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Mental Miracles with Bob Cassidy If you ever wanted to make people believe you can read their minds, you must see this tape. Cassidy teaches many of his original routines and discusses how to structure, present and create your show.
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Bob Cassidy, one of America�s foremost mentalists, has been a professional entertainer for more than 25 years. Author of The Art of Mentalism, a modern day classic, he has the unique ability to convince any audience that he can read their innermost thoughts. In the process he amazes and entertains them.

On this DVD/Video Cassidy performs his professional show in front of an amazed audience of mentalists and then explains everything.

If you ever wanted to make people believe you can read their minds, you must see this tape. Cassidy teaches many of his original routines and discusses how to structure, present and create a mind reading show.

Routines taught

  • Chronologue: A predicted card matches what is written in a diary on a freely selected date. New work and psychology including stage and close-up versions.
  • Name/Place Routine: A couple of spectators think of a person and a place and you divine their thoughts.
  • Psychomatic Deck: A spectator looks at a card in the deck and you read their mind, telling them what card they are thinking of.
  • Fourth Dimensional Telepathy: You reveal the name of a childhood friend, the name of a pet, and reproduce a previously drawn illustration.
  • Card Memory: A rapid memorization of a shuffled deck of cards.
  • Techniques taught Includes dozens of technical and psychological tips, theories and advice about prop management, pocket management, staging, checkpoints, prop construction, mnemonics, establishing actions, taking advantage of coincidence, prop selections, miscalls, billet preparation, covering of errors, precautionary measures, giving clear instructions, deck stacks, making mentalism credible, and much more.

    Also includes discussions on how and why the show is structured, getting the whole audience involved, presentational ideas, patter and more. All items are easy to execute and are within anyone�s reach. After watching this program you will want to be a Psychic Entertainer. Original release date: VHS: 1997, DVD: March 2002. Running time: Approximately 90-minutes.

    Manufacturer Says

    Special DVD Features:

    • Access to Bob Cassidy's Ultimate Mind Trip
    • Instant access to 12 scenes
    • Superior video quality
    • Dolby Digital sound
    • Digitally re-mastered
    • Interactive menus
    • Multi-region encoding for worldwide viewing

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    Don't be fooled by the cheezy 80's style cover Report this review
    Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 29th, 2011
    Don't be fooled by the cheezy 80's style cover this is a very good dvd.
    Likes : The tricks definately pack small and hit big, theres not a weak one in the bunch. Its definatly as good as what I anticipated aswell as fairly priced.
    Dislikes: Cassidy humor is borderline vulgar and somewhat rude. A good mentalist doesn't need sexual inuendows to get over with his audience. His sense of humor won't fit most performers.
    Footage is poor quality, however one must understand this was transferred from VHS.
    Explanations could have been a little more thourogh. You will definatley have to watch the explanations more than once. He completley lost me on the "Card Memory" explanation.
    Overall, I would definatly co-sign for this dvd. If you can't add atleast one of these in your arsinal, theres something wrong with you.
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    Some good stuff here Report this review
    Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 3rd, 2011
    soI think it's necessary for anyone studying Mentalism to give some time to Bob Cassidy...to both learn what to do and what NOT to do...
    If you can let yourself get past the fact that this footage is antiquated & that Cassidy is a MAJOR ARROGANT A**HOLE then you can find some quality material here and it's worth the investment...you will find 2 excellent billet routines that are absolutely indispensable...& you will learn a valuable lesson in performance art...how you should NEVER treat an audience...I am baffled as to how this guy ever got booked..
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    good tricks but not the best performer...! Report this review
    Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 1st, 2005
    I think the other reviews pretty much establish the fact that these tricks are quite decent and can be strong. I really would like to point out though how weak a performer I really feel that Cassidy is!

    This is going to sound arrogant of me but i would not go to one of his shows because of his pure lack of showmanship and charm. I felt that it needed highlighting so that those of you who do buy the dvd do not feel compelled to copy his style.His 'abuse' of his volunteers, although playful, does not come across as pleasant, his pure expectancy to be applauded for something, his lack of eye contact withe volunteers and audience, his hands being in his pocket for most of the time.

    I'm sorry, but it results in some really worthy tricks being wasted. I suggest that one ought to buy Derren Brown's books (Pure Effect and Absolute Magic) and then this DVD (because the tricks here are decent) and then you will see also how real showmanship can bring these tricks to true 'Mental Miracles'. I have nothing against Cassidy. In fact, I'm sure maybe in his real shows he probably plays his role better, but I wished to highlight the fact that his style and presentation should not be immitated.
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    Valuable lesson in structure Report this review
    Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 11th, 2015
    I think the most valuable thing I learned from this DVD are ways to structure a routine such that it makes it nearly impossible for the audience to backtrack and reconstruct how the effects were done. Very deceptive and mind boggling stuff.
    As to his style and interaction with the audience, it's unfortunate that nowhere on the DVD is it conveyed that the most rude comments he made were jokes directed at fellow performers in the audience that he knew personally that were attending the event. It gives the impression that he pushes it to that extreme with all audience members, which is not the case.
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    Great routines Report this review
    Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
    Every routine in this DVD is a stunner! While im not the biggest fan of BOBs performance style i personally use three of these routines in my show and they all get great reactions. Through in a few card routines and some fire and you have a hell of a show. ADD TO CART
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    Master of the Principles Report this review
    Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 5th, 2004
    This is one that you don't want to judge by its cover. I thought the cover of the DVD looked cheesey, and I almost didn't buy it. However, I'm glad that I did. I've been doing magic for about 15 years or so, and I already understood the basic principles of some mentalism; two of the big ones, being the "one ahead principle" and the "multiple outs" principle. These are principles that if not properly understood, will look lame when performing. Bob has, however, mastered these principles and incorporates them into his mentalism in such a way that it looks like real mind-reading. Ignore the goofy cover and buy it!
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    Very good Report this review
    Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 14th, 2014
    I loved this product. If you are good with misdirection and are confident this is right for you. Plus many of the tricks don't require many materials. Overall a very useful product.
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    All Time Best Report this review
    Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 22nd, 2014
    Dont let some of the bad reviews fool you.
    This is one of the all time greatest mentalism DVD's.
    I first bought this on whs many years ago and this is perhaps the best act ever created(Just ask some of the curent young stars)
    This is killer stuff!
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    Only two good ones, but good for the price Report this review
    Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 15th, 2011
    Unless you are one of very few people who think card magic has a place in mentalism, there are only really two effects on the DVD. However, they are two very good effects. The subtleties are well taught and the routines are intelligently structured.
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    A most have in your Video Lybrary Report this review
    Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 24th, 2011
    Bob Cassidy is indeed one the most Brilliant performers in Mentalism. This video Contains alot of useful techniques
    and effects. in my opinion what some don't understand is
    that in Mentalism you don't think like a Magician you think like a mentalist. I think that is why most people find his
    performances not to there likings. for me this is a great
    DVD and in my opinion
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