Having looked through Spirit Theater, Seance and the Collected Invocation books, the idea of semi-impromptu seance-like material has been on my brain for a couple of weeks.
Being primarily a comedy close up and trade show guy (aside from the hypnoshow, obviously), my mentalism side is okay, but I'm looking to go a bit more spooky. References are fine if you'd prefer, too. I can read and I do have a pretty good library. I also live about a mile from Magic, Inc, so access isn't a problem, either.
By semi-impromptu, I mean working out of one's pockets and maybe a small briefcase - no gimmicked rooms, thread runs, etc.
Aside from spirit slate work, number routines, PK magnet effects, and a few IT bits, what would the group suggest?
I have all the time in the world to work on this concept - nothing pending in the performance file for it, yet. BUT - the ideas have to be workers, but not necessarily full-blown routines (I can come up with my own presentations, no problem there) with minimal set up and the seeming of being something done "off the cuff" as opposed to digging out a Ouija Board, Crystal Ball, Grant Spirit Slate Set, Talking Skull, gimmicked tape player and stringing thread all over the room.
Lighting requirements - medium to fairly dark nightclub table setting.
Some of my own stuff from New Invocation works well, but I'm looking to expand.
Ideas would be welcome.
Call it a brainstroming session.
Thanks in advance,
Lee Darrow, C.Ht.