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13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda (Book) One of the classic books in Mentalism.
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Today, known throughout the world, Corinda has been acclaimed as inventor, writer, and teacher of Mentalism -- the art of mind-reading. While on tour in America, his friends persuaded him to write a book and with the support of nearly every professional Mentalist in the world, Corinda set out to compile The Thirteen Steps to Mentalism.

After two years the series was published step by step. Without the advice of friends and invaluable assistance of the Puslisher, Harry Clarke, the task would have been impossible. However, Corinda succeeded in producing what has now become the most classic encyclopedia of mental magic. For this, he has received many honours -- including recognition from The Magic Circle who awarded him membership to the Inner Circle with Gold Star -- a covetous award.

You will learn:

  • The Swami Gimmick
  • Pencil, lip, sound, muscle reading
  • Mnemonics & Mental Systems
  • Predictions
  • Blindfolds & X-Rays
  • Billets
  • Book Tests & Supplement
  • Two Person Telepathy
  • Mediumistic Stunts
  • Card Tricks
  • Question & Answer Effects
  • Publicity Stunts
  • Patter & Presentation
  • Pages: 424 - Fully illustrated

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A MUST have Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 25th, 2014
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 !
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 28th, 2013
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.
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Great classic work! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 24th, 2012
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.
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Great starter Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2012
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!
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The best Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 2nd, 2012
It's Corinda. i mean it's the best. what can i say??

so so so worth the price!! the bibld!!
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A Bible for Mentalists Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 29th, 2011
All of the real work is in there kids(That means YOU under the age of 18).
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 24th, 2011
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
this book was writen about 50 years ago and is pretty much out dated does not mean with some creativity the effects
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
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Essential Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 9th, 2010
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 CART!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 9th, 2010
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!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
If you're at all interested in mentalism, you really need this. It provides the foundation for 90% of what you're doing. It's not as if you'll be getting a series of hot routines out of this... it's more about the thinking and psychology that goes into the effects you're performing.

Yes, much of this might seem dated now, because so many mentalists have taken the ideas and principles in this book and improved them, modernized them, and made them their own... but it should still be part of your education to see where it all started.

I would also recommend Osterlind's excellent DVD series based on this book. It does a great job of bringing the material to life; however, don't make the mistake of thinking the DVDs are an adequate substitute. It'd be impossible to distill this entire book into a set of DVDs. You really do still need the book.
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