Becoming A Mentalist by Craig Browning

Struggling with an effect? Any tips (without giving too much away!) you'd like to share?

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Postby Lawrence » Jun 5th, '07, 11:17

magiccb wrote:3

(ah well, we can't hit 100% of the time)

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Postby Michael Kras » Jun 7th, '07, 15:19

Thank you for that! I am going to start mentalism and this is a great thread to start with!

Thank you,

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Postby Justin Saul » Jul 17th, '07, 13:46

Craig I just wanted to say thankyou for 'Becoming a mentalist', it has become my Mentalist curriculum and i am finding it extremely useful. I am currently armed with 13 Steps, Acidus Novus, and, how to develop a super power memory by Harry Lorayne.

So... Thank you!

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Postby Mr Deck » Aug 18th, '07, 10:03

Craig Thank you, you have saved me hours of surfing time.

Hands Craig a TM Badge, Like a Blue peter badge but Invisable :lol:

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Thanks Craig....

Postby Beaye » Sep 6th, '07, 12:44

After our chats in the woods... It's great to see your knowledge on display.
I will work my way through this list.

Thanks for sharing....

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Postby magik1 » Oct 8th, '07, 06:32

Heres a tip for those very new. I did this when I was 8.

Think of any number. Double it.

Add 10. Now divide your answer by 2.

Subtract your original number. The answer......let me think.....FIVE!

1. Practice
2. Be Impromptu with conviction
3. Be confident in yourself
4. Did I say practice

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Postby AC » Oct 9th, '07, 21:51

I suck at computers, what program do you need to open this file?

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Postby FRK » Oct 9th, '07, 21:59

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Postby Morgan » Nov 11th, '07, 12:33

Thanks Craig for all the time and effort to put all this together for us. It's good to see someone pointing us towards reference sources other than the standard Corinda/Anneman for a change.

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Postby sogobj » Nov 15th, '07, 02:23

thx.. :D

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Postby VoodooMick » Nov 17th, '07, 03:34

Wot a gr8 essay! I've only been on this site for "five minutes" and already I have a lifetime's worth of information to study! Thank you Craig.

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Postby Galgael » Apr 4th, '08, 00:02

I am so new to magic that I am not really sure what mentalism is or whether I want to learn mentalism.

Is there more to mentalism than palms, tarot and faking being a medium?

Sorry for being so ignorant but I have to learn somewhere.



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Postby Stephen Ward » Apr 4th, '08, 00:11

There is so much more to mentalism, if you look at some of the books that Craig desribes you will get a better picture. there is eyeless vision, psychometry, telekinesis etc etc you can perform many 'experiments'.

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Postby Craig Browning » Apr 4th, '08, 05:16

Galgael wrote:I am so new to magic that I am not really sure what mentalism is or whether I want to learn mentalism.

Is there more to mentalism than palms, tarot and faking being a medium?

Sorry for being so ignorant but I have to learn somewhere.



If you are "new" to magic I'd suggest you not dive into what I've outlined here too much... rather, invest into both the Mark Wilson Course in Magic as well as the Tarbell Course... these two resources will give you an excellent sense of overview on all facets of magic and allow you to get a feel of things before you narrow your focus to one area or another as far as your personal specialty is concerned.

This article was one of what was supposed to be a series of supporting "anchors" that others were supposed to contribute as a Sticky Post to help people learn about and explore the various aspects of magic... sadly, I don't believe any of the others ever got penned.

:!: I should probably do one on Major Stage Illusions as I think of it... that is my second area or primary study. I've just become rather burnt out of late though... who knows :roll:

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Postby tjarcinue » May 2nd, '08, 00:53

Thank you Craig, this is indeed a good reading not only for those who wishes to start thier journey in mentalism but also for those who have been practicing the art for some time now. I gained alot of new insights especially in the part of a mentalism being a charlatan or a magician.

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