Obviously this stuns even the magic groupies. I never come anywhere near their drawings and both participants basically duplicate the drawing, which I myself begin before they do! Plus the whole emphasis is on their remote viewing of something apparently in my mind. It's all very strong and plays as a rather big piece midway through the act. 1 can have either participant come up with two different images, but the fact that both have come up with the same (or similar result) seems more impact and quasi-scientific. I especially like to involve two VIP's from the organization I'm performing for in this effect. Their level of co-operation is usually flawless and adds further to the credibility and the mystery.
The secret to this presentation is that this is a book test - that isn't! In other words, my two participants have converted a WORD to a picture in their minds, earlier in the evening. We're all drawing our own artistic expression of a word that I've forced on the two before the show!
Earlier in this work, I described my old standby called N.A.B.B.I.T. which uses a dollar coin and a paperback book. (By the way, I've also recently discovered that those orange sponge earplugs you can find at Home Depot, can be squished down to work nicely in place of the coin. They hold the break and also permit a lovely palm afterwards.) For Deja Viewed (literally, "already seeni() I like to use a dictionary, preferably one with selected words printed in bold up in the top corner - just like the one I've set you up with in your Tool Kit.
TOOLKIT NOTES: The dictionary I've included with this kit is perfect for the job! It has over 14,000 words inside - and even says so on the cover. This is something you should draw attention to. This allows me to comment later about the thousands of different images they could have pictured and the randomness of the selection of those images...
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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.