Three Spectator as Mind Reader effects
"What a terrific ebook! Ingenious solutions to an under-explored plot. Very clever stuff." - John Bannon
"Read Me is the sweetest little ebook I've read this year. Three clever, fooling 'Spectator As Mindreader' effects! If you don't want to perform AT LEAST one of these tricks, then you don't love card magic as much as you think you do." - Mark Elsdon
"Absolutely brilliant thinking! Prepare to drop some jaws!" - Roddy McGhie
"Three absolute show stoppers with a borrowed, shuffled deck. This isn't just material you will want - it's material that you can't afford to be without!" - Liam Montier
This is Dave's work on that most fascinating of mentalism plots wherein the spectator is somehow able to read the magician's mind. Three exceptionally strong effects - each utilising different and interesting methods and all with a borrowed shuffled deck.
ONE: AMALGAM - An absolute head-melter. You and your spectator both think of a card. You will try and discern what his card is but there's a twist. The only way you'll be able to name his card is if he can first read your mind and tell you what your card is. During this effect the spectator tells you absolutely nothing about the card they believe you are thinking of - nothing! No fishing either. It uses a cunning method that will always work. No estimation, no multiple outs and it's not even difficult to do! It's a killer and they simply won't know what's hit them.
TWO: FULL PROOF - You think of your favourite card and your spectator guesses, piece by piece, what it is. Not only are they correct with each guess but you can prove that they are correct at every step along the way. This is an economical and interesting presentational twist on a killer, time-tested method you might already use for something else entirely. You'll be out doing this one tomorrow!
THREE: A GREAT DEAL PSYCHIC - Based on an amazing John Bannon technique - this effect will fool everyone - magicians included. The method is insanely direct. Again, they tell you nothing about the card at all and yet they correctly identify the one you're just thinking of. And - what's really crazy about this effect is that nothing is said by either party about the card you are thinking of. No one says anything until the spectator names the card and 'BAM' - they NAILED IT! Very difficult to follow this one.
1st edition 2016, 17 pages.
word count: 5510 which is equivalent to 22 standard pages of text