Sunday, August 27, 2017

T.I.T.E by RedDevil

RedDevil Mentalism is back with a new book and an amazing new principle for business cards that will blow the shackles off of your close-up mentalism routines!

"I would give a testimony to this effect, but I don't want you guys having it. IT FOOLED ME - I grinned from ear to ear when RedDevil shared the workings and I just don't know if I'm ready to let RedDevil share this. It's too bloody cheeky! (Said in my best British accent). I love it!"--Peter Turner

The e-book is called “T.I.T.E.” and the new principle is called “C.A.K.E.”

What’s this all mean?

You will have to read the book to find out…BUT…here is the new mental mind-reading power you will obtain for your close-up performances for the REST OF YOUR LIFE after reading T.I.T.E.:

Imagine placing 4 to 5 business or index cards on the table in front of a spectator. Let’s say you have ESP symbols on them, or colors, or people’s names, or even star signs. It doesn’t matter because this new principle can be applied to all these plots!

You turn your back to the spectator and tell her to use her intuition and choose just one of the cards from the table, concentrate on it, and place it back on the table…

…And you know exactly what card she chose!

…Before you turn around…
…Without peeking...
…Without mirrors…
…Without listening to the cards…
…And without pre-show, or stooges, or secret marks, or forces, or convoluted card switching processes.

You do none of these things, yet you still know what card she chose!

With the CAKE Principle explained in the book, you will have the power to divine what card she chose before you ever turn back around.

And the best part is, you will have a principle that you can use for the rest of your life to CREATE your own hundreds of different routines in close-up and even stage mentalism!

In the book, you will not only master the CAKE principle in no time, but you will also receive some sample routines to illustrate just how versatile the principle really is.

All of the sample routines below involve only 4 to 5 ungimmicked business/index cards and can be performed while the performer’s back is turned to the spectator. Nothing is written down:

1. Reveal a spectator’s exact birth month and then duplicate a drawing she is only thinking of!
2.  Divine a spectator’s exact Star Sign and then give her a reading that matches a known trait of the sign she is only thinking of in her mind!
3. The spectator thinks of a specific playing card in her mind (a free choice) and you have that exact card in your wallet.
4. In view of the audience, the performer draws a “prediction” picture unknown to the spectator. While the performer’s back is turned, the spectator is then asked to choose one of 5 different ESP symbols, a free choice, and each of those symbols is associated to a common, but different object or doodle drawing. Despite the fact that the performer’s back is turned, he will divine exactly which ESP symbol is chosen, and the spectator’s unique object associated with that symbol will match the performer’s prediction exactly!

What do others have to say about T.I.T.E.?

“With T.I.T.E., RedDevil has taken something that many of us have played with (no, not – get your filthy mind out the gutter!) and taken it in a direction that transforms this principle from a toy to a working tool!” – Ken Dyne

“I was badly fooled!” –Matt Mello

“I HAVE NO IDEA! This principle can be used in so many routines and ways, it’s making my head spin!” –Phedon Bilek

“RedDevil has come up with a very cool method. And it is a method, not just an effect.” –Greg Arce

“I have to say that RedDevil sent me performance footage of this technique being applied in many contexts, and I was fooled every single time…I can say with full confidence that I’ve never seen anything quite like this before, and I can’t imagine any audience not being fully amazed by it. I certainly was.” –Ben Blau

“A fantastic and simple to execute principle that will open beautiful possibilities!” –Pablo Amira

“I love it…it will be well worthwhile I promise.” –Neil Somerville

“This is an absolute gem. So simple you will feel guilty performing it.” –Mark Chandaue

The e-book is in PDF format, 60 pages, 16-Point font. 

9-3-17 Note: Some have asked me the question recently whether this effect is repeatable for the same spectator. I would not recommend that. This is designed as a party/parlor/stage/or small group effect, and it is not designed as a "do it again, do it again" type of effect. Also, while some of the routines I have created as sample routines using the principle use Dual Reality, the principle itself does not use Dual Reality. You can use this principle for some outstanding routines without Dual Reality, but if you choose to combine it with Dual Reality, it works beautifully!

Thursday, August 25, 2016


“RedDevil”, creator of “777” and “ET Q&A,” has brought you not only a new collection of close-up mentalism, but a new principle that will cause your mind to explode with ideas and possibilities!

Introducing OPERATION GEMINI…a new e-book of close-up mentalism by RedDevil.

This isn’t a just a set of tricks, it’s a toolkit!

“Red Devil has created something here that that allows you to get so far ahead without the participant saying a word that by the time the reveal comes to fruition your participant will feel they are being hit with a sledge hammer...I have played with this routine for the last week, and the amount of undiscovered possibilities is honestly ridiculous. It’s easy to follow, not convoluted, and hard hitting. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!”—Peter Turner


The mentalism world is fascinated by the Liar/Truth-teller genre these days. Pioneers like Barrie Richardson and Banachek have utilized the internal “magic” of this classic plot for years, and recently our imagination has been captivated by routines such as the excellent “Tequila Hustler” by Mark Elsdon (rights owned by Michael Murray and available at 

With the “Gemini Principle,” RedDevil has made this plot dramatically easier, and he has also freed the performer to use the “mechanics” underneath the hood of this routine in many more thematic presentations than just “Liars and Truth-tellers.”

If you want to do more than "which-hand" routines, "Operation Gemini" will give you a huge gift! With “Gemini,” you can literally take this plot out of the “hands” and into MUCH more interesting places! The possibilities are limitless, and you can: 

--Divine a spectator's star sign!
--Divine a spectator's birth month
--Living and Dead Tests
--Divine a thought-of playing card
--Divine a thought-of name, place, or number
--Create your own routines and presentations

"WOW! RedDevil has given up some master thinking in this collection…You’ll be so far ahead that you’ll be able to use the hidden knowledge to get just about anything from the participant. All I can say is WOW!”—Greg Arce

“Operation Gemini contains some exceptionally strong ideas. The thinking and clever working behind some of the effects are pure delight and will leave the assisting spectators in a total state of wonderment…”—Neil Somerville

"A clever tool that not only cleans up a classic routine, but offers scope for so MUCH more..."—Atlas Brookings

"I’m really impressed with RedDevil’s new release. He took a principle that I love and turned it into something entirely different. What I like the most about this is that it’s very flexible, and RedDevil got rid of ‘that bit’ that sometimes confuses our participant.”—Ever Elizalde, author of “Manoeda.”

“RedDevil shared the basic method with me a few weeks ago, and it blew my mind. I have never seen anything like it.”
—Madison Hagler, author of “Bang Chair Test”

“I love it. There are so many possibilities with this.”—Mark Chandaue, author of “Harpacrown”

“Ok... I have been reading this all day... You are a pain in the ass. I have work to do. This is keeping me from that work... I have used the basic principle for years. But I have to admit that this is looking very good! Ok...VERY good!”—Anthony Miller

“Red has taken a classic plot, turned it on its head, and blown the original out of the ball park. This is something that is going to mess with your head…”—Michael Clark, author of “The Memory Shuffle”

“Operation Gemini” is an e-book of close-up mentalism, and it contains two sections, one devoted to the Gemini Principle, and the other is a “Bonus Routines” section containing three pet creations by RedDevil.

Bonus Routines:

“George’s Generosity”—Two love-birds share 3 memories between them while randomly mixing four business cards on the table, each turned face down with a different letter of the alphabet printed on it. The spectator has a free and fair choice of mixing the cards on the table, but when the four cards are turned over, they spell L-O-V-E! (or almost any other word, company motto, or phrase you like!)

This is RedDevil’s favorite close-up routine because it gets phenomenal reactions and engagement, and it is self-working. Not only that, but it can be adapted to hundreds of different words and themes. Think “Eat at Joe’s Lite” because this has a lot of trade-show applications. 

No gimmicks are involved. You need just four business cards, and you are ready to perform any time or anywhere.

“I Want You to Remember”—A spectator names any number from 5-25. The spectator freely cuts the deck and completes the cut. After the cut, the spectator counts down the exact number cards he FREELY named and turns over the card. The performer doesn’t touch the deck!

The performer asks the spectator to take out a note from the card box. What does it say?

“You will select the number XX, and the [card the spectator counted to] will be at that very same number.”

This is one of the myriad of jazz card effects possible in this routine, and it is RedDevil’s “go-to” card effect. The effect is inexplicable and cannot be backtracked, and it KILLS!

This effect involves the use of a m8888888d 888k.

“Re-BOHT”—Fans of Bryn Reynold’s The Safwan Papers are going to love this. If you like which-hand techniques, this is for you.

“Operation Gemini” is 100 pages in 16-point font in PDF format. The price is $35.00 via PayPal to


The Question and Answer plot is the most engaging in the performance of mentalism...And this is a take on Q&A you have never seen before!

"I gotta say I was skeptical, but I was wrong. This is a worker, if that's not damning it with faint praise. It takes a classic effect and adds a couple of elements to make something new and fresh. If you can stand that, I'm pretty sure you'll love and use this. I haven't bought any of Reddevil's other work, but based on this I will. Congrats." --Dave Moses

What if you could conduct a Question and Answer demonstration in a parlor or table setting, one in which a spectator writes down a secret question about her life circumstances…and then other members of the group besides the performer were able to provide an “accurate” reading based on that question (without them actually knowing the contents of the questions itself)?

In other words, what if members of the group could “really” divine elements of her question and contribute to the answer? And without stooges or DR…


This is not only possible, but repeatable. ET Q&A takes a typical one-billet reading routine and turns it into an emotional group experience. With the performer as the catalyst, you give members of the table "the gift" of being able to cross the bridge of a spectator's mind and heart...

They will leave the performance not only astonished, but empowered...This is ET Q&A...

"RedDevil has put together a beautiful intimate Q&A routine. Everything is very well orchestrated, and with only a couple of billets you can literally have a little act in your pocket to perform at the table..." --Luca Volpe

"It's a fantastic idea!"--Michael Murray

"This is a gem, potentially a very powerful piece of emotional mentalism and that opinion is based on just the first read. Love it." --Ewen Wilson

"It is powerful stuff and, presented in an informal and conversational manner, is engaging and entertaining."--Neil Somerville

"I think it is an excellent routine, and RedDevil's method of incorporating others is fantastic. It is well thought out, well written, expanded where it needs to be, a recap of actions taken, and a summary. The manuscript is an excellent learning tool for the routine. As for the routine, although it is described as a dinner table routine, it is not by any means limited to that. It will play as stated, at a dinner table, but will also play at a party, walk around, and on stage."--Tony Iacoviello

ET is a 30-Page PDF e-book in 16-point font. The routine contains the billet methodology, the "ET" reading system, and sample scripts.


Introducing the first collection of mentalism by RedDevil...

"777 is an excellent collection of effects. I've had the opportunity to try some of these ideas out in my own show and can say that they are practical and effective. The book demonstrates a solid understanding of the psychology of mentalism and I think that any serious student of the art will find it a valuable addition to his eLibary. Highly recommended." --Bob Cassidy

"Devilish thinking, workable ideas, value for every type of performer...A recommendation from me for a new author and mind that I know that can and will be a contribution for those searching for good knowledge in Mentalism." --Pablo Amira

"I really like this eBook. A dozen routines (plus a few sub routines), all very well thought out and exceptionally well written! All of the routines are workable. You will need a little practice , but it is well worth the small effort you need to put into them. RedDevil is giving us some new and refreshing ideas, plus some improvements on a few old chestnuts. I am sure we will see his name more and more as time goes on. There is a lot of gold in this book, some of which I will be using. I highly recommend it!" --Tony Razzano

"I have spoken to RedDevil a few times via Skype and it is very evident that he has a serious passion for this art. This passion is also combined with a talent for piecing together some very nifty routines. For his first book RedDevil should be very proud, he has not only applied existing techniques and principles to some great routines he has went further to develop his own effects from scratch." --Michael Murray

"The material in this book is all well thought out and workable and there are some very clever ideas in here. The Good Samaritan is a particularly clever piece of propless mentalism. The final chapter is worth the price of the whole book if you are looking for a cueing system, Card Camera is absolutely fantastic and this is something I am definitely going to use." --Mark Chandaue

"I actually told hm to NEVER release this [Good Samaritan] over Skype when he showed me. It's that good! I'm quite upset he has decided to release it since I love it so much!" --Art Vanderlay

"I have marveled at his depth of thinking and approach. In some cases he has taken classic effects and put his own spin on them. In particular I love his Ternbata based on Rich Maue's "Terasabos." Armed with just a few business cards, you have a remarkable effect which is a real delight to perform." --Neil Somerville

“With 777 Red has put together a great collection of a dozen engaging and fully scripted Mentalism effects which have a bit of something for everyone. The emphasis here is very much on presenting effects that 'matter' and have 'meaning' to the participants which is all down to RedDevil's scripting and his ability to frame each effect in a way that resonates with the audience.” –Laurence Hookway

"Red has released some very fine thinking in his first release 777. I expect to hear a lot more from him in the future. The idea for performing Equivoque in a sideways manner is worth the price of the PDF on its own, in my opinion. If you like what myself and others are doing in regards to updating methods and pushing the art into near prop-less approaches then be sure to check this out..." --Fraser Parker

"This book is an excellent value and I think it would be a very peculiar mentalist who didn't find several items of interest within its pages. Congratulations RedDevil on your first publication; it is in my opinion extremely unusual to find so much useable practical material in one book, very well done."--Ewen Wilson

"As far as 777 goes, I have to say that this has been the best purchase for my money since Train Tracking and Pygmalion Effects. If anything 777 is priced too low. There is so much usable material and so many great ideas. Too many times these day, releases are one item releases that are overpriced, for material that has been around before, or just quite frankly isn't worth it. As for the items, I love Creature Card and the marriage of the different methodologies involved. I really enjoyed lifelock as well, I have a similar routine where I unlock someone's phone with a code they come up with. Good Samaritan is also great....Again, I can't tell you how pleased I was with this purchase. I found a lot of good usable material for a fair and decent price. It has restored my faith in buying mentalism products again..."
--Justin Cortes

777 Effects in the Eyes of the Spectator

Creaturecard: A spectator thinks of a random creature, and somehow the performer not only reveals the creature, but apparently an entire scene from the spectator's imagination. This can be totally billet-less.

LifeLock: For all the cell phone PIN reveal junkies out there, LifeLock has a unique twist in a growing genre. The spectator creates a new "life-code" based on personal events in her life, and the code opens the spectator's lock screen. Works only with iPhones and is compatible with IOS 8.0. You do NOT need to jailbreak your phone.

Ternbata: A unique take on Rick Maue's beautiful "Terasabos" using business cards, but works 100% of the time. A great effect to carry in your wallet and an idea you will use for other billet/card routines. Rick honored me with his blessing on this.

Good Samaritan: Another billet-less routine, the spectator imagines finding a wallet filled with cash, and you tell him exactly how much money is in the wallet. Nothing is written down, and the spectator’s choice of the amount of money is free. This can be performed on the phone and on Skype.

Card Camera: This is a mini-book in itself. It is a very simple card c###‪#‎g‬ system. It also contains a cellphone texting system, a number divination system, and a couple of sneaky ACAAN's you will like for just the right occasion.

Positively!: Originally published through Pablo Amira, this is my updated and improved 100% full-proof method for the classic Positive/Negative plot. One prediction. No switches. No sleights. No outs. The prediction stays untouched on the table the entire time. Guaranteed to work in English and Spanish only, but it is possible that it could be adapted to other languages.

Deckwavoque: A full-deck equivoque presentation that you will use. Presented as a "Personality Test," the spectator's interest will be primed, and by the time they realize they have chosen a card, it will be too late to backtrack. 

DeckwACAAN: A truly hands-off ACAAN, and the spectator believes his number and card are freely chosen.

The Willy of Oz: The performer guesses a classic movie from childhood that the spectators were only thinking of in their minds. A psi-force opportunity for use as a thematic "macro-effect."

The Kiss F#‪#‎ce‬: A new number f##ce that has limitless possibilities and maximum interest from your spectator. Works best for USA citizens.

Cold-Reading Queens: A combination fortune-telling and prediction with four queens using "The Kiss F##ce."
Personality of a F##ce: a re-introduction to the 37 F##ce that gives the apparent control back to the spectator.

777 is a PDF e-book (Approximately 150 pages in 16-point font). Many effects in this book depend on the English language. The version you are downloading is the 2nd Edition, released in April 2015.