Thank you for your interest in world-renowned mentalist Richard Osterlind. If you\'re interested in retaining Richard Osterlind\'s services for your event or function, you\'re invited to visit his online brochure by clicking here. If you\'re a mentalist or magician interested in Richard Osterlind\'s books, videos and performance materials for professional entertainers, click here to continue. Richard Osterlind is an entertainer who is considered by many to be the foremost Mentalist performing in the English language. His unique blend of ability, talent and humor create a comfortable and relaxed, yet challenging and stimulating experience for participants as well as members of the audience. The range of his abilities includes ESP, Mindreading, Psychokinesis, and Suggestion. The types of tests in a typical performance can include asking participants to concentrate on subjects they would like to share; names of friends, children, pets, phone numbers, addresses, locations. Basic routine facts of every day life. Richard will focus with them, and tell them their thoughts. He can predict the word an audience member will select at random from a recent TIME/NEWSWEEK type of magazine. He will bend metal, and with certain participants assist them in bending metal. Osterlind possesses a degree of flexibility that enables him to entertain intimate groups, hospitality suites, on the trade show floor, or a stage show in the theater / banquet setting. This flexibility provides the option of a multiple impact opportunity; he can perform in any or all of the formats depending on the structure of the program. Audiences from Beijing to Boston; Monte Carlo to Mexico City; Calgary to Cleveland have been astounded by his work. He has been invited for return engagements by many of the CEO\'s and event planners he has amazed. The level of sophistication, integrity and humor create an environment that will impress even the skeptics among the audience. Should your entertainment needs require a performer that is unique, flexible, committed to excellence and concerned with your interests regarding the overall success of the function, Richard Osterlind is the best choice. Richard Osterlind has the ability to perform in several diverse, yet complimentary formats. His adaptability, along with his flexibility, allow clients to maximize their entertainment investment, while reaping a tremendous return from the enjoyment and utter amazement of attendees. We will outline the different possibilities and suggest appropriate formats for types of events. Through our many years of working with Osterlind the most prevalent bit of feedback, after his extraordinary talent, has been regarding his sincere desire to entertain in a manner that is most effective for the total enjoyment of the audience. Simply put, he will do what ever is necessary to insure that client and attendee alike are in awe of his abilities. Conferences - Corporate Functions - Conventions - Trade Shows - Fundraisers, Social Functions Walk-Around (Close Up) Osterlind will approach individuals and small groups and perform tests that include having subjects think of names people, places, dates and events, numbers. He may also engage in psychokinetic exercises like having someone loan him a penny, and bending it, without the use of physical force. Stage Show The Stage Show typically follows a dinner. Osterlind will invite audience members to the stage to assist him in several different types of tests. The role of the audience volunteer is basically to concentrate on thoughts Osterlind might suggest or thoughts of the volunteer, and to report to the audience the accurateness of the exercise. He read individual minds of the audience as a whole, either from the stage or the house floor. This is extremely effective. Hospitality Suite Many organizations host hospitality suites at conventions and trade shows, featuring Osterlind performing at specific hours, usually at the end of the business day. This format has proven to be such a benefit several corporations have been using him for over a decade. The most effective types of tests are of the Walk-Around type although, given the circumstances, anything is possible. Trade Show Booth Richard Osterlind has become quite popular as a Trade Show performer. He is termed a \"traffic stopper\". His function is to draw attention to the client booth, bringing potential customers into the booth. Once again, he has clients that have considered him an effective member of their marketing team for many years. The tests in this format are a cross-section of all the disciplines, as well as an integration of client product message. Multiple Impact Opportunities Flexibility and adaptability are constant themes in our discussion of Richard Osterlind. We emphasize his ability to you to maximize your entertainment investment dollar. Organizations that participate in events that occur over several days, venues, and formats,(conventions, conferences, and trade shows),take full advantage of these attributes while minimizing talent costs and related travel and production expenses. Osterlind can perform in any or all of the previously mentioned options, based on the needs of the group and particular function. If you need entertainment that is unique, fun and absolutely unforgettable, don\'t settle for that same old song and dance! Use your head - and let your guests use theirs! Give them something to think about - the rare gift of laughter and amazement, wit and wonder, for an occasion they\'ll be talking about long after the lights are out and the party\'s over!
Richard Osterlind has always been a bit of an enigma when it comes to his involvement with the world of magic and magicians. He will release a number of books and effects and then disappear from the scene, sometimes for years at a time, before he’s heard from again. When he resurfaces, however, he always has another batch of strong, straightforward material that never fails to create a sensation among performers who recognize commercial, audience-tested material when they see it. As prodigious as his output has been over the years, however, Osterlind has never made his living from selling books, videos or effects or from prowling the lecture circuit. He’s too busy performing at some of the most prestigious venues in the world for movers and shakers throughout the corporate world. He’s performed three times in Monte Carlo and his travels have also taken him to such disparate places as Bejing, Mexico, the UK, Bermuda, Finland and the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic. What’s more, he always performs material of his own devising, diabolical secrets that generate spontaneous standing ovations and re-bookings time after time. The only thing more amazing than Osterlind’s creations is the fact that he freely shares all of them with the mentalism and magic communities. Richard Osterlind was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1948. Bridgeport was once the home of another famous showman, P.T. Barnum, so it seems fitting in some way that Osterlind would obtain his first magic trick, a coin slide, at the age of 6 at a performance of the Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bailey Circus under an open tent in Seaside Park. Other magic sets followed, of course, and by the age of 10, Osterlind was performing magic shows for his friends in the family basement. By this time, the family had moved to Ansonia, a smaller town north of Bridgeport, and Osterlind’s interest in magic began to wane during his high school and college years. Music had become his new calling and his skills as a drummer led in exciting new directions. It was during a trip into New York City to play at the Bitter End, one of the Village’s hot jazz and rock clubs, that Osterlind decided, on a whim, to stop by Tannen’s, the legendary magic shop then situated right in mid-town. This brief visit re-ignited his passion for magic and, in short order, he bought a set of The Tarbell Course in Magic and worked at joining the local International Brotherhood of Magicians ring. As a matter of fact, for his initiation show, he learned Dai Vernon’s Cups and Balls routine, practicing endlessly to make sure it was perfect so he would be allowed entrance into the club. He later mused that at the time, he didn’t realize that learning “any old trick” would have gotten him in. However, Osterlind’s skills were not lost on the members who thought he was incredibly gifted, not realizing that the Vernon routine was the only trick he knew at the time! He soon became intensely interested in mentalism and began doing mental effects for interested persons during band breaks. In fact, it was the bass player in Osterlind’s band that got him his first mentalism gig at a local Chamber of Commerce function and as necessity is often the mother of invention, he created his first original effect for that show, an impression device that turned out to be clever, practical and fiercely original. Later marketed as “IMPAD,” this would be only the first in a number of inventions, many of which would go on to be part of the arsenal of mentalists everywhere. By this time, Osterlind was performing shows often, some magic others purely mentalism but it wasn’t long before his love for the latter won out. Even during a lengthy, seven-year sojourn as the house magician at a luxury hotel in Stamford, along Connecticut’s “gold coast,” he was mixing in more and more mentalism. He had also started to study stage hypnotism and began doing hypnotism shows. In the ensuing twenty years, Osterlind became a full-time performer, moving from the college to the corporate market, doing less shows for more money and traveling to places most only dream of. During this time, he’s created an amazing body of work. Besides “IMPAD,” his marketed effects include “CHANGE OF MIND,” “TWO-FACED,” “RADAR DECK,” “APEX STAINLESS STEEL BLINDFOLD,” “INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH LINK,” “JOURNEY INTO HYPNOTISM,” “SEAFIRE SEQUENCE,” “EPITOME BOARD, “ULTRA BOARD,” “THOUGHT SCAN,” and the “S.O.S. BAG,” perhaps the last word on Annemann’s Pseudo-Psychometry plot and his own unique take on the classic “MENTAL EPIC.” Some of his newer effects are “TRANSPARENT FORCES” and “ODDS,” a routine that takes the design duplication effect into new dimensions. His published works include Three Miracle Routines, Two Perfected Routines, Dynamic Mysteries, The Very Modern Mindreader and The Osterlind Breakthrough Card System – 20th Anniversary Edition, an updating of his classic stacking system, complete with new hints, ideas and effects. His “trilogy,” Making Magic Real, Making Real Magic and Essays has gathered widespread critical acclaim. More recently he released The Memorized Breakthrough, The Perfected Center Tear and other assorted routines and The Business of Magic, which contains some of the best advice for the professional performer on how to make money in this business. He’s contributed to many publications including Bascom Jones’ Magick, Apocalypse, The Linking Ring, The Magic Menu, and many of Al Mann’s mentalism manuscripts. Richard is currently working on a NEW book called The Principles of Magic. Osterlind’s work is also represented on video in Challenge Magic, a video released some eleven years ago and the more recent Richard Osterlind’s Mind Mysteries and Easy To Master Mental Miracles published by L&L Publishing. His new video release will be available later this year. Richard moved to Kentucky in 2000 where he lives with his wife, Lisa and his 2 stepdaughters, Megan and Brittany. They recently purchased their new raised colonial house (yes, it DOES have 2 white pillars!) where Richard has his “Magic Workshop.” It is here and at his computer that he creates his new material. Though his presence has ebbed and flowed from the magic marketplace over the years, sometimes due to circumstances beyond his control, this time Osterlind says he’s back to stay. All of his material is safely back in his hands and he’s making it available to the magic and mentalism communities through dealers and also through his own website
Volume One Swami Opener Magic Vs. Mindreading A Question & The Answer Extra-Sensory Perception A Word in Thousands El Numero Syd Bergson Center Read Telephone Directory Seven Keys To Baldpate Marked Thought In this exciting video event, Richard Osterlind, one of the world\'s top mentalists, opens the vaults and reveals the inner workings of some of the best mentalism ever created. Not self-working, but by no means difficult to do, these classic effects already make up the repertoires of some of the finest mentalists working today. Richard Osterlind has combed the vast literature of mentalism to find the strongest mentalism and mental magic effects ever created by past and present masters of the art and each will astound even the most sophisticated audience. Watch Richard perform them all before an astonished live audience and then go behind the scenes as he, along with host Jim Sisti, explains the diabolical methods. Combined with the Real Secrets of what makes these effects work, this series is destined to become a classic resource for those seeking to learn the art of mentalism. Volume Two Magic Medallion Five Star Prediction Clip Line Hoy Book Test Blindfold Routine Flip Flop Flush Ultimate Matrix The Trick That Fooled Einstein Mental Numbers Headline Prediction In this exciting video event, Richard Osterlind, one of the world\'s top mentalists, opens the vaults and reveals the inner workings of some of the best mentalism ever created. Not self-working, but by no means difficult to do, these classic effects already make up the repertoires of some of the finest mentalists working today. Richard Osterlind has combed the vast literature of mentalism to find the strongest mentalism and mental magic effects ever created by past and present masters of the art and each will astound even the most sophisticated audience. Watch Richard perform them all before an astonished live audience and then go behind the scenes as he, along with host Jim Sisti, explains the diabolical methods. Combined with the Real Secrets of what makes these effects work, this series is destined to become a classic resource for those seeking to learn the art of mentalism. Volume Three Par-Optic Vision Fourth Dimensional Telepathy The Third Choice Locked Eye Test Locked Hands Test The Abnormal Lift Tervil Impromptu Book Test Slate Writing Living & Dead Encore Card Stabbing In this exciting video event, Richard Osterlind, one of the world\'s top mentalists, opens the vaults and reveals the inner workings of some of the best mentalism ever created. Not self-working, but by no means difficult to do, these classic effects already make up the repertoires of some of the finest mentalists working today. Richard Osterlind has combed the vast literature of mentalism to find the strongest mentalism and mental magic effects ever created by past and present masters of the art and each will astound even the most sophisticated audience. Watch Richard perform them all before an astonished live audience and then go behind the scenes as he, along with host Jim Sisti, explains the diabolical methods. Combined with the Real Secrets of what makes these effects work, this series is destined to become a classic resource for those seeking to learn the art of mentalism. Volume Four Acidus Plus Magazine Test Pateo Force Pseudo Psychometry Predict-Tac-Toe Synonymental Original Center Tear Viewed ESP Prediction Spoon Bending Key Bending Phantom Artist In this exciting video event, Richard Osterlind, one of the world\'s top mentalists, opens the vaults and reveals the inner workings of some of the best mentalism ever created. Not self-working, but by no means difficult to do, these classic effects already make up the repertoires of some of the finest mentalists working today. Richard Osterlind has combed the vast literature of mentalism to find the strongest mentalism and mental magic effects ever created by past and present masters of the art and each will astound even the most sophisticated audience. Watch Richard perform them all before an astonished live audience and then go behind the scenes as he, along with host Jim Sisti, explains the diabolical methods. Combined with the Real Secrets of what makes these effects work, this series is destined to become a classic resource for those seeking to learn the art of mentalism.
The Act It\'s a rare thing when one of mentalism\'s leading minds divulges the secrets to his professional act-the material he\'s been earning a living with for decades. Yet, on this volume of an extraordinary video series, that\'s exactly what Richard Osterlind does - sharing not only the methods, but the fine details, of the powerhouse effects he\'s been wowing corporate and trade show audiences all over the world with. Watch him amaze the audience in performance and then go behind the scenes as Osterlind, along with host Jim Sisti, shows you how it\'s all done. Bank Night - Osterlind\'s original, tried and proven version of a classic, complete with a commercial kicker that will endear you to any audience. A great opener for any act! The Perfected Center Tear - Complete instruction in the ultimate version of Osterlind\'s legendary center tear, which can be done in slow motion and completely surrounded. You rip up the paper...and return all of the pieces! Radar Deck - Four spectators just think of a card and the performer names them all! The full workings and never-before-disclosed handling tips are here, including instructions on how to make your own Radar Deck. Watch Routine - One spectator thinks of a time while another turns the hands of a face-down watch. When the watch is turned over, it\'s found to display the first spectator\'s thought-of time. Perform this miracle anywhere, anytime...and with any watch! Thought Scan - Originally marketed for $250.00, Osterlind\'s version of the classic Q&A routine is an act in itself. If one could actually read minds, it would look like this! Magazine Test - In this never-before-released miracle, the performer predicts the word a spectator will circle on a freely-selected page in a magazine. This was the finale for Richard Osterlind\'s act for many years. Linking Finger Rings - Wedding bands borrowed from three spectators are linked together in the fairest manner possible. This routine has been called the very best version of this classic effect ever conceived and this is the clearest and most-detailed explanation of the real work. The Osterlind Breakthrough Card System In this volume of Richard Osterlind\'s landmark video series, he shares perhaps his greatest contribution to magic and mentalism-the Breakthrough Card System, considered by many to be the most ingenious playing card stack ever devised. The spectators could look at the cards for hours and never discover its devilish secret and, for the first time, Richard Osterlind, along with host Jim Sisti, shares twenty years of effects, performance tips, ideas and shortcuts with his inspired creation. Card Calling - A group of cards are removed from a shuffled jumbo-sized deck and the performer names them all. This effect, one that will play to the largest audience, has been a staple in Osterlind\'s stage show for over two decades. Two Cards in Pocket - A spectator places two cards in his pockets from a deck he\'s been mixing. Not only does the performer name them but also divines which one is in which pocket. This is a true killer! Challenge Mind Reading - A thought-of card is named without the performer ever touching the deck. Quite possibly the most impossible-looking card trick ever! Corinda Effect - The performer names a card that was reversed in the deck by a spectator while he was holding the deck underneath the table. This is the trick that started it all! Blackjack Demonstration - Your spectators will be convinced that you are the greatest blackjack player ever! You not only know their hole card but also instruct them, quite successfully, on how to play their hands! Assorted Mysteries In the third volume of this groundbreaking video series, Richard Osterlind shares some of his most treasured Mind Mysteries. There are impromptu miracles to perform for friends at the dinner table along with more elaborate pieces suitable for large stage audiences. Watch him as he baffles a live audience and then go behind the scenes as Osterlind, along with host Jim Sisti, shows you how it\'s all done. Sweeter and Lower - Osterlind updates his classic \"Sweet and Low\" effect. A signed packet of sweetener is torn and restored under extremely fair conditions. Change of Mind- This novel routine allows you to predict the coins that spectators will remove from their pockets. Complete instructions are given for making the ingenious gimmick and Osterlind supplies handlings for both close-up and stage. Spoon Bending - Learn how Richard Osterlind bends spoons in the fairest and most visual way. A knockout technique that amazes audiences. Radio Sum Total - Osterlind\'s version of Larry Becker\'s basic effect where the audience forms the problem to a mathematical answer that\'s already on display. Suitable for a live audience and even more amazing to perform on the radio! Uncanny - An ordinary playing card slowly turns over by itself to reveal it\'s the thought-of card. No threads, magnets or other gimmicks are used! The Nail Writer - Osterlind\'s personal handling, plus additional tips, for this ingenious tool. Lottery Effect - The performer predicts the winning lottery number that 3 spectators freely form. Cell Phone Effect - An audience member with a cell phone calls anyone they know and asks them to select a number. It matches the performer\'s prediction. Bill in Cigarette - A spectator\'s signed bill is destroyed and found inside a borrowed cigarette. An incredibly easy and astounding way to perform this classic effect. More Assorted Mysteries In this final volume of his amazing video series, Richard Osterlind performs some of his most well-known routines in addition to some new, astounding effects that have never been revealed before. You\'ll see how strong this material is in front of a live audience and then you\'ll go behind the scenes as Osterlind, along with host Jim Sisti, shows you how it\'s all done. Glass of Water Production - Osterlind\'s classic glass of water production from an empty and examined paper bag. Paul Daniels and many other stars of magic have featured this on their television specials. Imp Pad - Duplicate one of Dunninger\'s Brain Busters! This is the real way to get information before the show. Plus, complete instructions are given on how to construct the ingenious pad. Marked Coin in Bottle - In this version of one of magic\'s classic effects, the coin is marked by a spectator before being magically passed into a soda bottle by the performer. The spectator\'s marked coin is actually in the bottle, which must be smashed in order to retrieve the coin. Signed Torn and Restored Post-It Note - An ordinary Post-It Note is signed and torn to pieces. The performer restores and returns the signed Note in the fairest possible way. Spike Bending - Metal bending for a large stage audience! The performer passes out huge spikes for examination and then apparently bends them with the power of his mind in full view! S.O.S. Pseudo-Psychometry Bag - Five spectators drop personal items into a black cloth bag without the performer knowing which person the items belong to. The performer returns each item to its proper owner while giving a psychometric reading for each. Signed Torn and Restored Newspaper - This is the most guarded secret in this video series! Any page is selected from a newspaper and signed by a spectator. The paper is torn in half five times and then restored. The signed paper is then returned to the spectator to keep as a souvenir. What\'s more, the performer is totally clean at the effect\'s conclusion. This effect has been fooling the best minds in magic for over 15 years and is finally being released!
Richard Osterlind\'s Mind Mysteries Too Mind Mysteries Too continues on from the high-water mark set by the first Mind Mysteries series, one of the best-selling video sets in magic history. Transcending the boundaries of traditional mentalism and magic, Mind Mysteries Too completes the circle of Richard Osterlind\'s life work to date. You\'ll see Richard captivating and astounding a studio audience with his original material and then you\'ll go behind the scenes once again, along with host Jim Sisti, as he explains every nuance of the inner workings of each effect. What\'s more, each set of performances is arranged as a mini-show, demonstrating Richard Osterlind\'s classical approach to routining, an invaluable lesson in itself! If you enjoyed Mind Mysteries, as thousands did, you\'ll love these Mind Mysteries Too! VOLUME 5 Set One ULTRA BOARD-For the first time on video, see Richard Osterlind perform his classic Mental Epic type effect with an ungimmicked board! SPOON BEND-A totally new bend with an ordinary spoon that looks impossible! This takes spoon bending to new heights! FORK BEND-Three forks just melt over at the mentalist\'s command! It looks like power shoots from the mentalist\'s hands! THE VERY MODERN MINDREADER-This is a whole act that uses nothing but a few cards and envelopes. This one can make your reputation as a mind reader! DIGITAL FEEDBACK-This is the best calculator effect ever! You will stun your audience numerous times and leave them with an ending they will remember! Set Two INSIDE THE FOLD-This is one of Richard\'s most cherished secrets! An audience member calls out a number. He is handed a folded card which has been in the performer\'s empty hands from the beginning. The chosen number is predicted inside. It is that clean! STAINLESS STEEL BLINDFOLD-This is one of the classics of mentalism. See Richard perform his favorite routine right out of the manual! PENOMENALLY (PSYCHIC CONTROL)-A pen placed on a bottle moves at the mentalist\'s command! There are no threads and the movement is totally under the performer\'s control! Set Three STOPPING A WATCH-The actual mechanics of stopping watches and changing the times are demonstrated. Richard discusses the applications to many types of watches. Also included is controlling a compass and how to mentally destroy a hotel room key! VOLUME 6 Set FOUR MIRACLE FLYING CARDS-See Richard do his classic routine in a new updated fashion in front of a large audience. You will see why this has been called one of the best stand-up card effects ever created! SPIRIT WRITING ON CARD-This is a totally new routine! A number of blank and ungimmicked index cards are displayed. One is chosen and a design is called out. When a lighter is run across the card, the chosen design is burned into the card! Richard also shows how to control the flame of a lighter! MULTIPLE KEY BENDING-This is Richard\'s personal routine for bending a number of borrowed keys in the hands of a spectator! See how Richard uses suggestion to first cause her hands to lock together and how she feels the keys bending! The best method for bending keys on stage! CLIP LINE DELUXE-Once you see this effect, you will really understand what\'s so special about Richard\'s thinking! The classic Clip Line effect is performed in such a way as to look totally impossible even if you know the original secret! This is spectacular! Set FIVE AMAZING MEMORY DEMONSTRATION-This may be the most important routine in the series! Not only will you learn one of the most stunning demonstrations you can perform, but the advice Richard gives could change the very way you live! STENO ESP-This is Richard\'s method of doing the classic Mental Epic-type effect with nothing but a steno pad! Not only is this easy and fun, but you will see how Richard\'s thinking reverses some of the workings! Set SIX OUT OF HAND-This routine has long been unavailable. It won widespread acceptance when it first appeared on Richard\'s Challenge Magic. With this, you will have one of the most entertaining Six-Card Repeat-type effects ever invented! INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH LINK-The performer repeatedly links and unlinks a large industrial spring from a coat hanger with ease while the spectator fails every time! The routine grows in impossibility until the spring actually unlinks in the spectator\'s hand! COIN SNATCH-Richard Osterlind\'s own way of doing the old classic with a clever new addition which will convince your audience that you have the fastest hands in the world! ORIGINAL INSIDE OUT-This is the first time this effect has appeared anywhere! A single folded card repeatedly turns itself inside out with just a wave of the hand! The effect grows as a paper clip is placed onto it. What\'s more, the card is given out at the end! VOLUME 7 Set SEVEN QUESTION AND ANSWER ACT-This act is worth the price of the whole series! Questions are written by the audience and collected in open view. Still the mentalist answers them in an impossible way! Not only is this act new and stunning, it is the simplest Q&A act of them all! You will LOVE this! Set EIGHT TEST CONDITIONS II-Remember the Test Condition Card Effect from Richard\'s first series? This is another effect with the Breakthrough Card System that will floor even advanced card men! You find a chosen card under impossible conditions after the spectator returns the card himself and shuffles the deck! TRIBUTE TO TARBELL-A spectator thinks of a card. Another spectator brings her hand down on the spread deck and finds the first person\'s card! A killer anytime, anywhere mystery! PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPOSSIBILITY-A mentally chosen card mysteriously vanishes from one half of a deck to appear in the performer\'s pocket! See how Richard takes a standard effect and turns it into a major mystery! MATCHBOOK PREDICTION-This is one of the most entertaining and mysterious card effects you can do! A chosen card appears on the inside cover of a book of matches not onceâ€\"but twice! The audience howls with delight! Set NINE ESP STACK-Richard shows his new ESP stack and how it is used to duplicate the actual tests devised for these cards. This routine looks just like the real thing! OSTERLIND DESIGN DUPLICATION (ODDS)-Richard\'s revolutionary method of doing the design duplication effect. This routine was developed based on actual laboratory techniques for testing ESP and is the closest thing to real ESP! ASHES ON THE ARM-The classic effect is updated by Richard. A spectator writes the initials of a family member on a piece of paper which is burned. The ashes from the burned paper are rubbed on the mentalist\'s arm (or hand) and the initials appear in the ashes! This looks uncanny! Set TEN PEN PADDLE MOVE-This is Richard\'s trademark routine which he uses in trade shows. The writing on a pen repeatedly appears and vanishes. You will be amazed at the effect Richard achieves using this classic principle! DAD\'S FAVORITE-The spectator cuts a deck of cards over and over into four final piles. The top cards are turned over and found to be the four Aces! This amazing effect was actually taught to Richard by his father when he was a young boy! HAUNTED KEY-Richard performs the classic Haunted Key effect using the methods from his classic book, Making Magic Real. You will see how the key turns over with no movement of the performer\'s hands! SOLID GHOST-This classic is one of Richard\'s favorites! A solid ghost appears inside the dark recesses of a folded handkerchief! It is tapped with a spoon and felt by a spectator before it disappears back into nothingness! Watch how Richard uses this to close the show!
What magic and mentalism on television should look like! This incredible DVD set features Richard Osterlind as the star of three simulated television shows. Watch Richard dazzle the audience with real-time, mind-boggling mysteries and, as the title of the set implies, there are absolutely no camera tricks, stooges or pre-show work! What\'s more, this broadcast-quality material can also be used on stage and for close-up performances. These are secrets of the highest quality with everything from the latest innovative ideas from the fertile mind of Richard Osterlind to some of the most cherished hidden mysteries from other masters. Not only will you receive a wealth of astonishing and usable material, but it is presented in one of the most entertaining formats ever attempted in the magic instructional DVD genre. This is Richard Osterlind at his highest performing level! Additionally, you will see the commercial bumpers that feature Richard performing live in a restaurant and other public places - real-time performing under real-world conditions! See why Richard always shines in the numerous other bonuses contained on each disc! Richard Osterlind has been a top corporate mentalist for over three decades. His travels have taken him from Beijing to Bermuda, Monte Carlo to Mexico City, Calgary to Kona. His level of sophistication, integrity and humor create an environment that has impressed audiences around the world. He is constantly invited for return engagements by the CEOs and event planners of the Fortune 500 companies he has amazed! Jim Sisti is a successful East Coast magician specializing in both stage and close-up entertainment. He was the creator and editor of The Magic Menu periodical and has contributed columns and articles to a good number of magic\'s leading publications. He also has an extensive background in broadcasting. Both Richard and Jim feel that all TV magic and mentalism should be free of camera and editing tricks. This was always the unbreakable rule during the Golden Age of Television. Together, they conceived the idea for this DVD series in order to demonstrate that a television performance can be intriguing, amazing and entertaining without outside help from the special effects crew! Within these shows you will find no camera tricks, no strategic editing, no stooges and no pre-show work. In addition, all of the material was performed live without any retakes. This is truly magic on TV - not TV magic! Disc One Running Time Approximately 2hr 10min Disc Two Running Time Approximately 2hr 6min Disc Three Running Time Approximately 1hr 41min
Videoclip Mental Mysteries
Videoclip Radar Deck