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The Real Sherlock Holmes: The Mysterious Methods and Curious History of a True Mental Specialist [Paperback]

Joe Riggs
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28 Jun 2012
What if you could spot deception instantly and see through people like Sherlock Holmes? After having been raised by professional psychic readers, Joe Riggs left all that behind to become the internationally acclaimed Mentalist, Psychological Performer and Consultant that he is today. In this brief yet extremely powerful book, Joe Riggs will not only teach you the hidden methods employed by psychic readers everywhere; he will also teach you some of the most powerful techniques in the art of Mentalism. Joe Riggs has been repeatedly hailed by the press as "The Man Who Knows Too Much" as well as "The Real Sherlock Holmes." His uncanny ability to gather a literal wealth of information from a person in seconds is legendary. Get ready to see everyone and everything in a way you never thought possible. These skills and techniques will catapult you into the world of literal mind reading and mental acuity.

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  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: MX Publishing (28 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780922620
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780922621
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 522,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For the past 10 years, Joe Riggs has been dazzling audiences with his own unique style of cutting edge, mind-altering, psychological entertainment. In fact, he has staked out his own space: The World of Joe Riggs. At only thirty-two years old, Joe is already an internationally acclaimed Mentalist, Hypnotist, Lecturer, and Consultant; currently based in the West Palm Beach area. Whether he's performing for entertainment, motivational, or educational purposes; Joe's singularly exclusive brand of Mentalism entails his adept use of: Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), suggestion, as well as his highly developed mental acuity and eidetic [ahy-det-ik] memory. Having mastered the combination of these and a plethora of other higher-order thinking skills, Joe possesses an absolutely uncanny skillset of deductive, as well as intuitive, powers. To say this riveting performer is unique would be a drastic understatement. Despite his noble humility, he truly appears to be omniscient, perhaps even omnipotent. Then again, that is his job.

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Have you ever wanted to think like Sherlock Holmes? Have you wondered how that "mind palace" or "memory attic" works which has recently been mentioned in Sherlock BBC's "Hounds of Baskerville", and which Doyle wrote of in "A Study in Scarlet"? Have you been impressed by the great detective's deductive powers and been envious of his abilities? Joe Riggs, who is sometimes called the "real Sherlock Holmes," has written a book to show us how we can do it, too. "It's time to learn some wonderfully mental things," he writes; and this is what the book offers us. It is a wonderful guide working with Riggs's own experiences, scientific discoveries and logical explanations in a way which is not at all patronising, but helpfully suggesting how we can become more aware, healthy and perceptible of our surroundings. Appealing to the reader, Riggs promises that everyone who finishes the book will be surprised by what they can achieve; and believe it or not, it is not an empty promise. Joe Riggs explains to us which devices he uses "as a Mentalist that can expand your mind-power, super charge your memory, heighten your deductive and observational powers, and transform the way you think." Yes, he offers tips how to build our very own mind palace and how to easily memorise large numbers ... or our shopping list. In addition, he explains how to read people by becoming aware of the mechanics of non-verbal communication. Remember Doctor Lightman in "Lie to Me"? Yes, that is exactly what we are talking about here; only that Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Lightman are fictional characters, whereas their techniques are very real and, let's face it, very cool. - The Baker Street Babes

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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You buy a book by someone called 'The Real Sherlock Holmes' who clearly has a lot to live up to with such a grand title. Yet the answer to the question 'does it live up to it?' Oh my god yes!! Over and over again! What is provided within these pages is an exquisite insight into the mind of a mental specialist! It quickly becomes apparent by the knowledge that is imparted within this book that a specialist is precisely what he is! Each chapter does exactly as it says it does, tells you precisely what to do and how to do it yet in such a way as to not over face you or overwhelm you in any way. It is done in such a way so you are never put off by the outlined work within each chapter. I would like to make a particular note of the chapter regarding the science of deduction, the magnitude of the wisdom you the reader receives for the mere pittance of the asking price is outstanding. Covered concepts such as observation and deduction via self annihilation and the suppressing of emotions to allow clear reasoning are just magnificent. I personally have had the rare pleasure (as it is I live on a different continent) to have Joe demonstrate his Sherlock worthy deductive skills for me. Watching these skills be performed in front of you is truly phenomenal! The best part is that they are all in this wonderful book! I showed him around my living room for less than TEN seconds via my laptop's webcam, He then proceeded to deduce nearly my entire life story in unimaginable detail! Do yourself a favor and if you want to know how to think like or begin to build your mind like Sherlock Holmes then buy this book! NOW!!!!!
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A great book covering a huge amount of information about mentalism, in a quick easy to read style. A great starting point for anyone looking to delve into this fascinating arena and a good refresher for those that have delved before. I like the way the book has been compiled to incorporate a wide variety of subjects which are often not put together in other books. For example I have read about memory palace in other books but Joe covers issues such as nutritional boosters to memory too! A very practical book giving the reader exercises to start practicing immediately with instant results as well as tips on how to expand and develop the skills with further practice and reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book! 17 Dec 2013
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A real find to lovers of Sherlock Holmes and his diabolical way of thinking! Joe Riggs is a master of deductive reasoning - using his well honed skills he can deduce a persons history within minutes o meeting them, tell what has gone on in what appears to be an empty room but which screams at him with clues and insights so meaningful it would seem to the untrained eye that Joe was some kind of super psychic - But no, these are down to earth real and learnable skills that can enhance your everyday life and interaction beyond what you could imagine!.

The layout takes you step - by - step through the skills building as you progress through the book - these include in-depth understanding of a persons wants and needs through cold reading skills to remembering what you have seem moments before with enhanced memory skills....

All in all, this is an enjoyable ride through the mind of a modern day Holmes - Highly recommended!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Real Sherlock Holmes: 6 Nov 2012
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Very simplistic and sorry to say it is pretty poor. It doesn't have much to do with Sherlock Holmes, it is more to do with the person that wrote it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Real Sherlock Holmes? Not really 5 July 2012
It is not the first time a reviewer has gone back through and had a different opinion on something. Having done just that with this book I must adjust my review and apologies for getting it wrong the first time. Joe Riggs is not the real sherlock holmes. The Real Sherlock Holmes is an average book full of average details. There are other books that are more in-depth and worth your time. The book is more of an outline with some interesting facts and use Holmes's name just to sell. But truth be told the only reason the book is worth it is that the proceeds go to the Undershaw Preservation Trust. If it wasn't for that I wouldn't have got this book. As one of the other reviewers stated: the book is a con. Well, I think I agree with them.
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