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The owners of this ebook can get Advanced Brain Knewmerology for half price.
This is a unique mind reading routine. It possesses a rare set of qualities. It is absolutely prop less and it can be done totally impromptu. Also, you can read 2 minds at a time. This works equally well one-on-one, close-up group, parlor, walk around, street, platform or even remotely on phone or skype.
This is completely self working and instantly repeatable with a different outcome each time. Very easy to perform. You can perform it within 10 minutes of reading the instructions. No electronics, no stooges, no preshow and no sleights.
A participant holds a thought in her mind and you guide her through a quick mental process and finally reveal her thought to her utter amazement. The thought can be related to a color, a personal object or a personality trait. And as a kicker, you reveal another participant's thought of planet number.
This can be a reputation maker in the right hands. Additionally, a wide choice of 5 alternative handlings is provided. These are almost like 5 alternative routines in themselves.
"A brilliant revision of an a old standard. Well worth purchase , practice
and performance. A bargain !!!!" - Marc Salem
"I have read Brain Knewmerology and I like it VERY much. I also like your
presentation about being a student" - Robin Gillett.
1st edition 2015, 15 pages.
word count: 2949 which is equivalent to 11 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Balasubramanian Chandran (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Sunday 13 December, 2015
This review is accompanied by a sense of achievement.
The author has given 5 alternative routines along with the basic routine. All of them weirdly mystical themes.
I thought of trying 2-3 different themes with 2-3 sets of participants, but simultaneously. When I tried on 3 couples parallely, it played so well, the gasps said everything.
So many alternatives, so much flexibility. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Prof Max (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Wednesday 09 December, 2015
A mature review is in order, I think. First up, I have read and understood both these books thoroughly. For the past 20 years I have been teaching undergrads and also performing magic & mentalism mostly for educational institutions.
When this was first released last month, I remember the price was $3. But by the time I got around to getting it, it got doubled to $6. So I went ahead and got Advanced Brain Knewmerology too for $3 while I still could. And on I am happy to say they are worth every penny I spent, if not more.
Although the author credits Martin Gardner for the origin of the basic idea, the extraordinary presentation given here which couches the math into a mystical theme elevates this to a whole new level.
Let me throw a little more light on the process itself without tipping too much. This routine is performed on 2 participants and NOT 1. Performer does not ask 'her' to declare ANYTHING. It is the 2nd participant who declares his final result. And you still reveal her thought - there is a beautiful "logical disconnect" if you understand what I mean.
And these days, you ask someone to add 2 & 3, they would pull out the calculator on their mobile phone anyways. You hardly find anyone doing math 'in their head' anymore.
The author has clearly mentioned "announcing" and "non-announcing" methods in these books. And as far as Advanced Brain Knewmerology is concerned, it is far more stunning and mind boggling.
Overall, a brilliant routine, I feel. Although it needs presentation skills and some basic audience management skills but these cannot be taught off the shelf.
Reviewed by Fred Rosenbaum (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Monday 07 December, 2015
I guess it's time for a real review. I just spent 9 bucks on these 2 books based on a description and a couple 2 line reviews. Big mistake. Ok, it's just $9, not that big a mistake but still a mistake.
Let's get right to the nitty gritty. The description says:
you guide her through a quick mental process and finally reveal her thought to her utter amazement
Let's parse that sentence and expand it:
Guide her - give exact instructions that must be carried out exactly or you fail.
Quick mental process - math. This involves counting letters in their head, multiplication and addition. In front of people. Under pressure. And even an off-by-one won't get you out of a mistake. It better be right.
Finally reveal her thought - AFTER asking her the result of her calculation. I equate this to asking for a page number of a book test, either you can read minds or you can't. If you can, why do you need the number? If you can't, WTF ARE you doing?
to her utter amazement - only if she's never seen a mental math trick, or any other mentalism. Or sufficiently distracted by the reading that she forgets everything she did up to that point.
I feel that needed to be said, I don't know if this review will stay posted or not. I'll try to remember to put a copy on my rosemagic.com review site that has all of the reviews I've written for the Linking Ring over the last 15 years.
Now that that's off my chest, what do I really think of this? It is a cute trick, it might fit your act early on, as you are establishing your powers, working up to the real stuff. It can be pulled off over the phone. I plan to experiment with an impression device, rather than expect the counting and math to be done in her head it's only polite to offer paper and pencil so she can 'do the math' then tear off the paper and keep it. Then you don't need to ask for the number. (And yes, I also have Advanced BK before anyone asks).
I've done worse for $9 (if you're in for $6 you might as well go all the way and shell out the price of another cup of coffee and get them both). You make the call but at least you are a little more educated.
Reviewed by Mind Legend (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Wednesday 25 November, 2015
A "no sweat" process for the performer. A "mind blowing" experience for the participants. No props to carry and nothing to reset. "Brain Knewmerology" is that rare skill which I will now carry with me all my life and use it to repeatedly stun audiences anytime, anywhere.
Reviewed by Venu Vinjamoori VivenMagic
★★★★★ Date Added: Tuesday 17 November, 2015
the secret of "Brain Knewmerology" is nothing but a simplicity, i have been fascinated by Mentalism and Mathemagic. the "Brain Knewmerology" is mix of both worlds. i recommend this for every performer. Hats off to the Unknown Mentalist