Void - Steven Palmer
VOID is a beautiful 65 page, perfect bound A4 sized book!
Imagine having a deck of cards completely mixed by a spectator, then having them simply look at and remembering a card from the deck they just mixed. The deck is returned to the box and through a process of visualisation, the card is revealed by the performer. With Void, this is a reality! Imagine having the power of a mind power deck but with a normal deck of cards.
Void is my definitive work on the thought-of card plot. Building on ideas first set out in my debut book Method, the routines and handling have been taken and pushed to explore every avenue of what can be achieved with the system and ideas conceived since. You will find handlings that range from self-working to semi-automatic and now includes an in the hand's version. A plethora of new selection methods for the spectator to choose from and handlings making it easier for the performer in any given performance situation. You will also find handlings that involve more than one spectator and even a thought of Blackjack handling. Overall, the setup and reset are considerably quicker.
A standard deck with all the power of the Koran or Mind Power Deck. This is the fairest think a card you will ever do with a normal deck. The limitations are almost non-existent and the routines a real blank slate for your performance style and persona.
From tabled handlings to in the hand's riffle shuffle handlings there is something for every performing style and ability. This is a real signature piece!
Key points to remember:
: Easier set up.
: A regular deck with no gaffs or duplicates.
: No physical or psychological forces.
: Quicker reset, ideal for strolling performers.
: Suitable for ALL skill levels
: Looks incredibly fair!
: 100% reliable
"In this booklet Steven explores several avenues in the realm of thought of card work. There's some exceptionally clever ideas and routines here that both mentalists and card guys will enjoy and find stimulating. Added to this, Steven has an exceptionally clear writing style I enjoyed and the addition of myriad very clear photographs really aid the learning process. Steven is a deep thinker and it shows in this work. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it!" John Carey
"If you perform ANY kind of 'thought of card reveal' then your knowledge will remain incomplete until you read this excellent little book. The author obviously has considerable experience with these techniques and the multiple approaches explored in his book will be a valuable addition to anyone who wants to read minds using playing cards. Highly recommended." Mark Elsdon
'"Void' is a great read, and essentially a masterclass in the tips and subtleties involved in revealing thought of cards. Any card magician or mentalist will find routines of great value" Liam Montier
"Void is a series of effects that are quite simply awesome! My favourite is into the void: deviant. The level of detail in this book is unparalleled! No stone left unturned! That's what I want out of a book of any kind, not for it to leave me with questions but for it to leave me sizzling with ideas and Void does not disappoint! Mr Palmer, mate, I salute as this work is top notch! Should make any person on the fence about using cards in mentalism come over to the right side!" Ben Cardall
"VOID" covers several variations of a perfect thought of card divination; creating a vital manual for anyone interested in the plot.
Mixing solid and deceptive methods from both the magic and mentalism schools of thought; Palmer gives clear and concise instructions on his methods, alongside details of where his inspiration came from in constructing these brilliant handlings.
This manuscript will give you everything that you need to ensure your audiences experience a real moment of mystery, with a normal deck of cards or with one of his cleverly developed gimmicks.
This book is not to be missed. Each page is laced with gold dust and I've no doubt that the advice given here will improve your ability to impossibly divine thought of cards from a shuffled deck." Dee Christopher
"In this booklet, Steven Palmer takes the reader step by step through several variations of Void, his thought-of-card routine. Each of the routines have wonderful stuff and been constructed thoughtfully with some wonderfully devious ideas at play, all of which can easily be transposed into other routines and effects. The card divination sequences are particularly ingenious and have been streamlined to make them as simple, solid and effective as possible.!" Darren Wolf