What a mystery!
A fascinating magic trick, and a wonderful party trick as well!
This effect comes complete with a set of cards for performing a "find the chosen card" effect.
However, you can also use the pendulum for some great party fun!
For the card effect, let your spectator flip one of the cards over while your back is turned.
When you are facing the cards again, you will find the chosen card by merely dangling a crystal pendulum above the cards.
The pendulum will swing east-to-west over cards that were not chosen, but north-to-south over the chosen card.
And all you have to do is hold the pendulum by its chain, so it can swing freely.
THE PENDULUM DOES THE REST- ALL BY ITSELF!
So how DOES this work??
For the teachers out there, the scientific explanation for what happens when you hold the pendulum is called “the ideomotor response” – muscle movements caused by subconscious mental activity. In this case, your brain knows which card is the correct choice. So very subtly, your brain sends out a message to your hands, even if you are not aware that your brain is doing that. The tiny signals from your brain will cause slight movement in anything you are holding. It looks and feels as if the movements are involuntary. In reality, your brain knows which way the pendulum SHOULD move, so it sends out signals to cause your hand to move the pendulum in the correct direction. And try as you will to prevent it, your brain will send the signals anyway!
That's what makes this effect so wonderful! You don't have to do anything to make it work- it just DOES!
it's also a really fun novelty to use with your friends or at parties!
While holding the pendulum by its chain, ask it a question.
Then watch it start to swing BY ITSELF in either a straight line, or in a circle.
Traditionally, a straight line is said to mean "NO" while a circle means "YES".
Also, a straight line indicates "male" and the circle indicates "female".
Imagine the hilarious questions and answers your friends will have!
Of course, this item is meant purely for entertainment purposes only.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Do not put the pendulum in your mouth. Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
We also carry a similar Mystic Pendulum in metal (your choice of gold color or silver color).