13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda
This book has long been considered the "Bible" for mentalism methods and effects. What Expert at the Card Table is to cards, this book is to mentalism. 13 chapters devoted to the various methods used by today's top mentalists and performers.
The 13 different Steps consist of:
The Swami-Gimmick - This gimmick makes it possible to make written predictions. Explained are the various types of gimmicks which exist, their uses and their applications (24 effects).
Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch, and Muscle Reading - Thanks to movements that most of us aren't aware of making, you can learn to perform incredible effects.
Mnemonics and Mental Systems - To the mentalist, properly used memory systems are indispensable. You can give incredible demonstrations any time.
Predictions - This chapter describes the basic techniques used with a swami gimmick and other items to make seemingly impossible predictions.
Blindfolds and X-Ray Eyes - Blindfolds can turn ordinary stunts into incredible performances. Learn how to use them to your advantage.
Billets - Learn switches, tears, retentions and peeks - and put them to good use.
Book Tests - Use books in a routine that seems impossible.
Two Person Telepathy - Use these methods to create a two person mentalism act.
Mediumistic Stunts - Things which seem to be more than they really are.
Card Tricks - Mentalism with cards.
Question and Answer (Readings) - Learn the basics of Cold Reading.
Publicity Stunts - How to gain publicity.
Patter and Presentation - Methods which will help the presentation of your mentalism effects.
by Tony Corinda
424 pages Hard Cover