Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby Lady of Mystery » Apr 3rd, '12, 08:14



Fulves is a brilliant place to get started, like most of his books that one is chock full of some great ideas.

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby tommy tanka » Apr 3rd, '12, 11:30

Hi there I'm just starting out in mentalism and studied many of x work I just need to be pointed in the right direction it's my main interest and love the comsepted plz help cheers

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby Kie-Wii » Apr 9th, '12, 21:43

Thank you so so so much for this! I've saved my savings for university to purchase books on mentalism!!

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby johnnyryanUK » Aug 31st, '12, 13:36

13 steps to mentalism - corinda..... can you use it as a beginner magician??

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby Stephen Ward » Aug 31st, '12, 13:39

13 steps is the book that many of us begun with, you will find lots of good ideas and methods from the easy to the more advanced.

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby johnnyryanUK » Aug 31st, '12, 14:17

Thankyou stephen

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby Craig Browning » Sep 1st, '12, 12:41

johnnyryanUK wrote:13 steps to mentalism - corinda..... can you use it as a beginner magician??


13 Steps & Annemann have been the foundation books to Mentalism for at least 35 years that I'm aware of. As the article points out, there are some other "Mentalism 101" material now days, such as Banachek's Psychological Subtleties, which I feel is a must have when it comes to "clean" stunts as well as a tool set available to us.

Since writing this article I've come up with a list of additional "foundation resources" I think every newbie to Mentalism should STUDY;
Bob Cassidy's Mentalism {http://www.lybrary.com/bob-cassidys-mentalism-p-206.html?manufacturers_id=41&osCsid=de876c7facf610ff3497303133507b96} is at the top of this list because of the Principia Mentalia and 4 elements lessons outlined within it; these are priceless guidelines few seem to recognize at first but that always become understood the deeper one goes on this particular path.

FUNDAMENTALS {http://www.lybrary.com/fundamentals-p-562.html?manufacturers_id=41}, SWAMI TECH {http://www.lybrary.com/swami-tech-p-607.html?manufacturers_id=41},and The Real Work on Cold Reading {http://www.lybrary.com/the-real-work-of-cold-reading-p-563.html?manufacturers_id=41 are other Bob Cassidy titles I think every new comer needs to spend time with. Then again, Bob is one of the few I give very high marks to when it comes to "proper" mentalism processing and practice.

The other couple of books you might wish to invest in during your first year to two years of initial study include Lee Earle's Gentle Art of Cold Reading {http://www.stevensmagic.com/product/cd-s--cd-rom---gentle-art-of-cold-reading---book---cd-rom-__111829.htm} and Eliot Bresler's SWITCHCRAFT {https://sites.google.com/site/ebswitch/home}.


NOTE TO MODERATORS: Maybe you could augment the original post so as to add this list & links?

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby Discombobulator » Sep 1st, '12, 16:08

Can I also add Tomo's Naked Mentalism books to the list.

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby johnnyryanUK » Sep 1st, '12, 22:19

Craig Browning wrote:
johnnyryanUK wrote:13 steps to mentalism - corinda..... can you use it as a beginner magician??


13 Steps & Annemann have been the foundation books to Mentalism for at least 35 years that I'm aware of. As the article points out, there are some other "Mentalism 101" material now days, such as Banachek's Psychological Subtleties, which I feel is a must have when it comes to "clean" stunts as well as a tool set available to us.

Since writing this article I've come up with a list of additional "foundation resources" I think every newbie to Mentalism should STUDY;
Bob Cassidy's Mentalism {http://www.lybrary.com/bob-cassidys-mentalism-p-206.html?manufacturers_id=41&osCsid=de876c7facf610ff3497303133507b96} is at the top of this list because of the Principia Mentalia and 4 elements lessons outlined within it; these are priceless guidelines few seem to recognize at first but that always become understood the deeper one goes on this particular path.

FUNDAMENTALS {http://www.lybrary.com/fundamentals-p-562.html?manufacturers_id=41}, SWAMI TECH {http://www.lybrary.com/swami-tech-p-607.html?manufacturers_id=41},and The Real Work on Cold Reading {http://www.lybrary.com/the-real-work-of-cold-reading-p-563.html?manufacturers_id=41 are other Bob Cassidy titles I think every new comer needs to spend time with. Then again, Bob is one of the few I give very high marks to when it comes to "proper" mentalism processing and practice.

The other couple of books you might wish to invest in during your first year to two years of initial study include Lee Earle's Gentle Art of Cold Reading {http://www.stevensmagic.com/product/cd-s--cd-rom---gentle-art-of-cold-reading---book---cd-rom-__111829.htm} and Eliot Bresler's SWITCHCRAFT {https://sites.google.com/site/ebswitch/home}.


NOTE TO MODERATORS: Maybe you could augment the original post so as to add this list & links?

Thankyou very much sir very useful!

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby Craig Browning » Sep 2nd, '12, 13:56

Discombobulator wrote:Can I also add Tomo's Naked Mentalism books to the list.


Said book hasn't reached the level of accolade that would make it fit into this niche. I would much rather see material from established contributors that more people have access to as well as material that is generally agreed upon by the real workers I interact with. . . again, this book has not seen such accolades and support. It's far more a UK sensation.

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby The Last Deck on the Left » Jan 23rd, '13, 20:31

This is brilliant!

That's for putting this together!

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby mdawg » Jan 24th, '13, 07:32

Bob Cassidy's material is priceless. Its obvious its been worked and honed and represents great value. I agree about Naked Mentalism. Its a great series but possibly its a little niche to be recommended for everyone.

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby MiKo » Jan 24th, '13, 09:35

Craig Browning wrote:NOTE TO MODERATORS: Maybe you could augment the original post so as to add this list & links?


I would say that it would be really nice to have a new edition of this thread and the related PDF. Time has passed and some of the links don't work anymore...

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby Rob » Jan 24th, '13, 10:18

New links appended to original post - many thanks :D

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Re: Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Postby Ted » Jan 24th, '13, 11:52

Craig Browning wrote:
Discombobulator wrote:Can I also add Tomo's Naked Mentalism books to the list.


Said book hasn't reached the level of accolade that would make it fit into this niche. I would much rather see material from established contributors that more people have access to as well as material that is generally agreed upon by the real workers I interact with. . . again, this book has not seen such accolades and support. It's far more a UK sensation.


The opposite of what Craig says: Said series of books are very popular, have sold in large numbers and are well regarded by many mentalists over the world. The contributor is well-established, having been writing and performing for years. He's shared a stage with David Berglas and his work is discussed in forums closed to most of us.

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