Introduction to doing magic by cheating

All magicians and mentalists cheat, so why not just create a trick by cheating? In this video we will look at different ways of cheating your way through a magic trick. Some of the methods that we can use to cheat are:

      • Making more than one prediction, as we saw in VISA, or by using a gimmicked envelope as in the six envelopes trick, or as we will see in one of the “book test” tricks.
      • Cold-reading & shot-gunning versus hot-reading
      • Using the hot-reading concept (knowing information about a student beforehand) to create magic tricks.
Now that we have seen methods for cheating, as well as some simple examples of each one, we will now look at a specific trick that uses cheating called Three Important People


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