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TheWhiteRoom

ByRanPink

TheWhiteRoom
byRanPink


2010Allrightsreserved.NoPortionofthisbookcanbereproducedinanymannerwithout
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andmayobtainedonlythroughwrittenpermissionfromRanPink.

NotetoMentalist!!!Trythisbeforeyouskimtherestofthe
document....Followclosely(minusclosingyoureyes).I'mgoing
totrytoreadyourmindfromanotherdimension.

"Iwouldliketoattemptsomethingverydifficult.Itmaynotwork.Thisisalso
probablythefirsttimeyou'llhavedonesomethinglikethis.Sojustgoalongwith
me,relaxanduseyourfirstinstincts.Alotdependsonyourimaginationand
concentrationabilities.IpromiseI'llmakeitfun.I'vegotagoodfeelingaboutthis."

"Firstpleasecloseyoureyessoeverythinggoesdark.Nowkeepyoureyesclosed
butjustimaginethatyouopenyoureyesandnowyouaresomewhereelse.Youare
inalarge,bright,emptywhiteroomandyouaresittinginthemiddleoftheroom
holdingalittleboxonyourlap.Thewallsarebreathingandpulsingasthoughthey
arealive.Holdthisimageinyourmind".

"It'soktoopenyoureyesnowaslongasyoucanrememberthepictureinyour
mindsoyoucangobacktherewhenIaskyouto.Let'splayagamewhereyoumake
allthechoicesinyourmind.Areyouready?"

"Thewallsintheroomareabouttochangecolor.Therearetwocolorswearegoing
toconcernourselveswithatthemoment,redandblack.Pleasedon'tchangeyour
mindassoonasthecolorhascrossedyourmind.Iwantyoutomakeasilentchoice
andonlyfocusoneitherredorblack.Nowimaginethewallsslowlyturninginto
thatcolor.Remember,thesechoicesexistonlyinyourimagination."

"Iftheroomisnowthecolorred,Iwantyoutothinkofanumberbetween15"

"Iftheroomisblack,Iwantyoutothinkofanumberbetween610"

"Now,letshavesomefun.Weallenjoyplayingcardgames.Iwantyoutoimagine
thattheboxyouareholdinginyourlapinthisroomisaboxofplayingcards.We
aregoingtocreateanimaginaryplayingcardinyourmind.Pleasefocusonceagain
onthecolorandthenumberyouareholdinginyourmind."

"IfyouarethinkingofanoddnumberIwantyoutothinkSpadesorHearts,based

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onthecolorofyourroom.SoifyourroomisredthinkHearts.Andiftheroomis
black,thinkSpades,againonlyifyouarethinkingofanoddnumber"

"IfyouarethinkingofanevennumberIwantyoutodecideonClubsorDiamonds,
againdependingonthecoloryourroom.Soifyourroomisred,thinkDiamonds.
Andiftheroomisblack,thinkClubs."

"Nowyouhavemadeaseriesofchoicesonlyyoucouldknow.Youhavearrivedatan
imaginarycardthatexistsonlyinyourmind"

"Iwantyoutocloseyoureyesagainandimaginethatyouopentheboxofplaying
cardsandyoulookatthecardsbuttheyareallthesamecard.It'syourcard.Allthe
cardsflyoutofyourhandsandsticktothewallsandnowwhatusedtobeawhite
roomhasnowgonedark,likeinatheater,andnowimagesofyourcardarebeing
projectedalloverthewalls.Focusontheseimages.Trytomakethemasstrongand
asclearaspossible.IamgoingtoimaginewalkingintothatroomandI'mgoingto
trytodescribewhatIseeonthewallsofyourmind."

NowifIhadtoguessfrominfrontofmylaptop,fromthepast,wouldyou
forgivemeifIgetconfusedandseeafewdifferentcards?Afterall,abunchof
youmenatlistsarereadingthisatthesametimeandthereare52cardsina
deck.

Myfirstinstincttellsmeit'sthe7ofspadesbutmyinstinctsarenot100%,butthen
a3ofheartsjustpoppedintomymind.Whowasthat?Oknowacouplepeoplehere
arethinkingofthe4ofdiamondsandthe8ofclubs.That'sallI'mgetting....Holdon
I'malsogettinga9ofspades.That'sit.Wait.No.Nevermind.IfImissedyourcard
youprobablydidn'tfocushardenough...onyour2ofdiamonds,I'mseeingavery
faintpicture.WhatcanIsayithappens.

Thispresentationwaswrittensothatitmightbemagicalforyou,thereader.
Obviously,Ididn'twantyoutocloseyoureyeswhilereadingit.Ijustwantedto
includesomeofthesubtletiesthatwillworktogiveyouanadvantage.Theforcing
procedureisthere,youcanadjustasyouplease.

IhopeIwasrightaboutyourcard.IfI'mwrongthenstartoverandtryagain.If
you'vejustskimmedtothissection,youmightwanttogobackandgiveitatry
toseeifitworksonyou.

Theonlycardsyoucouldhavethoughtofare2D,3H,4D,7S,8C,9S,thatsonly6
cards.Itcanbedoneoverthetelephoneusingvariouspumpingtechniques
explainedlater.6cardsaresoeasytoindexandsomuchmore.Themostcommon
choicesare3H,7S,4D,then8C.Tounderstandwhythesearethemostcommon
choices,IsuggeststudyingBanacheksPsychologicalSubtletiesseries.

Hereisthesimplechart:


Red Black

15 610

IfOddthenHeartsorSpadesand
IfEventhenDiamondsorClubs
Dependingonthecoloroftheroom.

2D3H4D 7S8C9S

1,5,6,10arecancelledoutbyaskingfornumbersBETWEEN15,610
IfyouincludetheseoptionsthenthecardsareAH5H6C10C.

TheInstructionBeat

WatchingsomebodygetarefresherPokerlessonfromafriendinspiredthisidea.
Thecardsweredealtforasamplegameandtheteachersaidsomethingalongthe
linesof,"Youwanttomakesureyouhaveadecenthandtostart.;Ahighpairfor
example".Thestudentlookedupimmediatelywhenheheardpairandsaid,"What
didyousayaboutpairs?"

Weallknewhewasholdingatleastapair,probablyahighone.Itdidn'tmatterthis
wasonlyalesson.Butitremindedmethatwhensomeoneislearninganewgame
theytendtofocusonrulesthatpertaintotheirsituation.

SoifIyouasksomeonetothinkofRedorBlack.Thenextinstructionis,"Ifyouare
thinkingofRedIwantyoutothinkofanumberbetween15."Waitabeat.Theywill
eitherstartthinkingofanumberortheywillbeawaitinginstructionsbecausethey
arethinkingblack.It'ssubtlebutyoucantellthedifference.Lookfortheireyesto
shiftmomentarilyastheyarevisualizingnumbers.

Sometimesitwillbemoreobviousthanothertimes,butsinceit'snotrequiredthat
yougainthisinformationfortheeffecttoendwell,youdon'thavetoworryandyou
canjustobserve,examinetheresultsaftertheeffect,andmakeamentalnoteofthe
cuesyounoticedduringtheprocedure.

Sincethepumpingisbuiltintocardselectionprocess,youhavethechancetobe
quiteaheadofthegame.

Itisveryimportantthatyoutakeyourtimewhilegoingthroughtheprocedure,
makingsurethattheyarefollowingalongandthattheyunderstandtheprocess.

ABoldAdditionofVisualCues

Tellthemthatyouwillturnawaysotheycanimagineprivately.Havethemclose
theireyeswhentheyaredecidingonthecolorchoiceandkeeptheireyesclosed
untilyoutellthemtoopen.

"Ifyouarethinkingofred,Iwantyouto,openyoureyes,andthinkofanumber
between15"

"IfyouarethinkingofblackIwantyouto,openyoureyesandthinkofanumber

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between610"

Thetrickistostandparallel,withyourheadlookingawayfromtheparticipantand
pretendyouarenotlookingorpayingtothematall.Youwillnoticethatiftheyare
thinkingofred,theywillopentheireyes.Theymayshutthemagainonceyou've
continuedwiththeinstructionbutthat'sbecausetheyaretryingtofoolyou.

It'simportantthattheyseeyouturnedawayfromthembeforetheyclosetheireyes.
Theymustbesoldthatyouarenotlookingatthemoritbecomestooobvious.Isaid
itwasbold.

FishingTechniques

Youmustbeagoodfisherman,butyouonlyhave6cardstofishforandhopefully
you'vepickedupcluesduringtheforcingprocedure.Thegoalshouldbetomake
statementsthatalwaysfeellikeahit.

Note:Ifyouarenotthrilledaboutusingpumpingtechniquesoryoufindit
difficulttofishconvincingly,thenyoumightwanttoskiptoICAINUonpage12
whichinvolvesnoneoftheabove.

Ifyoucan'ttelliftheychoseredorblackyouarestillgoingstrong.Asamatterof
fact,therevealwillfeeljustasdirect.Itisexplainedinthesectioncalled:Ifyou
can'ttelliftheychoseredorblackyouarestillgoingstrong.

Thenexttwosectionsdealwiththesituationwhereyoufeelconfidentthatyou
knowthecolor.Yourabilitieswillimproveovertimeandwillgiveyouaverydirect
pathtorevealingtheircard.

TheDirectHitApproach

Oneapproachistosimplygoforadirecthit.Letssayyouknowthecolorbecauseof
the"instructionbeat",soyouonlyhave3cardstofishfor.Ilikeanapproachthat
DerrenBrownusesinhiseffectSmokefromhisbookPureEffect.

Usethemiddlecardofthesetfirst.Soifyoufeelconfidentthattheyarethinkingofa
redcard,youwanttocheckfirstiftheyarethinkingofthe3ofhearts.

Havethespectatorimaginetheircardandinstruct,"Pleasefocusonyourcardand
repeatitoverandoverinyourhead,3ofhearts,3ofhearts,3ofhearts."Pausefora
secondtoseeiftheparticipantreacts.Iftheyarethinkingofthe3ofheartsthere

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willbeareaction.Ifnotcontinuewith"orwhatevercardyouarethinkingof."

Letssaytherewasnoreactionsoyouknowitseitherthe2or4ofdiamonds.Thisis
theperfectmomenttouseT.A.WaterstechniquefromhiseffectTrionicfromMind
MythandMagic.

Youclaimthatyousee4pipsordrawingsonthecard.Ifthereisapositiveresponse
orreactionthenit'sthe4ofdiamonds.Ifthereisanegativeresponsethenyou
immediatelydeclarethecardtobethe2ofdiamonds.Ihaveanalternate,similar
rusethatinvolvesthediamondsuitforthisparticularset.Itisexplainedlater.

Youshouldbecorrect.Butwhatifyouarestillwrong?Well,sofaryou'veonlymade
oneguess.Theyareeitherthinkingofablackcardortheydidn'tquitehearthe
instructionsandchose1,5,6or10.Mostlikelytheyarethinkingofablackcard.The
mostcommonanomaliesare5and6.Basedontheprocedurethe5isaheartsand6
isaclubs.

Soyou'veeliminated2,3,4,butyouweresuretheychosered.Afteryouincorrectly
guessthe2ofdiamondsyoucouldexclaim"butitisaredcard."Iftheyagree,then
youknowit'sthe5ofhearts.Ifyouarewrongaboutthecolorthentrytoresetthe
situationbytellingthemtheyneedtofocusharder,takeadeepbreath,andclose
theireyeswhentheyconcentrate.

Startthedirecthitprocedureoverbutthistimewiththeblackcards.Thisisof
coursetheworstcasescenario,whichistheriskyoutakebygoingwiththis
approach.However,ifyounametheircard,withoutaskinganyquestionsthenthat's
quiteafeat.

MoreFishingOptions

AgainIfyoualreadyknowthecolorbecauseofthe"InstructionBeat",thenyouonly
needtofindoutwhichoneamongst3ofthesamecolorcards.Hereisanother
optionthatworksaswell.

IfIknewitwasRedforexample.Iwouldstartwith"I'mseeingsomethingeven?"

Iftheysay,Yes",nowyoudeclarethatyousee4pointsinthedesign.Ifthey
immediatelyrespondassoonasyousay4,youknowitsthe4ofDiamonds.

Ifittakesherasecondtothinkaboutitoractsunsure,thentheyarethinkingofthe
2.Youclarifythatyouareseeing4cornersofaDiamondsuitandthenrevealher

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cardasthe2ofDiamonds.

Iftheysay,"No,youcontinuewith"Yeah,Iseeashapewith2bumps,butnowit
makessensetome.I'mseeing2bumpsofthetopofaheartshape,andyouare
thinkingofa3ofhearts."

Samegoesiftheyarethinkingofblackexceptnowyoustartwith,"I'mseeing
somethingodd".Thenyouusethesameexcuseforthe8ofclubsasyoudidforthe
hearts.Explainingthatyousawanoddshape,butitwasthe3bumpsofaClubcard
andtheyarethinkingofthe8ofclubs.Todecipherifit'sthe7orthe9,youcould
useT.A.Waterspipruseoryoucantrysomethingexplainedinthenextsection.

Ifyoucan'ttelliftheychoseredorblackyouarestillgoingstrong:

ThisisperhapsthebestwaytostartpracticingtheWhiteRoom.Youdon'tneedto
worryaboutgettinganyvisualcues.ThisishowyouwouldperformWhiteRoom
overthephone.

Iprefertostartwithadirectstatement,"I'msensingsomethingodd".Ifyougeta
positivereactionfroman"openbook"participant,onecanassumetheyarethinking
ofanoddnumber.Ifyoudon'tgetanyreaction,continuewiththeclassicfishing
ploy,"You'renotthinkingofanoddnumber,areyou?"

Iftheysayno,thencontinuewith,"Ididn'tthinkso.It'sjustoddtomethatI'm
seeingtheimageyouaresendingmereversedandupsidedown.Canyoutryand
reverseandfliptheimageoverinyourmind?Perhapsthatwillcalibrateus."

Onceyouknowthispieceofinformationyounarrowthecardsdownto3from
differentcolorsets.Ifshesaidno,thenyouknowits2D,4D,or8C.

IwouldusetheDerrenBrownideahereandtellthem,"Pleaserepeatthecardin
yourmind,8ofclubs,8ofclubs,8ofclubs,orwhatevercardyouarethinkingof."
Youwillknowiftheyarethinkingofthe8ofclubs.

Nowaskthemtovisualizetheircardastheyrepeatit'snameandthatyouwilltryto
describewhatyousee.Youdeclarethatyousee4pointsinthedesign.Ifshe
immediatelyrespondsassoonasyousay4,youknowitsthe4ofDiamonds.

Ifshethinksaboutitforasecondandthenagreessheisthinkingofthe2,because
probablyconnectedthe4pointstothesuitofdiamonds,whichhasfourcorners.It's
morelikelyshe'llsayno.

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Eitherwayyouexplainthatyouseefourpointsofthesuitofdiamondsatthattheir
cardisthe2ofdiamonds.

Ifsheisthinkingofanoddcard,yourresponseis"Yeah,butit'sjuststrangethat
I'mseeingtheimageyouaresendingmereversedandupsidedown.Canyoutryand
reverseandfliptheimageoverinyourmind?Perhapsthatwillcalibrateus."

NowyoucanusetheDerrenBrowngambitofrepeatingthe3ofheartsintheir
mindsagain.Oryoucantryanotherpumpingcombinationthatworkswiththisset.
Continuingwiththe"upsidedown"idea,immediatelysay,"OK.I'mseeingwhat
lookslikeaspade..but,Ithinkit'sstillupsidedown?"

Ifthere'sanimmediatereactiontospades,youknowitsbetweenthe7andthe9
andyoucansay,"Pleasetrytosendmetheimagesrightsideup,thankyou.Thisis
difficultenoughasitis".

Ifthereisnoresponsetothespades,thenit'sthe3andyoucontinuewith,"I'm
sorry...Upsidedown,itactuallykindoflookslikeaheart.The3ofhearts."This
upsidedownspadesthingwasinspiredbyRickRoth.ThanksRick.

Ifitisbetweenthe7andthe9,youcouldusetheT.A.Waterspipployasdescribed
earlier.Oranotheroptionwouldbetostate,"Iseewhatlookslikea7butthepicture
seemsincomplete.Doesthatmakesense?"

Againifthere'saninstantreactiontothe7,thenyouknowitsthe7ofspades."It's
incompletebecauseyouforgottoimaginethespadesinthecorners".

Iftheyrespondwithanegative,youimmediatelycontinuesaying,"andI'mstarting
toseewhatlookslikeacircleontop,whichlooksmorelikea9.I'mgetting9of
Spades.Isthatcorrect?"

Anomalies

Ifitfitsyourstyle,leaveyourselftheultimateoutbyadding,"Thismaynotwork.Its
verydifficultanditheavilyreliesonyourimaginationandfocusabilities.Areyou
withme?",beforeyoubegintheeffect.Thisputstheparticipantonyoursideand
theyarelikelytofollowyourinstructionsbetter.Andifyoufailtonamethecorrect
card,youmentionedhowdifficultitwouldbe.

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IfyouhavearealPokerfacedpersonwhowillnotconfirmthateasily.Iwouldgofor
directhitsamongstthemostcommonchoices.Ivefoundthesetypesgoforthe8of
clubsbasedontheprocedure.IfI'mwrongIapologizeandstatesomethinglike"I
wascompletelythrownoffbecausethismorningIfoundaplayingcardonthe
sidewalk,Iputitinmywalletthinkingitmaybringmeluck.Butithasn'tbrought
meluck.IfitdidIwouldhavebeenabletoreadyourmind.Whatwasyourcard?No
kidding.(Pullitoutofyourwallet)Iguessitismyluckycard."

Thereisalwaysachancethattheparticipantwillthinkofacardthat'snotintheset.
PerhapstheyincludedcardsA5610astheiroptions.I'vefoundthatthishappens
whensomeonehaschosenhisorherluckynumber.Thisisntaproblemforsomeof
theeffectsdescribed.Butitwillthrowyouoff,ifyouaregoingforadirect,mindto
mind,revelation.

Ifyouultimatelymissbecausetheythoughtofacardoutsidethemainset,thenyou
cansay,"Youthoughtofaluckynumberdidn'tyou?Ithinkthat'swhat'sthrowing
meoff."Iftheyagree,you'llgetcreditforknowingthat.Bythispointyoushould
haveenoughcluestogiveitonemoreshot.Ifyou'rewrong,youcanthankthemfor
tryingthisexperimentwithyouandmoveon.Itisknownthatbeingoffsometimes
addsbelievabilitytowhatwedo.

FinalFishingTips

OddsarethatmostofthetimeRedischosen.3shouldbethemostcommonnamed
orthoughtofnumberbetween15,and4isnextinline.

Certaintypesofpeopleleantowardsblack,7then8beingthemostpopularoptions.

Thecardsinorderofprobabilityofbeingchosen3H7S4D8C.

Thenaturalchoiceofred,sometimesgetsrejectedsimplybecausetheyonlycatch
yourdirectionsafteryou'vementionedthatiftheyarethinkingofredtheyshould
thinkofanumberbetween15.Justpayattentiontotheparticipant'sattentionlevel
atalltimes.

Noticeintheoriginalscript,thatjustbeforeIhavethemmakethecolorchoice,Iask
themiftheyareready.Theeesoundoftheyshouldbeslightlyunder
enunciated,soitalmostsoundslikered.Thereareprobablymanywaystotryto
subtlyinfluencetheparticipanttochooseonecolorovertheother.

InthescripttheparticipantexperiencesdarknessBlackandaWhiteRoomWhite.

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Sowhentheoptionofredcomesalong,I'dexpectittobetempting.

Thesebuiltinfishing/pumpingtechniquesareusefulforadirectmindreading
whereyouarereceivingthoughtsandimagesandthenrevealingthecardmerely
thoughtof.Butnowletsdiscussthefishfree,handsofICAINU.

ICAINU:ImaginedCardatImaginedNumberunspoken

ThisisbasedonAnyCardatAnyNumberbutthementalistneverknowsthecard
andthenumberuntilthecardisfound.Itiscompletelyhandsoff.Everything
happensintheparticipantsmindandyounevertouchthecards.

TheWhiteRoomisturnedintoaThoughtCardatThoughtofnumberwitharegular
deckinthespectatorhandsthewholetime.Thestorychangessothatthe
participantimaginesopeningthecardboxandputtingtheircardatanumberthey
thinkofbetween152....Buttheywouldcomeupwithanumberbytakingtheir
thoughtofcardandmultiplyingitbythenumberoflettersintheirname.

SayhernameisJenny.Shewouldmultiplyhercardnumberby5.Thereasoning
being,thatbymultiplyingbytheamountoflettersinhernamehasapersonal
connectionanditwillplacethecarddeeperintothedeck.Alsothepositionofthe
cardwillbebasedonchoicesthattheparticipanthasmadeearlier.Note:Thismath
happensintheparticipant'smind.Theresultsareneverrevealedtoyou.

Iknowthismightseemdisappointing.Someofyoumightcringethatthemethod
involvesmultiplicationintheprocedure.Youmusttrythisonalaypersonandsee
whatkindofreactionyouget.I'vealsofiguredawaytotiethemathinwith
somethingpersonalfromtheparticipant.

Youcouldchoosetomultiplyeachcard2,3,4,bywhatevernumberyouwantfrom
15.Itmustbe5andundertomakesense.Placethosecardsatthosepositionsinthe
deck.Ifyouknowthenameoftheparticipantis5lettersorlessyoucouldhave
themmultiplytheirthoughtofcard/numberbythenumberoflettersintheirname.
Thedeckiseasilysetupinfrontoftheparticipant,falseshuffledandthenhanded
overtotheparticipantbeforethestartoftheeffect.Soifyouchosetouse5,then
setupthedecksopositions101520354045areoccupiedbythemagic6cards.
Nospecialdeckneeded!

IfImeetsomeonenamedJackson.Icouldn'tusehisnamesoIwoulduse5asa
standardsetupIwouldjustifytheuseofnumber5byexplaining,duringthe

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imagination/dreammoments,"Ifyouhaveadifficulttimemaintainingtheimageof
thewhiteroom,itisknownbyluciddreamersthatithelpstoimaginelookingat
yourhandasafocalpointtomaintainthewakingdream."Thenyoutieitinby
askingthemtomultiplytheirthoughtofnumberby5becausewehave5fingerson
ourhand.

Tobeextrasafe,there'salwaysthosepeoplewhodon'thearinbetween15,
between610,justputcardsA5610inthecorrectpositionsinthedeckaswell.
Remember,basedontheforcingprocedure,theextracardsyou'dneedtosetupare
theAH5H6C10Candatmultiplesof5,theywouldbeplacedat5253050
respectively.

Youcansetupthedeckinfrontofaparticipantanddosoundertheguiseof
pretendingtobeginadifferenteffectandthenchangingyourmind.Doyourbest
falseshuffle,boxthedeckandhandittotheparticipant.

Anothereasywaytosetupthedeckistofindtheforceset,gettheminorderontop
ofthedeck.Letssayourmultiplieris5andwehavealltencardstosetup.Now
beginafaceupoverhandshuffleandpeelonecardatatimeuntilyoureach4.Next
youwillpeelboththefacecardandthetopcardwithyourleftfingersandthenpeel
thenextfaceupcardandcount2inyourhead.Continuewith3,4andrepeatthe
procedureabove.Dothistillyouhavethe10ofclubsatposition50.Boxthedeck
andhanditover.

Afanciermethodforsettingupwouldbetogettheforcesetontopofthedeckand
executetwofaroshufflesplacingthecardsatmultiplesof4.Iftheperson'snameis
Jane,youareset.Tomakethecardssitatmultiplesof5justlookthroughthecards
anddisplacecardsfromthefaceofthedecktopositionsinbetweentheforcecards.

Youhavetheoptiontocounttoyourselfastheparticipantisdealingcardsandyou'll
knowwhatcardtheywerethinkingofbeforetheyturnthecardoverforthereveal.
Usethisinfohowyoulike.

Youcouldperformthisoverthewire.Youjusthavetosendasetupdecktosomeone
andinstructhimorhernottoopenituntilyouspeakonthephoneoroniChator
Skype.DotheWhiteRoomprocedureandthenhavethemunsealtheenvelopeand
listenforthegasps.Theycanexaminethecardsforeveranditstillwontmakesense.
Ifyouknowmoreinformationaboutyourvictimlikeabirthmonthunder5orsome
otherpersonaltidbitsthatcanworkforthemultiplication,thenusethisinsteadof
thename.

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DavidHoyTossedOutWhiteRoom

Invitesixaudiencememberstostandup.Dotheprocedure.Calloutthe6cards.
Havethemsitdownifyoucalledouttheircard.There'smoretothisbutyouknow
wherethisisgoingandyoucantakeitfromhere.ThisisbasedonDavidHoys
TossedOutDeck.

AlternateSetsandTheCourtCards

Thesetcanalsobeflippedsothatiftheyhavethoughtofblacktheyshouldchoosea
numberbetween15.Ifred,thentheyselectbetween610.Ifwemaintainthe
previousrulesforoddandeventhentheforcesetwouldbe:

2C,3S,4C 7H,8D,9H

Inotherwordsyoucancustomizethesetifyouprefercertainforcecards.Change
therulesforoddandevenandyouhaveawholenewset.Thismaybeusefulin
comingupwithyourownfishingprocedurethatyoufeelcomfortablewith.

Youcouldevenchangetherulesaroundsothattheythinkofanumberfrom113,
allowingforabroaderrangeofchoices.InthisversionofWhiteRoomIwantedto
keepitsimple,withasfewoutsaspossibleinordertocreateanimpromptudirect
mindreadingeffectwiththeminimumamountoffishing.

Inthecaseyouwouldliketoincludethecourtcardsinthesetfortheothercard
effects,thenthesearethesuitsoftheroyals.Thesearebasedontheoriginalforcing
procedure.

JS,QC,KS

Insteadofredroomthinksofanumberbetween15andblackthinksofone
between610.Itwouldberedthinksbetween17,Blackthinksbetween813.This
changessomeofthecardsintheforcingset.

Forexamplethe6isnowa6ofDiamondsandthe7is7ofHearts.

Sohereisthewholealternatesetwiththecourtcards:

AH2D3H4D5H6D7H 8C9S10CJSQCKS

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ThismeansthatforICAINU,thehighestnumberyoucouldmultiplybyis4.Four
season,foursuits,fourBeatles;theyaremanygoodreasonstoincorporate4into
thepicture.

Asfarasfishingtechniquesforthisexpandedset,Illleaveituptoyoutofind
somethingthatworksforyou.

Illaddonetip.Youcaneasilyfindoutiftheyarethinkingofacourtcard.Thistime
thegoodoleImseeingtoomanydetails!Yournotthinkingofacourtcard,are
you?isabsolutelyboringbutperfect.Youarejusttryingtofindoutbecauseits
muchharderwithacourtcard.

Youlleithersay,Great!Phew!ItssomuchharderwithacourtcardorGreat
(sarcastic)Iknewit.Thisissomuchharderwithacourtcard.Letstryitanyway

Ifitisacourtcarditsactuallymucheasier.ItsmostlikelyJSorQCbecause13isa
fringenumberandismostlikelynotchosen.Ifitsnotacourtcard.Well,thatsas
farasIlltakeyouforthisversion.Surelybynowyouhaveenoughfishing
techniquesinyourarsenaltoworkthisout.OtherwiseusethiswithICAINU.

Premonition/Prizewinner/ThoughtControl/Crossroads

TheWhiteRoomprocedurewillalsoworkforaPremonitionstyleeffect.This
conceptwasmadefamousbyEddieJoseph,butinventedbyWilliamH.McCaffrey
andhecalleditPrizeWinner.LaterFredPetersonandBurlingHullusedthissame
ideain"MentalTelevisionThoughtControl",whichwaspublishedinSensational
MentalismPart3,andwasalsomarketedasaseparateitembeforethat.Inaddition,
themorerecentCrossroadsbyBenHarrisisalsoduecredit.

TheWhiteRoomstoryisadjustedsothatonlytheircardfliesoutofthedeckand
thengetsprojectedonthewall.Yousaythatyouaregoingtowalkintothatroomin
yourimaginationandyouaregoingtotaketheircardaway,sotheprojectionshave
goneblankandthewallsarebacktobrightwhite.Sothereshouldonlybe51cards
leftinthedeck.Thespectatorlooksthroughthedecktofindtheircardismissing.
Youtakeitoutofyourwallet.Nofishingrequired.Justthemagic6orifyouwantto
playitsafe,10cardshavetoberemovedfromthedeck,putinyourwallet,and
replacedwith5or9others.

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MyAppreciation.

SomuchcreditisduetoBenHarris.IwasfortunatetohavepreviewedSilent
Running.IhadcontributedsomeideastoBenjustbeforehisprintingdeadline.The
thingis,mybraindoesn'tshutoff.Beninspiredmeandputmeintherightframeof
mindtocomeupwithWhiteRoom.Bengavemehisblessingtoreleasethisidea.I
thinkofitasacousintoSilentRunningandsincetheforcesetsaredifferent,they
makeagreattagteam.

AlsoRickRothandIbrainstormalmostdailyandI'mveryfortunatetohaveagood
friendlikeRickwhoisverysupportiveandfullofincredibleideas.Rickisabigfan
ofimpromptumentaleffectsandthisoneisdedicatedtoRick.

ThankyoutoYanivDeautschforrecommendingadditionalexcellentsourcesfor
pumping/fishingtechniquesandforhelpwithcredits.

Gotohttp://worldwidemagic.comtodiscussWhiteRoom.Iwouldlovetohearfrom
youifthishasinspiredanyideas.

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