Requirements

While I wanted to use the Kozlowski switch for the final change, the standard magic dealer's jumbo bill won't fit a Thumb Tip. I got blank newspaper for my experiments. If you go to a local newspaper, you'll find they will give you the end of the rolls they use. You'll have enough of the stuff for life! Failing that, you can buy sheets of unprinted newspaper in an art supply store.

I then cut the newspaper into eight-and-one-half-by-eleven-inch sheets, and used a photocopy machine to make the mini-bill and jumbo of appropriate size. Copied onto this type of paper, the bills look almost real, and because of the thinness of the paper, the jumbo fits in the Thumb Tip for the change.

PREPARATION

First you must make a gimmick for the change of the mini-bill to the jumbo. With both bills face-up, the left edge of the mini-bill is taped with transparent tape to the right edge of the jumbo bill at the lower corner. The jumbo bill is accordion-pleated into thirds across the length, leaving the mini-bill flat. Next, the jumbo bill is folded in half, toward you, making a final packet of the jumbo folded in sixths.

The regular bill is folded and placed into the Thumb Tip for the Kozlowski switch. Put the loaded tip and folded mini-jumbo packet in your right side coat pocket.

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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