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What Is Mentalism?

Within the magic world, there are lots of different specialisms. For example, some magicians specialise in card tricks or comedy magic, while others perform big stage illusions or do a cabaret act set to music.

Mentalism is magic of the mind and imagination. Mentalists typically explore themes such as reading minds, predicting future events and defying the laws of chance and probability. Very often, mentalism routines mention aspects of psychology, suggestion and influence.

Mentalists tend not to use the same kinds of props that other magicians use. We don't have brightly coloured boxes, shiny steel rings or glamorous assistants! It is perhaps the least 'visual' branch of magic. However, it can still be fun, intriguing and entertaining when it's presented well!

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