Mentalism Card Trick
Insight by Devin Knight
by Devin Knight
Insight is #3 in the Devin Knight's Psychic Sight series. In this release a random spectator exhibits an uncanny INSIGHT by calling out the exact location of a thought of card.
At the end of your close-up routine, you say people often wonder how you (the magician)can find chosen cards so easily. You'd like to see if one of the spectators could find a chosen card without you doing anything, but by using his INSIGHT.
You invite two spectators to help in this experiment. You remove a deck of cards casually show them face up while you remove the joker. They are placed face down on the table. You ask one of the spectators cut off a block and look at a card. Not to remove it, just THINK of it. You really don't know what card the person is thinking about! The selection is made in the spectator's hands. The magician isn't touching the cards. The person doesn't write the card down, he merely thinks of it.
The deck is then picked up by you and mixed so nobody knows where the card he is just thinking of is. You casually spread the cards face up telling the 2nd person the thought of card could be anywhere in the deck. You turn the deck face down and place it on the table. The 2nd person is asked to use his INSIGHT and decide on a number. Let's say he decides on 27. You ask him to deal a pile of 27 cards face down. The magician does NOT touch the cards.
After the pile is dealt you ask the first person for the FIRST time what card he thought of. You really don't know the card he thought of until he now names it.
You point out that the first person freely choose a number and dealt that many cards off. You say that nobody could know the top card of that pile. You point out that had he stopped one card sooner it would have been different. You have him turn over the other card on the other pile showing it not the thought of card. Now for the climax, the person turns over the card counted down to, and it is the merely thought of card!
The Deck is out of the case before a number is selected The thought of card is not revealed until after the named number has been dealt to!
No specially printed cards. You really don't know the card the person thinks of until he tells you right before the dealt to card is turned over. No misses and No outs. Easy to do with no complicated calculations. No memorized deck. No Rough & Smooth. No Marked Cards. Comes with several different presentations and handlings. Very clean and nothing appears to be contrived.
Complete with special bicycle poker deck and complete detailed directions that give you every nuances that Devin has developed over the years.