Miraculous Minds - Scotland goes mental!
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!
Streamlined Who Knows the Card: A card mentally chosen by one spectator is found by another spectator. Clever stuff!
Mirakill: Predict the colors of cards that have been freely mixed by a spectator.
Have a Drink on Me: A multiple prediction of hotels and drinks freely chosen by members of your audience.
Book Test: Jim's rendition of this classic effect. Dead easy!
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.
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...
Dicychometry: Four spectators + four colored dice = a knockout prediction!
Killer Finish!: Simply that - a Killer Finish that can be used for the above, or at another time.
AL Together Now: Peter's 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.
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.
Draw Your Own Conclusions: Excellent demonstration of Drawing Duplication using 26 cards each bearing a different design.
Devil Lived 1 & II: A tarot card chosen form the Major Arcana spookily appears on a piece of parchment previously shown to be void of any writing.
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!
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.
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.
Reversed Card to Named Number: A selected card appear at a a freely named number...and it's reversed!
Mine's a Half: Euan's handling for the Half-Pass.
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.
The Collector of Souls: A bizarre close-up effect complete with captivating script.
The Gobbolino Principlel: "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."
The Fiend Stack: "The Fiend stack was born to fulfil a certain route to a memorized 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 memorized 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.."
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.
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 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.
Two Essays: Customer Care for Conjuror's; The Gentle Art of Audience Handling
Traffic Light Personality Test: A color freely chosen by a spectator is divined during an entertaining personality test.
Foreknowledge: A routine using the word FOREKNOWLEDGE that proves you really had it!
Slightly Off Target: You predict the number chosen (you will be slightly off) and the description of someone in the audience.
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!
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!
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!
Monte Car-Lo: Val Le-Val's brilliant mental Monte routine using three coloured cars and a car key. A routine that kills!
21 Card Trick: David presents the 21 Card Trick....or does he?
Psychic Paper: Mindboggling mentalism using a blackened card and a wallet.
1st edition 2007; 92 pages
word count: 31206 which is equivalent to 124 standard pages of text