Well gee Alex what is it? It's a dead easy and simple wish and desire reading experience.
You'll get a digital download of a double-sided vintage style postcard you may carry on your phone/tablet or print out to place on a small easel on your table, just like I do. You'll also get a PDF with all the juicy details.
It's all very simple. You let them try the card, which is a cool little experience, then as a bonus, you tell them Miss Taylor always liked to follow up by looking deeper to see what the energetic makeup of the journey towards that wish or desire has been. For that you'll need a real deck of cards, though you may just use the postcard alone and forgo this second part, your choice, I always do both. It's much better.
So the first thing is you show the front of the card to the subject (the side with the cards face down) and tell them Miss Taylor was a fortune teller in the 1920s and this was one of the many neat fortune-telling items she produced at the time. Here you ask them if they have a Wish or Desire. "Great! Well, let's find out where you are on your path! Take a moment to focus on your wish or desire. You may share it if you want or keep it to yourself. Now choose three of these cards and we'll see where that takes you ..."
Allow them to choose three of the cards, you explain what's on the opposite side of the card, ask them if they would like to change their mind, then flip the card over to reveal the result.
You then use a physical deck of cards for a quick and easy reading to look at what the energetic makeup of the journey towards their wish or desire has been. The reading system is so ridiculously easy a kid could do it.
Ultimately this is a rare and interesting little thing that fits with the idea that you are a mysterious sort with cool things, giving people unusual fortune-telling experiences.
1st edition 2023, PDF 7 pages + 2 images (front and back of postcard).
Reviewed by Dave Arch (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Wednesday 04 October, 2023
I really like the fact that you’re showing your spectator a supposed artifact (the postcard) - taking the heat off you as a wonder worker. You’re just showing them an odd curiosity and demonstrating how it tells the fortune surrounding the person’s wish or desire. The follow-up use of actual playing cards for continuing the theme is also a worthy addition. Best shown in a social setting and presented in a conversational style. I am pleased with my purchase.
Reviewed by John Kauth (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Wednesday 27 September, 2023
I am a 74-year-old amateur living in a senior apartment building and enjoy occasionally performing for the residents. The most asked question first: Is it worth the price? Yes. The postcard is nicely designed to look like something out of the 1920s. It can be printed as is, but with some arts and crafts, it can be antiqued to look genuinely old. The method is simple, clever, and easy to learn. The card reading is simple and easy to memorize. It is a nice little routine around a table for one person or an intimate group. Since the reading with the postcard is personal to the person being read, the choices made with the postcard can be hidden from other viewers. The routine can then be performed for others at the table. There is no equivoque, and the choices are straightforward. The reason for hiding the postcard choices if the effect is to be repeated is not to influence the choices others make at the table. The effect certainly is not a closer, but it is worth the price as an icebreaker.