Peter Turner 2

Say the name Peter Turner amongst a group of mentalists you get everyone’s attention right away. Why is that?

Peter ‘The Perceptionist’ Turner has carved a name for himself within the magic community as not only a unique performer, but an ingenious and innovatory thinker. Peter has a definite way with words. If you want your performances to become legendary stories retold between laymen, and to be remembered for ever, then listen to everything this guy has to say.

Regarded as one of the most influential mentalists of our time, he has consulted on many projects for TV and stage. Now you have a chance to meet and hear lecture the man Kenton Knepper has called, “One of the most natural, realistic mentalists of our time.”

Drawing equally from mentalism and psychology, Peter spins together routines that delight and amaze audiences. His publications include Isabella’s Star 2 (in stock at Magick now!), The Portugal Notes, Symphony of Silence, Devious Realities, Dare to be Bold, and the DVDs The Devil in Disguise, Jinxed and Freeform Mentalism.

Pete’s lecture is here at The Lounge next Thursday 3 July. Doors open at 7:03 and we start at 7:30. Admission is free for Sheffield Circle members, £10 for visiting magicians. A bargain not to be missed!

PS Yes, that’s Colin McLeod in the background.

Just came across this on Lounger Nigel Francis‘ web site:

“I found the Sheffield Magic Shop (�Magick Enterprises�) in a tiny unit on Howard Street. There was a very strange man behind the counter with wild frizzy hair and a beard called Russell.”

Actually, I’m called Russell. Haven’t got around to naming my beard yet. Very remiss of me I’m sure. Always open to helpful suggestions though…

Packed with Loungers as usual this Saturday. Mindreader/Hypnotist Peter Zenner was in and the discussions turned to psychokinesis as a vehicle for mentalism. Roger Curzon felt that to display too wide a range of pseudo-psychic abilities could be counter-productive. Interesting point.

I’ve played around with invisible threads and ITRs, and have had some success with a floating banknote routine. But that’s clearly a magic trick (though not to everyone, I recall!). For me, something subtler works better; a slight twitch or a slow movement rather than a full-bodied float? Have been using Andrew Gerard‘s Energy Bill for a little while now. (Available on DVD.) Not sure it would work with non-US currency, but it does! Excellent, impromptu, no gimmicks. Effective? Ask Peter.

A range of Kenton Knepper DVDs arrived recently. Includes one on the magnetic attraction business with canes. Not seen this for years, but it’s something I remember Peter used to use very successfully.

Mustn’t forget Adam’s Weekly Wheeze this time:

All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.

Well, it has the merit of relevance.