Mentalists are one of the most sought after entertainers in corporate industry. Many people are in love with the art of mentalism and they admire all the professional mentalists they get a chance to watch. But mentalism is one of that rare hobby where people not only just want to watch, but also want to learn how it is done. Following are some of the key points you should know before you pursue the mentalism.
Myth 1: Mentalism is a scientific or academic subject
Fact: Mentalism is not a scientific or academic subject, mentalism is a performing art just like dancing, music, singing etc
Myth 2: Mentalists need to have expert knowledge of body language reading, face reading etc.
Fact: Having the prior knowledge of body language reading is just added advantage in mentalism. Even if you don’t know anything about body language reading, you can still learn mentalism accurately and comfortably.
Myth 3: Learning mentalism requires many years of practice
Fact: No it doesn’t take long practice hours and doesn’t take several years to learn mentalism. Of course the practice is required to learn anything well. But you don’t need to burn yourself to practice mentalism. In fact, some of the mentalism acts can be accurately performed after a practice of few minutes.
Myth 4: Mentalists also need to do meditation to activate special spiritual energy
Fact: No, Mentalism has nothing to with meditation. Even if you never practiced meditation for a single minute in your life you can still be a great mentalist.
Myth 5: Mentalism is real mind reading
Fact: Not exactly, mentalists creates the perception among the audience that they can really read the minds, but in reality mentalists use deceptive processes, psychological hacks, clever wordings and tricks to do their mind readings. There is no real mind reading in mentalism
Myth 6: Mentalism is nothing but magic tricks
Fact: Magic tricks require several sleights of hand and some long and serious practice to be good at it. However, mentalism doesn’t require sleight of hand. Mentalism is mostly based on psychological tricks. Magic and Mentalism both are related, but from the audience’s point of view they are not same.
Myth 7: Mentalism is difficult to learn and perform accurately
Fact: Not at all, mentalism is very easy to learn. Once you learn the secrets of mentalism, your mentalism act won’t fail unless you do a silly mistake. All mentalism acts are ultimately are clever tricks which people can’t catch, anyone who knows its secrets and how to apply them can perform mentalism accurately with any kind of audience.
Myth 8: Mentalists don’t teach or share mentalism secrets with others
Fact: Well mentalists who just wish to be a performer may not be willing to teach mentalism to others, but other professional mentalists who wish to see the art of mentalism grow and become one of the mainstream entertainment choice would teach passionate people the art of mentalism and mindreading, so that more people can perform it and thus more people will be entertained and amazed at the mentalism and mindreading shows.
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