Balloon To Rabbit (Revolving)Show an empty box. Blow up a balloon and place it in the box. Say the magic words, revolve the box 360 degrees, and BAM! The balloon has burst and in its place is a rabbit! The rabbit can then be removed from the box and shown to the audience. Other items can be used as ..
3 Way R&S Forcing Deck (Genuine Bicycle)How often have you encountered the phrase “by your favourite method” to force a card for a card trick?We predict this will surely become your favourite method, once you handle this prop.This special deck, made with genuine Bicycle Cards will enable you to ..
Four Queens Color ChangeQuick and Easy Pocket card effect.The magician shows four different queens in his hand, he can show it from the back too to show it is normal. When he spread cards magically all four cards becomes queen of the Hearts now.Comes good quality cards set with printed instruction s..
Color Changing Plumes – Synthetic“Witness the magic of color transformation!Watch as the performer displays six beautifully colored synthetic plumes, each a different hue and shade. With a flick of the wrist and a wave of the hand, the performer rolls up a simple sheet of paper to create a tube.One ..
C LOCK PUZZLEThe Double “C” lock Metal Brain Teaser Wire Disentanglement Puzzle is not only fun, it improves your problem solving skills at the same time.The Double “C” is a classic puzzle. The objective of the Double “C” lock wire puzzle is to separate the pieces. This shouldn’t be too hard as this..
Visual Color Changing Plumes – SyntheticIntroducing a new twist on an old classic, the “Color Changing Plumes.” This effect is based on a new principle and offers a visually stunning change.In this trick, a colored synthetic feather plume instantly and visibly changes to a completely different color..
M W PUZZLECan you separate the Two M pieces, and put them back together again? This Puzzle is unique as it is very simple to put together but annoyingly difficult to get apart!This puzzle cannot be put down and may cause frustration and irritation, hence the name ! However once the Menace has been m..
Ultimate Penetration PlusA magic pen that penetrates through Paper Bills or Coins, Changes coins with a tap, and twists around end for end under the cap. This is one of the most amazing close-up illusions.There have been several models of the Pen through Bill effect, but this one is one of the best ..
Visual Plume To Bouquet – SyntheticAttention all magicians! Add a touch of magic to your next performance with this synthetic Flower Trick.” This quality trick is easy to do and will leave your audience in awe.With just a simple sweep of your hand, watch as a large, colorful plume transforms into a ..
Adair’s Carrot CulpritHere’s a super children show effect which is easy to carry, easy to reset and easy to perform. The plot and theme are so easy that children of all ages can follow it well.Its got a surprising CLIMAX too !The performer displays a JUMBO sized pictorial card depicting a picture of..
A standard ESP (Zener) deck consists of five sets of five symbol cards. The designs are a circle, a star, a cross, a square and a set of 3 waves.
Each design can be considered a numeral which is designated by the number of lines used to draw the design. For convenience the cards can be numbered as follows : “1” – circle, “2” – cross, “3” – waves,. “4” – square, and “5” – star.
ESP cards were designed by Dr. Joseph Rhine at the Parapsychology laboratory of Duke university for testing Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) and mental telepathy, way back in 1927. The cards were normally used in two different types of tests.
In one type of procedure, a demonstrator or a machine would shuffle the deck and deal out cards one at a time. A signal, often a ringing bell, was given as each card was dealt. The identity of the card dealt was not known. These tests were for Clairvoyance. Contact between two human minds was not a requisite for their success. A person acting as the receiver was separated by a screen or a room from where the cards were dealt. The receiver attempted to identify the designs. A series of several runs were made and the correct hits were tallied. By comparing the score of a series of runs with the probable score of random “flukes” (five in twenty five), it was determined whether or not the person possessed ESP.
The other type of test was performed by two people, often in the same room, to test for Telepathy. In the two person test, one person turned up cards from a shuffled deck and concentrated on the design. The second person attempted to duplicate the design by “reading the first person’s mind”, (as a test of Mental Telepathy). The scores were compared with average scores determined by the laws of probability to determine if Mental Telepathy existed between the two people. There are many excellent effects devised by Mentalists to simulate these original tests, which can be performed with the standard ESP Deck, and several other routines can be adapted from standard Playing Card effects.
We now have produced these in Bicycle Back poker size cards, in two different varieties. Please note that these decks are supplied without any instructions.
You can get our publication :Magic with an ESP Deck, for some excellent routines with these decks, and find several other effects for ESP cards in Books and Magazines of Magic with a mental presentation.
ESP Decks with colored symbols : Here the five symbols are printed in five different colors. The advantages of this are that they are more colorful props, and your audience need not have any background knowledge of the original Rhine cards – you could refer to these at 5 different colored designs instead of the Circle, Cross Waves, Square and Star. You could even use these for kids, who can identify the designs by color. They are more magical than authentic !
ESP Decks with all Black Symbols : These are more authentic, like the original Rhine Cards, and would be preferred by the Mentalist with a preference for more “original” props for an audience aware of the original Rhine symbols.