Psi-Books Series: Volume 2 “Something from Nothing: A Guide to Cold Reading”

(available in German, Spanish, English & French)

ISBN: 3-00-014369-6

German Title: “Ex Nihil: Etwas von Nichts” – Translator: Philipp Messelken

French Title: “Ex Nihil: A Partir du Néant” – Translator: Valérie Doumergue

Spanish Title: “Ex Nihil: Nada de Algo” – Translator: Estaban Perez

“Something from Nothing” represents the first and only mentalism/magic title simultaneously printed in two languages (German and in English.) It is published by Manipulix Publishers of Lalling, Germany and has an excellent foreword by Germany’s foremost mentalist, Ted Lesley.

“Something from Nothing” explores the topic of cold reading/mind reading on a very practical level. The title was chosen to express the idea that the mentalist should be able to come on stage unaided and with nothing in hand and simply read a spectator’s mind. Many topics are explored including: performance philosophy, precognition, telepathy, body language, voice inflection, developing your own intuitive sense, deductive reasoning, cultural anthropology, muscle reading, equivoque, casual observations, contact mind reading, medical observations, charm, psychology forces and tarot card and horoscopy notes. “Something from Nothing” also comes with a large glossary of mentalist patter terms and an extensive mentalism bibliography and a collection of cold reading one-liners. “Something from Nothing” contains forty mentalism effects but is principally on magic and performance theory.

The retail cost is US$47.50 (35 euros.) If you have any purchasing questions about “Something from Nothing,” please direct them to the publisher at: Editorial and content questions may be directed to the author at:

Zauberhandlung Manipulix Publishers

Ahornweg 11, D 94551 Lalling, Germany

Tel: + 49 (0) 99 04 6 96

Fax: + 49 (0) 99 04 9 59

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