An ungimmicked pack of 78 tarot cards is shuffled by a participant. He ensures that the cards are genuine and all different. After the cards are shuffled, three more participants are asked to come forward and join him. One of the participants removes the top five cards from the SHUFFLED tarot pack. He places the cards face up on a table so the cards are concealed from the performer’s sight, but visible to all the participants.
The participants are then asked to mentally select a card. The participants write nothing down, they just think of a tarot card. There are no restrictions. Each participant could be thinking of a different card, or they all could be thinking of the same card. They do not share their thoughts with each other. They are to give no outward sign of choosing a card – but just to keep it in their creative, visual imaginations. THE PERFORMER NEVER SEES THE FIVE SELECTED TAROT CARDS AT ANYTIME DURING THE ROUTINE!
Once the selections have been made, the performer begins the process of reading four minds at once.
The incredible thing is that the performer does this without the participants saying a single thing and WITHOUT SEEING the five tarot cards! The participants merely close their eyes and visualize. Despite these impossible appearing conditions, the performer is always 100% correct. This is about as close to real mind reading as you will get.
Can be adapted to most any tarot deck on the market.
“Women generally do not enjoy card tricks, but if you pull out a Tarot deck, you’ve got their attention. Devin Knight’s Tarot Sight is an excellent routine which allows you to create a thought-provoking demonstration that will leave them amazed, as you delve into the recesses of the audience’s inner-most thoughts, using a Tarot Deck.”
– Robert Marsi