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A book test is one of the classic mentalism effects. A spectator chooses a book or magazine, selects a page and a word or sentence and the performer reads the spectator's mind.

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    Scripted #13: The Dictionary Trick by Larry Brodahl    Snip-Snip Want Ad Test by Ulysses Frederick Grant    Newspaper Test by Gerard Zitta    Amazing Unfaked Book Test by Val Andrews    The Master Key: book test by Terri Rogers    Hitting the Headlines by Eddie Joseph    Canastos by Ulrich von Etzenbach    Simplex Magazine Test by Devin Knight    Magic of the Mind by Lewis Ganson    PYO Book Test by Dee Christopher    50 Shades Blue by Nic Holson    Contact by David Devlin    Test Conditions by Art Vanderlay    Reach Beyond the Sun by Art Vanderlay    The R.B.M.T. - ridiculously ballsy magazine test by Christopher Bolter    Word of Mind by Terri Rogers    Whacked: a book test for the working performer by Mark Elsdon    Double Coincidence by Devin Knight    Bookworm: The Ultimate Impromptu Book Test Act by David Devlin    Word Sight by Devin Knight    Trinities by Michael Daniels    Liebrary by José Prager    RhymeTime Sublime by Dr. Bill Cushman    The Book of Book Tests 2 by Rachel Colombini    The Book of Book Tests by Rachel Colombini    Dracula Ebook Test: for iPhones by Alan Rorrison    The Impromptu Book Test by Zandman    Top Ten Travel Book Test by Paul Romhany    A.W.A.P. Book Test by David Bui    Of Words and Wizards by Al Mann    The Lexicon Phenomena by Al Mann    Skullduggery by Leo Boudreau

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Scripted #13: The Dictionary Trick

Larry Brodahl

Scripted #13: The Dictionary Trick by Larry BrodahlOne of the more difficult tasks facing magicians is coming up with scripts - of any sort. And explaining why someone is picking a word from a dictionary so that you can read their mind is - at best - difficult.

Well, the author of How To Write A Script used his methodology to write a script that successfully explains - and conceals the secret - to performing the dictionary test. He even explains the method he used to gaff the dictionary to ensure 100% success. And it takes about an hour and a pencil to do, with a total cost of less than $20.00 - including the book!

This ebook gives you every line, joke, piece...

2017 / 8 / 21
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Snip-Snip Want Ad Test

Ulysses Frederick Grant

Snip-Snip Want Ad Test by Ulysses Frederick GrantThe Snip-Snip Want Ad Test is the a sensational, simplified, baffling and easy to present effect. No switching, palming, sleight of hand or advance preparation is needed. Guard the secret well. I have seen professional mentalists pay $100 and more for secrets far inferior to this. Your audience will not believe it. Neither would you if you were not in on the secret.

Effect: A single column of want ads cut from any newspaper is freely shown. It is not gimmicked or prepared in any way. Holding the strip vertically, you start to snip ads from the bottom of the strip, one at a time, until a spectator...

2017 / 3 / 2
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Newspaper Test

Gerard Zitta

Newspaper Test by Gerard ZittaAn improvised book-test with a borrowed newspaper.

There are dozens of newspaper tests or predictions, but this one is different, improvised, and will be remembered as hands-off.

  • There are no newspaper tears or cuts, no center tear, no peek, no counting, no secret writing, no sleights, no weird procedure, no complex maths or logic or convoluted stuff, etc.
  • All you need is a normal borrowed newspaper. No gimmicks, no other props, cards, swami, pens, etc. Nothing else, except ...you... and the secret.
You can really focus on your patter and presentation skills. It is NOT a prediction,...
2016 / 12 / 18
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Amazing Unfaked Book Test

Val Andrews

Amazing Unfaked Book Test by Val Andrews
"A brilliant and versatile principle that has stood the test of time." Ian Rowland
This is an unbelievable book test. Just imagine taking a modern book; perhaps a best seller in the bookshops right now. The book is genuine and is completely unfaked in any way. You can even ask a member of the audience or perhaps someone on a radio show that you will be talking to, to bring along a copy of the Da Vinci Code or whatever you choose to use. Or you could do this impromptu with any book as long as you have a couple of minutes private time with the book.

You have the book examined and you ask...

2015 / 10 / 22
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The Master Key: book test

Terri Rogers

The Master Key: book test by Terri RogersThis is probably the finest book test using special books that has ever been released.

This is a remarkable set of three books which allow you to do four different book tests:

And if that is not enough The Master Key is so cleverly constructed that you can immediately repeat it for the same audience. It took Terri Rogers several years to create this book test.

The Master Key book test runs like this: A spectator has a completely free choice of any of the three different books. Then they can also...

2015 / 10 / 12
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Hitting the Headlines

Eddie Joseph

Hitting the Headlines by Eddie JosephYou will involve five spectators with various tasks. Two persons are first called up. We shall refer to them as 'A' and 'B'. A pack of cards is dropped between them. 'A' is asked to cut the pack and 'B' is told to take half for himself by actual count. 'A' retains the other half.

From this point the mentalist turns his back on the spectators and does NOT face them again until AFTER everything is over.

The two persons are told to deal together from their respective portions of the pack. A THIRD person is asked to act as umpire and to stop the dealing at any point. As an added precaution...

2015 / 6 / 14
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Canastos

Ulrich von Etzenbach

Canastos by Ulrich von EtzenbachCanastos is one of these few book test predictions, which you can perform anytime, anywhere and with anyone. Once you have learned Canastos, you can perform an impromptu miracle wherever you go.

The performer invites a spectator to take part in his experiment. The performer hands a spectator an envelope and asks them to make sure it is never touched by the performer again. The spectator is also given a book to inspect and to make sure that every page is different with nothing else written down except the text itself.

The performer takes the book back and riffles through the pages until...

2015 / 6 / 10
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Simplex Magazine Test

Devin Knight

Simplex Magazine Test by Devin KnightThis routine has been part of my act for the last 20 years. An easy and novel way of performing a magazine test without any specially printed magazines, duplicate pages, external cue lists, or memory work. All you need are two magazines that you can get in any grocery store. A spectator chooses one of them and another spectator calls out a page number. He turns to the page and notes the first word on the page. The performer then reveals the word with NO FISHING or can show it was previously predicted on a white board. No secret peeks or sleights, it's self-contained and so easy to do. You will...
2015 / 5 / 26
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Magic of the Mind

Lewis Ganson

Magic of the Mind by Lewis GansonThis is a wonderful collection of some of the best mental magic published in The Gen.

CONTENTS:

Section One - Predictions

  • The 100% Prediction (Punx)
  • Total Prediction (Gerald Kosky)
  • The Direct Prediction (John Rice)
  • Note and the Jar (Tom Sellers)
  • Phenomenal Forecast (Jack Cook)
  • The One-man Full-Vu Prediction (Ken De Courcy)
  • Mental Flashes (Dr. Stanley Jaks)
  • The Patient Telepath (Peter Warlock)
  • Novelty Dice Prediction (Tom Sellers)
  • Predicted From the Papers (Tom Sellers)
  • Super Forethought (Cyro)
Section Two - Book Tests
  • Unique Book Test (Harry Stanley)
  • Magazine Test (Ali Bongo)
  • Danson's Book Test (Ted Danson)
  • A Telephone Directory Test (Eric...
2015 / 5 / 19
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PYO Book Test

Dee Christopher

PYO Book Test by Dee Christopher
"Dee shared with me this concept and I must say that is really something smart and revolutionary. Being able to spark your own creativity and let the book fit your persona as performer and not in reverse. I did this years ago with my own book tests (in Spanish) but in here Dee is giving you all that work and much more. I recommend without a doubt this great release." - Pablo Amira (Mentalism Author)

"You should be charging WAY more for this!!" - Alan Rorrison (Consultant for Dynamo & Troy TV shows)

The book test is a classic in mentalism and mental magic. Every professional show demonstrating the power of mind...
2015 / 5 / 3
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50 Shades Blue

Nic Holson

50 Shades Blue by Nic Holson[Note: This book test uses adult material.]

Nic Holson brings you a comedy book test unlike any other based upon the literary success of EL James 50 Shades of Grey and the soon to be released film of the same title.

A thought reading demonstration seems to have gone hilariously wrong - yet despite the odds being against you, all comes good when you show the very same prediction to your spectator with no switching!

  • Method can be adapted to other book tests
  • Close up, Parlor, Stage
  • Comedy script included
  • Un-gimmicked books used

1st edition 2015, 37 pages.

2015 / 1 / 17
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Contact

David Devlin

Contact by David DevlinBook tests are a staple in the repertoires of mentalists and are very effective in a performance of mentalism (see David's Bookworm Act). However, for magicians the effect can be rather lack luster as nothing visual happens. There is very little or even no "magic" when it comes to a standard book test.

David Devlin's Contact is not a book test in the traditional sense. It is a book test designed for the magician. It is a book test of sorts with a séance themed presentation. It is through the book itself that the performer will make contact with the "spirits". The presentation is rather spooky; however...

2014 / 9 / 3
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Test Conditions

Art Vanderlay

Test Conditions by Art VanderlayImagine someone attempts to hand you a book that you have never seen before, you stop them and propose a different kind of challenge. Taking the book off them you look at two words on a page, you write them down onto a business card for the spectator to hold. You then attempt to send these two words to the spectator who is able to correctly tell you what they are! You then ask the spectator to look at two random words, with nothing written down you are able to reveal the two words they are merely thinking of!
  • No need to see or touch the book beforehand
  • Can be ANY book
  • The spectator will...
2014 / 8 / 12
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Reach Beyond the Sun

Art Vanderlay

Reach Beyond the Sun by Art VanderlayThe Prophecy Principle - This is a principle that can be applied to almost any book that allows the apparent choice of a free choice of any word on any page in an un-gimmicked book whilst still limiting their selection to just a few words - Updated & expanded.

My Mind Or Yours - This is a way to be able to predict anything or read anyone's mind at any time just using business cards. It uses a very old and classic method but with a nice added layer of deception.

Emotional Fire Bending - Whilst subtly demonstrating your abilities to manipulate fire, you are to reveal the name of someone's...

2013 / 9 / 15
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The R.B.M.T. - ridiculously ballsy magazine test

Christopher Bolter

The R.B.M.T. - ridiculously ballsy magazine test by Christopher BolterWhat Happens:

The mentalist displays four or five current popular magazines. They are handed out and freely examined. One is chosen by an audience member and he or she is asked to peruse the magazine. Next they are asked to decide on a page with lots of text, they do so and proceed to remove the page from the magazine. This is repeated with the other magazines until there are four or five random pages from each magazine.

Next the audience member's with their respective pages are instructed to turn them landscape and tear them in half. Place the two pieces together and repeat, and repeat...

2013 / 6 / 15
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Word of Mind

Terri Rogers

Word of Mind by Terri RogersA spectator is handed a theatrical review sheet and is asked to choose one of the hundreds of words that make up the various articles. There is no restriction of choice and the word is not written down. It is merely thought of by the spectator.

When the spectator is ready the mentalist begins to concentrate and slowly, letter by letter, reveals the mentally chosen word. It is that direct. A spectator things of a word and you reveal it. The spectator can choose a different word and you can repeat the effect right away.

Simple to learn, simple to perform, devastating in effect. What more...

2013 / 2 / 8
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Whacked: a book test for the working performer

Mark Elsdon

Whacked: a book test for the working performer by Mark ElsdonDesigned for the serious working performer, 'Whacked!' is a 10 minute mind-reading routine which revolves around Dave Gorman's best-selling comedy book Googlewhack Adventure. If you've no idea what that is, you can bring yourself up to speed by heading over to http://www.davegorman.com This second edition manuscript gives full details of Mark's script and psychological approach – which is one of the things that lifts Whacked head and shoulders above so many other book-tests. The presentation has been honed over many, many performances for a wide variety of audiences, which ensures that...
2012 / 7 / 17
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Double Coincidence

Devin Knight

Double Coincidence by Devin KnightMake It Yourself with this PDF.

Mentalist tells the audience that before the show, he gave a lady a dictionary, a red crayon and an envelope. He asked her to secretly circle a word and to seal the dictionary in the envelope. She was instructed to tell nobody the word, nor let anyone tamper with the envelope. He says this envelope is still in the audience.

When it's time to perform this effect, the Mentalist calls two people on stage.

The sealed envelope with dictionary is then retrieved by one of the spectators who holds on to it in full view. The Mentalist picks up a 300 page book...

2012 / 4 / 24
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Bookworm: The Ultimate Impromptu Book Test Act

David Devlin

Bookworm: The Ultimate Impromptu Book Test Act by David DevlinHere is the act exactly as the audience sees it:

The performer asks for the loan of three paperback novels, a piece of paper, and a pen or pencil. The performer says, "I have a feeling about one of you, and I think I have a pretty good idea about something that is going to be significant to you a little later on." The performer then writes something on the paper, folds it up, and hands it to one of the audience members.

Three audience members are now selected to participate in the tests. Participant #1 selects a book, opens it up to a random page and remembers a word. The other participants,...

2012 / 3 / 25
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Word Sight

Devin Knight

Word Sight by Devin KnightBased on the original Al Mann Lexicon Phenomena, but greatly improved and so far advanced it fools those who know the original effect.

Now you can make this up using your own computer for a fraction of buying it new already made up.

Imagine revealing two FREELY thought-of words from across the room using an ungimmicked dictionary (you will have to paste two pages with word lists at the very front and two pages at the very end of the dictionary). Imagine doing this 15 feet away and never touching the dictionary during the presentation. Devin Knight's Word Sight allows you to reveal two words, sight unseen, that...

2012 / 1 / 13
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