“Every time a mentalist
picks up a prop,
his price goes down.”
“Mentalism ain’t cheap, ain’t easy, ain’t for beginners.”
—Harris A. Solomon, 1956
(IBM President, 1960–61)
“We need the number of people who want to make great art
to outnumber the number of people who want to be famous.
Here you’ll find …
… an Excel spreadsheet for exploring and designing sequential stacks in the “Si Stebbins style”
… a printable practice form for constructing magic squares
… two simple, yet effective, (on-line) tools for learning and practising memorized deck stacks, from J. Cheng and Joe Williamson, plus a stand-alone app for Google’s Android OS, from “Claudio the Cardist”
… a fully fledged, free, Windows-based application for modelling & working with deck stacks, from Nick Pudar
… a programmable (on-line) application for the inveterate deck fiddler, allowing experimention with the effects of various deck manipulations on stack orders, from Allistair Crompton
… two construction tools for “branching/progressive anagrams”: the simple (Windows) classic from Peter Lipp, and a more specialized (on-line) one from Kevin M. Dunn
… two automated tools from mentalist Bart Nijs, one for simple forcing matrices (such as explained on this site), and one for the Jack London matrix force (used in numerous plots, beginning with London’s own “Almost Real Prediction”).
… a set of oracle-specific practice tools for readers (incorporating a clearly-defined context for each reading):
∴ Tarot Cards (complete pack) ∴
∴ Tarot Cards (trumps only) ∴
∴ Playing Cards ∴
∴ Psycards ∴
∴ Zener Symbols (3) ∴
∴ Zener Symbols (5) ∴
∴ Druid Sticks ∴
∴ Runes ∴
… an oracle-independent practice tool for readers, incorporating limited context (a different face for each reading), but highly-specific questions, from Adam Rubin.
Additional items will likely follow in time.