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by Matt Mello

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P.A.T.H.S. by Matt Mello

P.A.T.H.S. is Matt's treatise on the subject of progressive anagrams.

This manuscript contains all of Matt's best work regarding this classic concept, featuring new, in-depth systems to deceptively employ these techniques in the real world.

There are three specific 'paths' that are covered, each providing a logical approach to hide the process of progressing through an anagram. The main focus of this ebook is on presentation, but there are also many unique anagrams and fresh concepts which are outlined. There are anagrams for Nintendo characters, months, and star signs. There are even new anagram designs that mix multiple categories together, creating the illusion of endless choices!

"Alphagram" will be the highlight of the ebook for many, and for good reason. This is a practical method and presentation to perform a progressive anagram on the English alphabet, learning any random letter that a spectator thinks of!

The participant can think of ANY short word or name, and we can deceptively guess it using the "Alphagram" system.

With brand new thoughts on structuring and presenting anagrams, P.A.T.H.S. is likely to become a must-read ebook for any serious mentalist looking to study this subject. If you've ever felt that progressive anagrams weren't deceptive enough, this may just be the work that converts you, and gets you started along the right path.

"Well, Matt has come up with an idea that's hard to put into words or describe. It's a ploy? A verbal subterfuge? A psychological deception? I don't know...but it's really, really good! This makes anagram hunting as easy as shooting fish in a barrel...with a machine gun. This one basic idea allows you to use 'Yes' and 'No' answers as a way to get vital information without seeming to be wrong as you do it. Plus, he gives you some already made anagrams and many more ways to use his idea. System? Wording?'s good. Another bullet to put in your arsenal from Matt." - Greg Arce

"I've never been crazy about anagrams, but Matt found a nice way to approach them which eliminates what are normally the weak moments in the process. Triangulation and Alphagram are my favorites. I'm sure that this is only the tip of the iceberg, and soon Matt will surprise us with even more ideas on the topic." - Luca Volpe

"In these exciting works, Mello revisits some familiar landscape with a literally new path. It is a pleasure to read, and exciting to contemplate the possibilities. I will find uses for this, so will you." - Marc Salem

"Guys this is seriously INCREDIBLE. If you have any interest in anagram work or if you have always hated it, this is for you. I consider myself very well versed in anagrams and this work elevates it all to a whole new level." - Madison Hagler

"If you're looking for a radically different approach to "Progressing Anagramically" that can restore your faith in this misunderstood technique then you are in the right place. Highly recommended!" - Jacob Smith

  • Opening Thoughts
  • Path I
  • Player One
  • Player Two
  • Birthmonth
  • Path II
  • Triangulation
  • Path III
  • Card Coding
  • Codex
  • Intersecting
  • Anagram Architecture
  • Alphagram
  • Closing Thoughts

1st edition 2017, 53 pages.

word count: 13064 which is equivalent to 52 standard pages of text

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Reviewed by David Burmeister (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Sunday 10 June, 2018

This EBOOK is incredible. You also need his ORIGINS EBOOK also! What I really like about this EBOOK is that it gave me a broader understanding of how to construct a BRANCHING Anagram. I am very familiar with PROGRESSIVE Anagrams. I really like all the material in this EBOOK and right now I am thinking mostly of all the material under PATH I, PATH II, ANAGRAM ARCHITECTURE with the ASTROLOGY ANAGRAM and TRIANGULATION 2.0 FEMALE and TRIANGULATION 2.0 MALE.

I think I'm least interested in ALPHAGRAM because it looks like heady stuff to me but I'm sure I could do it after studying it quite a bit.

PATHS IV and V would also take some thinking to do but the TRUTH/LIAR routine looks very interesting.

This material combined with ORIGINS will definitely give you some believable material.

I really don't care how a mentalist performs a BA/PA as long as he really studies all the material out there and focuses on presentation. Also a performer can use any method that he wants. I do multiple methods myself and if questioned on a change of methodology I simply say "Different people think different ways. That is why I pick things up differently."

I have a word list in my wallet for a PA effect. The effect is from THE UNKNOWN MENTALIST'S WORLDS WITHIN WORDS EBOOK. I simply have a spectator choose a word that he can spell in his mind and then take the paper back in place it in my wallet. Then I simply reveal it by using a PA. But now I'm probably going to actually change this to a BA because it is easier in my opinion to use this effect with a BA because you don't have many letters to ask to know the thought of word. But it is a nice extra effect to have with you along with doing other BA/PA'S.

I also am constructing my own word list on a flash drive from various sources so I can make PA lists about anytime that I need to. For example using three different word lists with three different spectators would be amazing.

Again, Matt Mello's thinking on this subject is AMAZING. I recommend his PA EBOOKS very highly!!!

Well done my friend. Please put out more PA/BA EBOOKS in the future.