In the 1930s, at Duke University in North Carolina, J. B. Rhine and his wife Louisa E. Rhine conducted investigation into extrasensory perception (ESP).
These experiments are great for mental magic - you'll learn plenty of them on this website and they are often self working which makes them great for beginners.
In order to do these tricks you'll need to have just one thing - ESP cards - in most cases you don't need enything else, in some cases you need marked or gimmick cards.
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