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Hi guys, I just wanted to introduce you all to Nico Heinrich's latest book - Dopamine!

Dopamine is currently on Pre-Order and is estimated to ship 19th of October 2018

Available in both Softback & Hardback formats. Hardback versions are limited, each is hand signed and numbered!


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His debut PURE MENTALISM was a huge success. In this book, Nico Heinrich shares some more ideas and concepts along the same lines - again, you won't need any gimmicks or crazy preparation. This is clean, straight forward, skill-based mentalism that you can perform impromptu under almost any circumstances. If you liked PM you are in for a treat.

"Love the new book" - Jerome Finley about DOPAMINE

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Content:

ENTRANCE is a hands-off induction, which happens without any pre-talk. You can even use this to find suggestible subjects in the audience.

IMPERCEPTIBLE COIN RUSE gives you the power to make limbs feel numb, to make fears disappear and to hypnotize the whole audience - with just a normal coin. You can use this as a set-piece for actual hypnosis or as a stand alone effect.

PURE NUMEROLOGY is impromptu mentalism at its best. Using this concept, you are able to answer merely thought of questions with accuracy - every single time. You may perform this for one person or to your whole audience, making this an impromptu Q&A act. You don't need envelopes, pens or billets - just their smartphone, which you don't even need to touch or look at. Very flexible and customizable method.

INSTANT ORACLE uses just a business or file card and a pen. After they have settled on a question of concern, the card is torn into pieces and used as an oracle. Without you seeing, they take some pieces in each hand and concentrate. You are then able to tell them exactly how many pieces are in each hand - and by interpreting those numbers, you accurately answer their thought of question. This concept can be used with star signs and names as well. If you have struggled to find a convincing presentation/justification for the CT, don't look any further - this is it.

AWARENESS is a beautiful finale to any hypnosis routine. It's not a trick, but a very strong presentation, which will leave your participant with an amazing feeling.

EZ BILLET OPENER is a mind reading routine, which is funny, super easy to do and perfect for stage performances.

INVISIBLE PARADISE is a test conditions card prediction, that you can perform any time, anywhere, with any deck.

MINIMALIST DD is an impromptu drawing duplication, using only one business card and something to write with - nothing else. Different variations included, from "insanely bold" to "super easy". You will use this a lot!

SINGLE DIGIT DIVINATION is, as the title suggests, a more or less straightforward divination of a single digit. It isn't strong enough to stand alone - but it's a nice building block or prelude to something bigger.

HBT SUBTLETY will be your new favorite page force. It is basically a more deceptive variation on the old Hoy Book Test. Phedon Bilek about this subtlety: "You've just modified the way I'll perform my all-time favorite book test."

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If you are a mentalist, this book will probably make you happy.

104 pages, illustrated


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Really heady title and equally heady cover...quite tempting indeed
It is better to be trusted than liked.
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On Oct 8, 2018, NeverMind wrote:
Really heady title and equally heady cover...quite tempting indeed


Yeah Nico did a great job with those! Suppose it represents the content in the sense that it's amazing! Smile

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DOPAMINE is Nicoís latest release and so far, Nico has consistently delivered material that I can relate to, to a great extent. He sometimes touches upon areas that are not my cup of tea and I cannot bring an opinion on the effects relating to those, such as hypnosis, among others. But I love his style and he seems to share my philosophy in keeping it minimal. Fortunately for you though, heís not an extremist like me.

After his excellent PURE MENTALISM itís with great pleasure I dove into Dopamine. No doubt, this is Nico Heinrich. And thatís good news. I will not comment on effects such as ENTRANCE, AWARENESS, and SINGLE DIGIT DIVINATION. These are simply not for me, and my judgment would be of no value here.

Imperceptible Coin Ruse: Very interesting concept. It does work. I do agree fully with Nico, this is to be incorporated in a greater routine. If you are into this kind of presentation, I think you will integrate it in your existing effect. I found out that it works best when the performer himself Ėand not the participant- executes the move.

Pure Numerology: The answering a question thought-of is a plot I love. On the other hand, I ALWAYS avoid numbers and calculations. They are usually a bit confusing, and **** WILL happen. But if they appeal to you, Nicoís method is a no-brainer. SIMPLISTIC, and so practical. And everything is justified using the numerology thing. And the little reading is the cherry on top. Nice!

Instant Oracle: As you will see in my upcoming DVD making the most of a peek is a quest for me. And thatís Nicoís answer here. It will give you plenty of room to play, to improvise giving a reading based on a system to back it up (which is VERY important). Very good and well thought-off.

EZ Billet Opener: Very fun in the right context. You can find your own excuse to make this work if you want to adapt it to your style. Or you can use Nicoís method, which is perfectly sound. That defines EASY.

Invisible Paradise: I loved this. And have performed it many times in casual situations. The beauty is that Iím living in a country where this game is extremely popular, making the plot natural to everyone. Easy, impossible to backtrack, yet hard-hitting. This Nico, is simply beautiful.

Minimalist DD: The method here is a novel use of a well-known technique I have never seen before and as soon as I read this it struck me as genius. Nothing less. I still have to road-test this further, but the couple of times I tried it it did work. This might be the gem of this piece of work. I am confident you will try this as soon as you read about it. I hope, I really hope it delivers consistently. I believe it does. I just need to keep performing to confirm this is as awesome as it appears to beÖ

HBT Subtlety: This touch is worth a lot. The Hoy book test is my all-time favorite, and from now on this subtlety will be a part of my every performance. Here you give your participant a real free choice and you would be a fool not to remind them that when re-capping. Very clever thinking. Pure gold.



If you know Nico and like his thinking, you will not be disappointed with Dopamine. I sure wasnít.
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Hey all,



DOPAMINE, like Pure Mentalism before it, is a small booklet containing big ideas.

Before I start this review, full disclosure as I got a free pre-release copy and consider myself friend with Nico (regardless of whether he shares that view.. Smile). 

That being said, if anything, I tend to go harsher on reviewing and giving feedback on friendís material than if it were written by a stranger. Whenever some offers to send me something asking for a public review, I give them fair warning that I will only write my honest opinion on the product for my own integrityís sake. Nico received this same heads-up before he sent me a free copy of DOPAMINE.



Itís a great book. Iíll cut right to the chase here and say that I truly enjoyed all of Nicoís ideas in here. Most of them I even enjoyed a lot. Three of them I love.


The effects have all been described above for anyone interested, but the three standout items for me personally were the Imperceptible Coin Ruse, Pure Numerology and, surprisingly, the Single Digit Divination.



Imperceptible Coin Ruse is something small that allows you to add a physical dimension to a mentalism effect. Iím always a fan of performance pieces where the experience is not purely mental. Here, the participant will feel a coin become imperceptible while they are holding it. The method is very reliable and the experience probably works best tied in to a larger routine.



Pure Numerology is a wonderful technique for covertly gaining knowledge about the nature of the sitters query, woven into a natural feeling reading process. Probably best suited for intimate one on one performances or small groups (which I believe Nico enjoys performing for the most. Somehow, it felt reminiscent of ďGetting to Know you from MemoryĒ from Harpacrown, which I really enjoyed - different method, yet just as easy and just as clever.



The Single Digit Divination is much in the same vein as Nicoís ďCocaineĒ from Pure Mentalism. While Cocaine wasnít necessarily for me, this really struck a chord. Itís a very simple, informal little piece that allows you to correctly guess what digit between 1 - 9 someone is thinking of. Itís very bold but has flown right by the people I tried this out on, much to their and my delight.



Nico writes in a relaxed tone and has an easy to understand teaching style. As I said before, most of these routines and ideas are best suited to more intimate or casual performances and will unfold with the most impact there. If you like the sound of the routines from reading about them here then you can't really go wrong with this book - in fact, I'd recommend both Dopamine and Pure Mentalism (which, by the way, I paid for and would happily pay for again if I lost my copy). 


Well done, Nico!



Best from Amsterdam,



T.
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Thanks for the reviews guys, I can't wait for this to hit the public! Smile
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Dopamine is now available!

Pre-Orders go out first thing Saturday morning!
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I received a review copy. I will do my best to answer any questions you may have about the material honestly and unbiased.

Entrance is a nice hypnosis induction which starts out of the blue and without any mention of hypnosis. Iím sure this could be used to actually induce a trance-like stats, but I think this would be equally useful for a pseudo induction. It would look quite impressive and feel very genuine. Itís also very easy to do and guaranteed to work (because Nico provides you with how to make it a success every time.) Itís very nice thinking and typical of Nico. Simple, but effective.

Imperceptible Coin Ruse literally allows you to make the feeling of a coin vanish from the spectatorís hand. Nico covers the basic method and then provides several presentational ploys you can add to make it play larger. I want to work on this idea and expand it to use a bit of DR to make it seem as if the spectator hallucinates the coin vanishing from their hand as they are staring at the coin. I think it would be easily possible with this method (which, btw is virtually guaranteed to work as it is physiological as much as it is psychological.)

Pure Numerology is a system by which you can give accurate readings and ends with you knowing precisely what area of life they need more clarity about. It is math based, but I feel the only way to use math in mental magic is when paired with a numerology reading. I think it is a great way to hide the process.

Instant Oracle this is a great justification for a CT and it provides an additional effect of knowing how many pieces they hold in each hand before you give a reading based on those numbers. Simple to do, but a nice justification.

Awareness is an ability of awareness that you give to a participant in the course of hypnosis or pseudo hypnosis. It definitely is only for certain times and places and for certain people. But done for the right person, it will most definitely live an impact that will last with them.

EZ Billet Opener this allows you to peek a billet during a moment of comedy. It wonít work for every environment, though. And while I do believe the comedic moment is great cover for the move, I also fear that in hindsight, spectators will know WHEN you peeked. They may not know the precise details, but I think they will think ďoh, I bet he looked when he ___Ē

Invisible Paradise this is a nice card routine that I could see Ben Earle doing. Itís a nice combination of principles and itís simple and practically self working. Essentially itís a way to force a card.

Minimalist DD is a drawing dupe which is bold using one business card and something to write with. I wouldnít do it for a skeptic by any means, but if youíve built rapport with someone and they believe in what youíre doing, this is all you need. There are some nice convincers which hide the peek, but ultimately, I donít think itís the type of peek youíd want to do while being burned or in front of skeptics.

Single Digit Divination this is a combination of several ideas and principles to be able to determine what single digit someone is thinking of. It uses classic Kenton phrasing as part of the method which means sometimes you wonít actually nail their number, but youíll nail the fact that you wonít nail their number. It is meant to be used as part of a larger routine and not meant for stand alone. Itís a nice combination of ideas and it would work nicely as part of a larger routine.

HBT Subtlety allows you to give the participant a genuinely free choice as part of the hoy force. This is a small change to the routine, so donít expect this to be a major change, but it is a great subtlety and one that I think everyone would implement after reading because itís too simple of a change to NOT take advantage of it.

Overall, this is a nice offering which is very typical Nico thinking. If you like his pay releases, you wonít be disappointed. If you didnít like the style of his previous releases, this one probably isnít for you. Itís a lot of simple techniques and using words to create effects. Donít expect revolutionary thinking, but you can certainly expect practical material which will work and not pipe-dreams or half baked ideas.

Madison
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Before I start the review, I want to introduce myself briefly and report something to my background.

My name is Wolfgang, I am 59 years old, I live in Berlin, Germany and I have performed magic with different intensities since I was 10 years old.

Since then, my focus has been on card magic. I'm doing a full-time job, I usually lacked the time to rehearse the tricks, so I've perform rather little and only for my family and friends.

Most of the time, I was theoretically and intellectually occupied with my hobby and over the years I acquired a lot of knowledge and built up a respectable library with card magic books.

For about two years I have discovered my love of mental magic. Here, too, I have already gained an extensive library (books and eBooks) and work - if my time permits - straight into the different principles of mental magic.

I intend to leave active working life in about 1 1/2 years and then intensify my hobbies.


First I will let you know that I have bought the book.

Having said that, now to my first review.

First to the title DOPAMINE

What dopamine causes. Dopamine is responsible for our motivation, our drive, our coordination and the regulation of our appetite. Dopamine in conjunction with norepinephrine has a significant impact on our happiness. It is considered a happiness hormone and triggers a kind of happiness.

For me it works, it was a pleasure to read this book.


The book covers 8-10 effects and subtleties on about 100 pages.
These are presentational ideas, techniques and effects that require little or no preparation.

It is a matter of impromptu mentalism, using nothing but everyday objects Ė or even nothing at all.

The book is written understandably and explains the essential aspects very well.


Although not completely, fundamentally new principles are described in this book, there are still some interesting aspects.

For my part, I cannot do much with the parts that deal with pseudo hypnosis, even if it works well in Imperceptible Coin Ruse.


Invisible Paradise is Mentalism with cards.

For my part, I like this kind of mentalism with cards. For me, this piece of art looks more like a card trick than mental magic. IMHO it would be stronger, if you predict the outcome before you bring out the cards. To implement this, I think of several options.

Single Digit Divinition

A bold method to guess a single digit number

Minimalist DD

He teaches a Peek technique thatís easy to execute and works fine with a little misdirection and verbal distraction . As Madison describes it can be a bit risky.

EZ Billet Opener

I love the bold method to Peek the information - it reminds me of a similar handling from Aaron Fisher - because the billet is in full view the whole time I think it could work.

Pure Numerology

This piece of Mentalism is based on mathematical principles but obscures the principle very well.

All in all I am satisfied with my purchase!

Wolfgang
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We only have 2 of the Hardback editions in stock currently!

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Jacob Smith with Mystery Arts Inc did an in-depth review of Dopamine, check it out! Smile

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Hi guys!

If shipping costs to your country were an issue for you when deciding whether to purchase this, or you just prefer e-books in general - we are now offering a digital version of Dopamine!

Dopamine E-Book: https://mentalistry.com/products/e-books......heinrich
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