Eddie Joseph Trilogy

The Joseph Trilogy

Author/Originator: Eddie Joseph
Product ID: e334

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Get our concise, easy-to-follow instructions for three of the most powerful mental card effects ever conceived - Eddie Joseph's Staggered, Bombay and Premonition - along with a special bonus party card trick, Minds in Collusion, in this convenient, new single volume. 31 pages.


A spectator's "thought of" card is the only one missing from the deck when he counts the cards. Eddie Joseph's Premonition is considered by many to be one of the most amazing feats of Card Mentalism ever conceived. Here's the effect. ANYONE in the audience is asked to name ANY card. The person naming the card is asked to come forward and pick up the deck of cards on your table. This person now removes the deck from its case and deals out every card in the pack but fails to find the one he named. He is now told to count the cards and finds only 51. ONE CARD IS MISSING AND THE MISSING CARD IS THE ONE JUST NAMED ALOUD. The magician reaches into his pocket and without the slightest delay brings out the very card named by the spectator. At no time does the magician touch the deck. There is no force of choice. This miracle works 100 percent of the time - the element of chance plays no part. As a special bonus, we've also included the forerunner to Eddie Joseph's Premonition, Bill McCaffrey's "The Prize Winner."

In case you're not familiar with Bombay, here's the standard two-deck presentation: You begin by offering the spectator a choice of two decks - one red and one blue. One deck is placed in his pocket and the other is removed from its case. The spectator now selects a card in the fairest manner possible and he does so, feeling completely confident that you did not influence his choice in any way whatsoever. Without looking at his card or showing you, he places it face down on the table. You now have him remove the other deck - the one he placed in his pocket earlier - and spread the cards face up on the table. There is one card and one card only reversed in the middle of the spread. He turns the reversed card face up and then does the same with the card selected moments earlier from the other deck. Both cards match! As a very special bonus, you'll also get new, never before published ideas on the effect from the brilliant German card expert and magic scholar, Reinhard Mueller.

You introduce two decks - one red, one blue, along with an envelope containing your prediction card. A spectator now freely chooses a card from one of the decks and turns it face up. He then deals a face up card from each deck and continues this process until the card he chose turns up in the other deck. At this point he stops dealing and opens the envelope with your prediction - the card inside matches the one paired with his card. If you like, you can follow the effect up with the revelation of a second card. In addition to the basic handling, we provide a way to improve performance flexibility, as well as an alternate Psychic Sympathy presentation where one spectator finds the card selected by another.

The effect in brief is this. The magician tosses out an encased pack of cards on the table. From then on he neither sees nor touches the cards at all. Each of four spectators is asked to take out a card and conceal it out of sight. Without asking a single question or fishing for any information, the magician is able to name the four cards. This is an absolute fool-proof presentation.

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