It's not a center tear. It's not a peek. It's not cold reading. It's pure Kenton.
You know that for Kenton to release an effect on its own, it has to be special. It is rare for Kenton to do so, unless the effect and method deserves special acknowledgement and treatment. Such is the case with BURNING DESIRE.
The performer helps a person intensify a desire so it may become a reality. While the performer's back is turned, the participant writes down a main desire, energizes it in their hands, then lights any one of five lighters to burn the paper and release the energy.
The performer turns back around and is able to talk about the feelings and aspects of the desire, even naming the color of their aura, which happens to be the same as the lighter they used to release the energy!
NO peeks, NO switches, NO center tears, NO doing anything.
You turn around and KNOW.
Another effect may be had by having a person choose one of many different colored lighters and the performer can instantly tell which lighter was chosen, even though they are out of the room when the choice was made.
NO electronics. NO stooges. NO glimpses or shiners. YES IT IS SUREFIRE, no pun intended.
The lighter may be given away as a souvenir to help the participant focus on their burning desire if the performer wishes.
Uses COMMON, STANDARD DISPOSABLE LIGHTERS. You don't have to go out of your way to find a special type of lighter or brand. Use Script, Bic and other mainstream lighters to do the various related effects.
This is a realistic bit of mentalism and a very memorable piece that is incredibly easy to do. It has fooled some of the names in mentalism as they were looking for peeks, impressions and all the usual stuff. There isn't any of that.
You can perform this as a center tear type effect, without having to do a center tear! Kenton has fools many with this as mentalists assume Kenton is going to do a center tear, billet switch or peek. NOPE. Kenton instantly turns around and begins talking about the feelings, energy and main aspects of the secret desire of the participant with no moves or ever coming near what was written. Now you will too.
You are also given many presentational approaches, as well as the main effect and methods, such as: