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Arguably the most famous book on mentalism ever published. There is debate as to whether Tony Corinda actually wrote the 13 steps, with more than a passing rumour that both Jon Tremain and David Berglas had a hand in it. Irrespective of the controversy, the 13 Steps along with Annemanns "Practical Mental Magic" remains one of the essential books in every mentalists library. Originally published as 13 separate booklets and sold at Corinda's shop in London in the 60's, it is now more common to download it as one sizable book. Each of the steps covers a different technique that the master mentalist can use to devastating effect.
Hence the term given should only be applied to the variety of writers that project the lead actually under the nail—such as do exist.
It features reliability when working, fits comfortably and rigidly by virtue of 4. The addition of wings has to a large extent improved the old type of gimmick. The best are made of a fairly pliable metal which allows you to bend the gimmick to fit your thumbnail with exactness.
They should be flesh coloured or made of dull metal—not because they are liable to be seen by the audience, but because they will make you feel happier. The difficulty with this type is making new leads.
Described as The Band Writer. It is somewhat surprising how many magicians and mentalists are unaware that several writers exist that do not fit on the nail at all.
The Band Writ er is an example. Thi s is a pliable metal clip or band that fits on the ball of the thumb or any finger. The band is designed to hold a small tube into which fits the lead. This type suffers from lead breakage in use if you do not take care.
It would not be dangerous if you were proficient. The size is much larger than models already mentioned, but being flesh-coloured as it must be it is no more visible than a common thumbtip.
It does feature one asset over the rest of the family ; because of the clip arrangement, it may be fixed to all sorts of odd positions on the thumb and fingers.
Occasionally this may be of use as we shall see. This type is best for fixing on a toe to write on a card in your shoe—as may be done f or several good effects, and, funny as it may seem, is quite easy and very practical. Band Writers rarely have facility for replacement of the lead and whilst on this subject, be warned—never use a bandwriter that has the lead simply stuck to the clip.
Examine it and be sure it is mounted in a tube which goes through the clip holding same firmly in position. Described as the Overnail Writer. This model is not widely known but has been in existence for about twenty years. It fits only the thumbnail— and is very firm in use as it features three wings as supports.
Two go under the nail and one comes out over the top of the nail. It has a slight draw-back in that it cannot be quickly got into position or removed without considerable force. The leads can usually be replaced when exhausted. Swami Gimmicks. It is a small circular disc which has the lead mounted in the centre. The disc is prepared with an everlasting adhesative which sticks to the thumb or finger.
The principle of sticking lead to the finger has been used before, but at no time has a suitable holder been available until the researches of Mr. The Boon is practical both in size and working. It stays put when stuck on by virtue of continued pressure caused by writing or pressing the lead against paper. It does in fact become more firmly fixed as you progress. It is very easy to remove and there is no restriction as to the place of fixture.
Generally speaking it is used on the tip of the ball of the thumb and preparation for getting it on simply involves a quick lick of that part of your anatomy. It is not messy as those unacquainted might suppose. For general use there is no need for this type to be flesh coloured and although the leads can be replaced, its cheapness makes it an unnecessary task.
Described as The Thumbtip Nailwriter. As a magician you will be familiar with a thumbtip and probably with its use as a nailwriter. It is in fact an ordinary thumbtip with a lead mounted in the end for writing.
It is however a simple matter to get it on and off quickly. In truth, the Thumbtip Nailwriter is regarded more as a novelty than as a widely used Swami-type gimmick. Points to consider with All Types 1 Make a very careful examination of the construction of any Swami you intend to use. Be quite sure that when a tube is used to hold the lead—it is very firmly affixed to the clip part.
If need be, stick it into the tube with a good strong glue. If you press as though writing and it simply pushes the lead back into the tube, it is useless.
You must stick the lead in and seal the end of the tube with strong glue. Long before you go rushing off to show your friends a new field of miracles, you should get well acquainted with tools of the trade. Start off by forgetting all about effects and concerning yourself with the really important things: If you intend to 6.
If this cannot be done, you must steal it, magically speaking, just before you want to use it. It does not matter where you hide the gimmick as long as you can get at it without attracting attention and as long as it cannot get lost. It may be as well to mention here that a spare gimmick on your person gives you considerable confidence and accidents can always happen.
Other holdouts have be en fashioned with finger rings, pens where a special writer that writes in ink is used a rubber and so forth. These appliances are by no means essential but most have one useful feature. They enable you to see yourself fitting the gimmick on whereas putting it on in the pocket means you work by feel alone. A waistcoat pocket is quite good because it looks very natural when you stick BOTH thumbs in the pockets. One in each of course. I use my trouser pocket and have nothing else therein.
Fancy places have been suggested which no doubt appeal to the mind as clever, but are, more often than not, impractical. The lapel sounds clever because who would think you had a Swami Gimmick hidden behind your lapel?
And who the Devil knows you have one anyway? If you cannot use your pockets and it is not always convenient, put it on a chair or table and pick it up when you want it. A final suggestion that I have considered but not tried over any period—but think it suitable ; have the gimmick on the wrist watch strap then you may acquire it whilst looking at the time or winding the watch a bit.
It is perfectly natural which is what it should be. All this is recorded although it may well be taken for granted that you get the gimmick on secretly. However, I have seen many performers look as though they were having a manicure during the process of getting it off and on. You are excused a glimpse whilst getting it on—just to check all is in order—but getting it off is different.
Annemann had a suggestion for this and I have another. Weigh the odds in your favour.
Once you have acquired the art of ignoring the gimmick when you have it on, you may attend to the finer points of handling. We will suppose for the moment that you must write a number on a card.
In order to achieve this simple feat, you must have everything just so. The card should be of the right thickness—that is very important—then it must be of a certain size, which also matters considerably ; on top of this, the card must be held in the correct position during the writing process and last but not least, at no time must the audience suspect you have written right under their noses.
All points may be regarded as details, but I would prefer to consider each one a major operation if one chooses to progress to perfection. With very little trouble you can do it right and take no risks. The very best thing to use is an ordinary white visiting card of fairly thick texture—about double the thickness of common cartridge paper.
The thickness of the card recommended is such that when writing you have a substantial or rigid surface ; as would be quite different with paper. Even resting paper on a stiff rest is not as good since it involves holding too many things in one hand at once. The size recommended is such that it nicely covers the thumb or finger during the writing process and at the same time, is very easy to hold in the hand in the correct position.
You must take it that exceptions will occur. However, with or without exceptions, it is a wise policy to adopt one technique and stick to it. I recommend a thick white card of the size given and advise you to use the same thing all the time. Have a few of these cards blank both sides though, as sometimes you require two sides free. The best way to hold the card is naturally. Idiotically simple as that may sound it is quite a difficult thing 8 to do unless you train yourself.
A fault generally develops because you cannot forget that in a moment you must have the card in a certain position and then write on it. This you must do to be natural—you must forget and regard the card with the same indifference that you hold for the Swami —until the vital second when it is in use.
The easiest approach to this is to practice mir rorwise without the gimmick on—jus t practice holding, waving, passing from hand to hand and see what looks natural and what looks unnatural. An opening effect of mentalism ; I stand central facing the audience and point directly with the right hand which has a swami on the thumb at a person who is seated over to my right. The card 1 hold is held between the thumb and finger tips of the left hand—held in view without waving it like a Union Jack on Coronation Day.
Would you please stand for just a brief moment—thank you. He stands. Sir, will you please point to any member of the audience anywhere you like. Madam, the gentleman has pointed to you—he could have chosen anyone here tonight—but for some unknown reason he has asked you to take part—and all I ask you to do is to call out loud—very loud and clear please—the very first number that comes into your head—NOW!
Take this card please—read out loud everything that is written on it—thank you! You had better use your own name!
It is held in the writing position for the least possible time—immediately the work is done, the arm shoots out to full length—the card comes to the absolute fingertips—it is not even given a glance.
If the person to whom the card must be given is near to you—within reach, it is a good thing to hand it to them. You do this with your right hand and to hide the Swami Gimmick hold the card between the thumb and second finger and cover t he gimmick with t he tip of the first. It was originally published as thirteen smaller booklets as a course in mentalism and was later republished as a book  in The book is now considered by most magicians to be a classical text on mentalism.
The book describes various techniques used by mentalists to achieve what appear to be psychic phenomena such as telepathy , precognition , extra-sensory perception , telekinesis and the ability to communicate with the dead as a medium. The book has detailed information regarding cold reading , hot reading , the construction and use of such devices as the swami gimmick , billets , and billet pens.
Waters' Mind, Myth and Magick , it is considered [ by whom? Mentalists such as Derren Brown , [ citation needed ] Larry Becker ,  Lee Earle , [ citation needed ] Richard Osterlind [ citation needed ] and Banachek [ citation needed ] have relied upon Thirteen Steps To Mentalism for their own mental illusions.