The Visionary effect I created a few years ago has been a massive success.
From that original premise John Morton had the idea f or an innocent kids book which became The Baby Book
which he performed on Penn & Teller's Fool Us (and he did indeed fool them)
Now it's time for a grown-up version of The Baby Book.
The original Visionary images and methodology in book form.
I give you "The Parent Book"
Designed to look like a piece of academic type experiment material,
Under the title COGNITIVE SYMBOL test book
Learn the method in less than 60 seconds and be able to perform it immediately.
Can be repeated for the same audience ad infinitum. In any language.
A spectator can turn to any of the pages…..
and by your mastery of spotting body tells and/or subtle voice fluctuations…
You can know exactly which object the participant has chosen.
What is it?
This innocent little book is a small enough to slip into a pocket, yet the images can easily be seen from a distance. Making this perfect for walk-around or parlour performances.
The book is COMPLETELY examinable. You could give it away at the end of your show if you really wanted to.
They will find nothing at all.
Yet with it you can blow people’s minds.
Do a drawing duplication one on one.
Involve a whole table full of people.
Perform it in any language
The images are instantly recognisable by any participant,
it is the easiest piece of mentalism you will ever find.
What you get
The beautifully innocent and professionally produced COGNITIVE SYMBOL test book
Hard backed with semi-gloss pages, it's a magnificent prop.
You also get written instructions on how to do a one person and a two person routine
THE PARENT BOOK
A grown-up version of the smash hit
THE BABY BOOK
If you like this effect then check out
THE VISIONARY (on which this effect was based.)
THE BABY BOOK
Perform in any language
The Parent Book