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hjelm
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"Most underrated books" are discussed somewhere else in The Magic Café but I'm not interested in that. I want to know the "Most underrated mentalist books".

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Er, difficult one...The mistake I made when I was starting in mentalism was to underrate books on MAGIC and this was a big mistake, even though I only perform as a mentalist.
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Maybe Osterlind's Making Magic Real is one of the most underrated books. It's so short, only 20 pages. But it is really good!

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Real Mental Magic by McGill, especially if you aren't a card magician.

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I enjoyed Marc Paul's lecture notes, don't really hear many comments about this?!
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The Tarbell series, although it focuses primarily on magic I see people in this forum daily who want to be the best, jump in at the deep end, but don't even know the basics.

Absolute Magic, everyone focuses on Pure Effect, probably because it's the one with the tricks in.

Hardly ever see Cassidy's Art of Mentalism mentioned, nor his e-book Fundamentals. Both good reading for those wading into the icy cold waters of mentalism.

Marc Climens
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Syzygy,

It only seems to get a very occasional mention in passing, so much so I thought there was a conspiracy to keep it quiet!

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There is! Shhhhhhhhhhh! Smile
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Ack... me and my big mouth. Smile

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Book of Haunted Magick, it is well received but not many people talk about it at all.
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I agree with David about Rick Maue's work. I'd also add The Mental Magic of William Larson Sr contains some wonderful material but is rarely mentioned on this forum. And, although not a mentalism book per se, Harry Lorayne's How to Develop a Super Power Memory is a bible of mnemonic techniques that can be used to enhance the performance of virtually every aspect of the mentalist's craft.

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Al Koran's Legacy. Pretty inexpensive and some great commercial stuff. (BTW my copy is inexplicably missing page 100. I'm wondering if anyone else has that problem.)

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Leading with your head by Gary Kurtz is perhaps the single finest book on the actual mechanics of performance.
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It is my personal belief, that John Riggs has the most underrated material on the market. Well worth your time and investment, However be warned some of the materaial is repeated in different books.

:kitty:
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I shouldn't tell you this, but...
Thompson and Rutledge, Between Two Minds
Creator of The Xpert (20 PAGES of reviews!) and the Hands-Off Multiple ESP System ("Quality and design far exceed any ESP cards on the market"-Genii), and contributor to the ebook GOLD: When It HAS To Be Performance GOLD -- all at Penguin.
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I made a lot of money with nothing more than Lee Earle's Classic Reading (literally, thousands of $$$).

The Shiels Effect is also something I think more mentalists should read.

Lastly, everyone loves Corinda, but I think the best part of the book (and the most underrated) is the interview with Fogel.
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I hated Between two minds I got it second hand at a magic convention. Really didn't like it.
My most underated book is probably full facts by Ian Rowland.
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