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Kundalini Rising by Jeff McBride

Perform the Rising Card Trick just like David Blaine, but unlike Blaine YOU can use a borrowed deck!
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NEW EDITION! The new edition of Kundalani Rising includes a color cover for the directions and a page of new notes and handlings.

The Kundalini Rising, from a spectator's point of view:

The deck is new, the seal unbroken. He bids me open the pack and shuffle the cards. Now cut. I keep half and surrender the remainder to him. From my cards I select one (the five of clubs), unknown to him. "Press the card to your forehead, imprint it in your mind" he tells me. He then collects all the cards, mine included and replaces them in the pack. He gives me the deck, then steps back, out of reach.

I hold the pack in my right hand at arm's length. He asks me to relax, and draw deep breaths while picturing my card. Relaxed now, at his request I hold the breaths briefly, then blow the air out through the deck in my hand. Once, twice, three times.

With the third breath, a card rises mysteriously, majestically, from the deck, as if pulled by unseen hands. It is the five of clubs! It is magic.

Manufacturer Says

Jeff McBride is widely known in the magic community for his ability to take an effect and create a handling which is so simple and clean that it appears to the audience as real magic. Kundalini Rising is certainly no exception.

What You Get

Includes the special gimmick and eight pages of complete, illustrated instructions-you need only supply the deck.

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i love the trick plus gimmick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 16th, 2009
yeah i love the trick plus the gimmick because the gimmick can be altered and used for plenty of other things , but holy cow this trick used to cost like 8.50 or something like that what happened with the sudden price jump thats crazy , thank god they have refills for 7 dollars and 50 cents , aka what the whole trick itself used to cost , the gimmick is strong and will last i still have half or more of the gimmick supply left and i had this for over 3 years , maybe 4 years , and within that time i found plenty of uses for the gimmick infact one of my favorite tricks requires this gimmick , i just gave it 3 stars for the price , better off buying refils and playin around with it
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 29th, 2012
This effect is a beauty when the gimmick works well, but that gimmick breaks pretty easily and has to be remade often.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2010
Hi. This is your official PenguinMagic reviewer, B_Magic.

Kundalini Rising is a great effect and definitely something I would recommend for anyone interested in the effect. It's an easy to do miracle that will get reactions and will get people talking. I love tricks where the magic happens in the hands of the spectators, and this may well be one of the best!

I give it 4 stars because of my personal preference not to have to construct the gimmick yourself, which you must do with this. It's not a terribly difficult process, and you don't need extra materials or anything, but there are other variations of this effect that come premade, which I prefer. That said, I've also been let down by the premade gimmicks that were made incorrectly, where Kundalini you could easily make to your liking.


Grab it, get it, and start amazing people. This is a good one.

B_Magic
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
This is such a great effect. I have had much experience performing this effect. It is the first card trick, I perform to my spectators, and never have had a dull reaction. After performing this effect I always get asked to see another trick which is great because that can lead you into a possible oppurtunity of getting a gig or passing out a business card.
Gimmick : The gimmick is very clever and the way it is used is even more clever.
Instructions : The instuctions are very clear and easy to follow.
I am very happy with my purchase, thank you for offering me such a great effect.
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W/ A BORROWED & SHUFFLED DECK!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
The title says it all, really. Walk up to somebody and borrow a deck of cards (or provide one yourself) and have THEM shuffle the cards. Perform the routine IN THEIR HANDS! End clean! Have them inspect the cards, there's nothing to find! It's THE best way to perform the rising card routine. Start and end clean. Let the spectators handle everything the whole time and use normal cards.

I've gotten amazing reactions with this. From people screaming to jaws dropped in silenced shock. It is easy to do and very reliable. Jeff McBride provides a patter that is almost too believable. Be careful with this, people will believe you are performing real (black) magic.
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great trick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 21st, 2008
i dont perform this the same but using this tricks method i ivented a trick that i perform almost all the time and it gets good reactions if u buy this look in the forum i explained how i do it the effect it teaches is great too but u can apply this effect to come up with ur own style of performing it so its a great trick be sure to get the kundalini rising refill with it because ull run out of supplies
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 23rd, 2020
I love it, have the Arne, but this is excellent as well. Includes a few handlings, one that is so very Jeff McBride and fabulous, and alternate handling, which is closer to a table hopper or walk around handling. I think I will find a balance between the two.
Works with a borrowed deck folks, worth a look
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Liife saver back in the day. A true OG effect Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2020
I was working walk around table magic and emcee-ing a comedy club back when "The Masked Magician" was on TV every week. One week, he exposed the exact rising card deck I used nightly (the one with the "weighted action block" that was very popular for many years). I suddenly remembered I had bought this to try out several months back (but preferred my tried & true deck). I decided to make up a few of these "gimmicks" and practiced for the 2 1/2 days I had till performance. That night, a spectator (with a bit of a smug attitude) asked if I could make a card rise out of the deck like he had seen on TV and I told him "I Can". I proceeded to do the effect via Kundalini Rising and just as the card was at the brink of exiting the deck completely, he swiftly grabbed the deck out of my hand and loudly told all of the other 3 guests that I was using a weight and some fishing line in a secret block as he spread thru trying to find a non existent block. His friends ridiculed him and cut him off as he was fairly drunk at that point. He said over and over that "The Masked Magician" exposed that trick earlier in the week. I explained to the group that "The Masked Magician" was a fraud that we magicians pay to spread misinformation about our tricks and he shouldn't feel bad for falling for it. His friends told him a lot worse for being a @#*% about it (and tipped me a $50). Out of sheer luck, when he grabbed the deck, the gimmick sprang right onto my wrist and I was able to repeat the effect for other tables that night. I guess the old saying is rue here - "There is more than one way to skin a ... Oh, I mean Rise A Card" To this day, I still own both methods but use this exclusively due to the reveal on TV by the Masked Magician of the "mechanical method" but I hold it as a memory and a keepsake of that night. Thank You Jeff McBride, for supplying me with an inexpensive item that gave me a priceless memory.
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For once, be a Drama Queen! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 27th, 2013
Hi everyone! I have been doing magic for more years than I care to admit. I have had this effect since it was first offered to the magic fraternity. I do it all the time. This is a true performance piece as written. That being said, you are not required nor does Jeff want you to copy verbatim his routines. If this routine is a bit much for your needs by all means change it. It is after all as I stated earlier a "Performance" piece. A routine meant to be a centerpiece. A full blown piece of theatre. Thus my title. Drama people. Build some drama into this piece even if you are going to make it a short bit of theatre. A quick rising card routine. Make the magic moment count. All of us that perform this on a regular basis can tell you over and over again how great this effect is, but until YOU actually perform this with some real "Drama" built into YOUR performance you just will not understand how POWERFUL this effect really can be.
As far as the "gimmick" breaking, well it happens. Deal with it. I personally have never had it happen. I usually lose mine because I forget that I have mine on me. Those of you that have this will know what i mean. When you get this just make up about 15 or 20 gimmicks and store them on a playing card and sandwich that card between 2 other cards to protect the gimmicks and place them in a card wallet. Then you will have them whenever you need them. Hope this helps. This is really a fantastic effect and you might check out the many different presentation on YouTube for other ideas for variations on performance themes as well as Magic Cafe. Thanks for listening.
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One of the best Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 1st, 2007
Superb. One of the cleanest examinable/rising card routines you can get your hands on. Reasonably simple setup within 2-3 minutes with a very stunning climax (ESPECIALLY when surrounded by spectators). The participation of the spectator is what makes this trick so legitimate. The card rises from a borrowed deck that is not a set-up. The choice is free, and before beginning the choice can be changed. A real asskicker. Can be examined before and after. And you visually manipulate nothing when the chosen card emerges because it's in the spectator's hand and is visble to all. Frighteningly effective! Borrow some cards and change a life.
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