Mind Magic and Mentalism For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 22, 2012 - Games - 382 pages
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The beginner's guide to mental magic

No rabbits. No wands. Just dozens of first-rate effects, illusions, and tricks guaranteed to amaze. Mind Magic & Mentalism For Dummies pulls back the curtain and introduces the secret world of mentalism for the first time.

With this book and the included DVD, budding practitioners have everything they need to master some of the most astounding illusions imaginable from exercising psychic powers and reading minds to harnessing mental energy to control fire and bend metal from across the stage.

  • Each effect in the book is presented from three perspectives: what the audience sees, how the trick is performed, and how to present it in a way that thrills spectators, making it the comprehensive, essential guide to blowing your audience away.
  • The DVD includes performances of many of the effects outlined in the book to help readers put the information into action
  • Provides both introductory-level lessons on the art of performing and a host of great effects that will meet the needs of beginners

Mind Magic & Mentalism For Dummies is the essential introduction to this mysterious art that can seemingly provide readers with the powers of clairvoyance, mind control, divination, and precognition.

Note - CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Performing Bizarre Strange
5
Going Purely Mental
7
Messing with Peoples Minds without Rabbits or Hats
9
Playing the Part of a Mentalist
23
Maximising Impact with Minimal Effort
39
Making Magic with Money
55
Getting Tricky HandsOn Mentalism
73
Travelling Back to the Future Making Accurate Predictions
209
Look Into My Eyes Getting the Hang of Hypnotism
229
Getting Your Performance Going
241
Putting Your Induction Skills into Practice
248
Being the Real Deal
254
Chilling Out with Cold Reading
257
In Cahoots with CoConspirators
279
Performing Bizarre Strange
293

Writing without Being Detected
101
Sneaking a Peek for Peak Performances
125
Touching without Touching The Tantalising World of Telekinesis
149
Fooling Around with Forks
156
Passing Tests to Prove Your Abilities
171
Using the Power of Your Mind
189
Creating Spectator Failures
313
Supernatural Spectacles Uncovering the Art of Spirit Theatre
321
The Part of Tens
345
Ten Books to Take You Deeper into the Art of Mentalism
353
Video Clips
363
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About the author (2012)

James L. Clark, MBA, MSc is an accomplished mentalist, magician and media consultant who has performed and lectured in more than 30 countries. James has been featured in numerous magic-related publications and is the editor of Magician Magazine. He's also the inventor of magic tricks and effects that are sold all over the world and used by some of the top performers in the art. His website is www.jameslclark.com.

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