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samsparks
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What 1 or 2 books would you recommend I pick up to teach myself the basics of mentalism? I am more interested in something in print rather than digital.
Cheers,
-Sam
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Must have 13 steps by Corinda, any of Bob Cassidys books .
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I would second the recommendation of "13 Steps". You can also get a companion set of DVD's that may be helpful to see how an effect is performed.
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Ray Bertrand
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Don't forget Anneman's Mental Miracles.
Mentalism in Ontario.
DWRackley
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This is the first thing you should read.

http://www.lybrary.com/the-thirtynine-st......-10.html
...what if I could read your mind?

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A very similar question asked here: worth a read. If you are new to magic as well as mentalism I suggest a different approach than 13 Steps.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=41&15
'One of the safest ways to make a good performance is to have tricks which work so easily, that mechanics can be forgotten and every attention devoted to presentation' - Corinda
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If magic is also your thing, as well as mentalism, check out Magic Digest by George Anderson. The mentalism section is actually remarkably good, for all that it is only a small part of the whole. This is a terrific book.

-Patrick
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Thanks very much for the help everyone!
Matt Malinas
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Hey Sam,

I used to have a 20 min mentalism show that I performed on a regular basis back in College. It was a great hit in Cafés and student dorms!
All the material used came from a set of DVD's. Richard Osterlind's Mind Mysteries. I strongly recommend it. Although it's no print, it's video taught and you have the performances as well.

Good luck!

Matty
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