There are two ways to do the ‘which hand is the coin in trick‘. Reading body language & Embedded commands.
If you were ever wondering how the ‘which hand is the coin trick,’ is done; here are two explanations of how it can be done. The first by Chris Ramsay and the second by Timon Krause. The trick is done by reading body language.
The 'Which hand is the coin in trick' can be done in two ways. Option one is reading body language, as explained by Chris Ramsay in video one. Option two is using mind control or hypnotic suggestion through conversational hypnosis, also called embedded commands. This is how I think Timon Krause fools Penn and Teller on Fool Us. I also provide links to courses which will teach you the power of mind control and conversational hypnosis below.
Which hand is the coin in trick - Using body language
The first video is with Chris Ramsay. He begins by demonstrating the 'which hand is the coin in trick'. This which hand gimmick is very simple, but effective!
Then he explains how he reads body language to work out which hand the coin is in.
This is one way to do this great trick, but see below for five useful tips for you learning this great trick.
But there's another way to do this trick using conversational hypnosis or mind control.
Which hand is the coin in trick - Using conversational hypnosis or embedded commands
In the second video with Timon Krause fooling Penn and Teller on the show 'Fool Us'.
Timon Krause is known for winning the award for 'Best European Mentalist.' Known also for performing in Las Vegas, with Penn and Teller, which was his prize for fooling them on their show.
In other words he’s planting suggestions in the host’s mind. He is literally telling her which hand to put the coin in to.
The key to his 'trick' is when he says 'You have no choice.' The reason why she has no choice is because he is speaking directly with her subconscious. She doesn't stand a chance.
Bearing in mind he's fooled Penn and Teller, it will be difficult to truly know how he did the 'which hand is the coin in trick.' But this is my opinion of how he did it.
Read on below for another possible solution of how he did the trick.
See what you think, after watching the video for yourself...
The question I still ask; is he is influencing her using conversational hypnosis or mind control?
Or is he reading body language like Chris Ramsay demonstrates in the first video?
If Timon Krause is reading body language, then the real solution to how he did his version of which hand is the coin in trick is that he must then have all the various outcomes on 16 separate sheets of paper.
His only challenge is to then be able to remember which pocket he put each of the outcomes in. He needs to be able to locate the matching sheet with the correct outcomes.
But the reason why I don't think this is how he does it, is because he brings the piece of paper out before she brings her closed fists out for the fourth time.
He has already chosen the piece of paper when the host still has her hands behind her back. He then opens the paper up before he has chance to read her.
However, the only other option that counters this argument, is Timon is a very good mind reader, or should I say body language reader. See the Tedx videos below, but particularly the second one.
It's entirely possible that he has picked up on cues from her body language, which tell him which hand she has already put the coin into.
But at this point, with her hands still behind her back, she could have changed her mind. Which is why I don’t think this is how he did the trick.
Whilst I accept and know that Timon Krause is good a reading body language, I don’t think this is what he is doing.
So this leaves me still convinced he is using mind control or some form ofconversational hypnosis. See below for ways you can learn these techniques.
Timon Krause Tedx talk - where mentalism crosses over to psychology
If you don't know it already, mentalism is mostly about psychology. Take body language for example, the body language we communicate with is driven by the subconscious...i.e. the mind.
Being able to better read and understand body language, is about understand the psychology of it.
But also hypnosis and embedded commands or suggestion is all about mind psychology too.
This is also better explained by way of video. In this next video Timon Krause is at Tedx.
It's really interesting to note that Timon Krause is very keen to understand the psychology of humans and the brain. He explains about conditioned responses, which he calls the Cue Response System.
If you know the correct trigger, you can elicit any response in yourself or others that you wish.Timon Krause - in the above Tedx video
He also explains about how some of the psychological systems in your brain have been built-in from an evolutionary stand point.
These 'systems' are there to protect you from danger. But they can also be used by mentalists if you know what you are doing.
But please make sure you only use what you learn from the course below for good and not for bad!
Timon Krause Tedx Talk No. 2 in Amsterdam
In this second Tedx video, Timon Krause explains how the human mind is the weakest link in the security chain.
Worth noting when you review my recommended courses listed below to learn techniques of hypnosis and mind control.
In this second video Timon is able to guess the PIN number of a member of the audience. He explains how mind reading works a bit like pick-pocketing.
This is because whilst a pick-pocket works by distracting you with one part of your body as they steal from an other part. Whereas a mind reader may have you concentrate on one thought, and go for an entirely different thought at the same time.
So Timon explains that he is 'a pick-pocket of the mind.'
Which hand is the coin in trick tips
A few tips for the which hand is the coin in trick for you. After the person has brought their hands in front of them, you need to work out which hand the coin is in.
With their fists in front of them, you need to focus on their body language. You need to watch for the very smallest of cues. This technique takes practice and good observation.
Tip number one - watch their eyes
Chris Ramsay mentions about how to watch the eyes of your volunteer. Observe to see which way they point, as there'll be the very slightest cue towards the hand in which the coin is in.
This is being controlled at the subconscious level of the brain. On a conscious level, your volunteer will have no idea that this is what they are doing.
Tip number two - watch their nose
Chris also explains about looking at the persons nose. People are subconsciously more likely to point their face, and hence their nose, towards the hand which holds the coin.
As with the eyes, this is going to be extremely subtle. It may take time to master this skill, but practice, practice and practice again. Use family and friends to help you with this great trick.
And remember, a simple but effective trick like this allowed Timon Krause to get himself to Las Vegas!
Tip Number three - Look at each fist
Look for which fist looks more clenched than the other. Look for whiteness around the knuckles. People tend to hold the hand with the object in tighter. This works in your favour because subconsciously the body realises it is there and your volunteer is trying to not drop it.
Like with the eyes and the 'face-pointing', this is another natural behaviour which is controlled by the subconscious mind. But most importantly for you, at a level where your volunteer will have no way of knowing they are doing this.
All you have to do is to notice the subtle cues.
Be prepared to get it wrong is tip four
When you are learning any new trick, you have to be prepared to get things wrong. This is the only way you're going to learn.
But if this happens when you're not expecting it, pay the person a compliment and tell them that they're very good at this trick. Tell them that they are very difficult to read.
However, you will need to learn to go with your gut. Your mind is designed to pick up the most subtle of body language. You are already noticing these subtle hints. You just need to tune into them!
Learn to trust your intuition.
Stop when you're ahead - tip number five is to only guess up to four times
Remembering to stop while you are ahead is a good tip to finish on. Correctly guessing up to 4 times like Timon Krause does is enough to complete the effect.
You'd be advised to not push your luck by carrying on. The more you carry on, the more likely your volunteer will then try to catch you out.
How would you like to be able to control the minds of others?
On the basis that I'm correct about how Timon Krause correctly guesses each time which hand the coin is in, to do this trick using the second method, you need to learn how to control other people’s minds.
Even if this isn't the way Timon Krause is doing the which hand is the coin trick, if you want to become a professional or famous mentalist, I strongly suggest you learn this psychological technique in any case.
Conversational hypnosis which is also a way of embedding commands, is a way in which you can control the minds of others.
Learning this extremely powerful skill will be a great asset to you in life, but more importantly in learning to become a mentalist.
Here are four trusted courses on learning conversational hypnosis and mind control, recommended for you:
- Igor Ledochowski - Little-Known Shortcut Secrets Of Conversational Hypnosis
- Steve G Jones M.E.d - Ultimate Conversational Hypnosis - Hypnosis to Control.
- Kevin Hogan - Convert Hypnosis Revealed.
- Cameron Craford's - Black Ops Hypnosis.
Take your pick from the above. Take a read of each one and choose which one 'calls to you'.
Each course is slightly different, but they all provide you with insights and techniques on mind control.
The conversational hypnosis and mind control techniques linked to on this article are extremely powerful and should be used with caution. By following the link to them you are confirming that you will only ever use themse techniques for good.
But as already mentioned before, please use the techniques described in each of these course for good. These hypnosis techniques are extremely powerful and will enable you to control people's minds.
Please be careful, also let me know how you get on.
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