This is one of the most comprehensive books ever written on the subject of mentalism and mind reading. A virtual encyclopedia with over 400 pages covering every aspect of mental magic. If you’re serious about learning to perform mental miracles, this is the place to start. Contributors include: Dr. Jaks, Maurice Fogel, Al Koran, David Berglas, Eric Mason, Hans Trixer, Ali Bongo, Harry Clarke and many other greats. Chapters include: The Swami Gimmick; .Pencil, Lip, Sound and Muscle Reading; .Mnemonics & Mental Systems; Predictions; Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes; Billets (including Center Tear techniques); Book Tests & Supplements; Two Person Telepathy; Mediumistic Stunts; Card Tricks; Question & Answer Effects; Publicity Stunts; and Patter & Presentation.For you guys who want to learn mentalism,this book is like the ULTIMATE GUIDE!!! It’s a must have!!
Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to “speed-read” people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You’ll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.
Now,this is not a MUST READ book, but it certainly helps , while you are performing hot reading, cold reading or any other kinds of mind reading.When you’ve already KNOW what they are thinking, you can use their body language as a presentation for revealing their thoughts. This helps to bring your performance to the next level!
The Memory Palace – Learn Anything and Everything (Starting With Shakespeare and Dickens) (Faking Smart)
Our brain has extremely powerful power, we have unlimited storage actually, that means we can remember everything. But because we use our conscious mind during daily activities, our memory cannot get access into everything we’ve seen.
So, if you seriously want to be a super mentalist, you must must must master this: Your Memory. If you can remember the order of deck of cards in just a few seconds, than you can do lots and lots of tricks and mentalism tricks!
BTW, even Keith Barry recommended that if someone wants to train themselves to be a mentalist, its better to start with memory first.
Cold reading is a series of techniques used by mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, mediums and illusionists to determine or express details about another person, often in order to convince them that the reader knows much more about a subject than they actually do.
This is also a MUST HAVE skill in order to be a mentalist, not just being helpful in mentalism, but also you daily social life. You can get better with your friends,families and colleagues.There are lots of benefits from learning cold reading!
Certain of these impromptu tricks are sometimes termed “ice-breakers” because when people seem cold or aloof, particularly at a party where very few know one another, they will often “thaw” quite rapidly when you show them a few bafflers.