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For me it has to be Larry Beckers some total and Bob Cassidys card calling on the Penguin lecture.
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It was an effect Phil Goldstein performed at the Magic Circle. It involved the corners being torn from ESP cards and the assisting spectator picking the correct torn corner.

It seemed so utterly fair and it was also a joy to watch such a masterful presentation. Even to this day, I remember some of the patter and great lines used. (And if anyone knows where this particular effect of Phil's has been written up, I'd like to know. It's a real gem.)
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I still remember my reaction when I first saw Neil Staniforth's Lottery Illusion on his performance DVD and the impact it made on me so that would be my choice
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Thanks for all the great responses guys!
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On Aug 18, 2014, Martin Pulman wrote:
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On Aug 17, 2014, Galileo wrote:
Whether it be the one that seemed the fairest, had the best presentation, or was what introduced you to mentalism what is the most mind boggling mentalism trick you've ever seen? My personal all time favorite still has to be the lottery ticket illusion by Nate Staniforth.


The best I've seen on video or television - Experiment With Books (Canasta)
Best I've witnessed as a spectator - Reminiscence (Brown)
Best I've experienced as a participant - Name Divination (Turner)



Just looked up the peter turner performance of his name reveal and wow that effect is killer I can't imagine how crazy that would feel if you were the spectator he chose to do it on.
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For me it has to be Reminiscence by Derren Brown. The whole routine is a master class in structure of effect and performance. The thought that has gone into that routine is unbelievable. All the subtle gestures and inflection in words were so well thought out. "The Pure Effect"

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Just looked up the peter turner performance of his name reveal and wow that effect is killer I can't imagine how crazy that would feel if you were the spectator he chose to do it on.


In all honesty-and I'm frightened of seeming ridiculous here- when Peter said my friends name it was as if the world stood still for ten seconds. My whole understanding of the universe was thrown into confusion. Mad as it sounds! But we forget the power that mentalism can have on a participant. I performed a similar clean effect for a friend the other week and I saw the same look of wonder and even fear in her eyes that I had felt. It was all the more gratifying for having previously undergone the experience myself.
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For me the best mentalism effects I've seen (and my favorites to perform) are Mr. Cassidy's Name/Place Routine and 4th Dimensional Telepathy, because they just look like the real thing and it's very hard to figure out by lay people, and even magician and other mentalists.
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Another vote for Nate Staniforth's Lottery Illusion. It was what inspired me to create my own version.

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I think what always impressed me about the lottery ticket illusion was not only how quickly he pulled it out of his wallet but also how freely it was displayed by the cameras and that he even had a spectator standing right next to him and let them look at it so closely.
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It's impossible to name just one, so here it goes:

James Brown - Cerebral Steal with a thought of word
Bob Cassidy - 4DT
Derren Brown - Medallion Effect in the Enigma show
Peter Turner - Isabella's Star
Luke Jermay - Touching on Hoy
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I would have to agree. I have said it a million times. Bob Cassidy's 4DT is the perfect thing. His Name / Place a close second. There are many other incredible pieces of Mentalism out there, but if I could only do one, 4DT without thinking twice.

Now if everyone would just STOP using his patter verbatim ... Smile
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I know- I laugh ever time I hear someone saying my lines wrong. Smile
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On Aug 18, 2014, Galileo wrote:

Just looked up the peter turner performance of his name reveal and wow that effect is killer I can't imagine how crazy that would feel if you were the spectator he chose to do it on.


In all honesty-and I'm frightened of seeming ridiculous here- when Peter said my friends name it was as if the world stood still for ten seconds. My whole understanding of the universe was thrown into confusion. Mad as it sounds! But we forget the power that mentalism can have on a participant. I performed a similar clean effect for a friend the other week and I saw the same look of wonder and even fear in her eyes that I had felt. It was all the more gratifying for having previously undergone the experience myself.



Yep, that's pretty much how I felt from that one. The whole way home and for a few weeks after that I kept thinking 'what the hell did he do to me' I even wondered had I been hypnotised, drugged or something even more crazy. Getting mentalismed like that does not happen too often but it is a great reminder of why we do what we do.

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what introduced you to mentalism?


I had my mind read...

As a teen, while frequenting my local shop, an unknown older gentleman read my mind. I don't remember the MO (CT, drawing dupe, etc.) I don't remember the reveal. He could have been famous, I don't remember.

I remember having my mind read......

And thus started my journey......some guy read my mind.

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The first time I saw Richard Osterlind's Magazine Test!
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For me, I have to agree with mr cassidy's name/place routine, one of the strongest pieces of mentalism you can perform.

I do also have some love for OOTW. First time I saw that many moons ago, had me completely fooled. I now always do Paul Harris's version and it is astonishing the reactions you get.

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At this point I think HARD COPY THOUGHT BROADCAST by Callahan is my favorite. Completely strong on many levels.
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On Aug 18, 2014, Galileo wrote:

Just looked up the peter turner performance of his name reveal and wow that effect is killer I can't imagine how crazy that would feel if you were the spectator he chose to do it on.


In all honesty-and I'm frightened of seeming ridiculous here- when Peter said my friends name it was as if the world stood still for ten seconds. My whole understanding of the universe was thrown into confusion. Mad as it sounds! But we forget the power that mentalism can have on a participant.


Same thing happened to me. It's a weird and wonderful feeling.
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Bob Cassidy's 4DT is the perfect thing. His Name / Place a close second.


Here's the fascinating thing about the subjectivity of art: In my perspective, I prefer the name/place. I like the directness, I like the speed and pacing, and from a technical perspective I find the method more appealing (because I like bold mentalism, and it was this sort of balls-in-hand method that first drew me to the wonder of "in their heads" effects. No jokes about what else was drawn from my balls-in-hand, please).

BUT... having said that, it's not about me. It's about the audience, and what THEY like.
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