Cold Reading means that your reading uses no previously obtained information about the client. You rely on your powers of observation and the ability to make deductions. Taking note on how a person dresses, their carriage, the way they respond to certain categories of questions and their body language can tell an expert a lot about a person’s lifestyle, point of view and education.
This contrasts with Hot Reading, which exploits prior, often secretly obtained, information (there is also Warm Reading, which makes use of verbal feedback obtained from the client during the reading).
Also see the topic Zodiac or Star Signs.
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Transformational ReadingsAlan Jones
This ebook offers a framework for psychic readings. Starting with the idea that 'readings' need to be a dialogue between 'reader' and 'client', it explores the idea of 'Transformational Readings' - that is, readings which empower and move 'clients' forward.
The Framework covers aspects of esoteric symbolism drawn from a number of traditions; the use of Tarot cards, Crystals, Colours, Numbers and even Dominoes and cards used for testing ESP (Zenner Cards). Whilst the ebook is aimed at 'readers', 'clairvoyants' and 'psychic entertainers' it nevertheless explores the use of divinatory tools...
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Introduction to NumerologyAlan Jones
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The Fools JourneyAlan Jones
The Fools Journey is a few thoughts about the history and development of The Tarot followed by a comprehensive workbook for exploration of tarot imagery. It is based upon Alan Jones' workshops on The Tarot for Self-Development.
The focus is on using the systems for self-exploration, as Alan believe this is where the real 'power' of the imagery and metaphor lies.
This ebook would be a useful companion to Alan's Transformational Readings ebook.
1st edition 2013, 156 pages.
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The Gaming Table Volume 2Andrew Steinmetz
This second volume of The Gaming Table is from a magician's point of view much more interesting. It includes a history of dice and playing cards including a fairly detailed description of how playing cards were made. It has a chapter on fortune telling with cards. And it also features a surprisingly good chapter on card tricks with explanations for four sleights (false shuffle, false cut, glide, card change) and 18 very nice card tricks. Among them we find a version of the prearranged deck and two person codes.
For people interested in Erdnase it is interesting to note that at the beginning of the...
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The Ready ReaderAnthony Nelmar Albino & Devin Knight
This ebook is part of Forbidden Knowledge.
This little-known system is unique and one of the best systems every developed for cold reading a person. This system was first released by Nelmar in the late 30s. The cool thing about this system is that no two readings are alike, yet, they are spot on and very accurate. Yes, that means if people compare notes afterward, they both will have non-similar readings that apply to them almost 100%.
This is not possible if you are using one of the Nelson stock readings, as with that method the reader memorizes a stock reading that applies to almost anyone and repeats...
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The Power of PerceptionArthur Setterington
PERCEPTIONISM - The recognition of audible or visible signals, transmitted voluntarily, or involuntarily, which reveal personal traits and idiosyncrasies. The interpretation of these signals may be used in a variety of ways by the receiver.
The majority of the effects described, are "mental" items, but the psychic approach has been eliminated in favour of the psychological, and the demonstrations appear to be based on natural, rather than supernatural happenings.
The person presenting this routine, is a demonstrator, not a magician, and the articles used should suit the style of the...
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Ultimate Guide To ColdreadingB. Thomas
Ultimate Guide to Coldreading is back - and available for the first time in almost a decade.
Originally mentalist and radio psychic B. Thomas only sold this at his lectures and had a limited run among inner circles of professional mentalists. This book has been among the top 10 Must Have books on Cold Reading among pros.
B. Thomas not only shows you some incredible techniques of cold reading - but shows how he built a successful career behind the microphone as a radio psychic. Thomas was heard on radio station all over the United States - and developed a successful private intuitive reading...
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Mentalist's Guide: NightclubsB. Thomas
Mentalist's Guide: Nightclubs is available for the first time in almost a decade. It is book two in B. Thomas' series, Cold Reading for Profit. Originally mentalist and radio psychic B. Thomas only sold this at his lectures and had a limited run among inner circles of professional mentalists. This series has been among the top 10 Must Have books on Cold Reading among pros.
B. Thomas shows you how to market yourself successfully in nightclubs, using tools and techniques he used to build a successful career behind the microphone as a radio psychic. Thomas was heard on radio station all over...
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Kara's Crystal VisionsB. W. McCarron
Projected Answers from the Q&A Master
The late Paul Kara galvanized audiences with his remarkable feats of crystal gazing and mindreading. Yet for all of Kara's remarkable stage presence, staging, and costumes, audiences and critics alike said it was his answers that kept them coming back, night after night.
Now you can learn from the master with this amazing collection of over 300 of Kara's answers to questions, just as audiences would have received them back in his day. Not only that, but the questions themselves can be used for practice purposes, to hone your own answering abilities...
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The Krahma System of Fortune Telling with Playing CardsB. W. McCarron
Unlike most other fortune telling systems with playing cards, readings using this system are quick and snappy. The card layout is streamlined, yet the subject will be satisfied she received her money's worth since the outcome of the reading is dependent on her feelings and conscience. The reader will like it, too, since six to ten readings can be performed per hour. This system also provides an opportunity to recycle playing cards when they're no longer useful in the magic act. With the Krahma System, the more care-worn the deck, the better it will be accepted by the Subject as an instrument...
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Your Personal Solar Zodiac Chart Pitch Book KitB. W. McCarron
Sell this pitch book and give private readings to clients after your show to double your performance income!*
If you're not selling "back of room" books and merchandise at every show, you're leaving money on the table - money that should be in your wallet. All the pros are doing it. Now you can, too. And it costs so little to get started.
This package enables you to become an instant author, with full reprint rights for printed copies of the Your Personal Solar Zodiac Chart booklet. Charge as little or as much per copy as you want: it's up to you.
Your audiences will flock to the sales...
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Dice ReadingBarry Ray
Barry wanted a reading system that could be performed in the hands, sitting down or just walking around, that didn't require a table or a spread. That could be done inside or outside, regardless of the weather conditions. Something that didn't get soiled, torn, blown away or that water would ruin. So cards were out. Runes and stones fit the bill, but to get different coloured ones and of the same size isn't easy. Barry needed a uniform size and nothing too esoteric. Dice fit this description and are easily available.
Long before tarot and runes, soothsayers used to cast bones,...
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The Real Work of Cold ReadingBob Cassidy
Brad Henderson taught it to Dance. Kross put it Into the Deep Freeze and Herb Dewey made it Red Hot. In The Real Work of Cold Reading Cassidy makes it explosive and blows it into another dimension.
A good deal of what has been written about cold reading is theoretically and practically wrong and/or misinformed.
Learn the 'real work' in this exclusive ebook.
1st edition 2004; 58 pages
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The Psychic TarotBob Cassidy
In Appendix One of The Real Work of Cold Reading Bob included a cursory overview of a numerological system that could also be applied to the tarot or to regular playing cards. In The Psychic Tarot he has expanded on that and provided a detailed system of interpretation that will be accepted by those who have a general familiarity with the cards. As suggested in The Real Work of Cold Reading, the interpretations of the individual cards are derived - with the exception of the Major Arcana - by combining the general meanings assigned to the cards' suits with the numerological meanings assigned to their values. This is not only simpler and more practical...
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The Book of the Golden TortoiseBob Cassidy
A complete divination routine based on a unique combination of Eastern and Western methods of geomancy. An excellent addition to straight cold reading as it provides specific details about the sitter that would apparently be impossible for anyone to know.
Bob describes his impossible envelope switch which he adopted from a deck switch he saw Gene Maze perform. A WMV video of Bob performing and explaining the switch is included with the files you are downloading.
1st edition 2004; 21 pages + prop book PDF 69 pages.
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Psychic Moments: confessions of a shut-eye psychicCarlos Emesqua
In Carlos Emesqua's Psychic Moments: Confessions of a Shut-eye, you will find some "psychic rituals," "psychic games," reading techniques and strategies to create psychic experiences. These are not "mentalism tricks" or "effects" in any way, but moments that you can create for your clients or in other settings which are appropriate.
Now in the 2nd edition, you will get not only the original document but also extra new ideas and fantastic workable techniques for your repertoire as performer and/or reader.
If you are working with skeptics, this material will not work properly, although...
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The Secret GardenCathy Shadows & Paul Voodini
Paul Voodini presents Cathy Shadows' Secret Garden, the final PDF in the Cathy Shadows series.
For the serious student and the experienced reader, comes the Secret Garden. This is a fascinating and unique reading technique whereby the sitter is taken on a guided visualization of a beautiful garden. Within the walls of this garden lay the answers to the sitter's most deeply held questions - what did the past mean, what is happening to me now, and how will the future develop?
It is entirely possible to present this reading technique both in an esoteric/psychic manner or as a character analysis...
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Coffee Break Mental Magic: Pet Readings for Mind-ReadersCathy Shadows & Paul Voodini
Pet Readings 4 Mind-Readers outlines a fascinating and engaging personality profile reading system suitable both for beginners and more experienced cold readers. Devised by Cathy Shadows and expanded upon by Paul Voodini, this very special edition of Coffee Break Mental Magic describes in detail the actual reading method which is based around pet animals. Following these details, the manuscript goes on to demonstrate how the technique can be used to win over a table of guests at any kind of function in a matter of moments, to provide insightful and fascinating stand-alone readings, and to augment...
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Cathy Shadows: Tarot on a Cold AfternoonCathy Shadows & Paul Voodini
Cathy Shadows: Tarot on a Cold Afternoon is a poetical journey through the Major Arcana of the Tarot, composed by Paul Voodini and inspired by long afternoons spent chatting with his favourite psychic and reader, Cathy Shadows! This is a delightful little ebook, full of whimsy and poetical insight. For the experienced reader it is sure to raise a smile and offer perhaps some new insights. For the newcomer to the Tarot, it will open the eyes to the poetry and beauty of these much-misunderstood cards.
Each of the 22 cards of the Major Arcana are examined, and although this PDF will not teach...
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Scientific Cold Reading 1Dave Arch
As an executive coach in Nebraska's largest privately held company, my day is spent in back-to-back one-on-one sessions with managers. Although I would never call it cold reading (at least not out loud in a corporate environment), I consistently use the principles of cold reading to help a client get comfortable in opening up to me as we work together on their professional development.
This first in a series of scientific cold reading documents and videos explains the scientifically accepted and proven model I've used for decades to accelerate the process of getting to know someone and grow...
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Scientific Cold Reading IntroDave Arch
Why would anyone purchase another eBook or watch another video on the subject of cold reading? What could possibly be new that hasn't already been said? I too would be skeptical. After you've read Webster, Dewey, Scryer and others, what else could there be? Drawing on my ten years as a Pastor and fourteen years as an Executive Coach (and zero years as a psychic), please, if you're at all curious, take a few moments and watch as I share my perspective on cold reading, how that perspective evolved, and then a quick overview of the model I'm recommending in my series of five eBooks soon to be released...
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Scientific Cold Reading 2Dave Arch
Second only to the model of personality traits Dave shared in his previous release of Scientific Cold Reading 1, this video and its companion pdf document explains the proven concept that most consistently receives responses from his coaching clients of "You just described the relationship between my spouse and me!" or "How did you know that's how I relate to my children?".
Imagining yourself in the role of a sitter coming to Dave for counsel, first watch the seven-minute video where Dave presents to you as though you were sitting in the room with him - drawing on the screen what he's seeing in his mind about you...
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Scientific Cold Reading 3Dave Arch
On any given day I can feel like I'm on top of the world ... or I can feel like the world is on top of me. Maintaining belief in their worthiness to be loved is arguably among the greatest challenges facing every person. In this substantive release, you'll learn to draw in a simple picture a proven strategy for managing what can be an emotional roller coaster for many. Your picture will then lay the groundwork for the person with whom you're visiting to open up regarding their own fluctuating feelings of self worth.
1st edition 2018, PDF 4 pages, video 3 min.
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Scientific Cold Reading 4Dave Arch
Previous modules in this series have addressed personality traits (#1), relational drama (#2), and maintaining consistent feelings of self worth (#3). This release brings focus to the negative impact of worry in the client's life. As with Dave's previous releases, you'll draw a diagram for the client that will pictorially give him/her scientifically proven strategies for managing any anxiety s/he might be feeling.
By watching the video first you'll share in the experience that the client will have. By then reading the printed document you'll receive even more information to help you flesh...
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Scientific Cold Reading 5Dave Arch
Whereas the previous releases in this series have addressed individual personality traits (#1), managing relational drama (#2), maintaining positive feelings of self worth (#3), and minimizing worry (#4); this module addresses the dynamics of stress and frustration in the life of a sitter. As with the previous ebooks and videos, the reader first draws a picture of what s/he is sensing from the sitter. After seeing the picture, the sitter can then help interpret the drawing - speaking to the specifics of the stressful situation sensed by the reader.
As with the previous releases, the content...
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Handwriting Analysis for the StageDave Arch
This offering includes a PowerPoint slideshow, an eighteen-minute video tutorial, and a reproducible handwriting analysis tic sheet. As a result of learning the methods taught, you'll be equipped to guide an entire audience through an analysis of their own handwritings. You can use what you learn from this package as a stand alone presentation, in conjunction with a Q & A routine, and/or use the reproducible tic sheet to offer personal consultations (possibly following your presentation).
My experience has shown that for many of my audiences the subject of handwriting analysis carries greater...
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Readers Notes: card and coin readings for entertainmentDavid Gemmell
This ebook is aimed at giving psychic readings for entertainment using normal playing cards or coins which can be borrowed. We begin with a simple but effective card reading system that can be used in a very short time to give quite insightful readings. You are led through various advanced techniques which provide even greater depth and meaning for the client.
The coin readings mostly follow an impromptu approach to the point of borrowing the coins used for the reading. This of course provides an almost perfect hook. We finish with an impromptu method for the I-Ching which once mastered (in...
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Fortune Telling with Playing CardsDavid J. Lustig
Be the life of the party. Delve into the past, present and future for fun or profit with this ebook and a deck of playing cards. David J. Lustig, Dunninger's friend and confidante, reveals his "La Vellma" fortune telling with cards method. With this method and a few nights of practice you, too, can amaze your friends with entertaining "readings" of the past, present and future — all revealed by the cards.
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Phone Home: Confessions of a Telephone ReaderDavid Numen
Phone Home is on David's experiences as a telephone reader packed with tips that anyone can use to enhance their readings including a system for generating "Angel Readings" which some would say is worth the price of the ebook alone.
"Great Read…It is way past time for this subject to get back in the reader's domain." - Millard Longman
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The Red Light SystemDee Christopher
The Red Light Reading System is Dee's favourite way to create unique and engaging psychic-style readings in a close up environment. With nothing more than a stack of specially set up business cards, you will have the power to offer insight to your participants at a moment's notice.
The Red Light System was built from real intuition and it was built in the performance arena, not sat at home writing grids of meanings for certain things. Dee does not have a fantastic memory, and he has not had much luck naturally interpreting certain oracles; but Red Light offered him an easy and very logical...
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Fortune Telling Card TrickDevin Knight
After working a few card tricks, how many times have you been asked "Can you tell fortunes with cards?" Fortune telling with cards has always been interesting; but, how many of us have wanted to spend the time to learn and memorize the meanings of all the playing cards? I would dare say, very few of us. Besides, there is no trick to it.
Now you can say, "Yes." Not only that, but you can actually tell people how many brothers and sisters they have, how many children they have including their gender, number of pets and the month of their birthday, including their current age (without doing...
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The Ultimate Psychic SecretDevin Knight
"I do a lot of Q&A act in my shows and I have different ways to get people info. This for sure is another tool I will have at my disposal when I can. Thanks Devin for releasing this." - Luca Volpe
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The Human Lie DetectorDevin Knight
Real lie detection for mentalists and magicians. Know when someone is lying by holding their wrists.
"This, as Devin says, is for the advanced performer. It is not new, it is not 100%, but for those times that you must, this is the solution. Do not overlook this, and if you know the method, you will be delightfully experimenting. Put this in your arsenal." - Marc SalemThe technique described in this PDF has been one of my closely guarded secrets over the years. I used this constantly when I performed as psychic, Jason Michaels.
This information was first made available to the magic...
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Fishing for Mentalism DollarsDevin Knight
Here is a new refreshing way to get steady paid bookings as a cold reader. This plan does not involve theater shows, restaurants, costly advertising or renting office space hoping for clients.
The original method was advocated by W. G. Magnuson and Robert Nelson in the early 30s and worked well then; however, Devin Knight has updated this idea to make it 100% practical for today. The cool thing is that this works anywhere in the world, not just the USA.
If you are a mentalist with a good understanding of cold reading then you can work this plan either full-time or part-time. Mentalists around the world are already...
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Nu-Way Private ReadingDevin Knight
This is one of the cleverest methods ever devised for a one-on-one answering of a written question. The basic method was first created by W. G. Magnuson and later improved on by myself. The spectator writes a question on a slip of paper and folds it into fourths. The mentalist doesn't do the folding. The spectator is then given a match and asked to burn the slip that has been in full view at all times. There is no center tear, nor is the slip torn in any manner. The spectator folds up his question and burns it. The slip is not put into an envelope at any time, it merely rests on a deck of cards.
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Personal TouchDocc Hilford
Learn how Docc Hilford flies first class when he only has coach tickets. A crash course in palm reading spiced up with magic.
Recorded live at the Convention at the Capital 1998.
runtime: 9min 48s
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