Performer shows two decks of cards. One is given to a spectator to be examined, shuffled and to have one card removed face down. This is sealed in the Get The Picture envelope. The peek is obtained and the small envelope is placed inside the larger one. A second deck is then introduced by the performer as he explains that earlier in the day he removed a card and reversed it. This single reversed card is located and removed. It proves to match the selected card that was sealed inside the two envelopes.
The title clues the method. The second deck is a "Brainwave Deck" available from any magic dealer. This trick deck enables you to reveal any card as the one reversed card in the deck. Simply use "Get the Picture" to learn the identity of the selected card and using the Brainwave Deck, cause the matching card to appear as the only face up card in the deck, seemingly long before anyone knew its identity.
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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.