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Cold reading is a dance. Choreography invisible to the listener, leaving the audience unaware of the process, their memories rewritten to conceal the evidence.
The Dance, by mentalist and hypnotist Brad Henderson, SOLD OUT its first two editions.
The hardback sells for $500
. Now, this legendary resource is back and better than ever, brought to you FIRST by The Magic Depot.
Revealed are the genuine tricks of the trade employed by psychics to convince the public they are hearing profound messages instead of an honest cold read. The Dance teaches you what to do and how to do it, including:
• Asking the Right Questions
• Sacrificing the Ego
• Rewriting Memories
• Sitter Derived Readings
• Reading From Stage
• New Approach to Psychic Work
• The Power of Evidence
• Inherent Weaknesses
• The Myth of Cold Reading
• Your Natural Safety Net
• Positive Triggers
• Handling Skeptics
• Dealing with Stereotypes
• Spinning a Miss Into a Hit
• Getting Them to Do the Work
• Avoiding Common Mistakes
Also, The Dance explores the ethics of misrepresenting to our audience that what we do is "real" and offers, for the first time, a reading paradigm which is both engaging and ethically sound.
The Dance concludes with two audience tested performance pieces that allow you to develop your cold reading skills while entertaining real audiences. Teaching such an 'organic' and 'live' process is a difficult task, however, The Dance attempts and succeeds in a manner never before conveyed in print.
"Rich, thoughtful and rewarding, and packed with insights that only real experience can provide." - Ian Rowland
"The best description of the art—as opposed to craft—written to date. A must read." - Doug Dyment
"Brad debunks the mystery of cold reading and gives you the real work. [He] saved you a lot of time and trouble with this book. It’s really too cheap at this price." - Bill Palmer
"This is the best information I have ever encountered on the subject." - Roger Klause
Brad Henderson has lectured to some of the most exclusive gatherings of magicians and has garnered a considerable reputation for his psychic reading skills. His performances walk the edge of theatrical techniques and legitimate psychological manipulation that borders on eerie—a dance.