If anyone is interested, I will be lecturing on "The Zodiac Effect", at the Phoenix SAM 248 on the 6th of April. Besides a few colleges, this is the only public performance I will be doing.
The Zodiac Effect- Highlights the past decade of my life. I use to perform street magic, but chicagoans do not tip! So I developed a routine that combines mentalism and cold reading to help "up-sell" the palmistry and cartomancy I was performing after my sets.
Eventually I became so popular, I no longer had time for the magic and started performing the readings completely!
::Here's some of the concepts I'll be teaching::
First class opener- A way to show off my personality in my routines with a light hearted opener.
Q & A- Using an old technique taught long before even Corinda hit the stage's of the world, I show how to perform devistatingly accurate Q & A for a mid sized audience. This is the method I use to use when I worked the street festivals of Chicago, ideal for extremely tough crowds!
Hyped TOO!- After reading some internet hype about an effect Kreskin performed, I back engineered a devistating effect. This is the "Son of Hyped" and is a reworking using tarot cards and teaches the essentials and power of "suggestive cold reading" which opens doors for what some consider "real" mind reading.
P, Q, & A- Using a melding of pseudo-psychometry and Q & A you both decipher what image each spectator draws, answer their questions, foretell their future, and even reveal questions you should not know. Effectively you get a Drawing Duplication, psuedo-psychometry, and mind reading effect all in one with 4 pens and a 4 index cards!
Fork Bending- The MOST loved and POWERFUL effect in mentalism has to be metal bending. In my show I demonstrate a way to make cutlery bending flow as a routine not just a series of moves. You will only learn 2 bends, but they will make you a legend. The notes on routining are a must if you currently know others bending secrets.
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