| elepathy aind clairvoyance rhis effect is also based on the principle I developed for the totally Impromtu Book Test, but the effect on the audience is quite different. Seemingly involving two of the major types of ESP. the whole effect becomes enlarged.
Effect: Three people are asked to assist in this two phased experiment designed to show the differences between telepathy and clairvoyance.
A small slip of paper is handed to each one of the three assistants, on which each is to print any two digit number that comes to mind. When they have finished, each assistant is to fold their slip once in each direction. and then one of the assistants is directed to collect the three identical looking slips and mix them up. The slips, after mixing, are placed in full view on the table.
Hie performer explains that for the clairvoyance part of the text only one number is needed, but to make the test fair, no one should know what the number is, or even who wrote it, so the performer asks one of the assistants which two of the three slips should be destroyed. The ussistant then picks out the two he wants destroyed, the performer tearing up one 01 the slips, while the assistant tears up the other one, leaving one random slip that the performer has not even been near, and that no one even knows who wrote it.
I he performer picks up a small piece of cardboard (or paper etc.) and states he will attempt through clairvoyance to name the two digit number on the remaining slip. After he has recorded his prediction, the performer places it face down on the table in full view of all present. Only then does he reach down and pick up the slip of paper. "Who wrote the number ?" he calls off after opening the target slip.
Whichever of the three was responsible is asked to pick up the prediction created through clairvoyance, to hold but not to reveal it yet to anyone.
For the telepathy pliase of this experiment, the performer explains that since the other two numbers were destroyed in the selection process, the only way he could ever discover them is if their authors transmit their thoughts powerfully enough to him.
Picking up a second piece ot cardboard, the performer asks one of the two other assistants to concentrate on his number. The performer writes down what he received, places it on the table, and only then does lie ask what the number was. Picking up another piece of cardboard, the remaining assistant is asked to concentrate upon his two digit number. Again the performer writes his prediction and places it on the table in full view. The final assistant is then asked which number he liad picked. The two pieces of cardboard on the table are then picked up and shown to all present. Both numbers that the performer received are seen to be 100" correct. The spectator holding the first prediction in clairvoyance is then asked to turn his prediction around, and it too is 100% correct!
Method: I consider this technique to be one of the few really new twists on the one ahead concept.
Each of the three slips that are handed to the assistants are marked ala psuedo-psychometry so you can tell who wrote on which slip.
Pass out the slips and ask that each print their number in the center of the slip, and then they are to fold the slips once in each direction. Have them collected, and mixed. Then have two of the slips pointed out to be destroyed. You have an assistant tear up one of these but instead of you tearing up the other, you really perfonn the center tear.
Pick up your piece of cardboard, open the center behind it and print the number from the stolen center as your prediction. Place the prediction down, and then pick up the remaining slip. When you have opened the slip ask "Who wrote the number ?" but instead of calling
Off the number on the slip, you lie. really calling off the number from the stolen center. Have that person hold on to the prediction.
Since you've marked the slips, you know which of the remaining two assistants wrote the number that really is on the slip you jut lied about. Write down the number you just read, but ask the odier assistant to concentrate on his. Place your prediction down and ask what his number is. Smile, and then as you ask the final assistant to concentrate
on Ins number, you write the number you just heard,and for all intents .did purposes you're done.
Show the two cards with the numbers and how they match. Then icsmte the number that was on the first slip and have that prediction Oiown. Everything a 100% match!
^ pendulum routine
This effect was originally published in "The Magic Pendulum" released by Magic Inc. I'm reprinting it here because many of you may have missed, or overlooked it. It plays extremely well, and the basic principle underlying it is applicable to many other effects, as I will point out later.
Effect: After demonstrating how a Pendulum will swing in a straight line over a man's hand, or circle over a woman's hand, and the other standard examples of the ideo-motor response, the performer offers to show an even more amazing example of just what the Pendulum can do.
The performer then takes out and opens a small coin envelope, dumping out about twenty pieces of business cards torn into quarters wliich he then spreads out on the table.
Explaining how a Pendulum can locate lost items, the performer states that he will have a spectator try and locate wliich four of the pieces belong to a card which you had earlier signed and then torn into quarters.
To show the spectator how he is to do this, the performer hands him a blank business card to sign his name across. He is then to tear it into quarters and then mix the pieces in with the pieces already on the table, so that the performer can't possibly know where they are located.
Yet when the performer then holds the Pendulum over the torn quarters, it seems to move slightly over some of the pieces. When the four pieces that had caused the greatest movement from the Pendulum are turned over, they turn out to be the four quarters of the card that your assistant had signed!
Now that the assistant has seen what to do, the performer hands him the Pendulum to try and locate which four quarters belong to the card the performer had signed earlier.
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