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Topic: Newb question
Message: Posted by: JohnCressman (Nov 13, 2005 08:05AM)
OK... even though I'm not completely new to magic, I've never really gotten into, nor do I fully understand MENTALISM.

Can anyone tell me what it is?
Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Nov 13, 2005 09:23AM)
Check out the Penny for your thoughs forum. It is all on mentalism. They have a few discussions on this right now going on. along with book reccomendation to get started with mentalism.
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Nov 13, 2005 10:03AM)
Mentalism, in general, is a branch of magic that by simply using the power of the mind seems to defy the laws of physics, such as spoon bending, mentally moving an object, and mind reading. You can read a little more about this topic on wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentalism/ I have to credit Jay Sankey's 22 Blow To The Head when I first attempted to learn mentalism. It's a great dvd that teaches some seemingly impossible effects that a newbie like me back then can learn and perform mentalism.
Message: Posted by: Jeremy L. (Nov 13, 2005 11:31AM)
The book usually recomended to magicians by the magicians at my local magic shop is 13 Steps to Mentalism.
Message: Posted by: MattWayne (Nov 13, 2005 11:38AM)
13 steps is good. However if your just getting into mentalism- probably want to wait a while. Karl Fulves has some beginner mentalism books. Check those out first. But granted- 13 steps is the ideal book to work up to.

Best always,
Matt Tomasko
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Nov 21, 2005 04:45PM)
Matt,
I am in complete agreement that the Fulves books could be an intro to anyone who is curious.
These books can be found at most major bookstores.
Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: Foucault (Nov 23, 2005 05:45PM)
I'm spending some time reviewing Karl Fulves' "Self-Working Mental Magic" right now. There's some great stuff in there, and it's a really good "toe-in-the-water" for those wanting to get into mentalism/mental magic.

After that, Annemann's "Practical Mental Magic" and Corinda's "13 Steps to Mentalism" are required reading.
Message: Posted by: Thoughtreader (Nov 25, 2005 12:47PM)
John,
There is an essay in my book "Can you keep a secret?" that is titled Mentalism 101, if you send me a note to paul@mindguy.com I will send you the essay which should help explain to you this genre as well as where to start studying it.
PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
Message: Posted by: nucinud (Nov 25, 2005 02:32PM)
Study Joseph Dunninger. He was great, it is reported that it says on his tombstone:
"I knew this would happen".
Message: Posted by: magicguy67 (Nov 27, 2005 10:11AM)
Using your mind to do something.You can look it up.
Message: Posted by: JohnCressman (Nov 28, 2005 06:33AM)
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> Using your mind to do something.You can look it up.
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I knew you'd say that! =)
Message: Posted by: magicguy67 (Nov 28, 2005 03:46PM)
Now that's mentalism
Message: Posted by: magicguy67 (Nov 28, 2005 03:47PM)
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On 2005-11-25 15:32, nucinud wrote:
Study Joseph Dunninger. He was great, it is reported that it says on his tombstone:
"I knew this would happen".
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well duh he knew it as going to happen everybody dies right.
Message: Posted by: JohnCressman (Nov 28, 2005 03:57PM)
Not everyone... some just go back to their native planet... like ELVIS!!!