The Janus Gimmick

Palmistry For The Psychic Entertainer The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross, and which to burn. These days, more and more Mentalists are expressing interest in information about psychic reading. Once shunned and reviled by 'legitimate' Mentalists, those of us who have crossed over into the psychic arena are now the admired 'front line ' My interest in Palmistry goes back to my childhood, when my grandmother, a 'shut-eye' psychic, taught me the rudiments of Classical...

Dream Car Plus

The performer hands an audience assistant a small paper bag with a small slip of paper attached to its lip. Three other audience members are designated to help with the demonstration. I went out shopping for a new car the other day, the performer states. And, as I am sure many of you can understand, I encountered a bewildering variety of choices. I couldn't even decide what color car I wanted, but I finally narrowed it down to two colors, orange or green. Which color do you think I finally...

Key Shocker

(Don't even bother trying to tell them it's not the real thing ) Two keys bend apart at your fingertips, until each key has a bend of about 20 degrees While borrowing spare keys from your audience, add two keys bent at 20 degree angles or, secretly bend a couple of keys while you patter. I recommend warming up the audience by bending a single key (per the purported Geller method) to prepare the audience for what they're going to see. Pick up the two bent keys and hold them at the fingertips,...

Living And Dead Killer

This does not use Tarot Cards or a Himber Wallet. I use this in my Halloween Horror Show, and it is very strong. Five people write the names of living acquaintances on small slips of paper, and one participant writes the name of a dead person. These slips, balled up by the participants, are gathered in a glass as two ladies join the performer at his table. The performer then constructs a curious device that allows the audience to see his pulse beating. This device consists of a wooden match...

Future Imperfect

Subtle and insubstantial, the expert leaves no trace divinely mysterious, he is inaudible. Thus, he is master He who knows the art of direct and indirect approach shall be victorious It is the business of the general to be serene and inscrutable, impartial and self controlled This is my presentation for the classic Newspaper Headline Prediction effect. This routine meets and conquers many of the objections that are inherent in a routine wherein you profess that you can predict the future. This...

Ribonucleic Spoon

The Psychic Entertainer gathers a basketful of flatware from the banquet tables. He also borrows an innocent spectator. Removing a spoon from the basket, the performer proceeds to bend it, in slow motion, apparently with the powers of concentration The spoon breaks apart with a snap, and the bowl flies across the room. Removing a second spoon, the performer wraps it in a napkin and hands the wrapped parcel to a spectator to hold. The spoon may break asunder with some force, cautions the...

Stoned Miracle

The Psychic Entertainer lays out five different semi-precious gemstones. He also lays out five cards from the Major Arcana from a Tarot deck. The spectator selects any stone and places it on any card. The Amazing One produces a written fortune for the spectator that mentions both the card and the stone I gave one method for doing this in my first book The Man With the 1.98 Hands. This is a similar but easier method. The five stones should be different colors. You can procure five suitable gems...

Coins Of The Mind

The performer introduces a roll of halfdollars or quarters. He states that the roll contains ten coins. With these simple props, he says, We 'll conduct a very strange experiment in thought control. Placing the coins aside for the nonce, the performer then introduces several small, postcard-sized pictures. These pictures can be abstract designs, Rorchact-style inkblots, or, as I prefer, those 3-D 'Magic Eye' pictures that leap out at you when you stare at them long enough. Showing these...

Simply Tarot

A stack of ten Tarot Cards are shown and the history of the cards briefly discussed. A prediction is shown in a wallet. The participant is asked to name aloud any number between one and ten. The numerological significance of the number is discussed, and then the participant is asked to deal off that number of cards onto the table. The card they deal down to matches the prediction in the wallet, which is, of course, a joyous card that predicts much happiness in the near future You use a force...

Magnetic Personality

This, and the routine that follows Ribonucleic Spoon make use of the 'PK Factor' magnet sold by PK Magic. The Micro 3 or Micro 5 are tremendous accessories for the working Mentalist just be sure to keep them miles away from computer disks or videotapes The performer introduces a small bar magnet and some other metal props a spoon, some paperclips, and a couple of coins. He demonstrates the powerful magnetic charge of the magnet, and then plunges into the following discourse My friends, the...

Ckers Last Trick

1 3 of bottom removed, creating secret compartment The dulled razors are threaded and knotted about 10 apart. The slack thread is wound around each razor as shown. Then, the gimmicked stack is concealed in the bottom of the dispenser. This end is concealed behind the fingers. make it easy to find. He had a compact stack of blades. The convincing part was that he could hold the threaded stack by the wrapped ends and fan the loose ends Adding a loose, dulled blade to the threaded stack,...

Heavy mental

From the Private Journal I Am Kreskin's Love Child The Psychic Confessions of John Riggs Heavy Mental Copyright 1994 by John Riggs. All rights reserved by the author. Some of the material in this book has seen print before in other books and journals under the author's name. Anye harm no other, do as thou wilt I asked him if he liked mind reading tricks. He said no. I shot him four times --The Amazing Whillicker Simply Tarot Living amp Dead Killer The Murdered Whore The Himber Ring Adinger...

The Procrastinating Prognosticator

One of the most impressive things any Psychic can do, you begin, is to predict the headline of tomorrow's newspaper. This is a certain and incontrovertible demonstration of the ability to push aside the veil of eternity and peer into the mysteries of the future. I wish I could do that However, I have recently joined a group called The Association of Procrastinating Prognosticators. We predict events after they Happen Actually, our accuracy rate is up to 90 I have in my hands a stack of...

Reading List

PALMISTRY Love on Your Hands - Palmistry for Lovers by Spencer Grendahl. Published by Simon amp Shuster. An absolutely GREAT book on Palmistry - easily among my top three. Great lines if you know how to use them. The Palm by Rita Robinson. Published by Newcastle Publishing Co. Ms. Robinson is a journalist and walks a fine line between taking Palmistry very seriously and staying within practical guidelines. Many great lines, and very scholarly. Health in Your Hands by Rita Robinson. Published by...