MIND WISE: Subtitle is Entertaining & Creative Mentalism by Richard Mark with commentary by Marc Salem - Book
You can influence and control audience thoughts and actions proven with a statement written before your performance and held by a volunteer.
Mentally receive and describe not just a word from a book, but an entire paragraph -- and then give the book away.
Prove that an audience volunteer can mentally receive an image that you have drawn and was never viewed by them.
Perform a chair test that is direct and easy to accomplish but extraordinarily deceptive, and a practical and direct Q and A that will deceive and entertain your audience.
Comments from two America's Got Talent performers and a prominent reviewer.
"Mind Wise by Richard Mark is an absolute treasure trove of amazing mentalism. Richard runs the gamut from close-up to parlor and stage with methods that range from classic to new age. His close friend and associate, Marc Salem, has provided his own commentaries, giving readers an even more detailed look into these mysteries. Richard has published superb writings for mentalists for several decades now. His newest work revisits some of his finest work and updates them with fine results, but that is only part of the book., There are so many new routines and ideas here. These routines and concepts are not pipe dreams...this is real material for the working world and if you don't find something here to add to your own repertoire, you didn't actually read the book. My favorite part of the book is Chapter 4 - Psychic Entertainment and the Psychology of Power. With Richard's background as a Psychiatrist, he has given the world of mystery entertainers an amazing tool to analyze and develop your performing persona and enable you to better communicate with your audiences. Bravo Richard!"
- Marc DeSouza
"Richard Mark, one of mentalism's most prolific and thoughtful creators, has published a book that is packed with the type of entertaining and mystifying routines that will keep wise mentalists delighted for years. Among my favorites are a deliciously clever routine in which the spectator successfully duplicates a target design that the performer has given him in a sealed envelope, a new and very clean chair test, and a Maurice Fogel-based Russian roulette which is both harrowing and completely safe. The analysis of performance psychology cannot fail to help improve your presentation of Psychic Entertainment. Furthermore, the great Marc Salem has provided insightful afterthoughts and commentaries to many of the routines.You really can't go wrong reading Mind Wise, not when two very wise minds have created it for you."
- Bob Baker
"If you're looking for practical methods for mentalism, Richard Mark's Mind Wise certainly delivers with new techniques as well as updates to his previously published ideas. But where this book really shines is in its fresh take on presentational hooks that bring new life to mentalism plots we may have grown accustomed to. Richard reels in the audience quickly and succinctly with an interesting and creative premise to get them on board, leaving room for the performer to focus on delivering wonder. Throughout the book, Marc Salem's commentaries provide additional presentational ideas to further fuel the fire of your own creative exploration. Inside, you'll also find Richard's in-depth look at the psychological relationships between the performer and the audience to learn how these relationships can be exploited or subverted for maximum effect. It would be certainly be wise of you to check out Mind Wise!"
- Eric Dittleman