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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 3:03 pm 
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can anyone suggest a good book/DVd on mentalism? ive been doing mentalism effects for some time now and i want something a little more advanced. thank you


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:23 pm 
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tell me what you have read/seen so far


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:06 pm 
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mentalism isnt like card magic. its not a hard-to-master-move, its more of an art form. i dont think you can really ask for "advanced" mentalism, because some of the best names in mentalism (max maven for example) have fooled the daylights of people with simple beginner effects such as Magicians Choice and a Si Stebbin's effect. anyway, a good place to start, (i know i'm repeating myself) would be annemann and corinda.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 10:13 am 
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Hi,

I am interested in buying annemann. Can someone tell me more about this book? Does it often need a swami? Is there any card mentalism in it? Is it good? I want something that doesnt' need a swami or something like that.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 12:22 pm 
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don't get into mentalism then.

annemann is one of the bibles but it is dry reading if you are a magician. sorry to sound condescending but it is true.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:00 pm 
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The Anneman text is a paperback which you can find at Barnes and Nobles or Borders, or order it on line-Google Mentalism. It's a good text but contains the original Mentalism classics that have gone by the wayside. If you want to get into Mentalism-and the writer who said it is not a list of tricks so much as an act was correct- I would heartily recomend Banachek's DVD series 1 and 3. Also he has a marvelous video on spoon bending. The thing about Mentalism magic is not that you are the magician fooling the public, but you convince your subject-it is usually one on one-that they can believe in the power of their own mind. Having done stroll around cards and coins for years, I too was drawn to the power and intensity of mental magic. Get to use some of the old tricks with a new twist, and watch their mouths drop when you bend a key before their eyes!


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The Anneman text is a paperback which you can find at Barnes and Nobles or Borders, or order it on line-Google Mentalism. It's a good text but contains the original Mentalism classics that have gone by the wayside. If you want to get into Mentalism-and the writer who said it is not a list of tricks so much as an act was correct- I would heartily recomend Banachek's DVD series 1 and 3. Also he has a marvelous video on spoon bending. The thing about Mentalism magic is not that you are the magician fooling the public, but you convince your subject-it is usually one on one-that they can believe in the power of their own mind. Having done stroll around cards and coins for years, I too was drawn to the power and intensity of mental magic. Get to use some of the old tricks with a new twist, and watch their mouths drop when you bend a key before their eyes!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:20 am 
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Devilix wrote:
Hi,

I am interested in buying annemann. Can someone tell me more about this book? Does it often need a swami? Is there any card mentalism in it? Is it good? I want something that doesnt' need a swami or something like that.

thanks



Here is the TOC
CONTENTS
CHAPTER I: EFFECTS WITH BILLETS AND PELLETS
Bert Reese Secrets 7
Billet Switching 11
A Question and the Answer 13
The Al Baker 3 Billet Trick 15
A Day in Your Life 16
The Germain Gem 18
Tervil 20
Mental Hat Pin 22
Devil Device 24
The O. M. Billet Switching Box 26
The Ghost of a Chance 28
Crystal Clear 29
CHAPTER II: PUBLICITY EFFECTS
Mindreading Publicity Effect 30
News Event Prediction 31
The Unknown Subject 32
Publicity Stunt 33
On the Wire 33
Wired Thought 35
The Impression Moderne 35
A Cute Publicity Stunt 36
Death Flight 36
Impromptu Vision 37
A Neat Publicity Trick 38
Television Compact 39
Graphology 40
CHAPTER III: DEAD OR ALIVE
From Beyond the Grave 42
Two Papers and a Spectator 43
More Living Than Dead 45
Dead or Alive 45
The Secret 47
Dr. Daley's Death Divination 48
The Ghost Hand 48
Dead! 49
Hades Calling! 50
Nyctalopia 50
Entity Alone 51
CHAPTER IV: BOOK TESTS
Between the Lines 53
The Yogi Book Test 54
The Perfect Book Test 56
Whim of Tituba 57
Dice and a Book 59
The World on the Page 60
Monk's Mystery 61
The Double Ad Test 62
Symmyst 64
Behind That Door 66
20th Century Newspaper Test 68
The Jaipur Jinnee 69
40,000 Words 71
Another Dictionary Effect 73
David P. Abbott's Book Test 75
CHAPTER V: THOUGHT FORETOLD
Pocket Prophecies 77
Contruction of the Annemann's Billet Index 78
The Original Effect 80
Lady and Gentleman 81
The Omega Card Prophecy 81
Orville Meyer's Twin Prediction 82
The Improved Buckley Method 83
Annemann's Ballot Box Divination 84
Tomorrow's Card 86
CHAPTER VI: MISCELLANEOUS MENTAL MASTERPIECES
Sefalaljia 89
Telethot 93
The Astral Shirt 96
Impromptu Frame-Ups 97
The Phantom Artist 100
Travel Thought 102
Taps! 103
Finger-Finger 104
Lock and Key 105
Telepathy on the Cuff 106
Number Thot 106
The New Half and Half 107
Horrors 109
Black Pin Idea 111
Voodoo 111
Encore Voodoo 113
Krazy Kode 115
Operator Calling 116
Divination with Matches 116
Calendar Conjuring 117
Date Sense 119
Shades of Sherlock Holmes 120
Triumph of the Triumvirate 121
Prophetic Tissue 124
Ball of Fortune 125
CHAPTER VII: ENVELOPE NECROMANCY
My Own Swami Test 127
Triple Coercion 129
Modernized Reading 130
Pseudo-Psychometry 132
Modernizing the "One Ahead" Principle 133
An Original Faked Envelope 137
Bluebeard's 7 Wenches 139
Just and Echo 141
Who Killed Mr. X? 144
The Astral Ad 147
Re-incarnation 150
Prediction 152
Dark Sorcery 153
CHAPTER VIII: MIRACLE SLATE ROUTINES
The Perfect Club Slate Routine 155
Extra Sensory Perception 157
Notaria 159
A Torn Letter 161
Headline Hunter 163
Psychic Slate Test 165
The Gysel Slate 166
Before Your Eyes 168
Walter Gibson's Method 170
Phantom Hand 170
Ultra Slate Message 172
The Answer 173
Never Fail 175
Ultra Addition 176
Sacred Script 178
Tribal Try 180
Duo Telepathy 182
Slate Immortality 183
Half and Half 184
Numero 187
The Super Slates 189
Gabbatha 190
Ghost Writer 191
Nonpareil 192
My Case 194
20th Century Slate Test 196
The Schoolbag 196
Knockout 198
A Slate and a Number 199
Ghost Writer 200
Thought Rays 202
Fatal Number 203
Familiar Spirit 204
The Psychic Slate 206
A Thought-out Thought 206
Psychic Type 207
Mixed Mystery 209
Chalk on Metal Slates Tip 211
CHAPTER IX: MONEY MENTALISM
Controlled Currency 212
A Mentalist with Money 215
Dollar Bill Switch 216
Mystic Perception 217
Pay Day 218
Numismatigic 219
The Knickel of Kanadah 220
Dates 221
Duplex Date Reading 222
CHAPTER X: BLINDFOLD READING
Par-Optic Vision 224
New Sheet Reading 226
The Mystery of the Blackboard 228
In the Mind 229
With Sight Unseen 233
Mephisto Thot 234
CHAPTER XI: MENTALISM WITH CARDS
Magic vs. Mentalism 237
A Card to Be Thought About 239
Mind or Muscle? 239
Yggdrasil 241
Secret Order of the Aces 244
Parallel Thoughts 245
Volition 246
Waiting Place for Unknown Thoughts 248
The Brain Wave Deck 249
I'll Read Your Mind 251
A Peculiar Happenstance 252
You and Yours - Me and Mine 253
Parade of the Lamas 254
The Twin Princess 256
Cherchez La Lady 258
Open Minds 258
Forced Prognostico 260
The Dream of a Hermit 262
Mystic Matching 263
Mental Rescue 265
Copy Cat 266
Ghostatic Touch 267
The Guidance of Fate 268
Hypnosthesia 269
Mental Numbers 271
As in a Mirror Darkly 273
New $1000 Test Card Location 275
Utility Routine 276
Only on Image 278
Crystal-Viso 280
"Before Your Eyes" Business Card 281
Controlled Luck 281
A Mental Test Revamped 282
Diabolical Influence 283
CHAPTER XII: PSYCHIC CODES
Weird Wire 286
Thoughts in the Air 289
The Eyes Have It 291
A Practical Card Code 292
Complete Silent Thought Transmission Act 294
A New Method of Tabulation 300
Moonlight Madness 301
Hit Parade 309



Hope it helps you decide.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:40 am 
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Max maven Video Mind Series is pretty good at mentalism.

Also one of thebest is Osterlin's Mind Mysteries.

Check my review on Volume 1.

:arrow: http://www.penguinmagic.com/discuss/vie ... hp?t=61267


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:25 pm 
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Hi,

anyone have a review for each Video mind DVD (3) and the Osterlin's Mind Mysteries (4)?

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