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Pasq
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Do these exist? - Text Messaging Mentalist tricks?

I have performed one myself - I spied my daughter-in-law sitting on a wall, waiting for a bus, & texted her "You are sitting on a wall."

It's not all that impressive, I know, but she did believe me to be in Hong Kong at the time, lecturing to a group of travelling Inuits on British Etiquette. Just tell someone you see occassionally that about one month from now you'll be in Hong Kong & you set yourself up to do some text-divining.

I don't know if it works with any other major countries ... Any others? Pasq.
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Psychic type readings work, something along the lines of The Fortune Teller perhaps. I've done this sort of thing a few times before.

Some routines you can do over the phone and then text message the results, like Mental Yarn.

You could also go for Contimental, where you'd have to message back and forth, not as effective as being there but if the message is replied to quickly it works.
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Hi Pasq, would your effect have been viable via Google Earth, something I've only heard of lately , bit like a spy in the sky ? Or am I having an "episode ".....
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You're not having an episode Marktho.

I haven't heard of Google Earth, & I'd certainly be suspicious of technology that takes the fun out of genuine spying & stalking like we did in the old days.

That's not to say I wouldn't be interested in knowing more about it though.
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What on earth (no pun intended) are you babbling about? Google Earth's images are up to 3 years old. "you have been sitting on a fence sometime during the past three years" doesn't quite sound impressive.
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I passionately disagree with you, Pekka. Passionately.

Using this "Google Earth", you could build up a truly impressive cold reading profile of someone. I'm going to download it now & see what my daughter-in-law has been up to. P.
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Pasq,

You obviously have no idea at all what google earth is. It is merely a series of satellite photos put together so you can look at it like a map. You CANNOT get resolution to identify anybody, at all. Many of the pictures don't allow you to tell the difference between a Z3 and a H2. You cannot do what you so you can do, no matter how passionately you want to believe it. I think you just have no idea what you are talking about.

Or, you could tell us what your daughter-in-law has been up to and try to prove us all wrong...
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I disgree with you Carlos.
I've downloaded it now, & I believe I just caught a glimpse of her on Coney Street in York putting something into a bin in 2003. Something wonderful has happened. P.
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I'm with Pasq.
I too dowloaded it and I also think I saw his daughter-in-law in York. She was on a bike, tracing, I believe rather surreptitiously, a young man in a green blazer eating a curly wurly. I texted her before realising I was viewing a totally different time zone. However, it was a nice experience and made me chuckle.

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Some of the threads in this forum is really an example of dual reality
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Pasq...

I retract my statement. Your daugter-in-law is an amazing woman. If you gave out her cell phone number, we could all text her all day telling her what she is doing. It might get us a world record or something.

Oh, and, next time you see her, tell her she put waaaaaaay too much relish on that hot dog this afternoon.

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Would you all please cease trying to monopolise the affections of dear Lucinda.

She is solely the property of me & my son Gordon. She enjoys me telling her my little mentalist divinations, such as, "A week ago today you bought lingerie from the Corn Exchange in Leeds". But I imagine them coming from strangers would just upset her.

If any of you have another text "trick" of a mentalist nature, please share. P.
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LOL, I totally forgot the whole reason I was going to post in the first place. I use a variation of "reversal" or "Number reversal" as described by Banachek. At one point in the trick, you know the number but the spectator does not know that you do. If your phone is set-up in your pocket, you can text the message while saying something silly (can use as part of a one ahead, for example). Your finale is set, as long as you can keep them from looking at the phone.

Addtionally, many over the phone type effects can be leveraged to work via text. Finally, and I got some of this type of thinking from Mind Reading by K. Knepper, you can send educated guesses over the line (i.e., if you know she will be driving in thick traffic, you could send something like "Can you believe that white truck did that?") This works best if the person knows you are nowhere near them.

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HEre is an idea, how about sending something in code. For instance, the force where you have two cards on top of the deck, they then deal as many cards off the deck as they want, then deal two piles with those cards, turn over the top two cards and select one. Now you text them the key to the code.

for instance, they get a long list of numbers and letters. When they get the code it states, "write down every third letter or number" it spells H E A R T S 3. If the other card they would get, "Write down every 5th letter or number" it would spell out J. S. or some such. Texting is great for code work.

I do like very much the idea of being able to text to a person what they might be doing or thinking of at that precise moment.
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Marvellous. Thank you Carlos & Mr Banachek.

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May I suggest the following:
Follow a friend around town all day until finally they go into an actual toilet booth.
Then fall on to the floor and look under the door to see whether or not their shoes are facing you. If they are then text the number.... '2' (if away from you, then... '1').

Banacheck, I'm giving this freely to The Café folks. I don't want to see you or Mr Osterlind selling this item (certainly NOT in DVD form anyway!).

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That code idea is Brilliant! You could have several outs as long as the intersections were the same....the third and the fifth would intersect on the fifteenth letter or number. VERY INERESTING ala Laugh-In.
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I did hear of an effect that had you text a friend asking for an ESP symbol that the spec selected and moments later they text you back with the correct answer. The ad said it is a one person effect. It was called text-a-trick or something to the effect.
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Well, what a truly passionate collection of responses & ideas.

Including everything from an intricate text-coding method from Banachek himself to a method of revealing the exact times a subject has excreted throughout the day from Bobser.

I particularly like the "Excretion Method" (if I may Baptise it so), & wonder on the potential to really affect the subject if carried out for an extreme length of time.

It's great thinking about exciting new methods to reveal what a person is doing or thinking what you supposedly couldn't know. Pasq.
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I prefer the purity of, "You are sitting on a wall."
That's direct mentalism.
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