Super Mentality by Robert A. Nelson


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This came from an old magician’s estate purchase. Revised and enlarged edition. Copyright 1961; 39 pages; spiral bound. Interior pages are slightly toned from age but otherwise are clean without any markings. The covers have some light stains

Now you, too, can present an impromptu demonstration of super power memory. Do it any time, any place. A terrific publicity stunt!

From 10 to 100 articles are called out by spectators and memorized by the performer, in their proper sequence. The performer can call out the items in sequence, forward, then backward. The performer gives the number of any item in the list. If a number is called out, the performer can also call out the item at that position. Five (or more) dollar bills are submitted, spectators calling aloud the serial numbers. The performer immediately memorizes the numbers, which are later recalled in order.

The names of a large number of guests at a party or gathering can be instantly memorized at the first introduction. The performer may recall the guests’ names later in the evening, with perfect confidence. Technical or difficult words are memorized in a like manner. Cities, states, populations, streets, addresses and numbers are instantly catalogued in the mind, and can be recalled days later.

The Super-Mentality Publicity Tour: The performer walks several square blocks in a local city, memorizing the contents or general merchandise in every store window, repeating same at the conclusion of the walk in proper sequence.

Card Counting (Gambling) Demonstration: The performer is able to memorize the correct sequence of a borrowed, shuffled deck of playing cards, as the cards are called out by a spectator. The sequence is memorized forwards and backwards. A card may be named, and the performer is able to state its location from the top of the deck. Or a number may be called, and the performer is able to recall the card at this position. This is en excellent stage or club demonstration in itself.

All of these, and many more, feats are possible with Super-Mentality. This ebook teaches how to accurately and easily memorize (with very little effort). Any person of average intelligence can learn their first list of 20 words, and understand, apply and perform this feat, using the basic principles, within 30 minutes of reading the instructions. Your own mind is the only apparatus needed. No assistant needed — this is a legitimate, one-person demonstration.

Generations of mentalists have mastered super memory feats with the help of this concise, “how to” guide from Bob Nelson. In fact, even most contemporary memory systems are based upon Nelson’s work in this field. Imagine memorizing from one to 100 objects in rapid succession and then, naming them forward, backward or at any random position called out by the audience with incredible speed and accuracy. Once you understand how this process works, you’ll also be able to apply it to telephone numbers, serial numbers on bills and banknotes, addresses, licence numbers, peoples’ names, and more. In fact, in a special bonus supplement, Nelson even shows you how to memorize a full deck of shuffled playing cards and then name the exact card located at any position a spectator calls out – over and over again! Use Super Mentality as a feature effect for your show to prove your exceptional mental abilities or build an entire act around Nelson’s system and bill yourself as “The Man (or Woman) with the Photographic Mind.” Memory experts are always in big demand for corporate events, sales meetings, college campuses, and other lucrative venues.