Introduction To Mentalism With Cards

It has been argued by my friends and colleagues that there is no place for card tricks in the Thirteen Steps to Mentalism, on the grounds that playing cards are suggestive of trickery in as much that they are so commonly associated with conjuring. With this argument on my hands I have been forced to form an opinion once and for all on this troublesome question, and I have decided to make a stand and stick by my guns. The answer is the existence of Step Ten. I firmly believe that it does not...

Sound Reading Applied to Action Not Writing

In addition to using sound reading to discover a written number or shape drawn on a board, there are other principles which are of use to the Mentalist. When we have a trick which is accomplished by sound reading something that is done by the spectator, we call it action. For example, one of the tricks on the market today is based on the sound caused by paper being unfolded Archie Byford has invented a Living and Dead test which goes as follows Five pieces of paper are handed to the spectator,...

Tricks With A Suami Gimmick

The Spectator as the Telepathist This is a principle that may be applied to several effects. It is one of the finest tricks you can use as the plot reverses the normal procedure of mental magic and makes it appear that the spectator reads your mind instead of you, as normal, reading theirs. It is best performed after one or two effects of Mentalism have been shown. It is offered to the audience as 44 conclusive evidence that thought reading must be possible and proved when they read your...