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Low Cost Hard Hitting Mentalism With Paul Brook Instant Download


Low Cost Hard Hitting Mentalism With Paul Brook Instant Download
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Paul Brook presents a two day course focusing exclusively low-cost mentalism that packs a punch. 

On the first day Paul will share with you five close-up mentalism routines that will wow the people you perform for yet won’t break the bank:

  • Sharprediction – After a drawing duplication the mentalist asks the participant to look at the pen she has just drawn with and printed on the barrel is the item she had just drawn. The pen can be kept by the participant. 
  • Copenhagen Cover-Up – Using just two business cards and a pen the participant goes on an imaginary journey with the performer only to find that the performer has predicted the exact locations that were freely chosen.
  • The Password Generator – Amazingly the participant correctly guesses the password that the performer has written down. An envelope, that has been visible at all times, is opened to reveal the participant’s private password written upon it.  
  • Don’t Be Alarmed – A participant is asked to think of a time in the morning that they think the performer wakes-up. In fact, they are asked to be minute specific. The performer’s phone is unlocked by the participant and the alarm time correctly matches their guess. The performer then looks the participant in the eyes and tells them what time they wake-up in the morning.
  • Mistress Memory – A person is shown two shapes inside each other and asked to memorise them. A photo is taken of the participant holding the drawing of the shapes for proof later. The performer now apparently uses hypnotic language to make the participant forget the shapes. After a few moments the participant is unable to correctly recall the shapes and has photographic evidence of their memory alteration.


Day two looks at cost effective stage and parlour effects that are great to perform as part of your set, or in the event of an emergency:

  • The Brook Test – An ungimmicked book is inspected by a participant and a word is selected from the book. The word is selected while the participant is holding the book and can be anywhere on the page, yet the performer is able to correctly guess the word.   
  • Monosemy – A paper ball is thrown around the audience and those that catch it are asked to shout out letters of the alphabet as the performer writes them down. Five are chosen from this selection by the audience and the audience try to find the largest word possible with those letters. The ball of paper that was thrown around the audience is opened to reveal that exact word. 
  • The Shortest Story – A prediction is given to a member of the audience to hold and three audience members join the performer on stage. On a pad of paper there is a well-known film broken down to just three sentences, each sentence has a missing word represented by a blank space. The participants on stage each choose a word for the missing spaces and are encouraged to generate a ludicrous and non-sense outcome. Despite this, the prediction is opened and contains a hand-drawn movie poster matching their choices.   
  • Authentication – They say a strong password requires two random words and a number. Three empty envelopes are inspected by a member of the audience and then displayed on stage. The envelopes have the ‘First Word’, ‘Second Word’ and ‘Number’ written on them. The performer writes something down on a piece of paper and inserts it into each envelope. The audience generates a password based on two random words and a number and when the envelopes are opened the contents perfectly match the password.
  • Connecting the Dots – An audience member randomly places around thirty dots on a sheet of paper and another audience member numbers them randomly. Another audience member is asked to connect any ten dots in number sequence and to look at this shape and create a drawing based on this shape. Once this is done the participant concentrates towards the performer who perfectly draws the randomly thought of image.

Along the way many tips, tricks and subtleties will be shared that will help you to revolutionise your mentalism performances. Leave your pipe-dreams at the door and let’s get serious.

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Customer Reviews

Peter Rees

Another winner from the Academy. Both days were excellent in terms of the effects presented, but also the wealth of added tips, ideas and background, which could all be widely applied. Lots of excellent practical worker effects. I'm transcribing the steps of each effect and the summary narrative, which Ill then tune to my own presentation style and secret persona :-) A great course. Thank you.

Steve Lobley

Great workable material. Powerful, but easy to prepare for. Clear and concise instruction. Great job Paul.

Steve Black

Hard to believe but Day 2 is better than Day 1 . Just fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!

Jason Dicks

Day 2, only 2 effects in so far but some excellent tips on book tests and a prediction effect with a confabulation feel. Part of the gold in these Live events is the chat after the effect has been shown. I now watch with a note pad and write everything down as I watch.

Chris Morrison

I'm watching this course live and we are only three routines in and I've already got my money's worth. Seriously. Paul's thinking is simply brilliant! His subtle tips alone are absolute gems - and even his explanations are entertaining. Very much looking forward to the remainder of this two-day course and all that Paul has to offer. Thank you to Paul, Peter, Jamie, and Sarah! Love it!

James Scott

This is the first Alakazam Academy Course that I have been able to attend live. And I am so glad I did! Not only was I able to learn hard-hitting mentalism effects in real time, I was also able to get immediate answers to my questions and feedback on my comments. As a full-time performing mentalist, I am very picky when it comes to adding routines to my repertoire. Paul's material is polished, logical, and well thought out. It is obvious he is a true professional, and a brilliant creator and performer. I will certainly be adding several of the effects and ideas from this course to my performances. Thank you, Paul, for sharing your genius!

Richard Morrell

You know it is going to be a good night when the first effect is worth the price of the academy, so simple and a low cost addition to a routine you already do. Paul's thinking behind his routines shows how much he works, and this really is low cost but hard hitting, with minimal props for maximum effect.

Sam L

Having been a fan of Paul's for getting onto a decade I had to be involved in this lecture. Pauls past work is truly ground breaking. I perform lots of Pauls material and the work in this course is no different. These routines will be going straight into my repertoire. Great solid routines that work and get great reactions. Pure fun mentalism.

Steve Smith

Another great start by Paul Brook for this Academy. As always, the real gems come from the nuggets of information that often take the basic effect to another level. All of which are clearly explained by Paul. It's the strength of the Academy format that allows this.

Steve Black

Having attended the first Paul Brook course I knew this would be fantastic, and it is !! The routines are superb and the tips inspirational. Will definitely be using this material. Production values superb as usual. Another quality Alakazam product. Looking forward tomorrow !!

Richard Groom

Another great Academy from Paul Brook. Great effects that can be assembled for pennies. It all feels very pure and back to basics eschewing expensive gimmicks. Great real world working advice that everyone recognises as the real gold in these Academys. Great job all round guys.

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