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Demitri
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I have had my eye on this for quite some time, but after quite a bit of hunting around on the Café, and other places, I haven't found much more information than the sales blurb. So, I thought I would put this question out there, to see if anyone has this and can offer some insight or opinions on their experiences with it.

http://www.tannens.com/shop//cart.php?m=......l&p=9369

Here's the effect from the ad copy:

Mask of Sanity explores the idea that common to many so-called 'psychic abilities' is the presence of an REM state. This is illustrated with a 'psychometry' demonstration.

The performers back is turned while each participant freely selects a serial killer character. They then choose a weapon. These are placed into envelopes, then the three are sealed and mixed.

The performer proceeds to pick up any envelope and without opening or examining it, identifies which weapon and killer is inside as well as who it belongs to. This is repeated with a second participant. The final participant is placed into an REM state and encouraged to identify with the killer they have chosen and mentally return to the scene of their last crime. They describe several details concerning the killer's appearance and lifestyle.

The are brought back into their own mind. They remove an envelope from their pocket that was given to them before the effect began. A single newspaper article is removed. Over 30 years old, it concerns a psychic detective who provided police with details from a vision she had about a serial killer. The name of the serial killer, the weapon and the personal details gleaned by the participant match.

Being a product from Anthony Jacquin, I understand that the effect was developed with a hypnotism slant - but I'm wondering if it can be adapted for other styles of performance? I'm getting into hypnotism, but still in the baby steps phase. I was wondering if this was a routine that could translate to a non-hypnosis performance, and eventually transition back to hypnosis when I'm more comfortable performing with it. The premise is so intriguing, and right up my alley - that I was hoping to hear some opinions on it.
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Thanks for the share
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