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
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,