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6 Tips You Should Know When You Learn Mentalism

Mar 21, 2008
I absolutely love magic! It's so mind-boggling and fun to watch. I've enjoyed magic for almost 13 years and still can't get enough. One area of magic that I find very interesting is mentalism. The idea of being able to read minds and do mind control tricks has always fascinated me. In this article, I'm going to talk about 6 points that will help you to learn mentalism for the aspiring magician.

1. So what is mentalism? Mentalism is a performing art that uses mind tricks to impress the audience. This is the area of magic that can be very simple to perform yet very complex to the spectator. If you looking to get into magic, you should learn mentalism because of the simple mind tricks that you can start with.

2. Presentation. This is the area that you would probably want to concentrate on most. Of course you need to learn the trick, but a trick without proper presentation won't impress anyone. You need to be able to convey to your spectators that what you are saying is true. When you prep your spectator with words, the trick will become even more impressive.

3. Persuasion is a key tool that you will use when performing your tricks. When you understand how people think, you can persuade them to think otherwise. The key here is that you are able to persuade them a certain way and then perform your trick. If you perform your trick without the presentation beforehand, you may not be able to convince them of trick.

4. Misdirection and concealment. This part of mentalism requires you to draw the eyes of your spectators whereever you want. Body control and hand movements are very delicate which will keep your spectators from looking at other parts of your performance. If you can master misdirection, you can pretty much do anything like make things disappear.

5. Mind reading. This is probably the area that mentalism is most known for. I would have to say that if you learn mentalism, you should take the time and learn many different techniques of mind reading and mind control. A good place to start is "prediction" tricks where you try to read what the person's mind and make a prediction before they make a choice or decision.

6. Card tricks. Mixing up your routine with card tricks is highly recommended when performing mentalism. A deck of cards add to the "randomness" of being able to read minds. Card tricks are nice because spectators are familiar with it, but can still be amazed which will help prepare them for other parts of your presentation.

Now I hope these 6 things will help you in getting started when you learn mentalism. I advise you to start reading and practicing everything that you learn. Start with easier tricks and then try more difficult ones that require memorization and attention to detail. Once you have those small tricks under your belt, stringing them together will make for an awesome performance.
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