I am very pleased with this release; although, I was reluctant to release it at first. This has been one of my prized secrets for the last few years. As far as I know, this effect is original with me. The method is new. I have never put this in print before or taught it in lectures. The secret is revealed here for the first time.
The effect is straight to the point and is 100% impromptu. Unlike some mental effects, there is nothing confusing to the spectator. It is easily understood by spectators of any intelligence or age. It is perfect for those times you need to do something and don't have your nail writer with you or a deck or cards.
Almost everyone nowadays carries several credit cards. You are set to do a quickie effect that will amaze everyone. Turn your back and have someone put one of the five major credit cards in your hands. Turn around and face the spectators. You immediately tell the spectator who gave you the credit card, the type it is, be it a Master Card, Visa, American Express or Discover Card. You can even reveal if you have one of the little-seen Diner's Club/Carte Blanche cards in your hands. You do this while the credit card is behind your back. You do this in a matter of seconds with NO FUMBLING.
NO GIMMICKS OF ANY KIND!
There are no sleights, palming of the card, or electronics used. You immediately know the card behind your back using an ingenious method. The cool thing is that the person can put another different card into your hands behind your back and you can instantly repeat the effect revealing the type credit card given to you. Repeating the effect makes it appear to be more than a lucky guess. You could do it again for a third time, if you want, with success!
Remember this is 100% impromptu and can be done at the spur of the moment with no get ready. Amazingly, there are NO gimmicks used and nothing is written at any time. Nothing but the credit card is used and the effect is foolproof.
Once you learn this, it is something that will always be in your arsenal. Whenever you want to amaze, just ask someone if he has a credit card and hand it to you behind your back. Stress that the card will remain behind your back and that you will never look at the number or face of the credit card. Under these circumstances, most people will not mind letting you hold their card behind your back for a few seconds, as that is all the time needed to do this effect.
You will have a difficult time finding an impromptu clairvoyant effect that is more powerful than this. This is a test condition effect, as you cannot get caught, as you really use nothing, but the borrowed credit card. This is something you will use all the time and will not wind up in your drawers. 100% practical. Easy to learn and to do.
A word of caution, this effect is surefire in USA and Canada, and Europe. It should not be done in Asian countries, as it is prone to failure there, as will explained in the PDF.
"Now with Devin Knight's new Credit Card Divination, an original mentalism effect with an original secret method, a mentalist will be able to travel about without his cards, envelopes, nail writer, and other props, and will be able to give an impressive impromptu demonstration of his powers by merely turning his back while the participant places an unknown credit card into his hands. Then, without looking, the mentalist will be able to face his audience, and be able to state what type of credit card he has been holding, without any fumbling, and without any gimmicks. The mentalist can then repeat this performance immediately with a different credit card. This is clean, to the point, and mysteriously: on demand and on the spot. The mentalist can leave his equipment home, and be able to give a performance anywhere. You will be able to do this almost anywhere that you can have
a conversation." - Ron Levy
"If you are ever in a situation where you don't have your props with you, Devin's new release will give you a routine that you can perform on the fly with something people carry on themselves everyday. You will enjoy performing this routine using their credit cards!" - Robert Marsi
1st edition 2016, 18 pages.
word count: 3654 which is equivalent to 14 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Saturday 16 April, 2016
This is a nice completely impromptu effect--within certain limitations. While I knew the "theory" behind it--I think that it's in one of Jon Thompson's Naked Mentalism books--but the working is extremely clever. OK, being able to figure out Mastercard, VISA, American Express, or Diner's Club, by itself, isn't spectacular, but I think that if you do it a couple of times with different folks, it will play well.