Transference by Mark Elsdon

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This is Transference by Mark Elsdon. A script on your phone that's always ready to go, giving ANY spectator the power to be the world's greatest mind-reader.

This is something we've had on our phones at Ellusionist for over a year, winning us countless free drinks at any bar we step foot in.

The funny moments, tension, powerful pauses and fairness are all provided for you. The only thing your audience needs to do is read it out loud.

You'll get 5 effects that use:

- No Apps

- No Stooges

- No Dual Reality

... and can be performed with a borrowed, shuffled deck.

If you know Mark Elsdon's magic & mentalism you'll know that the methods are always simple to do, the effects are always hard-hitting and the presentations are always laced with humour and totally deceptive.

The best thing is that Transference is 100% heckler-proof and as a series of PDFs, it is guaranteed to work on both Android and iPhone.

Download Transference TODAY.


PRIME - The OG. Prime is the trick that fooled Ellusionist founder Brad Christian on an NYC shoot last year with his own deck. This is the one you'll be out performing immediately after downloading it. You can thank us for all the free drinks later.

EXTRA - Going one step further than 'Prime', Extra allows the spectator to cut to the card that you officially cut to. This is THE one effect Mark uses to fool magicians if they've already learned his original method.

RAINBOW - Your spectator tells you to select a card at random to match their card. One is a 3, the other is a Queen. Massive fail... not quite. When the deck is turned over all the cards have different backs except the two you randomly chose together.  

ACAAN - If a magician publishes a trick and it isn't a way of finding any card at any number, was it even a trick at all? Mark Elsdon proves that to be true by turning Transference into an ACAAN that the spectator will actually have fun watching. Harsh… but true.

DOUBLE - As a doubling-up on the original ‘Prime’ presentation of Transference, not only does the spectator find your card, but you also find theirs. This uses a special gimmick that you definitely already own


Last January we released 21st Century Canasta by Mark Elsdon. On set, he shared the secret to Transference with us and it immediately became a trick our entire team had to have.

By working in the magic industry, it’s always nice to have a few things to perform that nobody has ever seen before.  This is my favourite one.

Often when magicians perform, it's all about 'me me me'. Look how clever/powerful/amazing I am. It's not often the joy and euphoria is given to your audience, making them the star of the show.

What you'll find performing Transference, is this opportunity pulls a shy participant out of their shell, it puts a heckler under a spotlight that you can control and it gives a true lover of magic chance to live out one of their dreams.

Not to mention, we’ve used it to score free drinks at every social outing we’ve had across the globe for the last year. A line LITERALLY exists in the script to make that happen should you require a beverage of sorts.

With no instant stooging and no dual reality it's one of the only tricks in magic where the person doing the effect is just as fooled as their audience.

It even fooled Ellusionist founder Brad Christian, whose dealt in secrets for almost 2 decades.

If that's not a seal of approval, I don't know what is.

- Geraint Clarke @Ellusionist 

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  1. Zachary

    Very easy to pick up and learn. I can’t stop smiling at how badly I got fooled by this simple method. I feel like this could be used in so many other ways as a great utility move, but I haven’t needed to use it in any way other than the given presentation. Clean, simple and can be done with no prep. Could be worked into any style of act.
  2. Shai

    Great product! Absolutely easy to do, and very clear Instructions. Perfect for beginners and super easy to do after watching the videos once. Not complicated but still gets great reactions
  3. Shai

    Great product! Absolutely easy to do, and very clear Instructions. Perfect for beginners and super easy to do after watching the videos once. Not complicated but still gets great reactions
  4. Steven

    I love this trick. I've only learned the first trick of five. Within a few minutes after watching it I immediately showed this to my kids. They were blown away. I'm not a magician but I love magic so the tricks and illusions I learned are phenomenal for beginners. Transference is no exception. I have 4 more tricks to learn but for now I'm stuck on the main trick because it's just that good. The setup and delivery are excellent.
    Whether you're a semi-beginner or full-time seasoned magician this should be one of your top picks.
    Oh by the way, my daughter loves learning magic with me... She's like my little assistant who is bound by the code of ethics to NEVER reveal tricks. She's 12 years old and I taught her this trick in 5 min... How awesome is that!?
  5. Adrian

    Clever ideas, but kind of a disappointing method. The great thing about this are the reactions you´ll get. Also you should enable other languages to the PDFs
  6. Chi Long

    I think the effect is not bad but it can not be performed as the video that they show you which is super disappointing.
  7. Kane

    I just purchased this trick as it seemed like something I would totally preform all the time and I'm only 20min into the tutorial so far and already its amazing, I would totally recommend this to most magicians especially to those whom want to give something more to the spectators to have them enjoy the show that much more. The best part is, is that it's not hard to do so for beginners this would be something i would recommend also. Thanks Ellusionist :-)
  8. David

    This is amazing so so simple but so effective you can do it straight away even if you are a beginner and start impressing all of your friends the one thing I would say is just check the lighting conditions before you use it ie can you see the card that is all i am saying without giving to much away well worth every penny .
  9. Stephen

    I've already got some ideas for this. For instance, using a M****d deck and turning the instructions into a small written manual with my information on it - it's a great, easy effect that will turn into my business card. You've hit it out of the park again!
  10. Weecho

    Overall great effect, my only complaint is the double pdf, I didn't get that one, the name is there but it's the same as the prime pdf, 5 stars though because the effects are great, the video quality is great as well, I really hope I get that pdf though but overall is very great!!!