If you are looking for a mind-blowing effect that even fools most magicians, then look no further. This is a PK demonstration at its best and looks like the real thing! You can apparently control objects with your mind. This was one of the late Al Mann's favorite PK effects and he fooled the author completely with it.
The principle is almost forgotten and little known. It is only known by a handful of magicians and was used in the past by mediums to fool the public and most magicians. These are effects you can do and not get caught as there are no gimmicks. With this secret you can do mind-boggling pendulum effects without touching the pendulum. These can be done anywhere in full light. No secret assistant needed. You can do standard pendulum effects with a free hanging pendulum that no one is touching. These effects will put you in a class beyond the average performer holding a pendulum in his hand.
To prove no deception, the performer shows several ungimmicked clear glass bottles with fish weights hanging inside them. They can be examined. The bottles are each numbered with a different number label on them.
Here are a few effects you can do explained in this book.
REVEAL A CHOSEN NUMBER
Five bottles with hanging pendulums are on a table. A spectator secretly thinks of one number, no force and concentrates on that number. No one is touching the bottles. Suddenly, the pendulum in the bottle with the chosen number starts swinging in a circle. The other pendulums remain motionless. Everything can be examined.
REVEAL A SELECTED CARD
Four glass bottles with a free hanging pendulum hanging in each are on a table. The bottles are labeled CLUBS, HEARTS, DIAMONDS and SPADES. A card is freely selected, NO FORCE. The performer asks the spirits to reveal the card. Say it is the Five of Spades. Suddenly, with no one touching the bottles, the pendulum in the Spade bottle starts to swing back and forth. The performer asks the value of the card and the pendulum swings and hits the glass five times revealing the value of the card, then stops moving. Baffling beyond words. Suitable for stage, mentalism shows or private readings. No gimmicks or invisible thread.
REVEAL AN ANSWER FOR PRIVATE READINGS
Three bottles on the table are labeled NO, YES, MAYBE. Each has a pendulum hanging in it. The sitter asks the spirits a question and without anyone touching the bottles at any time, the pendulum in one bottle swings in a circle to answer the question. This is something your clients have not seen before! Spooky and convincing. Will convince the true believers. At any time the sitter can pick up the bottles and examine them.
You can do any spirit bell effect with just a single bottle and pendulum hanging inside. Without touching the bottle, the pendulum inside will swing back and forth for NO or in a circle for YES. The pendulum will swing and hit the sides of the bottle to tap out answers. No need to buy an expensive gimmicked spirit bell when you can get the same effect with an ungimmicked bottle. Nothing is attached to the bottle.
If you are doing PK or PSI parties, then nothing finer will be found than this. People who attend can will the pendulums to move in any bottle without the performer touching the bottles. The person looks at a row of bottles with different bottles on them, he wills the pendulum to move in a certain bottle and it does. He can immediately repeat this choosing another number. The performer secretly does nothing; the spectator does it and does not know how. They will be convinced they have developed PSI powers.
Nothing special to buy, just regular glass bottles that food or beverages are sold in, some fish weights and strings. Nothing is gimmicked. All you need is the secret in this book. Houdini knew this secret; he didn't want fake mediums fooling him with this method, as they did with many magicians. The secret will amaze you.
The pendulums do not have to be in bottles. They can be free hanging on different stands and still move. The bottles are a convincer, because the pendulum is isolated inside, that eliminates the idea that you blew on the pendulum or something was attached to it to make it move.
"Devin Knight's new offering, based on an almost-forgotten principle, is something that MUST NOT be overlooked by the mystery performer. This routine is definitely recommended for those performers who... like to demonstrate PK to their audiences, are looking to enhance their private readings, or organize PSI or PK parties. I am sure that many laypeople (and performers) will be absolutely baffled when you perform the materials found inside this book." - Robert Marsi
"I have been demonstrating magic and mentalism to my wife for over 20 years. Needless to say, it takes a lot to impress her. This effect was the only one that's ever 'dropped her jaw.'" - Tony Diss