Blog of David Dellman

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay I have been a Ricky Jay fan since his guest appearance on an early Doug Henning show. On that show he did his card tossing routine and his queen “assembly” using patter from The Expert at the Card Table by...

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Is there such a thing as real magic?

I am an anomaly. Many if not most magicians are skeptics. They don’t believe in psychic phenomenon, ghosts, tarot cards, or real magic. In fact, some can be antagonistic to anyone who does believe that the tarot can offer genuine insight, that our greatly loved...

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What is a Mentalist?

I’m cold calling a prospective booking agent. She says, “What do you do?” That’s a fair question. I answer, “I’m a Mentalist.” She says, “What is a Mentalist.” I know the person I am calling is busy and that I have only seconds before she tells me she has to go so in...

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