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 Post subject: not so newbie help
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:16 pm 
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I am an experienced card magician and I am trying to see if mentalism is the next step. I wanted to see what suggestions you guys have on which book to buy. I dont want a book that is too easy. I am interested in effects that do not need gimmicks or props, impromtu stuff. I want to be able to guess the number somone is thinking of, or a word they are thinking off. That kind of mentalism. I am not interested in learning the center tear or things of that nature. thanks for the help :D


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 Post subject: Re: not so newbie help
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:32 pm 
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sc24evr wrote:
I am an experienced card magician and I am trying to see if mentalism is the next step. I wanted to see what suggestions you guys have on which book to buy. I dont want a book that is too easy. I am interested in effects that do not need gimmicks or props, impromtu stuff. I want to be able to guess the number somone is thinking of, or a word they are thinking off. That kind of mentalism. I am not interested in learning the center tear or things of that nature. thanks for the help :D


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Sc24ever, but your experience with cards won't entitle you to skip a few grades in mentalism. Corinda's 13 Steps to Mentalism, Annemann's Practical Mental Effects, and Waters' Mind, Myth & Magick are the foundation you need.

And don't knock the much-maligned center tear. Some of the most successful mentalists on the planet do one or another of its devious variations, and they kill with it.

Best of luck,
Neil


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Which book do you recommend me starting with, anneman's or corinda's. I want to be able to learn how to use prediction cards and impromtu mentalism, what do you think? thanks again


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i would reccomend corinda's, but then other people might have a different preference. dont base you decision on my oppinion. get the facts about them and then decide by your own will. good luck.


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I would recommend Anneman's to start - it's very cheaply available now, and has an absolute wealth of valuable information. This should give you enough of a taste to decide if you want to take it further.

I'd then recommend Tony Corrinda's book. It's great - full of excellent information and is EXTREMELY well written and organised. It's a pleasure to read and to use as reference.

I didn't like T A Waters' Mind Myth Magick at all, I got very little out of that book.

Definintely go for Annemann's book first. Test the water before diving in :)


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thanx for the advise.


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CORINDA STUDY IT! Then reread it and then study some more. Then begin to routine, study some more then perform!


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