The Diviner removes a small talisman (roughly the size of a
quarter or half dollar) from his/her neck, releases it from the
chain and gives it to an on-looker to hold. The Diviner asks the
onlooker to hold the talisman high so the rest of the group can
see it. If the talisman is in the onlooker's left hand, the
Diviner tells him that he is holding a left-handed talisman and
when it is held in someone's left hand, it sends out strong
mental vibrations that the Diviner can detect. Ask the onlooker
to hold the talisman in his other hand so you can "tune your
senses" to the vibrations. When the "left-handed"
talisman is held in the right hand, you explain, the talisman
sends out softer vibrations or is completely still.
Now the Diviner turns his back on the onlooker
and instructs him to place both hands behind his back, conceal
the talisman in one hand and then bring both hands back to the
front. The Diviner turns around and faces the onlooker, telling
him to stretch his hands apart slowly and concentrate on which
hand holds the talisman. While looking the spectator in the eyes
and ignoring his hands altogether, the Diviner suddenly reaches
out his hand, palm up, and asks him to give him the talisman from
that hand. Somehow you have divined which hand held it, because
you are holding out the correct hand to receive the talisman when
it is dropped into your palm.