A three phased routine that allows you to share the experience of what it feels to be a mentalist.
PHASE I – UNCONSCIOUS COGNITION
5 Cards with ESP symbols are laid face down in a row towards the participant. The performer introduces another set of 5, lays them face up in a row towards himself. With a little thought the performer points to a card from his row and the participant to point a card from their row and it matches.
PHASE II – THOUGHT IDENTIFICATION
The performer draws one of the symbols on a card and the spectator correctly guesses which one has been drawn.
PHASE III – INDUCED HALLUCINATION
The participant is asked if he remembers the exact order of the 4 cards in their row, which they do not.
And then it is revealed - everything that they saw so far, was never there. The card they matched in the 1st phase does not exist, it's blank. The 4 other cards with 4 other shapes never existed - they're blank as well.
In fact the marker doesn't write, you never drew anything, it is blank as well. It was all a hallucination.
- Simple, easy and direct.
- Allows you to hand out business cards.
- The 3rd phase is over even before it has begun.
- Set-up takes less than 3 minutes and resets in less than 10 seconds.
Why 'reborn'? What changed?
- Efficient : The stack of cards is lighter now.
- Economical : It is instantly repeatable without anything added or taken away.
- Upgrade : A significant improvement in the last phase with a bonus effect with the marker.
1st edition 2020, PDF 10 pages, video 9 min.
word count: 989 which is equivalent to 3 standard pages of text