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Citation: Naber M, Stoll J, Einhäuser W, Carter O () How to Become a Mentalist: Reading Decisions from a Competitor's Pupil Can Be. so that I could re-cap the things that I had learnt, but now it's become fairly popular with makes the Mentalist appear to be a mind reader, Psychic even, when. How to Be a Mentalist. A mentalist is an individual who appears to have supernatural powers in divining the truth about an individual as well as many facts about.
As a teenager I realised that these memory skills had real world applications My teachers had not seen the particular systems that I had taught myself and seemed really impressed by what I could do. Mentalism also teaches rapid calculation skills that, again, most people don't know. So I was able to go from being very average at maths to appearing to be a genius! Here's a quick example I would instantly blurt out and beat my friends on their calculators.
I knew from my studies that there is a very, very easy way to multiple by This new found knowledge was fascinating to me and it has turned into a life time of study.
So if you want to learn how to read minds you should study the art of mentalism. But in reality there are only a handful of true mentalists in the world. Yes there are a lot of magicians out there who do a few mind-reading tricks in their magic shows but only a few true mentalists. Derren Brown has popularised what we do and as a result made it more understandable to the public. Before this enlightened time the mind-reader was normally some sort of carnival mystic from the 's with a cloak and a turban.
I tend to play mind games with my audience rather than impress them with my ability, although that is still part of it! My show is about exploring what the mind has the potential to do and what you can learn about yourself as a human being. My wife probably understands what I do as well as me which neutralizes any influence I might have over her in fact she can read my mind better than I can read hers! So you now know about me.
So even though you may be hundreds or even thousands of miles away from me right now let me get inside your head. Are you ready? Remember having your mind read can be both a thrilling and disconcerting experience in equal parts! You are very passionate and enthusiastic about life. You know what you want and have an active mind. It presents hypnosis and mind reading techniques used by professional hypnotists, mentalists, mind readers, psychics and fortune tellers.
It teaches you how to train your mind, develop a 6th sense, read faces, discover human behavior secrets, see beyond the words and know the meaning behind them, know everything about anyone including personality, capabilities and thoughts by speaking to them for a few minutes, master the art of cold reading, deepen hypnosis through special techniques and tests, remove influences suggested on a hypnotized subject and correctly awaken individuals under hypnosis. This book is great for all skill levels since it covers everything starting from the basics to the most advance techniques.
It teaches you how to know the exact name or word anyone is thinking of without telling or showing you anything. You just need to ask others to think of someone close to them and by using a special technique you can simply tell the exact name of that person.
Using this special and simple technique turns you from an amateur magician to an impressive mentalist who has the ability to read minds and amaze anyone.
You can perform this trick wherever you are and whenever you want to any person you choose. You will also get three free bonus tricks that will make you amaze others more and more. Start NOW! THAT, my friend, can least.
It's quite literally, a perfect act. More importantly, I'll be releasing up-to-date thoughts on You CAN go out and learn it all by yourself.
But why? Annemann did not put forth in his original manuscript. Here's the deal: this will be released in ebook form.
A pdf Let me be blunt. Annemann was a genius. Very little can file that can be downloaded and read right away. I've also included some photo's so that you can see the easy way of handling billets and points that You'll get: I have NEVER seen covered elsewhere.
Yes, you can This act is literally perfect for any group situation you can use Annemann's original handling and it works wonder- think of. I beat it to death at house parties for years. Work- fully, however he was not privy to some of the thinking ing right in peoples faces, sometimes surrounded. I know that's a crass saying The illustrations for billets and platinum success tips that have mechanics are simple. The billet handling does require a bit been "road tested" for over 22 years.
Including the all- of practice, but bluntly it is more misdirection than any- important and rarely discussed timing and misdirection-- thing else. If you follow my tips, nobody will watch you screw this up and you'll look like an idiot.
I've got you covered! You do need reasonable memorization unneeded and allows complete freedom to be brains and you WILL have to practice a bit before perform- yourself and succeed. Hey, I don't want anybody thinking they can just read the act and not bore your audience to tears. No way. It ain't gonna happen. But wait! That's not all You'll freak people out with it.
Available at www. I copped a slip and I had the slip. So I was just basically on stage trying to sort of figure out what this was. And I said, "Are you thinking of somebody thats passed on? Im thinking, "Oh my God, shes thinking about somebodys whos an angel. And the audience was all just hushed and blown away. I got a big round of applause for bringing all this information up. But I was miffed because I didnt understand what specifically even I was talking about.
Afterwards, she came up to me after the show, because I sell products after my shows. I sell hypnosis tapes and pendulums and that type of thing to make extra money. And she came up to me after the show and said to me, Oh thank you. You were very amazing. I said, Oh, well thank you very much. And she said, But you didnt answer my question. And I asked, Well what is your question? She said, I wanted to know about my daughter. I said, Well I thought I was answering your question. And she said, No, no.
You were talking about my mother who passed on.
I appreciate the things that you said. But I wanted to know how my daughter, Angel, was going to do in school this year. I thought, "Oh, God. She had nothing written on the paper about somebody passing on. Nothing about her mother. And that one always stuck out as being a really funny one, because I had no clue what the hell I was talking about, didnt answer her question, and it got me a tremendous amount of applause.
So, you get stuff like that on a regular basis, but thats the one that sticks out probably the most for me. Thats a great story.
And that happens on a surprisingly regular basis. Yeah, I know with mentalists that does. So, heres probably another obvious question, but who or what inspired your interest in mentalism when you began your exploration of the craft?
When I was a young, I became very, very interested in Joseph Dunninger and I was always fascinated by how he did what he did. And I remember being a kid and becoming interested in mentalism as an art form. And I just "I realized that just watch- couldnt believe that some person could just come out on stage with ing those [performers] no props and entertain for 90 minutes. I just couldnt wrap my head around that.
I hadnt been exposed to hypnosis at this point in time. My grandfather, not be an entertainer. He could actually do tea leaf readings and psychic readings. So those two blended in, but it wasnt until I tripped upon this guy named Annemann and read through his stuff that it started to really click in for me. And when I started using this stuff as I got older in school, growing up and just doing stuff for my friends, I realized that there was really something commercial about this.
And then I went from Annemann to Nelson, got everything of Nelsons. A magician had passed away in Toronto. I remember this very well, there was one of those auctions and I bought all of his Nelson stuff.
Nobody wanted it and got it for next to nothing. So thats basically it. Nelson gave me the more esoteric and promotional stuff. Annemann gave me the fundamentals of the actual devious arts, like the sleight of hand, the billet switching, and that type of thing.
So who or what has inspired you recently? Well, its been negative actually. I think the most inspirational thing, or the most negatively inspirational, was watching Phenomenon. I thought that was probably single handedly the most pathetic group of mentalists Ive ever seen in my entire life.
And I realized that just watching those was a great lesson in how to not perform and how to not be an entertainer. You know Im sorry that's probably going to offend some, but the truth is that. I tell it like it is. I mean those guys just flat out sucked. And I just could not get over the horrors of it. Not one person did a telepathy demonstration. Not one person did mentalism as it should be without props.
They were always using tricks or what looked like tricks. It wasnt helped of course by Chris Angel, but you cant blame it all on Chris Angel. Chris Angel was just commenting on how crappy these guys truly were.
So that was a negative inspiration for me.
You know again, Im a rebel. I go off the common road. I tend to be more open minded. Im a guy, for example, who likes John Edward. I think John Edward is excellent. Forgetting whether he can or cannot, lets take the skepticism out of this. Forget whether he can or cannot talk to dead people. Thats the way a person should be. Hes standing on stage with nothing and hes telling people information that he couldnt possibly know, unless he was talking to a spirit or an angel or something.
So I think that you can learn a lot from guys like that. Theres a man and Ive seen his house who doesnt need to work anymore. And yet hes constantly out pushing the envelope, getting his name out there all the time. Hes relentless. And its a lesson for all of us to relentlessly pursue our goals.
So thats the kind of things that inspire me right now. But Phenomenon really did the number for me. What advice would you give someone whos starting out in mentalism? Basically I would recommend that they study and learn the absolute fundamentals of mentalism.
When you become a mentalist, especially if you are magician, this quote was in my book, The Annemann Act , youve got considerable unlearning to do. Mentalism and magic, although they are in the same sort of field, are two different beasts. You might be able to play guitar, but theres a significant difference between playing classical music and blues. Thats what magic and mentalism is. It might be more and go for the more the same sort of trickeries, but the presentation is entirely different.
I recommend that mind reading. Why not start with something that you are actually going to be able to use and be successful with? And Im not trying to push my book. I dont care whether you buy my book, get the original, get Practical Mental Effects, or better yet, get The Jinx collection. But like most things, its sort of all over the place. Whereas, if you start with something like the Annemann act, youll get a basic fundamental understanding of each effect.
Youll understand how effects can blend together and how they always will relate to make a strong presentation, and go from there.
But to learn to do one basic effect is the most important I think. And use the advice of Al Baker, if were talking about billets. Learn one billet move and thats it. You dont need to learn 50 or Just learn one, master it, and then go onto the next one. So I recommend just going straight to the basics and going from there. And what advice would you give to those who are experienced in mentalism? The guys that I talk to, the guys that are in sort of my sphere of things, they will often get together and discuss how to lighten our loads, to be using less effects, or tricks if you want to call it that.
Going for the more real stuff, the ability to perform without using any props, including billets, and to take risks and to take chances, and to trust your intuition more, because I really do believe in intuition. I really do believe it exists with, within all of us, and I do believe its something thats a higher understanding. I guess that would be it. Trust your intuition more and go for the more real stuff like contact mind reading.
What do you see as the biggest problem facing mentalists today and how do you think it can be solved? So a lot of people are jumping in on the bandwagon. A lot of people are poisoning the system by putting out really shitty tricks and magicians think they are being mentalists by doing this stuff. And some mentalists are fooling themselves into doing it. And I dont think theres one biggest problem. I think theres two. Again, Phenomenon was a negative example of this, theyre all the same.
Its becoming incestuous where everybodys becoming all the same, all dressed in black, all saying the same lines, all doing the same things. Its losing individual personality. I could ramble on, but let me give you an example. They looked like they all had hemorrhoids.
The only guy that broke "Find out about some of that was Mike Super. He was sort of fun and outgoing, but again, these characters from the he was too magical. So it lost a lot of believability. I think you need to inject your personality into it, and I think it needs to be more past. I really do believe believable. So I think thats a big downfall for mentalism, because I think it becomes something where its like this is just a stupid magic trick.
Is there anything else about mentalism, a topic that you think that mentalists would be interested in needing to know? Well I think every mentalist should take a little bit more time to research the history of mentalism, understand where it came from without being biased by critical judgment.
I think that one of the most important things is to take a look at anybody in our mystery art and see what you can learn from them. You dont have to like John Edward for example. You dont have to like him, but look at him and learn from him.
Learn about your history. Find out about the history.
Find out about some of these characters from the past. Find out about Claude Alexander. Find out about all these other people that existed, especially the Vaudeville ones, the real winners from the past. And if you can do that, I really do believe it will enhance your reputation.
Currently right now Im re-studying all of the original contact mind readers from the late s. As Im speaking to you right now, Im doing tons and tons of research. Im paying a person to go and dig up archives of Washington Irving Bishop, my namesake Stuart Cumberland, and getting information just to see how they went about what they did well over years ago. Because I think everything was so fresh back then. They saw and had to go out and create, where now were sort of leaning on the technology age too much, and stuffs just being dropped in your lap and everybodys just sort of going the way everybody else is.
So the history really brings richness and depth to the performance art, and I think that mentalists should be doing more of that. And if they do that theyll certainly improve. You know, I probably should ask this question, since you kind of brought that up, but why the name Stuart Cumberland?
Well the name Stuart Cumberland came up for a number of reasons. I liked that name since I was a kid.