To perform

Just follow the description of the effect. As the spectator is finishing the mixing of the cards, move in and ask her to give the deck one final cut for good luck. Take the deck and begin to move one card at a time from the top of the pack to the bottom. Instruct her to call "stop" at any time her intuition prompts her. When she does so, remove the top card and ask her to place it against her body, so no one including you can see the identity of the card. It's at this moment that you glance at the back of the top card and read the marking. Remember this card! As soon as she's done as requested, Approach the box and remove the card. Turn it over and flash it towards the audience. Because of the black background and reverse lettering, no one will be able to read the wording on the card at a distance of more than a couple of feet. Turn the card facing you and proceed to read what is printed on it, filling in the name of the card the spectator is holding following the word, "the." As soon as you've finished reading the card, drop it in your pocket as you tell the spectator to call aloud the name of the card she freely selected, using her intuition alone. As she does this, pick up the box and remove the gift wrap and hand the box of candy to the spectator. The audience will spontaneously give her a rewarding round of applause for her good luck and highly developed intuitive ability.

Th/s card ┬┐nay be redeemed for a s/ec/a/ frfze } fr&sided you know which ft ay frig card ts frfnted on the OffOSrtG S/de

Y&t/'ve //eked the a most afrta'Zfng feat/ Instead of going home e nifty handed$ yo&Jve won a candy treat!

Print art for side 1 & 2 on orange dayglo paper. Cut out both pieces and glue back to back. Then laminate the finished gift card.

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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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