Hellstromism by Robert A. Nelson


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We acquired this from an old magician’s estate purchase. Good pre-owned condition. Copyright 1972 by Michael P. Hades; 25 pages; spiral bound.

The first and only true explanation of the miraculous feats of the late Axel Hellstrom, mindreader supreme … the man who baffled many of the world’s most scientific and magical minds. A topic of conversation wherever presented.

Magicians, students of the occult, psychic entertainers, scientists and profound thinkers alike have long sought … THE TRUE SECRET OF GENUINE MIND READING.

No gimmicks. No stooges. No electronics. No mirrors. Nothing prearranged.

Any time, any place, with any group of honest, sincere spectators, the psychic entertainer allows the spectators to merely think of certain actions – mental commands – which he promptly performs. A few of the possible tests:

To find hidden objects
To deliver sealed messages to an unknown addressee
To obey mental commands such as ‘take Mr. A’s handkerchief and place it on Megan’s head’
To unscrew an electric bulb and place it in the refrigerator
To turn out the lights
To remove John’s shoe, untie and remove the laces, then tie them around another spectator’s wrist
To locate the performer’s check that is hidden somewhere in the audience
Etc., etc.

Thousands of similar tests are possible. And let us remind you that the actions to be performed are known only to the subject. They are not written down or confided to anyone in advance. This superb dual effect does not employ any stooges or confederates. It is strictly a one man presentation, and suitable for presentation under practically all circumstances. The performer is under complete control of the situation at all times. Can be performed under true test conditions.

Are you a Nelson collector? This was a feature title in the Nelson Enterprises catalog from 1935-1970. Now you can fill that missing spot in your collection.

Robert Nelson’s authoritative treatise on the life and sensational mind reading feats of Axel Hellstrom. A man who baffled many of the brightest scientific and magical minds of his time by single handedly taking this ability to incredible, new heights – so much so in fact, that for many magicians his name remains synonymous with “Contact” and “Non-Contact” Mind Reading – “Hellstromism!” Nelson, the long-time professional mentalist and mentalism/magic dealer, was personally coached by Hellstrom before the celebrated mindreader’s death and in this book; he painstakingly explains the inner workings of Hellstrom’s miracles. Every phase is covered in detail – from choosing and working with subjects to suggested performance routines. You’ll learn everything you need to know to begin developing your own abilities; as well as what is required to take your performance to the next level. This book is a truly informative and fascinating read; written by an expert who was sincere and passionate about the possibilities “Hellstromism” has to offer.