If you are looking to read minds, you need to awaken the mentalist abilities that are inherent in all of us. Those who are interested in exploring this skill usually wish to read the minds of others in order to predict others’ behavior as well as to be able to control direct or manipulate the thoughts and actions of others.
This is an ability that has existed from time immemorial. The first record of its occurrence is by an Italian in the 16th century called Girolamo Scotto. At that time it might have been simpler for him to be able to convince people in his town of his mental power.
Today, people are jaded; people believe more in materialistic sciences than in mental powers. Also, as all more information is available through electronic media, it is difficult to get people to believe in supernatural powers and encourage them to participate in mind reading events.
What is mind reading is all about?
When we talk about mind reading we usually do not mean actually reading another person’s mind. We mean the intuition that helps us understand what another person is feeling or is predisposed to.
We often ignore these intuitions and tend to wait for the other person to say what they want to say or what they are feeling. The art of mind reading allows one to perceive others in a more comprehensive manner.
When one opens up their mind and spirit and soaks in the energy and vibes that emanate from other individuals, they can understand the feelings of the person at a particular moment in time.
It is possible to read body language which offers nonverbal clues about what a person is feeling or the general attitude they have. Such information might not be offered by the person verbally or could be easily picked up before the person has opened his or her mouth.
What do mentalists do?
Mentalists use the power of mind reading to perform and enthrall their audience, which requires them to develop these skills to a great degree. They usually develop the following skills to a high degree:
Mentalists are good at picking up several clues about the nature of a person, their background and general attitude from their appearance, body language and other nonverbal clues or from the words they speak.
Power of suggestion
It is not enough for mentalists to simply read; they also learn how to guide people in a certain manner or to make them believe in certain things or ideas. This is also known as the art of misdirection.
Ability to build confidence
For those who are expert at reading minds, in order to be successful in doing so with strangers, it is imperative that the mentalist makes the other person open up, feel at ease or have trust in the mentalist.
With such ease a mentalist is able to make suggestions easier which are accepted more easily by their spectators or audience.
Understanding human psychology
Every successful mind reader needs to be aware of the basic nuances of human psychology and know how to apply them to their advantage.
These are some of the main characteristics that every mentalist has to possess in order to excel in mind reading.
Define your purpose
Mind reading can be for different purposes. You might want to read minds simply to understand people better. For that reason, you need to practice it in your everyday life.
One way of being able to predict what another person is thinking accurately is to be able to put yourself in the shoes of another person. Often our own judgment and beliefs cloud our reading of others.
You need to be able to mimic the other person or the environment he or she comes from. The more you are able to open your mind to possibilities, the better your mind reading abilities will become.
For those who want to perform mentalist tricks, it is necessary to combine the reading of others along with being able to carry out certain tricks in a confident manner.
The main point is to create a connection with the other person whose mind you are trying to read. The more you are able to establish a connection the easier it will be to read their mind.