by J P Jacquard
Welcome to Easy Mentalism. The techniques and effects revealed
in this booklet will enable you to put on a terrific display of mentalist
and mind reading routines that will astonish your friends, family and
colleagues. You may find that after demonstrating your amazing
mental powers, people never think of you in the same way again!
Imagine asking someone to select a card at random from a normal
deck of playing cards. You ask them to concentrate on the design of
the card. You look into their eyes. You examine tiny inflections of
the muscles in their face. Then piece by piece, you name the card
they have. First you state the color, then the suite and finally you
state the exact card they chose! All this is done without ever looking
at their chosen card - not even a sneak peek.
Or how about asking someone to flick through a normal book, then
to read and concentrate on the first line of a chosen page. Again
you look into their eyes and after a short time, scribble something
onto a notepad. You ask the person to read the first line out aloud.
You turn your notepad over, revealing you've written exactly the
same sentence your volunteer was reading.
These two effects alone will convince people you really can read
You’ll also learn how to make predictions. For instance, you place a
sealed envelope and three coins of differing values on the table.
The spectator chooses one of the coins and flips it. You open the
envelope, revealing that not only have you correctly predicted which
coin they would choose but also whether it would land heads up or
Or how about asking someone to draw a simple picture and to seal
it in an envelope. In another demonstration of your mind reading
powers, you can describe the picture they’ve drawn, even
reproducing it exactly if you wish.
All of these routines and more are fully explained in Easy
Mentalism. You’ll have seen effects like these done on television
and stage by famous illusionists. Now you can learn their secret
techniques and perform t