Jheff at JMOM and Marketplace of the Mind's 2009 Top 10 List names our Mind Reading Lessons as THE best mentalism product of 2009!
JMOM and http://www.MarketplaceoftheMind.com Reviews Names MIND READING LESSONS AS THE BEST MENTALISM PRODUCT OF 2009! Here are the official comments.
Best Mentalism Product of 2009:
The MIND READING LESSONS series by Kenton Knepper et. al.
I've said this many times, but mentalism is built on ideas,not props. Therefore, ideas are far more valuable to the working mentalist than the latest gimmick. After all, to walk up to someone and be able to read or control their minds, you shouldn't need anything. And quite a bit of what mentalists do concerns the details of how and what we say to convey the impression that we know.
This series is an exploration of those techniques and contains material that is fresh, updated, and reprinted. Each lesson contains so much information that I'm certain that even the most seasoned pros will find something they will be excited to use. And at $20 a lesson, this is a bargain. I've seen (and admittedly published) e-books that sell for much more and contain much less than these.
Like any anthology of ideas and effects, not every included item will be to one's liking, but that is hardly a criticism. To me, this series is like a good movie or book.
The more I revisit the works, the more I get. The first time through I picked out the nuggets that I really liked. I've read a few of these lessons twice now and found a few more ideas that I passed up the first time around.
I'm finding this to be a wonderful resource, which continues to grow (by the time you read this #7 may be out), and thus is my pick for the year's best.
Kenton was really on a roll this year. His products named KONTROL, SYMBOL READING AND REPROGRAMMING, and SIGNS OF INFLUENCE are all truly great products. However, the sheer amount of material in the MIND READING LESSONS made that product the one I chose as Kenton's main entry in the top ten, as mentioned above. But the other three also certainly belong in a comprehensive Best of 2009 list.
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