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Real Telepathy by Patrick Froment (Book) One of the purest drawing divinations in mentalism. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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If telepathy existed, this is what it would look like! Patrick Froment’s Real Telepathy .

An underground publication with a very small initial print run, it was known to only a select few for many years.

If you want to perform an experiment in thought transmission, leave spectators thinking that you've read their minds, or add an impromptu mentalism effect to your repertoire – one that you can do anywhere and at any time – this is the book for you.

You have something very precious in your hands. A masterpiece of the genre. Probably the most devastating pure mentalism effect that I've seen to date. -Jean-Jacques Sanvert

If you add this trick to your repertoire, then I’m giving you a stern warning: you’ll find it hard to perform another trick afterwards. The effect is so strong that any other trick will seem dull in comparison.
-Gérard Bakner

Frequently asked questions Is it true that the secret was jealously guarded for seventeen years?

Yes! Seventeen years! Only a handful of people knew the secret and it really didn’t get out throughout that time. In the Internet age, that’s a real miracle. Keeping a secret for seventeen years is pretty good going - so now the time has come!

Is it true that no gimmicks are used?

Yes! You only need a scrap of paper and a pen or pencil, both of which are completely normal. The spectator can leave the room to do the drawing.

Is it true that the mentalist never touches the drawing?

Yes! Once the drawing is done, the spectator puts it into his or her own pocket and you don’t touch it at any point.

Is it true that the drawing duplication can be done by telephone? Yes! Without any preparation, you can do it by telephone or using instant messaging. Even from thousands of miles away, your spectator will believe that you've created a telepathic link between the two of you.

Is it true that you can learn the method in three minutes?

Yes! You can learn the method in three minutes. Many experienced mentalists do point out, however, that while it’s possible to learn the method in three minutes, it takes a lot longer to master the psychology and presentation involved in this type of effect. It is for this reason that much of the book, eighty pages in all, is devoted to explaining the effect’s psychology and presentation.

Is it true that the effect fooled top magicians and mentalists?

Yes! In early 1997, at a Mindon Mania event, the effect was shown to a selection of big names in the magic world – Pascal de Clermont, Dominique Duvivier, Gaëtan Bloom and Jean-Jacques Sanvert. It slayed them! A few weeks later, Jean-Jacques Sanvert described the incident in number 146 of the magazine Le magicien.

Is it true that there’s no trick, and that it is real telepathy?

No! It’s not real telepathy, but it’s the closest thing there is to it at the moment. There is a method. It makes complete sense, it’s as simple as it is inspired and I believe it’s unlike anything magicians would normally use to divine a spectator’s drawing.

Sixteen years ago, in early 1998, Alain Gesbert (also known as ‘the Ed Marlo of mentalism’) wrote the following for a Mindon Mania publication: ‘I’ve never seen a method like this in magic literature before, in French or English.’ He added, ‘Real Telepathy is priceless!

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 12th, 2014
I decided to write this review because everyone seems to be asking about it but nobody has written a review to answer their questions. I bought this approx. a week ago. I just figured that I'd take a chance on it after surfing upon it a few weeks ago.

I'm very familiar and into prop-less mentalism like that put out by Peter Turner and I would say that I'm in the intermediate to advanced skill level. As with everyone else, I was skeptical that this was a pipe dream, even after reading it. However I tried it for a fellow magician over Skype and not only was he fooled but he had not an inkling of an idea to how it could have been done.

My only criticism is that if you're expecting a drawing duplication that is spot on 100% of the time, etc. you won't find it with this product. I have never had this miss, although one person [my mother, who I had performed this for over the phone] was not as fooled as I had hoped. The item that she chose worked but it wasn't as spot on as I'd hoped. However perhaps this is because she bore me so the idea of me having a telepathic gift is as ridiculous to her as me being the second coming of Christ himself.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 31st, 2014
This book is a great litmus test to see whether you prefer magic or mentalism. The magically-minded will read this book and recoil in horror at what is suggested, whereas the mentalists will clap their hands with glee and see that this is precisely what it claims to be.

There is nothing esoteric, psychic, hypnotic, spiritual or supernatural in the method. The performer does not have to be a master in NLP. But anyone wanting to actually pull of this Real Telepathy will need to understand the essence of mentalism.

The method is similar to a fleeting thought I had a few years back when reading a Banachek book, but I never took the time to distil it into something workable. Even if I had, I'm certain that what Froment presents here is cleaner, sharper and more accurate than anything I could have worked out. Effects like this are what first inspired me to push out into the world of mentalism, and whilst now in 2014 everybody is looking for the new and exciting effects and gimmicks, classics like this will always wield far more power than most stuff out there.

Before you buy, you need to know: It's not 100% surefire. It's not instantly repeatable. But everything else said in the ad copy above is true and correct. This is one of those works that will be bought by many, but performed by few. But as of my first reading of the book, I can assure you that this has gone straight into my mental pocket, ready to pull out at the right impromptu moment.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 23rd, 2014
Such a simple effect. Cant wait to try it out.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 21st, 2014
This book has very few reviews, so I thought I'd offer one. I am new to mentalism, so this book might be rudimentary to some, but to me I thought it was terrific. You are paying to learn a single technique. But his is potentially so powerful, and you can get so much use out of it, I'd say it's worth the money.
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