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* 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 & 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.
This chapter describes the basic techniques used with a swami gimmick and other items to make seemingly impossible predictions.
* Blindfolds & X-Rays-
Blindfolds can turn ordinary stunts into incredible performances. Learn how to use them to your advantage.
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.
* Questions & Answer Effects-
Learn the basics of Cold Reading.
* Publicity Stunts-
How to gain publicity.
* Patter & Presentation-
Methods which will help the presentation of your mentalism effects.
424 pages, Hardbound, fully illustrated, the “bible” for magicians interested in “Mental Magic”
Customer Reviews: 13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda!
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Wow. I read through it and then went through again more in full and picked out what I liked and felt I could perform to the standard set by Corinda. As bonus I recommend 13 Steps on DVD produced by L&L publishing but use it alongside the book. Richard Osterland goes through each chapter and pulls out 7 or 8 of the best, performs and explains them. Now I have to convince the locals to hire me as a mentalist. They will go and see a physic pay heaps more and get conned but hire a mentalist-different story. – Dave Harris
Wow. When this book showed up I immediately put it to use and just blew some minds. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. – Rian Olsen
This book is older than some, but contains advice/effects which are still up to date, as well as others which can be brought up to date. It is THE book to have if you are considering a Mentalist act. It is what inspired me to turn Mentalist. The ladies love my routines, and tend to be 'affectionate' when mystified. Corinda teaches you how to mystify them....again, and again. This book is better than a love potion. Convince a woman that you can read minds, forsee the future, etc, and she will be drawn to your power. – Erin Argast
A fascinating book. It will leave you with a lot of respect for the creativity and intelligence of Corinda and other mentalists of his day. As Rich points out above, some of the ideas do come across as a bit dated and unfortunately could now (incorrectly) be attributed to technology that didn't exist when this book was written. But, there is still more than enough material for either a serious mentalism act or some interesting stand alone effects. If nothing else, if you get this book you'll never need to buy another calendar as long as you live - Corinda shows you how to mentally determine the day of the week for any given date from the 1700s till kingdom come. – Kent Carter
This book is a must if you are interested in simulating real psychic powers and prefer great acting over skillful displays of sleight of hand. Some new inventions, such as invisible thread (IT), PK magnets, spoon bending (PKMB or psychokinetic metal bending) are not explained in this book. But, if you combine IT, PKMB, Corinda´s book and Annemann's Mental Magic book, you will cover the whole range of psychic powers with the exception of "biofeedback" (a.k.a. "psycometabolism", fakir-like stunts of body control, invulnerability, etc.) – Wilhelm Eberhard
I had heard that this book is the Bible of Mentalism so I bought it. Guess what? It really is. Great book with everything you could want to know about doing mentalist tricks. I am glad I got it. – John Knowles
I can only blame myself...for not getting much sleep last night.If you are at all interested in the art of mental magic this book must be in your library.Although some items and ideas may seem a bit outdated-they can all be adapted with a little creative thought, to our modern world.To wit:The first section on the 'swami gimmick';If you purchased the 'Super Sharpie' the information and psychology in this section is of immense value for the serious performer who uses this item.This book has what seems like a lifetime of useful information on Mentalism,as well as practical ideas that can only make us better ENTERTAINERS. Get this book.However,be forwarned, you will find it tough to close and get a good nigth's sleep. – Rich Hennessey
This is already considered a "bible" for mentalists and there is a wealth of information for any mentalist.Many points are discussed in this book.A must have for any mentalist – LY
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