LAZY MENTALIST’S CARD TRICK

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$24.97

The Blurb

“It fooled me badly.” – Bob Cassidy

Are you looking for powerful routines that are simple and direct, can be done impromptu, and are completely hands-off?

THE LAZY MENTALIST’S CARD TRICK meets all those criteria and more.  Using entirely examinable or borrowed cards that can be immediately used for other effects, this effect combines two classic principles to create a jaw-dropping demonstration of mind control that may even convince those mentalists who don’t like using playing cards to use this.  Jheff has been using this potent combination to entertain and fool not only laymen but most top working pros.

Here’s the effect:   A participant deals from one of two decks of their choice and stops at a completely free point and the performer is able to immediately prove he knew the playing card that the participant would stop at.  And that’s it.  Nothing else.

IMPORTANT:
The performer never needs to touch the cards!
Both decks are examined and are completely ordinary.
The decks can be used for other effects or even given away!
The decks do not contain any special or prepared cards!
Nothing extra is used!
No switches!
No complicated or lengthy procedures!
No mathematics or memory involved!
The same card is not chosen each time!
No stooges, confederates, or pre-show!

Please note that there is not necessarily anything wrong with any effect that includes any of the aforementioned elements, but the point of this particular effect was to use any two decks of cards, be clean at all times, be simple and direct in plot, and be completely hands off.

This entire routine is explained in a 23-page PDF which also includes a presentation that can be used for larger audiences as well as an alternate version that can be performed with a single deck of cards.  (An instructional video is being readied and when it’s completed, it will be accessible through on the “Lazy Mentalist’s Card Trick” forum.)

This SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER includes access to the “Lazy Mentalist’s Card Trick” forum, which will contain discussions and updates to this effect.  If you’re already a member of the Marketplace of the Mind forum, then your access will be manually added to your forum privileges, though you may have to remind Jheff if it’s not done with a few days.  If you’re not a member, then allow up to 48 hours to receive access.  Your username will be the first and last name that you used to purchase this effect and your temporary password will be: 12345.

Jheff is the acclaimed author of JHEFFSMIND: THE COLLECTED WORKS OF JHEFF, THE SECRET SELF PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE SYSTEM and HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE: THE ART OF VERBAL MANIPULATION.  He is also the editor for the JOURNAL OF THE MIND and creator of many effects that he uses in his professional repertoire and sells to the mentalism fraternity.  He’s been performing for more than forty years and has performed all over the world, including the Magic Castle.

“Elegant and ingenious!  It blew my socks off!  Congratulations, Jheff, this is really good!”
– Jack Kent Tillar, creator and author of The Blister Effect

The "Jheff's Judgment" column below is a brief summary of a longer, more detailed version. For the longer and more in-depth version, and to get news and information about other mentalism products, please visit the Marketplace of the Mind Forum or subscribe to the free newsletter.

Jheff's Guide

WHAT IT IS:
E-Book/Instructional Video (coming in June 2016)

SUITABLE VENUES:
Close-up, Parlour, Stage, Walkaround

JHEFF’S JUDGMENT:
Watch this space.  Providing comments on my own effect would probably not be balanced or believed.  In short, I think this is terrific and highly recommend it to even those who dislike playing card effects in mentalism.  But that’s my totally biased viewpoint as the creator.  I’m hoping that a guest reviewer will come along and provide words for this section.