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Hi all,

I have been a lurker of the magic Café for roughly 8 years now and I am looking forward to finally taking part / hopefully giving back to the community. I am a mentalism hobbyist but I love keeping up to date and seeing new methods in all areas. I have performed a few stage shows (I enjoy this more than close up) but not for a few years now. I learned the massive lesson that performance is the key to a great act, not the method itself.

I started studying magic at the age of 15 after seeing a close up card magician at a friends wedding, I remember watching him perform the Omni Deck which completely blew my mind. I started by learning card magic and performed for friends but it always bugged me that the entertainment was based around objects - each trick was another gimmick to carry. The idea of appearing "propless" was always the dream situation for me. Connecting with people on a more emotional level was more appealing than making a card teleport, which was what led me to learning mentalism.

I was always a huge fan of Derren Browns stage shows, I had been to see a few live before I started studying mentalism. I was fooled into thinking it really was phycology and the other techniques he explains it as. I believed his ending to "An Evening of Wonders" (Q&A + Prediction System) really appeared to be "real magic". It took a few years of research to gain a good grasp on the methods being used but even so, I still get that feeling of "wow" inside watching it today.

Some of my favorite performers include :
Peter Turner
Colin Cloud
Richard Osterlind
Lennart Green
Dani DaOrtiz
Derren Brown

Mary Mowder
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Welcome Sethekk,

You'll be a welcome addition to our rapidly growing Mental crowd.

In my late teens, I enjoyed watching Kreskin (for the younger set, Kreskin was a Mentalist with a syndicated show 1972 - 1975) with my whole Family. Those are still happy and Magical memories.

I can't help but notice that some of your heros are still Close-Up guys.

-Mary Mowder
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Welcome to the Café Smile I remember trying to make myself a memory palace like Derren Browns. That takes some serious dedication and skills. Like how they say he is banned from almost every casino. Enjoy your stay here!
'My brain is the key that sets me free.'
- Harry Houdini
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