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"It went straight into my repertoire and if you're smart it will go straight into yours." Mark Elsdon

"Simple and Powerful. Delusion is a GREAT method for predictions!" Luca Volpe

"Delusion is a typically brilliant Marsh creation: Highly ingenious yet cunningly crafted to deliver maximum impact and entertainment value with relatively little effort. I've had the pleasure of seeing Alex perform this item in a public show for over 900 people. They quite rightly gave him the kind of reception usually reserved for rockstars in vast arenas!" Ian Rowland


Delusion (folie à deux) by Alexander Marsh is a devilishly deceptive method to predict ANYTHING.

A drawing, a name, a place, a word from a book or even a combination of the above!

You can prove that you've accurately predicted what a spectator has thought of with;

- no impression devices,
- no forces of any kind,
- no special pens,
- no electronics,
- no secret writing.

In fact; once you know the secret, this is easy to do and fun! (Read that list again... Crazy, right?!)

Delusion transcends environmental constraints, you can use it close up or on stage. Perfected over hundreds of performances, no stone is left un-turned in this 25 minute video download from one of the UK's most accomplished mentalists!

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Nice handling, but logical flaw in performance Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 7th, 2016
Alexander Marsh's handling is very good and the clever choreography of envelopes allows for a rather streamlined and efficient modus operandi. On the other hand, the logic of the performance (as demonstrated in the Full Performance section of the video) is faulty in my humble opinion: there is no logic in reading the mind of the participant (and seemingly struggling for it) in order to extract an information that supposedly was known before the effect even started! This effect should be presented either as a prediction - like the original Orville Meyer's TERVIL - OR as a mindreading experiment, but not as BOTH. If the mentalist knew since the start what the participant was going to think of, then there is no point in reading the participant's mind.
As an alternative to Meyer's handling which involved a number of switches, Marsh's handling is very efficient and, as pointed out during the explanation, reinforced by the use of a sealed envelope to produce the prediction.
All in all, a very good variation of the Tervil effect that deserves to be known and used (strictly as a prediction effect in my opinion).
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Annemann for the 21st Century Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 7th, 2016
Delusion relies on an old principle right out of Annemann. If you've done your homework and have a good grasp of the material in that legendary tome and then watch the trailer here, you'll identify the principle. What Marsh has done is updated the method so that it relies on an almost surefire gimmick (another oldie, but goodie that relies on some arts and crafts) instead of a whole mess of sleights. It's all pretty ingenious, though this is not really an effect for duffers or hobbyists. It's a pro routine. As good as it is, it will take some audience management skills because while you appear to end clean, you really don't. You'll need some time misdirection and presentation skills too, but if you are even a halfway competent mentalist, you are going to stun people with this one. Also, you'll need to use another standard mentalism technique such as A***** N**** or an i** p**, something not taught here. (See what I mean that this is not for armchair mentalists.)

Anyway, I really like Delusion. It's startling, and Marsh is like the UK equivalent of Dan Harlan when it comes to instruction: concise and to the point. If this trips your trigger, you'll love it.
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Delusion too complicated Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 26th, 2016
This is not walk-around magic. It's performance magic for a small group with patience.
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Misleading & Weak Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 15th, 2016
The preview was particularly misleading -- although the performer was very engaging. And the effect itself contains multiple elements that would serve more to confuse the audience (about why the "experiment" is performed in this illogical manner) than to mystify thenm.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 14th, 2016
Delusion is an old method, found in a number of mental magic references. It is a very good method. Ideally one should know how to peek a billet or switch a billet. Not incidentally the final switch of the billet for the prediction can be facilitated with any of a number of clear plastic boxes or use the techniques found in the DVD toibox. There are many ways to make the final switch.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 9th, 2016
Have just downloaded 'Delusion' and disappointed with the poor quality of the picture/sound sync..
Most sequences are inaudible and difficult to hear let alone understand.
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Not a bad trick but... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 14th, 2016
The method is kind of clever and you could probably do other things with it combined with other gimmicks or moves but i do not think the preperation is justified by the payoff as a stand alone effect.

I would classify this as not for beginners, at least you would have to know a peek or any other method for gaining secret information so you can verbally divine the information before revealing the prediction (Wich is the intial effect) to get any real spark out of it.

But if you can flawlessly do what i just described i think it would be a great demonstration under the rigth conditions
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Almost perfect! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 13th, 2016
First, the mustache is wonderful. Now that we have that out of the way(!), the effect has been well thought-out, works easily, plays well, requires very little for repeat performances and set-up. I would have given it 6 out of 5 stars(!), except for the fact that the full performance details an entire portion of the effect that Marsh refuses to teach. Not that it has anything to do with the effect itself (so its almost a second effect/method built-in to the presentation). But if you like billet work then this will get you a reputation as a real mind-reader!
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Good anywhere Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 13th, 2016
I like this as it can be done in any venue without the need of a table. Good direct approach, with it being clear to the spectator what is going on and what happened (some mentalism gets muddy in its execution leaving the spectators confused). Really excited to try it out in public.
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Brilliant Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 11th, 2016
Wow.... just wow. Brilliant routine I will be using professionally as a closer. It is that strong!!!
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