To Prepare

First, get a jumbo deck of "Hull's Pop-Eyed Popper." It's a jumbo Svengali deck which has been heavily roughed. Naturally, every other card is alike. With a bold permanent black magic marker, make a bold "X" mark on the backs of all the odd cards, not the all-alikes. Reassemble the deck. You're ready to go.

Oh yes, the "out." Let's say the force card in your deck is the 2 of Hearts. Obtain a jumbo 2 of Hearts with a different colored back than the deck in use. With a bulldog clip, affix the duplicate card to the outside of your left hand inside jacket pocket with the face of the card hidden from view. Proceed to perform as outlined under the "effect."

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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