Nonsense in Mentalisim

A place where beginners can participate, ask questions, and post their views. However, beginners typically ask a lot of questions about sources, tricks, books, and so on. In fact, all magicians are interested (or should be) in the provenance of tricks, ideas, and related matters. This department will service these needs.
Conrejour
Posts: 56
Joined: January 5th, 2019, 4:29 am
Favorite Magician: Chan Canasta
Contact:

Nonsense in Mentalisim

Postby Conrejour » January 8th, 2019, 2:58 pm

In recent times it seems a fair amount of mentalists talk about effects using so called N L P techniques . I understand when this is done as an possible explanation to a baffled spectator as it deflects from the real methodology involved but do any mentalists seriously talke this pseudoscientific nonsense seriously?
There is nothing new in magic only new magicians

http://dermotbrennanartist.ie/index.html

performer
Posts: 2993
Joined: August 7th, 2015, 10:35 pm

Re: Nonsense in Mentalisim

Postby performer » January 8th, 2019, 3:16 pm

I consider NLP to be an abbreviation for Not a Lot of Plausibility. I did see one of the founders wandering around a psychic fair once. I don't know if it was Bandler or Grinder. He had a pony tail haircut and that put me off him right away. Besides I did hear that one of them was charged with murdering someone or other but managed to get acquitted. I am not sure if it was the one with the pony tail or not.

User avatar
Brian Douglas
Posts: 76
Joined: November 19th, 2016, 10:34 am
Favorite Magician: Max Maven
Location: Middle East
Contact:

Re: Nonsense in Mentalisim

Postby Brian Douglas » January 8th, 2019, 3:21 pm

Don't blame the ponytail...

Jonathan Townsend
Posts: 8039
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Westchester, NY
Contact:

Re: Nonsense in Mentalisim

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 8th, 2019, 3:21 pm

Whose confirmation bias are you seeking to flatter?
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

Conrejour
Posts: 56
Joined: January 5th, 2019, 4:29 am
Favorite Magician: Chan Canasta
Contact:

Re: Nonsense in Mentalisim

Postby Conrejour » January 8th, 2019, 3:43 pm

performer wrote:I consider NLP to be an abbreviation for Not a Lot of Plausibility. I did see one of the founders wandering around a psychic fair once. I don't know if it was Bandler or Grinder. He had a pony tail haircut and that put me off him right away. Besides I did hear that one of them was charged with murdering someone or other but managed to get acquitted. I am not sure if it was the one with the pony tail or not.



Bandler was the one accused of murder and he was also a former coke head , the unfortunately named Grinder is the one who sports a ponytail :D
There is nothing new in magic only new magicians

http://dermotbrennanartist.ie/index.html


Return to “Reference Room”