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Mostly Mental

by Alan Jones
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Mostly Mental by Alan Jones

The title of this ebook says it all really. It's 'mostly mental' and as such focuses on the performance of psychological illusion. It's not an ebook full of tricks and new methods, but a series of reflections and thoughts which include sections on NLP, Hypnosis, Linguistic Ambiguity, Performance Analysis, RAW Mentalism (Random Acts of Wonder) and so on. Of course there are some effects within the two-hundred or so pages and they are all drawn from Alan's working repertoire.

"I see your work as an asset to many sincere performers. Your approach is not for the mildly curious, nor should it be. Congratulations on all your successes and many more." - Kenton Knepper

"I really enjoyed reading your book. The first card effect is Gangbusters. The Theory is Great Too" - Jeff McBride

"Alan Jones presents a fascinating lecture giving valuable ideas about magic and performance relating to his interests and training in NLP and education. Alan's presentation is humorous, eye opening and well worth every magician's attention. I thoroughly enjoyed it." - Eugene Burger


  • Statement of Intent Who the Hell Am I – Why this Book?
  • Magic Happens A thought about Magic
  • Spell Craft – Foreword Some background and initial thoughts
  • So you want to be…. Putting Mentalism into context
  • Just because… It's not only about tricks…
  • Completely Cold Mind Power Thought Reading with no pre-show
  • The Map and The Territory Language and Understanding
  • Focus and Attention Thoughts about mis-direction
  • Astro-Logical Diving an individuals likes and birth-sign
  • The Meta Model Language Patterns
  • Looking Ahead A consideration of the one-ahead principle
  • The Spect-Actor The role of the spectator
  • Predestination Another 'chair' routine
  • The P's of Perfection A framework for developing routines
  • Mentalism is about…. Information and Pre-Show Thoughts
  • Chance, Choice, Foresight A prediction effect
  • Sleight of Mouth Hypnotic Language Patterns
  • Star-Tarot Discovery of an individuals birth-sign
  • Extra-Terrestrial Location My favourite card routine
  • The Experience of Magic What is it all about and a 7 Keys Routine
  • Anchoring Enriching your performance
  • Methods needing Routines A number trick and two card forces
  • Thoughts on Hypnotism What is it, basic induction patterns
  • First Crush My favourite close-up routine
  • Transformational Magic The meaning and value of your magic
  • Are You Psychic? An excuse to practice cold reading
  • Simplex Psuedo-Psychometry Yet another method with performance tips
  • Hypno-Trickery A take on pseudo-hypnosis routines
  • RAW Mentalism Some thoughts on impromptu Mentalism
  • Cold Enough More "Cold Reading" Hints
  • Say Goodnight to the Magician Reflections on doing magic differently
  • References Some useful resources
  • What's in a Word End Piece – Reclaiming Mentalism

1st edition 2013; 215 pages.
word count: 46815 which is equivalent to 187 standard pages of text

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