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Review: Postmentalism by Alvo Stockman

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Review: Postmentalism by Alvo Stockman
Murphy's Magic
Here's a prediction effect that has the potential to be very strong. A prediction that you send through the mail before an event is found to be correct when it arrives. The trick uses a method that is clever and downright diabolical.

Set in Motion

Before a major event (football game, election, etc), you write down a prediction, place the prediction into an envelope, address the envelope, put a stamp on it and hand it to your friend. You then invite him to drop the letter into any mailbox in town.

The following day (or whenever the letter arrives), your friend opens the envelope to discover that your prediction was correct. While other effects may ask a spectator to hold onto the prediction or you may lock the prediction into a box or safe, here, the US Postal Service acts as a holding agent.

Because the postal service handles the mail, there's no way that you can tamper with the letter (you don’t). Postmentalism will work with foreign postal services.

Postman, Prediction Man

The trick comes with all of the props that you'll need to perform the trick. I tested the props and they worked just as described in the instructions. Also, the book addressed some additional points to make the trick more convincing, points that were necessary and helpful.

I really can't say more without giving away the gig. But the trick basically plays as it does in the description above. This one is out there. Beware of the potential power you can wield with this one.

-Wayne N. Kawamoto

MSRP: (US) $29.95

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