The methods in this book will blow your mind. You read it, almost expecting things to not work but the second you try things out you come to find that Ben Worked out these methods very extensively. You'll read the book, then you'll find yourself reading it again and again to make the methods fit your style!!!
One of the best book I have ever read!!
Thank you Ben, you opened a new door in mentalism.
Well thought out project, their is a lot of this type of effect originating from england lately with Pete Turner and the thought of card plot from ben.
This has always fascinated me, to be able to divine a thought of card with no panagrams or fishing.
The technique is not new and is still used today to gain information secretly.
The one and only issue i have is for divining the Value of the card. This is the weak point and can give the whole routine away if not executed skillfully. I actually dont use bens version to determine the value, i use a different scenario for this. Overall 9 out of 10. If anybody is interested in this plot it is definitely worth it.
Great effect, takes a lot of practice , not easy for beginers.. but yes it can be done...when u master it you will have a powerful tool nobody can take away...and you dont need any gimicks , or a deck to do it, its worth every penny....
After one read through of the product, I was very happy with what I read. This is well worth the price, and I plan to use this with the mentalist portion of my routines. Thank you!!!
This goes beyond an effect and is really a system of possible tools and concepts that have shifted the way I think about magic. This is not a fully polished item-there is a lot of work left for you to do. In this way, I feel that it is much more worthwhile than many fully finished effects, which give you very little beyond the basic method and presentation. This book opens door and starts you thinking. If you are willing to put in some work, this is a must have.
I have let some of my friends borrow this book and they say as well as I do that this is incredible, I love the method behind this, in some ways it is too subtle because you could possible miss what signal the spectator let out or misinterpret it, but like everything this takes a lot of time. This is still an incredible piece of mentalism and I will take this everywhere I go
Unlike most on this site I don't self-identify as a magician. I tend to perform more with hypnosis. You know the shows: fat guys dancing around like ballerinas, women falling in love with me, people swearing that I'm invisible, etc. The thing of it is that I was never really happy with that. It's fun, but I wanted to do more pure mentalism but I had my own mental blocks on how to make the jump.
Cog cured that and cured that fast.
After reading cog I finally have a show that involves everything I want. Magic, mentalism, and hypnosis and they all blend perfectly.
I can't recommend this book highly enough
You should definitely buy this. I just finished reading the book and i am so impressed with the method and the explanation. Everything is truly amazing. I also tried this out to my friends and they were very impressed. This is a trick that will not regret buying this.
Time to put away the props: the sponge balls, the thumb tips, and even your cardistry decks. Time for an experience that leaves the spectator stunned because there is no plausible explanation other than it is what it appears to be--authentic mind reading, which in a real sense is what you're doing. This method has opened the doors for me in many ways and lifts magic and mentalism out of triviality.
The method does require practice (you didn't do a credible double-lift on the first try, did you?), but if you are used to working with people your skills are already at least partially developed. On my first five or so attempts I missed one. I get some near hits now and then, but I've found that being off one or getting diamonds instead of hearts does not diminish the effect, but strengthens it. If it were a trick, you'd nail it every time, right? You really are poking around their minds.
This is GOLD, but as far as I'm concerned the fewer people who know about this the better. My precious!
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