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'I have used one of Steve's principles in my pk time piece for nearly a year now and I'm gutted it's in here (I love it that much)'


Are you looking for some direct, simple and streamlined mentalism to add to your act? Then look no further!

Method is a book of Steven Palmer's time tested and real world mentalism that he has developed over his career as an entertainer. Honed to perfection in his professional working repertoire over the past 5 years, he is now deciding to share these ideas with you. 10 close up and professional mentalism routines that are ready to be added straight into your repertoire.

- All the routines are direct, logical and used extensively in the real world.
- The routines are simple to perform leaving the performer to focus on his presentations.

- No expensive gaffs or gimmicks are required to perform the material contained in the book and only basic sleight of hand is needed.

- Many of these items could have been sold as stand-alone items, but are collected here in this single of volume of modern mentalism.

- The book is 119 pages and perfect bound.

'Method offers a solid collection of really effective but easy-to-perform modern mentalism'


With a foreword by Peter Turner and introduction from Luke Jermay you know that this is going to include some very special information. Other hard hitters in the mentalism world have read method and the praise just keeps rolling in. Steven has worked hard perfecting these routines and it shows!


A stunning spectator as mind reader effect featuring several utility moves with a wide range of applications.


An impossibly clean and direct “think a card” routine. The routine is very logical, very direct and very fooling.

If you perform mentalism with playing cards, this is destined to go into your repertoire.


A beautiful close up graphology routine. The routine compromises of three increasingly powerful reveals using three business cards.

Several variations of the routine are given, including a drawing duplication finale.

The routine can be performed entirely impromptu and also includes a technology free “which-hand” finale.


A close up, self contained take on the “blister” effect. Takes only moments to build and uses items you are sure to have.

The routine provides an astonishing way to leave the spectator with your business card.

Once built you are likely to take this everywhere.


A direct and logical approach to “Psychic Poker” or "Tell reading".

A very direct and simple and demonstrations of mind reading at the card table, using just a regular deck and minimal sleight of hand.


A signature effect for a long time. This routine combines many classic mentalism ideas and some from the card table to make an insanely direct “think a card” with no physical cards present.

Can be performed virtually impromptu and prop less.


A very “real” approach to getting inside a spectators mind. Performed properly this can look like genuine psychic ability.


A very versatile routine, giving the performer a risk free way of practising psychological forces with a guaranteed prediction kicker.

The routine uses everyday office items, with some versatile ideas to be adapted to routines you already do.


A massively streamlined approach to the single “Card in Wallet” idea. Fans of the plot are sure to enjoy this.

The work and ideas involved in this could be easily adapted to your current version of the routine.


A very fooling close up routine using playing cards with progressively more impossible stages.

Using minimum sleight of hand and a normal deck this has been a favourite prelude to show how the performer gained his intuitive abilities.

Steven also has had a plethora of great reviews from some of the top names in the business. Here are what some legends of mentalism like Peter Turner and Luke Jermay have to say about METHOD.

"Method" I have to say is one of the books I eagerly awaited to read for some time. What I believe (for me) is spectacular about the book are the little nuggets littered throughout the pages. I have used one of Steve's principles in my pk time piece for nearly a year now and I'm gutted it's in here (I love it that much).

I really love the offhand comment about the tarot cards, !@#$ it's clever I wish I had thought of it.

Future prophecies was again one of them little genius pieces that sparked off lots of ideas for me.

Steve you are a clever (deleted) and your book made my flight to Germany entertaining and delightful.

Peter Turner

Method offers a solid collection of really effective but easy-to-perform modern mentalism. It is an impressive debut collection from an impressive, humble and dedicated performer. In this book you will not find half-tested ideas that look good on paper. You will find full routines ready to be put to work in your own performances.

Luke Jermay

I found your book stimulating. I think the major contribution you make is in your gift in communicating ideas and procedures. The reader will learn how to present "revelations" in a dramatic and entertaining way. Your manuscript is clear in that you are sharing tricks and routines you have perfected and it is up to the reader to mold them for their own style.
Your watch routine is my favourite.

Barrie Richardson

I highly recommend "Method" to anyone who is interested in close up mentalism.The routines within this book are not only practical in effect but are also direct in method. I can certainly see myself using some of the material that is contained within these pages.

Michael Murray

I was highly impressed with "Method", from thought of card work to impromptu predictions, to voodoo experiments; this book has something for everyone. There have been at least three different effects that have no made it into my working set and if I get just one idea from a book I consider it a valuable investment! Steven has taken some classic methods and some unique & original ones to create some fantastic pieces of mentalism. Highly recommended!

Art Vanderlay

Steven has provided a number of workable, real-world routines that require no more than standard office fare. "Method" features a number of well conceived thought-of card routines and plausible close-up effects that anyone can add to their repertoire. Practical and effective routines!

Sean Waters

Steven Palmer has put together an amazing collection of effects that are workable in the real world and extremely strong. As you read the book you can tell Steven takes his mentalism very seriously, every detail, variation and subtlety has already been thought out for you. I'll be adding many pieces from this book into my performing repertoire, my particular favourite is Dead Cut Redux, the last effect in the book, and in my opinion is a brilliant mentalism with cards effect, and you can't always say that!

Karl Scott

Here is something for everyone whether you're a magician or a mentalist.

The concepts for routines and patter have a personal feel to the presentation and to the effects, each can be dissected and changed to suit your ranking or experience you feel you are. The key is they can be subsumed and delivered to the spectator in any type of situation.

Steven offers practical strong effects that are explained in a very straightforward simple to the point manner, which allows you to visualise and follow correctly.

I personally look forward to Steven's forthcoming projects.

Gianni Vox

There's real ingenuity within these pages. Every single effect in the book contains an interesting twist or a new, clever subtlety. Steven obviously considers his material very carefully and the result is a thoroughly enjoyable, eye-opening book of fresh and exciting mentalism.

Dave Forrest

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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Good Day!

For anyone that was interested in this book but prefers downloads, you're in luck! Palmer and I have just added it as a PDF at a discounted price here:

It's a great book; I really enjoyed reading it!

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