A Collection of Nine Mental type
Effects and Methods
learned fifty years ago
from people – not books.
No confederates or gimmicks are used
in any of these mental demonstrations.
Simple – Profound – Effective
I have never seen these in print
or any other form.
All were learned from older mentors
during my teen years,
and never forgotten.
THREE for ALL
Three spectators freely select cards from a borrowed deck and place them in
their pockets. You reveal all three by the “Whisper of a Lady.”
Several spectators seal written items in envelopes. A second spectator holds
these against his forehead and you describe the contents.
A spectator shuffles a stack of business cards with messages on the back.
She looks at them one by one and you reveal the message from across the
Three/four times you write a prediction on a slip of paper and drop it in a
basket. Then, a spectator thinks of a card and finds it in a deck or draws one
at random and hides it. The deck is again shuffled by a spectator and you
select a card at random. Someone opens and writes the predictions on a
board beneath each person’s name. All are revealed at once. Up to 100%
The 13 Heart Cards are removed from a deck and shuffled by a spectator.
He/she now spells out the name of each card by placing cards on the bottom of
the pile and turning the next card. Of course he is correct each time!
SIX by SIX
Six spectators select number cards (ignore face cards) from a shuffled deck.
These are arranged as a six-digit number by a spectator. A seventh “number”
is chosen and multiplied by the “card number.” The six cards can be
rearranged to display the answer (product).
Using children’s Animal Rummy Cards, Tarot Deck, etc., eight cards are
randomly selected by a spectator and shuffled. You stand or sit with your back
touching that of the spectator while each card is displayed to the audience in
turn. With the help of the combined energy and contact you reasonably
describe each card!
A ONE ana TWO
A different presentation and surprise ending for that old “21” trick everybody
knows. Teach your kid. Cross up your magician friends.
Four times you write the name of an object on a piece of paper and hand to a
spectator to hold. Based on their “feel” they call out the name of an object
and drop the folded slip in a cup. You never touch the cup and have someone
else read the names of the objects. Naturally, the spectators are all correct!