Miraculous Minds

Miraculous Minds e-book coverAdditional Editing by David Walsh

34 miracles plus 2 thought-provoking essays
90 Pages – Illustrated!

George McBride :: David Forrest :: Jim Cuthbert :: Peter Duffie :: Jackie McClements :: Peter McLanachan :: Alan Innes :: Scotty Johnston :: Ian Kendall :: Euan Bingham :: David Lees :: Roy Walton :: Paul Lesso :: Drew McAdam :: Peter Arcane :: David Walsh :: Max Gordon :: Gary Middleton :: Dave Robertson :: Alan Rorrison :: Gavin Ross :: Val Le-Val

Contents

Roy Walton – Guardian Ghost
A dead Pharaoh summons a frightening object to deter tomb raiders from robbing his tomb. In this case it is a ghost; the ghost of the Pharaoh himself!

George McBride – Streamlined Who Knows the Card
A card mentally chosen by one spectator is found by another spectator. Clever stuff!

George McBride – Mirakill
Predict the colours of cards that have been freely mixed by a spectator.

Jim Cuthbert – Have a Drink on Me
A multiple prediction of hotels and drinks freely chosen by members of your audience.

Jim Cuthbert – Book Test
Jim’s rendition of this classic effect. Dead easy!

David Forrest – Mating Season
A spectator freely chooses a card from a thoroughly shuffled deck. The mentalist divines the identity of the selection. The mentalist then reveals that he had predicted which card would be chosen by removing the mate of the selection from his wallet.

David Forrest – Invisible Opener
The spectator names any card. The mentalist proves that he has predicted ahead of time which card would be named. Shades of the Invisible Deck…

Jackie McClements – Dicychometry
Four spectators + four coloured dice = a knockout prediction!

Jackie McClements – Killer Finish!
Simply that – a Killer Finish that can be used for the above, or at another time.

Peter McLanachan – Al-Together Now
Peter’s (that’s me) impromptu version of the Card at Any Number. A spectator names a card, a second gives a number between one and fifty-two and a third spectator takes the cards and deals down to that number in the deck where the named card is found.

Peter McLanachan – Snap!
An inexplicable matching effect. A card is placed face down on the table as a prediction. The deck is spread in front of the spectator who is then invited to move one card out of the spread. This card is placed on top of the prediction. The two cards are found to match.

Alan Innes – Draw Your Own Conclusions
Excellent demonstration of Drawing Duplication using 26 cards each bearing a different design.

Alan Innes – Devil Lived I & II
A tarot card chosen form the Major Arcana spookily appears on a piece of parchment previously shown to be void of any writing.

Alan Innes – Wedding Present
Six cards are shown each with a month and number on each side giving a choice of all twelve months, Jan 1/ Feb 2, Mar 3 / Apr 4, etc. A list of 50 different wedding presents is shown along with a small box. Spec is asked what month they would like to get married and that month is placed aside. The spectator then mixes up the remaining cards turning some of them over to get a random total, say 48. The number is checked against the list of presents to give a gold coin. Inside the box that has been in full view is a gold coin!

Scotty Johnston – The Shoe She Connection
The spectator removes a card from a shuffled pack. The selected card is placed face down to one side. The spectator then randomly deals three piles of cards. When he has finished doing this he chooses any pile he wishes. The top card of the chosen pile is turned face up and is shown to be a King. The original chosen card is turned face up and is shown also to be a King. The two cards on top of the other two piles on the table are then also turned face up they are also Kings. The performer offers to try the trick once more. The Kings are placed to one side and a new card is selected just as before. The spectator cuts the deck into three different piles and again chooses any pile. This time when the cards are turned face up they do not match. The performer then picks up the Kings placed aside earlier and performs a magical gesture. The Kings change to the three mates of the chosen selection.

Ian Kendall – Spice Rack
Ian’s system of progressive anagrams to determine a freely thought of kitchen spice. Perfect for remote performances, such as radio or telephone.

Euan Bingham – Reversed Card to Named Number
A selected card appear at a a freely named number… and it’s reversed!

Euan Bingham – Mine’s a Half
Euan’s handling for the Half-Pass.

David Lees – One from Three
You divine a thought of photograph – the photographs can be taken from a spectator’s family album. Includes same routine with cards.

David Lees – The Collector of Souls
A bizarre close-up effect complete with captivating script.

Paul Lesso – The Gobbolino Principle
“I do like the Si Stebbins stack but I’ve always disliked the periodically rotating suits. I spent a long time looking at various different methods of alternating the suits and I came up with the Gobbolino principle.”

Paul Lesso – The Fiend Stack
“The Fiend stack was born to fulfil a certain route to a memorised deck. I wanted a stack that could be a cyclical stack whilst I learned the algorithmic stack. I then wanted to use it as an algorithmic stack whilst I memorised it. I also wanted several numerical forces to use for Book tests and prediction effects. Ideally it would also be stack-stay. After much thought, I came up with the Fiend Stack. It has a variety of interesting properties..”

Paul Lesso – Multiple Book Test
The deck is ribbon spread and the first spectator is directed to draw out two cards at any point. The second spectator takes one card above and below the cards removed, the third spectator also takes one card above and one below the cards just removed and the fourth spectator takes the cards above and below the cads just removed. Each spectator add their cards together and this decides the age in the book they will look at. The first spectator selects a book and looks at the first word on the page indicated. The Performer proceeds to reveal it. The spectators in turn each think of their word and the performer proceeds to reveal them.

Paul Lesso – Scipio’s Fiendish Prediction
The performer removes the deck from its box, shuffles and cuts the deck. The performer studies the spectator for a moment and writes down a prediction. The spectator is then invited to cut off a small number of cards from the top of the deck. The card on the bottom tells how many more cards to remove from the top. The next card stopped at is then used to tell how many more cards to cut off. The selected card if the card arrived at when more cards can be counted. The prediction card is turned over and revealed to match the card.

Drew McAdam – Two Essays: Read and Learn
“Customer Care for Conjuror’s” and “The Gentle Art of Audience Handling”

Peter Arcane – Traffic Light Personality Test
A colour freely chosen by a spectator is divined during an entertaining personality test.

Peter Duffie – Foreknowledge
A routine using the word FOREKNOWLEDGE that proves you really had it!

Max Gordon – Slightly Off Target
You predict the description of someone who will sit in a chair in the audience in an envelope taped under their seat.

Gary Middleton – Pointing at Moe
While your back is turned, a spectator moves a card from one part of the deck to another – you not only divine the correct card, but you also tell them where they moved it from!

Dave Robertson – Predictriple
The performer has a deck shuffled by a spectator. He then places three business cards on the table which have writing on their underside. These are three predictions. The spectator now cuts the deck into three piles. The predictions are turned over – 3C – QH – 9D. The spectator now turns over the top card of each pile revealing: 3C – QH – 9D!

Alan Rorrison – Past Thoughts
You predict the serial number on a borrowed bank note – the prediction is played aloud from a dictaphone!

Gavin Ross – Cubism
A spectator rolls three dice until he is happy with the result. Using the total of the three dice, he selects a card from the deck. After genuinely losing his card into the middle of the deck, the performer takes the Joker and instantly changes it into the selected card!

Val Le-Val – Monte Car-Lo
Val Le-Val’s brilliant mental Monte routine using three coloured cars and a car key. A routine that kills!

David Walsh – 21 Card Trick
David presents the 21 Card Trick… or does he?

David Walsh – Psychic Paper
Mindboggling mentalism using a blackened card and a wallet.

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