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RETRO-SIGHT.....Two different effects in one!

One of the most novel effects you will see. Something totally unique...combined with a new principle in MENTALISM that will delight even seasoned pros. This is release five in Devin Knight's Psychic Sight Series. Two effects in one!

MIRRORED THOUGHT

The first effect is one that Devin has used to fool well informed mentalists in the past. Two spectators are brought on stage. Neither is a stooge nor has there been any pre-show work.

The first spectator freely selects a word from the stack of word cards. There is no force of any kind and the mentalist really does not know the word selected. The first person is told to think of his word. Performer then passes the cards one at time in front of a mirror while he looks away. He says that a psychic ability known as "Retro-sight" sometimes allows a person to know what is not known by viewing words printed in reverse in the mirror. He asks the second person to look into the mirror and see if he gets any psychic flashes regarding the thought of word. Believe it or not the second person correctly names the selected word and is puzzled as to how he knew it. Magician doesn't whisper to or secretly cue the person. The magician really doesn't know the thought of word until the second person reveals it. Can instantly be repeated with a different word.

One of the most ingenious things you will ever see and will fool any of your magic buddies who don't know the secret. Nothing like this has ever been done before using this method.

BONUS EFFECT: DIMENSIONAL TRANSPOSITION

In the second effect the magician is able to cause WORD CARDS to transpose with those inside a mirrored dimension. Magician introduces a set of word cards from the well known game Word Chase. He shows the cards freely front and back, nothing but a set of cards with a different word on each. Performer claims that another dimension exists inside any mirror. To prove this he holds the cards one at a time in front of the mirror to show how the mirror reflects the printed word on the card as a mirrored image. He says he will make the word cards in his hand change places with the ones in the mirror.

Suddenly ALL the cards in the mirror appear normal and can be read. For a kicker the magician shows all the cards in his hand are now printed in reverse mirror images. He then repeats the effect using his business card, suddenly the card reflected in the mirror becomes normal and can be read. The card left in his hand is now printed in reverse and is left with the spectator as a conversation piece. Even includes a method that allows you to do this with a borrowed business card.

No short or long cards, no rough or smooth, no double faced word cards, no sticky stuff on the cards, and the packet of cards is not switched.

Comes complete with set of word cards from the game Word Chase, vinyl holder for cards and complete directions detailing every nuance.

"It's not often that you find unique effects in the world of mentalism that play strongly. Retro-Sight is certainly one of those rarities. Like many great mentalism effects, the handling is simple and the secret is clever. Recommended."
-JHEFF, Marketplace of the Mind.

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This one was pretty disappointing. As soon as I saw the props, I immediately thought that anyone who is a visual/spatial thinker would immediately see through the method. It's especially transparent because of the required font that is used. The letters have an unnatural blocky symmetry to them, which is the first indication that something about them isn't quite right. A little bit of further thought on the spectator's part, and I don't think you can fool too many people with this.
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