Understandably, the audience gives these “miracles” no more
than a cursory glance of consideration.
They simply follow the performers lead.
actions, the performer has
psychologically yelled in the spectator’s ear, “None of this
is real and I cannot make it so!”
The audience gets it and responds to the unspoken
performers make their performance unintentionally false by
not behaving as a
normal person would.
And I do mean a normal person—not a psychic or
But now, you have the tool
needed that not only gets the most out of these effects but
also takes the heat off of you.
Your audiences will be deeply impressed and will not
question the reality of the situation.
It will be apparent to the audience that a lot of
work has gone into the event that they just experienced.
This is not just a clever magic-like stunt with a
deck of playing cards…no, they have seen that stuff before
and this is not that.
This method offers you
choices that other systems do not.
First, you can do a direct reading (based upon my
book The Simple
Lo-Shu Square) and be extremely successful.
In fact, that is my course of action over 90% of the
time. Or you
might choose to add the use of a few cold reading
You’ll find it easy to amplify the interpretation based upon
the spectator’s responses.
Either way, you choose a method that is comfortable
Because of the way this
method of reading is structured, the person being read is in
no way guarded.
This allows you to actually practice the art of cold reading
in front of people when and if
feel comfortable doing so.
If the individual is not easily read it makes no
The major objection to
card, palm, tarot and number readings are the mystical
trappings and the often-implied psychic abilities of the
Skeptics leap at the chance to decry the evilness of cold
readers/psychics and expose the work/methods used.
In the corporate entertainment environment,
controversy is not a top selling point.
I have seen Readers at
corporate events often play the character-role of an
old-time gypsy fortuneteller.
Admittedly, this is a good way to downplay these
misconceptions about the reality of
and still be able to work.
The upside is these entertainers are avoiding
confrontations and ethical discussions by wearing the
costume and playing the role of a fun entertainer for a
Unfortunately, the downside is often a lower pay
Occasionally, magicians or
mentalists will perform readings of various types as part of
their performance offerings.
However, more often than not, they find it a
difficult skill to incorporate into their set.
Sometimes, a performer will
deal with a spectator who has read or seen a few exposure
pieces in the media.
Of course, this sort of informed-spectator can be a
distraction…but dealing with the true believers can be more
Their enthusiasm often makes them overly talkative and hard
to move along.
With this system, these
problems are eliminated and, even better, several benefits
are added. In
fact, several recruiters from different corporations have
expressed amazement at what is possible with this system.
I hasten to point out that each of these executives
were commenting on the presentation, having forgotten or not
realizing that I was a paid entertainer.
The most notable feature of
this system is that you are presenting a numerology
demonstration based upon
Also, this system allows you the luxury of being able
to stand back from the
process and be an
Exhibitor—a far better position to be in for this type of
work. You are
not playing the part of a Psychic, instead you are merely
showcasing an interesting numerology system or experiment.
With this system, while
conversing with the spectator, you casually make several
points as proof to back up your
Even though you do not ever mention the word “proof”,
these points still register with the audience as being just
During the presentation,
the spectator is asked to critique the information offered
at the half way point. You then use their profile to once
again prove the validity of the system.
This is one of the strongest features of this
presentation. The person who is being read helps you by
explaining themselves if the reading is ‘off’ in anyway—in
the end, you cannot be wrong.
At the close of the
presentation, the spectator takes the reading-chart with
them as a memento and proof of your abilities.
Conveniently, this chart doubles as your promotional
The spectators will keep it and show it to their friends,
relaying their experience and discussing it with them.
I have seen this happen hundreds of times.
At this point, it is
assumed you have read my book
The Simple Lo-Shu
Square and have at least a passing knowledge of the