Based on the original Al Mann Lexicon Phenomena
, but greatly improved and so far advanced it fools those who know the original effect.
Now you can make this up using your own computer for a fraction of buying it new already made up.
Imagine revealing two FREELY thought-of words from across the room using an ungimmicked dictionary (you will have to paste two pages with word lists at the very front and two pages at the very end of the dictionary). Imagine doing this 15 feet away and never touching the dictionary during the presentation. Devin Knight's Word Sight allows you to reveal two words, sight unseen, that are
freely chosen from word lists containing hundreds of words. There are no duplicate words in the lists. No special dictionary or certain edition is required. All you need are four word lists you make up and print off your computer. These are glued to the inside covers of ANY DICTIONARY.
Each of two spectators thinks of a word on the lists, looks up the meaning, and concentrates on the word. You pick up a notepad and without saying anything, you write two words, tear-off the paper and
place it writing down on the table. You never touch the paper again. The participants reveal the words they are thinking of, one of them picks up the paper, and there written in bold letters are the same two
This can also be done using only one participant who thinks of two words and you reveal them both without asking any questions.
There are no forces, limitations, dual reality, or pre-show work of any kind. The spectators have free choices of hundreds of words! There are no verbal clues; you use only your eyes. The participants never write anything. The spectators tell you nothing!
Nothing is used but the dictionary with the word lists glued to the inside covers and a notepad for writing the two thought-of words. The thought-of words can be revealed even if the borrowed dictionary is a cheap one that does not have the words in it. Read that again; even if the words are NOT IN THE DICTIONARY for the person to look up, you can still correctly reveal the words! Sounds impossible but this is a fact.
- No secret writing of any kind
- No anagrams
- No fishing of any kind
This effect can be adapted to work with any dictionary in ANY LANGUAGE. Complete with full directions, performance script, and information on how to adapt the effect to any language using any dictionary from any country. Once you make the lists, they will work with any dictionary you come across in the same language. No exceptions. All you need is a computer to print out the word lists.
[Important. this ebook is greatly expanded from the few pages in Devin's lecture notes.]
"This is, by far, the best dictionary book test I have ever come across and one heck of a bargain!" - Jheff
"The price is ridiculously low. If you are looking for a dictionary test that is easy to do, defies explanation and that spectators will perceive as 'the real deal' you would be hard-pressed to beat Word
Sight." - Dick Christian
"To say the concepts behind this are brilliant is an understatement! When it comes to creating effects with deceptive methods which are both a delight to learn and to put at work... Devin is the man." - Paolo Cavalli
"Overall, this is a perfect addition to any mentalism act and can be very strong. Highest recommendation if you are looking for a dictionary test – gimmicked or ungimmicked. 5 out of 5 stars." - JC Sum, Magic Boutique (Singapore)
word count: 7580 which is equivalent to 30 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Wednesday 01 March, 2017
Devin has another winner here with a dictionary book test. Once I saw how it worked, I slapped my head, and said, "Of course. Leo Boudreau would just chuckle and get a big kick out of this." (Bourdreau is one of my idols. His legendary stuff is so original and baffling that it looks exactly like real mindreading. No shit...ake mushrooms!") Anyway, while it is technically a restricted range book test--you'll be able to divine two out of a couple of hundred different words--it's totally baffling. You simply have one or two spectators choose a couple of words off of a "word enrichment" list, look them up in the dictionary, and concentrate on them. The spectators say absolutely nothing. You then can immediately tell them the two words. That's it. There is no force, no peek, no progressive anagram, no impression pad, no MOABT gimmicked book, no need to know the page number... You just need to get a dictionary and type up some word lists. in other words, while this is an Al Mann concept, it is exactly the kind of thing Boudreau has in his lybrary ebooks like Psimatrika. If you love book tests--and who doesn't?--try this one. For $18 and the price of a cheap paperback dictionary, you have a mentalism miracle in your pocket. Highest recommendation.
Reviewed by Robert M.
★★★★★ Date Added: Thursday 09 February, 2012
This book test is so good that I floored 350 people at a business convention. The secret is just purely super-simple and the effect on an audience is priceless. Highly recommended!