Between the covers of this book the reader will find Mark’s top ten favorite effects using standard playing cards, ESP cards and the Tarot. Five knock-out routines of his own, two that I worked into near miracle status with the help of Larry Becker, two killer ESP gems written up by Mark courtesy of Jules Lenier and with the permission of Bascom Jones and Ned Rutledge; one of Ned’s very rare “Unusuals.”
This is a collection of only the best card work Mark Edward performs without any faked cards or particularly complicated sleights or handling – Simply the strongest demonstrations of mind to mind contact I have ever used. From audience empowering stand-up mentalism to seance and bizarre magic, each routine is backed up with a plausible story line dealing with telepathy, ESP, voodoo, hypnotism or other paranormal possibilities. If you are interested in making your card act jump from the merely clever into the realm of fantastic believability, this book is for you!
A full bibliography is included. 60 duplex printed pages, 8,5″ x 11″ format / flexible black coil bound with a clear plastic covered color cover.
Mark Edward is a professional mentalist who specializes in magic of the mind. He has spent over twenty five 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 fifteen years of seances that helped him perfect the role of spirit medium and psychic entertainer. During this time he wrote several books on these subjects and appeared on television as both primary consultant and on-air performer in such diverse programming as A & E’s Biography: “Houdini, the Great Escape,” NBC’s “The Other Side” and “Psychic Secrets Revealed,” The Sci-Fi Channel’s “Mysteries, Magic and Miracles,” The Discovery Channel’s “Forces Beyond,” and most recently on two episodes of The Learning Channel’s “Exploring the Unknown.” His featured segment as a spirit medium on the pilot episode of Showtime’s “Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!” series entitled “Speaking with the Dead” helped secure an Emmy Award nomination for that episode in 2002. He continues to be consulted by the media for his knowledge of spiritualism, psychic fraud and ghost lore.
Mark also spent over ten years as a “professional psychic” working on a 900 telephone service and observing spiritualist church groups while at the same time acting on the editorial board of the highly acclaimed Skeptic magazine. He has written articles for various metaphysical magazines including Foretold where his activities as a consulting ghost hunter attracted the attention of other periodicals such as Fate Magazine, The Altar Flame, Magic, The New Invocation, Seance Magazine, Vibrations, and Magick.