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"Isolation has done with cards what Train Tracking did with words."
- Atlas Brookings

"Michael, you are truly a GENIUS. This is incredibly good in every way, shape, and form. Thank you for pouring your heart and soul into the project. I promise your effort has paid off. This is the Bible of 'The Thought-of Card.'"
- Madison Adams Hagler

"I think he is talking ******** and there is no method he can just BLOODY READ MINDS!"
- Mike Donoghue

"Michael performed this for me over the phone earlier in the week and he nailed my thought-of card twice in a row. The process was fast, engaging and mysterious. I really enjoyed it."
- Séamus Maguire

"I have had an amazing night. Michael performed Isolation and somehow, he told me the card I was thinking of. This is the best thing I've ever seen, and I didn't see anything because the cards only existed in my mind. I've seen a lot of good stuff, but this is mind blowing."
- Joel Dickinson

"The thinking behind this is absolutely sublime."
- Mark Chandaue

"The better you get at performing Isolation, the more skilled you will be as a mentalist. If I were going to teach prop-less mentalism, I would use this as a workbook."
- Red Devil

"Isolation is a complete full system that you can open up and explore all the myriad of ideas, techniques, ploys, and more, and carve your own pathway into divining a thought-of card. And once you have settled on a pathway, all roads lead to the same place: Success!"
- Alex Alejandro

"I'm blown away by what I've read in here."
- Jacob Smith



is far more than a singular routine. Instead, it is an entire collection of thoughts, techniques and principles that will allow you to identify a card that someone is merely thinking of. Best of all, the systems taught within this book are entirely modular and can be customized and tailored to suit the performer.

Whilst many performers marveled over my CUP's technique (which allows you to discern which word, or group of words someone may be focusing on), the principles outlined within this book take this to the next level. This allows us to identify up to sixteen different pieces of information just by having a spectator visualize it in their mind. Isabella Star 3 owners will certainly be able to put these techniques to great use!


Each of the Isolation systems contained within this book can be performed entirely prop-less, allowing you to reveal the name of a thought-of card in person, via Skype or even over a telephone call. However, just because something can be performed entirely prop-less (i.e. using nothing more than words) doesn't mean that you have to perform it that way. For this reason, I have also included several suggestions for those who wish to make use of a physical deck alongside the Isolation system.


Included within the package is the Isolation book (which has been beautifully produced by Haresign Press).

You will also receive the following:

  • One set of custom printed gimmicks which will allow you to perform a 'Thought-of Card' to wallet routine.
  • One set of custom printed gimmicks presenting you with an alternative approach to one of the steps within the Isolation system.
  • One 'Old English Penny' for the 'Which Hand Variant.'
  • Access to dozens of online videos that are designed as a teaching aid for owners (this footage does not explain any of the ideas but is simply performance-only so that you can follow along with the techniques in your own mind.
  • Access to the dedicated Facebook group, which has been pre-updated with several bonus thoughts and ideas. These have been collated from various performers since going to print.
  • Access to an online test, which will give you a favor of the Isolation experience before you learn any of the methods. (Whilst this can't replicate a live performance, it should give you an indication as to how direct Isolation can be).
An extract from a private message I received out of the blue regarding Isolation:

"Hi mate, hope you're well. I have just been video chatting with a mutual friend Mick Wilson, he just performed your upcoming effect Isolation on me... well I'm not sure where to start, it absolutely blew me away. I have had lots of mind reading effects done on me over video chat but this one literally took my breath away, it seemed so clean and fair that I had nowhere to go or back track. If it can have this effect on someone who's not even in the same room, I can't imagine how a spectator will feel when it's performed face to face. You have come up with something that seems so fair and actually feels like real mind reading. Sir you are a genius. I will definitely be wanting a copy of this when it's released. Well done mate and I wish you the best of luck with this project, actually you're not going to need any luck at all with this because you have got an absolute winner waiting to be unleashed."


This product is designed for an English-speaking audience. Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish variants are planned for the future.

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First of all I would like to make this clear,I have read more books on mentalism probably than anyone else(A piece of my mind,jhana,secong coming,book of angels and book of the fallen) and I can say with 100% confidence that isolation is indeed the best on mentalism ever written.

If there is any other book that would give this book a competition..it would be second coming by Fraser and ross(if you are considering to by any of Fraser's work, second coming is the best)

I would agree with anyone who says book of angels,second coming and other books have way more routines and ideas....I would definitely agree but I don't think they come anywhere near isolation.This book is not just a book on thought of card revelation,this gives you tools you can apply to endless propless mentalism(palm reading system is probably Michael's biggest gift to the mentalism community) :-

Date of birth divination(Identical to is3)
Thought of colour guess
Star sign divination
Name guesses
Isabella's star 3(This reduces the need for naming out letters in is3's name guess by more than 70%... you'll know the exact amount of letters in the name without the spectator saying anything out loud)

I am surprised there haven't been any reviewson this product because this is a beast!!

These techniques are the closest to real mind reading (in a way it is REAL)

If you are into propless mentalism this will give you the very tools you need.

I would also encourage everyone to buy second coming by Fraser parker and ross tayler and paths and origins which are both by matt mello.... These 3 books along with isolation are the best books ever written on mentalism period.

Note:- isolation does require a ONE LETTER ANAGRAM where you will have to name a single letter
But if you buy origins by matt mello
You'll find the perfect method to bypass this one letter anagram and make the isolation process 100% silent (no letters named out by you or the spectator and no questions asked)

""I repeat second coming,paths,origins,isolation"" these are the only words you need to remember if you wanna save money and still get the best;)
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