Constructive Mental

FOR THE HANDYMAN MENTAL ST V YOU Eight new routines with complete instructions for the construction of the amazing gimmicks that make it all possible. Bonus section for seance Annemann For The 90's (1994) Mental M lange Lecture Notes (1996) Mobile Mentalism book audiotape set (1996) The Unseen Edition (1997) To Pay The Price (1997) Annemann's Encore (1994) How To Make Money With Psi Parties (1996) The Annemann Upgrades Vol. I (1996) Strivings Speaks Vol, I (1996) Strivings Speaks Vol, II (1996)...

By Mark Strivings

Effect - A deck of promotional playing cards from the Budweiser company is brought out and shuffled freely by a spectator. This deck is the type that has a picture of one of the famous frogs from the popular commercials pictured on the backs of the cards. A card is selected by a free cut of the deck and remembered. The deck is then shuffled and cut again by the spectator, who then cuts the deck into three tabled packets. The performer then produces three large toy frogs and explains that they...

By Mark StrtVMGS

Effect - The performer proposes a fictional trip to Las Vegas to place one lucky bet. A money clip is removed from the pocket and the stack of bills shown freely. The spectator cuts the stack anywhere and places the selected bill aside. Then a small packet of playing cards from various casinos is also shown and one card selected face up. It is shown to be from for instance) the MGM in Las Vegas, An amount for a bet has been randomly decided (let's say 5.00), and a random casino has been chosen....

By Mark StriVtNGS

Effect - A manilia pay envelope is shown to contain a folded slip of paper. The performer explains that he is going to mentally project a number. It's a two digit number between 1 and 50, both digits are odd and different. It is further stated that this would not be a number like 11 (both digits are the same), but that 13 would work. The performer concentrates and asks the spectator to state what number they received. The number that the spectator names is revealed to be written on the slip in...

Introduction

Constructive Mentalism What's THAT all about When I set out to put together this little collection of material from my repertoire, I didn't have any theme or given direction, just a collection of stuff. It was and is) a collection of practical professional materia that 1 use al the time. When I sat back and looked at it as a whole, I realised that in practically every piece contained here, there is some collecting and construction to do in order to perform the effect or routine. Hence the name,...

The Huma N Cigar

Effect - The performer displays and has inspected a paper bag and five cigar lighters. It is found that four of the lighters work normally while one cannot be made to light. The performer explains that this particular lighter has been allowed to run out of fuel. Apart from that it is just like the other four lighters. The reason for cigar lighters as opposed to regular cigarette lighters is simple -intensity. A cigar lighter throws a much higher ame. There's more fuel and oxygen involved and,...

By Larry Becker Mark StrtVmgs And Robert Waller

The first version of this marvelous effect (titled 'Mind Probe') was published by Larry in 1979 in his World Of Super Mentalism. Then in 1992 Larry published one of the classic books in mentalism, Stunners, In that wonderful book, Larry provided an updated handling of 'Mind Probe' which introduced some extra subtleties to the original handling. Described here, with Larry's kind permission, is the next generation of 'Mind Probe', Effect - The effect is completely identical to the original. In...

By Mark StbtVfNCS

Confabulation, by Alan Shaxon, is a classic in mentalism. It always elicits gasps whenever it is performed. As a direct result, many performers have found it to be a fitting closer for their programs. This variation includes an interesting departure in method as well as an extra kicker in the presentation. Effect - The performer displays his her passport and expounds the merits of travel. An imaginary vacation is proposed for some lucky member of the audience let's say her name is Kathy). Using...