I’ve been performing mind reading and mentalism tricks on people for years and it took me a long time to figure out something pretty important about doing it on women if you really want to impress them. There was a time when I learned more and I will share the story with you.
A couple of years ago I was at a friend’s house party. Naturally, like most meetings I attend, some of my friends begged me to do some tricks for the guests. I say begged because they know I only act when I feel like acting. Although I am an artist by nature, to be honest sometimes I just don’t get annoyed and I don’t take kindly to people who expect me to act like a monkey when they want me to.
Mind reading and mentalism for me is a bit more special than just randomly ‘doing a trick’ every time someone asks you to. I believe in the audience’s experience and if I don’t think the mood is right, I won’t act. That said, this time I felt like it was the right time, it probably had to do with 70% of the attendees being quite beautiful women and one in particular really caught my eye … so anyway …
I decided that I WOULD DO a mind reading. I thought this would be a great way to get the attention of these young women.
So I sat at a large table in the kitchen surrounded by about 10 people and more importantly the young lady I was watching and proceeded to warm up with some ESP test cards and correctly guess which ESP symbol I had chosen each. voluntary. I could feel the viewers getting excited. Then I went on to a bit of card mind reading which involved reading the minds of the volunteers and correctly guessing which card they chose. I also mixed in a little pseudopsychological influence for good measure.
I could see that everything was going very well and the important viewer was probably showing more interest, asking me to ‘do it next’ … I read her mind. Anyway, what happened next confused me for a few days.
I decided that I would try a cold reading technique that I had learned earlier that day, what that entailed was asking them for a very general statement that it would be right, and you would have a miracle and it would fail, where you could dismiss it as something that could happen in the future. For those of you who don’t know, cold reading is what psychics mostly use when giving individual demonstrations of “psychic ability” to people they have just met. So I said, “Where is the broken door?”
She looked at me puzzled, “What do you mean?”
So I said it again: “Where is the broken door?”
Her perplexity turned into outright shock and she ran out of the kitchen screaming to tell her best friend she was in another room. I found her in the other room explaining to her friend what she had just said and it was impossible for me to know. I found out that literally the week before, she had been locked in the bathroom because the door lock was faulty and she had to call her housemate for help. He had performed a miracle.
I was almost shaking with excitement, but my excitement was short lived when for the rest of the night, she didn’t come near me because ‘I was too weird’. Great … he thought I was a freak.
So the moral of the story and to put an end to this is to be very careful what you interpret and who you interpret it with. If you’re trying to impress most women, don’t completely scare them, unless the girl is a little weird, they probably won’t enjoy it. I have found that the reason is that if they believe you are truly psychic, they feel naked and exposed and cannot relax around you. This is probably why I do not pretend to be psychic and instead perform “psychological tests”.
Either way, experience will tell you which tricks and suits which people. I have a trick in the last mind reading manual I wrote called Stigmata 2.0 and it is so powerful that I usually only do it to the right people. I’ve scared some women with it, let me tell you, but then again, I have some numbers too.
I hope you can learn some of my story and think of your mind reading tricks to make them really special.