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Venusian Arts / Mystery Method Terminology:

Originally the Mystery Method, Erik (Mystery) had a falling out with Savoy, the CEO of Love Systems. He then started Venusian Arts, which is the current company of Mystery, Matador and Lovedrop. Their productions have been drawn from the foundation of the Mystery Method, and have been mostly reviewed as top notch. The company continues to weather storms of mediocre management, however their artistry and seduction theories remain elite. Mystery Method is still the de facto standard in breaking down and understanding the underlying process of Attraction, Comfort and Seduction.


    Venusian Arts / Mystery Method Terminology

  • 3 Minute Rule

    Quick Definition:  The concept of avoiding sets that could be easily interrupted within the first 3 minutes. Full Definition: In…

  • 3 Second Rule

    Quick Definition:  A rule that says you should approach a set within 3 seconds of seeing them, or them seeing you….

  • 7 Hour Rule

    Quick Definition: A rule of thumb for the average amount time it takes to build the comfort necessary for sex….

  • Active Attraction

    AKA “Active Value,”coined by Asian Playboy. Quick Definition: Refers to a natural or master PUA who has an ongoing magnifying…

  • Active Disinterest

    Quick Definition: Actively engaging a target, while conveying indifference to her beauty or any attraction to her. Full Definition: Active…

  • Anti-Slut Defense (ASD)

    Quick Definition: Women’s internal mechanism to create plausible deniability before sex with a new man. It ensures that she doesn’t…

  • Attraction Triggers

    Quick Definition: Specific characteristics of men (or women) that, when properly conveyed, will automatically trigger a feeling of attraction in…

  • Avatar

    Quick Definition: A PUA’s outer appearance and style relative to his internal frame. Full Definition: An Avatar is the PUA’s…

  • Bait, Hook, Reel, Release (BHRR)

    Quick Definition: A concept from Mystery best used during A3 (Qualification) and Comfort game to bait the woman to DHV…

  • Body Rocking

    Quick Definition: A term coined by Mystery to describe the use of physical movement to create the impression that a…

  • Bullshit Baffles Brains

    Quick Definition: “BBB” originally invented by Mystery as a way of describing the verbal distraction that fills the void of…

  • Cat String Theory

    Quick Definition: A foundational theme in MM that illustrates how people value things more when they work for them and…

  • Comfort Building Location

    Quick Definition: A location that the target and the artist can focus on each other and continue to get to…

  • Compliance Momentum

    Quick Definition: The momentum created as a result of having the target jump through progressively larger and more frequent hoops….

  • Connection Triggers

    Quick Definition: Hardwired triggers in female and male psychology that, when triggered, cause a feeling of deep emotional connection and…

  • Delivery

    Quick Definition: The way in which someone says something which includes gestures, tonality, eye contact, words, and overall energy and…

  • Demonstration of Higher Value (DHV)

    Quick Definition: A story or action used to increase the perceived value of a PUA within a setting, which results…

  • DHV Spike

    Quick Definition: A spike or sudden increase in a PUA’s perceived value in the target‘s or room’s eyes, based on…

  • Discretion

    Quick Definition: The after-care of a man who understands society’s inclination to shame public displays of females sleeping around and therefore…

  • End-Game

    Quick Definition: The third and final stage of courtship in the M3 seduction model. Full Definition: End game is a…

  • Fake IOI

    Quick Definition: When a girl gives a PUA insincere IOIs in order to gain something from him. (A common trait…

  • False Takeaway

    Quick Definition: A head fake, or the appearance of a takeaway to make the target think the PUA is leaving,…

  • Find Meet Attract Close (FMAC)

    Quick Definition: Mystery’s original model in detailing the process for pickup. First, find the target at an attraction location. Meet…

  • Flash Game

    Quick Definition: A form of game that involves the PUA displaying social proof around the room by DHVing himself. This…

  • Freeze Out

    Quick Definition: The deliberate but casual ignoring of an HB. Full Definition: Freeze outs can occur in set, such as…

  • Gambit

    Quick Definition: A short memorized line or routine that can be used to deal with specific situations that arise during…

  • Grounding

    AKA “grounding sequence” Quick Definition: A power routine (or a sequence of routines) to convey one’s core personality with DHVs,…

  • Health Indicators

    Quick Definition: The various biological indicators of health, which usually refers to a woman although also applies to men. Full…

  • Hired Gun

    Quick Definition: An HB who was hired to work at a venue because of her beauty, often in restaurants, bars,…

  • Hired Gun Game

    Quick Definition: The specific area of game theory that applies to picking up Hired Guns, or girls that are working…

  • Hoop Theory

    Quick Definition: A task or request for compliance by a PUA or HB, to see if the other person will…

  • Hot Game

    Quick Definition: Having a sustainable social ecosystem that generates, gives and circulates positive emotions for your life. Full Definition: AKA “Buzz”,…

  • Indicator of Interest (IOI)

    Quick Definition: A sign or signal from an HB that conveys attraction. Full Definition: IOIs are conscious, and often unconscious,…

  • Kino Escalation

    Quick Definition: The physical escalation of kinesthetics (kino) with a woman, from the initial touch to sex. Full Definition: Kino…

  • Kino Escalation Ladder

    Quick Definition: A specific sequence of steps for escalating kino (touch). Full Definition: A kino escalation ladder is a sequence…

  • Kino Plowing

    Quick Definition: Gradual, continual escalation and re-initiation of touch with a female even when things may not appear to be going…

  • Kino Steps

    Quick Definition: The progression of kino escalation as established by known patterns of waypoints. Full Definition: Specific to many kino…

  • Kino Test

    Quick Definition: A physical action that is intended to test the compliance level of the girl for increasing kino escalation….

  • Last Minute Resistance (LMR)

    Quick Definition: The resistance that a woman puts up to physical advances before sex. LMR is different than ASD in…

  • Lock-In Prop

    Quick Definition: An accessory or piece of clothing that a PUA can put on the target to commit her to…

  • Locked Out

    Quick Definition: When a PUA is physically or verbally unable to progress further with a set. (The opposite of locked-in.)…

  • Locking-In

    Quick Definition: Positioning oneself as the center of attention in a set, and physically having the girl lean towards that…

  • M3 Model

    Quick Definition: A core component of the Mystery Method that divides the seduction process into 3 sections (attraction, comfort, seduction)…

  • Merging

    Quick Definition: The technique of introducing different sets to each other, with the PUA playing the part of the social…

  • Mixed Set

    Quick Definition: A group that contains both girls and guys. Full Definition: The term “mixed set” comes from Mystery, who…

  • Motor Response

    Quick Definition: A skill that has been mastered to such a degree that it is unconscious and automatic. Full Definition:…

  • Multi-Threading

    Quick Definition: The concept of creating and playing with multiple threads within a conversation. Full Definition: Multi-threading is a natural…

  • Mystery Lounge

    AKA “Mystery’s Lounge” Quick Definition: An exclusive seduction forum created by Mystery. Full Definition: Mystery’s Lounge was originally an exclusive…

  • Mystery Method (MM)

    Quick Definition: A method of seduction developed by Mystery, and also the name of his former company. Full Definition: The…

  • Nano Expressions

    AKA Micro-expressions Quick Definition: A very brief, involuntary facial expression shown on the face of humans according to emotions experienced….

  • Neg Hit/Negging (Negs)

    Quick Definition: A backhanded compliment or similar comment that is used to bring hot women down a notch. Full Definition:…

  • Neg Roll

    Quick Definition: A series of negs one after the other, usually done using cocky funny and in a playful manner. Full…

  • Negs / Neg Theory

    Quick Definition: A unique technique developed by Mystery that involves conveying active disinterest in a HB9+ target for the purpose…

  • Non Responsiveness

    AKA Non Responsive Girl Quick Definition: A state whereby a woman ignores and does not respond directly to a PUA’s advances….

  • Nonverbal FTC

    Quick Definition: AKA Nonverbal False Time Constraint. A movement or gesture that communicates you are leaving soon to the target, without…

  • Observer / Observed

    Quick Definition: A person who is watching / A person who is being watched by the crowd Full Definition: In the…

  • Peacocking / Peacock Theory

    Quick Definition: When a PUA wears something flashy or unusual to attract women’s attention and start conversations with them. Full…

  • Pendant Anchoring

    Quick Definition: Anchoring an initial meeting into a physical object. Full Definition: Sometimes, when PUAs face a time bridge, it…

  • Player Traps

    Quick Definition: The various pitfalls of “player” game that results in losing the girl over a longer period of time, or…

  • Pleasure Bubble

    Quick Definition: In MM, refers to a really sweet pad or space where everything is setup for comfort and ease. Can also mean…

  • Protection Shield

    Quick Definition: Can refer to a less negative term for Bitch Shield. Mystery mentions it in the Venusian Arts as…

  • Proximity / Proximity Alert System (PAS)

    Quick Definition: A PUA’s awareness of women who have migrated closer to him because of an attraction or curiosity triggered…

  • Reactive Disqualification

    Quick Definition: A disqualification that is initiated after an assumption (either false or true) that the PUA is a potential…

  • Roll Off

    Quick Definition: A physical move of the PUA’s body to convey active disinterest or waning interest towards a group or…

  • Set

    Quick Definition: A group of people in a social situation. Full Definition: The term “set” is was coined by Mystery…

  • Sex Location

    Quick Definition: A location where sexual intercourse can actually occur. Full Definition: It has to go down somewhere. While the…

  • Shotgun Neg

    Quick Definition: A neg hit delivered to the group that communicates active disinterest and disqualification towards the target. Full Definition:…

  • Sniper Neg

    Quick Definition: A neg hit delivered specifically to the target to lower her value. Full Definition: Like all negs, a…

  • Solid Game

    Quick Definition: Game that is played with a high level of skill despite the outcome. Full Definition: High-level game in poker…

  • Survival and Replication Value (S&R)

    Quick Definition: The degree to which a man is able to contribute to a woman’s biological goals of survival (security)…

  • Takeaway

    Quick Definition: A permanent roll off, where the PUA disengages from the target or group after hooking the set. A…

  • The Pick-Up Artist (on VH1)

    Quick Definition: A reality TV show where nine AFC contestants compete to see who can win the title of the…

  • Time Bridge

    Quick Definition: A mental bridge that uses logistics and foreshadowing to ensure a day 2 with a target where he…

  • Token Resistance

    Quick Definition: Resistance that a woman puts up to sexual escalation. Full Definition: Token resistance is different than LMR, in…

  • Transitioning

    Quick Definition: A change of the topic of conversation in a smooth and seamless way. Full Definition: Smooth transitions are key…

  • Tribal Leader

    Quick Definition: The leader of a social group. Full Definition: Tribal leaders can exist in small social groups, or larger ones….

  • Value Demonstration Routine

    Quick Definition: A routine that is canned or improvised which demonstrates a higher value based on the PUA’s implicit S&R…

  • Venusian Artist

    Quick Definition: One that practices the Venusian Arts. Full Definition: Mystery, after branching off from Nick Savoy of Love Systems,…

  • Venusian Arts

    Quick Definition: The name of Mystery’s pickup company, after his split from the Mystery Method corporation. Mystery uses the term…

  • Way of Being

    Quick Definition: The natural way a person moves through life. Full Definition: Matador explains this in the Venusian Arts: Have…

  • Venusian Arts / Mystery Method Blog Post

  • Anti-Slut Defense

    Guest post by RedpoleQAnti-Slut Defense is any action a girl takes to shut down sexual escalation, often suddenly and quite…

  • James Matador Interview

    Curious as to what James Matador is up to since VH1′s The Pickup Artist aired? We get a full interview…

  • Venusian Arts / Mystery Method Products

  • Magnum Opus: The Mind of Mystery

    The Mind of Mystery (Magnum Opus) product was developed in LA by Mystery, Matador and Lovedrop. They partnered up with…

  • The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed

    Review of the book The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed from Venusian Arts (Hard Cover Print)…

  • The Pickup Artist: The New and Improved Art of Seduction

    Review of the book from Mystery (Erik von Markovik) and Lovedrop (Chris Odom) The Pickup Artist Table of Contents: Neil…

  • Venusian Arts: Revelations

    Review of the Revelations eBook and DVD Series from Venusian Arts. (E-Book) DVD Package details: The ORIGINAL Revelation Package| The…

  • Venusian Arts / Mystery Method Company

  • Mystery Method (MM)

    Quick Definition: A method of seduction developed by Mystery, and also the name of his former company. Full Definition: The…

  • Venusian Arts

    Quick Definition: The name of Mystery’s pickup company, after his split from the Mystery Method corporation. Mystery uses the term…



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