Welcome to the Reader of Minds, the on-line cold reading, Q&A, and psychic entertainment emporium for magicians and mentalists. Here you will find listed all of Paul Voodini's ebooks, which will be sent to your email address as PDF attachments once your purchase is made!
The mystical door handle above leads the way to the most popular releases, however all of Paul Voodini's publications may be viewed from the menu to the left.
NEW! AYE, DEMON! A Whimsical Book of English Magick £100 'Aye, Demon!' is a comprehensive new release from Paul Voodini, a 74 page manuscript that will be as seismic and game changing as his earlier 'Midnight Side of the Mind' proved to be! Subtitled 'a Whimsical Book of English Magick', this extensive PDF examines the meaning of real magic, of belief in spirits, demons, angels, and fairies, and how such beliefs can be utilised and manifested in performance. For more details and to purchase, please use the 'Aye, Demon' button in the menu to the left.
NEW! AFFINITY: COLD READING'S 3rd WAY £18 The Very Soul of Cold Reading and What it Means to be Truly Psychic! A Guide for Mind-Readers, Mentalists, and Psychic Entertainers! Affinity is a new way of looking at readings that takes the positive elements from both the esoteric world and the cold reading/mentalism world and moulds them together into something new - a 3rd Way. For more details and to purchase, please click on the 'Affinity: Cold Reading' button in the menu to the left.
NEW! ASTRO-DIVINATIONS by Cashliostro. £30 Paul Voodini is very proud to present the wonderfully enigmatic Count Cashliostro's Astro-Divinations. Being able to instinctively know someone's astrological sign has long been held as one of the holy grails of mentalism. In this extensive 74 page PDF, Cashliostro presents his own answer to this riddle of the ages! For more details and to purchase, please click on the 'Astro-Divinations' button in the menu to the left.
ODE TO LOVECRAFT SEANCE by Vince Wilson. £6 Written by Vince Wilson, who made his stunning debut with the recent Gloomy Sunday Seance, this full seance script centres around that master of the weird and the macabre - HP Lovecraft! For more details and to purchase, please click on the 'Lovecraft Seance' button in the menu to the left.
GLOOMY SUNDAY SEANCE by Vince Wilson. £6 The Gloomy Sunday Seance by Vince Wilson is a full seance and paranormal based performance based around the poignant and powerful urban legend of 'Gloomy Sunday', a song which, it is believed, has inspired a multitude of suicides over the decades. For more details and to purchase, please click on 'Gloomy Sunday Seance' in the menu to the left.
THE MARK OF THE DEVIL - Six Slick Routines with a Marked Deck! £4 This PDF features six routines
from Paul Voodini, all utilising a marked deck. As well as fully
explaining the six routines, Paul also discusses many subtleties that
allow the performer to use a marked deck with confidence. For more details and to order, please click on the 'Mark of the Devil' button in the menu to the left.
COFFEE BREAK MENTAL MAGIC Coffee Break Mental Magic is a weekly mental magic PDF release, priced around £1.50. The latest edition may be seen above, while all previous releases can be found by clicking on the 'Coffee Break Mental Magic' button in the menu to the left.
THE SPIRIT-MEDIUM'S SECRET FRIEND £4 What is this 20 page PDF titled
'The Spirit-Medium's Secret Friend'? A labour of love? An intricate
back-story for those with eyes to see? A plot for any number of
routines? Or simply a fascinating insight into the shadowy world of
the Victorian spirit-medium? You decide. Come empty handed and take
from this text that which you need. For more details and to purchase, please click on the 'Spirit-Medium's Secret Friend' button in the menu to the left.
THE GHOST OF SHERLOCK HOLMES! £5 - A compendium of Sherlock Holmes inspired bizarre & story-telling magic utilising playing cards, pendulums, and other common objects. This PDF contains 4 routines that will transport you to a world of London fog, Victorian mystery, and self-working wonders! To purchase and see more details, please click on the 'Ghost of Sherlock Holmes' button on the left.
THE JACK THE RIPPER SEANCE! £18 - The original concept of ungimmicked evening of paranormal entertainment is taken and given a gothic Victorian feel, incorporating mesmerism, time travel, and Jack the Ripper himself! Click on "Jack the Ripper" on the menu to the left for more details.
THE ALCHEMICAL EGYPTIAN WRITING MIRACLE! £8. From the enigmatic Count Cashliostro comes this wonderful PDF comprising of two routines featuring the use of a thumb writer (or similar) plus a devilishly clever method for creating your own custom thumb writers, meaning you never have to pay full retail price for one ever again! For more information and to purchase, please click on the Alchemical Egyptian Writing Miracle button in the menu to the left.
THE MAGICIAN'S GUIDE TO THE TAROT! £12. From the man who brought you the Magician's Guide to Palm Reading comes the Magician's Guide to the Tarot. Everything you need to know about using the Tarot in a close-up and entertainment-based setting! To learn more and to order, please click on the Magician's Guide to the Tarot button in the menu to the left.
READER OF MINDS £18 - The ultimate guide to cold reading and ungimmicked mind-reading, this PDF ebook also covers warm & hot reading, palm reading and tarot card reading, AND includes a wonderful close-up routine combining a simple piece of card magic and a palm reading! Click on "Reader of Minds" on the menu to the left for more information.
PAUL VOODINI COLD READING LECTURE NOTES £5 - In March 2012, Paul was employed to lecture on the subject of cold reading to the drama department of one of the UK's finest universities. These are the lecture notes, collated, edited, and presented as a 12 page PDF. For more details and to order, please click on the "Cold Reading Lecture" button in the menu to the left.
THE MAGICIAN'S GUIDE TO PALM READING £8 - A concise guide to reading palms and how to incorporate these skills into your close-up and mentalism routines! Click on "Palm Reading" on the menu to the left for more information.
Pure Q & A £18 - Imagine a full 2 hour Q & A show for the stage or parlour that involves no sleights, no gaffs, and no gimmicks! A 2 hour show that will be perceived by your audience as the real thing as opposed to a "magic trick"! This is Pure Q & A - questions are answered, futures are divined, and the audience are enthralled. Includes forewords by Luke Jermay and Neal Scryer. Click on "Pure Q&A" on the menu to the left for more information.
CATHY SHADOWS' SECRET GARDEN £10 - The final PDF in the highly popular Cathy Shadows series, Secret Garden is a fascinating and unique reading system that you will thoroughly enjoy using! For more details and to purchase, click on the "Secret Garden" button in the menu to the left.
HYPNO-MENTAL SELF-WORKING CARD TRICKS £10 - Simple and classic self-working card tricks are taken and thoroughly shaken up in a way and manner that only Paul Voodini could conceive of! Click on "Hypno-Mental" on the menu to the left for more details.
HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL MEDIUM (AND OTHER BEDTIME STORIES FOR MENTALISTS) £10 This represents Paul Voodini's final PDF. Centring around the stage performances of mediums, Paul analyses all aspects of their shows and demonstrates how there is much that any mind-reader can learn from a good medium. Priced at a pocket friendly £10! To discover more and to purchase, click on the 'Successful Medium' button in the menu to the left.
MIDNIGHT SIDE OF THE MIND £100 - Midnight Side of the Mind is Paul Voodini's most ambitious and far-reaching book thus far. Encompassing past life regressions, remote viewing, psychometry, and the enigmatic routine called "Kiss of the Clairvoyant", Midnight Side of the Mind has variously been described as "revolutionary" (Jerome Finley), "nuclear powered" (Jerome Finley), "hard-hitting" (Dr. Todd Landman), and "one of the best books on mystery entertainment" (Roni Shachnaey). Click on "Midnight Side of the Mind" in the menu to the left for more information.
THE ART: MIDNIGHT SIDE OF THE MIND 2 £60 - The Art: Midnight Side of the Mind 2 is the follow up work to 2011's groundbreaking Midnight Side of the Mind. The Art contains many new routines while also expanding on ideas from the first Midnight book. As you have come to expect from Paul Voodini, this is 72 pages of nuclear-powered gimmickless mentalism! Click on "The Art: Midnight 2" in the menu to the left for more information.
MIDNIGHT SIDE OF THE MIND 3: MIDNIGHT VARIATIONS £38 Paul Voodini presents Midnight Side of the Mind 3: Midnight Variations by 'Count Cashliostro'! This is an exciting new manuscript that will excite and enthuse all those who already own Midnight Side of the Mind! To discover more and to purchase, click on the 'Midnight Variations' button in the menu to the left.
A LIGHTNING ROD TO THE SPIRITS! Priced at just £9.99 (yes, that's an inverted 666!), this 24 page PDF features 4 terrifying routines with their feet very firmly planted in the spooky world of the Bizarre! All routines are practically self-working, allowing the performer to concentrate on performance and atmosphere. Bizarre Magick at its best! For more details and to order, please click on the 'Lightning Rod' button in the menu to the left.
Paul Voodini presents... CATHY SHADOWS: DOING IT FOR REAL! £4 - For the first time ever, Paul Voodini is proud to present the work of another performer. Cathy Shadows is the pseudonym of a professional esoteric entertainer, working primarily in the psychic party and psychic fair market. This 19 page PDF outlines her favourite routines which she employs on a regular basis to amaze her clients. These routines range from ESP and telepathy through to mind-to-mind communication and tools for readings. For more details and to order, please click on the 'Cathy Shadows' button in the menu to the left.
CATHY SHADOWS: PIMP (Practical Intuition for Mystery Performers). £30 - The second installment of Paul Voodini and Cathy Shadows' collaboration takes their work to a higher level. This amazing publication outlines how mystery performers and mentalists are able to utilise the power of intuition as a tool for providing amazement and entertainment! For more details and to order, please click on the 'PIMP' button in the menu to the left.
PSYCHIC PHENOMENA £6 -Paul Voodini presents a highly entertaining and interactive way of presenting Tarot card readings from the stage. This wonderful routine is ideal for both parlour and stage presentations, where audience numbers may range from twelve up to hundreds! This routine combines the classic theatrics of old school mentalism with more modern requirements to be upbeat, interactive, and engaging. For more details and to order, please click on the "Psychic Phenomena" button in the menu to the left.
3 COINS 4 YOUR THOUGHTS £5 - "3 Coins 4 Your Thoughts" is a full, self-contained, multi-phase reading system that is perfect for any situation, impromptu or in-depth. Utilising just 3 coins (your own or borrowed), you will be able to give wonderful, uplifting readings to both friends and complete strangers! To order and for more details, click on the "3 Coins 4 Your Thoughts" button on the menu to the left.
THE CHIMNEY SWEEP'S VICTORIAN ORACLE £7 - In Victorian London, the chimney sweep was a man who lived half way between night & day, between light & dark. For those souls brave enough to cross his palm with silver, the sweep could always be counted on to tell their fortune & divine their future. Paul Voodini presents a unique and novel new reading system utilising playing cards and a pendulum. Click on "Victorian Oracle" on the menu to the left for more information.
The Paranormal Entertainer £18 - The art of the ungimmicked seance! Could this be the Holy Grail of mentalism and bizarre magic?! Click on "Paranormal Entertainer" on the menu to the left for more details.