The spectator is offered the opportunity to create life.
"It's one thing for a mentalist to read a spectator, there are techniques for age estimation and cold reading is often used to explain traits of their personlaities. What we have here is not cold reading, it's thought reading ."
I would like you to create a character in your mind, somebody completely different from yourself - make this hard for me!
I want you to decide upon, in your mind, several details of this fictitious person.
1. Whether they are male or female
2. Their hair colour
3. Their first name
They are handed one card with the word male, and one with the word female. They are instructed to place one of these in an envelope, their chosen sex, and the other in a pocket.
Each of the other answers should be written on a post-it note, folded in to fourths and then sealed in small opaque envelopes one by oneand handed to the performer,.
Piece by piece, the jigsaw is completed creating a profile of the person the spectator merely thought of. The magicain reveals each piece with the utmost accuracy.