View Cart | View Account | Help
Order by phone: 800-880-2592
Check out our favorite NEW ARRIVALS
Need it fast? Order before 4pm Eastern and your order ships SAME DAY.

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: what is mentalism? fake or real?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:34 pm 
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 23 Jun 2004
Posts: 1
hi,

i was just wondering is mentalism like magic where-by you give the impression you have special powers by almost cheating using formulas, special props, stooges and hidden techniques?

OR

is mentalism the use of psychological skills such as hypnosis, suggestion etc in order to expose weaknesses in the human mind?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:55 pm 
User avatar
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 10 Feb 2004
Posts: 2055
Location: Atlanta, GA
The mentalism we use is by using props, gimmicks and other stuff to know what they are chosing. You can also use human stuff to get what you wanted (what you said in number two). I think that is the way it works.

-Freds


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:33 pm 
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 05 May 2003
Posts: 986
well, it depends on how you present it. sometimes, you can pull it off where your audience is scared of you gettting into their minds. this all depends on how well you present it. i do a lot of suggestion, so when it works really well, then i would have a greater opportunity for repeat bookings (if i did paid gigs). this would show that i know what i'm doing, and causing a spectator to feel the coin vanish out of her own hand is a lot more impressive than making it vanish out of your hands


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2009 Penguin Magic, Inc.