This book will appeal to anyone who likes magic, hypnosis, "mind control," and similar subjects, which seem to have become very popular because of TV shows like Mind Control with Derren Brown.
I decided to review it because it appears to be the first book in this genre written for the general public, the alternatives being either very specific professional magic books, or e-books of dubious quality, with nothing else in between.
Mind Con5B3trol The Ultimate Revelation claims to reveal the secrets of 12 mind control demonstrations, including ones that have appeared on TV, but does it really deliver?
The first thing that I noticed was the authors writing style, which is clear, concise, and very easy to follow. This means that you only end up with 80 pages, but that's 80 pages of highly relevant content, instead of a much bigger book filled with irrelevant padding.
I guess this is how the publisher managed to keep the price at 7.99, which is excellent value for a book printed in full colour throughout, and on obviously very high quality paper.
Similar books often have difficulty translating the concepts themselves into words. This book however scores very highly on this point. It conveys the points concisely in plain English, the explanations are clear & easy to follow, and it is written in an entertaining, humorous style. I found myself sailing through the chapters without needing to backtrack or have a break.
It contains some very strong effects that I hadn't seen before, and also vastly expands the principles that I did know, creating an awe inspiring arsenal of Mind Control effects. This is one of the most impressive aspects of this book.
The cream on the cake is that it's been specifically written for the public, so you don't need to be a performer or have special equipment, you just read the book, learn the secrets, then start doing it.582
Don't think for one minute that this means the effects are weak, they have obviously been very carefully chosen & very well thought out, and are very powerful. The book really does reveal the secrets used by professional mind readers, mind control experts, & mentalists as claimed, even over delivering on some topics.
The book is a paperback, & as mentioned is printed in full colour throughout on high quality paper. The book actually feels very nice to handle.
So, back to my original question: "does it deliver?"
Yes it does, & in spades. I've read many books in this genre & this is one of my favourites because of the clarity of writing, quality of content, and the ease with which you can take the techniques from the printed page & into the real World.
This plus the low cover price of 7.99 mean that I give Mind Control, The Ultimate Revelation a very high recommendation & score of 9/10.
Negatives? I'm not keen on the cover design, but, of course, you should never judge a book by its cover.
The ISBN is 0955497108 and it is available from www.subliminalpersuasion.co.uk or Amazon.co.uk
John S Rogers - Hypnotist, Magician, Mind Control performerGreat Spiritual Movies