The Wizard Takes
the trick secretly glance at the card on the bottom and
remember it. (Let's assume that it's the 8 of spades)
Spread the cards out face
down and tell the spectator that you predict he is going to
pick the 8 of spades (or whatever the bottom card was). Tell
him to point at the card he thinks is the 8 of spades. Once he
has pointed to a card, pick it up, look at it, and mutter
something like "Good job" or "Way to go." The card which he
picks will not, of course, be the 8 of spades, but you want
him to think it is. (Let's assume that it's the 5 of
diamonds.) Now tell him he is going to pick the 5 of diamonds.
Once again, have him point to a card and you pick it up, again
saying "Good job." (Let's say that it's the 9 of clubs.).
Announce that for the final selection you (the magician) will
pick the card. When you announce it, be hesitant, saying
something to the effect of "And now I will pick the... oh, I
don't know, the 9 of clubs." After you announce it pick the
bottom card and look at it. It will be the 8 of spades (or
whatever the original bottom card was). Shuffle the 3 cards
together to confuse the spectator, and then ask him what the
three cards were that you predicted. As he says each one, show
it to him. He will be amazed!!!
Example: You look at
the card on the bottom and it is the 4 of hearts. You go up to
a spectator and announce that using your telepathic powers you
detect he will point to the 4 of hearts. He points to one, you
look at it, and mutter something. The card that he actually
picked is the ace of spades, however, he doesn't know that.
You now tell him he will pick the ace of spades, he once again
points to one and you pick it up and smile. The card that he
actually took was the 5 of spades. Thus, you announce that
this time, for a change of pace, that you (the magician) will
pick the 5 of spades. You then pick the bottom card and
shuffle them up. You then ask him to recall the cards and as
he names each one you show them to him.
The following trick is an audience pleaser, it is based on one
of the oldest methods in magic. This method is used often and
is best kept secret.
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