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When looking through this forum, I couldn't find a topic about people's favorite mentalist or mentalists, so I decided to create one.

Basically, I would like to hear who your favorite mentalists are. I was also thinking that this could become a good resource for beginner mentalists (a list of some of the best mentalists in the world).

Anyway, hope to hear from some of you soon.

Nicholas
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By the way, my favorite mentalists would probably be Atlas Brookings and Ran Pink.
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Mine would be Paul Voodini and Kreskin, as performers.

There may be many others who are equally good but I will not judge them from limited youtube clips.

As thinkers and writers, Voodini, Jerome Finley, Bob Cassidy.
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Mine would be Paul Voodini and Kreskin, as performers.

There may be many others who are equally good but I will not judge them from limited youtube clips.

As thinkers and writers, Voodini, Jerome Finley, Bob Cassidy.

Honorable mention to Richard Osterlind, Lee Earle and Larry Becker as writers, and Derren Brown and the Evesons as performers.
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Watching Kreskin when I was a kid on Mike Douglas and Merv Griffin was what first got me interested in mentalism. It was an amazing experience...so different from any king of magic show I had ever seen. So, sentimentally, I would have to vote for Kreskin too. After him, I'd cast my vote for Osterlind.
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You mustn't have used the search button! This topic is a perennial one on the Café.

I would have a few though and I think Canasta would probably be top of my list. British based would be Brown, and USA would be Osterlind, Cassidy, Maven, Kreskin and Hilford.

I also like Mark Elsdon's thinking.
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On Jul 19, 2014, innercirclewannabe wrote:
You mustn't have used the search button! This topic is a perennial one on the Café.




That's a fact. Just do a Café search on the exact phrase "Favorite Mentalist," "Best Mentalist," etc., and you 'll get dozens of hits.
nwanstall
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I did search phrases such as best mentalist or favorite mentalist, but I found nothing like this.
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This question has been asked many times in the past (even a couple of weeks ago in fact) but I'll bite

My favorite is without a doubt Peter Turner.

The man's a creative genius and an incredible guy all round
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Easy...

The best thinker and one of the best performers
is Bob Cassidy.

The best showman is Derren Brown.

Best wishes,

Scott
'Curiouser and curiouser."
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Bob,

That will cost you a drink.

Scott
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On Jul 19, 2014, nwanstall wrote:
I did search phrases such as best mentalist or favorite mentalist, but I found nothing like this.


You've got to do a keyword search and select the "Exact Phrase" option. I just did it and got more hits that you'd imagine.
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On Jul 19, 2014, Scott Soloff wrote:
Bob,

That will cost you a drink.

Scott


Okay. Smile
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Too many to list for me. I think we are fortunate that we have so many great performers and creators at the present time.
By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail.
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...anyone with a personality and something interesting to say...
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I usually don't post in these types of threads but I will admit that the most I have learned from and got the most out of has (as far as thoughts and ideas go) been Bob Cassidy and Luke Jermay. I strongly feel that bobs work is just as important as Corinda and Annemann. I also like to use a lot of sug*estion and Luke's work is a gold mine. Sure I have others that I will admit I admire their work but these are the two that really have given me that drive to be myself and succeed to the best of my abilities.
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If I had to pick a desert island discs style list of mentalists...in no particular order...

chan canasta
mr berglas
bob cassidy
docc Hilford
derren brown

i'll probably change my mind if you asked again (but please don't)...
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I'd have to include Ross Johnson on my list of favorites, if I decided to make one.
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His dvd is vastly overlooked...
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On Jul 19, 2014, mastermindreader wrote:
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On Jul 19, 2014, nwanstall wrote:
I did search phrases such as best mentalist or favorite mentalist, but I found nothing like this.


You've got to do a keyword search and select the "Exact Phrase" option. I just did it and got more hits that you'd imagine.


That's what I was doing wrong. Thanks Bob!
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