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Another tease for those who are in to readings and such.... Looking at an August release date.

For those who don’t know my (Dean, the human who owns Leaping Lizards and helps the lizards with the typing.) background is extensively as a reader. Tarot, Palms, you name it. I don’t often come across a book for psychic entertainers on the subject of readings that makes me go wow. This book made me go WOW!

Richard Webster, in his Foreword to this book, says “It’s a wonderful feeling to start reading a book on a favorite subject and immediately know you’re going to learn valuable information.” I couldn’t put it better. I also agree 100% that this book gave me that same experience!

Scott Grossberg, inventor of “Mindcast” and experienced performer and reader has written this master class with the unusual title, “Bauta.” A bauta is mask worn in long gone days of Venice to disguise the identity, but allow one to socialize and frolic with freedom and total anonymity. A member of royalty could party bawdily with a peasant or a wash woman could bed a duke with total freedom. It was an equalizer in a way. Herein, Scott teaches you how to remove the masks of your client/spectators during a reading, quickly and easily.

Imagine, as a psychic entertainer or mentalist, being able to give precise and eerily accurate “readings” to people throughout your performances. Imagine, as you perform an effect, noticing a person’s hands, and giving them an on-the-spot reading that is based on solid principles rather than cold reading ruses. Imagine, as a mystery performer, being able to offer “readings” as an adjunct to your stage performances.

In this book, Scott delivers some tools that will dramatically and successfully change your Tarot readings, palm readings, personality analyses, and mentalism performances, in general. Scott uses some of these same techniques in his “Thinking Magically” seminars because the concepts you will be learning go far beyond the confines of a mere performance.

These tools have been used in corporate boardrooms, university classrooms, on cruise ships, and around the world. They are also written about in his book “The Mask of Tarot” which is being released for the new age public, This can help give YOU as a reader/performer as much credibility as possible. The principles presented here are new for the Tarot community and you can instantly refer the curious to popular booksellers, like Amazon, and, in so doing, your clients can learn just a little more about your cutting-edge skills, but not, of course, the secrets found behind THIS mask.

The basic Hiding Places system is a diabolically clever technique where the client provides you with all the real information. That is why we say it turns Cold Reading into Hot Reading, where you are literally handed all the inside info by your client!

This unique book offers many Special Bonuses for purchasers. The original purchaser of this book is eligible to purchase Scott’s book “The Mask of Tarot.” Directly from the publisher while supplies last, to be used for Back Of Room sales, and/or as a text should you wish to teach the basics of how you will read for those you entertain. This first edition is limited to 500 copies, signed and numbered. It includes several worksheets that you can use in readings and when teaching. It includes Scott’s “Pocket Palm Reader” camera ready art work; this is a hand out and tic sheet that can be used as a fast reference for palm reading or simply allow your audience to follow along when doing group readings. This book also includes 2 Audio Cd’s!

CD 1 discusses memory queues to make the learning of this sophisticated material easier. There is discussion of the background of the Hiding Places system. Scott begins by setting up some mutual outcomes for the cds and where you will go throughout them. There is much more expansion of ideas only touched on in the text and includes a mini Tarot workshop which teaches exactly how Scott uses this system. Scott also explores how the technique can be used with palmistry, personality profiles, ESP symbols and much more! Scott goes into detail on the “alchemy of human needs” from the book and discusses using these systems in group readings settings.

CD 2 goes deeper into the actual process of doing a reading and has several demo readings. You will learn about using the techniques in group readings, small sessions, corporate lectures and more. Scott touches on using an Internal Tarot system, doing readings without using a real deck. This recording goes into detailed discussion and exploration of the sample readings from the book. Palm Reading is discussed as it relates to the Hiding Places system. Scott talks about his Pocket Palm Reader TM , the artwork for which is provided as a free bonus with this book. For those who prefer to do things other than Palms, Tarot or the like, Scott offers a system of ESP Symbol Readings that also flows seamlessly into the rest of the Bauta concept.

So- you receive: The Signed, numbered, hard cover, dust jacketed, 180+ page book. 2 audio Cd’s featuring the author teaching you further details on the techniques, special secrets and sample readings to help you learn. Purchase rights for Scott’s publicly released Tarot book to be used for back of room sales. Art work and reproduction rights for Scott’s Pocket Palm Reader (For your personal use). This is a system that can and WILL make you money and help you improve your skills many times over. It is not a free ride, or a gimmick that you will use “with no skill 5 minutes after reading” and the work you put in to it WILL be worth it!

I will end with a small warning that this book is NOT for the beginning student. If you are fairly new to doing readings as part of your mentalism presentations, or are trying to learn “cold reading” this is not a good place to begin by itself. On another hand, in reading it I was struck that there ARE indeed many tools that I think all beginners SHOULD have and be exposed to, but if you are new I recommend getting some more basic texts in addition to this one. As your experience grows, you will find new layers of understanding unlock and illuminate within this text.

http://www.leapinglizardsmagic.com/bauta.htm if you'd like to see a free sample. PM me if you have any questions...
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I suspect the price is somewhat dampening the replies on this.
But I read the sample you provided and found myself wanting to read more. It did make me think. Can't remember the last time I read anything alluding to the Maslowvian hierarchy.
As you say, this is not for a beginner and that does create a thorny problem. Most readers I know have been at it for quite awhile. They have their groove and are happy with it. Of course the best know they can always learn more.
But how much are they willing to pay for that possibility?
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I was fortunate enough to be sent an early draft of the manuscript from Scott and was blown away by the depth of knowledge and its application. Maslow, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, these are the names that popped in my head when I first started reading this book. Scott has taken what these great minds wrote of and distilled the essence and brought it all together in an enlightening and practical way. This is the most amazing book I’ve ever read, and I say this without any reservation.

Let me make something very clear: This book is not a survey book, written at a fifth grade reading level; this is a true text book. It is a serious work and is written in an appropriate manner. That being said, I could not put the book down once I started reading it. Scott is an amazing writer.

Price wise, it is at the same level, or a bit less, than other multimedia packages in our industry that are marketed on this, and similar topics.

I’m looking forward to receiving the entire package; a limited edition hardcover book, and the CDs, giving greater detail on the concepts in the book, practical application and recorded readings, plus all the additional features and usage with palm reading and other oracles has me excited.

As I said before, this is the most amazing book I’ve ever read, and Scott Grossberg has to be one of the most brilliant and talented people I’ve ever come across. I truly believe this will be the most sought after package ever released in our industry on readings.

Tony Iacoviello
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Well that settles it. Believe I will sign up for this. A thoughtful approach. And a well received by a person who knows his business. I nedd little more.
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Wow! What a surprise. Thank you, all. As an update, the bonus audio masters for this project are now back from my producer (there are two CDs - professionally recorded in a studio - nearly 2 hours of additional material and information) and on their way to the publisher for Dean's further handling.

All my best. - Scott
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I have enjoyed reading the preview of Bauta. Want to read more...
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There's a great discount to be had if you are a member of the Leaping Lizards mailing list and receive their newsletter. If you're not a member, what are you waiting for?
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The books are in, the bookplates are being signed and the CDs are being replicated... So all is on schedule. Thanks to all those who have shown an interest!
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Thanks for the update. Really looking forward to it.

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Placing order right now!
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That you, all, for the spectacular interest being shown in "Bauta." - Scott
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Just an update... Half of the pre-orders went out today, the other half will go out tomorrow!
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On 2008-07-30 10:27, leapinglizards wrote:
Just an update... Half of the pre-orders went out today, the other half will go out tomorrow!


As always, the update is much appreciated. Good timing. I'm spending the weekend at the beach. Plan on bringing this with me.
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"And there was much rejoicing."
I just received Bauta. What a beautifully produced piece of work! Looking forward to diving into it.
Thank you.
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I have mine too, a fantastic book. Smile

Now I have to listen to the CDs and digest.
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Glad to hear the Post office is getting these to everyone quickly. Nice when it works that way!
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Mine arrived in today's mail.
Would like to write more, but am busy reading.
So far, Bauta is intriguing, to say the least.
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Hi Scott,
Can I ask the obvious? How much more to it is there than this one model that Ian Rowland gave in his cold-reading work that is here called the "hiding places" system? Or is it mainly an elaboration of this model applied to palmistry and tarot? As it is, it certainly is a nice method for extrapolating information and yet I can't see how this is hot reading.

I am primarily searching for where the original material may be for me or anyone familiar with these already, especially as Maslow's hierarchy is psychology 101 and imaginery Tarot even well predates Enrique's book on the same?

The other thing is when it was said
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Imagine, as you perform an effect, noticing a person’s hands, and giving them an on-the-spot reading that is based on solid principles rather than cold reading ruses.
In what way is this NOT based on cold-reading ruses?

Thanks and regards,
MindT.
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This is a difficult read.
I feel as if I am learning, but I want to take it in faster than I am able.
Tony Eye wrote that it is a text book, and I would agree with that.
I listened to about 30 minutes of the audio, and that seemed to bring it together a bit.
After reading Mindtrap's post, I feel as if I should go back and reread Rowland before continuing.
Right now, I can post that I am pleased with the purchase, but have much studying to do.
Will post more later.
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Well, I await its arrival and will post a review when it comes too.

Even tho' Maslow etc. is basic stuff... its all how its applied. I often hear people say "we all know that" but never actually APPLY it in a PRACTICAL way.

Although I got a gazillion books on CR now, Tony Eye usually never posts a review unless he really believes in the item - so I took the plunge.

Being in my day job field, it sounds like it will be a fun read!
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