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dr.strange
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Hi all

I am a newbie to the site,this is one of the first times I have entered this section, can someone explain the differnce between this type of magic and mentalism and PK.

Thanks

Yours in Magic
Caleb Strange
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Dr. Strange,

There are several threads on the nature of bizarre magic in this forum, which will provide a more comprehensive answer to your question than the following:

Central to much (though certainly not all) bizarre magic is story-telling: the story, amongst other things, provides a context for the magic, while the magic illustrates or expresses something within the story. Also, bizarrists tend to be concerned with maximising the impact (emotional, intellectual etc.) of our magic.

Consequently, we bizarrists will use whatever means necessary to tell our stories. Sometimes that can mean that we DO use mentalist techniques and approaches, but we don't focus ourselves exclusively in that area. (ALL of the pages of Tarbell may be thumbed through.)

I'm trying to describe a flavour, so it might be more useful for you to look at some of the routines and ideas in this forum (and other places), so you get a 'taste' for the thing.

Regards,

Caleb Strange.
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rtgreen
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Like Caleb says, your best bet is reading over the past postings and get a feeling for the answer. It is a much discussed topic.

Good luck and welcome,
Richard
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Mentalism tends to lean towards "Pyschic Ability"
so PK falls into this group. Driving while blindfolded, (Sightless vision) Pk, Clairvoyance,
so on.
A Bizarrist tends to tell stories with such subjects as witches, ghosts, curses, Vampires, so on using magic to bring these stories to life. It is not out of the bizarrists path to use mentalism or magic if the story calls for it. If you have any experience in magic or mentalism you have a foundation in bizarre.
In most cases a bizarrist presents these effects as if they are real. Magic is used to enhance the story, not to take it over!

Magickman
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What he has yet to learn he calls Magick
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owenscott
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PK means (no way I'm going to spell this right) psychokinetic or psychokineis. Moving objects with the mind. Around here we do things like that but most use a method or trick. Very few can really do it with their mind.
dr.strange
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Hi all

Thanks for clearing that up.

Yours in Magic
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