Much of it, if you are paying attention, you can figure out on your own. Subtle use of subliminal messages and unconscious hints you can rewind a tape and point at. Some of it...not so much. Like hypnotism which, as far as I can tell, doesn't really exist in the sense that most view it as, still is hard to describe why it works, except that people want it to work.
“So I pull a woman on stage and put her under, but she only falls into a deep trance because she wants to.”
I think Mentalism is more of a expensive umbrella in which many types of psychological tricks and schemes fall under. It is NOT magic. But it dones require skill. Just knowledge.
Hmmm...anyway, I figured this was the best way to tell you I fucked your mother.