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Muddy
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Whats the best book to learn cold reading principles starting with no assumptions of experience in the area? Or would a video be better ... and which one(s).

thanks!
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13 steps to mentalism has some good advice on cold reading, and Ian Rowland's book I belive covers everything you really need to know about it.
Thanks! Scott B.

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Ian Rowland's bookis The Full Facts of Cold Reading, available here -
http://www.ianrowland.com/
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Go to trickshop.com and get their Tradecraft book its very basic then I would move on top Full Facts as it is deeper.

Just my two quid

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Thanks all,

I'm going to go with Tradecraft first (Thanks Kennedy).

Well ... second thoughts ...

who is the author of Tradecraft? Its a little unsettling that he doesn't seem to be identified anywhere on the web page marketing the book ...
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Something From Nothing by Angelo Stagnero. He takes you through straight forward steps and philosophy behind why you're doing them. IMHO, this would be the one to start with. I'd be surprised if you found something better for the beginner (but I've been surprised before!)

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Muddy, even the book has no author mentioned, it simply says "Trickshop.com". However I can vouch for the simplicity of the material I would say its a reasonable first step. From there I would go on to Ian Rowland, then after a bit of practice Brad Henderson's The Dance, if it is still available.

I don't know Stagnaro's book at all so can not pass comment, but if it is anythign like his previous publication "conspiracy" then it will be worth a look too.

Hope this helps a little.

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Learn a divination system...

If you're going to buy a book on Cold Reading. Chances are you'll start churning out the same 'stock' lines that everyone else is using.

Learn a divination system...

Once you have something like - tarot, numerology, hand analysis or cleromancy under your belt you'll never look back. You'll have your own means to an end!!

Oh yeah - Learn a divination system and PRACTISE. ;-)

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Sirus,

Can you recommend a particular divination system and suggest where to find more information on it?

RJE, Kennedy,

Thanks for the information!

Thanks!
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Really depends what takes your fancy!?

For Cleromancy, which only requires you to carry a die. Try and get hold of a small manuscript by a guy in the UK called Peter Arcane (www.peterarcane.com). Its called Knucklebones - I picked it up a while ago from a post of Wonder Wizards. It got Kenton's blessing!!

For something like Numerology Blair Robertson has a excellent DVD.

Hand Analysis & Tarot you can't go wrong Joe Ridings Video's, but they are hard to find these days.

Hope that helps

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For tarot: I studied "Tarot:Mirror of the Soul" by Zeigler
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On 2004-12-24 06:51, Kennedy wrote:
For tarot: I studied "Tarot:Mirror of the Soul" by Zeigler


Interesting... In truth the only way to learn the tarot is to follow ones heart.

Once we have a grounding and are no longer afraid of the cards. Intuition pays back more than any textbook. So for one reader The Ten of Swords may mean one thing, for another something completely different. When we learn that there is no right or wrong we know that we have found the right way.

Suppose its similar to Star Wars and Luke trying to find the FORCE. ;-)

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Sirus666,

Here's a link Joe Riding products at his website:

http://joesmagic.co.uk/joeridingspsychiccourse.html
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Joe Riding's materials are excellent. His learn tarot advise we use in our own readings constantly. Weel worth the price of the whole course.

Richard Webster's book THE COMPLETE BOOK OF PALMISTRY is your best palmistry course and he gives you readings for each feature.

Karen Amend & Mary Ruiz's book HAND WRITING ANALYSIS - THE COMPLETE BASIC BOOK gives lots of examples and reading meanings.

We use all of these as reference works for performance material.
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Sirus666, I agree however it was useful to pick up some ideas and concepts for structure and readings in general so don't regret it at all.

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Look at richard webster's work
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I second Giochi's advice.

Especially since Richard Webster joined the café a few days ago.

With his "Quick and effective Cold Reading" you will learn how to give a strong palm reading and with his "Commercial Cold Reading" CD, you will learn what should be in a reading to make it effective.

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