Secrets of Stage Mindreading

By: Ormond McGill


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Size: 234mm x 156mm
Pages : 208
ISBN : 9781904424017
Format: Paperback
Published: March 2003

‘The most beautiful and profound thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.’ – Albert Einstein.

Mindreading is the popular showbiz term for telepathic demonstrations or extrasensory perception. Today it’s entertainment, but the future may find it a form of everyday communication. Including authentic background information on recorded telepathy demonstrations and objective evidence of mindreading as a psychological phenomenon, Ormond McGill offers his readers the opportunity to practice and hone their own natural telepathic abilities.

Chapters include:

  • Proof of telepathy
  • Telepathic control of movements
  • Oriental telepathy techniques
  • Silent psychic influence
  • Developing body awareness
  • Designing your mindreading show
  • Intimate mindreading experiments

The companion to this volume, The New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism (click here to view this title) has already become known as ‘the bible’ for stage hypnotists.

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Ormond McGill

Ormond McGill was known as The Dean of American Hypnotists. He was a magician and hypnotist of international renown, and toured many parts of the world with his exciting stage shows: East Indian Miracles, The Seance of Wonders, Real Mental Magic, South Sea Island Magic and The Concert of Hypnotism, to name but a few. Ormond McGill was also a naturalist of prominence, his contributions to entomology and conchology being well known in those fields.


  1. A companion to his New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism, which had started thousands on careers as stage hypnotists. Study of this new book and practice of the techniques could possibly start thousands more on careers as stage mindreaders.
  2. A spectacular piece of work... You will find this book to be an exciting and fascinating volume of enormous mental experiments that will enthrall your audiences over and over again.
  3. Ormond McGill was in Australia in 1990 and I well remember attending the three day course he conducted and being entertained on the Saturday night with a Magic and Hypnosis show he presented.

    McGill is a prolific writer who shares his vast knowledge on a wide range of subjects with the main focus on Magic and Hypnotism. “Ormond McGill is also a naturalist of prominence, his contributions in entomology and conchology being well known in these fields.”

    Here is a book that is fascinating in every way. The first part of the book covers the historical, documented experiments conducted in the late 1800's on mind reading. “Psychic channel connection” is discussed, exercises are given for practising and McGill says “Time and space are non existent in the realm of thought. And never look upon telepathy as being something mystical. It may be supernormal, but it's most certainly not supernatural.”

    Development exercises on Mindreading are explained, show routines are shared and the goal is to produce a “Great Show”, with the encouraging words “Practice! Practice! Practice!” urging the reader on.

    As Hypnotherapists, we “dance” with our clients when in rapport. We observe subtle signals displayed by our clients and having considered the content of this book, I see the relevance of developing a finer attunement and if it is called “Mindreading”, so be it.
  4. This book came as a surprise as a lot of the material I was familiar with through studying complementary health practices and investigating eastern philosophy. I had never considered the techniques recommended, such as crystal ball gazing, colour ladder being used to access “higher mental” powers. The book introduces the reader to techniques that allow one to access intuitive powers and ability to read body language with ease. There are some great examples on different techniques which allows a reader interested in developing mind power and mind reading to pick and choose. They all require practice and a great friend with which to practice them with ” however they are certainly a great way to create an interest in your work ” even if it isn't hypnotism.

    The book further on introduces how an individual can use this material as a business for stage use. This is always useful and offers value over and above learning techniques of mind reading.

    This book is recommended for those who wish to become better presenters of the art and science of hypnotism through mind reading, however it is also a great book for those who wish to develop something that will make them stand out from the crowd as a business tool.

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