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The Legacy of Dr. Swami

Orson Welles

A fantastic short bit where Orson Welles explains for you the secret of “cold reading,” how psychics use it, and how he himself used it one time when he got bored.

It took some time, but this eventually found me via Twitter thanks to William Gibson, Colin Peters, and David Metcalfe.

For more along these lines, you can check out a great interview Richard Dawkins conducted with Derren Brown, and they lead off with information on cold reading. We posted the entire interview here.