Part Four Predictions For The Drawing Room

It would be an error to suppose that every Prediction is suitable for presentation on the Stage, and likewise suitable for the drawing room. The "Million to One" effect for example, is strictly a stage trick. Performed in the drawing room where you can expect to be at close quarters with the audience, there is every chance that the trick would fail because they see the first pin.

When we consider tricks that are suitable for the Drawing Room, we find that the use of Billets, Playing Cards and Various Indexes are more suited. The size of the apparatus becomes reasonably proportionate to the size of the gathering—a point which is clearly understood if you consider what it would look like if you tried an effect using Pellets—on the Stage.

The following effects are classified as suitable for the Drawing Room and in general, they may be used for any intimate gathering—of the magical kind!

(9) Effects from Step One (Swami Gimmick) No's. 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 22 and 24 are all Predictions suitable for the Drawing Room.

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The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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