A demonstration of enhanced empathic/telepathic awareness and influence with a positive spin on social distancing and masking requirements. Very old techniques and methods are applied in a new way that can be entertaining but are also very impactful.
A telepathy-type mentalism demonstration that puts a positive spin on social distancing and masking. Three spectators spaced six feet apart make respectful choices based on intuition and the mental influence of the others. (Masks not required). They must balance keeping a secret, focusing on the needs of others, and avoiding distractions. The performer is a guide to the growing empathic awareness of the participants but assists with extensive experience and honed insight. The results will astonish everyone and are different for every demonstration.
No expense beyond four ziplock sandwich baggies and a trip to the local home improvement store for free paint samples. No gaffs, sleights, or special skills beyond a lot of experience in live audience engagement, confidence, and observations skills. There are sample verbal scripts provided with detailed step instructions.
You will be creating a "real experience of telepathy" for participants and observers that can serve as a prelude or segue into other mentalism demonstrations. This presentation assumes a social distancing setting but can be adapted to any future conditions and expectations. The theme is that caring concern over the needs of others in a community/group can enhance empathic communication. It is not meant as a political statement, but the presentation requires social distancing of three volunteers. Masks are not required but the performer must be prepared to wear one to meet congruent expectations of an audience.
1st edition 2021, PDF 8 pages.
word count: 3875 which is equivalent to 15 standard pages of text