Inspiring quotes about card magic

  1. “Palming separates the men from the boys.” – Marlo
  2. “It is a presentation which lifts the card trick from the level of the commonplace puzzle to the status of an unforgettable and inexplicable mystery.” – Jean Hugard
  3. “Cards are like living, breathing beings and should be treated as such.” – Dai Vernon
  4. “Technique is only a telephone wire…what’s important is the message going through it.” – Kent Nagano
  5. “Performing magic in the live show thrills me. Just get me a deck of cards and some attentive audience, and I have made my day and theirs too.” – Amit Kalantri
  6. “A magician may step out without a purse, but he should never step out without a pack of playing cards.” – Amit Kalantri
  7. “All the magicians have 52 mutual friends.” – Amit Kalantri
  8. “For a professional magician, a stack of playing cards is as good as a stack of money.” – Amit Kalantri

– Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

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Rules every magician should follow

Being a magician is more than just performing some amazing magic tricks, it’s a responsibility. Especially if you are a respected personality in this field. Being a magician and mentalist I have seen people coming to me asking for a solution to their problems. Sometimes the art of magic is not taken seriously by others, but a good magician will always get the attention he deserves. Below is the list of proven rules in the field of magic. No matter if you are a beginner, amateur or expert magician you should follow this code. All the best magicians in the world follow almost all the below rules.

  1. Never share your secret with layman
  2. Don’t share the secret of your original effect with fellow magicians for some time
  3. Never repeat your trick for the same audience
  4. Perform only in suitable environment
  5. Never challenge the audience to catch your trick
  6. Always carry at least one trick with you
  7. Don’t misuse your magic skills
  8. Be original while performing, have your own style
  9. Talk to other magicians and learn from their experiences.
  10. Try to give credits to the original inventor of the trick
  11. Don’t buy pirated materials. Buy the secrets from authorised entities
  12. Never stop practising and practice to perfection

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Top Books to Learn Mentalism

Achieve mastery in mentalism by standing on the shoulders of the giants. No video tutorial will cover all the details of a book. If you want to be a real professional in mentalism you must read these books. Videos will teach you something, books will teach you everything. The art is in the details and the details are in the books. Following are some of the best books by the best mentalists in the world.

  1. 13 Steps to Mentalism by Tony Corinda
  2. Practical Mental Magic by Ted Anneman
  3. Mind, myth and Magick by T.A.Waters
  4. Psychological Subtleties by Banachek
  5. Naked Mentalism by Jon Thompson
  6. Theater Of The Mind by Barry Richardson
  7. The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy
  8. Prism by Max Maven
  9. Mind Mysteries by Richard Osterlind
  10. Fundamentals of Professional Mentalism by Bob Cassidy

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

 

Strong Mentalism Effects With Playing Cards

A deck of playing cards is a relevant prop in the art of mentalism. Only “Pick a card” type of effects is a cliche to the laymen. If you find out their chosen card by sleight of hand, that is not a very big deal to them. But if you verbally tell them what card they chose, thought or saw, it blows their mind. So without any further doubts, do use playing cards in mentalism. Refer below list of strong mentalism tricks with playing cards. Some of following effects are also used for magic. Change your script and presentation accordingly to make it a mentalism effect.

  1. Invisible Deck
  2. Tossed Out Deck
  3. Do As I Do
  4. Kollosal Killer
  5. Out of this world
  6. Any card at any number
  7. Missing card illusion
  8. SPECTRI by T.A.Waters
  9. Four Sided Triangle by Max Maven
  10. Mind Power Deck
  11. RADAR Deck by Richard Osterlind
  12. Card Calling
  13. 5-star miracle
  14. 3 of diamond mental force
  15. Gemini Twins

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

 

Best Card Magic Closing Effects

The strong card tricks generally have something more than a deck of cards and hands of magicians. It could be special cards, some kind of magic accessory, everyday object or sometimes even very unique patter or story. Following are some of the popular strong card effects. But it is a very limited list, there are much more strong card effects in business around the world.

  1. Card on ceiling
  2. Card through window
  3. Card to wallet
  4. 51 cards to pocket
  5. Paperclipped
  6. In a flash
  7. J C Super closure
  8. McDonald’s Aces
  9. Unshuffled
  10. Out of this world
  11. Story Telling Deck
  12. Cardtoon Deck
  13. Card Stab
  14. Card in sealed containers

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Best Closing Effects in Mentalism

The closing effect in mentalism should be the strongest piece of your show. The audience must believe that you are the smartest person they ever meet. This trick should be such that people would want to learn it. Mentalism show if closed wonderfully earns a standing ovation from the audience.

  1. Chair Routine
  2. Q and A (thought scan)
  3. Confabulation
  4. The Pegasus page
  5. Drawing Duplication
  6. Master Prediction System
  7. Monalisa Puzzle
  8. Phantom Artist
  9. Slate writing
  10. Ash on hand
  11. Magic Square
  12. Card Deck Memorization

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Best Closing Effects in Magic

The closing effect is the last magic trick in your show. This trick should create a great impact on the minds of an audience. No audience remembers all of the tricks from the magic show. But if you want them to remember one trick from your show, then it should be your closing trick. Following are some of the closing effects for a stand-up magic show.

  1. Gypsy Thread
  2. Cups and Balls
  3. Snow Storm
  4. Card Castle
  5. Thumbs Delight
  6. Billiard’s Ball (Bubble)
  7. Multiplying Bottles
  8. Dancing Cane
  9. Zombie Floating Ball
  10. Bill to Lemon

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Best Opener Mentalism Tricks

The art of mentalism is not as popular as the art of magic. Your first trick in mentalism should do three things. It should introduce what is mentalism, it should involve someone from the audience and it should create amazement. Mentalism tricks tend to be little long because of its complex theory. Your first mentalism trick should be direct right to the mind straight to the heart.

  1. El Numero by Richard Osterlind
  2. Two digit mind reading (with NW)
  3. Bank Night
  4. Spike Routine
  5. Tossed out deck
  6. Invisible Deck
  7. Brainwave Deck
  8. The baby gag (celebrity picture)
  9. Locating hidden coin in the hands
  10. Multidimensional by Promystic
  11. Any mass mental force
  12. Any monte routine (with mentalism patter)
  13. Magic Medallion
  14. Pocket Writing

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Best Opener Magic Tricks

An opening magic tricks should be quick and eye catching. The purpose of opening trick is to hook the audience to the stage and set the expectations to high of whats coming next in the show. Following are some the popular openers, which does not involve the participation from the audience.

  1. Bowling Ball from Drawing Book
  2. Basketball from briefcase
  3. The ring, watch and wallet
  4. Splash bottle production
  5. Vanishing cane in newspaper
  6. Newspaper tear and restored
  7. Flash paper to cane
  8. Polka silk with vanishing and restoring dots
  9. Chinese sticks magic
  10. Pom pom pole magic
  11.  TT Silk Vanish
  12. Linking rings

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Magic tricks to perform for kids (5-12 Years)

Entertaining children for 30 to 45 minutes is a challenge for any entertainer. The attention span of children is short. It is crucial that you connect to children in the very first minute of your show. As a magician you should include visual and colorful magic tricks in your show. Along with magic do not forget to add comedy and storytelling in your presentation.

  1. Misers Dream
  2. Sponge Ball Magic
  3. Paper to Hat
  4. Mouth Coil
  5. Candy Production
  6. Blendo Silk
  7. Hippity Hop Ribbits
  8. Vanishing Lollipops
  9. Polka Silk
  10. Blooming Flower Bouquet
  11. Rainbow Chips
  12. Vanishing silk
  13. Appearing magic wand
  14. Stiff Rope
  15. Light Bulb

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)