I've been messing with the magic side of the art for a bit now, since i was 17, i'm now 25. Close up effects is what i love. However, lately i've been trying to learn mentalism. I own and am reading 13 steps as well as Practical Mental Magic. Aside from those two, i've kinda goofed up and did the shot-gun approach towards learning things, i.e. buying buying buying. but the things i've bought have been interesting, and i've learned many things. I own Luke Jermay's Coral Fang, as well as Paul Brooks' Brooks Test. Technique wise I have the aforementioned books and Kenton Knepper's Mind Reading. My big question is, who do I practice on and how do i learn this stuff. Card Magic is pretty straight forward, you do this that or the other with manipulation. Psychological "mind" magic, so to speak, seems sooooo much more complicated. Given time I'm sure I'll learn all that I seek, but right now, in the beginning its pretty frustrating. Please help, and comments or advice would be greatly appreciated.