by Gregory Arce
What you will find in Four Thought--
M.O.M. – a one-on-one drawing dupe where a spectator stares at a photo of your mom and then you are able to redraw his secret drawing by looking into her eyes… your mom’s. Within that section there will also be two other ideas using the basic method and gimmick including one in which the spectator stares into your palm and you draw his drawing right on your own hand as he watches… his secret drawing, of course. Includes the gimmick necessary to make up your own M.O.M. and some extra for you to try it out on the other ideas.
Drop-See – another one-on-one drawing dupe where the spectator draws on one of your business cards then that card is placed into a small pay envelope. That envelope, along with others like it, are mixed by the spectator while your back is turned and then you proceed to find the correct envelope that contains his drawing. To end the effect you duplicate the drawing inside.
A Coffee At Any Number – a quirky card at any number where the spectator stops you as you drop mini-cards into a coffee mug and he ends up stopping you at his earlier chosen card.
All Cards At All Numbers – an even quirkier ACAAN effect where the spectator stops you at one place in the deck and it turns out to be the only place that contains a facsimile of his card… a 52 to 1 card. There several handlings for this that are explained.
Dark Soul – a bizarre story that uses a Bounce-No Bounce ball to do an effect that deals with a very dark story about an evil man.
"Liked it very much. You have some very evocative themes in a few of the effects and I love them. All are fine and well thought out and each person will pick his or her favorites, and I am sure everyone will find something that will hit with them.
Your photo thing is priceless! "
- Allen Zingg
"This is more good work from you -- I especially like the ACAAN with the mini cards!"
"Greg, I really enjoyed this. You have a very personable approach to Mentalism and your mind works in devious and twisted ways that delight me. Good job man."
- John Riggs
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