To Perform

Place the five prediction envelopes (in numerical order) in your inside jacket pocket, with the number 1 prediction closest to your body. When you're ready to perform, have a spectator selected at random. Show the five cards, explaining that each contains 100 numbers followed by 100 DIFFERENT words. A total of 500 different words and numbers. State that you offer a 5,000 reward to anyone who can prove that ANY WORD appears more than once. Without question there are NO DUPLICATE WORDS. Hand the...

Important Addendum

I have altered and simplified the working for stage work by having two slates and chalk on my table. Instead of actually recording the spectator's 6-digit number as called, I immediately subtract one from the second and third digits called by the first spectator and write the remainder directly on the prediction card. The same procedure is followed with the second spectator's 3- digit number. I subtract one from each digit as I record it directly on the prediction card, totally ignoring the...

The Vampire Spell

With the ever increasing public interest in the occult, I decided to interject a bit of the bizarre in my repertoire. The criteria I established was as usual strict. The effect had to deliver maximum impact. Be entertaining. And above all else, be simple to perform so that the major emphasis could be placed on presentation. I searched my mind for the components. What evolved was a combination of White, Bighee and Becker with an able assist from the Necromantic Grimoire of Augustus Rupp.

Mental Case Bonus

I am presently using the mental case principle to perform a just chance routine as an opener. I use 5 coin purses (with the spring action openings) previously loading all five with folded losing tickets from a local race track. The next time you're out at the track just look down on the ground. A few deep knee bends will provide you with a lifetime supply of tickets. My thumbtip is loaded with a 50.00 bill and placed on my thumb (where else ) The 5 coin purses are dropped in a clear lucite bowl...

Astrodice Ii

Astro Dice was originally published in 1977. It appeared in my World of Super Mentalism, Volume I. When I began to review the material 26 years later, it was obvious that while some of the material was dated, my vastly matured thinking could easily bring it into the 21 st century with a few deft changes. I'm not sure whether or not the Aldini zodiac cards are still available, but with the revised version, a deck of playing cards is used in addition to a pair of dice. The approach I took in this...