The Oracle System (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) by Ben Seidman
"I want to buy every set so I can burn them. This is so strong, I want to be the only one performing it."
- Mark Calabrese
After guarding the secret for more than a decade, Ben Seidman is finally making one of his signature pieces available to the magic community!
"The Oracle System" is so much more than a singular routine. Using a dynamic combination of classic and original methods, and some deviously-customized Tarot Cards, this system allows you to conduct a pure and thought-provoking demonstration of mind reading and mentalism. It is easily the most talked-about moment from Ben's internationally-touring show.
However, we should point out that this is NOT a "tarot reading" effect. Instead, "The Oracle System" is a powerful mentalism routine that allows you to take your audience on an emotional journey they'll never forget. The tarot cards themselves are just one small piece of the greater whole. Even if you've never touched a tarot card in your life, you can still perform "The Oracle System".
Every aspect of "The Oracle System" centers around the spectator's past, present, and future. It offers you the chance to explore personal relationships, seemingly reveal intimate information and connect with your audience in truly meaningful ways. In fact, it's so effective, don't be surprised if your spectators start to believe that you can truly predict the choices they'll make or the thoughts they'll think.
Here's an example of how a performance of "The Oracle System" can go:
After both you and our spectator each shuffle a packet of five matching tarot cards, you begin a process of elimination. Four cards are eventually eliminated, leaving just one in each of your hands. Despite how fairly the spectator's choices are made, this final card impossibly matches every time.
Yet, that's not all. You are then able to show that you actually made EVERY decision in complete synchronicity because the order of the four tarot cards on the table also matches perfectly.
While there are multiple outcomes for "The Oracle System", they're all equally strong. The core method (which is not difficult) remains mostly the same. Yet, you're able to personalize the effect so each performance feels unique and special.
The true value of "The Oracle System" comes from Ben's insights on how to effectively deliver an authentic and personal experience for every audience. As you can also take this effect to new heights with some basic cold reading, Luke Jermay has even contributed some helpful bonus tips on the classic mentalism technique.
Each "The Oracle System" set comes with 12 beautifully-customized tarot cards and an elegant vegan leather wallet. Both video instructions and an accompanying PDF are included.
"This fooled the @%#* out of me."
- Shin Lim
"Ben's wickedly clever, interactive effect with tarot cards will make you look smart, insightful and magically intuitive."
- Michael Ammar
"Ben Seidman is a genius. If he's going to share something, anything... you buy it immediately! This creation is testament to that. It will truly become the most moving moment of real magic you share with someone. So use your new powers wisely..."
- Colin McLeod
"What Ben has done is create a lovely frame for delivering a personal reading as part of a commercial magic performance. This is a tough balance to strike, and "The Oracle System" makes the reading feel natural while ensuring a strong, impossible climax. If you'd like to try your hand at giving readings, this is a great way to practice because you have a foolproof safety net. If you're an experienced reader, this tool might actually be dangerous."
- Eric Mead
Important: Please note that the creator retains all broadcast rights to this routine. This means that you are welcome to perform the routines taught in live performance settings only. All broadcast rights are withheld by Ben Seidman. Performing "The Oracle System" on television, or through any broadcast medium (live, or pre-recorded) is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. For permission to perform "The Oracle System" outside of a live performance, please contact Ben Seidman directly.