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Cathy Shadows: Doing It For Real
by Paul Voodini


(1 review, 12 customer ratings) ★★★★

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Cathy Shadows: Doing It For Real by Paul Voodini

For the first time ever, Paul Voodini is proud to present the work of another performer. Cathy Shadows is the pseudonym of a professional esoteric entertainer, working primarily in the psychic party and psychic fair market.

This 19 page PDF outlines her favourite routines that she employs on a regular basis to amaze her clients. These routines range from ESP and telepathy through to mind-to-mind communication and tools for readings. The great thing about these routines is that there is no 'trickery' involved! These routines are devised to be presented as genuine demonstrations of the paranormal! So if you're a 'ballsy' or esoteric performer, these routines can be presented 'as is'. However if you're a more mainstream mentalist, these ideas can be used as back-stories and presentations for more trick-based performance, or can be incorporated into a mainstream mentalist show to add depth and colour.

Routines included are:

  • Billet Work Psychometry - the performer demonstrates ESP.
  • Psychometry with an Object - the performer demonstrates ESP with a borrowed object.
  • Empathic Intimacy - a demonstration of direct mind-to-mind communication, and also a method of developing intimacy.
  • Magnetic Coin - ungimmicked 'which hand?' routine.
  • 3 Good Things - a wonderful utility tool for readers.
plus more...

1st edition 2012, 19 pages.
word count: 3660 which is equivalent to 14 standard pages of text

Reviewed by David Martin (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Sunday 27 December, 2020

For a small sum of money you are getting a short and quickly read PDF. Even though it's a quick read, the advice that "Cathy Shadows" gives is really great if one wants to learn some mental exercises to do some classic plots in mentalism for real. My only advice to a student of the esotric arts before purchasing this is to keep a very open mind while studying these exercises. At the very least you'll learn how to make a mentalism routine or single effect more theatrically compelling through simple means.