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AlexStrand

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Hello!
I was quite intrigued by this video, as I am a card guy and don't do too much mentalism. I was wondering if there is some sort of stooging involved? This routines seem too good to be true.

If these are pure routines that could be learned and practiced I would love some insight on where to start learning.

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I also am a card guy and would love to know where to start learning this type of stuff.
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13 Steps To Mentalism
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Lee Earle's Q & A VHS tape is a good resource , I also did a search for his 3 volume Q & A Teach In DVD's and I looked at a few on line dealers/ and none carry the DVDs'.

Take what I say with a grain of salt , because, I only did pre-show once. But that gig was a huge success, because I did every thing in the video tape that Lee Earle suggested to do i.e the stuff at the end of the tape.

Who says you can't do cards and mentalism at the same time, look at Kreskin. He would go on national tv and basically do prediction playing card effects.

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Ok, take this with a huge grain of salt - I am not a mentalist nor any kind of pro.

However, my recommendations for developing a mental effects are as following:

Reading:
Corinda's 13 Steps is, of course, the classic text - well worth reading for its own sake. 
Anneman's Practical Mental Effects is also often considered a classic, but I found Corinda better.
Bob Cassidy gives his recommended reading list here: https://www.lybrary.com/thirtynine-steps-mentalism-a-10.html

DVDs:
Osterlind's Easy to Master Mental Miracles and Mind Mysteries are the best, IMHO - very practical and very well taught. 
Opening Minds by Colin McLeod is also, IMHO, a decent set of mentalism effects.

It seems to me that the core principles you need to get comfortable with in mentalism are:

Equivoque; m*ltiple outs; n*il wr*ting; billet sw*tching and centre te*ring; hot and cold reading; pr*-show; impr*ssion devices; du*l reality; math and memory work; various pe*ks; free will principle; m*rked items; pendulums and muscle reading; f*rcing; electronics; metal bending, and damn fine acting! 😉
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And let's not forget the mentalism that can be found in the Tarbell course. Even Dai Vernon has some mentalism in there, a magazine test no less 😉

With some TV mentalism (and magic) you're not always seeing everything that happened.
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You can find a life-time's worth of mentalism material in T.A. Waters' book "Mind, Myth and Magick"
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I posted my thoughts on the matter in the Session Room, some things should be kept secret, you know?
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