A completely inexplicable mental effect. Is it real telepathy? It remains a mystery.
The medium (who could be your partner) is blindfolded by members of the audience in the following manner: First, two cotton-wool balls are put over his or her eyes and taped crosswise with sticking plaster. Then the eyes are further firmly blindfolded with a piece of cloth, and a second, large cloth is placed over the head. It is not a trick blindfold! The medium really can't see anything!
After this is done, two members (any!) of the audience lead the medium out of the hall and make sure that he or she is completely unaware of the goings-on in the hall.
You now hand somebody in the audience a simple wooden box and six silk scarves of different colors and tell him or her to choose a scarf, put it into the box, padlock the box and put the other scarves into his/her pocket. You now take a seat in the auditorium and sit motionless. You may also be led out of the hall, so as to avoid any contact with the medium at all. Brought back into the hall, the medium takes the box in his or her hand and immediately tells which scarf is locked in it!
Instead of silk scarves, it may be any objects at all, such as playing cards, dice of different colors, different coins borrowed from audience members, etc.! Also, the number of objects is not limited to six, but can even be higher.
Astor's Sealed Miracles is a series of some of the best creations of the famous Hungarian magician Astor. Enjoy his creating thinking and his outstanding effects!