For years we have asked Mark to publish a book that reveals his coveted Séance work. For years he was reluctant — for good reason — he makes a good living and travels the world internationally just with his Séance work. In point of fact as of this post, he just left for a three-week booking in Oslo, Norway for an Autumn-Fest. Naturally we at Stevens Magic are very excited that Mark has finally relented. This is arguably one of his finest publications to date, both with respect to content and quality of the publication. The price-point is is a bargain for anyone interested in this field, but also strategically placed to prevent the “just curious.” We encourage you to read the testimonials below…
Mark Edward is a professional mentalist who specializes in magic of the mind. He has spent over 25 years in world class venues from high-end night clubs and theaters to hundreds of private party and corporate events. As one of only five specially chosen and trained mediums in the history of Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle, he has performed 15 years of seances that helped him perfect the role of spirit medium and psychic entertainer.
If your goal in magic is to present those rarified moments in real life when strange, unexplainable instances of something supremely odd or paranormal happens—and you are searching for adventurous experiments where the rubber meets the road with demonstrations of psychic power, precognition, clairvoyance and the beyondness of things not quite understood by science or standard magic—then Mark Edward’s new book, “The Real Deal,” is a resource you will want.
Each of the five fully scripted performance pieces, including the seven effects used in Mark’s killer “Black Dahlia Séance,” is crafted to exploit and entertain aspects of human nature that make us all crave the unusual, the unique and the truly bizarre. The author of “Sense and Séance” has combined well researched antiquarian storytelling of spirit intervention and simple conjuring techniques to create strong, easy-to-build routines that will give your audience (or the sitters in your séance circle) no other option but to sit back and wonder … is this The Real Deal?
‘I have long used the many clever concepts contained in Mark Edwards ‘Bundles’, which for me is bizarre magick par excellence. Innocent papers tied with a tattered ribbon to create a whole show full of ambiance, stories, and mystery. You know this comes from a real worker and using his ideas has enhanced my own work immeasurably. With his attention turned to seances, be prepared for a treat.’ – Dr. Todd Landman
‘Mark is the world’s leading expert on séances, and I’m excited that he’s sharing his techniques and secrets in this book. I first met Mark almost forty years ago, and have watched him go from strength to strength ever since. I’ve watched him on TV on several occasions, and have read virtually everything he’s written on séances and other areas of the psychic world. Unfortunately, I was never able to see his séance at the Magic Castle. This book helps fill that gap, as it’s the next best thing to seeing him perform. Mark is an excellent writer, and his voice and sense of humor come across in every word he writes. If you have even the slightest interest in séances, you need this book’. – Richard Webster
‘I am a big fan of Mark Edward and this IS the real deal! For me mentalism is all about connecting with people and what you will find here are powerful demonstrations finally tipped from Mark’s personal repertoire. With the routines and content inside this book, you will be able to make a true connection with your sitters, and they will be able to experience real moments of amazement! If you want to stand out from the crowd, if you want the learn from one of the best the real deal IS the book you are looking for!’ – Luca Volpe – The Italian Mentalist
‘I have been inspired by Mark Edward’s work for many years, not only for his creativity, but for the frank experience and lessons learned he imparts. Mark has spent his career effectively turning cynics to believers, but reveals ‘how’ from a totally different perspective than many others are prepared to, in the psychic entertainment community. This is the ‘real work’ and I recommend studying anything he shares’. – Steve Drury
‘Every area of our craft has an acknowledged master performer and creator’ In the world of séance work , story telling Magic, and Mentalist Mark Edwards is considered one of those master performers. The release of Edwards’ works are always an anticipated event. His books never fail to deliver powerful storytelling magic I usually mark my calendar when I know something he has been working on is about to be released.’ – Rolando Santos (Assistant Editor of the Linking Ring or Past President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians 2010-2011.)