“The most powerful trick I’ve ever created” -Rick Lax
“Killer routine” -Oz Pearlman
“People will believe this is something you can really do” -Justin Flom
“This is a beautiful effect. Evocative. Intimate. Clear. Powerful.” -Chris Philpott
It’s taken four years for Rick Lax’s masterpiece to arrive, and it was well worth the wait. What started as a single hand-made prototype has become a full-blown reputation maker that could easily be the ONLY trick you do. It’s more than a trick — it could define your entire act. Its creates the kind of experience that transforms you from magician to mystic.
Sharing insights about your spectators’ past, their present and finally their future, you weave together the story of their lives. A story that grows more and more powerful until finally you prove that no matter how random the universe seems, their fate and free-will are inseparable and intertwined.
All 3 cards are genuinely a free choice, which means
a) the performance is different every time,
b) because the cards do all the work, you can focus purely on performance, and
c) the outcome truly is personal.
Your purchase of Past Present Future includes:
* Special Tarot Cards. Printed in Germany, then hand-crafted in Canada and finally assembled by Penguin here in the USA.
* A Specialized Tarot Card Box, which contains a secret ‘cheatsheet’ that will allow you to give masterful readings, even if you’ve never done it before.
* An hour of instruction from Rick Lax
Rick Lax is really giving Paul Harris a run for his money as the greatest living magic trick inventor. Over the past few years I've purchased a number of Rick's effects (at incredibly reasonable prices!) and have yet to be disappointed. The thing I love about Rick, and Paul Harris as well, is that they are less concerned about the method and more about the emotional connection with the spectator. It's powerful stuff.
Any knowledgeable magician should be able to figure out this trick's basic method by watching the trailer but it is worth the price for the wonderful subtleties that Rick has clearly spent a long time honing, let alone the beautiful Tarot Deck that comes with the purchase. He's thought of everything, from setup, to a clever "cheat sheet" for the Tarot read, to a very fast reset that can be done in front of the spectators. Just top notch.
The one caveat I would give, and this is no criticism of the effect, is that I would make sure to only use positive interpretations when doing the Tarot reading. I've preformed Paul Harris' "Dr. Fun", which is similar to this in that the reaction of the spectator can be surprisingly emotional and learned early on not to go "negative"-no dead relatives, pets, etc. Keep it all upbeat.
Just a great effect. Simple, easy, effective. Well done, Mr. Lax!
[5 of 5 Stars]
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 13 June, 2017.