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Announcing that he will attempt to contact the other side through the medium of a spirit séance, the mentalist asks everyone to be seated around a table that is adorned with an ornate candlestick and a small packet of plain white cards.

The mentalist fans the packet of cards, showing both sides to be completely blank. Removing a few of the cards, the mentalist hands them to one of the spectators requesting that he examine them thoroughly. Retrieving the cards, the mentalist prints a W on the top card of the packet using a red tipped felt marker. He then places the packet on the table. A second small packet of cards is then handed to another spectator for examination. The mentalist takes these and prints an A on the top card of the packet, placing it (the packet) on the table next to the first pile. A third batch of cards is also handed out for examination. On the top card of this packet, the mentalist prints the letter L and places the packet next to the first two piles. Finally, the remaining blank cards are handed out for examination and returned to the mentalist. On the top card of this packet, the mentalist prints the letter T. Then, he places these next to the other three piles. It is now seen that the top cards of the four packets spell the name WALT. The mentalist explains that WALT is his spirit guide and it is through him that he will attempt to penetrate the great beyond. The mentalist announces that he will attempt to contact the departed spirits of three of the world's greatest magicians.

The mentalist then picks up each pile of cards, turning the lettered card on top, letter side down...and assembling all four packets into one pile. At this point, each and every card in the pile has been thoroughly examined by the spectators and found to be absolutely BLANK on both sides. Now, only the four cards containing the letters W-A-L-T have anything at all printed on them. One of the spectators is then asked to call out ANY number between five and ten, for instance, seven. The mentalist proceeds to deal seven cards onto the table. The last card dealt is placed in front of the spectator who called out seven. He is asked to place both hands on top of the card he selected...close his eyes...and concentrate upon the spirit of HARRY BLACKSTONE. Now, a second spectator is asked to call out any number between ten and fifteen.

Once again, the mentalist deals the number of cards called (for instance, 12) onto the table. The last card dealt is placed in front of the second spectator who likewise is asked to place both hands over the card and to concentrate upon the spirit of the great HARRY HOUDINI. Finally, a third spectator is asked to call out any number between fifteen and twenty. The mentalist immediately deals that number of cards onto the table and places the final card dealt in front of the third spectator. This spectator is asked to cover his chosen card with both hands and to concentrate his thoughts upon world famous magician, HOWARD THURSTON. The remaining cards are placed aside.

The mentalist calls upon WALT to produce any manifestation that would prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the spirits of the departed magicians had in fact, returned...if only for a brief moment. The lights are now turned up brightly. Each of the three spectators is now asked to turn over the card they are covering with their hands. Imagine everyone's shock and amazement when it is seen that the signatures of the famous magicians have somehow materialized on each of the three cards. And everything can be examined. There's nothing to reveal how this mind-boggling mystery was accomplished. Unless of course, you believe in the hereafter.

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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