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13 Steps to Mentalism PLUS Encyclopedia of Mentalism and Mentalists
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13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda is produced in large print in this substantial tome. This Encyclopedia contains nearly 600 pages of must-have information on performing feats of Mentalism. 13 Steps to Mentalism teaches you step-by-step instruction through text and illustration. BONUS: You will receive an additional twelve fascinating chapters detailing the lives of Mind Readers and Psychics past and present. Max Maven, Eugene Burger, Ted Annemann, Dr. Jaks, and many, many more. Topics Include: Swami Gimmick, Pencil, Lip, Sound, Mnemonics and Mental Systems, Predictions, Blindfold and X-Ray Eyes, Billets Introduction, Book Tests, Two-Person Telepathy, Mediumistic Stunts, Card Tricks, The Question and Answer Act, Publicity Stunts, Patter and Presentation
This is a staple book for anyone who is serious about understanding mentalism techniques.
Beautiful, to start. But within these pages is THE classic on Mentalism, plus a very diverting rundown of every classic performer!
This is a beautiful book, with the kind of cover like textbooks often have, which somehow adds to the feeling you're going to be doing some serious learning here. Of course, its content is without equal, since it contains *the* book on Mentalism, 13 Steps. But the included encyclopedia of classic mentalists is very diverting and gives us something to shoot for!
Corinda's 13 steps is one of the bibles of mentalism! If you're a mentalist, you should already have this one your shelf. Presented in this tome are the fundamental building blocks which serve as the foundation for everything mentalism. Q&A, billet handling, blindfold effects, card effects, predictions, mind reading, muscle reading- the list goes on. This book is a tool chest, not just a list of routines to be followed to the letter. As an added bonus you get a comprehensive, biographical list of the most prominent mentalists and bizarre magicians which provides a fascinating history of the development of mentalism and bizarre magic throughout time. I don't just recommend this book- I say outright- Buy this!
This is a great book, or should I say "books" the first book or section comprises of any short biographies of mentalists past and present. The second section is Corinda's thirteen steps. This is a great book for anyone's collection. You will always find something to practice in here.
This is a must read for anyone wanting to become a mentalist. Some of the info may be a little dated but the rest is still relevant now!!
This is a must buy.
I love it! Nicely made, got here really fast, and it’s full of amazing information!
This book is so amazing that when you start reading you can't stop until you have finished the entire book. It teaches so many of the must now basics in magic from the dual telepathy to cold reading to billets. All in one book. I have fooled everybody around me with the help of this book.
This is a must purchase if you have any interest in mentalism. I was pleasantly surprised at how much information you get for the price of this hardback book.
Half way through the book and I can't wait to read the other half cuz there is so much information it takes time to absorb it all since it is so good. The book goes back and let the snow all about these magicians we never knew existed and what talents they had or unbelievable you will find many new directions for some of your new Magic by looking back at some of the old magic I definitely recommend this book 21 was serious and loves looking back at history at what some of these talented entertainers had to go through to succeed. Tom Williams
Ladies and gentlemen, I have to admit, that was one of the best books I bought from this site. It is very well written,as a matter of fact there are two books in one, with a lot of useful information and material about mentalism and mentalists, and all these in a very- very affordable price, to say the least. I highly recommend it to any magician of any other kind. For people who want to really study mental magic,if you don't already have it, just buy it, without question. You will not regret it,I can guarantee that...
This is it...that particular niche I've been looking for, and I'd have to say this book covers all the basics with a tip of the hat to mentalists of the past. In the first part, "Mindreaders, Masters of Deception" by Rauscher, I ran across a mentalist I had the lucky pleasure of seeing on a live broadcast in Colorado when I was a kid. He completely covered his eyes in LAYERS of wet dough, tape, and gauze, then a layer of towel over all that. Someone wrote a long addition problem on a blackboard, handed him the chalk, and off he went, calling out the numbers as he added them up, FAST. That left an impression on me that's lasted my entire life...I had no idea who he was, and when i tried to describe what i saw, adults laughed me off... And now, here he is, one Mr. Kuda Bux, with his own little section on pages 70-71... The book is fantastic! As for "13 Secrets of Mentalism" by Corinda, count me in! THIS is that one thing I've been seeking, and didn't even know it! These ideas, secrets, routines, and hand-drawn *gimmick plans (*is this the correct word?) can be employed alone, or incorporated with other, existing routines to give them a different feel. Step Seven of the 13 completely changed my mind about what a 'Book Test' could be..."Zarkamorta II (The Ceremony of Reincarnation)" is outstanding! Not typical of what I've encountered. This volume is easily worth twice the price, GREAT read, and looks excellent on the shelf. Get it, and start blowing people's minds...that's what I intend to do!
“13 Steps to Mentalism” is a large book (424 pages) that aims to provide step-by-step instructions to Performing a mentalist act. Although the book appears a bit dated - in appearance and print, it’s still considered a classic and a must-have for anyone interested in mentalism. In this edition, There are an additional twelve chapters of short biographies famous Mind Readers and Psychics past and present.
A good read to get a handle on the basics and classical methods. Descriptions of actual effects are well done and easy to follow; however, the scripting is dated as one might expect by the original publication dates. I didn't find this to be a negative as it generally encourages you to get creative and re-invent to make it your own. I loved the old pictures and the bios - again, giving lots of fuel to get the creative processes working.
The price would be fair if it were only "13 Steps to Mentalism." And anyone interested in exploring mentalism should probably consider studying Tony Corinda's classic. The inclusion of "Encyclopedia of Mentalism and Mentalists" is a cool bonus that covers the history of notable Mentalists and their acts. With today's technology there are certainly other ways to fool people with feats of mentalism and those certainly have their place. But I love exploring these classic non-digital means to which Mentalists have leaned on for years and find them ultimately more fascinating.
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Jonah asks: Hi there I was just wondering if this book includes all the chapters from Corinda's 13 steps to mentalism plus the bonus content mentioned. If it does include all the chapters to Tony Corinda's 13 steps to mentalism I'm likely to buy this product.
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