# To Perform

Show the sealed prediction envelope and place it in full view or have a spectator hold it for safekeeping. Hold the packet of cards with the bottom word card face up. Show the spectators that each card contains a different object by dealing the cards face UP in a pile on the table. When you have finished, turn the pack word side down. The force cards will now be in the 10th, l9th, 28th, and 36th positions from the top of the packet. Place the pack on the table and invite a spectator to cut off a substantial number of cards. (Note: It is necessary for the spectator to cut off 10 or more cards. By using the word substantial, you can subliminally force him to do just that.) Ask the spectator if there is any way that you could have influenced the number of cards that he cut off. Naturally, he'll admit that there was no way that you could. Have him count aloud the number of cards he cut off by dealing them one at a time into a face down pile on the table.

At this point, explain that in the practice of numerology, multiple digit numbers must be reduced to a single digit. For example, say that the number of cards the spectator cut off is 32. Explain that by adding the two digits, 3 and 2 together, the resulting single digit sum would be 5. Have the spectator pick up the 32 cards he just dealt onto the table and deal 5 cards from the top of this packet face down on the table. When he has done this, have the spectator turn over the last card that he dealt. (It will be one of the four force cards, ZERO, CIRCLE, HOOP or BALL.) Naturally, when your sealed envelope is opened and the prediction shown (the boldly drawn circle) it will appear that you previously drew the object freely selected by the spectator.

Symbolic is a merger of two subtle principles that combine to produce a strong prediction effect. No matter which of the four force cards turns up...your drawing will apparently match it.