Classic Text on Readings
you've been in the mentalism and psychic entertainment community for
any length of time, you are probably aware that in the early 1990s,
there were primarily three main authors the aspiring psychic reader had
to study -- the "Big Three", so to speak -- Richard Webster,
Herb Dewey and Ron Martin.
Between these three thinkers, the very nature of psychic readings was
transformed (and some readers, as well, I would wager) and brought into
the modern era.
of the "Big Three" authorities on psychic readings, Ron Martin is
especially qualified to teach you everything you need to know about
readings, including the best way to prepare for a session, the right
things to say, and how to make a real impact on your clients. With over
30 years of experience as a reader, it's interesting to note that Ron
continues to work as a full-time professional, presenting both private
readings and public workshops, as well as entertaining at exclusive
high-end private parties.
talking with fellow readers, it's noteworthy that one single book is
often mentioned as being perhaps the most influential: Ron Martin's TAROT
READER'S NOTEBOOK. Although I'm only speaking for myself
here, I know many others who share my view that this book changed how I
presented Tarot readings to my clients. The curious thing is, however,
that the book isn't about the Tarot cards themselves, but how to
transform mediocre (perhaps even boring) Tarot readings into something
entirely meaningful and entertaining.
scope of the TAROT READER'S NOTEBOOK covers
everything from the moment the client sits down to long after the
reading is over . . . and everything in between. Ron reveals how to
turn a run-of-the-mill Tarot reading into a small theatrical
masterpiece, and explains in detail not only what to do, but all of the
psychological reasoning as well.
look at this partial listing of contents:
by Tony Razzano • Preface • Creating and Learning the Meanings of the
Cards • Various Card Designs • The El Cheapo Stage Setting • Music? •
Tip on Tips • Some Theorizing • Belief • I Am Not A Psychic. . .
Exactly • At the Table, Part One • Quick Philosophy Break • At The
Table, Part Two • Checking Questions • Flattery • A Few Sour Notes •
The Future Row • Overall Patterns • A Second Layout? • A Few More
Random Thoughts • Mechanical Magick • Psychological Magick • Cousin of
The Home Factor • Mood Drama • Philosophical and Psychological Stuff •
Useful Information Gained • Client Commitment and Involvement • Maybe
Psychometry • On Being A Psychic Expert, and Giving Advice • Listening
• The Client's Chair • Letting Them Know You're Listening • Reflections
• Pausing Before Reflections • Mirroring • Language Analysis and
Mirroring • The Most Magick Words Of All • Don't Forget Ears • Other
Language Clues • The Client's Need To Act • A Psychological System •
Real Advice • Meditation • Learning Your Lines • For the Mnemonically
Addicted • Emergency Psychometrics • General Lines • Specific Lines •
Personality Lines • Out-of-the-Blue Lines • What is it? • Their
Opposite • The Alphabet • Clues • Energy • Generating Energy • More
Clues • Color • Handwriting • Sign-In Sheet For Your Tarot Reading •
Still More Clues • Marital Difficulties • Clothes Clues • Bibliography
a LOT of information in this book, and it's all straight from a
recognized master of the art.
PRO SHOP Sneak Peek
to get a special "sneak peek" at TOC and an excerpt from the TAROT
READER'S NOTEBOOK. . .
problem. Although the focus of the TAROT READER'S NOTEBOOK is
on Tarot readings, a little bit of thought will reveal to you how to
apply Ron's ingenious techniques to any type of
reading system. The psychological and presentational principles taught
in this book work for every style of reading, which means that
regardless of the system you use, you will be able to improve the
effectiveness of your readings in a very short time.
if you've been thinking about taking the plunge and beginning to give
Tarot readings, you couldn't pick a better place to start. While Ron
doesn't cover the individual meanings of the cards, he does provide you
with a fully annotated list of books to learn from, and let's you know
which ones are worthwhile picking up (as well as which ones aren't!).
Ron's system for readings, you will be able to weave a magical spell by
hardly lifting a finger. However, if you really want to go the extra
mile and convince your clients and audience that there is something,
well . . . special about
you . . . that you really have "the goods" . . . Ron shares his special
bag of tricks that will leave no doubt in anyone's mind. You'll learn
about . . .
All-Purpose Box of Envelopes
• A No-Gimmick Question Discovery
• The Notebook
• Business Cards
• Pure Suggestion Magick
Bigger and Better
published 15 years ago, an authorized edition of the TAROT
READER'S NOTEBOOK has been difficult to obtain for some time
now. As you might imagine, when Ron decided to release the new edition,
he was eager to add all of the new ideas, tips and techniques he's come
up with since the original 137-page edition came out, and as a result
the new edition is considerably larger (it's now 206 pages!).
that, but the new and improved TAROT READER'S NOTEBOOK
now comes exclusively as an Adobe PDF e-book.
people will immediately recognize the main benefit of having the TAROT
READER'S NOTEBOOK in digital form . . . Searchability!
you want to find all of the references to the word "pendulum", for
example, all you have to do is enter the word into the Search field,
and Adobe Reader lists all occurances of the word, with the surrounding
context as well. Talk about a time-saver . . .
course, some people prefer the printed page over the computer screen,
and there's nothing to prevent them from printing out some or even all
of the book. Luckily, it's easy to print an Adobe document, either from
your own computer's printer or the nearest Kinko's.
there's another distinct advantage to a digital release . . .
Bonus Audio Interview
Preface to the TAROT READER'S NOTEBOOK, Ron writes
. . .
thing I find useful when I read an author's work is to flip to the
photo of the author inside the cover and read the paragraph or two
about the author. It gives me some idea of what kind of person this
information is coming from. It may have a bearing on how I evaluate
what is being said."
we'd finished the editing of the new edition, Ron and I spoke over the
phone, covering not only subjects from the book, but other material
that isn't in any of Ron's books.
like . . . his childhood experiences with Spiritualism . . . how he got
started in psychic fairs . . . how he runs them now . . . philosophical
insights into readings . . . plus a whole lot more.
great opportunity to hear someone with Ron's background and experience
-- it's just like if you were to pick up the phone and shoot the breeze
for an hour or so with one of the greatest thinkers in the field.
I had to choose one book that influenced me dramatically in my reading
career, it is the book that you have in your hands right now.
book changed my professional reading life from one that got several
readings a month for a few dollars each, to one that now has several
full length readings a week at a very high price per reading.
to that a few home parties a month and some corporate gigs, and I have
become one of the busiest and highest paid readers in the NYC area."
following Ron's advice, you too can go from doing just a few low-paying
readings a month to whatever level you aspire to.
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