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Topic: "If you're psychic, why aren't you rich?"
Message: Posted by: Maddened (Jul 27, 2006 12:06PM)
So you call yourself a Psychic Entertainer, read people's minds, made a few predictions, and maybe even a publicity stunt or two. Then someone approaches you and ask, "If you're psychic, how come you're not winning the lottery?"

Or worse, the audience at some point thinks that to themselves and then concludes that this must mean you're fake.

Sure it doesn't happen very often, and it isn't as serious as I make it out to be, but just out of curiosity (and because I have yet to find a good response), how do you guys approach this situation without compromising your stand (that you're truly psychic or have special "powers")?

One guy I know simply says cheekily, "People ask why I'm not rich. Actually I am." But his style is a comedic one, so that flies with his audience. I'm personally a bit more serious, so recently this question has been bugging me. Anyway it should be fun to hear what you all have in mind. :P
Message: Posted by: Necromancer (Jul 27, 2006 12:40PM)
So many people are fed the belief by the media that psychic gifts are 100% at the owner's command, 100% of the time.

If only that were true. But the fact of the matter is that nothing in this realm is completely reliable. Psychic gifts don't come with a warranty card.

We've all had precognitive dreams -- vision of things that came true. Now, if we all got $1 million every time that happened, life would be great. But the fact is, there are limitations. We can't control those dreams to include the winning lottery numbers.

Other psychic gifts are similarly limited:

Telepathy, for example, only works if the sender and the receiver are on the same wavelength.

Newspaper predictions only define key words, photos, or just portions of a page, not exact word-for-word headlines (because if you knew about a tragedy in advance, you would be ethically bound to help save the prospective victims).

Telekinesis only works when the conditions are right and your gifts are responding.

And although there are people who could use their of mental influence over others for outrageous personal gain, your personal ethics preclude you from doing so. (Unfortunately, cult leaders don't have such inhibitions.)

Psychic gifts are to be respected, not commanded. We are at their mercy, and not the other way around.

Best,
Neil
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Jul 27, 2006 01:13PM)
Very well put Neil! That covered it all :) You could just explain that your a mentalist and not a cult leader...hence the difference in income
Message: Posted by: John Smetana (Jul 27, 2006 01:18PM)
If asked the "If you're psychic...why aren't you rich?" question, simply say...what makes you think I'm not?

All the best,
John
Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Jul 27, 2006 01:32PM)
I can read mind not predict the future.
Message: Posted by: Tom Jorgenson (Jul 27, 2006 01:37PM)
"It's not allowed." You get to pick one or the other, you can't have both.
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Jul 27, 2006 01:45PM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-27 14:18, John Smetana wrote:
If asked the "If you're psychic...why aren't you rich?" question, simply say...what makes you think I'm not?

All the best,
John
[/quote]
Good one John!
Message: Posted by: The Doktor (Jul 27, 2006 01:51PM)
John, The Doktor uses the same approach as long as you present yourself as well dressed and affluent The Doktor feels this is the best approach. In regards to the lottery The Doktor simply states that my talents have often been called upon by both Federal and Local Authorities and they are well documented thus preventing me, from unethically using my gift/curse to influence the lottery etc...
Message: Posted by: JohnCressman (Jul 27, 2006 01:59PM)
Well said Neil.

Explain to people that. like most psychics, you don't see the future like watching a TV program from start to finish. It's more like flipping channels. You see bits and pieces of programs as they flash by. It's rarely enough to see the event in context. You might see lottery numbers... but you don't know what state or even what country the lottery numbers are for.

Besides... using your gift for personal gain brings bad karma. =)
Message: Posted by: entity (Jul 27, 2006 03:20PM)
I say: "I've chosen to use my talents and gifts to entertain people. While that brings me a great many rewards, including a very nice income, thank you, money has never really been an obsession with me".

- entity
Message: Posted by: MentaThought (Jul 27, 2006 04:05PM)
Neil that was excellent.
Message: Posted by: chichi711 (Jul 27, 2006 04:13PM)
You could just tell them the truth. That has never hurt anyone, or me.
Message: Posted by: Harry H (Jul 27, 2006 04:51PM)
Avoid the word psychic and all will be well.
Message: Posted by: todsky (Jul 27, 2006 09:43PM)
"I am psychic enough to realize that great wealth will not make me truly happy."
After all, those who are 'psychics' are closely aligned (at least in the spec's mind) with spiritual-type people, who choose enlightenment over material wealth.
Message: Posted by: jimtron (Jul 27, 2006 10:47PM)
[quote]So many people are fed the belief by the media that psychic gifts are 100% at the owner's command, 100% of the time. [/quote]

Does that come from the media, or from psychics? I can't recall seeing a claim made by the media that psychic gifts are 100% on command, 100% of the time. Actually, I can't remember ever hearing a claim like that. Does anyone know of an example of this, from a psychic or from the media?


- Jim
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jul 27, 2006 10:53PM)
Jim:

The media includes television shows, movies, books, ...

It is all Hollywood's fault, yeah, that's it. :)

Tony
Message: Posted by: Maddened (Jul 27, 2006 10:57PM)
Thanks everyone for the replies. Ah Neil, I think you just about covered it all. :D

Sometimes you don't have to claim to be psychic for that question to pop up I think. People are probably thinking, "Oh he can predict the future and read minds. How powerful. So how come he isn't predicting the stock market?" Or at least that's how I think.

I think the best example is to look at the posts people make of Derren Brown. They all start saying that he can manipulate people to do things for him (see "The Heist" thread) so why does he even need to do shows etc? And then someone would come in and say that this is obviously a sign that what he's doing are tricks, albeit very real-looking. [b]I'm not looking to start a storm of discussion about whether Brown's stuff is real or not, that's for some other thread, so erm... if you feel you must defend him, that's a fight for another day.[/b]

Geller got it right because he only does PK stuff. Small-scale PK stuff, so this question doesn't come up to challenge his validity as a "psychic" or as someone with "powers". But to me it seems that the connotations and underlying impact of this cheeky question, "Why aren't you rich?" has a very powerful effect on how the audience is going to perceive you eventually.

Or maybe I'm making a mountain out of a molehill. Sure I could just state that I don't possess special abilities and everything's a trick, but I think it's more powerful to leave this open and let the audience decide for themeselves, in which case they'll eventually (I think) ask this question of you.

Thanks again for the helpful input. May I have permission to use some of your lines in future when faced with such a question?
Message: Posted by: Maddened (Jul 27, 2006 10:59PM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-27 23:47, jimtron wrote:

Does that come from the media, or from psychics? I can't recall seeing a claim made by the media that psychic gifts are 100% on command, 100% of the time. Actually, I can't remember ever hearing a claim like that. Does anyone know of an example of this, from a psychic or from the media?


- Jim

[/quote]
I guess you can just rework that line and say, "Many people assume that psychic powers are 100% under the control and command of the person. This is not really true... etc. etc." I think most of us do have that assumption when we first read about or know about people with psychic powers.

Of course shows like "X-Men" and "The Dead Zone" doesn't help dispel this "myth". :P
Message: Posted by: Jim-Callahan (Jul 27, 2006 11:02PM)
You know I have not been asked that question in years and for a very specific reason.

I clearly define what I do and what I can do.

If you are getting such questions it is my belief that that it is a weakness in presentation.

People will ask such things if they do not beleive you or you have not defined yourself properly.

Jim

H.O.A-X

Even durring my most contentiouse times here no one ever asked me to do more than I state I can do.
Message: Posted by: jimtron (Jul 27, 2006 11:17PM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-27 23:53, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
Jim:

The media includes television shows, movies, books, ...

It is all Hollywood's fault, yeah, that's it. :)

Tony
[/quote]

So, including (fictional) novels and movies, and TV shows? That makes sense. Also those non-fiction, "unexplained mysteries" kinds of shows seem to imply a lot (in my opinion) nonsense that's not based on solid evidence.
Message: Posted by: Maddened (Jul 27, 2006 11:44PM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-28 00:02, Jim-Callahan wrote:
You know I have not been asked that question in years and for a very specific reason.
I clearly define what I do and what I can do.
If you are getting such questions it is my belief that that it is a weakness in presentation.
People will ask such things if they do not beleive you or you have not defined yourself properly.

Jim

H.O.A-X

Even durring my most contentiouse times here no one ever asked me to do more than I state I can do.
[/quote]

Good point Jim. I admit I haven't thought of that till now. So do you outright *say* what you can and can't do at the start, or do you let your effects and patter do that for you? Just asking, if you think I should find this out for myself, I'll understand. Thanks...
Message: Posted by: entity (Jul 28, 2006 12:32AM)
By the way, Geller claims to do more than just PK.

He presents design duplications, predictions, demonstrates clairvoyance, teleportations and has claimed to have done psychic healings.

- entity
Message: Posted by: mota (Jul 28, 2006 01:06AM)
Geller is also rich from being a psychic. Very rich. Many people do not know how he did it...I'll just tell you this, it wasn't from readings, contacting the dead or anything like that.
Message: Posted by: Maddened (Jul 28, 2006 02:01AM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-28 01:32, entity wrote:
By the way, Geller claims to do more than just PK.

He presents design duplications, predictions, demonstrates clairvoyance, teleportations and has claimed to have done psychic healings.

- entity
[/quote]
Oh yea, how could I have forgotten about that. Darn...
Message: Posted by: Harry H (Jul 28, 2006 04:11AM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-28 01:32, entity wrote:
By the way, Geller claims to do more than just PK.

He presents design duplications, predictions, demonstrates clairvoyance, teleportations and has claimed to have done psychic healings.

- entity
[/quote]

He also claims to have got his "powers" from Aliens.
Message: Posted by: Colin (Jul 28, 2006 04:50AM)
Spectator- "So why aren't you rich?!"

Colin - "I am."

Col :)
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Jul 28, 2006 06:29AM)
The Wizards' Journal # 5 (Lotto) has an answer for that question - here is an excerpt:

"The answer to these inquiring minds is: "Of course I can predict the winner of the lottery. But we Wizards (Mentalists) have a code of ethics about it. We never win enough to arouse suspicion, or else we'd be 'killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.' Think about it. If I entered every big lottery and won the multi-million dollar prize in every state, everyone would soon know that I can do it and will always win, and the lotteries would close down. Not to mention, there'd be a lot of hit men out after my secret. But if I win small, I never get into the papers, no one knows about my psychic powers and I can live just as comfortably as the richest multi-millionaire. Do I look like I dress shabby?"

"But you want proof. I can see you're a skeptic and won't just take my word for it. How about if I make YOU the big winner for a little lottery right here and now? Would that make a believer out of you?"

Of course, the effect follows this in which the spectator wins a "scratch-off game card" game of Lotto.
Message: Posted by: chichi711 (Jul 28, 2006 09:41AM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-28 00:02, Jim-Callahan wrote:
You know I have not been asked that question in years and for a very specific reason.

I clearly define what I do and what I can do.

If you are getting such questions it is my belief that that it is a weakness in presentation.

People will ask such things if they do not beleive you or you have not defined yourself properly.

Jim

H.O.A-X

Even durring my most contentiouse times here no one ever asked me to do more than I state I can do.
[/quote]

Jim I did ask you a number of times why you are not the most famous person alive and why you are not filthy rich. Granted I was speaking to "Jack", but that was still you. You never responded, but that does not mean it was not asked.
Message: Posted by: coupcoupdaddy (Jul 28, 2006 09:49AM)
ChiChi and to the question asked. There are promises one makes that one does not have to talk about in public. The Real McCoys are the fragile ones in this field and they do the best they can. Jung simply said where there is power, there is no love and where there is love, there is no power.

--Lydia 13
Message: Posted by: entity (Jul 28, 2006 09:53AM)
... and in the immortal words of Eusapia Palladino, spirit medium, after a Seance being controlled in a way as to prevent trickery: "Spooksa no come tonight..."

- entity
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Jul 28, 2006 10:11AM)
Of course, Jim/Jack did bring up a good question - how did this speak or sitter end up with you in the first place? Spec control and selection skills might help defeat this......

Answer one: "Why are you wasting your time asking questions about me? What is your purpose for coming here? To prove I am not a psychic? Like all things, if you do not want to step outside your seemingly safe, secure little world of false stock scientific explanations - we can now stop. I am sad you do not wish to experience something special - peace be with you" [give back money if an actual sitting or just leave if you are a stroller]

Answer two: "How do you mean rich? [wait for answer].... so, that is what you think makes one rich?... (pump pump pump and fry..or go to #1 above)

Answer three: "How do you come to the conclusion I am not rich? [wait for answer]... see answer two above....

I.e. don't answer direct - what sorta psychic cold reader answers direct?!?!
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jul 28, 2006 10:18AM)
I just tell the truth.

What we call psychic phenomena is for the most part, unprofitable. If I can cause things to move with my mind, people might pay to see this as a novelty, but it is not a talent that can earn me lots of money, most people can move an object with their hand. As for hands, if I can read a palm and tell someone about herself, it is not going to make me rich. I could possibly make some money in the casino, but this would be cheating, I would essentially be stealing, and my remains might be found in the desert.

Yes, I do occasionally have future memories, but these happen very infrequently and are of a very short duration, so there is no way to profit financially from these.

What I've found is that using my gifts to help people is the best use, and occasionally I can demonstrate these same gifts for those who have an interest in such things, much like a musician or a juggler exhibiting their talents. And like other performance artists, I may be paid for this.

Tony
Message: Posted by: chichi711 (Jul 28, 2006 10:29AM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-28 10:49, isso liwok wrote:
ChiChi and to the question asked. There are promises one makes that one does not have to talk about in public. The Real McCoys are the fragile ones in this field and they do the best they can. Jung simply said where there is power, there is no love and where there is love, there is no power.

--Lydia 13
[/quote]
Isso I was simply pointing out that the question had been asked to Jim. I really didn't care at the time if he responded or not. I still don't care.
Message: Posted by: coupcoupdaddy (Jul 28, 2006 10:40AM)
You rascal you.

H D X!

--Lydia 13
Message: Posted by: mota (Jul 28, 2006 10:44AM)
I once saw in a book the idea that everyone listens to the same radio station. The call letters are WII-FM. What's in it for me....

Psychic powers, and anything else, will produce money to the extent that it answers that question. In the psychic field it is readings for the most part...there is much in it for the client.

No one will get rich bending spoons...Geller got publicity that way but that's not how he made the big bucks.

So, when looking at marketing/making money with magic or anything else remember that all clients listen to WII-FM. That will tell you how much money there is to be made there.
Message: Posted by: Jim-Callahan (Jul 28, 2006 01:07PM)
Chi,

Jack was and is the best at what he did.
And is very well known in his reality.
He lives as he wants and has all he will and would ever need.

I would think that would be apparant to you by this point in time.

Or possibly you still do not understand Jack.

Best Wishes,

Jim

H.o.A-X
Message: Posted by: magic4545 (Jul 28, 2006 01:08PM)
"If you're psychic, why aren't you rich?"

"It's probably because I'm obviously still so in love with card tricks!"
Message: Posted by: Jim-Callahan (Jul 28, 2006 01:09PM)
Maddened,

I do a bit of both.
My experiments and demonstrations are very well defined and because of that it never occurs to people to ask the question put forth in this thread.

If you take a look at my page http://jimclass.com/ChalrlestonShows.htm for my recent show in Charleston you will note I have specific presentations outlined.

I can in disscuss at length any one of them I have a complete back story for each.
In fact the presentation with the late Raymond Hill is the reason for a full page story in the entertainment section of the Charleston Post and Courier this Sunday.

But as of yet I have had no one request I put them in touch with a loved one that has passed over because I make it clear during the presentation that this is a very special case and that it is the similarity in Rays and my own life experiences that enabled me to make contact with him.

I hope this makes sense but you must create the limits during your presentation. I have said this many times that a performer must define their unique super powers.

All artists do in some way. Painters, Writers, Singers, Dancers, No one asks a ballet dancer to do a hip hop number after her performance.

Hope this helps.

Jim
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Jul 28, 2006 01:15PM)
"Its because Im not, but I do have ESP-N with extended cable."

Nice open/page Jim. Nice state also. I've been through Charleston and didn't know they had performing theatres like that, well done.
Message: Posted by: Jim-Callahan (Jul 28, 2006 02:47PM)
Candini, I was surprised about the venue also.

This is the poster for the show http://jimclass.com/Poster.htm

They project it on the side of the building two storys above one of the main streets in the evening.
The image is about 16 feet by 8 I think.
(Made me laugh the first time I saw it. Just did not expect it.)

From what I understand a group of magicians are to attend the early show this evening.

We will see if some wise guy asks the question put forth on this thread just to yank my chain.

Surprising how many guys read this board but do not post.

Jim

H.o.A-X
Message: Posted by: chichi711 (Jul 28, 2006 03:13PM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-28 14:07, Jim-Callahan wrote:
Chi,

Jack was and is the best at what he did.
And is very well known in his reality.
He lives as he wants and has all he will and would ever need.

I would think that would be apparant to you by this point in time.

Or possibly you still do not understand Jack.

Best Wishes,

Jim

H.o.A-X



[/quote]

All to well I understand what Jack is and where Jack lives. It scares me.

You just said that nobody had ever said that to YOU and I was just letting you know that I have. Both to the user name "Jack Galloway" AND Jim-Callahan. I just wanted to remind you of that. :)

Jim we both know that you are the real deal, so I am not trying to fight with you. :)
Message: Posted by: The Doktor (Jul 28, 2006 03:17PM)
It's also suprising how many post but don't read.






H D X!
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jul 28, 2006 03:21PM)
Jim:

That is an amazing looking poster.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Necromancer (Jul 28, 2006 04:30PM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-28 16:21, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
Jim:

That is an amazing looking poster.

Tony
[/quote]

Looks great, Jim! But judging from the photo, the "man who died" was a very convincing drag queen.

Best,
Neil
Message: Posted by: jimtron (Jul 28, 2006 04:36PM)
Jim:

Did you make the agreement with the man before he died? He agreed to be part of your show after death? (re: http://jimclass.com/Poster.htm )

- jimtron
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jul 28, 2006 04:44PM)
I think that the aggreement was made recently. I think that the "Ghost"(Not the one seen on the poster) is also on Jim's payrole already????!!!!
I predict an article in a major newspaper will elaborate on this mysterious situation.
Message: Posted by: Harry H (Jul 28, 2006 05:46PM)
I think David Hasslehoff and Stefan Dennis should sue for image copyright!! :) :)
Message: Posted by: Maddened (Jul 28, 2006 07:53PM)
No guys see... The man who died is trying to drag the girl back with him and Jim is attempting to prevent that. It gets lonely when you're dead I imagine...

Thanks for the response Jim. I think calling yourself a Paranormalist is a very brilliant move indeed. ;)
Message: Posted by: Stephan Therien (Jul 28, 2006 10:00PM)
Well guys Uri Geller is rich so does that mean hes a phychics lol just joking don't want to start the Geller war in this tread also lol
Message: Posted by: Dario (Jul 29, 2006 07:07AM)
In fact I'm a member of the lords of the world. A secret society that controls the world in the shadow, but we have false personalities and fake jobs for keep us in secret.
Message: Posted by: coupcoupdaddy (Jul 29, 2006 07:12AM)
Noted.

H D X!

--Lydia 14
Message: Posted by: Jim-Callahan (Jul 29, 2006 10:45AM)
Tony & Neil,

The Poster design is linked to a story from my show about my daughter.
It is a strange but true story and I often see women in the audience nodding their heads in affirmation and slightly glassy eyed when I tell it.
(The girl on the poster is my daughter she is four days away from 16)

Jimtron,

The guy who I have working with me is the late of this world Raymond Putnam Hill who passed on into another reality in 1980 but according to his book (My Family of Souls) will be returning in 2043. During the show I provide documentary footage of my making contact with Raymond and proof of his being relocated to the theater that I am now working in.

I then provide proof by way of experimental/demonstration that Raymond is present and accounted for in the theater.

Dave aka SlimKing was correct in his predictions.

Because of that presentation made possible with the assistance of the Raymond Hill, this Sunday I am told their will be a full page article in the entertainment section of the Charleston paper. With three or four pics.
(One can only hope that some one will be upset about it)
Unfortunately I do not know the slant the article will take.
One can only control so much.
I do know the reporter was interviewing people who experienced the past haunting activity's accredited to Ray.
Possibly she will recount how he manifested his presence during my experiment and how it compared to the phenomena the people living in his home experienced.

Since it is a rather involved situation/story I will not get into here but will post a link to the article for those who may be interested on a new thread.

Now let us go back to the topic of the thread.
Even after the show people do not ask for more.
They realize it is a finished deal and that what they see in the show is what can and will be done.

I do offer to answer any questions with in reason that the audience may have.
And they often ask many but even the skeptics keep it to the topics or subject at hand.
They also have been (the Skeptics) very polite and interested in the show.
Not confrontational in any way but rather wanting to just talk about my thoughts on the supernatural experience.

Ya'll have a good day.

Best Wishes,

Jim

H.O.A-X
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Jul 29, 2006 12:19PM)
"I'm not rich, but I'm never in want for money either."
Message: Posted by: jimtron (Jul 29, 2006 12:23PM)
[quote]The guy who I have working with me is the late of this world Raymond Putnam Hill who passed on into another reality in 1980 but according to his book (My Family of Souls) will be returning in 2043. During the show I provide documentary footage of my making contact with Raymond and proof of his being relocated to the theater that I am now working in. [/quote]

Jim, did you make contact with him while he was still alive, or after he died?

- jimtron
Message: Posted by: Jim-Callahan (Jul 29, 2006 12:41PM)
Ray and I became aquainted recently.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 29, 2006 12:43PM)
I can only handle one reality at a time.

If I can't figure out where I left my glasses in this one, I'll never find my keys in another one.

;)

People never ask me why I'm not rich. They used to, but I wear better clothing now.
Message: Posted by: jimtron (Jul 29, 2006 12:52PM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-29 13:41, Jim-Callahan wrote:
Ray and I became aquainted recently.


[/quote]

Have you been in touch with Ray's surviving family?
Message: Posted by: NabsS (Aug 8, 2006 12:07PM)
I think mentalists should NEVER pretend to be psychics, and I also think that a real psychic should, if he/she's honest, instead of doing shows, do something more helpful, like help to catch criminals, be a diplomat, etc. etc.

If you really get known as a psychic, you could get kidnapped by a terrorrist or criminal group who needs your "help", and be in a real mess.
Message: Posted by: Jim-Callahan (Aug 8, 2006 12:14PM)
And why should they do as you say?

One life course is of no more value than any other.

They all effect the whole and even the most wasted life does positivly impact others who you might say lead a life of virtue.

I do what pleases me.

Jim

H.O.A-X
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Aug 8, 2006 12:31PM)
NabsS

I would love to catch criminals, but my glove is a bit too small. I might be able to hit them if you pitch them over the plate though.

I've already done my government service, 12 years as an intelligence analyst.
How I choose to spend my time and use my gifts now, is my business.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Aug 8, 2006 12:37PM)
Shhh - hide in plain sight - shhhh...
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Aug 8, 2006 12:52PM)
Sorry, I retired from the spy business. :)

Tony
Message: Posted by: jimtron (Aug 8, 2006 01:05PM)
Speaking of the spy business and psychics, has anyone read [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743241924/sr=8-1/qid=1155060255/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-1300867-5533606?ie=UTF8]"The Men Who Stare at Goats"?[/url] It's a great book about the use of paranormal techniques in the U.S. military.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Aug 8, 2006 01:12PM)
When I was in Nebraska, there were a lot of stories about sheep.

That sounds like a good read Jim.

Thank you.

Tony
Message: Posted by: chichi711 (Aug 8, 2006 02:22PM)
[quote]
On 2006-08-08 14:12, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
When I was in Nebraska, there were a lot of stories about sheep.

That sounds like a good read Jim.

Thank you.

Tony
[/quote]

Easy Tony....
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Aug 8, 2006 02:29PM)
Sorry Chichi, he is bringing up some bahahahahahd memories.
Message: Posted by: harishjose (Aug 8, 2006 04:31PM)
This kind of makes me wonder:
I have read many people claim that their methods and books can start religions. This can be an eye opener for all mentalists: How many mentalists do people really know or have heard of?
Uri Geller: Yes
Kreskin: Sort of
Derren Brown: Huh who?
??

Any more?
Maybe we all live in a yellow submarine.

So next time, before you say: I blew away people with my mind reading or cold reading act, Wait and ask this question yourself. Did I actually do it?
To entertain and to play god are two different things.
Message: Posted by: Jim-Callahan (Aug 8, 2006 05:36PM)
Well I am did and do.

But I got a different deal.

Jim

H.O.A-X

http://www.JimClass.Com
Message: Posted by: Seth speaks (Aug 8, 2006 08:28PM)
[quote]
On 2006-08-08 13:14, Jim-Callahan wrote:
And why should they do as you say?

One life course is of no more value than any other.

They all effect the whole and even the most wasted life does positivly impact others who you might say lead a life of virtue.

I do what pleases me.

Jim

H.O.A-X
[/quote]

Ooh... VERY good answer!

Seth
Message: Posted by: magus (Aug 9, 2006 12:01AM)
Why haven't you won the lottery?
Because I can't read a ping pong ball's mind.
And the guy next to the machine doesn't know what the outcome will be.
or
They stop selling the tickets 15 minutes or a half hour before the drawing,
by the time I get the numbers, the ticket sales have closed.
or
I did win the lottery, not millions, but enough that I quit my job and just do this now.
Pat
Message: Posted by: coupcoupdaddy (Aug 9, 2006 11:13AM)
Marie-Louise Van Franz writes: "Naturally people are wrong in saying that if a soothsayer cannot forsee for himself...he is of no use. We know that the capacity for telepathy does not function at will, and therefore even someone who has such gifts cannot always save himself from falling into traps. It is the great crux in the investigation of these things."

H D X!

--Lydia 15
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 27, 2006 04:40AM)
Tell them, "Because I do not want the FBI after me."

A lot of times people tell me to give them the lottery. I say, "It will be illegal, I just met you, you could be undercover FBI."
Message: Posted by: Malchat (Nov 27, 2006 04:51AM)
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I say, "It will be illegal, I just met you, you could be undercover FBI."
[/quote]

"But can't you tell from reading my mind?"
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 27, 2006 05:00AM)
It never went that far with me. The spectators already ends it with a laugh.
Message: Posted by: salsa_dancer (Nov 27, 2006 05:00AM)
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On 2006-11-27 05:40, Dynamike wrote:

A lot of times people tell me to give them the lottery. I say, "It will be illegal, I just met you, you could be undercover FBI."
[/quote]

I don't understand. You say you have just started in mentalism, were you that good that people would ask you for the lottery numbers after you performed sponge balls for them?
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 27, 2006 05:05AM)
Nice try, Salsa. I have been doing several mental tricks throughout the years also. One is Thought Transmitter, another is Die Cipher 2, "One Step Ahead", and many mental card tricks also.
Message: Posted by: mesmer (Nov 27, 2006 06:54AM)
Im not a Psychic Im a Hypnotist so no one is not going to give me that kind of feedback
Message: Posted by: Picard (Nov 27, 2006 07:47AM)
I once got one girl saying that after I have done some strong card mentalism to her. I just continued with the trick "Lottery" by Jay Sankey pattering that I actually CAN guess lottery numbers but that I might lose this great ability if I ever used it in a selfish way like winning a lottery and that I am not willing to take any risks.
But let's try an experiment with lottery numbers, hm - we don't have any so 52 cards of this deck which you can shuffle as much as you want will represent the lottery numbers. Etc. etc. It got enormous reactions!