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Thought Control

by Matt Mello

(1 review, 2 customer ratings) ★★★★★

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Thought Control by Matt Mello

Thought Control is a technique that will appear to give you the power to read or influence a person's thoughts. You can use this concept to guess or influence a person's free choice of names, colors, fruits, animals, dates, shapes, playing cards, actions, literally anything!

The main effect is that we whisper a specific thought to one subject, and a second subject is able to repeatedly divine these thoughts. The subject will confirm each and every thought that we whisper.

This is a surefire, propless method to read or influence a person's mind, with no visual compromises. It isn't a process or system of real mindreading or influence, but it creates the perfect illusion of it.

We can even have a person call a friend or family member over the phone, we whisper things to their friend, and they prove to be exactly what our subject is thinking of.

The Thought Control technique can be used in any language.

This is a "must-learn" technique for any mentalist, beginner or professional!

"This is a fascinating application of some classic principals that Matt has coalesced in a fresh and exciting way." - Ken Dyne

1st edition 2016, 15 pages.
word count: 4785 which is equivalent to 19 standard pages of text

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Reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 03 December, 2016

First off, I use and love a lot of Matt's stuff. While he may not be as well known as some of the big boys, I really like him because he consistently gives you stuff that's not only outside the box but down the road to the bar on the next block. He's very creative. And if you use or see his stuff like Invisible Ball, Imaginary Object, or Energy Coins, you'll know what I mean. He also loves DR. Here he combines that with one of the oldest mentalism concepts around to have one spectator transmit two thoughts to another spectator. It's completely propless, and it's basically an old routine but with nothing written down. When I first read it, I went, "Huh? That's weird. Will that actually work?" Then I read it again, and I thought that if you were careful with your script and used a time disconnect well, there's no doubt that you could pull this off. And people won't go, "Huh?" They will say "That was amazing." Mentalists will ask, "How did you do that? Does it use electronics, pre-show, or stooges?" Actually, it doesn't use anything except a good performance. If there's one small negative to Thought Control, Matt gives you a force to use that I didn't particularly like it. This might be that rare context for this type of routine where a simple card force would be perfect. (Where's my Psychomatic Deck?)