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You know, lately, I've been doing tricks, that, I rarely do or very old tricks, I use to do alot, (Such as "The Impossible Opener")....ECT. Anyway, I've ALWAYS loved "Prediction Impossible", by Jay Sankey off of his "Very Best of Jay Sankey" Volume ONE. This trick FRYS THEM !!! I KID YOU NOT !!!

Okay, my presentation differs just a bit from Jay's. I have a ending though, that kinda makes everyone feel "Trippy". I will explain this in such a way it will make sense to those who know the trick ALREADY, WITHOUT disclosing the secret since it IS a Marketed Item.

I start off by saying "Check this out everyone, I will now show you a experiment in Mind Control. Now, I need to warn you this is going to be intense. Some people here might be un-nerved, I can control people through Hypnotic Suggestion, and Mind Control. I'm serious people. This IS a REAL phenomenon. Look at Cults and so on and how people can be and ARE Brain-Washed sadly. So if this is a Trick, that may scare you too much, you can tip me now if you like and leave or step away until it is done. I won't be offended. If you experience Panic Attacks (Which I got Panic Disorder myself, as being Bipolar for REAL which I've shared here in the past), this may not be for you. (Now, as, I'm a "Street Worker" 95% of my performing is ONLY that, this is a risk. I DON'T do this to start out with, so people CAN tip me for what I did previously and leave, or step away or whatever. As I said this is a risk. Street Workers rely on tips. Why do I say this? I want to make this as REAL, as Humanly Possible. I'm serious during this trick EXCEPT for maybe one ot two lines I use for a laugh. No, I DON'T tell people I'm Psychic unless, it's tongue in cheek, in the course of a trick, such as Detour De Force. I Niether Confirm NOR Do I Deny. I do tell people I have High Intuition though, because I think I really do, but that's all I say if someone asks if I'm Psychic. I try to be Ethical. Okay so that's the reasoning). I should mention, I use to just do it as a prediction effect, but then, I liked Jay's approach, I tried it and it was stronger.

I pull out a Red Deck of Cards. I show them ... ECT. I then pull out a Red Card with a HUGE (X) on it going Corner to Corner of the card. I say "Look, this is the ONLY card here with a (X) on it." I then fan showing the backs of the deck. I say "Obviously I already know what this card is. It cam from another Red Backed Deck. Now, my job through Hypnotic Suggestion, and Mind Control is to make some here say this card, even though, I'll be saying stuff as, you can name ANY card YOU WANT. I'll even ask the person whether or not they want to change their mind. It will seem EXTREMELY FAIR but in reality, I'll be MAKING that person DO, and SAY, what I (I) want them to do. Now look, I don't want people here to think I have any pre-arrangements with anyone here, so I'll take this Spongeball, and I will turn my back, and throw it, and whoever catches it, I will take TOTAL CONTROL of their Mind and Being. If for any chance this seems so intrusive, then you take the ball and throw it, and we'll use that person. Everyone understand? Okay let's Rock then with our Badselves". I then throw the ball, a person catches it. I'll use that person. (BTW I've NEVER had anyone leave during this "Experiment", or NOT want to be used). I continue "So do you trust me in Controling Your Mind?" (I ask this quite serious, with "The Eye". I call it the eye. Some Magicians Mentalist, have a gift for "The Eye", "The Evil Eye"...ECT, especially Max Maven, and David Blaine.) I say "Don't worry, I WILL NOT make you do anything you wouldn't ordinarily do okay? Great. Okay please step close to me. Okay, I'll place both of my hands on both sides of your head. Is that okay? Awesome". (I then for a period of Five Seconds hold her head gently between my hands. I'll look very intently into her eyes with "The Eye". This sometimes gets a nervous laugh). I go on by saying "Okay your Mind is now under MY CONTROL. Do you feel any different? (Whatever she says) I'll say "Og great it's working as I MADE you say that". (That sometimes get's a laugh. Besides that, this is a SERIOUS Effect) Look, I'll take this card with the (X), and put it in the deck just like so." (Now, I won't go into detail but my method differs from Sankey's. His is too angly for me. Working in the street, I have people all around me like 75% around me, just not directly behind me. Anyway I control it to the bottom, then I do a H*** ****, then I over hand shuffle it do the top. I hope that't not too much info). I turn the deck face up, and say "Out of all of these Face up Cards, I want you to name ANY Card that YOU want, not really, but name any card. The Five of Spades? (I take out the Five of Spades keeeping it Face up. I then turn the rest of the cards face down. I place the face-up Five of Spades on TOP of the deck OR to the side seperate, or in the middle out-jogged if I have no table). I'll continue "Now everyone lets look, do you see any card with a BIG (X) on any back of any of these face? Here really look, I'll spread all of these cards face down." (I do as the patter says). "Yes, there is no (X), on any of these cards because I have successively controlled Mandy's. Check it out," (I then turn over the Card (5 of Spades)on top of the Deck, and show it has a (X) on it. Now because of the build-up I use people really freak). I say as, I turn it Face-Down, "Now this card came from another Deck, so that means there HAS TO BE ANOTHER Five of Spades in this Deck. Now did anyone know that Mandy here is a Psychic? No, not Psycho, but Psychic. (That gets a chuckle). "Nope, no one knew. Wow. Look, Mandy, I will now un-grip, my Powers over you, and give you back your Mind. On the count of 3 I will snap my fingers and you'll be in Control of your Mind. Are you ready? You are, because this is serious now. I don't want you to break the law then blame me you know." (I'll wink delivering that line). "Okay 1...2...3, "Snap", it's now done. You okay Mandy? Okay, Rock on Sister. Now Mandy, I was just telling these fine people, that you are Psychic. Yes, you do indeed have "The Gift". You see, I have no idea in this deck of FACE DOWN cards where the OTHER Five of Spades is, BUUUUUT, YOU DO!!! I'll prove it. I'll dribble these cards like so" (I demonstrare how I will dribble)"and I want you to say stop whenever you like, and EVEN THOUGH, they are FACE DOWN, you'll hopefully if your Psychic Abilities are working well tonight
stop EXACTLY on the Five Of Spades Hon. Are you down for that? Okay then, let's Rock and Roll. Just say stop. Here? Are you Sure? Okay you stopped on this Card." (I Out-Jog the card she said stop on. I then put it on top, I then turn over the top Card and show it all around) "Oh wow, very well done, look people she stopped right on the Five of Spades. Here Mandy, hold your hand palm up, I'll put the Five of Spades in your hand." (I do as the patter says)."Okay put your other hand on top, so you make a Five of Spades Sandwich. Okay, Rock on then. Now don't move your hands at all. Obviously, I can't get to that card WITHOUT you knowing because it is trapped between your hands. You know what folks, I have a confession, I have put ALL OF YOU under Mass Hypnosis, because in this experiment the Five of Spades has NEVER even existed. Look, I keep it in my hat." (I then remove the Five of Spaces from my hat). "Mandy look at what is in your hand." (She does so, and it's a indifferent card now. I then ribbon spread the deck saying) "And yes, this is the ONLY 5 of spades." Then people really, REALLY are freaked out, as they didn't see that coming. Anyway that's my Handling of Prediction Impossible, and it really fries people. It only differs a bit from Jay's handling ans presentation. PLEASE try this out, and tell me how it works for you, OR if your handling and presentation differs, I'd love reading about it. It's time for me to go set up now so Byw wish me Good Luck, and Thanks, (Eddini).
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You're probably done now, so I will just have to wish you good luck on the next gig.

Seems like a pretty solid presentation. I am pretty "happy-go-lucky" so the presentation wouldn't work for me. It would be too much of a change to start being spooky all of the sudden.

I know you didn't ask for advice, but there is one single thing that bothers me in your presentation. (take this as kindly as it was meant!!!) ...

Well, I was going to say that during the last phase, you spend too much energy reminding them that the cards are face down - I was going to say that it is obvious and doesn't need to be stated.

BUT...! I re-read your presentation before hit SEND and now it sounds to me like you are putting so much emphasis on FACE DOWN that somehow it makes it seem like even more like a miracle. (I read it out loud, trying to sound serious) So, uhhh...keep it up!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks Matthew. Yes I like to create the illusion, that I'm Serious, Mysterious, "A loose wire", Unpredictable, Zany, with a quick-witted dry humor. I've said it before, NOT that I copy people. But without seeing me, I have to use other Magicians to kind of illustrate my style. Look, You Mix David Blaine, Bill Malone, a wee bit of Jay Sankey, and for kids, and more formal gatherings Michael Ammar, you have me. I have that David Blaine Mystique, and intensity, with some comedy One-Liners the Malone and Sankey part of me, and then that natural "Goodness" of Michael Ammar, for family and kids. No, I DON'T copy them, but I have to use referance points that people know, so they can kind of envision, the kind of performing style I am. You see, I've always had trouble with patter and just did "tricks", NOW however, I'm putting more into it. I know some Magicians like to tug at the Mind-Strings of some people, and others the Emotions more. Well, for me, I try to play to the emotions, and get them on a deep feeling emotional level. Of course I have the RARE tricks that go for the intellect too. This may seem weird possibly sadistic (NO, I'm NOT Sadistic...lol), but yes I DO love applause, but I love the swearing, running away from me (as you see in David Blaine's specials), people possibly in tears and maybe a little TOO FREAKED out and a little scared. I LOVE those reactions better. I like to take hold of their emotions. I like Paul Harris's theory on on the Art of Astonishment, as being a "Primitive Emotion". I like to take advantage of that and REALLY make people wonder if I'm from another planet or "Have Super-Human Powers"....lol. Anyway, that's my presentational theories. PLEASE don't mistake me. I DO like entertaining, and watching people have fun. I just try to go deeper is all. I think I should copy and paste this and put this in the PRENTATION section AS WELL, as the reply here. Anyway thanks for your feedback. I don't get though how do I put too much emphasis on the face down part? I mean I just show them face down a couple of times to prove there are no duplicate (X) cards, but maybe you are thinking of something else. I do thank you for reading it out loud. That's great to hear. You know I'm fun and go-lucky too. I can have that Malone/Sankey quick-witted humor, but in this trick as well as others, I do like to get intense, add tension, make people's heart rates beat faster and harder. I do like trying to make what others might say "Just a Trick", and really push it into the Miracle/Paranormal class. It's all in great entertainment fun though. Thanks, Ed, (Eddini).
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Well, when I read it the first time it just seemed like, If you were doing the trick for me, then I would think to myself "why does he keep telling me they are face down, when I can see with my own eyes that they are?"

I was going to suggest that you take that out - - - - - - -BUT - - -

But!!!! That was before I gave your presentation a more thorough viewing. I believe that your patter fits PERFECTLY with what you are trying to accomplish. So there is nothing wrong with it. I like it! I would like to see you do it, and see the reactions you get.

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Well Matthew the reactions have been great. It's been a solid routine in my Street Magic. People are really floored by it. I showed this to my Best Friend / Step-Dad, who's been very supportive of my Magic. He's a Big David Blaine fan. I told him most Magicians are somewhat critical of him, and that they say he lacks presentation, and routines. His defense was that he does so good at what he does not need to have all these jokes and One-Liners, long routines and so forth. He's seen so many (performance only) of lots of Magicians in my Video Collection, and so on. I believe Paul (that's his name) has great taste too. Paul likes my stuff (maybe he's a little partial but NOT too badly), he's blunt with me. Like Hot Rod (we disagree on this) he just doesn't see the point of the trick, and says it looks "toyish". I use the Clear-Vu type, and my defense of this type is that you can see it has no electronics or gimmicks. I do the basic routine. Anyway I just wanted to get that out of the way. Anyway he said in the 9 years he's known me and watched my Magic, and I'm talking about classics, MacDonald's Aces, Red Hot Mamma, In a Flash, The Mind Power Deck, Book Tests....ECT, he said it was my handling of this trick that beats all the others. He said my presentation was flawless (I'm NOT bragging as I said he's blunt too), he said I didn't over do it, and he loved it. I told him of course that the "Main Part" of Prediction Impossible is Jay Sankey's. He said that was good and all. He asked me what part I added. I told him it was the part where I say "Actually everyone Here has been under my Mind Control, because I've been making everyone see a card that doesn't even exist." Look at my routine above. It's when the Card in the person's hand turns into a indifferent card, and I say I've been keeping the (Named Card) in my Top Hat, or my pocket the whole. He said that, that in is opinion take the trick to a whole different dimension, because in the audience eyes the card that has been in play and that they have been seeing didn't even exist to begin with was a great touch. I thanked him. Like I said, I'm not bragging, (I can't stand those that do, and in actuality my Self-Esteem is somewhat low), but his reaction was important to me. Him, and my Mom, and some of the people in my apartment housing are people I show stuff too, and practice on, before performing it in my "Street Magic". I just thank Jay, for such a routine. In that series, Prediction Impossible, and Sankey's Choice, are tricks that are GOLD. Especially "Sankey's Choice". That's a trick he could've marketed as a trick in itself and sold, for like 75% of the DVD'S price. For those interested, I did reviews for all three volumes of "The Very BEST Of Jay Sankey's" Video/DVD'S. Anyways this presentation has been "Slaying Em" though. Thanks, Ed, (Eddini).
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Yes I think this Effect is SOO GOOOOOD!!! Who else does it, and what presentational angles do YOU use? Ed, (Eddini).
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I see he also has a seperate trick call Impossible Prediction, or Prediction Impossible. I think I saw it on youtube and that I enjoyed it, Ed, (Eddini).
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