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linceed87
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Hello mentalists, i´m looking for a good book to read , lately I have bought a lot of cra.. well anyway I wanna buy a good book that I could get a lot out of , like the first time we read 13 Steps to mMntalism. Could you recommend something?

I was hoping to buy The Practitioner and/or The Other Side. What do you think of those? Could you recommend something more?
Thanks a lot.
mau
ps:sorry for my english :b
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My suggestion is to re-read Corinda. You will read things that you never saw before. As we create, perform, and think, our understanding of Corinda will expand. I re-read it once a year. Have never failed to learn something "new", that I never saw before. Actually I have seen it but never before adapted it to an effect. I was once told that "life is too short to read good books, only read the best". I still believe in that advice.
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My suggestion would be get Psychological Subtelties or the sequel Psychological Subtelties 2 by Banachek whom I regard to be the best mentalist of this era. Also Luke Jermay has some good literature out.

I believe the one I have of his is called 7 Deceptions. That's a good book if you really like to use the mind as a weapon because with these two authors you really are using psychology to your advantage. These two authors get my highest recomendation.

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You may want to check out my book SAD Simple and Direct mentalism, avaliable from my site. If you run a search for it you will find out what others thought of it, and I enclose a quote from a rather well known pro:

"I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading SAD by Looch and discovered such usable material in its pages.
I get a lot of books and manuscripts to review and many are disappointing ...
SAD is not! The fact is this is one of the best and most enjoyable reads on mentalism to come along in a long time.
If you are into direct and straightforward routines, give this book a look. It really is good!"

Richard Osterlind

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Here some great DVDs: Easy To Master Mental Miracles - Richard Osterlind. Videomind - Max Maven. PSI Series - Banachek.
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Garden of the Strange by Caleb Strange. A beautifully written and produced book filled with magic and wonder. It is a delight to read.
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"Sigma" by Paolo is a good ebook.
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Some great suggestions so far.

While the quality of a text should never be measured by the quantity of its contents; for the money, one of the absolute steals in mentalism is Mind Myth and Magick, T.W. Waters. Great content, and LOTS of it!
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I've learned that "what books are great?" is a relative question...depends on who you are and what you're looking for. I've bought too many books that were recommended only to find that they didn't really fit me. If you don't already know, finding out who you are greatly determines what books you'll find to be great!

Boy...this new medication is really hitting me!

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I can't agree with Looch. His book is too good for beginner or almost.

SAD is perhaps the best mentalism book of the last five years, not for beginner but for intermediate or advanced mentalist I think.
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Larry Becker´s Stunners Plus is a great book. It has almost 700 pages and it takes a while if you read it from cover to cover but I´m sure it´s worth it.

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On 2007-07-23 04:54, parmenion wrote:
I'm can't agree with Looch, His book is too good for beginner or almost.

SAD is perhaps the best mentalism book of the last five years, not for beginner but for intermediate or advanced mentalist I think.


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It's interesting that talk of SAD has re-surfaced again (now).

I just spent the better part of Saturday (at a coffee spot) re-reading SAD. It really is fantastic and full of usable routines. I was struck again by their "simple" brilliance.

I can see these effects being performed as I read them. In fact, I always imagine myself performing effects for someone and then ask myself, "would I believe that?", "would I be impressed?" The routines in SAD make me believe, which always is the start of something good.

Money well spent!

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Aside from the Simple & Direct premise. That was one of the fundamental elements when I'm creating an effect. I want my audiences to feel the material is believable.

Even the most die hard skeptics...I want them to appreciate the believability of the demonstration even if they have other thoughts as to how an effect has been achieved.

Im really chuffed your still getting something out of the book mate. I cant wait to share a few of my modified ideas with you over the next few weeks or so. Ive finally moved in to my new house but have yet to get a internet connection @ home. Im hoping to read through your ideas as well then!
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First book I'd read (I feel I've gotten more knowledge from this book than any other single book I've ever read. -And that includes school books! And yet, it's a very easy read)- "Psychological Subtleties" (the first one) by Banachek. I think Mind, Myth and Magic, and Practical Mental Effects are as important as Corinda. And in terms of effects, I don't believe you'll find anything better than "Stunners Plus" by Larry Becker. Every effect is a "worker", and it's got beautiful ready-to-print artwork for the effects that involve it.
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If you're into Billets, Switchcraft is the ONE.
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"The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy." Inspiring, funny, provocative, and filled with brillaint thinking and great routines. And an all-around good read. I wish that I were about to read it for the first time.
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Forgive my pedantry but allow me to quote myself:

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On 2007-07-23 20:11, Don Theo III wrote:

http://www.amazon.com/Inner-Game-Tennis-......79778314

DT3

It has been out 4 years longer than I have.
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Can I just add to the highly satisfied readers list of Looch's SAD Mentalism. This book already has a strong following and is going to become a CULT in future when performers realise all the GOLD available in there. It is the only must have book I have bought in the last 3 years. I do agree it is not really aimed at beginners however there are a couple of routines simple enough for a beginner to do.

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