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Lior
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Hello friend
Can you predict the next move in magic
(Many magician are going into mentalisem,
are they going to stay?)
Can you tell us about the new wave of mentalisem?
Where are we going next?

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Well Lior, if I could predict that I would really be a psychic Smile

Anyway, it seems that magic branches out in different areas. Often, magicians hate mentalists and mentalists hate magicians in the past. A lack of understanding. Lately it seems the two have been blending. Mostly do due to the efforts of people like David Blaine and so on.

I see one of two things happening. Either more branching out. Those who want to be seen as real against those who want to be seen as using natural means (NLP, psychology and so on) and of course those who do magic.

Or maybe a coming together of both.

I think the real differences really are not the claims, but more style when it comes to the differences between magic and mentalism.

I think that is why so many accept Blaine on both sides. Now if he were just pulling a rabbit out of a hat and acting like "some cheesy magician in a tux" as Penn puts it, certainly mentalists would not have accepted him at all no matter what his success. Unless it was a caricature of course.

Don't get me wrong, there is a place of the "cheesy magician in a Tux" If he is in his element and entertaining he is doing his job.

I have many friends that are great in their element. Street performers that you would not want to see in a city block of a trade show floor, but then again I would not want to see a trade show performance at a street festival either. (Not to say there are those who cannot do both, but they adapt if they do it well)

Hope that answered the question as best as possible.
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Actually Lior, you may be able to tell me the next step we are going to take, I would like to hear your thoughts as one of the top mentalists.
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