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State of Mind by Matt Mello (Instant Download) A unique and practical collection of mental manipulation and real mind reading techniques!
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State of Mind is a collection of psychological effects that approach real mind reading. Some of this work is genuine mind reading, achieved in a very surefire, organic way.

Here is a brief description of the contents:

Mental Bending - A participant is given a quarter to hold--or any metal coin--and you cause them to feel the coin change shape in their fist; altering and bending the person's mental image of what they're holding. I won't say anything more than that, but the routine takes a crazy twist at the end. I would prefer if purchasers were fairly vague about what happens in this routine, as there is no other psychokinetic metal plot like this on the market. This is not a coin bend, nor is it a mental coin bend. I won't give away the surprise, but this comes across as the real thing, and I'm confident in saying that it's worth the price of this manuscript all on it's own.

Mental Bending is the only effect which uses a gimmick; which is easy to make. The rest of the effects featured in this book are achieved through genuine psychological manipulation techniques.

The Line Test - A drawing prediction effect, presented under the guise of a psychological test--similar to an inkblot test.

Heritage - This is one approach to an impromptu name guess. A participant states the names of three women that are important to them, and imagines them standing in front of her. She focuses on one, and you are able to guess their relationship to her, i.e. mother/grandmother/etc, as well as figuring out their name. There are many different ways that this idea can be presented, allowing you to truly be in your spectator's heads for a few moments.

Instrumental - This progresses from the concept in Heritage, using it to guess what instrument a person may play. This can also be adapted to guess a person's past and current job profession, favorite color, what sport they may play, what kind of car they drive, and a myriad of other things. This concept opens the doors to real mind reading, revealing relevant and personal information.

Mind Matrix - A practical system to accurately guess thoughts a person is merely thinking of, never saying their thought aloud or writing it down. This is a very subtle advance from the real mind reading methodology of Instrumental. Mind Matrix just takes it one step further.

Solar System - A simple, personal reading system that starts and ends completely clean, providing fantastic results. With no pumping for information, they mentally focus on a subject of their secret choosing, and you are able to divine and describe their concerns, or what they are interested in hearing about.

A Subtle Afterthought - A subtle forcing technique that can be applied to a variety of effects.

The Hidden Temple - This is a method to know when a person is thinking of something. So the performer can call out any variety of items aloud, and is able to tell which item the spectator is thinking of.

Ideomaster - New thoughts on reading the ideomotor response and how to amplify one's sensitivity to it.

State of Mind is an 81 page PDF DOWNLOAD, and will be priced higher than many of my other releases, due to the nature of the content held within. It is my hope that the higher price will limit the spread of information, keeping this material contained to a tighter group of serious mentalists looking to learn techniques of mental manipulation.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 11th, 2015
Alright, I spent the last week and a half preparing and performing a few of the effects from Matt's new book... Let me just tell you, as someone who tends to shy away from most mentalism effects, THIS BOOK IS PHENOMENAL!!!

Some of my favorites include:

Instrumental - This effect, as with most of Matt's stuff, plays much better in the real world than it does on paper. You just have to go and do it and find out on your own that it works. Nearly every. single. time. It just works, and it looks like the real thing.

Mental Bending - This effect went straight out of the manuscript and into my walk around act. Like, immediately. Last weekend I gave multiple close up and parlor performances at a 24 hour magic marathon. I must have performed Mental Bending 10+ times and EVERY time it was a huge hit. This was even frying the brains of seasoned magicians. I really can praise it highly enough. Matt could have easily charged more than $40 for just this effect alone. And the best part??? If you're familiar with Matt's other effect, Energy Coins, you can transition between the two effects very easily, effectively creating what will probably be the most killer metal manipulation routine you've ever done. Straight up insanity.

I think that even more than how wonderful the effects in State of Mind are, is what they do to you as a performer. Matt's methods are so bold, and a lot of times you will read his method and think to your self, "there's no way that's going to work." So what Matt forces you to do is have a little moxy. Once you build up the courage to perform methods so bold and realize that THEY DO ACTUALLY WORK, something changes in you, and suddenly, you aren't afraid of anything. You are ready to go all in because Matt has shown you that sometimes you just have to lay it all on the line and go for it. Sometimes you just have to trust yourself.

So what are you doing? Why are you still reading this when you could be nose deep in State of Mind? Between it and Bannon's new book, you're going to be plenty busy for a looong time, so get to it! You won't regret it!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 26th, 2015
I could write 5000 words of praise for this masterpiece!!
Just get it its perfect working material for the real world!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 30th, 2015
Whether beginner, advanced or professional performer, State of Mind is a land mine of gold nuggets. I've begun utilizing the techniques with great success and still love the quality of thought that went into them.

The techniques shared are some of the closest I have come across to achieving genuine mind reading.

Thus, if you are a serious mentalist/psychological performer (and enjoy Derren Brown-like material), this
will be a great investment/installation to your collection!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 16th, 2016
Matt Mello has brilliant ideas, and this collection proves it. The methods themselves were completely understandable with a quick read, but oh, what methods they are! The sheer ingenuity of the main technique, which has variants over a few chapters is jaw-dropping. And the first effect, "Mental Bending" is so startling (and hilarious in its simplicity) that I'm immediately putting it to good use.

Mello has only one short "theory" chapter about "perceptions." It's not a huge concept, but it's fun. Other than that amazing gimmick needed to pull off Mental Bending, this all propless stuff so if you are only used to doing mentalism with props like a Mental Epic board or marked deck, beware. This is all advanced stuff, not 100% foolproof, but amazing with a good performance. I highly recommend State of Mind.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 21st, 2017
The methods are so easy and straight forward I have done heritage guessing professions names etc. I love propless work and Matt has exactly done that. I have also done star sign its so easy Im like it cant be that easy but it is. Thank you Matt and honestly I want to see more of this for your other works its awesome.
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