The Manhattan Close Call

Now that you've digested the secret of my version of Russian Roulette, here's what went wrong that fateful night of the first Magic Symposium. I was so unnerved by the slashing of my performance time, I forgot to do the demonstration with the styrofoam cup. In other words, if the "demonstrator" pistol had been selected as the one which was discharged in my ear, I would have been on the receiving end of an exploding cartridge. Naturally, from that time on, I placed the styrofoam cup on the revolving stand, next to the "demonstrator" pistol before I do anything else. As I have stated so often throughout this explanation, you cannot afford to have a single lapse of thought. I was lucky.

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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