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Brainwave Miracles
by Jim Sisti


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Brainwave Miracles by Jim Sisti

From the introduction:

The magician claims to have taken a playing card from a completely different pack and reversed it in the deck placed in plain view. The spectator is then asked to merely think of any card. After the selection is made, the magician picks up the pack, removes it from its case, and spreads through the cards, displaying the spectator's choice as the only card face up. When it's removed from the pack, it's turned over to display a completely different back color, thus proving the magician's claim that it originated in a completely different pack.

This is the basic presentation for what is arguably one of the strongest effects in all of card magic. Magicians have toyed with this basic plot for years and have come up with a myriad of variations and methods for achieving this effect and we'll be examining these and other, completely new, variations and methods in this ebook. I've also tried to confine the necessary props to items you probably already own (dealer items such as a Brainwave and Invisible Deck, for example) and things you're likely to have around the house.

This ebook orginally began its life as a series for Richard Robinson's online magic webzine Magic Show back in the 90s and I'm happy to have the opportunity to recompile this material. Welcome to Brainwave Miracles!

Both Richard Osterlind and Simon Lovell contributed to the contents:

  • Introduction
  • An Extremely Brief History
  • Arrangement of the Classic Brainwave Deck
  • The Basic Routine and Handling
  • Dual Brainwave
  • A Choice Brainwave
  • A Choice Brainwave II
  • Brainscan
  • Small Packet Brainscan
  • Spectator's Choice
  • Color-Changing Brainwave
  • Two-Deck Coincidence
  • Your Card
  • Personalized Brainwave
  • Personalized Brainwave II
  • In The Bag
  • Impossible Brainwave
  • Oblique Brainwave
  • Long Distance Brainwave
  • Double-Dealing Brainwave
  • Mark of the Brainwave
  • Brainwave in Transit
  • Pop-Eyed Brainwave
  • Rapid Transit
  • Pushing the Envelope
  • A Prediction for a Change
  • Process of Elimination
  • Torn with a Twist

1st edition 2012, 50 pages.
word count: 11730 which is equivalent to 46 standard pages of text