Reader of Minds
Well, as promised, here it is.
My review of Reader of Minds by Paul Voodini. ( A.K.A Paul Bell)
I guess you want a bit more than that eh? Ok.
In This book, Paul has managed to pool together a number of existing Tricks of the trade and has produced a completely gaff free mentalism act.
Imagine getting a 2 hour booking at a nudist camp, after your luggage was stolen.
With this book, and the information it contains, you would still be able to fulfil the engagement.
Its laid out in chronological order.
Chapter one, explains the differences between the various types of psychics, mediums, and readers. This chapter, also is a useful guide in identifying the character you wish to portray , and the kind of character you should avoid.
Chapter two, Introduces the stock questions and answers that you will use, and includes a handy dandy chart of popular names from the 1930s, to the present day.
Chapter 3 gives you a complete scripted performance guide, which leads into chapter 4. The scripted guide, deconstructed.
This highlighting the tricks, where they fit and, why they work.
Now you have a grasp of all the secrets, Paul shares with us in chapter 5, a few firsthand accounts of really bad mediums he has come across in his past.
Chapter 6, gives a good basic guide in Palm, and Tarot reading, ( and it is basic ) but by applying the reading techniques that you have learned in the first chapters, you can use them, as a gateway to other things. In other words, the book shows you how to do a thorough reading, despite only knowing the 5 Basic lines on the hand. (I have always thought that They cover all the sitter wants to know anyway.. money, health, life, and relationships)
Closing the book is a magic trick that combines both playing cards, and palm reading.
All in all I give this work, a huge thumbs up, and recommend it to anybody thinking of performing mentalism, or becoming a psychic reader.
For more details contact paul at his website...