Among men who study the science of dating and attraction (often called pick up artists, or PUAs, or venusian artists), the book the Venusian Arts Handbook plays an important, if often misunderstood role.
The Venusian Arts Handbook was written by Mystery, aka Erik von Markovik, when he was employed as an instructor with Mystery Method Corporation. (The company used Erik’s stage name Mystery and made him a chief spokesperson). In it, the Mystery described the science of love and dating as the venusian arts.
Mystery’s Venusian Arts Handbook was published as an ebook in 2005. It later formed the basis for the book The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women in Bed published by St Martin’s Press. In this book, the mystery method (a self-coined term by Erik von Markovik) very much followed the techniques of the earlier Venusian Arts Handbook. For example, such techniques as negs, opinion openers, and peacocking feature prominently.
The Venusian Arts Handbook Today
Some pick up artists or venusian artists criticize Mystery for going mainstream by publicizing and watering down some of the PUA techniques from the original Venusian Arts Handbook in the book The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women in Bed and the VH-1 TV Show The Pickup Artist. This may be unfair, since it is not clear how influence Mystery / Erik von Markovik had over his partners at the time, including co-author Chris Odom (Lovedrop) and Stan Tayi (Matador).
Therefore, many PUAs still use and rely on the Venusian Arts Handbook if they can locate a copy. However, this venusian arts book is no longer published, so torrents are most people’s best chance at finding it.
Pick Up Artists: The Next Generation
Most pick up artists today agree that the book the Magic Bullets Handbook is the bible of pick up and seduction. The Magic Bullets Handbook was first published by Mystery Method Corporation (as it then was) in 2007. In a fascinating experiment, a Hong Kong-based magazine gave several men a copy of Magic Bullets and asked them to try out those PUA techniques. The results were astonishingly successful.
However, the Magic Bullets Handbook provides a much different path to seduction than The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women into bed. While most agree that Magic Bullets is a far superior book, it is an open question about whether it is truly the heir to the Venusian Arts Handbook.
About the Author
PUAREVIEWS is a frequent reader, consumer, and reviewer of venusian arts or pickup artist techniques, including those found in the Venusian Arts Handbook and The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed.
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