Here's Part 2 of Mind Reading Mysteries, a continuation of mentalism routines using mentalism
utilities. If you have Part 1, getting Part 2 is a no-brainer. If you don't have either yet, get
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These routines use classic methods:
s****, MOs, confabulation, p***** w******, f****, and OA. There's a dynamite p*** too that for some
reason I'd never seen before. (Guess I should spring for a Tarbell book set.) If you are a
beginning mentalist, this is a primer of stuff that you will see in Corinda, wonderfully taught by
the master teacher Dan Harlan. If you are a seasoned mentalist, you'll enjoy Dan's rationale for
changing certain parts of the original Tarbell routines and his personal subtleties. (He makes a
wonderful point about doing headline predictions in a modern world where newspapers are dying off.)
But whatever your skill level is, you need to see these two lectures which bring the classic Tarbell
material to vivid, enjoyable life.
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Favourite effects on this volume:
- Message from Hades. - A double prediction
Newspaper prediction - A practical one-man newspaper prediction
- A word in thousands - An
interesting way of getting information on any word thought of from a book
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At this time, I just saw the following routines : Tarbell-Butler envelope prediction, celebrity
choice, spectator's choice, and Al Koran's "A word in thousands". Except the envelope prediction
that I don't like, I will try the other three routines. They are not difficult but you must take
care of the presentation and be precise in the process of each routine, to make a great effect and
to cancel the method used. I particularly like Al Koran's "A word in thousands", a clever and cheap
book test. The second routine that I like is "spectator's choice"; for this routine, you must have a
good self-confidence. All these routines need some little construction or some preparation, but
nothing difficult. So, very recommended.
Great Routines, a little constructions involved, but not too difficult. Best for a stage or club
All of these tricks are in modern use. The downside is that there aren't a lot of obscure surprises
The highlight for me was Al Koran's book test -- the magic happens in the spectators'
hands. Highly deceptive.