Preparation

You need to be wearing a Cigarette Pull. Some magicians set it so it goes up the sleeve, but I fasten mine at the rear of my pants. I pull the elastic through the belt loops of my pants, so the receiving end of the Ihill hangs loosely from a belt loop near the front of my body. I position it so it hangs out of sight under my coat, yet where I can easily grasp it. You'll have to experiment to discover what is the proper position for you.

Put the matches in your right coat pocket. Of course, you remember the identity of the card printed inside the matchbook. Put the matching card on top of the deck before you start, or get it there during another card routine.

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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