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This is Mind Magic and Mentalism for Dummies, by James L. Clark
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.
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.
Part I: Going Purely Mental 7
Chapter 1: Messing with People's Minds without Rabbits or Hats 9
Chapter 2: Playing the Part of a Mentalist 23
Chapter 3: Maximising Impact with Minimal Effort 39
Chapter 4: Making Magic with Money 55
Part II: Getting Tricky: Hands-On Mentalism 73
Chapter 5: Playing with Paranormal Cards 75
Chapter 6: Writing without Being Detected 101
Chapter 7: Sneaking a Peek for Peak Performances 125
Chapter 8: Touching without Touching: The Tantalising World of Telekinesis 149
Chapter 9: Passing Tests to Prove Your Abilities 171
Part III: Using the Power of Your Mind: Hands-Off Mentalism 189
Chapter 10: Developing Extra Senses: Seeing without Seeing 191
Chapter 11: Travelling Back to the Future: Making Accurate Predictions 209
Chapter 12: Look Into My Eyes: Getting the Hang of Hypnotism 229
Chapter 13: Chilling Out with Cold Reading 257
Chapter 14: In Cahoots with Co-Conspirators 279
Part IV: Performing Bizarre, Strange and Novel Effects 293
Chapter 15: Demonstrating Extraordinary Displays of Exceptional Human Ability 295
Chapter 16: Creating Spectator Failures 313
Chapter 17: Supernatural Spectacles: Uncovering the Art of Spirit Theatre 321
Part V: The Part of Tens 345
Chapter 18: Ten Mentalists Who Shook the World 347
Chapter 19: Ten Books to Take You Deeper into the Art of Mentalism 353
Chapter 20: Ten (or so) Techniques to Make You Seem a Minor Deity 357
Appendix: Video Clips 363
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