Docc Hilford – Sphinx Divination


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Predicting things to come is possibly the most impressive talent a mentalist allegedly possesses. The idea that a mystic can foresee the future is, in fact, so indelibly etched in the public’s mind that psychics are referred to as “fortune tellers”. However, many mentalists lack a direct prediction in their program or the prediction is merely part of a multiple ending tacked on as flashy showmanship. What is a clear, direct and powerful prediction for mentalists?
One answer is a number prediction. Mathematic problems, when simple yet difficult, scare the living daylights out of your audience. There’s a deeply emotional fear of having to do maths in public. And if a mentalist can summon a fear such as this in his audience, then battle and conquer it, the response is intense! Ted Annemann knew this. Al Koran knew it. As do all the successful mentalists of our time.
Sphinx Divination begins as a simple arithmetic problem. Two spectators think of two digit numbers. These are written together on a white board in view of everyone, to make a random four digit number. You explain that if multiplied by four other random numbers, the product would be impossible for anyone to guess. “We’ll do it twice, add the products together and get an insane number!”, because you want this final number to be inconceivably hard to predict.
You write the chosen number on the board again. Audience members give you single digits that are visibly placed under the other numbers on the board until all eight spots are filled. Everyone is instructed to multiply the first pair of numbers. Then, to do it again with the second set. Finally, they’re to add both products together creating a monstrous sum total.
This final sum comes to, say 28,673,591. The prediction you made before a single number was ever written on the board is shown around. It’s the same number!
Sphinx Divination lets everyone in the room participate because we all carry calculators in our phones.
The process is visible to everyone, unlike other number tricks.
The problem is simple; multiply two numbers, do it twice and add the two products together.
But the problem is extremely troublesome. People today have difficulty subtracting two digit numbers.Sphinx Divination predicts a number as high as nearly 100 million!
Most prediction effects are based on a force, if not several forces. Sphinx Divination doesn’t force any numbers.
In other tricks if the numbers aren’t forced, then the prediction must be altered at the conclusion. Sphinx Divination let’s you announce your prediction aloud before anything begins! Because the prediction isn’t changed, it’s really an open prediction.
Sphinx Divination doesn’t need any special props, wallets, pads, pens or hidden electronics.
You can perform it close-up or on stage.
Sphinx Divination is as big or as intimate as you prefer.
It has scripted comic relief built in so Sphinx Divination is entertaining as well as amazing.
Last, and most important, Sphinx Divination is EASY TO DO.
When on stage, the last thing you need is to worry about doing arithmetic in your head. Sphinx Divination uses an ancient, yet invisible method that’s as easy as adding 2 + 5 to get 7. Really. If you can do that a couple of times, you’re done!
Sphinx Divination is so strong the Docc Hilford cabaret show, performed in resort hotels around the world, has used it as the closer for over 100 performances.
Because of it’s flexability, Sphinx Divination is perfect for…
  • Hypnosis shows,
  • Memory demonstrations,
  • School programs,
  • Speaking dates,
  • Assemblies,
  • Restaurant table work,
  • Cocktail parties,
And if you perform the now infamous effect, The Recollector, the addition of Sphinx Divination makes ita full act!
After the telepathy, the clairvoyance and the Q&A, get the ovation you deserve.
Sphinx Divination.