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Reading Systems, Oracles & Cold Reading

There are many reading systems and oracles in use today, such as Tarot, Palmistry, Cartomancy, Numerology, Astrology (Zodiac), Geomancy, and others. In performance these are often combined with cold reading and other techniques from the mentalists tool box.

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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Devin Knight
The Human Lie Detector by Devin 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 Salem
The 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...

★★★★★ $3
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Devin Knight
Fishing for Mentalism Dollars by Devin 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...

★★★ $5
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Devin Knight
Nu-Way Private Reading by Devin 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.

The performer...

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Paul Voodini
Palm Reading for Magicians by Paul Voodini

Everything you need to know to start with palm reading - tips, tricks, and techniques. Additionally Paul teaches how to combine palm readings with close-up magic and mentalism to give added resonance and meaning to your routines.

Introduced by Luke Jermay (and with a cameo from magician Wayne Fox), this is a professionally produced video, packed full with information, routines, and real-life performances.

When working at wedding receptions, corporate events, and dinner parties, why is it that Paul Voodini always has crowds of spectators around him? Why is it that long after the "regular" magicians...

★★★★★ $40
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Dave Arch
Turning the Tarot by Dave Arch

Maybe a friend of yours needs a bit of encouragement in their life. Maybe you'd like to give them that encouragement in a mystical/magical way. Consider this handling of the Tarot cards. Using eleven cards from the Major Arcana and the first name of someone who has been particularly encouraging to your friend during his/her formative years, s/he'll be amazed as s/he inexplicably one-by-one eliminates all but the Sun card - arguably the most positive card in the Tarot deck.

1st edition 2019, 2 pages.

★★★★ $7
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Robert A. Nelson & Sir Edwards
Sir Edwards' $100 Horoscope Demonstration Sales Plan by Robert A. Nelson & Sir Edwards

One of the rarest of offerings from the Nelson Enterprises catalog is this horoscope pitch act that sold for the equivalent of $1600 when first introduced. Only the wealthiest of mentalists and psychic operators would have risked this huge sum in 1942, when the plan was first offered. While the steep cover price helped guarantee exclusivity, those who put the plan to use made big money with it. Now you can, too.

In this collection of six books, electronically "bound" together as one, you'll learn Sir Edwards' proven method of selling horoscopes, booklets and lucky pieces to a willing, "off-the-street" audience. Complete...

★★★★★ $100
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Satabdo Sengupta
Cold Zodiac Guess by Satabdo Sengupta

Imagine walking up to a complete stranger, having a short interaction with them regarding zodiac signs, and then handing them a black envelope. To their surprise it has their horoscope and also their zodiac sign written.

  • No pre-show
  • No complex anagrams
  • No forcing
  • Deceptive with layers of deception
  • Perform surrounded
  • 100% bang on every time

1st edition 2019, PDF 5 pages, video 18 min.

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Vincent Wilson
The Chirological Analysis Record by Vincent Wilson

Learn palmistry easily.

Vince Wilson's Chirological Analysis Record is, without doubt, the most beautiful and exquisitely designed palm reading tick sheet it will ever be your pleasure to own and use. This tick sheet will enable you to take your palm readings to the next level, and can be handed to your sitter as a permanent keepsake of the palm reading you have provided for them. The tick sheet comes with full permission to print and use in any capacity, and also allows you to add your own name and contact details, thereby increasing repeat bookings. Full instructions, also elegantly produced,...

★★★★★ $15
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Unknown Mentalist
PRIC: Propless Remote Instant Cartomancy by Unknown Mentalist

CAUTION: This is so powerful that you could start your own cult. So you must perform this effect with great wisdom, absolute ethics, high maturity and complete responsibility. The author is not liable for any contingent outcomes of your performances, you yourself are solely responsible for it.

SCENARIO : The performer and participant are on both ends of a voice call separated by maybe thousands of miles. The participant is holding an imaginary deck of playing cards and follows instructions of the performer. The objective of the participant is to know the answer to a question she has, related...

★★★ $18
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Robert A. Nelson
Secret Methods of Private Readers by Robert A. Nelson

This ebook rips back the curtain, revealing the inside secrets of private mediums and clairvoyants. Learn how and where they operate, amassing large sums of money. Every intimate detail of their operation is laid bare. Learn how the clairvoyant invades a "closed town" and sets up a thriving office business -- and continues to operate without legal interference.

Tells how "office" psychics satisfy their patrons with their exaggerated claims -- and how they get their customers to come back time and time again. Includes little-known "convincers" and "clinchers," and how they are used. The beauty...

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Unknown Mentalist
Propless Tarot by Unknown Mentalist
  1. Is this really absolutely propless? - Yes
  2. Can this be performed over a voice phone call? - Yes
  3. Can this be performed over a video call? - Yes
  4. Can this be performed face to face? - Yes
  5. I have zero knowledge about Tarot cards. Can I perform this? - Yes
  6. I have never even seen a Tarot Deck before. Can I still perform this? - Yes
  7. Do I or the participant need to handle a Tarot Deck? - No
  8. Does this involve anagrams or equivoque? - No
  9. Does this need a long convoluted process as with most propless effects? - No
  10. Can I use tarot cards if I want to? - Yes
  11. Is this a divination effect? - Yes ...
★★★★★ $12
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William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron
Thayer's Life Span Reading by William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron

This superb script allows a mentalist or psychic entertainer to apparently reveal any spectator's life, from the cradle to the grave. Is it mind reading? ESP? Vulcan Mind Meld? No, it's Larsen and McCarron's Life Span Reading, the psychic worker's "secret sauce" that, judiciously used, will convince most anyone that you have real psychic ability.

Not a trick, but a psychological profile that fits nearly anyone who walks in the door. Life readings such as this have been jealously guarded by office mediums, who use the spiel to convince the client of the psychic's innate ability. Yet, no special...

★★★★ $8
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TC Tahoe
Tarot Buzz by TC Tahoe

Buzz words and phrases to help learn, remember and understand the Tarot.

"As a reader, TC Tahoe is gentle, empathetic, warm, caring, and incredibly accurate. While he was living here in New Zealand, we'd regularly meet in a local cafe. TC gave readings for several members of the staff, and they still talk about him more than a year later. Highly recommended." - Richard Webster
This is a special collection of tools that helped me on my Tarot journey, and it is my hope that they will help you acquire a better understanding of the cards. This is the "workbook" I use when teaching Tarot classes and workshops....
★★★★ $20
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Renzo Grosso
Tarots and Arcana by Renzo Grosso

Honestly, I have not been able to trace the author of this principle, which I think is lost in the mists of time. My Master of Mentalism Valerio Bovolenta taught me, and I want to give credit to him. I have done nothing but study it and try to indicate a method to be able to propose it with any number of cards.

The procedure is very simple: the spectator chooses how many cards he wants to use, puts away the remaining cards (they will not be used further), shuffles the cards he chose and, on the instruction of the performer, chooses a number, looks at a card, and reassembles the deck; even...

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Arthur Setterington
The Power of Perception by Arthur 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...

★★★★ $10
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Renzo Grosso
Arcane Tarot Stories by Renzo Grosso

"Tarot is a deck of cards but the Tarot represents a person. We are the Tarot and we use the Tarot because we live." (Andrea Mecchia)

I don't know if it happens to you too ... when I particularly love a project, I start to collect elements, I work on it a bit, but it always seems that something is missing ... you leave and resume the project, but that something is always missing ... then, one day, it arrives like that in one fell swoop, and makes everything good.

This is the story of this project, which I finally want to share, with the hope that it will also satisfy your desire to present...

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Unknown Mentalist
Pocket Numerology by Unknown Mentalist

Pocket Numerology is a physical product that will be shipped to you and comes with PDF instructions that can be downloaded immediately from your digital shelf.

What you get: Along with the instructions PDF, you also get a set of 4 specially designed and beautifully produced plastic wallet cards which are about the size of a regular credit card. With reasonable care, these cards should last you a lifetime, if not more.

With absolutely zero knowledge of numerology, you can perform an entire act of apparent numerology with Pocket Numerology in your pocket. With Pocket Numerology, you can...

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Unknown Mentalist
Pocket Personality Test by Unknown Mentalist

Pocket Personality Test is a physical product that will be shipped to you and comes with PDF instructions that can be downloaded immediately from your digital shelf. What you get: Along with the instructions PDF, you also get a specially designed and beautifully produced sturdy plastic wallet card which is approximately poker size. With reasonable care, this card should last you a lifetime.

A simple premise, a believable presentation, and an honest execution can be made to combine to create a miracle. The actual method used hardly matters when you can achieve what seems like a miracle....

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gimmick & PDF

Mystic Alexandre
The Mystical Cartomancy Chart by Mystic Alexandre

Playing cards, or even an individual card, carry great magical imagery and symbolism. Over centuries there are numerous songs, stories, and myths about them. They've been used for declarations of love, threats of war, carriers of confessions, curses, and blessings. Here they are being used to deliver vibrational messages to you.

Get reactions and attention with little to no effort. With a deck of cards and this chart you'll be the life of the party.

The Mystical Cartomancy Chart is a simple and direct psychic cartomancy tic sheet that has proven to be a wonderful tool for mentalists...

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Matthew Benjamin
The Numerology Act by Matthew Benjamin

A complete stranger approaches you and requests for you to impress them. Armed with only a few scraps of paper and a pencil you proceed to perform a full Numerology Act for the stranger giving them several extremely accurate personality readings, revealing the name of a thought of person, when they met, and what they were wearing. You even predict the location they met!

For your grand finale, you prove that fate had brought them to you that day with a lightning-fast demonstration of mental acrobatics that relates only to them.

The act can be done completely impromptu or as a full show...

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Frank Tousey
How to Tell Fortunes by Frank Tousey

Containing Napoleon's Oraculum, and the key to work it. Also tells fortunes by cards, lucky and unlucky days, signs and omens.

  • How To Tell Fortunes By Cards
    • Signification Of The Cards
    • Signification Of Different Cards Of The Same Denomination
    • Dealing The Cards By Threes
    • Dealing The Cards By Sevens
    • Dealing The Cards By Fifteens
    • The Italian Method
    • Present, Past, And Future
    • The Star Method Of Consulting The Cards
    • To Know If You Will Get Your Wish
    • The English Method Of Consulting The Cards
    • To Tell Whether You Will Get Your Wish
  • Good And Bad Omens
    • Concluding Remarks
  • Weather...
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L. W. de Laurence
The Illustrated Key to the Tarot by L. W. de Laurence

A divinatory tarot guide.

The veil and its symbols. Secret tradition under the veil of divination. Art of tarot divination. Outer method of the oracles. The tarot in history. Inner symbolism. The greater keys.

This is a plagiarized version of The Pictorial Key to the Tarot with text by A. E. Waite and illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith published in 1911. A two-year earlier edition was published unillustrated.

  • Preface
  • Part I The Veil And Its Symbols
    • SECTION 1 Introductory And General
    • SECTION 2 Trumps Major
    • SECTION 3 The Four Suits
    • SECTION 4 The Tarot In History
  • Part II The...
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Mystic Alexandre
Miss Amber's Psychic Message by Mystic Alexandre

This is a casual, mysterious presentation, as you'll meet someone, engage in conversation, then suddenly pause, as if connecting on a mysterious, metaphysical level.

What happened is you met a traveling psychic named Miss Amber, and she gave you something, a "gift" to be delivered, an audio message, with the clear instruction to give this to someone you'll meet with in the near future, who you feel, on a metaphysical level, this "gift" is intended for.

You will get their contact info, which is valuable for working performers or readers, and you send them this "gift" reading, which...

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Davide Rubat Remond
Quodlibet 2 by Davide Rubat Remond

Quodlibet literally means "what you like, or what you prefer" and is the theme that links the two publications that bear this name, the first dedicated to an evolution of the numerical tables and a development of the principle applied to a 52-card deck, and the latter Quodlibet 2, which proposes the Tarot version.

An upturned Tarot deck is placed on the table in full view; a spectator will be asked to choose only mentally any one of the 78 Arcana, of the major or minor series as he or she prefers, and to concentrate on it. The spectator will be handed a series of seven folders depicting...

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