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5.0 out of 5 stars
Cold Reading - Mentalism - Magic Psychics & Hypnosis Style Fortune Telling Exposed, 6 Nov 2008
WOW - This book teaches you how to appear to be a genune psychic,
From Uri Geller Style Metal bending feats, through to hypnsotising animals this bok has it all.
It will teach how so called Psychic Clairvoyant Mediums perform their mirales and enable you to do the same!
Its is written from the quirky angle of an ex fake psychic who convinced the worlds media that he could read human belly buttons and dogs paws to tell peoples futures...
Other people have said this about the contents:
"The methods that Jonathan explains are both practical and professional and indeed for the modern publicity and success seeking Psychic
Entertainer they should prove invaluable! Royle made his name almost a household
word in the UK and in his book he generously reveals his bizarre and unique methods, for the very first time! I feel that all Mentalists,
Psychics and Hypnotists can learn much from his modern & pioneering approach!"
MR EDDIE BURKE - MENTALIST & HYPNOTIST
"Mr Royles suggestions, advice and routines are solid, practical and seem to be grounded in experience! Someone who tried this approach
would probably recoup their investment quite quickly and its true to say that Jonathan
Royle has used the techniques he reveals to garner an awful lot of Publicity"
MICHAEL CLOSE - MARKETPLACE SECTION
MAGIC MAGAZINE - JUNE 2002
If you are a Psychic Entertainer or Reader looking for something novel to add to your repertoire that will get you noticed then this is the
book for you! If you'd rather not get great advice on how to gather lots of Free Media
Publicity for your talents then bypass this book!
As far as readings is concerned you will learn about Belly Button Reading and Pet Paw Readings. His method of Belly Button Reading -
nicely named as Navel Gazing - is a case study of how to take a standard New Age
belief (such as Chakra Points) and turn them into a convincing, commercial and fun method of reading.
You may not take up Navel Gazing Yourself but you will certainly be inspired to come up with your own original reading methods. This is
also the first time I've seen mention of Psychic Healing in a text for Mentalist's and his
handling of it is something I find acceptable. You don't make any outrageous claims and what you do could well actually help people!
What's great in particular about this book is that it doesn't just give you some great "how tos" but also tells you WHAT to do with the
methods. You'll find out how he has successfully used his methods of Belly Button
Reading and Paw Reading for pets to regularly get on Radio, Television and to get lots of features in National Newspapers and Magazines.
As if learning how to read Belly Buttons and Dog's Paws isn't enough you also get a heap of stunts suitable for the Psychic Entertainer that
are practically guaranteed to get you noticed! Whilst some of them may not be
entirely original, Jonathan gives them an update and puts his own unique spin on them. Some of them are risky however and it has to be
said you'd need to be pretty sure of your aims to want to carry them out.
Where else would you find valuable information on publicity gaining gems as "Hosepipe Readings" or creating designer babies by
All in all, this is a valuable resource for anyone interested in gaining a reputation as a Psychic Wonder Worker - Royle's Cold Reading
methods are amazingly simple and yet uncannily effective & Powerful!
FINDLAY HOSIE - PROFESSIONAL PSYCHIC ENTERTAINER
Member of The Mentalist's Asylum - Yahoo Newsgroup
His knowledge emanates from the page, and enthuses the reader with new ideas, principles and concepts that would otherwise have not
The originality of thought that he injects into each stage of the courses he has written, means that any purchaser simply has to attempt
the techniques which are contained inside, to be assured of success.
He is a confident and calming tutor, you just know that whatever questions you may have will be answered within the body of his eminent
texts, and that your education will be a full and thorough one.
Jonathan clearly scribes, with detail and effort, in such a manner as to inspire and to give you that 'Eureka' moment. That's the moment
when, at last, you fully understand what has been eluding you and that has failed to be
taught to you, in some so-called 'manuals' on the subject.
Everything is written in a language, which we all can understand, and in a
manner which makes pleasant and stimulating reading. I would unreservedly recommend any Psychic and/or Hypnotic training product by
MIKE BARLOW - PORTRAYER PUBLISHERS