Review: Mindreading for the Masses by Devin Knight

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: Maarten Bosmans” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Abril%20Fatface%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Devin Knight is a very famous Canadian Mentalist, who has created a number of great mentalism effects. Including a very nice and convincing spoon bending effect I use in my shows.

I suggest you should get his Pengiun Lecture this is filled with a ton of miracles.


The Ebook which is avaible at is about a mentalism effect you can do on the radio.

For the radio there are 2 types of effects explained in this ebook an effect for the host and and effect for the entire audience.

The effect for the host goes like this, 2 weeks ago you asked the host to take a playing card out of a pack and wrap it in aluminum foil. The host brings it to the Radio and you correctly know which card he has taken. This is a really strong effect.

The second effect is an effect where you ask the entire audience to use their own pack of cards mix it look at one in the middle and find their own card in their own mixed deck.

This is also a real strong effect.

Both of these effects can be done on stage Devin gives you alternative handlings for the first effect.

There is also described a very strong effect for tv in which the host calls out to a person on the phone and this person correctly guesses the card.


So what did I think about this ebook, first off all it is a short ebook its 11 pages long but the concepts explained in here are very interesting, all of these effects are selfworking only one requires a bit of prep.  In the book it seems that you can only do the effect over the phone weeks in advance. I think with modern technology you can do the same effect just prior to the show and you can create a miracle there.

I really love this principle revealed here, this is something you can apply with many things if you do this over the phone you could do this effect with other stuff the people have laying around in their homes, like DVDs or books,…

The good thing about the main effect is that all the procedure that is normally done on stage and is mostly pretty boring has been done before hand.

The other thing I love is that Devin gives you different venues to perform these type of effects. If you decide or are asked to ever come and perform on tv really think well about which type of magic you will perform. I really love the effect described in the book because there is no heat on the performer because the spectator reveals the card. This is also another layer of a failsafe device build in.

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Ning Cai is a Singapore Literature Prize nominated author, who was also long listed for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. A bestselling writer, she is also recognised for her illusionist/ escapologist stage character Magic Babe Ning, and recognised by Channel News Asia as South East Asia's first professional female magician.

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