Thought of card to pocket
Spectator is shown five cards and asked to think of any one of them. The five cards are placed one at a time into the spectators hand and he is challenged to trap his chosen card as soon as he sees it by placing his other hand on top. The magician then proves the spectator wasn?t quick enough by producing the thought of card from his pocket.
The Third Degree
The first spectator thinks of a card, the second spectator picks a card which is placed on the table under a glass and the third spectator selects a card which is removed from the deck and then visually changed into the card on the table and the card under the glass becomes the first spectator’s thought of card.
In this pdf booklet Lee Smith presents two of his favourite effects from his working repertoire. There has been a lot of interest in these two tricks which can both be done impromptu with a borrowed deck and have a mentalist theme. Both routines seem to the spectator to have "thought" of cards rather than the standard pick-a-card trick.
'Personally think that what Lee has released are two very workable effects...
People are blown away at how a thought of card ends up in my pocket, especially when they are meant to be holdingit in there hands! A great effect, well done Lee' - Andy Russell.
'I received my copy today and was very pleased with the two effects that Lee has put together. They are two very workable ideas that if presented well with good misdirection will leave them scratching their heads for a while. These are definately strolling effects that will lead on from one another very well indeed and I am sure that there will be many chances to include these simple yet magical effects.' - The Quin
' I knew an effect very similar to Fifth Element, but it just wasn't as usable and sensible as Fifth Element is. I think the real great effect is Third Degree though. It combines most aspects of what a good card trick should be, and puts them in a way that can be presented as either mentalism or magic.' - HenryHoudini