Early last year I took some time to play with a new method of question reading techniques. I wanted something so simple and direct that it could be performed repeatedly as walk-around. I worked out what I wanted and began using it right away. Boudoir Card Reading was born.
I shared it with restaurant entertainer, Brian Curry of Washington DC. And the routine Brian added was both funny and entertaining. As he put it to me, “I can not do any other tricks when I do this bit. They dismiss the funny magic stuff in favor of the ‘real’ thing I just did. ”
Brian not only gave me his complete patter to share with you, but also his perfect handling. Here’s the effect in essence. You hand the subject a business card from a handful. They write a thought, a dream, or brief question on the back and push it into the middle of the stack. Apparently without ever touching it, you know the information on the card! Really. It happens so fast, so smooth and so stealthily that it will even fool you as you do it.
Brian also included a couple of priceless subtleties. As an advanced student of Bob Fitch, Brian has a theatrical reason for everything in the routine.
There are no special cards or gimmicks in Boudoir Card Reading. Any business cards will work without preparation. And it’s done standing! No wallets, folding, tearing or unnatural moves.
The technique has some interesting variations. You may choose to have questions written on index cards. My full private reading session is fully explained in the manuscript.