It's Suggestion (Download)
Named As Top 10 Best Mentalism Product of 2013
"What do metal bending, card influence, diamond productions, the Acid Test for mentalism, and symbolism in stage directions have in common? THIS." - Kenton Knepper
"SOOOO underpriced! Gold is much higher elsewhere." - Trent Rentsch
"Kenton Knepper's It's Suggestion is one of the best works he has ever produced. He forces the reader to look beyond meaningless performances and makes us look at the importance of suggestion in our work as mentalists. I have produced a few works with Kenton over the years and I am proud of those collaborations. Even so, I consider myself his student and when a work like this comes along it changes the way I approach my work." - Richard Tenace
Kenton calls this one of his most important works to date.
Do we really need to say anything more?
Kenton teaches that suggestion isn't just a term for NLP, hypnosis or any of the usual perceptions made popular by others today.
Kenton's original teaching about suggestion will open your eyes, mind, perceptions, tricks and performances to entirely new levels of power and influence.
Important: This is NOT "hypnosis" NOT "NLP" NOT most of the usual stuff thrown to mentalists and magicians today. This is an approach to suggestion as only the Master can teach it. And if we are all very lucky, this is just the beginning of a series.
In this important work you will learn:
* Suggestion As Mindset, Environment and Personal Atmosphere
* Suggestion As Character
* Props As Suggestion
* Stage Areas and Movement As Secret Suggestions and Meaning
Plus Effects As Diverse As They Are Ingenious:
* A Gem Of A Suggestion in which Kenton explains and completely exposes how making giant diamonds or gems appear with sleight of hand is mostly by SUGGESTION not physical work.
* Force of Suggestion:
A card prediction that rivals Kenton's own "Suggestion Prediction Deck" but with entirely different working and handling.
A deck is fairly shuffled faces out in an overhand shuffle. This is a real shuffle, and you may shuffle many times. If you are so inclined, you may fan the cards casually too.
A participant or the performer deals cards fairly onto a table, and legitimately stops wherever they wish. The cards immediately before, after, and at random spots throughout the dealt cards and deck are shown to all be entirely different from this chosen card. The cards may again be shuffled openly, faces outward, and fanned.
In this most incredibly fair manner, the participant opens the prediction that has been in full view from the start. The performer has influenced the participant to stop on the very card predicted.
* The Acid Test
Kenton's second-to-last closing effect that he has done since his earliest years in mentalism, now finally exposed and explained in detail.
The mentalist predicts ahead of time which vial of five or more contains acid, and which others contain water. If the mentalist is wrong, the mentalist dies. Talk about being sure of yourself.
Naturally the performer is always correct. The working is mostly strong suggestion, and a couple of very simple secrets that have been making this powerful routine a highly emotional one for decades.
You WILL be able to do this, and do this safely, without special other chemicals, or anything other than materials you can get at any science or medical supply, Amazon.com, or what you have around your home.
* Bent Thought
Kenton has never revealed the full secret to this bit of metal bending from Kenton's decades of bending work until now. With the exceptions a two students who have permission to perform Kenton's full stage bending act, no one else have been taught the real work here on this bit of close-up impossible-to-bend silverware bit until now.
There is more suggestion than anyone ever imagined to this...and soon you will find out just how true that is.
All of this is just a taste of what is contained in this remarkable work. You will learn a mix of mentalism and magic, but what is most important is what you will learn about the real power and secrets of suggestion.
This is the first part of a likely series to be released by Kenton over the years. You will want to get this now at this introductory price while you can.
If you have been waiting for the next big push in mentalism and magic, here it is.
Join Kenton in learning the real inner secrets of suggestion, the very things no one else would think to teach, or dare to teach.
70 pages of insights that will blow your mind, change your thinking, challenge what you do, and teach you how to use your tools as secret powers, when you didn't even know you had them.
In an instantly available PDF eBook, zipped for quick download.
We HIGHLY SUGGEST you get this now. You will soon see why for yourself. Be prepared for everything to change in magic and mentalism again.
REVIEW FOR KENTON'S "IT'S SUGGESTION":
JHEFF’S GUIDE (www.marketplaceofthemind.com)
WHAT IT IS:
E-Book, 73 pages
HOW ACCURATE OR COMPLETE THE BLURB IS:
Accurate or nearly accurate and complete.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED THAT YOU NEED OR NEED TO KNOW: Though suggestion is an important part of NLP, this is NOT the type of suggestion that this work is largely about.
In this important work, which will hopefully will not be overlooked, Kenton explores the concept that everything we do and say during a performance gives suggestions to the audience. Highly recommended for all mentalists.
Most know that Kenton Knepper made a name for himself taking the most important aspects of NLP that can apply to the magical arts and making them accessible and understandable to performers. But, despite that NLP also involves suggestion, that's NOT what this is about.
In fact, this work, which looks to be the first of a series, may be far more important to the mystery worker than WONDER WORDS.
Simply, Kenton explores the concept that everything we do and say during a performance gives suggestions to the audience. The suggestions made by what we say, by how we behave on stage, by the way we dress, by where we stand on the stage, by how we hold our props, and by the props we choose to use are just some of the invaluable subleties explored. In short, it will take you on a incredible journey that will make you re-examine your act.
The first thirty-seven pages focus on the important concepts. This is the meat of the book and probably should be read and re-read multiple times. Personally, I found the section the suggestions of staging to be new to me and something I'm certainly going to re-examine in my work and pay more attention to when creating newer routines for my repertoire.
The remaining pages explore effects and give examples of the concepts Kenton speaks about. As with the majority of Kenton's work, these examples are not exclusively mentalism routines. In this, most aren't, actually. But the included routines, though quite good, aren't the point. They merely serve to illustrate and be examples for the subtleties described in this work. That's what one should focus on when reading these effects.
If there's any one concern I'd mention is that Kenton states that it is very important to act natural and so I wish he would have included a variety of acting exercises to help readers to do just that. I've always preached that performers really create a version of themselves for the stage and so one must learn how to convey that fictional persona naturally. It's one of those concepts that is "easier said than done." Any exercises to learn to do that should help immeasurably to any performer.
I don't think it would come as any surprise to say that I think this is highly recommended to all levels of mentalists.
Very experienced professionals may already know most of what Kenton talks about here, but I should think that there would be some nuggets to find. And, should Kenton continue the series which I think he's planning on doing, there will be more to come.
NAMED TOP 10 BEST MENTALISM PRODUCTS OF 2013
IT'S SUGGESTION - Kenton Knepper
As usual, Kenton has released a bunch of great items and, natch, they vary in subject. This year, he's included such items as SUBLIMINAL KENTONISM, EYE ATTEST, and TAROT WITHOUT MEMORY.
But then, at the end of the year, he released a work with a title that won't get a lot of folk excited, will probably be largely overlooked by the mentalism community, and is arguably the best and most important work he's written in years.
IT'S SUGGESTION is NOT about what many think it may be about. It's not about controlling participants or NLP, both of which are subjects that Kenton is known for. No, it's simply about the things we do that suggest certain things to audience and how powerful those suggestions are. A costume, a prop, or the way one stands on a stage will all suggest specific and important things to an audience.
And it is these very nuances that every professional must learn, understand, and use.
I certainly hope Kenton turns this into a series, because this volume is more than a must-have. Simply, it's essential to the mystery worker.
Top 10 Mentalism Product of 2013
And a customer responds to this award as follows:
"I agree. It's Suggestion by Kenton Knepper is one of the best books I have read this year. For the price you are getting so much more than you think. In an age of 300 $ ebooks filled with fantasy, this is a real gem and probably missed by most people. It won't be a book you skim through for tricks and methods, but like all true knowledge you absorb it over time." - Anthony Guido
It's Suggestion Video Talk by Kenton Knepper 2013, Las Vegas, McBride Magic and Meaning
itssuggestion.zip (74.23 MB)
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