|Topic: HN Review 23: Kentonism - Kenton Knepper|
HN Review 23: Kentonism - Kenton Knepper
This is Kenton's renowned masterwork and his unique styling in the art of suggestion, influence, and apparent "telepathic hypnosis". Since eight years of age, hypnosis and what seemed to be actual magical, mental powers fascinated Kenton. Over the decades, Kenton has created and developed certain secret methods - known to but a very few of
Kenton's closest friends. These are the exact methods used by Kenton to create absolute awe and fascination in the minds of Kenton's clients.
So, what is "Kentonism"? What can you do?
With Kentonism you may appear to:
Have a spectator slip into an altered state - just by looking at your business card!
Cause a spectator to choose thoughts and objects based on subliminal suggestion
Perform a full "hypnosis " type act, without having to learn or do hypnosis
Write thoughts down on a pad of paper, then stand back, and watch as audience members are compelled to do these things!
Apply telepathic and subliminal influence close-up or on stage
Learn legitimate suggestion techniques, and innovative methods created by Kenton
Includes special "subliminal" art designs to copy for your own business cards
e know what you usually get. This is not a work that uses "all stooges".Of course not - this is Kenton. Kenton has incorporated linguistic deception, dual-reality, and actual suggestion into these unusual principles and applications. KentonISM is a rare look into Mr. Knepper's mos secret work.
Not one single effect I will use in this book. Maybe because I feel that dual reality is hardly workable for intimate shows, unless BOTH effects are equally surprising for the audiences [Cf. Real Mind Reading video]. The book also contains graphical designs for your business cards backs (simple psy-forces), new applications for a classic Punx idea (also described in Thirteen Steps), and an interesting close up variation called "Pure Kentonism" which is only hinted at.
Nonetheless, the book is surely worth reading for Kenton's line of thought and for the many psychological subtleties, transferable to other effects.
Overall rating: acceptable