Posted on February 4, 2009 at 11:44am
Learning the principles and mechanics in magic was fun and exciting. I soon found out that some of these wonderful, for entertainment only, methods were used in sinister ways.
Researching con games, I found that certain slights were used in street crimes such as the Three Card Monte, Shell and Pea, Pigeon Drop, Hanky Switch and some carnival games. Mind Reading, especially Cold Reading, is used for fraudulent fortune tellers and psychics.
Deception in magic is one thing,… Continue