This manuscript features six routines from Paul Voodini, all utilizing a marked deck. As well as fully explaining the routines, Paul also discusses many subtleties that allow the performer to use a marked deck with confidence and the 'tricks of the trade' that mean the spectators never suspect for a moment that there is anything 'funny' about the cards.
The routines included are:
The Keeper of Secrets. The performer is able to correctly divine a chosen card despite the spectator desperately trying to keep its identity a secret.
Thought Transfer. Performer and spectator work together as a team to demonstrate ESP or thought telepathy.
Dead Man's Eyes. It is said that a dead man's eyes record the last image they see. Could this theory be true?
Love Thy Neighbour. The mind-reader is correctly able to predict a playing card despite the fact that neither the mind-reader nor the spectator have seen it or can have any knowledge of it!
Secret of the Mayans. A Mayan artefact, tied in with the 2012 doomsday prediction, allows a spectator to successfully select a pre-ordained playing card. It's a mystical miracle!
Forethought. The performer correctly predicts a cut to playing card before the cut is made!
1st edition 2014, 21 pages.
word count: 8561 which is equivalent to 34 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Sarin Suriyakoon (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Sunday 22 January, 2017
This ebook is really beautiful.
The way he teach the patters clarify everything you need to go out and perform.
I tricked my professor with his patter. Just choose your best patter for each person.
Reviewed by David Burmeister (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Saturday 11 June, 2016
What can I say?
Paul Voodini has excellent material as far as I can tell.
In his ebook, Mark of the Devil, his effect, SECRETS of the MAYANS is worth it's weight in gold.
There is quite a bit of memorization to do but the effect is tremendous.
You can use a marked deck of cards, a simple card force, or stacked deck etc. with this routine.
My opinion is to but the ebook and go online to find a cheap Mayan coin to do this GREAT effect.
David W. Burmeister
Reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Friday 10 June, 2016
When I got this on a whim, I just chuckled. A marked deck's a marked deck. Once you figure out how to read the markings, what else do you need? This was going to be a nothing read. Then I started reading and immediately realized that that au contraire, any fool mentalist can figure out someone's card with faux-mind reading shenanigans like "I'm seeing a black..no, wait a red card. You are thinking of a red card..." This book has some cool ideas to clothe your naked marked deck routine in. Is it a world beater? No, and unlike Paul Voodini when he was younger, you aren't going to base your entire show on marked deck routines. But this is a solid book with six good routines for a little over a buck each.