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Added to this you write the name of each slip alongside the slit actually on the packet and arrange it so that you have all the hearts in one column running from Ace to King then the Diamonds and so forth. Write the suit at the head of the column as you cannot tell this from the index.
The drawing gives you a very good idea of what the Index should look like. It remains only to say that when you have the slips in place, you stick the second drawer with the missing flaps over the back of the Index drawer. The sticking is done at the top only and this now forms a flap which keeps all the pellets in placeand yet it may be lifted when you want to reload the index.
To avoid confusion it is stated once more that when referring to an index for playing cards, we call it "A Pocket Index"for Billets paper slips size about 3 x 2 in. With such a pack, or with any trick where the possibilities can be confined to tenwe are able to index the cards by distribution on our persons and since this requires no apparatus whatsoever we will find it a good standby for emergencies: Consider the EFFECTa pack is handed to a spectator to mix they are then fanned and the spectator told to remember any card he can see.
The deck is placed aside and then the Mentalist asks that the card be named. No sooner is the chosen card declaredthan the spectator is asked to reach into the Mentalist's jacket pocket and pull out the contents.
He removes one cardthe only card in the pocket and the same one as he thought of a moment ago. There are very many variations of revealing the chosen card from the indexthis is but one.
To index the cards, as we call it. Put the next one in value order all the time down the right-hand side of the left ankle, put the third down the left side of the right anklethe fourth down the right side of the right ankle.
To show any one of these cardswithout revealing the others is a simple matter.
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Suppose it was to be the Acesituated down the left side of the left ankle. You would turn the body to face the left side to the audience, make sure the left leg was pointing directly at them, then slowly pull up the trouser leg and raise just enough for all to see a card stuck in your sock!
Since they cannot see through your leg they will not get a chance to see Number Two on the other side. From the legs or the ankles, we move up the body to the pockets; keeping to our system of going from left to right we start with the trouser pockets.
In the left goes number Fiveand in the right, number Six. Then up a bit more to the outside jacket pocketsleft number Sevenright number Eight. We now come right up to the top jacket pocketthe handkerchief pocket for number Nineand number Ten goes into the wallet on the inside pocket jacket or it may just stay in that pocket. Some performers may prefer to have each card sealed in a paypacket or to use index cards that have a different coloured back to the deck in use.
However, Step One of this series gives you precise details of this small apparatus and further writing would be superfluous. There are many good Predictions included in the Step One book and you would be advised to run through them. There are very many methods by which this may be donebut there is no necessity whatsoever to know them all.
ONE good way to switch a Pack of cards and so on. Never mind about variationsthere is no necessity to search constantly for new and better waysif you work hard enough on any solitary methodyou will get it down to a fine art.
The same applies to Forcing. Learn ONE good card force and use itfor it is better to find different ways to present an effect by forcing a card, than it is to find different forces to present the same old effect. We will give a few examplesbut it is as well to mention that you have at your disposal a more detailed examination of Billet Switching in Step Six and Card Forcing in Step Ten.
Misdirection and Timing.
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We will analyse the Scarne Pellet Switch as an example. It is easy to do, hard to detect, almost impossible to do wrong and is not widely known. Basically it is this.
You have one small rolled pellet a cigarette paper on the table. You have one in the hand, moreover, you must now swap one for the other without anyone knowing. The one in the hand we shall call Pellet "X"the one on the table Pellet " Z ". Hold " X " pinched between the second finger and ball of the thumbthe first finger extends a bit.
Go to " Z " and pick it up with the first finger and ball of thumb and at the same time drop "X". In effect you swap over fingers on the ball of your thumb and at the same time pick up and drop a Pellet.
Our next consideration is how to cover the moveWhy should we pick up the Pellet in the first place? Scarne utilises this switch in his ' Think-a-Card ' routine a good mental effect when the Pellets are used in conjunction with cards. The pack is spread face downwards and a card withdrawn. The Mentalist has just written a prediction and dropped the Pellet on to the table.
The card is taken and placed over the Pelletso that it cannot be touched! It would appear that you have just taken the Pellet and put it from underneath the card to the top. The switch is performed then. If we dropped the Pellet on to the table, immediately covered it with a card and then without so much as a pause lifted it out and put it on top of the cardwe will have to work out why the card was placed over the Pellet in the first place.
It is not rightwe must allow time to pass to make the move logical and then, accompanied by suitable patter and actionall in the right tempowe make the move. You will be able to use the Cigarette Packet Pellet Index to perform this trick.
Our analysis shows the rudiments of the switch. If we understand the general principlewe can switch anything within reason. You don't have to go reading through dozens of magic books to find a methodit is much, better that you construct your own switch. If you start by saying to yourself "Now I want to exchange this piece of paper for thathow can I do it" solve that and then say "Now how can I hide the moves under cover of misdirection and timing".
You will find that when you get the switchit is 96 the one which suits you and your style as no other switch canbecause no other switch was made for you. Bear in mind that Misdirection comes in many shapes and formsin Patter, Sound, Action, Facial Expressions especially the eyesand if you use misdirection you will be able to perform anything equal to the most complicated sleight in existence.
We will consider two more examples. The Switch of a Pack of Cards We shall deal with this from a purely theoretical point of view. The spectator has seen the deck and we want him to hold itbut at the same time we desire to switch the deck so that he really holds another pack.
We have the second pack in our left jacket pocket. We take the pack he has seen and say "Now I want you to put the cards in your jacket pocket and hold your hand over the flap like this.
If the action was performed in a natural mannerit would not seem unnatural that you should show the spectator what to dothat is why the right patter with the right movements is of the greatest importance.
There is a degree of boldness in this type of workand boldness should not be scorned; as long as the switch is not blatantyou can be as cheeky as you like.
The Bare Hand Envelope Switch This serves as another theoretical examplealthough you will find that the method is used during a "Just Chance" routine published in Step Two. It is a case of having two envelopes on show and wanting to switch one for the other.
The technique is the height of boldnessyou literally exchange them under their noses! You have no stack of envelopes no mechanical apparatus or gimmicksthe only requirement is the Mentalist's Best Friendpersonal ability. The spectator holds envelope "X" you hold " Z " and want to swap. You go up to him and ask him to be sure that he still has the folded paper sealed insideand instinctively he begins to feel the envelope. Immediately you reach forward and takeI repeattake it from him saying "look if I hold it up to the light you can see the shadowr of the paper insideright?
Without much waiting you continue, "and the same with this oneyou see the shadow again? You cannot detect when the envelopes are togetherwhether they are switched or notand to prove ityou will see the spectator's eyes go straight back to your left hand which he honestly thinks holds his envelope this one you give him. These few examples should be sufficient to illustrate the general principles of switching.
It would be pointless to overburden you with dozens of varied techniques and since it all depends on what you want to switch, the best 97 approach is to understand the simple rules and apply them to the best of your ability. Here again we can only deal with the matter by analysis and cope with general principles.
I will, however, step out of line from other writers and probably make a few enemies by advocating that you discard some accepted methods of forcing.
I refer to such methods as those which involve weird and wonderful apparatus and quaint sayings. I refer to such classics as the Drawer Box and the Changing Bag. Doubtlessly these items were good in their daybut their day is past and outside of doing a Mental Act in a Cathedral I wouldn't go within a mile of a changing Bag.
If apparatus has to be used to perform a Force or a Switchit is essential that it is in keeping with Mentalism and that it does not in any way resemble a conjuring appliance. One of the cleanest mechanical switches available to the Mentalist is the Dunninger-Annemann Routine using a changing tray as is described on page of Annemann's "Practical Mental Effects", the tray may also be used for Forcing. Aside from unsuitable apparatus and there are a lot more examples that could be given we are bound to reject the peculiar approach which always ends with the tag line "That leaves".
This is an utter waste of time and a lot of nonsense. Suppose you have to force one of three books. You lay them all in a row on the table and say "kindly select any two" and if they leave the force bookgo straight ahead without saying "that leaves this one" what else could it do?
If not, you say, "thank you, give me one of them" if you get the force book you make it appear that this one was selected for the test, if they keep it, you say "right, that's the one you have chosen so that's the one we shall use".
As for cards, the easiest way to force a card is to use a Forcing Pack and after that there are many methods and as long as you know ONE good way that's all you need to know. Other forces achieved by the use of Dice, coins etc. I detest Book Tests that start off by the throwing of a pair of dice and then go into a long involved counting-location of one word. I would sooner use a Swami Gimmick and do away completely with the force in the first place. All these things you must judge for yourselfand as a general guide to forcingmake it quick, clean and simple and above all, make it convincing.
A special box bestowed with the title "Prediction Chest" and if you can afford the luxury it is a good thing to have. The principles vary.
Sometimes the billet is shot from the key into the chest when the lock is undonesometimes the billet is written on whilst it is in the chest and sometimes the billet is switched although the chest is locked.
If you want a really reliable model you would do best to download one rather than risk a home made model. Inside the envelope is stuck a sheet of BLACK carbon paper, it goes on the address side with the glossy side outwards so that when you put a card in the envelope and then impress from outside, the writing is duplicated by carbon impression on the card inside.
However, it is as well to dress the plot a little more and to have a letter or fully worded prediction in place of a plain card in the envelope. If you "line up" the wording inside so that you know the exact spot above the spaces in the prediction, you can write on the envelope and fill in as you go.
Further details about this type of thing appear in Step Onewhich also covers work with N. First, you can have them all sealed at the start and by having the middle one prepared as for the Carbon Prediction Envelope you can press hard with a ball pen to get the writing-copy on a Prediction in the middle of the Nest. Or, you can have them all nested but open ready to drop the small card into the middle one and then seal quickly.
For this you use a Swami to write on the card and then produce the envelopes under cover of misdirection loading the card inside. Third, you may transfer a carbon impression of some writing into the centre envelope.
To seal them all quickly you may use Rubber Cement along the edges so that the envelopes seal on impact or by slight pressure, alternatively you may use the "Seal-easy" type paypacket which is obtainable from stationers in various sizes and which require no preparation.
You just press the flap down to sealno licking is required. Three nesting envelopes are usually considered sufficient although RobertHoudin describes an effect which uses six. Under the heading Part IV.
Drawing Room Tricks, we give an effect to illustrate this technique. All I'm going to say is this.
I use themquite a lot, and I'll list a few of the dodges that come in usefuland if you want to copy them good luckand if notsuit yourself. You can classify Stooges into two groupsthose who volunteer and those who have no choice. I rather like the second group as they act normally up to the last minute! This is a simple effect that was taught to me by "Teddy" Love in a lecture some time agoI believe he credited it to Al Koran.
The effect literally paralyses an audienceit's incredible. You ask for any two people to help and any two come on to the stage. You have three packs of cards and give each person a free choice of one pack. They stand behind you and both are told to open their cases and to remove any card from the pack and put it in their top jacket pocket back outwards. You do the same with a card from your pack. You then take each deck and fan to show that every pack is made up of different cards.
Then you turn to the left spectator and say"and what did you choose" he shows the Four of Clubsyou you turn to the one on the right "and what did you choose", he also chose 99 the Four of Clubs and you then show the one card in your pocketThe Four of Clubs!
Alternatively, you show your card first and the spectators show theirs afterwards. The method is very simple. The face card in every pack is a joker which has a gummed label reading "LOOK! Help me to fool the otherstake the Four of Clubs and keep this a secret between us thanks"; the label is stuck over the face of the joker.
The routine, whether you actually use it in your act or not, is another excellent example of how a mentalist can use psychology to convince audiences they have witnessed a miracle. While mnemonic techniques are familiar to a large percentage of the public, it is in their covert applications that they are such a powerful and essential tools. The best way to accomplish something is almost invariably the simplest and most direct. You will not need to apply an intermediate calculation to arrive at the proper position.
Of course, you can just stand there and stare up in the air for a second while everyone wonders if you are having a stroke, thus adding some unexpected drama to your act. Or you can come to the realization that the hard way is actually the easy way. And besides, the calculation stack is a one trick pony. When you learn to memorize a deck of cards you automatically learn to memorize just about anything else. By the time you are ten pages into the book you will be amazed at just how easy mnemonics can be.
All you have to do is try it. Believe me, it is far easier than learning to do a good double lift. Theater of the Mind is the perfect example of how presentation and careful preparation are the heart and soul of effective mentalism.
The principles described cover all of the magic arts in addition to mentalism. Probably every psychological and mental technique ever devised can be found somewhere in this painstakingly assembled work.
This is not a book that will be of much use to the beginner, but for the writer, researcher, creator, and experienced performer, it is a gold mine of information and an excellent source book.
The first was my Pseudomentally Yours in As far as I know, these were the only two such supplements Raven published. He must have published quite a few of them, though, because they appear to be readily available. There is a lot more in the book that is of great value to the psychic entertainer who is contemplating a new publicity campaign.
Once the niche is hypnotized, the mentalist may then present the niche using the suggestions. How To Avoid Your Pulse: Even a physician could be convinced that you simply heart has stopped beating. My Own Experience as a Reader. But only practice and hard work can guarantee success. This principle explains the differences involving the manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind and also Spirit, which result largely from varying rates of vibration.
Ghost Touching: We suspend our disbelief to enjoy other forms of entertainment as well, such as horror and fantasy.However, it is as well to dress the plot a little more and to have a letter or fully worded prediction in place of a plain card in the envelope. The next example is a Seven. Friend Reviews. You will require as a minimum of apparatus, a map of England size about 3 x 2 ft.
As it turns out, this was fascinating in its own right. You time it so that you remember the envelope just after he has pulled out his cardso that you may see what he takes as you approach to give him the envelope. Scarne utilises this switch in his ' Think-a-Card ' routine a good mental effect when the Pellets are used in conjunction with cards. Waters and I differed on many points and, on at least one occasion, our differences were extreme.