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You have a card selected, signed, then returned to the deck. You then have trouble reading the spectator's mind. You ask him or another smoker at the table for a cigarette to help you concentrate.

After lighting the cigarette, you toss the book of matches to the table. The spectators see the cover of the matchbook has the same design as the back of the playing cards you've used. When the spectator opens the matchbook, he finds a picture of his chosen card printed inside the cover!

You place the lit cigarette into your left hand and blow a cloud of smoke at it. The cigarette instantly and visibly transforms into the signed, selected card! To finish, you give the card to the spectator to replace his cigarette.

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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