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Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

Quite right too. YOu shouldn't be rude to me in the first place. I am supposed to be your student, remember? You must encourage me. I must admit that I was doing well on your course until I was traumatised by the words "Customer Relationship Management" I had to close the computer down and...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 11:29 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen

I think you have a point. Perhaps it is Shawn who is spinning the story to shut us all up and make us feel guilty?
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 11:17 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen
Replies: 186
Views: 27771

Re: Dr Sacks Dice Routine

For the umpteenth time I am not your bloody mother and if I were I would disown you. And this is the first time that Richard has heard the story. I wish you hadn't given away the fact that I have told the story five times. When I am in the mood I will describe the actual incident and what Richard sa...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 11:14 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr Sacks Dice Routine
Replies: 49
Views: 2671

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

Rubbish. Since I happen to be the best and most entertaining card magician (and have been since I was sixteen years old) in the world I should know. You are seeing the whole thing out of context. There is always going to be some minor fault when you just see a clip of the move alone. In actual perfo...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 11:07 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 8171

Re: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen

Dunno. Do you?
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 10:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen
Replies: 186
Views: 27771

Re: Should [censored] Stay or Go?

I have just realised who Sister Agnes is. She is an Australian nun and a most worthy upright and moral woman despite being an Australian who are mostly descended from convicts. As a reverend myself I welcome her here. This place certainly is full of people who need our divine guidance. And yes. Broo...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 10:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should [censored] Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 7801

Re: Dr Sacks Dice Routine

It's highly unlikely I would have had enough to drink to be classified as a "loud mouth drunk." I might have been loud, and I might even have been rude to you, but it wasn't because I was drunk. Yes indeed. It did occur to me afterwards that was your normal demeanor. You were, however, ce...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 10:44 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr Sacks Dice Routine
Replies: 49
Views: 2671

Re: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen

We recorded our chat with Shawn for "This Week in Magic" last night. It should be up tomorrow. This topic came up during the discussion and I'll let you hear it from him then. Tell us now. Not everyone wants to listen to the whole thing. Or at least tell us at which point the matter comes...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 10:33 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen
Replies: 186
Views: 27771

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

Leave Glenn alone. There is nothing whatever wrong with his technique and I think you all know that quite well.
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 10:30 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 8171

Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

I shall thank you when you endorse my wonderful dice trick and the choo choo train trick. I will be endorsing your marketing course if it turns out to be good. I never endorse something just because someone is a friend. I have to really like the product. So far it is too early to tell so I can't say...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 02:06 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: Should [censored] Stay or Go?

There are already three moderators here who can delete things. I would imagine that would be enough. And if I derail the thread it is usually boring anyway. Anyway Jolly Roger is always derailing threads too chattering about Harold Taylor when everybody should be chattering about me. Why not complai...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 01:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should [censored] Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 7801

Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

Here is another extract from my as yet unwritten book on the subject ............................................................... Let me explain what I believe happens on stage. I cant speak for what happens in one to one therapy situations since that is not where my level of expertise lies at th...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 01:37 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: Should [censored] Stay or Go?

I think Agnes is giving us a story full of tosh.
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 01:31 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should [censored] Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 7801

Re: Dr Sacks Dice Routine

I did see you indulging too much in the devil's buttermilk at NYCAN about 11 years ago. First time I met you. I didn't know who you were and thought you were just some loud mouthed drunk. I remember every word of the conversation and it was very funny. It had to do with who invented the colour chang...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 01:29 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr Sacks Dice Routine
Replies: 49
Views: 2671

Re: Should [censored] Stay or Go?

In that case they must be blind. At any rate they shouldn't be allowed to come on here and vote if they have never been here before.
Where does it say this on the magic cafe anyway?
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 01:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should [censored] Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 7801

Re: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen

Dodd might be spinning us a story.
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 01:04 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen
Replies: 186
Views: 27771

Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

Here is the funny thing. Many, many stage hypnotists actually believe they are hypnotising people. Probably the majority. I have noticed however that the really good ones know it is a load of cobblers. The three best hypnotists I have ever seen work were Lorde Payne, Paul Goldin and Barry Sinclair. ...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 12:30 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: Dr Sacks Dice Routine

I have seen Richard somewhat tipsy and it is not a pretty sight. Mind you someone told me he doesn't normally drink. I am sure he will deny my story but I have a very good memory.
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 12:19 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr Sacks Dice Routine
Replies: 49
Views: 2671

Re: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen

I won't be commenting on this new young man's performance. I have learned my lesson where that is concerned. I will say again though that I am very impressed with Ellen. She knows how to make a magician look good. I have seen too many TV hosts make magicians look bloody awful. Mind you the best pers...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 12:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen
Replies: 186
Views: 27771

Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

Nobody can be hypnotised if they don't want to be. All hypnosis is self hypnosis. I can post a few extracts from my book explaining the matter if you are that interested. I actually have a course on stage hypnosis for sale if you are REALLY interested. A mere $150. Three DVDs and an audiotape. James...
by Mark.Lewis
01/25/10 12:03 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: Should [censored] Stay or Go?

In other words I have achieved a landslide victory. Not that I wish to rub it in of course. I would love to have a breakdown of the countries the 36 anti votes came from. I bet one was from Rumania and the rest were from the UK, especially members of the Magic Circle.
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 11:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should [censored] Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 7801

Re: Dr Sacks Dice Routine

In that case I will take Glenn's word for it. I can see the trick working at a small table where there are only three or four people at the most. And of course one advantage of the trick is that it doesn't actually require a table.
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 11:53 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr Sacks Dice Routine
Replies: 49
Views: 2671

Re: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen

It occurs to me that if anyone from Ellen's show is really reading our words perhaps they could register and comment on this matter.
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 11:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen
Replies: 186
Views: 27771

Re: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen

Now I am REALLY feeling guilty. Of course now that we know all sorts of important TV people are reading this no doubt we will all be posting videoclips of ourselves. I don''t think Richard will get booked though. Calling television producers "idiots" is not a good thing. Ask Ali Bongo. Oh ...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 11:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen
Replies: 186
Views: 27771

Re: Dr Sacks Dice Routine

James. You can show the trick to virtually anyone. I just don't think it is a trick for professional use, that's all. If you think the trick too long then you can use either the Dr Geimer or Harold Beaumont routine in the Ganson Routined Manipulation series. And you judge the right time and right pl...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 11:30 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr Sacks Dice Routine
Replies: 49
Views: 2671

Re: Should [censored] Stay or Go?

Roger. I didn't steal your display stand. My star pupil, Terry, from the University of Evil, did. I am fervently hoping he will come to my book launch in April or so. If you are available I would like to see you too. After all, if you can trek over to Blackpool and Washington I don't see why you can...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 11:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should [censored] Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 7801

Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

A little more than 1% I think. Probably around 20% I would say make really good subjects although virtually anybody can be "hypnotised" for want of a better word. But around 20% will be really good. That is why hypnotists like large audiences (apart from the likelihood of a bigger fee). Th...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 10:56 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: street magic

Methinks you should not be busking at your age. The street can be a dangerous place with drunks, hecklers etc; At the very least some responsible adult should be with you while you are out there.
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 10:50 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: street magic
Replies: 26
Views: 2066

Re: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen

Just wondering if anyone here realizes that your comments have an impact on the possibility of seeing Shawn on Ellen for a second or third time. This may possibly be a fair comment since this site does come up on search engines which I think is a bit of a pity. I don't think it will affect Shawn in...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 10:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen
Replies: 186
Views: 27771

Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

I always thought of stage hypnotism as a mixture of those who are playing along - those playing along (and too embarrassed to admit they are not really hypnotised) - and those who have being tricked into thinking that they have actually being hypnotised... I think this is a very good analysis. Howe...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 09:03 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

Richard. Be careful. Sometimes I say the canary has diahrrea. And I hope I spelled the dreadful word correctly.
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 09:01 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: Dr Sacks Dice Routine

I had better explain what I mean about the money thing. It really isn't a trick to perform in a restaurant and that is why you din't continue with it. It is not a trick that anyone should do professionally except on television in my view. The props are just too small. It is a trick you do for two or...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 08:58 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr Sacks Dice Routine
Replies: 49
Views: 2671

Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

Here is a You Tube video clip that James Munton arranged for me because I am incapable of such technical matters myself. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KooAZlDTCps&feature=PlayList&p=790B7F9C0C4EB0A5&index=16">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KooAZlDT .....
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 08:42 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

I just looked AGAIN at the Side Steal clip because of Kent's comments to see if I have missed anything. I haven't. He does it as well as he needs to do it. Again I talk from experience. I do the bloody side steal myself. I am beginning to wonder if this is all a great big bloody wind up. Again I see...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 08:18 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 8171

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

I have now looked at the Turnover Pass link and have seen Glenn do it along with other sleights. Again I have no idea what the goat is talking about. He seems to do them pretty well. I do the turnover pass myself ( the Paul Le Paul version) so I know what I am talking about. I am no sleight of hand ...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 08:02 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 8171

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

I just looked at the table shifts and I see absolutely nothing wrong with them. They would easily fool a layman. I have no idea what the complaint is.
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 07:47 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 8171

Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

Here is an extract from a book on stage hypnosis I am working on. The book will be published around 2049. The legendary hypnotist referred to was the fantastic and wondrous Paul Goldin who passed away recently. ................................................................. Before I leave this top...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 07:13 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: street magic

Here is more from my memoirs on this subject: ............................................................... When I got there, however, I employed my old technique of attracting attention. This is the procedure I used: I removed the four aces out of the deck and then shuffled them back in making su...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 07:03 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: street magic
Replies: 26
Views: 2066

Re: Hypnotism - Some questions...

I know all about this, as indeed I know about everything and when I have the energy I shall try to answer your question.

And yes. You have it right. Hypnotism is a load of baloney.

There. That should start an argument.
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 07:01 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hypnotism - Some questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

Kent. Glenn is not my "pal" I have never met the man. However I felt that I had to defend him when you were all bullying him. I don't like "reviewing" people and I now wish I hadn't spoken out on the Shawn Farquahar thread. I would never take a job at a magic magazine reviewing b...
by Mark.Lewis
01/24/10 06:56 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 8171
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