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seadog93
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"The Itinerant Mystic" is our publication on an early "how-to" course written for traveling mediums and psychic readers who went from city to city plying their trade. In addition to revealing how these mystics set up shop and promoted their business, it also explains the closely-guarded methods behind their readings. These include two highly deceptive billet switches which rely more on timing and misdirection than manipulation, an outline of the skeleton reading framework along with an effective, full length sample reading, plus a proven spiel used by palm readers, and more. 23 pages.

Download it for just $6.95 $3.95 this week!

http://www.trickshop.com/itinerant-mystic.html


Just got this.
Super fun read so far and what a great insight into the history of professional readers.
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Thanks for the Heads-Up, I almost let this one slide by.
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Thanks for the link and the info, seadog93. I also just downloaded it and the pdf appears to be an interesting read. Great find for only $3.95!!!
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Just downloaded it, I will have a read tomorrow when I have some free time, at a glance seems like a good read.
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Found some time and had a read. Some good information on advertising in here however I feel it is more suited to someone just starting to do readings. I think experienced readers would find little to interest them, just my opinion.
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Reads like a combination of Robert Nelson booklets.
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On Jun 21, 2014, Jerskin wrote:
Reads like a combination of Robert Nelson booklets.


Definitely from the same time, but not enough typos to be Nelson.

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I love the Nelson era stuff.

I don't think there is a ton of stuff that directly applies directly to todays modern reader, but I love the history of it and I think there really are some gems spread throughout that can be helpful.

I was interested to learn about the two standard types of readings and they're respective lengths. I think that whole structure, and the traveling nature of the psychic, gave me insight into how the stock readings that are prevalent in the literature of the time might actually be workable.

Of course trickshop has some great Nelson titles as ebooks and, just in case anyone doesn't already know (for shame!) about the mevproshop (FREE!) releases,
...check this out:
http://www.mevproshop.com/nelson-reissues.html
These are really really cool!

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On Jun 22, 2014, B. Morrison wrote:
Definitely from the same time, but not enough typos to be Nelson.


Lol Smile
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"Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing'. Between the two, my life flows." -Nisargadatta Maharaj

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AH SO!
It was the first of a three parter, ...tricky.

I missed the promotional price on the second installment (MORE secrets of an itinerant mystic), but it's still cheap and I just downloaded it and the third, and last, installment (FURTHER secrets of an itinerant mystic). Yay! Smile
"Love is the magician who pulls man out of his own hat" - Ben Hecht

"Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing'. Between the two, my life flows." -Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Who wrote the books? It sounds to me like a reprint of old material whose copyrights have expired.
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On Jul 10, 2014, mastermindreader wrote:
Who wrote the books? It sounds to me like a reprint of old material whose copyrights have expired.


That is exactly what this is. That is what this site does.

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Without even crediting the original author????
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You can find the same material, along with more material in the Magnuson cd that Miracle Factory is selling.

http://miraclefactory.net/zenstore/index......s_id=143
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It looks like Trickshop is crediting the original authors. Annemann, Gen Grant, Teral Garrett, Syd Bergson, Robt. Nelson, etc. all with appropriate credits. Maybe the "Itinerant Mystic" series was published anonymously?
seadog93
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I m confused about the lack of crediting as well.
I assumed it was anonymously published as well, but as was pointed out to me...

Well let's just say I recommend that anyone interested buy this:
http://miraclefactory.net/zenstore/index......s_id=143
"Love is the magician who pulls man out of his own hat" - Ben Hecht

"Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing'. Between the two, my life flows." -Nisargadatta Maharaj

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If the Trickshop release is by Magnuson, it should certainly be credited as such. I second Courtney's recommendation of the Miracle Factory's CD collection of the Magnuson writings. It is an important part of mentalism history.
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If Magnuson was the creator of the "Itinerant Mystic" material he absolutely should be credited.

Trickshop does put out a lot of copyright-expired stuff (as do Marketplace of the Mind and others). They seem to behave appropriately when it comes to crediting far as I can tell, and a lot of their stuff is worthwhile (although it doesn't exactly make me happy to see some rare item I spent a couple of years tracking down and paid real money for back in the day suddenly becoming available to everyone for $4.95 or such).
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What "copyright expired stuff" is available at Marketplace of the Mind. I'm not aware of any.
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On Mar 15, 2015, mastermindreader wrote:
What "copyright expired stuff" is available at Marketplace of the Mind. I'm not aware of any.



Does 13 Steps qualify? I really don't know. But that's the only example I could find after a quick scan.

Actually I was thinking of Miracle Factory, which was mentioned earlier in the thread, and for some reason erroneously wrote Marketplace of the Mind.
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That makes more sense. Whether or not 13 Steps qualifies, Marketplace of the Mind hasn't released its own electronic version of the original work.He simply retails the standard version that's long been available from wholesaler and published by D. Robbins & Co.; TENTH PRINTING edition (1996).
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