Nostrum Necromancy Newspaper Test by Docc Hilford
Three Routines in One Book
This book has three very strong mental routines that will get you noticed whenever and for whomever you perform. Want to be in total control of your audience? Then these routines are for you.
The Nostrum Newspaper Test
What sets this newspaper test apart from all others is its impromptu nature.
Imagine an effect where a participant freely selects a page from any newspaper, tears it into small slips, chooses a word from one of the torn scraps and you reveal the word without ever seeing, touching or coming near the paper!
You can perform this trick on stage or on a train. Everything is borrowed. You don't have anything to get ready because it's Real Time Mentalism (TM). And once you understand the simple psychology of the method involved, you'll marvel at how easy it is to do. Plus, there's the bonus that nothing can go wrong, EVER!
21" Century Svengali
The second effect is an excellent version of the Koran newspaper test performed with a magazine. But this presentation takes it out of the theater and puts it in the real world.
With this new and startling stratagem, you will he able to predict a word chosen by a spectator, but you will accomplish very much more. You will look at the most beautiful woman at the table, extend your open hand and she'll smile and leave with you!
I know it must sound like an ad in the back of a comic book, but it's true. If you're married, you can use this hypnotic control to get a fellow to buy you the cocktail of your choice. You will end up with complete control of the subject.
And last in the trio is an effect that will literally get gasps from your audience.
We often tried to create magical effects that will scramble the minds of those who see them. This is one of those effects. After performing this, you'll either have an adoring fan for life, or someone who will be disturbed every time she hears your name. Not that there's anything offensive in the routine, but it's just so strong!
Through the power of thought, you're able to transform a small object into something of great importance to the spectator. She'll be amazed when she finds her personal item locked in a newspaper vending machine down the block!
Every one of these effects have been tested and performed before real audiences. any one of them can make a reputation for the mentalist.