The principle utilized here is the ancient "clock" effect. However, several subtleties have been added to disguise its use. To prepare, take a Joker and glue it face down to the back of the Four of Hearts. This thick card is the only gimmick that you'll need. Remove any three cards and place them face down on top of the gimmicked four of hearts. Place the four card packet in your right hand jacket pocket with the faces closest to your body. Add two Jokers to the balance of the deck and after boxing the pack, place it in your left hand jacket pocket. You'll also need a legitimate blindfold (the Osterlind Stainless Steel blindfold is perfect since it can be examined and even tested by the audience), a pad and marking pen. These should all be on your table.

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The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

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.

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