Magic Nook Magic
Missing Card Puzzle
O I C U ½ E S P
by Jim Gerrish
In the 1930's, Doctor J.
B. Rhine used Zenner card designs in ESP tests. But Rhine
recognized that his test couldnt distinguish
telepathy from clairvoyance. That is, there would be no
way to tell whether a Receiver was receiving messages
from the mind of the Sender or was receiving information
independently of the Senders mind. Thats
where my special Clairvoyance test cards come in handy.
There are only eight cards, each card having random
playing cards printed on them. A Sender and a Receiver
are chosen from the audience. The Receiver is not trying
to guess, nor to mentally see, the Senders freely
and randomly chosen card, but only a hole in the
universe of 52 cards. It is the ABSENCE of the Sender's
card that he must perceive. The Receiver must mentally
look for where it is NOT. And of course, he does! Every
time! All by himself (or herself)!
The Clairvoyant Test
Plaques have been on display and everyone can see that
they represent all 52 cards on a standard deck of playing
cards, but each individual Plaque has only a random
scattering of cards. Using these tools, a spectator
playing the role of Receiver correctly identifies the one
card which the other spectator, playing the role of
Sender transmits to him.
There are two bonus
routines included which work well together with the CLEAR-Voyance
Cards; Frank Garcia's Clear Voyant
published in 1972, and also Bob Mason's 4-way prediction
also known as the "Clear Voyant Prediction
Frame." What a coincidence! Who would have thunk it?
For those who are familiar with the Prediction Frame,
please note that by combining Frank Garcia's trick with
Bob Mason's trick, no force is needed and the frame can
now become a true test of clairvoyance rather than just
prediction of future events.
The CLEAR-Voyance Cards
must be printed on Transparency Film for either inkjet or
laser printer, lamination is optional. Frank Garcia's
Clear Voyant gives you yet another chance to study the
Gilbreath Principle. The Prediction Frame is easily built
of foamboard or hardboard or wood. My
"Improvement" on the Prediction Frame is also
included. But, being clairvoyant, you already knew that,