Humans have been fascinated with the extra sensory perception. Some call it a superhuman gift while others put it to extreme intelligence. Well, mind reading as a part of mentalism magic is a subject that would take years to master and given the variability in human thoughts, there can be a high degree of inconsistency in the results. If you are trying to prove yourselves to be a mind reader, there are shortcuts to it. You can learn some of the easy mind reading tricks and perform them perfectly to blow some minds away. If this is what you are looking for, read on.
Before we get into the details about the mind reading tricks it is only fair that I talk about the “to do’s” while executing these tricks.
Easy mind reading tricks – To do’s
- Pick the right person – If you are going to perform your mind reading trick in front of a larger audience and wish to involve someone from the crowd pick someone who is the average guy. Avoid individuals who are either too enthusiastic or too aloof. You would need someone who could just play his part well rather than try to be smarter than you.
- Prepare the guy – Make the person you picked feel comfortable and closer to you. Add subtle hints of his or her tastes into the act, so that he or she enjoys doing it and gives the best.
- Watch your audience – Be aware of the kind of audience you have, their age, clothing (fashion sense), technical fluency etc. This will go a long way in choosing the right person to answer a question and expecting them to give you the answer that you want.
- Use non-verbal communication – Use your non-verbal communication to the core to put across your views confidently. Also, make a note of the body language of your audience to assess their mental state and use them to your benefit.
- Be confident – You have to possess a winner’s swagger no matter what the situation is, if you plan to play these easy mind reading tricks. You may fail, but that shouldn’t stop you. Take your failure in your stride and put up a better effort the next time. Learn from your mistakes!
#1 Easy mind reading trick revealed – Card trick
This is a common card based mind reading trick to make the audience believe that you have read their mind. Present the viewer(s) a set of six cards, and ask them to choose one but not to reveal the card they’ve chosen. Ask them to remember the card that they’ve chosen.
Next, comes the moment to prove them that you’ve read their mind! Take back the set of 6 cards that you’ve displayed and replace them with a new set of 5 cards without the audience noticing it. Now it is time to proclaim to the audience that their card has been removed from the set.
This trick works by making the viewer focus on the one card that he or she is asked to remember. So, their mind would be busy in retaining the details of the selected card, and fail to notice that you have changed all the cards that were presented in the first place. I am sure the audience would be amazed by the “mind reading” you demonstrated.
#2 Easy mind reading trick revealed – the Grey elephant trick
This one among the easy mind reading tricks relies on the one-dimensional thought process of humans. This trick involves the following steps:
- Pick a number from 1 to 10
- Multiply the selected number by 9
- If that number is of two digits, make it one by adding the digits.
- Subtract one from the answer
- With the result thus obtained, relate it to a letter in the alphabet like A=1, B=2, C=3, D=5 etc.
- Think of a country whose first letter beings with the letter obtained as a result of the previous step.
- Next, think of an animal that has the first letter of its name beginning with the second letter of that country.
Undoubtedly, the answer is going to be “Denmark” (the country that they had in mind).
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#3 Easy mind reading trick revealed – Phone number gives your age
The next among the mind reading tricks has to do with the phone number or the mobile number. It uses this number to arrive at the age of the individual. Let me list out the steps:
- Take the last digit of your phone number or the cellphone number
- Multiply that number by 2
- Add 5 to the result thus obtained
- Multiply the result obtained in the previous step by 50
- Add 1766 to the result of the previous step
- Subtract your year of birth from the number obtained as the result of the previous step
- You will get a three digit number. The first digit would be the last digit of the phone number (or cellphone number) you had in mind and the other two digits denotes your age.
#4 Easy mind reading trick revealed – Black magic
The last trick in the easy mind reading tricks is the “Black Magic”. Do not be alarmed when you hear the name. This trick can be played for a party or with a group of people. The trick is to name the items they have picked up from the room in your absence. The assistant that you appointed beforehand lists the items in a way that the items he says after a black object are the items picked up by the people in the group. Hence the name is “Black magic”.
- Select an assistant from the group but no one else should know about this.
- Ask the people (you can even make groups) to pick up an item once you have left the room.
- When you return, ask your assistant to the list the items that were there in the room.
- Each item that he says after the ‘signal object’ is picked up the person or groups in that room. There is a risk that the signal object should not be picked up by any group.
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