Mana is dangerously close to being the perfect close up mentalism demonstration. It requires minimal props, it empowers your participant and everything in play can be borrowed!
Here’s what happens:
Without showing anybody else, your participant is invited to write the name of a loved one on the face of a blank business card. This target card is mixed face down on the table with three identical decoy cards. Nobody knows the position of the target card, yet, after careful consideration, you are able to successfully eliminate two of the decoys.
You then proceed to empower your participant to do the same; using their intuition alone, your participant is able to SENSE the remaining decoy card WITHOUT relying on any precarious psychological forces or questionable wordplay.
It really is THAT clean. But it gets better…
Having now deduced the target card, your participant places it face down between their hands. Looking them directly in the eyes, you are able to impossibly REVEAL the name of the person they’ve been thinking of the entire time!