This video features a range of commercial Parlor Mentalism. No pre-show work, no secret assistance ; this is practical material for the solo performer, using subtle and unusual methods that are as fascinating as the efects they produce.
First, watch Max MAVEN in performance with an unrehearsed audience. See why television’s Entertainement Tonight dubbed him the master mindreader, and the New York Daily News proclaimed, This guy can read you like an open book. Later, Max is joined by Eugene BURGER for a private discussion in which the detailed secrets are revealed-including some that have been held back for many years.
A sampling from the fabled Birds of Prey series. At its core, an inexplicable demonstration of playing card telepathy – but you’ll discover how audience participation and an unfolding plot structure can transform an already strong effect into a full-fledged routine.
An extraordinary book test using plain, ungimmicked props under the fairest conditions. This is a remarkable routine in and of itslef, but is also introduces principles for which you’ll find a host of other applications.
Divine Write (Previously unrevealed)
Mutual mentalism with built-in appeal. The performer tries an imposing experiment in clairvoyance, working simultaneously with a member of the audience. Despite the overwhelming odds, the outcome is successful – for both !
A test in intuition using several participants and a number of ESP symbol cards hidden inside opaque envelopes. These are thoroughly mixed by the spectators, who then pair them off by playing their hunches. When the contents are examined, all of the symbols have matched up perfectly.
Kurotsuke (Previously unrevealed)
An ancient game from the imperial court of Japan is turned into a delightful routine of stand-up mentalism that lets several people get involved. And, best of all, it can be done entirely impromptu using only borrowed materials.
The mind’s eye deck
A pack of some 40 design cards is used. Each one is different, and the deck is shuffled. While the performer’s back is turned, a spectator removes a card. Without turning around, the mentalist starts describing the thought-of design, eventually drawing it on a pad of paper. It’s as straightforward as that.