"A wonderful compilation of easy-to-perform, direct effects. It is easy to see that these have indeed been used in real time situations and not just a series of pipe dreams. Not only that, they get one's own creative juices flowing."
"Kudos to Dennis for putting the emphasis on classical routines. Like a good gourmet chef, Dennis has achieved momentum in cooking up powerful, hard-hitting, high-pact mentalism routines."
- Neal Scryer
"I'm really impressed by Dennis Hermanzo's new book, Mentalized! In this work, you will find new takes on well-known principles. These routines are very well staged and of big entertainment value!"
- Luca Volpe
"In his second book, Dennis has adapted further brilliant principles from some of the best in our community. Mentalized is a beautifully produced and illustrated large-size book, with practical, creative, and diabolical material that you will easily fit to your own style of performing. Not only is this a great addition to any discerning mystery performer's library, but one that you will likely find yourself referring back to."
- Steve Drury (Co-Founder of PSYCRETS British Society of Mystery Entertainers)
If you are a mentalist who loves fancy gimmicks - new groundbreaking principles or sleights - this book is not for you! But, if you want a book for mentalists that is practical and features audience-tested material-this is it!
Mentalized features 16 powerful routines all based on classical principles in mentalism. No pipe dreams here! No expensive apparatus needed. All easy to carry. Simple yet powerful effects. Everyday items used. Strong personal and direct effects. This stuff will hit your audience hard!
Learn to use verbal intelligence to achieve minor miracles with a minimum of props. This book includes effects/routines for stage and close-up alike with: blindfolds, predictions, telepathy, intuition, mind control, a killer addition to any book test, and two effects containing roses that will produce a deep, emotional impact on your female audience members. Dennis's versions of how equivoque should be done, routines where the mentalist apparently is in danger and where the spectator makes all the choices (yet the performer is in no danger at all). All in classical mentalism style. All the routines featured within provide clear instructions and understanding of what is needed (the set-up and execution, etc.).
You also get some small essays about Dennis's views on mentalism and what to do before, after and when you hit the stage!
Here are the chapters in the book: