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CORINDAS STEP ELEVEN of

Question and Answer (Readings)


THE THIRTEEN STEPS TO MENTALISM PUBLISHED IN PARTS at 10/- each

STEP ONE

- SWAMI GIMMICK - PENCIL, LIP, SOUND, TOUCH & MUSCLE READING THREB - MNEMONICS & MENTAL SYSTEMS - PREDICTIONS FOUR FIVE - BLINDFOLDS & X-RAY EYES SIX - BILLETS - BOOK TESTS & SUPPLEMENT SEVEN - TWO PERSON TELEPATHY EIGHT - MEDIUMISTIC STUNTS NINE - CARD TRICKS TEN - QUESTION & ANSWER (READINGS) ELEVEN - PUBLICITY STUNTS TWELVE THIRTEEN - PATTER & PRESENTATION

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QUESTION AND ANSWER (READINQS) BY

STEP ELEVEN IN CORINDA'S SERIES :—

"THIRTEEN STEPS TO MENTALISM" COPYRIGHT FULLY RESERVED CORINDA'S MAGIC STUDIO. 65 MORTIMER ST.. LONDON. W.I. ENGLAND 1959


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STEP ELEVEN in CORINDA'S SERIES " THIRTEEN STEPS TO MENTALISM " QUESTION AND ANSWER (READINGS)

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

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Page 339

TABLE OF PROBABILITIES

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PART ONE DEALING WITH QUESTIONS K N O W N

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REFERENCE TO TECHNIQUE IN OTHER

344 . 344

How TO GET INFORMATION ALCOHOL AND CHEMICALS . .

STEPS

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LIGHT..

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THE WINDOW ENVELOPE

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THE RECORD CARD . .

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STOOGES AND PLANTS

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346

SWITCHING OF ENVELOPES . .

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H o w TO CONVEY INFORMATION

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348 HAND ROLLERS

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THE C L I P BOARD

PENCILLED SLATE

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CIGARETTE HOLDER . .

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THE THUMBNAIL

WATCHFACE . .

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ROLLER ON MICROPHONE

OTHER METHODS TO CONVEY I N FORMATION .. ..349 ANSWERING QUESTIONS THAT ARE K N °WN •• . . 350 ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM PLATFORM

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T H E U S E OF INFERENCE

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SUMMARY, PRIVATE READINGS

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SELECTION OF QUFSTIONS TO USE . USE OF FLATTERY

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SURE FIRE PREDICTIONS

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CATCH QUESTIONS

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SUMMARY PLATFORM READINGS

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349 . 350 352 354 355

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PART TWO DEALING KNOWN

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QUESTIONS

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UN..

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OBJECTIVES OF COLD READING

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USE OF THE VOICE

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358

PUTTING TWO AND T W O TOGFTHER

357

MISDIRECTING ATTENTION BY TALK

359

THE IMPORTANCE OF TIMING

359

CONCLUSION . .

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OBSERVATION OF DETAIL

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INTRODUCTION Millions of pounds and dollars have been made by people who have acquired the knack of telling others what they want to know. Mindreaders and Mediums have spent a lot of time and study on the psychology of answering questions that are put to them by members of the public, who, supposing that the mindreader is gifted with some divine insight, presume he has the ability to foretell the future and see the past and present. It is possible to tell the future and see the past and present! What is more, anybody who cares to do so—can do so; the qualifications required are few although their application may be harder than one might at first suppose. In order that you may consider time in a person's life, thereby providing the means to answer a question, you require experience of life, which we shall call worldliness, you must be skilled in observation of detail and you need a good memory along with the mentalist's best friend—the ability to talk. Armed with these few qualifications, you are a powerful person. You can deal with people and what is equally as important, people want to deal with you! Shall we consider why there has ever been a demand for people who can answer questions ? If we understand why the questions are asked, we understand what sort of reply must be given—and that is a most important thing to bear in mind at all times. Starting at the beginning; when we are troubled with our health, we go to a doctor because we know he can answer our questions. Likewise, in a problem of law, we go to a solicitor. With all our material problems we find someone somewhere who is qualified to render advice—but when we step outside the material and find we are troubled with the intangible—whom then do we consult ? Who is best qualified to deal with indecision, uncertainty, doubt, fear and hope and any of the emotional twists of our human make-up ? A clever man knows that half his trouble is solved when he finds out what the problem is—so who do you go to when you are troubled and cannot pin-point anything or anybody with the blame ? Some people go to mediums, some go to mindreaders and some go mad! Others find their answers elsewhere but we are concerned with those who go to mindreaders. Most people who seriously ask our mindreader to render his professional advice, do so because they hope (and occasionally believe) that his unusual abilities give him something the others have not got. In the first place they presume he has something more than others because in general, the approach to the interview is something quite extraordinary; in fact, considered in cold daylight, it is more than extraordinary—it is absurd. The character with a problem wants to come up to our mindreader and sit in front of him with perhaps three words of greeting. From then on (in theory) our gifted seer reveals past, present and future, states facts right, left and centre and ends up with the perfect answer to all problems! It is not so—that's what they want and that's what they think they get—but by half a million miles it is not so. Very shortly, we shall see what diabolical deceit is used to make something so hard—seem so simple; it is the art of giving answers to questions. To boil it down to a few words, when someone asks you a question there are TWO replies you can give. There is that which they want to happen, and there is that which they do not want to happen. If you tell them the first, they will believe in you and like you. If you tell them the second they will doubt you and dislike you. It's as simple as that, or is it? 339


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