13 steps is without a doubt one of the most essential books to read if you're serious about
mentalism, however I wouldn't recommend this for magicians who are just looking to add a bit of
mentalism to their magic routines. The amount of principles and effects you will learn in this book
are incredible compared to the price you pay. If you're a mentalist and don't have 13 steps, ADD TO
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This book is the "Bible" of mentalism. If you aspire to perform this type of magic, this is
essential reading. Regardless of what you may have read about the book being dated, it's principles
are still used by today's top mentalist's. It is relatively easy to update the effects for today's
audiences and fit them to your style of performance. At its current selling price of $25, it is a
This is my go to book when I am stuck. It is not a sit down and read for the afternoon book. For me
it has been more of a reference book. When I am stuck on a creation I go to this book for
inspiration and ideas. It has helped me many times. And I found a few cool tidbits along the way.
The classic fundementals are all here. So if you are beginning then you want this book.
My only complaint is that the print is very very small. The positive is that left more room
for more material !
Just like Practical Mental Effects, the writing in this book is dated, but the concepts can all be
modernized and improved upon. The point is to get a solid grounding in the basic ideas of
mentalism, and that is what you get with 13 Steps.
Each step offers loads of information
on beginning in different facets of mentalism. Some stuff you will never use in a million years,
other stuff you will use immediately.
To be honest, I use more tricks from Practical
Mental Magic than 13 Steps, but this book taught me more about how mentalism works, which is
extremely important if you want to take those skills further.
If you're interested at all in doing mentalism, this book is a must-read. Although it's 40+ years
old, I watched Criss Angel do a routine straight out of this book in his Vegas stage act, which
speaks to the durability of Corinda's ideas.
I have been just started up with mentalism. I never thought that a book would be so informative. It
teaches all the things that you need. If you are interested in mentalism then get this awesome book!
It's Corinda. i mean it's the best. what can i say??
so so so worth the price!! the bibld!!
All of the real work is in there kids(That means YOU under the age of 18).
This is the essential book to have for anyone interested in Mentalism most of the Successful
mentalists out there have started with this book its the bible of mentalism. though
was writen about 50 years ago and is pretty much out dated does not mean with some creativity the
in this book Can't be up dated that's where the 13steps
To mentalism DVD set comes
in check that out too and
try to get both
As with anything you want to do you have to start with a firm foundation. This book will provide you
with the foundation needed to build on and increase your mentalism skills. It's way way underpriced
and would be a steal at $100. Get it!