Quick Calculations Mental Arithmetic

There are several methods whereby the Mentalist can render an impressive demonstration of his ability by a show of rapid calculations. The business of mentally squaring or cubing a number, or extracting the square or cube root can cause quite a stir amidst intelligent people.

(I) Squaring

Since it is very easy to square small numbers in the head we shall not bother to deal with anything under twenty-five. Most people, having to square say 15—could do so with little trouble. However, dealing with numbers from twenty-five and up to a hundred (which is more than enough):—

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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