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Topic: Foresight #4 in Psychic Sight Series
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Dec 10, 2006 07:03PM)
Many have asked me the effect of the next release in the series. Here it is in a nutshell. Two people [b]not stooges[/b] nor made into an instant stooge are invited on stage. A jumbo card is face down on the table and [b]is not touched[/b] by the performer. Each person thinks of a card. One red and one black to insure they think of different cards. No equivocate used in the selection. They just think of cards.

Performer immediately looks at one person and quickly states 3 Correct comments about the card they are thinking of and then names it. All 3 comments are correct with [b]no[/b] wrong answers. This is fast, stunning and done in a few seconds.

You tell the second person you won't read their mind, rather you will see if your [b]foresight[/b] is reliable. You ask that person to name the card they are thinking of. They go over to the table and turn around the jumbo card in full view. It is the very card they just named.

[b]No[/b] Switches, [b]no actual deck of cards[/b] is used, just the one jumbo card.
[b]No preshow work[/b], Spectator's write nothing down at any time. First card is revealed at lightning speed using advanced techniques that will raise the bar on think of a card and I will name it.

Again [b]no instant stooge[/b]. [b]No[/b] dual reality. The effect is the same to both spectators as it is to the audience. Both spectators are completely fooled and will have no idea as to how it is done.

The first spectator is told may think of any color card, she only tells the second person what color she is thinking of, so he will think of a card of a different color. This insures both people think of a different card and insures you the double climax of reading the first person's mind and then having the 2nd person's thought of card on the table in full view the whole time.

Again [b]no switches, no sleights,[/b] Jumbo card is [b]not[/b] gimmicked or gaffed. It can be examined. Magician need be no where near the card.

100% surefire. [b]No outs[/b], no multiple endings. The trick is the same each time. [b]Yes[/b] it can be done one on one with just two people. Could be done strolling as long as the next group wasn't close enough to see the trick done before. [b]Cannot[/b] be repeated for the same group, but that isn't a problem. Close-up or stage. These are the conditions. Watch for it next year. Sorry but no 20 questions. I've stated the facts and the conditions and where and how you can perform it. [b]Again[/b] no actual deck of cards is used in the effect.

That is release 4. Coming after the first of the year.
Message: Posted by: Roth (Dec 10, 2006 08:45PM)
Message: Posted by: Christopher Williams (Dec 11, 2006 03:18AM)
Put me on the list!
Message: Posted by: Y2John (Dec 11, 2006 03:48AM)
Me to.
Message: Posted by: Hogle (Dec 11, 2006 04:51AM)
That sounds interesting! :)

Message: Posted by: Malchat (Dec 11, 2006 07:13AM)
Yes, but will the tv rights be included? ;)

Seriously, the only suggestion I have is to make sure it's ready to ship before dealers start taking orders.

Devin told me about the principles involved, and this is clever and promising. I really like the plot, and new (non-stooge) ways of doing it are very welcome... looking forward to it.
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Dec 11, 2006 07:27AM)
Devin thanks for being open and upfront about the conditions. Only wish more creator's would do the same. First purchase for me for 2007. Would love to take
this strolling. How big is that jumbo card approx?
Let us know when it is ready.

Thanks Mike

Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Dec 11, 2006 08:01AM)
First of all I [b]promise[/b], no dealer will advertise this until it is actually ready. So there will be no presales. The first three of the series are still selling like hotcakes and I don't want to flood the market with another release so soon. I expect to release this one the later part of January 2007.

Ok, to answer your question Mike, no jumbo card comes with the trick. I supply you with a special gimmick that makes this all work (but doesn't use an instant stooge) You can use a regular playing card from any deck or a jumbo card from any deck. Since every magician has decks of cards there is no need to supply you with a regular card. Close up people will want to use a regular playing card, while stage performers will want to use one of their jumbo cards.

Like Blindsight this uses several old principles but blended together in such a way that it looks totally impossible. Clean and very clever in concept. My good friend Mel Strouse was instrumental in helping me improve the verbal revelation. The credit list for this release is [b]long[/b]. As I have based this on a combination of published ideas from Koran, TA Waters, Max Maven, Arson, Harry Anderson, Al Mann, Mel Strouse, Osterlind, Banachek and myself.

Yes some of the principles are old, but all are used in a fresh way that will throw off many of those familiar with them due to blending of so many ideas into the basic method.

I really think that you guys will like this one even better than Blindsight. It is just as ingenious as far as the methodology.


Posted: Dec 11, 2006 9:20am
I did want to say I'm extremely proud of the verbal card revelation. This is the result of years of thought. No trying to remember a formula to fish by. No hidden cue list. [b]No memory work[/b]. No complicated fishing that looks like you are playing 20 questions. Just 3 quick direct statements that are [b]all[/b] correct as you lead in to actually naming the card they thought of. Think of it, you make 3 comments that are all [b]correct[/b]. [b]You are never wrong[/b]. Yet by doing this you immediately know the card they are thinking of. Sometimes if you are lucky you will only need to make 2 correct comments. [b]Nothing[/b] will appear to be fishing to the average lay person.

I sincerely think the handling that Mel Strouse and I have developed in probably the strongest version of this yet. TA Waters was the inspiration but with some new advanced ideas I've added we have the best of both worlds and have one of the fastest and cleanest ways to reveal a card just thought of. I really think the [b]bar[/b] has been raised with this release.

The method has been worked out in such a way that you will do it automatically almost without having to think about, yet you will unfailingly name the thought of card [b]so fast[/b] with 3 correct comments, that your brother magicians will be saying, "how did he get the card that quickly?" Just when they are expecting you to start a fishing expedition, you suddenly name the card.

Posted: Dec 11, 2006 9:24am
I'm sorry to say [b]this will not[/b] be a limited release. I will sell as many as I can :)
The trick will NOT be $100.00 but some ridiculously low price making sure it IS not an exclusive and the average magician will be able to afford it.
Message: Posted by: Franky (Dec 11, 2006 10:38AM)
Hi Devin,

please let me know if I can perform this in german language ???


Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Dec 11, 2006 10:56AM)
If you can read my english directions then you can do it. Remember there is no secret cues or instant stooges. As long as people know playing cards you can do it with any audience.Any conditions.
Message: Posted by: DerekMerdinyan (Dec 11, 2006 12:46PM)
I don't want to start a string of "Can it be done on the beach, in the park, naked, with coins, etc"


I have been searching for an effect I could perform walk around style where I approach a group with a card hanging from a string around my neck and later reveal it. Could Foresight be a possible solution?


Derek Merdinyan
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Dec 11, 2006 12:57PM)
Great idea and YES believe it or not FORESIGHT will allow you do exactly what you want to do. The card can be hanging around your neck and it will be the card the 2nd person thought of. I do want to stress though. Although this can be done strolling and close up, it must be done for TWO people in the two phases I mentioned. Two people think of a different card. You read the first person's mind and the 2nd person's card will be hanging around your neck.

Just to be fair and this doesn't tip the method, but this will not work for just one person. In other words you couldn't have one person think of two cards. Without going into my method, you need for the first person to think of a card in order for the 2nd part of the trick to work where the 2nd person's thought of card is around your neck.

Just a heads up guys, any two people at random and you've got a miracle. Try it for
just one person and they may stumble on the method. To me this isn't a con, this is designed as a two phase trick for two people. Neither being stooges, the way the routine is designed both will be fooled. However if you tried to let one person do both phases he may stumble onto the method if he is astute.

Hope that answers that question.
Message: Posted by: byxnz (Dec 11, 2006 01:28PM)
How well does this play in a bar environment where people have "had a few"? Can they easily follow what's going on? If there's any mental math or acrobatics for them to do, I'm worried I'll lose em. I'm also thinking of sealing the card in an envelope so grabby specs don't reveal it before they should. Is that possible?
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Dec 11, 2006 01:29PM)
That is awesome that this can be done with a regular card. I just thought ok Jumbo card for tabel hopping how big?
Can't wait to get this.
I would love to do a review for you, pre release. More than happy too.

Sounds like you do not need one the with the quality products you put out.
Just don't offer a hundred;)
But more than likley this wont be under my tree for Christmas.
I will have to wait till the New Year.

Thanks Michael
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Dec 11, 2006 02:00PM)
There are no mental calculations for the person to do. Just think of a card, the second person is told to think of a different color card. No calculations, no mental stunts, equivogue, etc. Yes, the predicted card could be in an envelope but that isn't as strong as some people may think you have more than one card in the envelope, although it could be examined.

I wouldn't recommend doing this in a bar when people have had a few. You want them thinking straight. You don't want them to forget the card they thought of. You want them to be able to quickly confirm you are right. Just for the record the 3 phase correct comments will more or less be this. Suppose they are thinking of the 5 of diamonds.

You're thinking of a diamond.
It's a low card
Picture it in your mind so I can count the pips.
I see one, two, three, four, five pips

Your card is the 5 of Diamonds.

You turn to the second person and say, "I won't read your mind, I want to test my FORESIGHT. I placed a card here before you came up. What is your card? 3 of Clubs.
Have him turn the card over, it's the 3 of clubs.

That folks is what the audience sees each and every show. The ending is the same, but you may say a different number of pips or the suit of the card. You may say it's a high card. It depends on what card they have FREELY thought of. However the same sequence of 3 comments will basically be the same for each show, just a slight variation depending on what card they thought of.

There are NO wrong answers, everything you say is correct. You want the person sober enough to realize what you are telling
Message: Posted by: Christopher Williams (Dec 11, 2006 02:20PM)
Devin, that sounds impossible! I can't wait for this release! I loved farsight and I'm waiting for blindsight. Should be good. Roll on january
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Dec 11, 2006 02:33PM)
Most of my effects read, sound and look impossible. But once you get the secret you see it is easy to do and pratical.
Message: Posted by: byxnz (Dec 11, 2006 03:11PM)
Thanx for the 411. This is gonna be great!
Message: Posted by: Y2John (Dec 11, 2006 05:52PM)
Now I really can't wait for this, it sounds unbelievable.
Message: Posted by: Pete Legend (Dec 11, 2006 07:09PM)
Sorry for asking but may I ask what are the previous releases in the psychic sight series,also do you sell them directly?By the way the effect above sounds great!

All the best,

Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Dec 11, 2006 07:48PM)
#1-Farsight--divine a card 15 feet away without touching it and no fishing,no force
#2-Blindsight-spectator correctly divines colored cards sealed in envelopes
#3-Insight-two spectators form a number that locates a thought of card in deck

Your favorite dealer has these in stock most likely
Message: Posted by: sbays (Dec 13, 2006 02:14AM)
Well, I have all of the above three previous "Sight" series effects - I had read all of the impossible sounding ad's for Devin's effects, and typically when it reads as impossible, it usually is. I have bought my share of pipe dreams in the past as I am sure many of you have as well.

I can say this ... the way the ad copy reads is the way the effect goes down. Devin does not misrepresent anything in his ads. Personally, I CANT WAIT for the next installment in this series!

I just hope there will be a # 5, 6, 7, 8 etc! ;P

Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Dec 13, 2006 04:03AM)
Actually the series will most likely end with a total of seven releases. However I don't know the order and only have an idea for the premise behind one of them. The problem is not that I don't have material. I have loads of it.

The problem is finding names that play on the sight theme, plus the trick has to have something to do with the name. It's harder than it looks. I've discussed this with some of my close associates. We can only think of 3 names I haven't used.

Outta Sight[/b] (this effect will involve something that is hidden)

The sight words [b]must[/b] be common terms to be considered for the series. So far my total list is
Outta Sight[/b]

If I have overlooked a sight name that is a common part of the english language then please post it here. If so then maybe there will be more than 7 of this series. Remember I don't want [b]made up[/b] sight names, so don't just put some word in front of sight. It has to be term people have heard of and can relate to. Yes [b]Blindsight[/b] is an actual word and term and it means exactly what the effect pulls off.

A self check [b]before[/b] you post a sight name. [b]Google[/b] it, if Google doesn't bring up a website related to the name, then it is [b]not[/b] in common use. If Google brings it up and it ends in sight, then please post it. Thanks
Message: Posted by: Roth (Dec 13, 2006 06:56PM)
Message: Posted by: Kevvy (Dec 13, 2006 11:42PM)
Well, you already have Insight, but If you had an effect similar to Becker and Earle's Illuminati, (which uses a hotel key) you could call it "INN-sight".

If you and Rick Roth were to team up and create a booktest, it could be called "Homi-sight".

An internet effect; web-sight

An effect in which the performer gazes into an ice cube, rather than a crystal ball; Ice-sight
Message: Posted by: Roth (Dec 14, 2006 03:30AM)
Message: Posted by: Malchat (Dec 14, 2006 03:40AM)
Second Sight
At First Sight
In Plain Sight
Iron Sight
Sightline (or Line of Sight)
Message: Posted by: Roth (Dec 14, 2006 11:12AM)
Sightsee'er sightseer
Message: Posted by: Kevvy (Dec 14, 2006 11:17AM)
Sight 4 sore eyes

Message: Posted by: Craig Matsuoka (Dec 14, 2006 11:57AM)
Magicians do love their awful puns, don't they?

How about:
X-Sight (Routine with a strong emotional hook?)
Re-Sight (Someone recites a predicted passage?)
Plebi-Sight (Voting and election theme? You rig/predict outcome of a vote?)
Burial Sight (You find something buried in/under a pile of something else?)
Construction Sight (Pull a rabbit out of a hardhat? Predict which female participant will get whistled at?)
Loo-sight (Something for the Brits? I don't even want to think about a possible theme.)
Lou-Sight (Prediction of a famous Lou?)


These are a stretch:
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Dec 14, 2006 01:35PM)
Thanks for the list guys, there are a few that I may consider.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Williams (Dec 14, 2006 06:04PM)
How about


Not quite a sight, but could be an entertaining routine with a parasite, well, kinda
Message: Posted by: sbays (Dec 15, 2006 02:34PM)
Ok I got it ...



Knight-Sight if ya want your name played into it. ;)

Message: Posted by: Christopher Williams (Jan 18, 2007 12:54PM)
Any updates on this Devin?
Message: Posted by: T. Eugene (Feb 7, 2007 03:38PM)
Any updates on this?
Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Apr 5, 2007 08:50PM)
Any Updates now?? Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Apr 6, 2007 07:03AM)
Coming out right after Double Coincidence which starts shipping next week.
Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Apr 6, 2007 07:27AM)
Awesome! Thanks alot, Devin...Can't wait!

Message: Posted by: Christopher Williams (Apr 18, 2007 05:44PM)
Come on Devin, when is it going to be released?!?!?
Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Apr 18, 2007 05:56PM)
Hopefully this month!
Message: Posted by: Chris Oberle (Apr 23, 2007 07:16PM)
The sooner the better!!!
Devin is great!
Message: Posted by: T. Eugene (May 8, 2007 11:53PM)
Any news on this?
Message: Posted by: Zenmagic (May 9, 2007 01:34AM)
Yeah, any updates on this? I've just bought FarSight and BlindSight, which are totally awesome. Cannot wait for this effect to come out.
Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Jun 13, 2007 06:32PM)
I hate to bring this up again but....Where is it?
Message: Posted by: Alan Patrick (Jun 17, 2007 11:15PM)
Hey I'm with you mental-mike...i cant wait for this to be released but it looks like its been kinda forgotten which I really really really hope that its not.
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Jun 18, 2007 02:45AM)
Guys, I assure you this has not been forgotten. Right now I'm 100% tied up with the cloud book to meet the deadlines. After the cloud book comes out Foresight will be my next release.

Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Jun 18, 2007 03:59AM)
Well I'm looking forward to the cloud book more...So I can wait a little longer...lol. Thanks Devin!

Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Aug 5, 2007 08:57AM)
Can we expect to have this by september?? I want to do this for my gig in mid sept. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Tim Jahn (Oct 8, 2007 01:57PM)
Any news?

Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Oct 8, 2007 03:12PM)
I've been asking Devin a few times about this through PM and he just ignores it. Try looking up the effect "No Joke" from unearthly magic. I'm waiting for a review of it before I get it though.
Message: Posted by: entity (Oct 8, 2007 11:32PM)

- entity
Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Aug 17, 2008 06:57PM)
Any info????

Message: Posted by: Maynard (Aug 18, 2008 04:05AM)
This does sound amazing, is it still being released?