Books for the Curious Mentalist
A word from author, David Thiel...
Are you working to make the transition between magic and mentalism? How about learning the specifics of marketing mentalism? Have a look at the book that is the product of David Thiel's private lectures to mentalists at MindVention in Las Vegas as well as top world pros at the Psychic Entertainers Association's private convention. The book is called The Marketing Minded Mentalist.
Neal Scryer called Windows Into The Soul "the best book to come along in years." Jheff awarded it a place in the top ten mentalism releases of the year. What's the fuss all about? Body language...more specifically how mentalists can use a knowledge of body language to take their performances to the next level.
"This book provides us with a road map on HOW to think deeply about mentalism. Via his openness and vulnerability on the page, along with his skill as a writer, David has created a work that will be long valued by performers," according to Dr. Bill Cushman. The book is called "Crap I Think About" and it is 171 pages of one of the most creative minds in mentalism sharing thoughts on everything from performing mentalism that connects with your audience as well as notes on everything from working with the media to getting work at fairs and exhibitions and much more.
Make it a TWO BOOK BUNDLE
We will send you Pendulum Magic: A Guide For Mystery Performers AND Pendulum Magic: Routines for Mystery Performers.
Everything you need to get started using pendulums to delight your audiences is here. You'll get thirteen wonderful routines direct from the performing repertoire of working pros, essays, instruction on how to use your pendulum and how to introduce pendulums to your audiences. Most importantly you'll get Master Classes from performers who use pendulums in the real world for real audiences.
We offer BOTH books to you for $49.95. (Don't say we never gave you anything.)
Our NEW eBook "Pendulum Magic: Routines for Mystery Performers"
Our newest book is a companion volume to Pendulum Magic: A Guide for Mystery Performers and it's bursting with great presentations and ideas for using pendulums in your performance. There are ghost stories and Victorian legends. You'll learn how some of the top working pros in the business build routines for maximum impact . But more than this -- you'll be presenting this classic of mentalism in exciting new ways.
You'll get never-before-seen routines from names like Bob Cassidy, Dr. Bill Cushman and many more. But more importantly, you'll see how they structure their presentations. Use the routines as written, or put your own spin on them to create something that is pure YOU.
You get six routines:
Bob Cassidy's "Crystal Pendulum" will take you inside this legendary mentalist's mind as he shows you how to present the pendulum to an audience -- and how to "wow" them with a new pendulum move. It's something I've never seen before. The Crystal Pendulum features an idea so diabolically simple and so devastatingly effective that you'll be delighted to perform in. This routine alone is worth more than the price of the book.
Dr. Bill Cushman's "Dr. Bill's Bend" is more than another pendulum routine. It's actually a SYSTEM for creating your own pendulum using one of the spectator's keys and then doing remarkable things! As with much of Dr. Bill's work -- this chapter is full of inventive ideas that will take your art to a whole new level.
Paul Voodini presents "The Hangman's Noose" which is one of the scariest routines I've ever read. Seriously. We're talking about a pendulum, the spirit of an executioner and a nursery rhyme that will give you goosebumps. This is classic storytelling blended with an hypnotically powerful routine from one of the most inventive thinkers in bizarre magic today.
What do you suppose real pendulum magic would look like? It would have to be something amazing, right? How does this sound: you walk into a room. At the other end of a long table, a randomly selected pendulum starts to move on its own. A pendulum INSIDE a bottle responds to your commands. Would that qualify as "real magic?" Mauricio Jaramillo shows you how. No threads. No magnets. No confederates. Just one of the most jaw dropping effects you'll ever see.
Paul Prater shows us a dark routine called "The Calling Card." This routine has everything: a ghost story, a turn of the century vibe and a bold and brilliant system that you will use! When I showed this routine to Sheree she laughed out loud and then told me she thought it was "brilliant." This is coming from the wife of a magician/mentalist who has literally seen everything.
If you perform with Tarot cards, you already know the work of TC Tahoe. His award winning magic has graced The Magic Castle, cruise ships and working performer libraries all over the world. I asked TC to come up with something special and he did. "Kiss Me, Fate" is a routine using seven tarot cards, a man in a dark blue suit and a technique that opens wide to allow you to take it in SO many different ways. "Kiss me, Fate" is a routine your audience will never forget.
All of these routines plus a few additional nuggets are part of our most ambitious book to date.
The COMPLETE Magic Pendulums Collection
Pendulum Magic: A Guide for Mystery Performers
Improve your performances with a single read! Pendulums can be a powerful tool for a professional entertainer. You'll not only get a great introduction to HOW some of the biggest names in the business use pendulums...you'll also get their hard hitting routines, hand-picked to suit performers who are newer to using pendulums.
You get six routines from some of the top names in mentalism today. But more than that, you'll get insight in how to introduce pendulums to your audience, how get off-the-charts reactions from spectators as pendulum magic happens in their own hands and how pendulums can be used in concert in conjunction with some other props you already have.
This isn't a theoretical book. It's loaded with routines and ideas you'll use performing close-up, parlor or stage. Each section was designed specifically for this publication by by a different working pro, and features tips, crystal clear explanations and the kind of creative energy and ideas that will take your performance to the next level.
You'll get six solid routines from some of the biggest names in mentalism...each effect starring a pendulum:
Pendulum Plus by Richard Osterlind: For the first time this mentalism legend releases his personal pendulum routine. But it's much more than a routine. It's a revolutionary system that adapts itself to a myriad of applications. Richard shows you step by step how to train your spectator to use a pendulum. Then Richard shows you a practical high-impact prediction routine that will blow your audience away. A very easy effect to perform. Pendulum Plus is a masterwork.
El Brujo by Paul Prater: You're familiar with this name if you do Bizarre mentalism or magic shows. Paul's one of the top designers of the kind of effects that leave audiences breathless. He's built a solid reputation by blending spooky elements, straightforward methods and memorable surprises into his presentations. El Brujo tells the dark tale of a man who goes to a shaman with a simple stomach complaint...
Grandmother's Present by Vic Nadata: If you do Outlaw Magic's Classic Luna series of book tests, or if you've taken your audience on a journey with a ghostly little girl named Lillian, then you're already familiar with the name of Vic Nadata. His work has set new standards for book tests...and he steps it up a notch with "Grandmother's Present." A perfect lead-in to a seance or a stand alone routine that will make them shiver. This one sends your guests on a treasure hunt to find a letter written from the other side of the grave... Grandmother's Present blends story, effect and method into one seamless package -- the exact kind of presentation you've come to expect from Vic Nadata.
Do As I Do by Mauricio Jaramillo: His client list reads like a who's who of corporate America. One of South America's busiest mentalists, Mauricio has designed a routine that will leave them talking LONG after you've left the building. The mentalist finds an object hidden on one of five matchboxes...and then passes the pendulum to a spectator to set the audience up for an even bigger surprise.
T'was The Season by TC Tahoe: TC Tahoe is known for his work with tarot card magic. He's an award winning performer with a career that encompasses everything from cruise ships to corporate stages all over the world. This routine shows you how to make the kind of impromptu pendulum magic that makes jaws drop. See how a polished performer using no prepared props managed to bring the house down one enchanted Christmas evening. Adaptable to nearly any occasion, any venue.
What a Woman Wants by David Thiel: The performer chooses a woman from the audience and shows her images of five ways a man might win her heart. He allows her to choose one of the cards and uses a pendulum to reveal that choice. A great comedy routine with lots of interaction. "David has come up with a very nice and effective routine. I have been playing with it since he sent it to me and am very impressed with what he has done. I recommend this without hesitation." (Bob Cassidy commenting on What a Woman Wants)
Pendulum Magic: A Guide for Mystery Performers kicks off with not one but two great introductions:
Why Pendulums Rock! is David Thiel's often hilarious tale of one performer's discovery of pendulums...and his burning desire to know EVERYTHING about them. These over-the-top notes come to you from one of mentalism's funniest men.
Pendulums: Under-rated, Underused...AMAZING! You've worked with Rich Hennessey if you've ever purchased an item from MentalCraft. Rich's pendulum designs include antiquities: Roman coins, ancient pottery sherds and arrowheads. Here Rich talks about incorporating ancient artifacts into pendulum design and his own journey toward using and creating them!
Masterworks eBook with Limited Edition Pendulum (Includes delivery)
The Marketing Minded Mentalist
Make more money from mentalism. How to transition your magic biz to mentalism.
Windows Into The Soul: Unlocking the Secrets of Body Language for Mentalists
Know what people are feeling just by looking at them!
Crap I Think About
You'll find Stories from the Road, advice on getting booked at fairs and exhibitions and several of David's short stories. You'll learn how his near death experience helped him perform mentalism better. You'll find out what goes on during those long road trips...dealing with volunteers...handling difficult client situations and MUCH more.
This book is 31 Chapters and 171 pages long.
The Sharpshooter System
Discover the secret of one of mentalism's most powerful REVEAL methods - the "center tear."
Secret Assistant: The Nail Writer Resource for Novices and Pros
Mentalism's most powerful device revealed!