"Predictionary incorporates a very clever idea that I have not seen used in this way before. It is a great utility device that creates some fantastic mysteries. It should find great favor with many mentalists." - Richard Osterlind
This new utility gimmick will allow you to transmit your thoughts and make near impossible appearing predictions. You can do all of this without the aid of nail-writers or any other secret writing devices. If you saw Devin demonstrate this in his first lecture, you know it fooled all the magicians. However, Devin only showed the basic idea; this e-book gives you a new way to make the gimmick at almost NO cost! In addition, he gives you four more stunning routines.
Mentalist says he is thinking of a word and will project it into the spectator's mind. The spectator then calls out a word (no force of any kind) and no restrictions. The mentalist hands the person a dictionary containing a bookmark. He says his prediction is on that page. When the person opens to the bookmarked page, he finds the very word he just called out has been circled with a black marker!
The mentalist and a participant both secretly circle a word in two dictionaries. When the dictionaries are compared, both have circled the same word. The classic card effect done with two dictionaries.
THE UNWRITTEN THOUGHT by Devin Knight and Al Mann
A participant is asked to settle on a word in his mind after deciding from several thousand possibilities. He does not look at a list of words, but freely decides on a word in his mind. The performer does not know the exact word the participant is thinking of because he never writes it nor tells the performer the word. The performer will not know the exact word the person is thinking of until he reveals it AFTER the effect is over!
The performer hands the participant a bookmarked dictionary and asks him to open it to the bookmarked page. The performer says he circled a word on that page that will define the word the participant is thinking of. For example, the participant opens the dictionary to the bookmarked page and finds the word 'beautiful' circled.
The performer says, "Does that define your word?" The participant says, "Yes." "What was the word you were thinking of," the performer says. The participant says, "Pretty." No dual reality, this is the true effect, and is what the participant and audience sees. Baffling beyond words and uses a little known Al Mann principal.
- NO STOOGES OR INSTANT STOOGES.
- NO DUAL REALITY.
- NO NAIL WRITERS.
- NO SECRET WRITING OF ANY KIND.
- NO PRE-SHOW WORK.
- USE ANY BORROWED DICTIONARY.
When you are through with the effect, the dictionary can be examined and left with the participant to keep as a souvenir. You do this by buying dollar store dictionaries so it is affordable to give them away.
You are not limited to dictionaries; it could be used with phone books. A person could freely choose a business from the Yellow Pages and find that same business circled in the White Pages.
"Much detail is given and I cannot think of a reason why someone would not be able to perform this confidently after reading the instructions. One point I really enjoyed, was the clever way that you can remove the gimmick and still give the book (dictionary) away at the end of the effect." - Christian and Katalina
"It works every time, and you can dress the effect up in just about any presentational wrapping paper you want. Really excellent. In the right hands this will look simply miraculous." - Ian Rowland, Magic Circular Magazine
1st edition 2014, 32 pages.
word count: 8472 which is equivalent to 33 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Sunday 17 April, 2016
I chuckled out loud when I read what the gimmick was and said to myself, "No way. This won't play at all." Then I made the gimmick (It will cost a couple of bucks in material and the use of a Sharpie), played with it, and thought, "Way! Way cool. It's a keeper." And then I made a backup gimmick. The handling will take a little practice, but this thing can be used as quite the utility device for predictions. In case you are wondering, no, it's not a force. The spectator makes a completely free choice. I use it with a small 40,000-word pocket dictionary. (I have a few of those in my bag, including a gaffed one to do Annemann's 40,000 Words effect.) You can look around to see if you can find the full trick with pre-made gimmicks, but I wouldn't waste time and money. Just download the incredibly reasonable ebook and get going. Work on it, and you'll have a super-nice parlor or stage effect, using a classic routine too. Highly recommended!