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Learn Mentalism & Mind Reading Tricks
A mentalist appears to have higher mental abilities than others. Some
people regard them as psychics, having a sixth or seventh sense that
“ordinary” people do not possess. Mentalism tricks have some of the
most powerful effects on people because they appear real. That’s why
they’re my favorite kind of magic, even better than card magic.
If you know what you’re doing, spectators actually will believe that you
have “special powers.”
This guide contains everything you need to become an elite level
mentalist. But before we dive into the tutorials and lessons, let’s look at a
brief background on the subject and how it differs from regular magic.
Types of Mentalism
The most common categories of mentalism include telepathy,
clairvoyance, precognition, mind control, and hypnosis. The most
popular kind of performance involves mind reading, where the magician
will accurately point out exactly what the audience is thinking.
How does it differ from regular ol’ magic
The biggest difference between the two types of artists is in the way they
portray themselves (and their abilities) to their audience. While a
magician might inform the audience that they will “play” with their
imaginations and beliefs of reality, a mentalist makes every effort to
portray that their mentalism is real with no trickery involved. As a result,
most mentalists don’t mix magic into their routines at all, while a
magician might incorporate various forms of mind reading and
clairvoyance into their illusions.
Here’s an example of a really cool mentalism trick that people are still
speculating about how it’s done. From the show, Britain’s Got Talent,
Aaron Crow is a master of getting everybody’s attention. He looks and
acts like he is not from this world, or is oddly different. It makes the
audience wonder, “Just maybe… maybe he does really have
supernatural powers.” Most of today’s best magicians like David Blaine,
Criss Angel, and Dynamo use a combination of mentalism and magic
into their acts. David Blaine’s latest TV special, Real or Magic is the
perfect example. In the show, he does everything from making a playing
card appear from inside an uncut lemon to making people feel
things without ever touching them.
read on to find out more