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dan84
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I have read through and got bored of Corinda. Where to go now?
Fred E. Bert
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I would suggest you watch Richard Osterlind's Easy to Master Mental Miracles to see how effective the classic effects in Corinda and other older publications really are.
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You read and got bored of it? I think the next step is to sell it to someone and go find something else to study, perhaps origami
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You could try another classic called Annemann's Practical Mental Effects"...if you'd like something more up to date...try any of Mr.Osterlinds material. You can't go wrong with either of them. (how can you get bored of Tony Corinda ?)

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I second buying ETMMM from Osterlind. He uses the classics to demonstrate just how powerful they are. IMO "Tervil","Question & the Answer", and "Fourth Dimensional Telepathy" are worth far more than the cost of the DVD set, or the books for that matter.

I would also suggest The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy, as this is one of the best reads on Mentalism there is I feel.
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Dan84,
I'm no big name pro but I would say if you read the bible and got bored try rereading it and if it is still boring try collecting stamps or something to keep you busy because this is probably not the HOBBY for you.
THOUGHTfully,

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Instead of more reading...try applying what you've read. Build a routine. Try it in the real world. I've been amazed that in addition to being interesting reading...you can also *use* the material! Unbelievable!
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Optimists have more fun.....
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I am a card man really and I just think that Corinda is a bit dated. I think I will stick with cards then. Thanks
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Dan,
A lot of the Corinda stuff is dated..I will agree however it is a foundation on which to build. It is up to us as artist to learn all we can about our craft and use it in a modern way. Yes it is dated , but with a little thought and effort on your part it can be worked on and made very modern. Pick out one thing in the book that was of some interest to you. Think about it , tear it apart , put it back together, try it , think about it some more and the more you tear it apart and remove the bad points and replace them with your own ideas you will really have something special. Good luck
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On 2005-02-13 17:13, sbays wrote:
I second buying ETMMM from Osterlind. He uses the classics to demonstrate just how powerful they are. IMO "Tervil","Question & the Answer", and "Fourth Dimensional Telepathy" are worth far more than the cost of the DVD set, or the books for that matter.

I would also suggest The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy, as this is one of the best reads on Mentalism there is I feel.


Osterlinds' ETMM is a great introduction to Annemann. You can, for a rather low price get Annemanns' "The Jinx" on CD ROM, or in hard copy form. Although written in the 1920/30s, as Osterlind shows on his DVD set, these routines can be easily updated for the 21st Century. Strivings' also did a video on Annemanns works.

Bob Cassidy, Becker, Earle, Buch, are four men that you might want to seriously consider reading. Cassidy's "Mental Miracles" DVD was the first thing I bought and used four routines in an audition I had with the Coventry Magic Circle.

I like his style as well as the fact that the effects he writes about, some of which are in the new book, use materials at hand. Max Maven also has four DVDs and his colour books are well worth the expence, although they too have been re-released.

Concerning the "13 Steps", look at it as a reference/textbook rather than a book of routines. I place it in the same catagory as Rowlands' "Full Facts" book which is itself, IMO, a great textbook on the art of cold reading.

What amazes me more times than not, is how much I know that I don't know...
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