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This 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 and holds it to his forehead. He does not tear it, but holds it still closed. He immediately calls out the name and answers the question.
Now hear this, the billet is immediately returned to the writer, who verifies that this is indeed the billet that contains the question just answered. The performer continues until all the billets have been answered and returned to their owners for verification.
The perfect method, positively no sleights or secret peeks. Only one billet is held in the performer's hand at a time. No chemicals, secret lights or manila envelopes used. The method is designed to fool magicians and mentalists who know other methods. Extremely deceptive and used by mentalists who know clever methods.
Comes with complete details; use any slips and pencils as they are not prepared. No impression devices of any kind. This can be done as a one-man act if need be or you can use an assistant to collect and return the billets to speed things up.
1st edition 2019, 6 pages.
word count: 1634 which is equivalent to 6 standard pages of text
Reviewed by angularjs reactjs (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Thursday 06 June, 2019
This is overpriced. First of all, there are a lot of old flaws and drawbacks here. Even the main explanation and Devin's preference for handling leave a huge illogical explanation. It's not what you expect from $10. The blurb is definitely overhyped.
You should also know that this method is not designed for one man. You will know immediately after reading this, it's not for one-man or close-up and probably require that audiences don't talk afterwards and they don't know each other.