My Way To Mentalism

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Book by Tony Binarelli ($38.00)

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For over 30 years, Tony Binarelli has done more than just fool his audiences - he has affected them. Using notepads, airplane tickets, cards, newspapers, and other everyday items people wouldn't normally think twice about, he creates the impossible, peering into the minds and hearts of his spectators with unfailing accuracy. He makes people question their eyes, their ears, their doubts, and ultimately, their very perception of reality, then he sends them home with a lasting sense of wonder. This is the magic of Tony Binarelli.

The Recollection Technique - This technique (and the Eight Observations that led to its development) will change your magic forever! It forms the foundation of all Tony's work, and can be used in the construction of everything from a single effect to an entire performance!

Jumbo Mississippi Poker - The magician never loses in this astonishing 10-card Poker Deal for stage, even when the spectators themselves handle the cards! And it's virtually self-working!

Mental Epic 2001 - Using a hand-held notepad in place of the classic blackboard, the magician accurately divines a selected ESP symbol, a date in history with some special meaning for a spectator, and a vacation destination long-desired by yet another member of the audience!

Headline Prediction - One of the finest and most practical methods ever conceived for this effect! A prediction, mailed ahead of time to the client, foretells the contents of an article on the front page of a newspaper days (even weeks) before it is published!

A Blow to the Heart - While blindfolded, the magician fires a dart at a spinning board, piercing one single playing card among an entire deck (the cards from which were all shown to be different). The pierced card is removed and shown to match a spectator's selection!

And so much more! MY WAY TO MENTALISM is overflowing with wonderful effects and routines, but perhaps more importantly, every page is imbued with Tony's simple, elegant philosophy of magic, a philosophy that allows him to extract stellar amounts of mileage from the simplest of means. He is referred to by his peers as "The Copperfield of Italy", and this book demonstrates why.

Hardcover, color dustjacket, 122 pages, with a foreword by G.P. Zelli.


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Other than having too many copies in the warehouse, I can't think of a good reason why Vanishing, Inc. was promoting this book recently, or carrying it at all. There is nothing much new here in the realm of standard mentalism stage effects. For example, the author makes a big deal of his approach to "Mental Epic", an effect he admits is hugely famous in mentalism. Instead of offering anything really new about it (granted, circa 2000 A.D.), he just tells how he does it. Instead of a slate, he uses a pad. what?

I didn't find anything in the book that could not be found anywhere else--with the exception of many black-and-white photos of the author, often posing with scantily-clad women.



I've had this book since it first came out. At the sale price it's a bargain. I've used one effect on and off for many years, and later Bob Cassidy released something similar. I recently thought about making up another routine in the book.

A couple of the routines in the book have been marketed since it was first published. Tony's thoughts about performing mentalism on stage are interesting, his thoughts on music, lighting etc.

Yes, some familiar plots are visited. But any book from a successful performer is worth a read. It's not for the close up mentalist and the presentational style from other countries might differ to your own. A stand up worker SHOULD get something from this book.

My Way To Mentalism by Tony Binarelli