Are mentalists just magicians

Are mentalists just magicians? (It’s all about illusions anyway…Isn’t it?)

On the basis that mentalists create the illusion of mind reading, are mentalists just magicians? However, most mentalists wouldn’t consider that they are magicians and a magician in the true sense of the word are certainly not mentalists. Some mentalists use trickery, but actually they use their five senses to create the experience or illusion of a sixth sense. Some even create the illusion they have psychic powers too, but this isn’t magic as such.

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