Five card psychometry test

Here is an easy to do, totally impromptu test with cards that appears impossible to those who are looking for trickery. No sleights, no gimmicks, and no set up make this effect a favorite of mine. Effect A deck of cards is borrowed and then handed out to be shuffled. While this is happening, the performer explains that each and every person alive has distinctive vibrations,, eminating from their bodies, and that these 'vibs may be detected by someone who is well versed and practiced in the art...

Volition plus

This effect is based on Ted Anneman's Volition. I always liked the concept of the effect, but I didn't care for the original methodology, so after a great deal of thought here is what 1 came up with. As you will see, playing cards are not the only items that could be used, but also signed cards, or small objects etc. could substitute for them. Effect Four spectators are invited to assist in an experiment. Each of of the assistants is handed an envelope and is asked to freely select any card...

Eads ok tails

Here is an effect that can be done under almost any conditions, and is different than most mental items. Its ease in open lion all out of proportion to the effect it engenders from those watcliing it. Effect The performer asks if someone with a fair amount of change in their pocket, or purse, would assist in an experiment concerning the prediction of future events. The person is asked to dump all the change out on a table, while the performer is seen to be writing something on a piece of paper....

Introduction

Well, this book lias just left my Itands to he printed. Oi course, it's a relief to know that it's completed, but now that it's too late to do anything about it, one always gets the feeling that something important has been left out, oi has not been made clear enough, altho I must have proofread the manuscript a hundred times. Enough of my ravings. Let me try and explain what 1 have attempted to do in this book. First, and most importantly, is that I do sincerely believe in many of the known...

Esp design duplication

Here is my version of a classic effect. I've streamlined, and made its accomplishment quite easy 3nd best of all you don't go near the selected cards. Effect Four spectators are asked to assist in an experiment in thought projection using the now well known ESP design cards. Each person is first handed a piece of cardboard. If working in close up conditions your business cards would be fine. If on the stage, use larger pieces, so as to be visible to all the people watching. A pen is then passed...

Scripted thoughts

Although many effects along this particular avenue have been created before, the handling that I have developed might well be the easiest, most deceptive to those watching, and best of all, it's totally impromptu and may be done with a borrowed deck. Effect A deck of cards is borrowed and a spectator is requested to assist in this experiment. The performer requests that the assistant shuffle and mix the deck as much as they wish to and then they are to hand approximately half the deck to the...

Three w ay prediction

This effect follows the now fairly standard three part prediction test, but with a couple of new twists that 1 hope you'll like. Effect Three people from the audience are asked to assist you. The first assistant is asked to freely choose any playing card from a deck of cards tliat are spread face down on a table, lire performer, who is holding a small group of pay envelopes in his hand, slips the card face down into the top envelope and places it aside, after the spectator has looked at the...

Number prediction

Just as tliis book was going to press, a book by Larry Becker entitled Mentalism for Magicians made its appearance. In it, a number prediction similar to one that I've been doing for about a year and a half was described. The reason I'm including my handling of this effect in this book is I feel thai my handling allows more freedom in the shuffling and cutting phase, which will help to dispell any idea of the cards being stacked. Effect The performer gives a prediction to a spectator to hold on...

Panticle of love

This effect has what is probably the strangest theme of the book, but this routine might well be applied to almost any type of related plot. Its occult nature should intrigue those watching. Effect The performer explains that not only do people, and other living things, create vibrations which may be detected, but also that the ancient magical technique of casting a Panticle is capable of creating powerful vibrations which often can affect, and perhaps, on occasion even control people's...