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Billet reading is a standard and popular mentalist effect. Spectators write or draw something on a small slip of paper. The paper is folded, sometimes put inside an envelope, and the mentalist reveals these written thoughts in some form. The billet reading techniques were first developed by fraudulent mediums. Charles Foster and Bert Reese popularized them among magicians during the 1860s and 1870s. As with pretty much any basic method, magicians and mentalists have developed a staggering amount of variations, refinements, and improvements over the years.

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Julien Losa

Billets for the Modern Mindreader by Julien Losa

5 novel techniques, 4 variations. A crash course on billet reading/peeking techniques. You get a full peek of the billet every time.

"I can confirm, it contains the best full peek done with a folded billet that I am aware of." - Nestor Dee

"Julien's work with billets is sensational! His techniques are beautiful, elegant and extremely deceptive. This is some of the finest billet materiel available today." - Marc Paul

"Julien has made significant advanced to billet work. This video course contains what I consider to be real breakthroughs. If you are proficient with classic peeks and switches and...

2021 / 1 / 16
$29.00

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Julien Losa

[S]witch by Julien Losa[S]Witch is a great impromptu billet technique, created by Julien during years of performances on cruise ships and in theatre shows. The effect is simple: You ask someone to draw or write anything on a small paper/business card. In only two very fair moves, you can duplicate their thoughts.

Yes we're talking about a switch, but such a good one. It's done in front of your spectator's eyes, and even though you magicians know there is one in play, you can't see it. It is that strong. This method is a real worker, performed hundreds of times by Julien for real audiences. A powerful secret kept underground...

2021 / 1 / 16
$14.90

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Alexander May

ClipStick Switch by Alexander May

The ClipStick Switch is a clean, original and brand new method for convincingly switching prediction billets in virtual shows.

"Bold, deceptive, simple, clean and ideal for online performances. The perfect technique for these unprecedented times." - Elliott Bresler

"This is a very effective routine for Zoom Shows. Easy to perform and looks really clean! Well done!" - Luca Volpe

"Simple, easy to do and effective!" - Lior Manor

"With all the technical stresses that come with performing virtually, this simple yet powerful reveal is a great addition to a Zoom show. It's foolproof, stress-free,...

2020 / 8 / 7
$19.00

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Andy Cannon

A-C B-T: billet tear by Andy CannonA-C B-T is an unconventional instant access billet tear, that is very quick and easy and can be executed with a minimum of fumbling. Two versions are being taught. Ideal for instant access or a delayed read. There are no fiddly moves and the peek pops into view and disappears just as quick.

1st edition 2020, PDF 10 pages.

2020 / 6 / 7
$9.00

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Orko Guha

DeVice by Orko GuhaThis is the DeVice peek. DeVice is an original idea of Orko Guha that he has been working on since 2018. It allows one to reveal anything about your spectator with using just a billet and a pen. This is a completely new peek that is quite easy to perform. This peek has been field tested on both stage and in parlor mentalism performances.

1st edition 2019, 30 pages.

2019 / 11 / 22
$10.00

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Orko Guha

Decrypted by Orko GuhaImagine having no props at a gig. Still you can amaze your audience with a powerful mentalism piece empty handed. Impromptu and organic mentalism has fascinated several mentalists for years. Here is a variation to a classic effect of unique number divination in mentalism. The magician borrows a bill from a spectator. The magician has his head turned and he folds the bill into quarters and places the folded bill onto the spectator's hand. With no switches and no delay the magician reveals the unique serial number one by one leaving their spectators amazed.

Powerful performance tips included...

2019 / 10 / 14
$5.99

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W. G. Magnuson & Devin Knight

Perfection Mindreading Act by W. G. Magnuson & Devin KnightThis was considered by W. G Magnuson to be the perfect method for doing a question and answer act. No manila envelopes are used. The performer passes out slips of paper and pencils. He can do this or have an assistant pass the slips out.

Once the slips are passed out, each audience member writes a question on the paper and folds it up. The billets are collected by either the performer or an assistant to speed things up. The collected billets are brought forward and dumped on a table in full view. They are not switched; the actual billets are in full view. The mentalist picks up a closed billet...

2019 / 6 / 1
$10.00

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J. G. Thompson Jr.

Improved Question Reading by J. G. Thompson Jr.Mentalists, here's the last word in question reading, using no chemicals, no stooges and no apparatus.

Any number of spectators write questions or other data on plain white cards, all of which are sealed by their writers themselves in opaque envelopes. Each spectator is designated by a number and these numbers are written on the envelopes. The performer gathers the questions, which are at no time out of sight of the audience, and begins to divulge the contents!. As soon as each question is answered, it is returned to the writer who acknowledges the card as the one on which he wrote and verifies...

2018 / 11 / 25
$6.00

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Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarron

Blindfold Message Reading by Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarronArguably the most convincing - and simple - means of performing a sealed billet reading act.

There has always been a consistent demand for a good billet reading routine that can be presented under practically any circumstance, yet has sufficient effectiveness to accomplish its purpose. This method, we feel, meets these requirements most effectively. The means of presentation are varied and elastic. For instance, unprepared envelopes and slips of paper are passed to spectators to write their questions and name thereon. These are folded by any spectator and sealed within the envelopes. The...

2018 / 8 / 7
$10.00

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Abhinav Bothra

Nucleus: center tear made easy by Abhinav BothraStealing someone's information without them knowing is a tool with limitless potential and being able to do it really cleanly and fairly right under the nose of your audience is a super power in itself. Nucleus gives you the ability to do just that.

Inspired from Millard Longman's Acidus Novus, Nucleus is a center tear that is simple to learn, easy to master and looks dead clean.

Features of Nucleus:

  • Nucleus always opens to the correct side and in the correct orientation.
  • It has a built in feature that tells you whether the paper is right side up or up side down, which is really helpful...
2018 / 5 / 4
$9.95

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Robert A. Nelson

With the Eyes of Dr. Reese by Robert A. NelsonHere is a miraculous, "test conditions" billet reading method that is both fiendishly clever and imminently practical. Leave it to the fertile brain of Bob Nelson to develop a billet test as good as this!

The sitter writes any question on a slip of paper and folds it tightly. She drops this into a glass tumbler. Sitter then takes her own handkerchief and places same over mouth of glass. A rubber band is used to snap around the edge of glass, holding the handkerchief in place.

The glass, containing the spectator's billet, is left standing on a table throughout the test. The performer picks...

2017 / 7 / 23
$6.00

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Ulysses Frederick Grant

Center Tear Methods by Ulysses Frederick GrantThe center tear is, without question, the finest all-around method for gaining information written by a spectator. The main advantage of the center tear is that it is always ready to use, a small slip of paper is all that is needed.

In the past, many performers went to U. F. Grant seeking a way to use the center tear effectively. The problem which confronted most of them was how to read the written message without being detected. This problem confronts nearly everyone who wants to use the center tear. And it has been the reason many performers have avoided it.

In this eBook are revealed...

2017 / 7 / 1
$4.00

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Robert A. Nelson

How to Read Sealed Messages by Robert A. NelsonThe most comprehensive and authoritative book on sealed billet reading, as employed by mentalists, magicians, and office mediums.

Divided into three sections, this ebook deals with methods used by office mediums (section 1), stage mentalists and psychic entertainers (section 2), and a bonus section on how to maximize revenue from shows with a secret tip for selling 'back of house' books and merchandise (section 3).

SIXTEEN methods are described and explained in detail as used for private office work. Many of these are adaptable to mentalist and magic uses, and can be presented without...

2017 / 4 / 16
$8.00

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Scott Creasey

S.P.I.T: Secretly Peeked Information Technique by Scott CreaseyFor the first time in this 15 min video (yep 15 mins it's that easy) Scott reveals the business card peek he has been using in his close up mentalism performances for many years. No manufacturing or craft skills required, no peek wallets, no business card cases, no envelopes, no special pens or any other paraphernalia, just your business cards and a pen.

One totally impromptu method, one requiring a one off 30 second set up and three variations to suit all styles.

Drop half a dozen of your business cards in your pocket along with a pen and you are all set to perform drawing duplications,...

2016 / 9 / 24
$15.00

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Dustin Dean

Underground Bottom Tear (UBT) by Dustin DeanOne of the easiest and most natural tears you will ever learn.

For more than two years I've been using this practical tear to perform powerful and direct mentalism. For a long time I've kept this completely to myself, but it's come time to share this with all of you.

Imagine a tear where in just two simple tears you get your peek and the dirty work is done. Imagine a tear where you can show all sides of the paper as you tear, meaning no heat is on you because the participant sees exactly what you see. Yet you are easily able to peek 50% of the entire paper. Imagine a tear that is incredibly...

2016 / 9 / 18
$15.00

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Peter Turner

Mentalism Masterclass 4: billets by Peter Turner
  • Introduction
  • The Psychology of Peeking
  • Peek a Boo
  • Envelope Peek
  • The Pac-man Peek
  • The Lotus Leaf Peek
  • Prayer Peek - Pablo Amira
  • Casual Peek - Pablo Amira
  • The Block Peek - Dee Christopher
  • The Fall Peek
  • The Clip Peek
  • To Justify or not Justify? - That is the Question!
  • Seven Keys to the Baldpate (modernized)
  • Alternatives to Blank Card Stock

1st edition 2016, 75 pages.

2016 / 6 / 3
$20.00

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Tony Corinda & Ralph W. Read

The Complete Guide to Billet Switching by Tony Corinda & Ralph W. ReadThis is a combination of Corinda's Step 6 of his 13-Steps to Mentalism on Billets, and Ralph Read's One Man Mind Reading Secrets.

Part One Technique

  • Introduction
  • A Few Simple Rules For Working with Billets
  • The Centre Tear - Corinda Variation
  • The Centre Tear - Punx - Meir Variation
  • Centre Tear - One Hand Variation
  • Centre Tear - Corinda's Backward Variation
  • Centre Tear - Preparation of the Billet
  • Centre Tear - Reading the Billet
  • Billet Switch - Bare Hand Method
  • - Billet Switch (Annemann)
  • - The Billet Switch Bare Hand Method (Corinda)
  • Billet Switch by Lapping
  • Billet Switch - Magnetic Clip...
2015 / 9 / 5
$4.00

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Ronald Levy & Devin Knight

The Knight Billet Revisited by Ronald Levy & Devin KnightThe Knight Billet Revisited is a comprehensive sequel to The Knight Billet, but this eBook is designed as a standalone PDF. You do not need the original eBook to understand or appreciate the material in this release. This is a new variation on the original Knight Billet that makes doing Annemann's billet routines even easier than the original Knight Billet. Yes, you can secretly open this variation on the Knight Billet even faster.

In this ebook, you get step-by-step photos showing you how to fold the billet and step-by-step photos on how to secretly unfold it in a few seconds, with no fumbling, as with the standard Annemann billet. You will...

2015 / 8 / 22
$12.00

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Ronald Levy & Devin Knight

The Knight Billet by Ronald Levy & Devin KnightA break through in billets that you need to know if you do billet effects.

Richard Osterlind is correct when he says that many mentalists stay away from Annemann's billet work because it seems hard to do. For most magicians and mentalists, it is difficult to do. They struggle with opening the Annemann billet in their pockets; they fumble and quickly give up. The basic idea is to switch a billet for a blank one and secretly open it in your pocket or behind a clipboard or book. This can be difficult with one hand, especially if you are using an Annemann billet.

That has all changed thanks to Ron Levy,...

2015 / 7 / 14
$6.00

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TC Tahoe

The Center Tear Papers by TC TahoeThe Center Tear Papers is a collection of graphic, plot lines and scripts to help make the classic center more engaging and meaningful.
"In this book TC Tahoe explains his unique approach to the center tear and how he uses it to create strong and memorable routines that empower and help others. TC's empathy for others is visible in everything he writes, and it's hard to imagine anyone who would not be moved and helped by these routines. Highly recommended." - Richard Webster

"Well done TC. The scripting here is amazing. Using any center tear, it's a journey you take with your spectator. It has taken...

2015 / 1 / 11
$30.00

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