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Topic: Mental maths
Message: Posted by: carldourish (Sep 28, 2003 04:46PM)
I'm searching for an effect whereupon the mentalist asks someone to call out a number between 33 and 99. After a short period the mentalist turns a board around and the number called out, adds up in the corners, across, in the middle, ever which way it totals what the person called out. I think it may be called total destiny, am I correct?

Cheers

carl
Message: Posted by: BlackSalt (Sep 28, 2003 04:56PM)
Cal,

It sounds to me like you want a system to perform a magic square routine.

See Corinda’s 13 Steps To Mentalism, page 65.

For a very simple square used as a climax to an incredibly effective routine see page 182 of Ted Lesley’s Paramiracles.

Best regards,
BlackSalt
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Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Sep 28, 2003 07:01PM)
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I'm searching for an effect whereupon the mentalist asks someone to call out a number between 33 and 99. After a short period the mentalist turns a board around and the number called out, adds up in the corners, across, in the middle, ever which way it totals what the person called out. I think it may be called total destiny, am I correct

cheers

carl
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If you're looking for the specific trick called Total Destiny, check out [url=http://www.mymagic.com/yedtricks.htm]Meir Yedid's line of magic[/url]. He's the one who puts it out.

The standard presentation, though, is not the creation of a magic square. Rather, the square starts out filled, several numbers are chosen and totaled, and then the magician shows that the correct total was predicted.

Now, the nature of the prop is such that it can be used as you suggest, for the creation of magic squares. Meir even suggests this use in the instructions of Total Destiny.

To find out more about magic squares and various resources concerning them, check out Magic Café member [url=http://www.markfarrar.co.uk/index.htm]Mark Farrar's website[/url], which has a great [url=http://www.markfarrar.co.uk/msfmsq01.htm]magic square section[/url].
Message: Posted by: jeline (Sep 28, 2003 09:16PM)
Corinda's is a great place to start. However, I feel as if there are some drawbacks to that method. There is plenty of information about magic squares out there. One of the best booklets I've seen with a great method - especially if you're doing the effect for walk around is Doug Dyment's Mindsight

http://www.oratory.com/deceptionary/mindsights.html

Try it!
Message: Posted by: MarkFarrar (Oct 4, 2003 03:08PM)
You could check out my own website, which has quite a few pages on Magic Squares.