Hell Really Exists

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^Vhenever I buy a magic book, even if it is a book on magic theory, I still like to get at least one good effect out of it that I can personally use. This routine is one of my favorites and I have developed it over a period of many years. It comes right out of Corinda's 13 Steps to Mentalism, but, even if you already know it, there are many professional additions that will be new. If you aren't familiar with memory systems, you are about to have a door opened that can easily enrich your life forever! I hope you like it!

EFFECT: The magician numbers a paper from 1 to 20 along the left, long side. (Note: in Corinda, the routine uses 30 objects. Tommy and Liz Tucker used 15. I find 20 to be around the right length for this routine.) He hands the paper to a spectator who he designates as his secretary! Members of the audience call out objects that are either in the room or elsewhere. As each object is called out, the secretary is instructed to record the item next to its number. As he goes along, the magician often asks the spectators to give additional details about the objects. For instance, if a car is called out, the magician may ask for the make, model and color of the car. For a soft drink, the magician might ask what kind of soft drink, whether it is diet or not and what size bottle or can. Each of these additional items is recorded.

Finally, when 20 items have been recorded, the magician announces that he has memorized them all! This seems particularly impossible beacause of all the additional information and the fact that the magician was joking around with the audience and hardly seem ing to pay attention. Still, when a number is called, the magician knows the object immediately and all the details! He might even know who called out that particular object! As each object is named, the secretary is instructed to put a check mark next to that object. When about half of the list has been completed, the magician announces that in order to save time, he will call off the entire list - backwards - and also say which items have been already checked off and which have not! This is exactly what he does, giving the impression that he must be the greatest memory expert ever!

METHOD: You really do memorize the list! That is the incredible secret. You also memorize all the other additional information. You can do it and it is easy!

I have already mentioned the routine comes from Corinda's 13 Steps to Mentalism. This routine is a perfect example of why you should own that book if you don't already; it's full of gems. I first learned this feat from there. Over the years, I have studied and learned the systems in Harry Lorayne's books. I use his when I want to permanently remember something. For this feat, however, I still use the original method.

You must commit to memory the following word list. Since it is based on a rhyming principle that connects it with its number, it is very easy. No more than an hour should be necessary to memorize this entire list. Once you've remembered it, you can move on to the next phase.

1 is a gun

11 comes from Devon

2 is a shoe

12 is a shelf

3 is a flea

13 is skirting

4 is a saw

14 is courting

5 is a hive

15 is lifting

6 is a trick

16 is sweet sixteen

7 goes to heaven

17 cannot be seen

8 is a gate

18 is baiting

9 is out of line

19 is pining

10 is a pen

20 is sentry

In order to remember the list of objects, you will link each item to the word representing each number. When an object is called out, you will form a picture connecting that object to the word. Suppose someone calls out bowling ball for object number one. You would picture a gun and see yourself shootingthe bowling ball! You must see the picture in your mind! You should visualize how the ball would shatter when hit by the bullet! As soon as you have that picture in your mind, forget it! That's right, forget it. Move on to number two.

Suppose someone says cotton candy for number two. The word for number two is shoe. So you would see yourself stuffing cotton candy into your shoe! The more ridiculous the picture you form, the easier it will be to remember it later. Now forget it.

For number three, let's suppose someone said television. In that case, I would picture a flea dancing merrily away on top of a television set. Remember that you must see the picture in your mind vividly before forgetting it.

Let me give you a list of all the connections you can use for your list. These are the most logical, but if you come up with something better on your own, use that!

See yourself shooting the object with a gun.

Stuff the object called into a shoe.

A flea dances on the object called.

You saw the selected object in half.

A bee hive is on top of the object with thousands of bees flying around.

You pull the object out of a top hat (trick).

The object is carried off to heaven by two angels.

The object is on a gate.

The object is out-of-line with two others of the same kind.

You write on the object with a pen.

The object comes in the mail from the English town of Devon.

The object sits on a shelf in your house.

The object hangs from a nail on the skirting of your room.

The object blocks a courting couple's kiss by getting in between their lips.

You are lifting the object, balancing it on your fingertips.

The object is covered in sweet (sixteen) honey.

The object is tiny and you look at it with a microscope because it cannot be seen.

You put the object on a fishhook as bait (ing).

You are reporting (pining) to the lost and found office that you lost the object.

A sentry stands on guard with the object instead of a rifle.

To see for yourself how this works, prepare a list of 20 objects. Make the memory associations in the form of vivid pictures as you have learned. Remember to really see each picture and then forget it.

Now, if you have done what I have said, you are in for a shock. Think of the number one and a gun. See if the picture you associated with the gun doesn't instantly pop into your head! You can't help remember the object for that number if you made the picture correctly! You will find that you can go through the entire list and each picture will be there. Not only will you know the objects in order, but you will also be able to name the object that goes with any number called out. The first time you do this, you will feel as though you have a new power! And you do!

This basic routine is already a wonderful one. I have, however, built up the routine to take advantage of other factors making it seem even more remarkable. Let me go through the working and explain each aspect.

ROUTINE: Use a pad or clipboard to make a list of 20 numbers. It is better to use a full size sheet of paper so there will be plenty of room for your secretary to write. Hand the pad to that person making sure you will have someone whom will cooperate.

Explain that you will need different people to call out the names of objects. The objects can be things in the room they can see or items outside the room. The objects can be large or small, animals, whatever they can picture.

Look at a person and have him name an object. Have your secretary write the name of the object next to number one. You, meanwhile, are making your memory association for that object and number one (gun). Ask a different person for a second object and have that recorded on the list next to number two. Continue along creating the list and making your associations. Make sure you use a number of different people to call out the objects. After you have gotten about five, start to ask the spectators for particulars about the objects. If someone names a tie, ask what color and what designs are on it. If they name a watch, ask them what make and what time the watch is set on. You will find that these details will automatically be stored in your memory along with the object. You will not believe it until you try it, but even if the particulars are quite complicated, they will come right back into your mind!

There is another advantage in working this way. It will take your secretary longer to write down all this information, giving you more time to make your association and create a good picture! You don't have to expand on all the items, but do so fairly often. You will also find that the audience will start to come up with funny, additional information that will get laughs. This not only makes the routine more entertaining, but also makes it even easier for you to do. (The general rule in memory work is the more outlandish a picture is, the easier it is to remember) Continue until you have all 20 numbers covered.

Now you announce that you have been trying to memorize the information. Tell your audience that if they name any number, you will try to remember the object at that number. If you played your part correctly, they will think you are kidding, as you seemed to be too busy laughing at the details and joking around to have been really paying attention. Have them say a number and you instantly call out the object They will be stunned! Tell the secretary to put a mark next to that number and call another. Again you name the object instantly. If there were additional details about the object, name all those. You will find that you will have full recall of all those details. But there is still more!

You will also find that most of the time, you will be able to recall who called out what objects! That is something else you can draw attention to as you work. If anyone changed their mind, said something stupid, anything at all, it will all come back to you! It is absolutely wonderful. But, believe it or not, there is still more and this is what I am most proud of!

After you have gone through about half the objects, announce that to save time, you will name the entire list - backwards! Addition ally, you will tell what objects have already been called out and which ones haven't! You start with number 20 and begin to work backwards through the list. You will find that in addition to knowing all the objects, you will simply know what numbers and objects have already been called! I know it seems uncanny, but it just happens! By the time you get to number one, there won't be a person in the room who won't believe you are a mental genius.

And now, after giving you all that, would you believe I have one last idea? I hope you have seen how this routine follows so many of the thoughts I have outlined in Making Real Magic. Here is one more final idea that really puts the capper on everything.

As you work backward from 20, when you get to a number near the beginning, pretend to forget it! Make sure you pick a number that hasn't been called out. Continue until you have named all the remaining numbers. After your applause, mention the number you missed and ask your spectator to look at it. Give them a stare, as though you were seeing into their mind, and name it! It seems to imply you were able to get the object you missed by reading his mind! It's as if you said, "Well since I forgot the word, I better use one of my other powers!" This is the perfect ending to the routine.

I have used this for some of the most intelligent people from around the world. This is one of the most valuable items you will ever learn. Once you see the potential, I hope you will read some of Harry Lorayne's books and use these memory aids in other areas of your (and your family's) life.

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