A volunteer is chosen at random from the audience and joins you on the stage where they are seated next to you behind a table in full view of the audience. A second volunteer is also chosen from the audience and seated at the table as a close up independent witness to the proceedings. The first volunteer is then apparently placed into an instant trance state and their hand is apparently glued to the table by Hypnotic suggestion. In this state with their eyes closed, you seem to control their...

Welcome to Derren Brown Mentalism Tricks

Derren Brown Secrets

The effects I'm revealing in this book and some of the strongest in all of mental magic. All of these effects can be successfully performed by a complete beginner almost immediately. Please, do yourself justice though, read through the book several times and practice by speaking out loud. If you do this, I promise - you will be baffling your mates and literally be the star attraction of any party of club you go to I have written the instructions as concisely as possible. It has taken me a long...