The Elak Influence

You don't have to be a brain surgeon or a rocket scientist to recognize an exciting plot premise when you stumble over one. I've always liked the Al Koran "code" concept which is explained in Hugh Miller's book, "Al Koran's Legacy." The effect, a prediction, is titled, "Insight Spectacular." However, when I finished reading Eric C. Lewis' "Lexicography" in "The Crowning Miracles," another cryptic code idea, I knew I had found the book test climax that I was looking for. The Lewis effect involved a small packet of alphabet cards and a dictionary. The spectator arranges the cards to form a word and the performer immediately identifies the location of the word in a large dictionary.

I applied the idea to a powerhouse effect utilizing the new "Ultimate Flashback." Examination of the second and third lines from the bottom of each page in the gaffed "Ultimate Flashback" books will reveal two added features. The third line from the bottom of each page includes a person's name. The revelation of this name is actually a prelude into the greater mystery that occurs thanks to the feature built into the next to last line on every page. You'll note that each of these two lines (on facing pages) contains only one word that exceeds four letters. It is these two words that you will ultimately predict.

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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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