Blindsight - Devin Knight

One of the most talked about effects at the 2006 Mindvention. It virtually fooled anyone who saw it.

Effect: Performer patters that Blindsight is the apparent ability to see colors and shapes which cannot be seen. You offer a simple experiment. You introduce 4 ungimmicked colored cards: Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow. These in turn are sealed into 4 opaque envelopes and mixed so that the spectator doesn't know which color is in which envelope. You ask him to point to any envelope. Free choice, no magician's force of any kind. You hold it up and ask him what color he thinks is inside. Assume he says Blue. You write "Blue" on the envelope. This is repeated 3 more times with the person freely pointing to any of the remaining envelopes. Each time he states the color he thinks is inside and the performer writes it on the envelope.

Performer fans the envelopes out allowing the person to see the names written on each envelope. Magician states he only needs three envelopes for the first part and for the person to remove one envelope and place it off to the side. Let's assume he discards the envelope with the word Yellow written on it.

The other three envelopes are opened one at a time, the spectator has correctly guess what colors were in each envelope. This is pretty amazing in itself but the kicker is still to come.

Magician says nobody could have known what envelope the spectator would discard off to the side. The spectator, NOT THE MAGICIAN, picks up this envelope and opens it. Of course the correct color card is in it, but wait; there is a slip of paper in it and it reads: "THE YELLOW ENVELOPE WILL BE THE ONE YOU DISCARD!"

The magician can then show the other envelopes are empty, in fact all the envelopes can be examined.

Here are the facts:

NO Two-Sided color cards
NO Nailwriters or Boomwriters
NO Secret Writing
NO Switches
NO Sleights of any kind
NO One Ahead or One Behind Methods
NO Gimmicked Envelopes
NO Magnets
Color Cards are not gimmicked in anyway
Only 4 Cards are used.
The choices are completely free. As clean as it gets. The handling is designed in such a way that spectators and magicians will be unable to backtrack and discover the method.

Another reputation maker that is priced way too low. Complete with color cards, envelopes, marker and all needed gimmicks to make this work.

Price: £15

School Daze - Black's Magic

This product has been discontinued... But... I just happen to have managed to get some old stock.

School Daze is predominately a two-phase mentalism or mental magic effect for close-up performances that uses the game of marbles as the patter justification. For those who prefer visual magic, a few bonus routines have been included for you to enjoy.

Effect: Phase One: The performer pulls a small bag out of his pocket and pours t he contents into his hand. Addressing the spectators, the performer tells them the story behind how he came into possession of them and proceeds to allow one of the marbles to be chosen by a member of the crowd. He then instructs another to join in and tells them to decide among themselves who will hold onto the marble, but to not tell him. He turns around, and when they are ready, he returns and after a few questions, accurately tells them who has the marble.

Phase Two: This event is repeated, but this time the performer tells the spectators not only who has the marble and what hand it is in, but does so without asking any questions whatsoever.

Comes complete with a black velvet draw-string bag, five differently colored cat's eye marbles (plus one duplicate), a steely and instructions.

(Phase two requires an extra prop... You may well already own.)

Also comes with several other ideas and effects.

Originally retailed at £25/30.

Price: £16

ESP Chip - Alexander Allen

The spectator freely selects any one of the five ESP symbols. There is absolutely no force. The performer displays a Poker Chip, blank on both sides and drops it into a small pay envelope.

The spectator is asked to concentrate on his selected symbol, as the envelope with the blank chip is held to his forehead. When the spectator subsequently opens the envelope, an impression of his selected design is found to have transferred onto the chip, engraved on it.

That is the original effect, but we have added more. Variations include making the selected design jump off the card, which is now blank, and be found engraved on the chip. We even give you an extra and completely different effect with the props supplied, where you predict an ESP Chip selected by a spectator.

You get every thing required, the ESP Cards, the engraved ESP Chips, pay envelope, all necessary extras, and 3 pages of detailed routines.

Price: £9

B'Wave - Max Maven

An Ultra-Simple Approach To The Packet Brainwave Effect. No Sleights - No Rough & Smooth

The magician puts a packet of cards on the table. He says to the spectator, "Let's play a game of imagination. Imagine that these are the four Queens." He pantomimes plucking a card with each hand from the packet. "Imagine that I have removed two of the Queens. Do you think they are the black ones or the red ones?" The spectator says, for example, red. "That's amazing - you're correct!" says the magician. "Now, I will turn one of these Queens face up."

He pantomimes turning one card over, then putting the imaginary card back into the packet. He then says, "Which red Queen do you think I turned over, the heart or the diamond?" The spectator says, for example, diamond. "That's amazing - you're correct again!" says the magician. "Of course, if it's really true, then the Queen of Diamons must be reversed in the packet. Let's see..." He spreads the cards. One is face up. It is the Queen of Diamonds.

"I want to be sure you understand that this magic was accomplished by imagination, not by sleight-of-hand. Therefore, I used a Queen of Diamonds with a different back." He turns over the Queen of Diamonds, showing that it has a contrasting back color!

"Also, because I knew you would pick the Queen of Diamonds, it was not necessary to use any printing on the faces of the other cards." He turns over the three face-down cards, revealing that their faces are blank!

Comes complete with special cards and instructions.

Price: £10

The Gordon Diary - Paul Gordon

A regular diary is shown to contain names of playing cards on all 365(6) dates. A chosen card is found to match the entry in the diary of a FREELY nominated date made BEFORE the card was chosen. NO duplicates, NO set-ups, NO memorized deck, NO KIDDING! It's a real fooler!

A spectator names any date while mixing a borrowed deck. A card is selected and placed face-down on the table. The spectator looks up his or her date in a small, pocket diary. The card printed on the chosen date is read aloud, then the tabled selection is turned over and they match! The Gordon Diary is being called the best version by the pros! No stacked deck, no switches, any deck can be used! The diary is shirt-pocket sized, so it can be carried with you any time. It has an innocent look, with a leather-like textured cover stock. The dates are already printed in the diary for you. That s all you need! The deck can be borrowed

"The BEST version ever!" - Phil Willmarth (Linking Ring)

"A SUPERB solution!" - Jamy Ian Swiss (Genii)

"Excellent, Paul. Excellent!" - Aldo Colombini

"Possibly the ONLY impromptu diary!" - Roger Crosthwaite

Price: £15

Psychokinetic Time - Banachek


Banachek's Psychokinetic Time Trick Do you remember the stunning magic effect that Master Magic Man David Blaine used to open his "Street Magic" TV special?

In effect, he borrowed a watch from a man sitting in his car and checked the correct time. He placed the watch back in the man's hands and then asked him to think of a number to move the time. The man said "24" and after a few seconds of mental hocus-pocus, the man opened his hands and saw the watch indeed MOVE AHEAD 24 MINUTES! The reaction was incredible!

Now, you can learn the original method and forcing techniques used for this amazing effect in Banachek's 26- page manuscript Psychokinetic Time. Psychokinetic Time comes complete with nine clear photos and descriptive text that details the ultimate impromptu method for altering the time on a spectator's watch while held in their own hand!

Other effects and concepts with watches are also discussed using the secret principles. No "gadgets" or difficult handling.

This is for the serious magician, mentalist or conjuring enthusiast - but can be mastered by anyone!

Price: £18

Phoenix Prophecy - Shaun Robison & Shaun Dunn - DVD + Gimmick

The Phoenix Prophecy is one of the hottest mind reading tools to be released in the last few years! Imagine the initials of a spectator's loved one visually appearing before their eyes in burn marks on a borrowed bank note!

This is all possible without helpers or stooges and in real time with the Phoenix Prophecy.

The Phoenix Prophecy allows for an amazing finish to any mind reading routine. Instead of simply revealing a prediction as a written note, The Phoenix Prophecy will allow you to scorch a piece of paper, business card or even a borrowed bank note and have the thought of number, name or info appear in the scorch marks.

The thought of information simply appears right before the spectator's eyes, it is as impressive as it is eerie! And the best thing is that The Phoenix Prophecy is VERY EASY to do! It will require minimal practice time and has a plethora of routines and ideas. The Phoenix Prophecy comes with the Phoenix gimmick and instructional DVD which covers all aspects of using this fantastic tool.

If you want to give your spectators a real experience of magic with a mentalism twist then there is no better tool than the Phoenix Prophecy.

Points to remember:

Very Easy to do

No Stooges

Endless Ideas and Routines possible with Phoenix Prophecy .

No help, this can be performed with no assistance

Can be performed real time with no Pre Show work

Price: £25

Telethought Wallet (Original) - Chris Kenworthey

TeleThought Wallet is one of the most diabolical utility devices in magic. Its potential is limitless.

As they say "the sky is the limit," here. Virtually any "mind-reading effect" can be performed with the "TeleThought Wallet." Design duplication, book tests, telepath experiments can now be presented under immaculate test conditions. Imagine using the "TeleThought Wallet" for preshow work! Or combining it with a "Brainwave Deck," "Invisible Pack," or "Precognition Deck." There is at least one other wallet currently on the magic market, which could vastly enhance its potential and ingenuity if it employed the same material presently utilized in the "TeleThought Wallet." Something to think about.

Wallet Dimension Approximately 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" (10cm x 7cm)

This for me was and still is the very best "peek" type wallet available. This is the original smaller wallet which is in many peoples opinion better than the 2nd version.

Still my go peek wallet. I have to grin everytime I use it. The peek stares you in the face and they haven't a clue...

Price: £45

On The Mark 2 - Mark Elsdon

Note: Please note this is the Smaller Hip pocket style wallet

A few years ago Mark Elsdon released a limited number of "On The Mark" and they sold out in just a few days.

Mark Elsdon is finally releasing his killer named card to wallet!

Inspired by Rich Bloch, Kenton Knepper and Marc Oberon, Mark wanted an effect that goes beyond anything previously devised and which fits the following criteria:

?Only one wallet used.
?No deck required.
?Different card every performance.
?The card they name is the exact one in the envelope no "off by one" or other outs.
?Genuine wallet that can be used for everyday use if required.
?No gimmicked envelopes.
?No sleight-of-hand.
?Perfect for both close-up and stand-up performance.

On The Mark is that effect! It is fooling, practical and commercial, combining a real worker's method with a powerful effect and an engaging presentation.This is the small hip pocket size!

This has written instructions not a dvd!

Price: £40

Chip Prophecy

The magician shows the audience six chips all with different colors on one side and an envelope with a prediction card inside. First the magician will turn over these chips leaving only the black side up. The chips are mixed up so they are in random order. Someone from the audience is asked to choose a chip and put it on top of the envelope. Finally the audience member is asked to open the envelope and take out the card with the prediction on it. The audience will be amazed to see that the card inside the envelope has foretold the future. The statement on the card has correctly predicted which color chip the audience member had selected!

Six very nice "chips" not your usual chips... (these are similar style to chips that "Mikame" used in his tricks)
Two cards with a different prediction statement on each! Yes when you repeat the trick it can be a different color!

Very nice & very easy!

Derren Brown spent a long time playing with this one!

Price: £10

Telepathy in Colour

Probably my number one best seller at the last few conventions...

Whilst their back is turned the magician invites a spectator to choose one of five different coloured cards.

They can then tell the spectator which colour they chose.

The magician then repeats the effect, this time the cards are placed in envelopes and mixed up...But still the amazing magician finds the envelope containing the chosen coloured card.

A mental miracle!

I have fooled EVERYONE with this even some of the most knowledgeable magicians. An absolute killer. And Sooooo simple! Don't miss out on this...

Even Derren Brown bought one!

Price: £7

Loaded - Kenny Roberts

Ltd Edition Signed by Kenny

Introducing a game of "Russian Roulette" you will be able to demonstrate the talents and skills used by the security industry to assess risks and dangerous situations.

The spectator is shown six cards, numbered 1 - 6 and told that they represent the chambers in a six shot revolver. They are then asked to freely select any number and that will be the chamber in which the "live bullet" will be loaded.

With the cards in full view at all times you are able to produce a card from your wallet that has also been in full view that identifies the exact number chosen. But wait, there's more you turn over all the numbered cards to show they are blank but when you turn over the spectators chosen card it shows a picture of a smoking gun.

For the first time Kenny reveals the workings behind his signature effect.

Including an extra variation of the routine with a hilarious punch that hits not once, not twice but three times. Leaving your spectators bewildered astonished and a little frightened too.

Loaded is a very strong mentalism effect that can be performed as close up, cabaret or even on stage.

Quick reset stunning mental effect - easy to learn.

Comes complete with instructional DVD, high quality Z-fold wallet, 2 envelopes and 14 full color laminated cards.

Price: £45

Chinese Choice - John Archer

Now is your chance to perform one of the most talked about routines from the critically acclaimed "Educating Archer" DVD. John Archer's "Chinese Choice" is not just a trick - it is a powerhouse of a routine that blends comedy and mentalism to perfection.

If the name John Archer is not enough to make you buy this effect immediately then read on to find out more about this eagerly anticipated release…

Three spectators are brought on stage and invited to take a traditional Chinese meal in a way they used to do thousands of years ago…

You explain that the ancient Chinese were great mathematicians and believers in numerology. Often numbers were used to help make even the most mundane of choices. Why else would all the items on a Chinese menu be numbered? Hence you explain that you are going to show them how the ancient Chinese would decide what to do when going out for a meal.

One of the spectators is given a small packet of plastic number cards to shuffle. They now choose one person who will be in charge of the menu, while the other two are in charge of setting the amount they will pay for the meal.

The menu is shown as representing the restaurant they will visit. The three spectators are given three cards each and two of them take turns to make up three two-digit numbers.

These two digit numbers are added together to arrive at a total and a decimal point is added to form a price to spend on the meal - but alas! It is incredibly low! £1.65! The prospect of a good meal does not look hopeful!

The third spectator now adds up his three cards to come up with a number, to represent a dish on the menu. When they check out the menu they see that all other menu items are normal, however item number 15 is an 'Eat as much as you like buffet for three people, cost - £1.65.'


Price: £20

Mental Yarn - Bill Goldman

Another box of things that I forgot I had... And this is a corker! This was the original release here in the UK.

Mental miracle suitable for stage, close-up, and even the phone or internet! (I was originally "sold" this over the phone!!!)

The magician asks a spectator to think of an object from a printed list. The selection process is extremely fair. Yet, even before the spectator makes her selection, the magician knows what object she is destined to pick! This is thought reading the way it was meant to be.

The above is the basic effect of Mental Yarn. Direct, stunning mind reading. However, there are many different ways to present the effect. For example, two spectators can assist the magician, each one selecting a different object. Of course, the magician reads both of their thoughts.

The trick is suitable for use on stage, close-up or even over the phone or the radio! In fact, Bill Goldman has closed many a contract by performing Mental Yarn on the phone with prospective clients. Mental Yarn has even been performed on the BBC and stunned Millions of viewers!

Fits in your pocket, yet large enough to play on stage. Extremely easy to do.

This is GOOD!

Price: £6

Reflecta-Thot 2 - Ken Driscoll / Larry Becker

Ken Driscoll has modernized and perfected this classic Larry Becker mentalism effect. Ken has made the effect a little more commercial for the walk-around, close up, and platform performer. He combines both classic patter from Becker, as well as his own suggestions, leaving the performer with several options for a great performance.

The Effect?
A booklet of "Parapsychology Testing Vocabulary Words" is handed to a participant. From among the words in the booklet, the participant thinks of one. The "man of mystery" then accurately reveals the definition of the word.

Price: £10

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