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Topic: The Next Devin Knight Effect
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (May 9, 2007 07:44PM)
Don't worry, Foresight is currently being worked on. I am also currently working on my next joint Al Mann release. As with Double Coincidence this is a drastic improvement over one of Al Mann's best effects, the Lexicon Phenomenon. The method has been revamped and improved and with this new method and handling you will fool those who own the original. It does things not possible with original and has a new improved coding system that is streamlined and doesn't required that you closely watch the dictionary. In fact you can not even pay attention to what the spectators are doing. In a nutshell here is the new effect:

Imagine this, 2 people each choose a word from an increase your vocab book. There is NO force, they write nothing down, just look at a word ANYWHERE on the page and remember it. They are then told to look up up the word in an ungimmicked dictionary and read the meaning of the word to help you visualize this. You barely pay attention while they do this. While they are reading the meaning you pick up a piece of cardboard and jot down your impressions. The 2nd person then looks up his word.

AT NO TIME DO YOU ASK THEM ANY QUESTIONS, they remain silent the entire time. After you have jotted down your thoughts the cardboard is placed FACE DOWN ON THE TABLE. YOU NEVER TOUCH IT AGAIN.

The first spectator is asked to think of his birth sign, you
immediately with NO FISHING of any kind, reveal that he is a
ARIES. He is then asked to think of his birth date, YOU IMMEDIATELY tell him the correct date. NOTHING is written down at anytime. He verifies you are correct. Finally you ask both spectators to name the word they looked up. Both spectators name their word.

You invite one of the spectators to pick up the cardboard and there written on the board IN LARGE LETTERS are both words.

NO preshow, no forcing, no fishing. Spectators just think of words and look them up. Exactly as described and nothing left out. NO PAGE NUMBERS called out anytime during the routine. You have NO idea what page they are looking at in the vocab book. No restrictions, any page, any words.

This has been over 2 years in the making and comes with 96 page professional printed Vocab Book.

YOU NEVER touch either the vocab book or the dictionary ANY time during the presentation, even secretly. You can be 20 feet away from the people on the other side of the stage while they select their words.

No outs, no alternative endings. Different words every show. No nail writing. Finally no one ahead, one behind of any kind. NO STOOGES or instant stooges. No secret cues of any kind. Spectators have no idea how you do this and are completely fooled. No dual reality concepts. What the audience sees is what the spectators see.
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (May 9, 2007 09:42PM)
For those who have or had the original Al Mann effect, I want to state that in this version the 4 corner code in the dictionary has been eliminated. You no longer have to carefully try to watch where the person is reading in the dictionary. This proved to be a problem in the past, no more. You don't have to even watch as that information is obtained in the act of the person choosing a word from the 96 page book. No close watching of the spectators at any time, the information is transmitted in a new streamlined version that requires both books. I also include a method where you do this with a borrowed dictionary if challenged.

Mentalists who have the original trick will have little clue as to how you are doing this as the information is split between the two books and your barely look at the spectator's actions. Yet 100% surefire. No electronics either guys.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Quinn (May 9, 2007 10:02PM)
D***it, Devin!

Why couldn't you have mentioned this a couple weeks ago, before I shelled out for the original?!?!?
Message: Posted by: Amade3us (May 10, 2007 01:18AM)

Stop it. You're making me a very poor magician. Any news on possible release date of Foresight?

Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (May 10, 2007 05:30AM)
Sounds cool....but is foresight going to come out first?? Thanks
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (May 10, 2007 06:41AM)
Farsight will come out first, Lexicon will come out AFTER the cloud book is published.
Message: Posted by: maxmaximus (May 10, 2007 08:31AM)
Hi devin,

I know its off topic, but pls can you give an update on your Invisible Force (TM)and retro-gravity...the only thing I wanna know is there any hope that you are releasing these gems in the near future...->this year<-...i think I know how retro gravity works and I made a prototype to play around with (looks really good) but with your invisible force...argh...this drives me crazy...so pleeeeease

greetz from austria max
Message: Posted by: Christopher Williams (May 10, 2007 11:33AM)
On 2007-05-10 07:41, magicbuilder wrote:
Farsight will come out first, Lexicon will come out AFTER the cloud book is published.

Farsight came out ages ago Devin!!! I guess you mean Foresight, get it out now!!!
Message: Posted by: Jerome Finley (May 10, 2007 01:59PM)
Devin is quite the busy man. Everything in due time . . . :)

Regarding "Lexicon", this is one that should not be missed. Besides being a spectacular word test/divination, the birthdate revelation is absolutely beautiful and I will be using it just for this!!!

To re-cap, THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS ASKED DURING THIS ROUTINE. The birthdate revelation does not rely on anagrams, preshow work, swindles or dual reality. It happens it REAL TIME, it is THEIR BIRTHDATE, the exact birthsign and date of birth are both nailed, and it is 100%. Again, no questions are asked and nothing is ever written down, no funky cards to look at or handle, etc. It doesn't get much better than this, IMO.

For me, the two word revelations are just icing on the cake. I know what great lengths Devin has gone through to produce this effect. It has been years in the making.

Also, the methods at work here are fantastic!!! I was so impressed, never having seen them before. I don't perform my material for other magicians (as a rule), but this piece would astonish most of the workers I know and associate with.

Now, get excited! This routine will lay people out cold!!!

Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (May 10, 2007 02:19PM)
I never got Devins last book test but this one I am for sure. Lexicon sounds wicked. But I'm dying to get ahold of fore sight...I'm just waiting to paypal my money for it. That also goes for the cloudbusting book and another book I don't even want to mention.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 16, 2009 07:23PM)
Hey I purchased Improved Lexicon Phenomena about a month ago and I noticed that since then the add seemed to have changed and the birthday revelation has been omitted from it. I also noticed that the method for that part wasn't in the instructions either. I told myself I must have been thinking of the wrong effect by Devin but I tried looking at all his adds and I haven't been able to find the birthday revelation on any of them. Now I know they changed it because TT2 mentioned the birthday revelation in a topic about Improved Lexicon Phenomena. I was wondering how it works? I can't see how it's possible given the workings of the book test. I'd really appreciate it if you could PM me TT2 as I have tried PMing you but your inbox is full. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Jan 16, 2009 08:12PM)
It was decided NOT to include the Birthday revelation with Lexicon as it didn't seem to fit in with the routine. I have another astrology book test coming out in the future and it will allow you to do the birthday bit. It makes more sense. I don't like routines that appear illogical and the birthday revelation just didn't seem to fit in with the Vocab book. The birthday feature IS not built into the vocab book so no you can't do that...but it will be released as part of another effect in the future.