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by Banachek
April 18th, 2016, 10:02 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 2134

Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada

There is a new show called Houdini and Doyle on TV, right now it is showing in Canada. Later it should show in the USA. Myself and a few other magicians shot some online pieces to promote the show that go with the episodes. Although they do not show here in the USA you can view them in Canada. I hav...
by Banachek
August 26th, 2015, 12:38 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mentalism For Children
Replies: 12
Views: 1928

Re: Mentalism For Children

IF interested in this sort of thing take a look at Paul Romhany's books

http://paulromhanymagic.myshopify.com/p ... oung-minds

and vol 2 at: http://paulromhanymagic.myshopify.com/p ... minds-vl-2
by Banachek
August 23rd, 2015, 6:57 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Kreskin's mail order venture
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: Kreskin's mail order venture

Ouch, if you read the above post you will think I used words like Evil and such to describe Kreskin. Well I did not. What I did was add to add context to something I posted where someone else had talked about psychics and readings and such. [quote Postby Banachek » 11 Aug 2015 22:13 I have been aske...
by Banachek
August 18th, 2015, 1:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Supernaturalists' 2015 Tour Dates
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: The Supernaturalists' 2015 Tour Dates

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by Banachek
August 14th, 2015, 5:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 17235

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

Performer, thanks for using illustrious to describe me but not needed. As for the feedback, you are talking about "psychic feedback" As you well know, in context of what I was replying to, she said she needed verbal feedback. Two different things that you are well are of due to your reply....
by Banachek
August 12th, 2015, 1:13 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 17235

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

I have been asked offline about my mention of Kreskin lending his name and likeness to those who would take advantage of others.

See https://www.facebook.com/groups/1322895 ... cation=ufi

My mother in law was on a few of those lists at one time as well
by Banachek
August 11th, 2015, 12:19 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 17235

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

William Gresham did indeed commit suicide. He was an alcoholic, with bouts of depression. He finally committed suicide by an overdose of sleeping pills. in a hotel after finding out he had cancer of the tongue. ON top of that he was partially blind. He died in his early 50s's. Prior to taking his li...
by Banachek
August 9th, 2015, 3:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 17235

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

NOw that is much more rational response that I can respect, I don't agree with every detail but certainly can respect the thoughts reflected. I have no respect for the action of exposing magicians/mentalists methods to expose con men and disdain when they go after fellow performers in our craft. IN ...
by Banachek
August 9th, 2015, 1:07 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 17235

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

Not a losing battle if your battle is simply to create awareness and save a few people from these scoundrels. If it is to change everyone and make everyone aware, then yes. But I suspect that is not the case for most true skeptics. The idea is to make that information available to those who want it,...
by Banachek
August 8th, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 17235

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

For me it is not about losing or winning a war. It is about winning small battles. If you save one person from deceit or death, then a small battle is worth it. The idea that a skeptic thinks he can stop all psychic pseudo nonsense is silly, however certainly one can bring doubt to those who are on ...
by Banachek
August 7th, 2015, 9:38 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mentalism
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: Mentalism

Bill my favorite was:

Without any sort of practice a practiced cold-reader can quickly obtain a lot of information by analyzing person’s body language..
by Banachek
August 7th, 2015, 6:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 17235

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

thanks Brad,

the only reason I use the book analogy is there are those who say that if Randi did not go after these people then there would not be skeptic zealots. To me that is the same as saying if no one wrote books on magic, then there would be no illegal downloads of magic books.
by Banachek
August 7th, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mentalism
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: Mentalism

ound online in my research: Here is a 1902 book, The Law of Mentalism referenced below : https://archive.org/...age/n5/mode/2up Also found: Discourse on Method by Descartes in 1637 establishes rules of effective thinking both in situations of certainty or uncertainty. Mentalism, however, while using...
by Banachek
August 7th, 2015, 5:41 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mentalism
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: Mentalism

If you are looking for a real answer: As with anything there are those who want to play semantics with words and some will misinterpret the word mentalist to mean what they want it to mean The word “mentalist” has been used to describe “psychics” and in the U.K., has become a tongue and cheek insult...
by Banachek
August 7th, 2015, 2:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 17235

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

What role if any do you think Randi has played in creating or fostering the pseudo-skeptic ideology, That question would be the same as asking, what role did Jesus take in fostering religious fanaticism that kills and fosters hatred. All things that stand out as controversial have people close on b...
by Banachek
August 5th, 2015, 9:40 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 17235

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

Brad, something you and I agree on :-) Maybe not to the same degree as I see both sides doing that, but we agree. It is why I use the term pseudo-skeptics rather than true skeptics but the behaviour has indeed tainted the skeptic word. And I meant "won" not "one" many awards :lol:
by Banachek
August 5th, 2015, 12:13 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 17235

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

Bottom line is it is a fascinating doc that has one many, many awards and is now available on NetFlix an Itunes. Love or hate Randi, people seem to love the documentary. Also for those who lump all skeptics in one sink, there are skeptics and there are pseudoskeptics. The latter tend to be fanatics ...
by Banachek
July 17th, 2015, 4:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his hair
Replies: 42
Views: 8536

Re: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his

Richard, I can't let that reply go without an answer, the others are just silly to reply to. However, I remember a very specific conversation where we were setting up a trick and you telling Criss he was doing it the hard way, why go to all that work when he could just use a stooge and Criss said (P...
by Banachek
July 17th, 2015, 2:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his hair
Replies: 42
Views: 8536

Re: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his

And who puts the idea it is camera tricks in peoples minds?? By the way that is a rhetorical question as we know who and it is those people who are hurting magic. Success breeds jealousy and contempt and this here is a rabbit orgy of contempt. Holy [censored]. Sad, really very sad to see the amount ...
by Banachek
July 17th, 2015, 10:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his hair
Replies: 42
Views: 8536

Re: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his

Mr goat.. not your just goating me. Would you expect Copperfield to post under his give name, or most stars. Would be very confusing Banachek is my name, is my identity, is how I live my life. IT is my trademark and my business name, credit card name, Steven Shaw is not. Banxchek therefor is not a f...
by Banachek
July 16th, 2015, 10:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his hair
Replies: 42
Views: 8536

Re: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his

IT is and was a good pun Richard but also adds fuel for those who are making the accusation they were making and that accusation was.. well.. just plain wrong and mean. Brad, families fight, people change, heck there are things we all do and say we wish we had not. And I certainly would not not want...
by Banachek
July 16th, 2015, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his hair
Replies: 42
Views: 8536

Re: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his

MR Goat, I post under my own name and would NEVER post under a fake name.. I despise that and think it is ridiculous for people to do. and find it f ing insulting ANYONE would think I would do that, I have always said everything whether people agree or not under my name. If you have something to say...
by Banachek
July 9th, 2015, 4:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his hair
Replies: 42
Views: 8536

Re: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his

THanks Dustin,

info coming in soon and as soon as it does I will send to you.

All the best and fully understand that it will not be met by all in the same manner.
by Banachek
July 9th, 2015, 3:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his hair
Replies: 42
Views: 8536

Re: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his

Brad.. to say "I'm sure the show is fine. It was fine when it was called the illusionists. " shows a huge amount of ignorance. It really, really, really (and I can't say really enough times to emphasize) does... You have not even seen the show, it shows bias and a lack of professionalism i...
by Banachek
July 8th, 2015, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his hair
Replies: 42
Views: 8536

Re: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his

"I just don't get it" and there is your answer why Criss is having the success he is and doing an article for Rolling Stone and you are writing negatives things on a magic board. Says so much when every post plus the subject here is negative. The video and article are good for magic. I hav...
by Banachek
June 14th, 2015, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Krystyn Lambert ... the Next Great Female Magician?
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Krystyn Lambert ... the Next Great Female Magician?

Krystyn has come a long way and I am very, very proud of her. I think people are going to be very surprised and magicians will stop criticizing her for magic done when she was a young child (which I find silly) and she did well for a kid. She is now a very intelligent woman who has worked very tirel...
by Banachek
December 28th, 2014, 6:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Heck with Reviews....
Replies: 50
Views: 9657

Re: The Heck with Reviews....

Brad, it is very insulting to say that just because I am on someone's payroll I have to agree with them or stick up for them on these silly forums. At the moment, I am on my own payroll. I have choices to make and I often (usually) have more than one option so I am not locked into having to agree wi...
by Banachek
December 28th, 2014, 5:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Heck with Reviews....
Replies: 50
Views: 9657

Re: The Heck with Reviews....

Well from my experience I once again see your statements as narrow blindness. First you are living in the past with most of those statements and basing much of the opinion upon much hearsay. Second, my experience has shown me many sold out shows at Believe and I certainly have been to see the show m...
by Banachek
December 27th, 2014, 8:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banachek, the Mentalist, on "The Supernaturalists"
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Banachek, the Mentalist, on "The Supernaturalists"

actually no, my father was an American GI, so I am both British and American, born on an American base with both British and American passports. I was raised in South Africa for a large portion of my life.
by Banachek
December 27th, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Heck with Reviews....
Replies: 50
Views: 9657

Re: The Heck with Reviews....

Brad

WRONG on many different levels and narrow blinded on many levels.

I simply gave my opinion as I do again here
by Banachek
December 27th, 2014, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Heck with Reviews....
Replies: 50
Views: 9657

Re: The Heck with Reviews....

Wow Brad, you seen to have an agenda... read my post again, did not say you could not review (criticize) it, said nothing about what anyone else said, just gave my two cents like you and everyone else. Mine was positive so not sure what tired card I am playing? ANd since I have made only few comment...
by Banachek
December 27th, 2014, 3:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banachek, the Mentalist, on "The Supernaturalists"
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Banachek, the Mentalist, on "The Supernaturalists"

Yep, definitely not African American in the typical political known sense. I was born in England by the way, In Middlesex, left at age of 9, abandoned in South Africa with my two brothers a year and 3 years old, went to school in South Africa till I was almost 16 then headed to Australia.. short per...
by Banachek
December 26th, 2014, 3:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Heck with Reviews....
Replies: 50
Views: 9657

Re: The Heck with Reviews....

Congratulations to them... I know how much work goes into a production of this sort, those who have not been in a production of this sort have no idea how much blood, sweat and tears go into making a production like this a reality night after night. This is good for magic.. good for us. Well done gu...
by Banachek
December 20th, 2014, 7:17 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Mac King photo idea was really kind of mine.
Replies: 14
Views: 3679

Re: Mac King photo idea was really kind of mine.

Just wanted to clarify.. yeah, it sucks when you have an idea and someone else has an idea close or the same, but it happens, I can't tell you how many times I am working on a new idea and the next day or week I see someone else has too. not even knowing my thoughts or work. It happens. In this case...
by Banachek
December 20th, 2014, 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Mac King photo idea was really kind of mine.
Replies: 14
Views: 3679

Re: Mac King photo idea was really kind of mine.

I would suspect if anything they were inspired by the recent American Horror Story TV show..
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by Banachek
November 22nd, 2014, 11:15 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The word "Mentalist" what does it mean
Replies: 0
Views: 1457

The word "Mentalist" what does it mean

As with anything there are those who want to play semantics with words and some will misinterpret the word mentalist to mean what they want it to mean The word “mentalist” has been used to describe “psychics” and in the U.K., has become a tongue and cheek insult for someone who is behaving strangely...
by Banachek
November 22nd, 2014, 10:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel is the Biggest ...
Replies: 27
Views: 4957

Re: Criss Angel is the Biggest ...

actually, it was what was told to me by you Richard shortly after at a convention.. Criss told me very little if anything, Dave told me nothing. As for what was said at the heat of the moment via me leaving. Yes, Criss knows most of it, and that is my point. People move on. Hell, my wife has said th...
by Banachek
November 21st, 2014, 7:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel is the Biggest ...
Replies: 27
Views: 4957

Re: Criss Angel is the Biggest ...

Andrew, that simply means I don't know all the FINE details and exactly WHAT changes and the EXACT agreement put forth ahead of time. The basic story I know and it was more than I told. :-) so both statements were correct. The first even states "not worth the details". the second states &q...
by Banachek
November 21st, 2014, 5:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel is the Biggest ...
Replies: 27
Views: 4957

Re: Criss Angel is the Biggest ...

AJM,

Well that was a bit of a ramble...

for some yes, for others there is valuable information. :-)

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