The interest in mentalism books seems to be growing by leaps and bounds with a plethora of new books hitting the market on the subject. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, mentalism refers to the appearance of possessing certain supernatural powers. Some of these so-called powers include psychokinesis, or the ability to move objects with your mind, telepathy, mind reading, fortune telling, precognition and more. Many world famous mentalists have used their “gifts” as a form of entertainment for audiences all over the world. Mentalists such as Uri Geller, Max Maven, Keith Barry, Bob Cassidy have performed all manner of marvelous feats to astound the public and earn worldwide fame in their field.
In an attempt to promote and expound this art, modern mentalists have taken to writing entire volumes about their profession. Within these books, they pass on the knowledge and skills they have gained to future generations of prospective mentalists worldwide. There are many fascinating books on this subject which reveal many of the masters’ greatest tricks and secrets. Some of the latest volumes to hit the market reveal a large number of formerly closely guarded “secrets” of the trade. The following are but a few of the most popular editions on the market today.
Practical Mental Magic by Theodore Annemann – In this extensive volume, Anneman describes over 200 deeds of magic under a total of 12 different categories. As the editor of Jinx Magazine, Annemann was instrumental in making mental magic the popular phenomenon it is in society today. Annemann’s intimate knowledge of this field is expressed in great detail in his writings, making this book a wealth of information for magicians of all levels.
13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda – This book contains 424 mind blowing pages of mental wonders. It is fully illustrated to catch the attention of young and old alike and contains such popular feats as mental card tricks, blindfolds, Swami gimmicks, clipboards, medium acts and more. The Art of Mentalism and The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy – Bob Cassidy is the author of these two world famous mental feats books. The first was originally published in the year 1983 and became almost an overnight success. It remains an all time favorite of many magicians today. As a sequel to the first, the latter volume goes into even greater detail on some of his most popular exploits. Both books have been highly acclaimed as masterpieces in the field.
Mindstorms by Sean Taylor – Sean Taylor is an Australian mentalist whose unique gifts are featured in great detail in this initial publication. He prefaces his routines with personal accounts, feelings, observations and counsel for the benefit of future generations of mentalists to follow.
Mentalism books are a great attraction to mentalists and non mentalists alike. People who have enjoyed the awesome feats of these entertainers will find these books fascinating to read. Novice mentalists will find them a wealth of information that they can treasure for years to come. You can purchase any of these books and many more through online retailers at very reasonable prices.