always loved one particular "sneaky move"
for really wowing audiences. Like most mentalists
I've known about this method, but been nervous
each time I put it into action, even though it
garners the most powerful reactions from participant
and audience. In his book, Paul has taken the
bull by the horns, taken the hard work out of
it, and produced something that - used properly
- has the potential to turn the average mentalist
into somebody who works miracles.
just find yourself starting a cult after reading
Drew McAdam, Professional Mentalist, UK
received a copy of The Gift earlier this month,
and it is sterling stuff. Paul's use of psychology
shines through, it is clear that the effects are
born of performance, not armchair bound navel
gazing. Paul has obviously worked the effects,
and ironed out the crinkles.
and underused technique."
Phill Smith, Author of 'Mitox', UK
book is intelligently and clearly written, and
if you perform stage mentalism, it’s something
you really should read. No one is a stooge. No
one is aware of the method. That’s the strength
behind this work. Once set up, the effects you
perform are method free and, dare I say it, “Naked”
as far as both the audience AND the spectator
comes with its own tight script and an excellent
section on the various subtleties to employ. These
are comprehensive, and it’s obvious that
they’ve come from experience. Paul’s
a psychologist, but he’s also an experienced
entertainer, and it shows.
some works on the same subject that assume many
aspects of the process, Paul goes into great depth.
The Gift is a full approach and philosophy, which
leaves you smiling and thinking “you clever,
- Jon Thompson, Author
of 'Naked Mentalism', UK
the most provocative aspect to The Gift is in
its title, "the 14th step to mentalism."
That was a very bold line, indeed. I figured the
author of something that presumptuous had to be
either horribly misguided or on the threshold
of something truly remarkable. After reading it,
I think this "14th step" would sit perfectly
well along side of Corinda's original 13.
a door to many hard-hitting and direct mentalism
Chris Conner, Mentalist, USA
of the best purchases I have made this year. The
effects are very strong and Paul goes into a lot
of detail. The effects are fully explained and
fully scripted too.
mentalism is contained within."
Aaron Henry-Webb, Mentalist, UK
previously mentioned the gift takes an age old
principle and applies new twists and a logical
thought process to it's utilisation. For example,
when and how to apply the threories and how to
routine your performance with regards to wording
and 'honesty'. This, I found very useful as it's
always been an area in which I'd been interested
but never confident enough to try in a real environment.
For this alone it has been worth the asking price,
as to my mind there isn't a comprehensive approach
to it in publication.
as the title goes, I was apprehensive at first.
But, after reading I truly believe that it is
indeed the 14th step and wonder why Corinda left
out this chapter, as there is enough material
to cover many lifetimes of performing when approached
James Went, Mentalist, UK
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