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Hello everyone!

This project has been in the works for a while, and I am incredibly happy to finally announce it's release! 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. It 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.

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.

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

State of Mind is a 68 page PDF manuscript, 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.

State of Mind is available for $40 directly through myself via PayPal, sent to

If anyone has any specific questions that you think may lead to exposure, please don't hesitate to get in touch privately.

Matt Mello

I would also like to send a big thank you to Steve Haresign and Brian Rodgers for their help in making the brain logo and the cover page, which can be found below...

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This is exciting. I'm a fan of your work because everything I have bought I have performed and will carry on performing.

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Can't wait.

I love The Imaginary Ball

So much fun.
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Congrats, Matt. You have given us some really solid material and I intend to continue following your work.

All the best,

Christopher Taylor

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Sounds like it will be a winner. How exciting! Smile

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Thank you for the compliments, guys! Much appreciated!

Adding a bit to the above, I've recieved a couple of questions that I wanted to answer publicly. I should have mentioned that all of the effects are suitable for close-up performances, as well as being perfectly adaptable for a stage show. Nearly all of the pieces are impromptu, with the exception of 'Mental Bending', which requires a cheap, easy-to-make gimmick, and 'The Line Test', requiring a paper and writing utensil to make the drawing--which can be borrowed.

All of the other effects are performed with nothing but yourself and your spectator's imagination, using out of the box methods to discover information of which a person is thinking.

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Awesome Matt, the more I see of your work the more I appreciate how much of a creative force you are. Only recently discovered the Modern Mentalism series and wish I had found it sooner.
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Always enjoyed your work.
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