Mentalism books can be a great way to start your training. Today we will explore some of the best Mentalism books on the market.
Learning Mentalism can be a daunting task. Think about it. If it was a skill that is easy to master, we would have Mentalists at every corner.
It is not a surprise that there are only a handful of people around the globe that can be considered true masters of this art.
Mentalism books can be a great way for you to start your training. There are a lot of books out there that will help you learn the basics of Mentalism. In addition to them, there are a lot of blogs and forums dedicated to helping people understanding how does Mentalism work.
Youtube is a great place to start your quest. It is always free, and the visualization can help you in better understanding the fundamentals.
The best place to find good Mentalism books is Amazon. They have a lot of material, it is a giant website that has a lot of reputation, and I would recommend you visit this site and search for your favorite book.
Today I will recommend a few books that I feel are great reading material.
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The James Bond Cold Reading
This is a great book. The author Julian Moore did a great job in explaining the cold reading technique to her readers. It is a technique that works on around 80% of people.
It relies on people`s willingness to believe. It has thousands of positive reviews, which doesn`t come overnight.
Read some of the reviews bellow:
“I got Julian’s book and it is wonderful! It is a great system for doing a reading and extremely practical. I applaud Julian and highly recommend this!” – Richard Osterlind
“Julian has taken the Classic Reading – which isn’t out of date, as some would suggest – and applied a James Bond theme to its LEARNING (not to the reading itself), to make the reading’s customization so much easier. It’s ingenious, simple, and thought-inspiring, all at the same time! Buy this now, and start using it right away!” – R. Lee Davis
“First palmistry, now general Forer-Barnum 101… this guy really amazes me.” – Craig Browning
It’s so easy I will add this to my ‘readings’ repertoire.” – Scott Martisse
13 Steps To Mentalism
This is another classic. I think it`s one of the most popular Mentalism books. It was published in 1961 and has become one of the most important and influential books on the subject of Mentalism.
The author`s name is Tony Corinda. He`s an inventor, author and an important figure in the Mentalism community.
13 steps to Mentalism is the foundation for every Mentalism routine that is still performed. I am sure that every Mentalist started with this book. Read some of the reviews bellow:
“This book should be required reading for any performer who wants to do or already does mentalism. 13 Steps is the foundation for just about every mentalism routine still being performed and the savvy mentalist will refer to it time and again to build on the foundation set by this book. Certainly, the ideas and concepts could be viewed as dated, but it is as relevant as The Tarbell course is for magicians; maybe not “new” but important information to know and frankly, easy to adapt for more modern audiences and approaches.” – Terry L. Tyson
“Great Service. Excellent book by Tony corinda” – Mr.H.Hasan
“This book has long been considered the “Bible” for mentalism methods and effects. What Expert at the Card Table is to cards, this book is to mentalism. 13 chapters devoted to the various methods used by today’s top mentalists and performers.” – Chud from ellusionist.com
What Every Body Is Saying
This is a book from Joe Navaro. He`s a former FBI agent and an expert in non verbal communication. This is a book about learning how body language can tell a lot about you even without saying a single word.
Joe Navaro did a great job teaching us how to read someone`s mind with observing their body language.
“A phenomenal book! I will now look at everybody in a different way, and try not to be creepy when I pay attention to their body language.Seriously, though, this was fascinating. I originally read this book partly because I wanted more insight into writing the bodily gestures of my characters during dialogues, but of course, these tips are useful for my daily interactions with others too.” – Sieran Lane
“The impact this book has had a dramatic impact on the way I view human interactions. Before reading this book, I scarcely understood body language and non-verbal communication; now, thanks to this brilliant work by Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins, I understand why some people seem more confident than others when they speak, how adopting different techniques can allow one to become more persuasive when speaking, what to look for when attempting to detect deception, etc. “ – Shepard Swift
“This is a great book. It is long and thorough. It has pictures which are very useful to understand the body language the author is talking about. The book goes above and beyond to talk about just about every type of body language possible. It includes much more than discussion of facial expressions.” – Jay Johnson
Practical Mental Magic
This book was written by Theodore Annemann. He is one of the most respected writers when it comes to Mentalism books. This book is for the more advanced in the field of Mentalism. I would suggest you read 13 steps to mentalism before you read Theo`s book. He reveals the secret behind 200 of the most interesting feats of mental magic.
It is one of the best resources for mental magic. It is even considered a Mental Bible by some of the most heated fans. Read the reviews:
“This is one of the best sources to have to mental magic. There are effects in this book that fool other mentalist. This material has been overlooked and under used. It is the best investment you can make as a mentalist.” – T.P.13
“A classic book. A lot of material here.” – M.Schnell
“Wonderful book. I learned a lot from it.” – Fred Osborn
Naked Mentalism is one of those Mentalism books that you either love or hate. It was written in 2011 by Jon Thompson.
I read a review once about this book that said it`s the most underrated Mentalism book of all time and I agree. It will teach you how to track your subject`s process of thinking, how to turn misses into hits and so on.
You will learn this awesome trick that is called Naked Book Test. Basically, you will be able to guess correctly any word that your subject or audience thinks. I recommend you buy the book and explore it`s Mentalism secrets.
Some of the reviews:
“A solid system that lets you perform a book test and some other mentalism classics without any props or moves. If you’re willing to put in the work this book will make you a dangerously skilled mentalist” – Explodimus
“One of the most underrated books on mentalism. It’s a must for everyone who is learning and/or practising mentalism tricks.” – a.b.
There are hundreds of Mentalism books on the market. I showed you the most popular and the most purchased books from this subject.
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