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Begin with the index gimmick classic palmed in your left hand (I always have my gimmick red card facing out to begin with). Have the court card in the cellophane wrapping. The deck begins with the matching court card to the one under the cellophane, on top of the cased deck. 2. Remove the deck from the case, being careful not to expose the gimmick in palm, or the underside of the box (which houses the court card). Put the case away in your outer left jacket pocket. Introduce the effect as...

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I am going to remove the fewest number of cards that are needed to play an actual game. Two hands of five cards each a total of ten cards As the performer states the above he is casually shuffling the cards, gives them a cut and deals a pile of ten cards in front of the spectator. He continues I would like you to pick up the cards and give them a quick mix just so you know that neither I nor you could control the positions of those cards. Then deal them into two hands of five cards. You do not...

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This is more a work in progress than a finished effect however it does introduce what I term invisible restriction this put in simple terms is a selection field that seems unlimited but in truth is limited by probable outcomes. For example an openly restricted selection field might be selecting one card from a deck or thinking of a zodiac symbol from the twelve. An invisible restriction would be a selection from a field that seems completely open but in fact is not. Such as common phobias with...

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Within the limits of those listed above. This allows the performer to use a branching anagram to pinpoint the phobia. Should the phobia not be in those listed above, after the first miss the performer will know from here you can take it in any direction by having the spectator record their thought on a billet, etc., and get a normal peek. However, the anagram method should hit. It looks much cleaner that way. It also raises an interesting idea. To the audience it appears as if a person could...

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I his is something very interesting and underdeveloped. I am almost certain I hat a killer routine will grow out of this idea alone. However it can at times he used in conjunction with Touching On Hoy. In effect the performer reveals three thoughts attributing each one to a person onstage by name I his is a very cheeky idea. Basically you need to discover the names of all three of your spectators. I personally make use of my approach to the old iHinninger idea of simply asking under the cover...

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Providing this premise fits with the overall skill set of the performer. Learning a few memory demonstrations that rely on real memory systems are great for such a situation. The classic amazing memory demonstration from Corinda's 13 Steps To Mentalism is a great example. If you can grab a pen and paper (or have someone record the list on their cell phone) you can do this sequence. I hear people saying this is not an entertaining sequence. I have actually closed a 30-minute comedy club spot...

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This routine mixes suggestion, positional forcing and classic methods to cerate a very fair and hands off version of the ten card poker deal. Methods to correct a miss in the forces are included at the end. I will leave it to the reader to select his personal favourites and use them when and where he or she see fit. I have outlined when I use which correction method in this section to better give you a concept of how I might correct a miss. To being with remove two sets of Ten Card Poker Deal...

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Also all the body language is working in your favor to elicit a response from the spectator. One final point I do not select the person I wish to use until I am close by to them. This allows me to see if they are extremely tall or short. I tend to want someone of a similar height to myself to make sure I hear accurately the answer provided. This is important and a lesson I learnt the hard way. Take my advice and learn the easy way. Let us now move forward with the...

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Let's use one of the modern standards for the mentalist the name and design reveal. I assume the reader has, or even does a sequence like this in their repertoire. I think it is one of the strongest effects you could wish to perform. I offer no method here for what I describe and would suggest the work of Bob Cassidy if you do not already have such an effect in your performances. For what it is worth, my sequence simply uses a real time impression pad and a billet peek. However I want to talk...

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I lie i nformation you have in your hands right now should give you everything you will need to perform one of the strongest demonstrations of totally prop It '.s mind reading. This is an effect that first saw print in my 2004 publication I he ('oral Fang since that time countless people have emailed and posted on I ul crnet forums about the effect. his these emails and post that have driven me to include it in much greater Ii i ail in this book. This is the first time I have ever published all...

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It was common superstition in the 16th century for people to write the name of a loved one on a piece of paper and wind a length of ribbon around the paper 35 times, they believed this would protect their loved one using a spell that was thought to ward off evil The performer hands a slip of paper bound with ribbon to a spectator in the front row for safekeeping. Five spectators are asked to join the performer onstage. They are each handed a lit candle. We are going to attempt a game of life...

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In fact, I have even had people come up after the effect and tell me they picked up on the right cards the entire time Here are a few effective psychological forces to get you started If you ask somebody to quickly name -A flower. The common choice will be a rose -Two simple shapes, they will likely be a triangle and a circle The script has been written to try to elicit a stronger response from your audience. It features many of the Wonder Words so close to all our hearts. Recently a friend...

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Throughout the 90s Craig Browning slowly shifted away from the world of grand illusion even though he'd work hand in hand with designer Ken Whitaker in the creation of several brand new illusions and illusion systems that would be released through Creative Illusion of Las Vegas. It was however an unfortunate car accident in 1996 that would lure Craig Browning deeper into the realms of true mentalism, his injuries preventing him from being able to work with the heavy equipment he so loved....

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However when you hear letters that appear in the name you are thinking of I want you to imagine your hand moving the slinky as you did with the ring. Again please do not try to help me. One last thing, it seems that people respond to this type of thing much better if they are not aware of what is coming. Obviously you know the order of the alphabet forward, however it may be more confusing if I were to say it backwards. Which is actually what I am going to do. Hopefully...

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A small notion based on the old saying, a penny for your thoughts. The I i lormer, about to read the mind of a spectator, recites the saying and then removes a penny from his pocket. He then states I here is your penny, now I want your thoughts. I he performer then goes on to reveal the spectator's thoughts. This I think is best when working with more than one onstage spectator. It is a little corny, however I like it. I make use of both this idea and my use of the slinky later in the effect...

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It is an obvious but nonetheless interesting and appealing outgrowth from the original Touching On Hoy that creates a spectator as mind reader effect Imagine at the conclusion of the standard selection procedure, after all three people have seemingly been tapped on the back and have locked a thought into their minds, the performer invites a spectator from the audience onstagi and has him study each of the three seated spectators. He then instructs i lit spectator to without thinking name two...

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In this section of the book I outline my personal beliefs and rules, which 1 apply to each demonstration I use during my performances. As with all beliefs and opinions there are no absolutes. These are rules that have proved Useful and at times challenging in my own development as a performer. Often as a performer it is hard to accept change. After all, it is much easier to keep to your tried and tested. But by challenging yourself to make a change when that change could improve a...

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Captivating audiences for over a decade with his commanding stage presence and breath-taking illusions. Morgan's entree into the world of illusion began as a child when his parents gave him a magic set for his birthday. Instantly bitten by the magic bug, Morgan began performing for family and friends. By his early teens, he was a local celebrity, performing close-up and stage magic for birthday parties, corporate events and church functions. At age 17, Morgan was immersed in the design and...

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As he moves along, revealing information he could not possibly know. Eventually the performer reveals both the color and the suit of the playing card the spectator thought of. He then has the onstage spectator stand the performer excitedly invites the safe keeper of the premonition card to also join them onstage. The performer asks that one the cont of three the spectator names the card he thought of. He also explains that on the count of three the spectator guarding the card is to turn it so...