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MichaelCGM
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The response I use most often is, "I'm an entertainer. I get paid to entertain. Does it entertain you more to believe that it's real or that it's not real?"

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If my audiences don't believe I'm really psychic then I'm not doing something right...
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On 2010-05-25 08:26, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
Would you tell that person no?

Would you "misdirect" by asking "What do you mean by "Psychic"?"?

Would you say yes?

Or anything else...


I would say: "You're very perceptive and I can sense that in some way you are psychic too!"
Then you'll rise right before my eyes, on wings that fill the sky, like a phoenix rising!
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One girl once told me I was the devil (I'm not kidding!)
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I go with something close to Dr. Spektor's answer. The excpetion being someone who looks incapable of making any life discernment who might will everything to Peter Popoff.
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I simply respond by saying that "we all do."

Good thoughts,

Bob Cassidy
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Here's an anecdote that I've previously recounted on another forum:

I did a basic drawing dupe* for a young lady at a press event. She loved it and deduced that we must have formed some sort of connection. I sort of agreed but then said, "but you know it's a magic trick, right?" (I have never claimed psychic/mediumistic powers). She looked crestfallen and said, "I'd like to believe there's more to it," so I said, "but obviously the trick wouldn't work if we had not made some kind of connection." She perked right up and the rest of the evening went swimmingly.

* I asked her to imagine an idea that meant something significant to her and to draw a symbol that represented it. She drew a male member (the biological word I first chose was auto-censored!). Honest to God.
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What do you say to someone who believes you have real psychic powers?

"Only on Thursdays. The rest of the week I'm a Mentalist."

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I think that depends on your beliefs, your style of performance and the person asking.

I don't do tons of mentalism shows, but usually people don't ask me if I'm real because they have already decided. They either consider it's just a fun show, or they think I'm for real.

Also, for what it's worth, I consider a lot of what I do to be real. If I do pseudo-psychometry or Q&A there is trickery involved of course, but I consider the readings to be legit. When I've done Kenton Knepper's Time Machine I do a real hypnotic induction and give them a powerful and real experience. I don't have a line worked out, but I like the idea of explaining that it both is and isn't real. Obviously I think that's OK for me, because that's what I think, maybe not for you. ?

Does anyone who had a quote, line or concept about explaining that they where legit, but they had to arrange to make sure the show would work out in a satisfactorily dramatic way? I feel like I heard or read that somewhere, but I can't remember?
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Depending on your motivation but I think its a good state to start planting suggestions to that person. Do no harm though..
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On 2010-05-25 17:40, mastermindreader wrote:
I simply respond by saying that "we all do."

Good thoughts,

Bob Cassidy


What I do is similar but in a different way of saying.

I usually ask them their definiton of psychic. Most of the time their answer is "having 6th sense". Then I say yes, but we all do.

And I will move on to my next routine, "the audience is the mind reader" just to show them that they have it too.

I avoid saying yes directly because most of the audience will stop me from doing my magic routine and start asking me to do a reading for them.

I'm not saying that what I do is right but it is effective for me.....
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On 2010-05-26 02:53, psychic wrote:
Depending on your motivation but I think its a good state to start planting suggestions to that person. Do no harm though..


I like that idea, never thought of it that way...

Nice. Thanks. Smile
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""That was amazing, do you have real powers?"
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The answer I respect the most is Gerard Senehi's..Goes along the lines of
that's not a question I answer,but one I try to create..
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"This may surprise you but I don't believe in the supernatural. I believe my powers are completely natural and that they lie within us all. With dedication, perseverance, concentration, meditation and imagination, properly applied, I think you could some day do everything I did here tonight."
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"If you think that all I do is a trick, you're wrong, but if you think that all I do is a real psychic power, you're also wrong..... I'm working between them.... but, where exactly, it's not your business ........" (inspired from Phil Goldstain)
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