Introduction

Welcome to my second collection of thoughts focusing on the combination of suggestion and the classic principles of Mentalism and Conjuring. In my previous work, 7 Deceptions, I simply explained effects and their wording and spoke of the power of the suggestions they had built-in. I have tried to move away from that type of writing in this work. I have, instead, offered the reader a detailed break down of the techniques I use throughout the book, as well as providing a number of full effects...

Afterword

From myself Peter Nardi as the publisher and on behalf of my team at Alakazam Magic, I would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone involved in the creation of this publication including you, the reader, for your purchase and, of course, Luke for his fantastic and inspiring work in the first place. We were particularly proud also to have been able to include Kenton Knepper's essay on the subject of 'suggestion' as part of the first volume of this publication. Along with a foreword...

Zeroing In

I have chosen to leave this section until last for several reasons. Firstly it is something that is very difficult to put into words, as in my own experience it is something that I feel is heavily reliant upon your own hunches. That said there are some points that I feel are important to consider before attempting suggestion sequences upon spectators. Before performing any kind of suggestion sequence, I always perform a good, strong stand alone theatrical piece of Mentalism. I hope to set the...

Blink Force

If using this force in the sequence you will only have three cards in the spread. This will actually make this almost child's play. I will describe it as if you were to use all the five of the ESP symbols along with an interesting out that can be combined with it. However in my own sequence I use this force with three cards, so the Star would already have gone. I obviously omit the out covered here, which is included for those people who wish to use the forces independently of one another. This...