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Mentalism (also called "Mental Magic") involves you demonstrating unusual, supernatural or highly-developed mental, cognitive or intuitive abilities. Performances may involve amazing acts of precognition, divination, clairvoyance, telepathy, mind control or psychokinesis. As a mentalist or psychic, you may also perform hypnosis, memory effects and lightning-fast mathematics. Ted Annemann is one of our most frequently-read authors...but don't forget to check out our other ebooks by important mentalists and psychic entertainers like Bob Cassidy, Leo Boudreau, Dale Hildebrandt, Al Mann, Larry Becker, Timothy Hyde, Burling Hull and a host of others. We're constantly adding new ebooks, so please check back often to access the latest and greatest you can get in the exciting realm of mentalism!

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Doug MacGeorge
Aether #7: Doug's Streamlined Memorized Deck by Doug MacGeorge

Here, Doug MacGeorge presents a streamlined version of his famed "30 Second Memorized Deck." Demonstrate to your audience that you can memorize a deck of cards in about 30 seconds:

  • This all-new version is a perfect mentalism piece for close-up or standup.
  • It uses only half the deck, so it's faster and easier, and it amazes audiences of any size.
  • Required: a deck of cards, which can be borrowed. Also required is the ability to perform basic arithmetic.
NOTE: You will need to mentally add the values of a few cards on the fly. (The arithmetic is basic and fun.) The ability to perform...
2021 / 7 / 30
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Chris Rawlins
XIDD by Chris Rawlins

"IDD is already a very clever concept in remote mind-reading, but Chris' new ideas and variations take it to the next level. This is a routine that you absolutely must include in your next Zoom show." - Marc Paul

"The brilliant Chris Rawlins does it again. Expanding on his own ideas, he creates brand new mind-boggling and unbelievable mind trips. If you own his previous work, this is a strong addition. If you don't, drop everything and buy this now......not later, NOW." - Marc Salem

Demonstrate with undoubtable proof that you knew and understood an image only thought of - not drawn, not written,...

2021 / 7 / 26
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Ken Muller
Back in a Flash by Ken Muller

A multi-phase telepathy or telempathy routine that is unique, entertaining, and profound.

A volunteer selects several random objects on which to focus attention and memory. Sitting back-to-back with no possibility of visual cues of the objects or body language, the performer reveals glimpses of information received through mind-to-mind communication. There are multiple sensory events with different depth and clarity, always different in each presentation. The audience members are participants and not just observers and also serve as referees.

This is a stripped-down version of a routine...

2021 / 7 / 25
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Boyet Vargas
The Drawing Mystery by Boyet Vargas

The mentalist invites four spectators for a drawing experiment. Three of them are asked to draw while the fourth spectator acts as a medium between the mentalist and the other three spectators. The mentalist is able to identify the owner of the drawings, including the chosen drawing of the fourth spectator, and then finally, the mentalist demonstrates his skill in drawing duplication.

  • No force
  • No setup
  • No stooges
Contents:
  • What the Spectator Experiences
  • The Secret
  • Background History
  • Breakdown of the Method
    • Props Needed
    • Marking the Cards
    • Card Orientation
    • Spectators' Roles ...
2021 / 7 / 25
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Renzo Grosso
Tarots and Arcana by Renzo Grosso

Honestly, I have not been able to trace the author of this principle, which I think is lost in the mists of time. My Master of Mentalism Valerio Bovolenta taught me, and I want to give credit to him. I have done nothing but study it and try to indicate a method to be able to propose it with any number of cards.

The procedure is very simple: the spectator chooses how many cards he wants to use, puts away the remaining cards (they will not be used further), shuffles the cards he chose and, on the instruction of the performer, chooses a number, looks at a card, and reassembles the deck; even...

2021 / 7 / 24
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Maurice Fogel
Headline Hunter by Maurice Fogel

Fogel's original patter, presentation, handling, and routine are all here. It's an effect that helped take Fogel to the top. It can do so for you.

A trick that took Fogel into many newspaper headlines. This is Fogel's original creation. You walk into any room and ask any person present to collect a few different newspapers ... any type ... any date. Whilst this is being done you write a prediction on a slate, board, or piece of paper according to the conditions under which you are working. This prediction is left in the possession of a spectator. They now select one of the newspapers...

2021 / 7 / 20
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Renzo Grosso
The Magic Stone by Renzo Grosso

In many mentalistic effects, the spectator answers the performer's questions in a sincere way or not, without the performer knowing the choice made.

The concept of "lie or truth" makes the effect stronger and the idea that the illusionist guesses however reinforces the memory of an effect as an exceptional event, almost a miracle.

In the effect presented here, a further degree of freedom has been added: after the first response, the viewer can decide whether to maintain the same behavior (lie / truth) or if he prefers to change it.

In practice, the two answers can be LIE / LIE, TRUTH...

2021 / 7 / 18
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Unknown Mentalist
Pretty N Propless Nxt Gen by Unknown Mentalist

This is an intro price and will go up to $18 from August 11, 2021.

Owning Pretty N Propless, although advisable, is not necessary to understand and use the principles and effects in this Nxt Gen version.

At its core, this is a quick, high-impact propless piece that you can deploy in almost any situation like on a voice call, in a virtual show, face to face close up, parlour, street etc. The performer divines a word being thought of by a participant.

But the true power is in its mind-boggling range of possibilities. You can literally plant any one of several different possible words in a participant's...

2021 / 7 / 18
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Boyet Vargas
The Final Destination by Boyet Vargas

"I think it is very good" - Marc Salem

"Amazing" - Ever Elizalde

The spectator hides an imaginary object and the mentalist is able to determine its location.

  • Does not use truth-teller/liar plot
  • The spectator answers the questions in their mind
  • Can be performed via video call
  • Can be performed via phone call
  • Propless

1st edition 2021, PDF 9 pages.

2021 / 7 / 18
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Stuart Cumberland
People I Have Read by Stuart Cumberland

Cumberland was a muscle reader who did not claim to possess any psychic abilities. In this work he recounts many such 'thought-reading' encounters with notable people.

From the introduction:

I have visited many courts and travelled in many lands and have, from time to time, been brought in close contact with the world’s rulers and those who have made their mark in the world’s history. With a great number of them I have performed actual experiments, whilst others I have read without the direct application of any experiments at all.

Upon the correctness of my reading in connection...

2021 / 7 / 14
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Tony Corinda
The Centre Tear by Tony Corinda

A very detailed description of how Tony Corinda performs his legendary center tear. The effect is as simple and baffling as: The spectator is invited to think of a word and write it on a slip of paper. The paper is burnt and from the ashes, the mentalist reads the chosen word.

This is Number 1 of "Corinda's Selected Effects". From the introduction:

There are lots of versions of the Centre Tear (or "Torn Centre") and some of them are good - others deplorable. This is not so much a "variation" as a "routine". It is the exact handling that I use and is the result of continuous performance....

2021 / 7 / 11
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Maurice Janssen
Psychic Socks by Maurice Janssen

You show six cards with pictures of various socks. A participant freely shuffles the cards and lays them facedown in a row. They turn over one card, that's their target to find the mate to that sock. They are given two chances. Despite all the possible combinations, you remove three and only three cards from your mini-laundry bag, the exact same three sock cards they chose.

Cards not marked, free shuffle, no forcing, different outcome every time, they make all the selections, lots of bonus ideas included.

1st edition 2021, PDF 2 pages.

2021 / 7 / 10
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Boyet Vargas
All Four Two by Boyet Vargas

"Brilliant" - Marc Salem

"I love the style of thinking in using your brain to the extra leg work to create something fun and engaging for your spectators!" - Ben Cardal

The spectator plays a "Charades" like game with the mentalist. And in every round of the game, the mentalist always gets it right. Lastly, the mentalist performs a mind-reading effect that identifies objects that the spectator is thinking of.

  • No force
  • Can be performed via video call
  • Can be propless
  • Can include a drawing duplication effect
  • Does not use truth-teller/liar plot
  • Can use different objects
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2021 / 7 / 9
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Bob Hummer & B. W. McCarron
Come Fly With Me by Bob Hummer & B. W. McCarron

This was originally published under the title Hummer's Dial A Date Deal.

Where will you go on your dream vacation? Paris? London? Madrid? Come Fly With Me is a stunning psychic mystery using Bob Hummer's ingenious method to name a mentally selected vacation destination with no questions asked and nothing written down.

A spectator lays out a number of cards - some face-up, some face-down. The choice of cards and positioning is up to him. A second row of cards is also laid out. The performer does not at any time see the order of cards. The spectator then selects the name of one of a number...

2021 / 7 / 4
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Unknown Mentalist
Propless Vaccine by Unknown Mentalist

The effect as perceived by the participant: The participant freely chooses a vaccine mentally from among several options. The participant also decides on a country that will get the vaccine doses first from among a dozen competing countries. The mind reader plucks out the country from the participant's mind effortlessly. This can be repeated several times with different outcomes.

At its core, this is a quick, high-impact propless piece that you can deploy in almost any situation like on a voice call, video call, in a virtual show, face to face close up, parlour, street etc. The performer...

2021 / 7 / 3
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Unknown Mentalist
Psycho Path by Unknown Mentalist

The mind reader begins by saying "Let's play an interesting game. Imagine you are a 'psychopath' on the run and I am a 'psychic detective'. We will use 4 continents and 4 directions...." And ends the effect by absolutely stunning the participant with an impossible-looking divination.

At its core, this is a quick, high-impact propless piece that you can deploy in almost any situation like on a voice call, in a virtual show, face to face close up, parlour, street etc. The performer divines the exact personality trait of a psychopath. The entire routine can be performed in about a minute. ...

2021 / 6 / 25
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Bob Farmer
The Mind Reader Encephalonic Dossier by Bob Farmer

"Bob Farmer is an interesting man, who creates interesting magic, and that's all one would need to know. With Mind Reader he has once again topped himself, as it might very well blow your mind!" - Roberto Giobbi

Two completely different, leading-edge, thought-reading methods that allow you to know the cards they are thinking of, all with regular decks that can be examined. All new material.

Throw out your expensive, one-trick pony gaffed decks and take a ride on the supersonic train to the future of high octane mentalism.

Warning: This ad contains hyperbole, unwarranted exaggeration, and mere...

2021 / 6 / 19
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Scott Creasey
Trident by Scott Creasey

"The level of subtlety is simply impressive, as he's left nothing to chance. A no-brainer. Well done Scott." - Phedon Bilek

"This is a killer routine that uses just a few business cards and a pen. Need I say more? It's from Scott: GET IT!!" - Greg Arce

Three phases
Three Spectators
Three Business Cards

Mind reading, prediction and psychometry, including an additional shorter bonus version called 'Trident 2.0'.

Trident is a tried and tested mentalism/psychic entertainment routine I've worked to death for years, using nothing more than three business cards and a pen. In this...

2021 / 6 / 19
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Brick Tilley
Jelly Bean Catch by Brick Tilley

A comedy version of the sometimes tragic bullet catch that plays for laughs and eliminates any danger or controversy. Especially geared for outdoor performances, it allows you to catch a jelly bean propelled by a toy slingshot and can provide welcomed humor and a degree of silliness to your children's shows. Easy to construct, safe and sure to please.

1st edition 2021, PDF 4 pages, video 42 s.

2021 / 6 / 17
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Gregg Webb
Super Session #15: Basic Emotions by Gregg Webb

Gregg Webb and Ed Brown teach a mentalism routine that enables you to perform a demonstration of clairvoyance or psychometry. Required are two easy-to-make packets of faces and a matching set of word cards that describe the emotions depicted by the faces. The spectator mixes the pictures and deals them to the table in any order. You deal the word cards face down on top of each face: all of the cards match!

  • The cards are unmarked
  • The method is simple and the effect is easy to perform, which allows you to focus on your presentation.

1st edition 2021, 5 pages hand lettered text with illustrations....

2021 / 6 / 13
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Unknown Mentalist
Pretty N Propless by Unknown Mentalist

At its core, this is a quick, high-impact propless piece that you can deploy in almost any situation like on a voice call, in a virtual show, face-to-face close up, parlor, street, etc. The performer divines a word being thought of by a participant.

But the true power is in its mind-boggling range of possibilities. You can literally plant about 48000 different possible words in a participant's mind and seemingly read their mind to exactly divine that word. The combination of principles is so flexible that you can again literally apply it to any theme of presentation you may want. If you...

2021 / 6 / 7
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Collosini
Mental Meanderings by Collosini

An ebook of clever mental magic. Here are some of the effects explained:

CLEARLY CHANCE - This is the usual effect, using a tray, but what a refreshing difference. The tray is made of transparent plastic (perspex). Three sealed envelopes are handed out to a spectator. The performer says that one of the envelopes contains a treasury note (e.g. £10) but the other two contain slips of paper only. The spectator mixes the envelopes and offers one of them to another nearby spectator. He then takes one himself and offers the remaining one to the performer. The performer places his down on a small...

2021 / 6 / 7
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Ken Muller
Mental Recipe by Ken Muller

A complete, multi-phase mentalism routine using a standard cookbook and recipe cards as a demonstration of mind-to-mind communication in a blending of telepathy and empathic awareness. No boring single words or numbers. Food. Tasty dishes.

A progressive series of telempathy effects using images of food, flavors and party fun in which the performer and audience members take turns sending and receiving accurate mental pictures for recipe cards and any common food recipe book. These employ 'Beta Framing Techniques' that allow the performer to be across the room when the cookbook is opened...

2021 / 5 / 28
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Ken Muller
More Than Adept by Ken Muller

An enhanced pendulum demonstration for a group audience.

A volunteer uses a pendulum to "read the mind" of other spectators with the performer far away.

This demonstration can easily have the greatest impact on a lay audience of any mentalism effect you may ever perform. It is not a demonstration of your psychic skills but of latent talents of each spectator. The purpose is to enhance the perceptual awareness of each spectator, enhance belief in paranormal abilities, engender trust and align group energy and focus. Thus, More Than Adept can serve as a transition from a simple pendulum...

2021 / 5 / 24
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Ken Muller
Grandma Choice by Ken Muller

A small group mentalism demonstration.

This is a telepathy acuity test for 4-6 participants using colored stones, buttons, dominoes, or any objects of distinct identity. An ideal routine to acquaint spectators with mentalism and telepathic possibilities, leading to more profound experiments.

You orchestrate a demonstration of latent paranormal abilities using simple objects and an innocent random selection process. All participants test their ability in making intuitive guesses as to the location of hidden objects. The results are better than chance and usually very astonishing/profound....

2021 / 5 / 14
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Dibya Guha
Hitchcocked by Dibya Guha

Hitchcocked is a collection of two fun-filled mentalism pieces based on the famous movies of Hitchcock. These effects are real-world workers and have been perfected through tons of performances. The 2 effects in this PDF are:

  1. Ring and Rope Prelude: A great prelude to your ring & rope routine based on Hitchcock.
  2. Hitchcock Prediction: A comedy Prediction routine wherein the prediction of a Hitchcock movie apparently turns out to be a gag. However, the performer proves that he had indeed been able to forecast the spectator's thought well in advance, in a most humorous manner.

1st edition...

2021 / 5 / 8
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Unknown Mentalist
Deckless Oncemore by Unknown Mentalist

A classic principle. Some new innovative applications. The result is some cool card mentalism effects. 4 main effects and 2 bonus effects are explained. The main effects are all deckless card mentalism effects, where a physical deck of cards is not used. The bonus effects are for those who want to use a physical deck of cards, anyways.

The underlying theme is that of either predicting or divining a card mentally chosen by a participant. The methods are self-working, easy to learn, and a pleasure to perform. You can in fact forget about the method and focus fully on your presentation. There...

2021 / 5 / 7
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Ken Muller
In Your Pocket by Ken MullerAn incredible impromptu mentalism effect where a spectator reads your mind. You think of an object and the spectator names it. A different result every time. Simple - profound! This is ideal for a lead-in to other mentalism effects. Just something I learned from Arnold Furst in 1959 and have done hundreds of times with business owners.

1st edition 2021, PDF 3 pages.

2021 / 5 / 7
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Edward Bagshawe
The Mind Reader by Edward Bagshawe

Print and Perform.

One of the advantages of the following effect lies in its absurd simplicity of operation. Quite a change from some of the "mentally selected" card effects you may have run across.

Briefly, the effect can be stated as follows. A sealed envelope is first given into the keeping of a member of the audience. Two printed slips of paper (ready to print for you), each bearing the names of cards, are given to a second spectator, who is asked to examine them and note that the names of all the fifty-two cards have been listed upon them. The spectator mentally selects one of the...

2021 / 5 / 6
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Ken Muller
Close Call by Ken MullerA profound demonstration of psychic or paranormal acuity utilizing a single volunteer while engaging the entire audience.

It is ideal as an introduction to any mentalism act in which spectator participation and rapt attention is critical, but can also work as a stand-alone presentation or a transition from conjuring to mentalism. You leave the audience in a state of stunned silence, trust and respect. There are no tricks - nothing to learn - no practice (not possible, actually). It is real. This is a natural, innate ability of all humans demonstrated in a dramatic way.

Impromptu. Can be...

2021 / 4 / 25
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George Miller Beard
The Study of Trance Muscle Reading by George Miller Beard

From the preface:

The following narratives and analyses of facts relating to the investigation of important and interesting phenomena of the nervous system are published in the belief that they will be new, in whole or in part, to the majority of neurologists and practitioners, both in Europe and America.

Some of the facts connected with the detailed history of muscle-reading are here put on permanent record for the first time, and have been obtained partly from memory and partly from public and private documents in my possession.

It is interesting and incredible that these phenomena...

2021 / 4 / 23
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George Miller Beard
Psychology of Spiritism by George Miller Beard

This article approaches spiritism from a scientific point of view including neurology and psychology. Beard's intention was to point out the failures of spiritualists and their lack of scientific understanding. He did this by criticizing how supporting evidence was gathered, mainly through testimony of human beings. However, Beard understood that the senses cannot always be trusted and that expert knowledge is crucial in deducing, explaining, and understanding the situation.

As the oracle gave place to the astrologer, the astrologer to the alchemist, the alchemist to the witch, the witch...

2021 / 4 / 16
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Ken Muller
ESPlosion Telempathy by Ken Muller

Take your ESP card effects to a new dimension. This is a complete, multi-phase telempathy routine, that progresses from a simple match card effect to a magazine test, then a book test, then a more profound reveal of complex and detailed information - above and beyond expectations and traditional telepathy routines.

There is a bonus ESP card effect that will leave the audience speechless.

The 'explosion' is the belief in mind-to-mind communication.

This uses 'Once Removed' techniques and requires an ESP deck and book test familiarity.

1st edition 2021, PDF 52 pages.

2021 / 4 / 10
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Unknown Mentalist
Thot Card Xchange by Unknown Mentalist

The effect as seen by the audience: The performer displays a red-backed deck and a blue-backed deck. Two participants each choose a deck freely. Then both participants mentally think of a different playing card each. They need not announce which card they are thinking of. Surprisingly, when each participant deals down their respective deck, they find their thought of card missing from that deck. As a kicker twist, each participant's thought of card is found in the other participant's deck.

Another effect as seen by the audience: The performer displays a red-backed deck and a blue-backed...

2021 / 4 / 3
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Ken Muller
Furst Time by Ken Muller

Glimpses into the mind of one of mentalism's pioneers.

"Arnold Furst taught me a thing or two back in '59 that you ought to know - about presence and timing, charity and goodwill, and keeping an audience on its toes. Oh yes, Magic, too."

Six effects and related stories about Arnold and his mentoring of young folks. Some methods are very old with a new approach. Others will be new to the reader. Something of value for every mentalist and entertainer.

JUST A MAGAZINE: An impromptu Mental Effect with a 'found' magazine, anywhere, anytime. Ideal for small groups, sales training or teaching...

2021 / 3 / 28
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Ken Muller
BaseMental by Ken Muller

A collection of nine mental type effects and methods learned fifty years ago from people - not books. No confederates or gimmicks are used in any of these mental demonstrations. Simple - Profound - Effective. I have never seen these in print in any form. All were learned from older mentors during my teen years and never forgotten.

THREE for ALL: Three spectators freely select cards from a borrowed deck and place them in their pockets. You reveal all three by the "Whisper of a Lady."

ENVELOPED: Several spectators seal written items in envelopes. A second spectator holds these against his...

2021 / 3 / 28
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