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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:38 pm 
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I am looking for the best book on mental magic repeat not mentalism mental magic


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Theodore Anneman's Practical Mental Magic if you're a beginner.


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There is ust an extremely fine line, may I ask why no mentalism?


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The only difference is the hook. Mental Magic looks like a trick, while Mentalism looks like mind reading. I'm curious as to why you want one and not the other. They can both be modified either way.


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because I am only ten I can't make it look like I have special powers


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So...what do you see as the difference between mental magic and mentalism? How does one imply "special powers" and one not?

In fact, doesn't doing magic of any sort imply having "special powers"?


For someone at age ten (which is when I got into magic), this is what I'd suggest:

Start studying basic sleight of hand technique; not just cards or coins, but "generic" sleight of hand. Look, for example, for Bill Tarr's Now You See It, Now You Don't books.

While you are studying and honing your technique, start reading books about ESP and psychic phenomena; read books about strange coincidences and odd happenings, such as the works of Charles Hoy Fort.

What will happen is this: on one hand, you will hone a range of technical skills which, once you start studying mentalism, you will find have much application there; on teh other hand, you will be learning about and developing an understanding of the phenomena you are attempting to simulate, which will be very helpful in developing a character and scripting your presentations.

By the time you are ready to actually start seriously studying mentalism, you will have already armed yourself with technical competence and scientific/pseudoscientific knowledge.


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Get the: "Mother Of All Book Tests."

PERIOD

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:13 pm 
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I remember Aaron Radatz telling me to get that book I just found it when I was getting something else


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X-Rated by Sean Fields has some of the best mental magic ever created by man.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:52 pm 
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sier5 wrote:
I remember Aaron Radatz telling me to get that book I just found it when I was getting something else


You know Aaron? That's pretty sweet. My Uncle is friends with Aaron's manager, and we can get tickets to his show whenever he's close-by. We even went out to eat with him afterwards. It was pretty tight.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:34 pm 
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You live in Michigan.


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Yep! Near Ann Arbor. How'd you know that? Aaron doesn't exclusively do shows in Michigan. He's traveled the world! (although last I heard of him, he was at the Cedar Point theater doing shows there. Man, that was a while ago though. Maybe we went to one of the same shows!

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You said you had dinner with him wich led me to you living in Michigan.


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