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A Message from the Sky by Howard P. Albright

A Message from the Sky by Howard P. Albright (REVISED EDITION)

Here is a brilliant method for psychic entertainers to provide a most amazing, personal Zodiac reading that will leave your audience breathless. It seems incredible that you are able to divine so much information!

No previous knowledge of astrology is required, nor are great memorization skills needed. No assistants, lobby workers or other help is required, either. This is a true, one-person act. More...

The Art of Cold Reading by Robert A. Nelson

The Art of Cold Reading
by Robert A. Nelson

The secret book of the mental profession that teaches the mentalist or psychic to "read" a person "cold" with no gimmicks, no advance knowledge, and no preparation!

"Cold reading" is the learned ability to cleverly read a person "from the cradle to the grave" — and without important error. This is the authentic method as used by psychics, mediums, and the well-versed mentalist. More...

The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust by David Hoy
The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust
by David Hoy

Bold, dynamic mentalism that will leave audiences gasping.

David Hoy's famous Tossed-Out Deck and the Hoy Book Test are just two of the nine effects described. This is reputation-making mentalism that is clearly described and well illustrated with More...


Clearly Mental! by B.W. McCarron

Clearly Mental!
by B.W. McCarron

Eleven entertaining mental routines, including a subtlety used by one of America's most prominent performers to ensure that a beautiful woman is selected as a volunteer! Inside these 58 pages, McCarron explains not only routines, but 30 additional ideas for coming up with your own custom-crafted effects. More...

Club and Party Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson

Club and Party Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson
Get the inside scoop on performing mentalism and psychic entertainment in night clubs, casino showrooms, and private parties. Written by an acknowledged master of the Art.

Complete coverage including suggested effects, routines, programs of famous mentalists and what they use, together with the author's own ideal mental and psychic club program. Six jaw-dropping effects are included... More...

Comedy Mentalism Volume 1 by Robert A. Nelson

Comedy Mentalism Volume I by Robert A. Nelson
Here are 96 pages of top-notch material for mentalists, magicians, and psychic entertainers. There's something here for every performing occasion, including a complete two-person comedy act by Bob Nelson and a complete comedy Talking Skull routine by George McAthy.

PLUS: A BONUS OF THREE PSYCHIC GEMS! These three serious routines alone are worth more than the price of the complete book for any mentalist. More...

Comedy Mentalism Volume II by Robert A. Nelson

Comedy Mentalism Volume II by Robert A. Nelson
Based on the success of Volume I, here's an even bigger book, crammed with funny bits of business, comedy routines, laugh-out-loud effects and more from Nelson and his friends. PLUS: TWO BONUS CHAPTERS! 116 pages in all!

There are gems here for mentalists, magicians, and entertainers of every ilk. There's even a chapter on amusing, true situations that have befallen pro mentalists such as Bob Nelson, Alla Rageh, Phillip Morris, More...

The Dr. X Book

The Dr. X Book by Dr. X (Edited by B.W. McCarron)

Imagine paging through the Nelson Enterprises catalog and discovering a book that lays bare the methods to dozens of mental, psychic and spirit medium effects. Nelson called it the "opportunity of a lifetime" to purchase this book. Now updated and featuring over 60 illustrations missing from the print edition ... More...
Effective Answers to Questions by Robert A. Nelson

Effective Answers to Questions
by Robert A. Nelson

In this advanced course for mentalists and psychic entertainers, Nelson delves further into the psychology of Q&A work, combining essential showmanship with the psychology of the answers.

Teaches the reader how to answer questions, the basic principles of combining effectiveness with answers, how to convince your audience, and to attain a higher percentage of correct answers. This book is an investment that will pay you financial dividends. No matter how successful you are, it will aid you in being MORE successful. More...

Encyclopedia of Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson

The Encyclopedia of Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson

The greatest and most comprehensive book ever written on mentalism and psychic entertainment. Every phase of its operation is exhaustively treated in detail: Theater presentations; Radio mentalism; Night club psychic entertainment; Hotel and night club mindreading; Seance work; Horoscope sales; Mindreading for fun and pleasure; Apparatus and secret devices; Methods of famous stage, radio and television mentalists; Booking the act ... More...

Fortune Telling with Cards Pitch Book Kit

Fortune Telling with Cards Pitch Book Kit
This package enables you to become an instant author, with full reprint rights for print copies of the "Secrets of the Zingari" book on fortune telling with cards. Charge as little or as much per copy as you want ... More...

Hellstromism by Robert A. Nelson

Hellstromism by Robert A. Nelson

The first and only true explanation of the miraculous feats of the late Axel Hellstrom . . the man who baffled many of the world's most scientific and magical minds. No gimmics. No stooges. No electronics. No mirrors. Nothing prearranged.

Can be performed under true test conditions any time, any place. Fantastic possibilities for press coverage. Nothing better for impromptu performances! More...

The Horoscope Pitch by Robert A. Nelson
The Horoscope Pitch
by Robert A. Nelson

Add extra income to your existing act by introducing horoscope sales, pitch books, and other merchandise that can double your bottom line!

The investment is small and the profit potentials are tremendous. Work parks, resorts, fairs, stores, exhibitions, theatres - indoors or out of doors - in fact, wherever people gather. More...


How to Answer Questions Through Crystal Gazing by Geo. DeLawrence

How to Answer Questions Through Crystal Gazing
by George DeLawrence

In this book, DeLawrence reveals the real secret of answering questions from audience members. No matter if you use a crystal ball or work a straight mentalism act, this work is regarded by many experienced professionals as the best of its kind ever written... More...
How to Make a Ghost Walk by Joseph Dunninger

How to Make a Ghost Walk
by Joseph Dunninger

Conduct your very own full-light, semi-dark or full darkness spirit séance!

Dunninger, the world-famous mentalist and psychic debunker, presents this revealing book on how to present séance experiments including rope ties, spirit manifestations, revealing questions from departed loved ones, spirit cabinet effects, automatic writing, spirit voices, the fingertip aura, a billet switch, table raps, the bottled spirit test and much more ... More...

How to Read People's Minds by H. J. Burlingame

How to Read People's Minds
by H. J. Burlingame

Learn how to develop feats of apparent mindreading and give psychic demonstrations that border on the miraculous. Just like another famous mentalist, who finds his paycheck after each performance, perhaps you, too, will amaze audiences with your own amazing stunts of thought stealing. Also includes secret of the Mindreading Dog and More...

How to Read Sealed Messages by Robert A. Nelson

How to Read Sealed Messages
by Robert A. Nelson

The most comprehensive and authoritative book on sealed billet reading, as employed by mentalists, magicians, and office mediums!

Contains THIRTY-FIVE complete methods for secretly reading messages, billet switches, prompter methods, and private office work secrets. These are practical, tested secrets as used by the most successful mentalists, mindreaders, mediums and magicians. Any one routine is worth the price of the book. More...

Impromptu Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson
Impromptu Mentalism
by Robert A. Nelson

Here's a stunning ten-minute routine for the magician to use as an encore at the end of his or her regular act. The performer demonstrates with devastating correctness that he can read the collective minds of several spectators!

Has baffled thousands of people. Will stagger your imagination when you discover there are no plants or confederates; the magician works alone on the stage, and without any assistance ... More...


Kara's Crystal Visions: Projected Answers from the Q&A Master by B.W. McCarron

Kara's Crystal Visions
by B.W. McCarron

Paul Kara made a career with one of the best Q&A acts in the business. This book follows his money-making plan from start to finish, including the newspaper co-op deal, answering questions through the newspaper, ensuring free articles during each theater run, book sales, private readings, and more. Includes over 300 of Kara's answers to questions! More...
The L.W. Mental and Spirit Mysteries by William Larsen and T. Page Wright

The L.W. Mental and Spirit Mysteries
by William Larsen and T. Page Wright

From the authors of The L.W. Card Mysteries comes this great book of effects for psychic entertainers that will leave audiences thinking that they have just witnessed genuine thought stealing!

You get six incredible mental demonstrations including Psychic Vision, The Medium Speaks, Laces and a Phantom, One-Man Mindreading and ... More...

Making Mindreading Pay by Robert A. Nelson

Making Mindreading Pay
by Robert A. Nelson

Learn the inner secrets of how to make a living as a mentalist or psychic entertainer!

The entire range of opportunities for psychic entertainers is discussed at length, and with one thought in mind: to make money! Whether you are new in the business or a seasoned pro, this book will mean extra dollars to you. More...

Mar-Jah's Publicity Miracles by Joe Ovette

Mar-Jah's Publicity Miracles by Joe Ovette
WARNING: This book will get you noticed. If you want to live in anonymity and obscurity, this is NOT the book for you.

This book is crammed of publicity-generating mentalism, magic and illusions to present to reporters and the general public to generate attention, publicity, and create a "buzz." Includes contributions from Mar-Jah, Ovette, Chandra, the Zancigs, B.W. McCarron and more...

The Mentalist's Manual by Robert A. Nelson

The Mentalist's Manual
by Robert A. Nelson

Do you want to be a professional mentalist? This authoritative textbook shows how to enter this interesting and highly profitable profession. With clear, step by step instruction, Nelson outlines the correct procedure, from start to finish. These booking and routine-building secrets will also prove immensely valuable to the semi-pro and professional, too. more...

The MEN-TAL-O Mystery Act by Robert A. Nelson

The MEN-TAL-O Mystery Act
by Robert A. Nelson

Here is one of the cleverest and most convincing acts of its kind ever offered! Will be the highlight of your act!

Questions, sealed by spectators in envelopes, and held in a clear, glass bowl by another audience member, are correctly divined and answered by the mentalist! Requires no special apparatus. More...

MentaLotto by B.W. McCarron

MentaLotto by B.W. McCarron

"A clever idea!" - Karrell Fox

This mental lottery mystery is sure to please any audience. MENTALOTTO combines mentalism, audience participation and a gambling theme. A big effect and one that you will use. Great for publicity purposes ... More...
The Mindreader's Packet by Robert A. Nelson

The Mindreader's Packet
by Robert A. Nelson

Here is a collection of twenty (yes, 20) choice mental and psychic presentations, most of which may be performed impromptu with little or no preparation.

The Mindreader's Packet will enable you to demonstrate a convincing number of amazing mental and psychic tests that will long longer in the minds of your audience. More...

Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation by Robert A. Nelson

Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation
by Robert A. Nelson

27 contributors! 50 amazing effects! Many of magic and mentalism's most trusted names have collaborated to bring you this outstanding collection of time tested and audience proven effects. Not just one or two routines, but FIFTY from which you can easily select several excellent psychic programs. Effects from John Booth, Paul Curry, Eddie Clever, Harlan Tarbell ... More...

More Miracles in Mentalism compiled by Robert A. Nelson

More Miracles in Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson

Here are more new, original and sensational mental effects, brought to you by many foremost mentalists. A wide variety of time proven, audience tested effects are included. Several of the effects were formerly catalogued and sold by their originators for several dollars each. Now get them all in this fine book, the second in the series of "Miracles in Mentalism."

A few of the contributors include Bob Nelson, Dr. Jaks, Eddie Clever, Syd Bergson, Orville Meyer, Dr. S. P. Thornton, and . . . More...

Mystery of the Gyrating Tables by Robert A. Nelson

Mystery of the Gyrating Tables
by Robert A. Nelson

Bob Nelson reveals his famous "Mystery of the Gyrating Tables" presentation, complete with opening lecture. Using ordinary, unprepared tables and no apparatus whatsoever, the tables tip, teeter, wobble and gyrate around the room or stage in the craziest fashion. No stooges or confederates are employed at any time. . .More...

Nelmar's Spirit and Hypnotic Tricks by Anthony Nelmar Albino

Nelmar's Spirit and Hypnotic Tricks
by Anthony Nelmar Albino

Learn to be a stage or parlor hypnotist and present amazing mind-over-matter miracles!

You can apparently hypnotize people so they cannot whistle until you WILL them to! Or cause your pulse to stop beating! (SIX methods described) And many other hypnotic, spirit and "geek" effects ...More...

Nelson Enterprises Catalog #6 Reprint

Nelson Enterprises Catalogue Number Six
by Robert A. Nelson

This 1927 catalog is nearly impossible to find, being jealously hoarded by mentalists and collectors. Now reprinted in convenient eBook format, the Nelson Enterprises Catalogue Number Six is once again available to expand the mind of performers of every ilk. ... More...
Nelson's Phantom Mindreader by Robert A. Nelson and B.W. McCarron

Nelson's Phantom Mindreader
by Robert A. Nelson and B.W. McCarron

The answer to the mentalist's dreams! Available once again is Nelson's perfect, undetectable means of immediately securing full knowledge of written questions and detail. Spectator simply writes a question, seals it in an ordinary envelope and retains it. At no time does the mentalist so much as touch the writing or sealed envelope. Yet, in a flash, the mentalist has full knowledge of the written data. More...

Phenomenal ESP Perception by Robert A. Nelson and Bob Tripp

Phenomenal ESP Perception
by Bob Tripp and Robert A. Nelson

A masterful demonstration of Extra Sensory Perception wherein five different spectators prove their psychic ability. Packs small and plays BIG!

A fast, clean and awe-inspiring mental effect with a terrific impact. more...

Practical Telepathy for the Stage by Joe Ovette


Practical Telepathy for the Stage by Joe Ovette

Interested in getting into the mentalism field? Perhaps you want to add a Q&A or crystal gazing segment to your present act and need the real work from a working pro? Joe Ovette reveals all in this revised and updated classic that belongs on every psychic entertainer's bookshelf. Sensational Q&A material, 100 audience-tested answers, two-person code material, advertising examples, a clever ballot box switch and so much more. More...

The Secrets of Dr. 'A' by Robert A. Nelson
The Secrets of Dr. "A"
by Robert A. Nelson

Here is one of the finest—if not the finest—methods of giving private readings and (apparently) reading the minds of others. For answering individual questions or to publicize your ability as a mindreader—anywhere—this is the method you have been looking for. No mechanical devices, no assistants, no stooges. Not to be used for illegal purposes.more...


Seers, Psychics, Sinners and Salesmen by B.W. McCarron

Seers, Psychics, Sinners and Salesmen
by B.W. McCarron

Protect yourself from the secrets of professional data thieves and along the way, you'll begin thinking of way to adapt these devious methods into harmless, yet entertaining routines for your mental or psychic act. Be sure to read it all, as there's a nifty treat for stage mentalists ... More...
Sensational Answers by Robert A. Nelson

Sensational Answers
by Robert A. Nelson

Create out-of-the-ordinary, daring and sensational situations in your mentalism act that your audience will remember and talk about!

For a dynamic, sensational program, you must use dynamic and sensational material. Any one of the 100+ situations in this book will improve most any psychic entertainer's act. Here is material to create a "buzz" of excitement that gets you noticed! More...

Sensational Effects by Robert A. Nelson
Sensational Effects
by Robert A. Nelson

In this volume, Nelson lays bare the mentalist's most closest guarded secrets. A choice collection of sensational effects that will not only puzzle the layman, but will baffle the mindreading profession, as well.

Answer questions that have not been written down, but merely thought of, with no plants or confederates. Give a spectator's birthdate, address, phone number, etc., which spectator retains and never allows out of their possession . . . .More...


Spook Mystery and Its Solution

Spook Mystery and Its Solution
by I. Prendergast (edited by B.W. McCarron)

Written by a lawman-turned psychic detective, this is the real work that lays bare how unscrupulous operators fleeced their victims while posing as mediums and spirit guides. Robert A. Nelson, purveyor of all things psychic, praised this work in his early catalogs. More...
Still More Miracles in Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson
Still More Miracles in Mentalism
Compiled by Robert A. Nelson

23 leading authorities on Mentalism collaborated to make this the largest and best of the fabulous series of "Miracles in Mentalism" books.

In this revised and expanded edition, you now get 49 new and original mental and psychic effects, routines, and suggestions covering the full range of impromptu, club, radio, TV and stage presentations.... More...


Strange Truths by B.W. McCarron

Strange Truths
by B.W. McCarron

A great audience participation effect that's ideal for corporate shows and parties. This method allows you to determine which spectators are thinking of the most unusual job they ever had, and which spectator is thinking of a job they've never had. Lots of comedic potential here. Audiences love it! Packs small and plays big... More...
Super-Mentality by Robert A. Nelson

Super-Mentality
by Robert A. Nelson

Never again be caught without something to perform! Present an impromptu demonstration of Super Power Memory. Do it any time, any place! A terrific publicity stunt!

This is the "real deal," allowing you to memorize cards in a borrowed shuffled deck, remember a list of 100 random items, serial numbers on several bills offered by spectators, recall names of strangers you meet at parties and other functions. More...

Super Prediction Tricks by Robert A. Nelson and E. J. Moore

Super Prediction Tricks
by Robert A. Nelson and E. J. Moore

Now you, too, can duplicate the feats of famous mentalists by making astounding predictions of upcoming events and garner front page publicity!

Nelson and Moore give you a vast array of Super Prediction Tricks -- 23 in all! Each one explained in detail. While some require props that most magicians already own, others can be built or acquired separately. The advice and step-by-step analysis is priceless to any performer ... More...

TELE-THOUGHT by Robert A. Nelson

TELE-THOUGHT
by Robert A. Nelson

Tele-Thought is conceded to be the greatest of all pseudo psychic and mental tests. Present Tele-Thought as a prediction--a prophecy--as a genuine experiment in mental telepathy, or both!

Here is a brilliantly conceived psychic effect, impregnated with showmanship and a superb presentation to baffle and astound the keenest of minds. More...

Thayer's 21st Century Mindreading Act by Hereward Carrington

Thayer's 21st Century Mindreading Act by Hereward Carrington
Here's an outstanding two-person mentalism act that doesn't require hidden or electronic gimmicks. All you need are two people and this easy-to-master system.

Just think of the possibilities! Goes over great at conventions, public shows, open mics, fairs, festivals, theaters, reunions, telethons, fundraising galas, more...

TV Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson and B.W. McCarron

TV Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson and B.W. McCarron

Prepare your act for television! New chapters! New secrets! New routines! As well as the best that only the fertile brains of Nelson and McCarron can deliver. You'll learn: TV programming • guest appearances • sponsored shows • local and network broadcasts • advance preparation • the effects of HD quality on prop selection • where to obtain hands-on instruction • how to get started • your first TV appearance • cable TV opportunities • the master secret • and More...

Vaudeville Mind Reading by David J. Lustig
Vaudeville Mind Reading
by David J. Lustig

Dunninger's "behind the scenes man," David J. Lustig, describes a whopping twenty mind reading systems, second sight acts and entertaining psychic experiments in this book — each one carefully described in detail. Includes" Methods of so-called Crystal Gazing; A Musical Silent Thought Act; a Crystal Gazing Act for Club Entertainers; Electrical, Phonetic and Silent Codes; The Blindfold Drive; The Chess Knight Tour; Publicity Stunts; Voice Culture; Answering Catch Questions; and . . .More...


Video Magic by Brett McCarron

Video Magic by B.W. McCarron

Use your VCR or Blu-Ray player as a video prediction chest! Add amazing, audience-tested effects to your act, including French Postcards, Jokers Wild, Batter Up!, Break the Bank, Headlines of the Past, Mental Shopping, Lucifer's Lexicon, Movie-ola, Mental Lottery, and many others. Billy McComb, Genii magazine columnist, said of this monumental work, "Some of you will make reputations with this!" More...
Visions of Tomorrow by Robert A. Nelson

Visions of Tomorrow by Robert A. Nelson

In this eBook, Bob Nelson reveals his complete "Diviner of Destiny" one-man Q&A presentation. This is a very, very clever and subtle mindreading act that can be performed solo, or with a volunteer assistant (who need not know the secret). Can be presented anywhere -- even surrounded by an audience if necessary. Especially suitable for tough situations such as for stores, clubs and outdoor work. Exceptionally fine for stage, platform and cruise shows. More...

With the Eyes of Dr. Reese by Robert A. Nelson

With the Eyes of Dr. Reese
by Robert A. Nelson

Here is a miraculous, "test conditions" billet reading method that is both fiendishly clever and imminently practical. Leave it to the fertile brain of Bob Nelson to develop a billet test as good as this!

Long unavailable, this is the caliber of top-notch mentalism or pseudo-mediumistic reading that will create a sensation wherever it is performed. Dr. Reese made headlines coast to coast with his billet readings. Now you can, too! more...


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