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Mystic Descendant
Mystic Descendant - Digital Dose By Ron Chavis
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Collected pieces from all four issues of our first year’s run. Put together in the hopes of reaching those that prefer eBook over print and to offer a taste of Mystic Descendant’s... More > content. Featuring our Spotlight Q&A, Inside a London Pub, Johnny the Mentalist, Backstage Pass, Unmasked, Incrementally Speaking and more.< Less
Mystic Descendant Issue 4 - Elucidation By Ron Chavis
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Discover how Mauricio Jaramillo’s love and passion for mentalism transformed into a career as a full-time mentalist. Take a trip back in time with Ryan Frame, with the first step on his bold... More > journey of unpacking The Jinx issue-by-issue, giving his own thoughts and variations along the way. Several key topics are entertainingly discussed by Don Theo III during this issue’s Spotlight Q&A, and Iain Dunford shares thoughts on readings, connections and psychometry. Feel the suspense and pressure as Anthony Heads walks us through a difficult encounter and Paul Shirley presents one of his most preferred close-up pieces. Plus, Johnny the Mentalist demonstrates a hot little effect in a restaurant and a visual book test is displayed Inside a London Pub. Issue 4 - Elucidation< Less
Mystic Descendant Issue 3 - Past & Present By Ron Chavis
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Featuring two new sections: Incrementally Speaking by Iain Dunford and The Last Chance Lounge by Jim Callahan. Also this issue, E. Raymond Carlyle sits under the Mystic Spotlight, sharing personal... More > life stories, experience and wisdom from a lifetime in mentalism. Anthony Heads is back with another thought-provoking installment of Unmasked, and Ryan Frame contributes a carefully crafted chair test to this issue’s Script and Method. Our Backstage Pass is with one of the world’s busiest full-time mentalists, Luca Volpe who shares keen and applicable insights into the real world of professional performance. In addition, all our regular features are returning; a simple and effective close-up effect demonstrated ‘Inside a London Pub’, Some Thoughts from Matthew Mayavi, more Practical Advice, and we continue The Adventures of Johnny the Mentalist. Old meets young, beginner meets veteran, classic meets contemporary. Issue 3: Past and Present.< Less
Mystic Descendant Issue 2 - Various Directions By Ron Chavis
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Various Directions- As the theater lights fade, you’ll step behind the curtain for a chat with full-time performer, Meraux Dantes. Then move further into the darkness with Anthony Heads on... More > the realities of realism and the conflicts spawned from believability. Enjoy a trip to the UK as Todd Landman breaks down three famous personas in Mentalism, and then tread inside a London Pub to experience a close-up set built around the theme of Energy. Pack your bags again and head down under to pick apart a presentation utilizing a whole-audience force devised by Australian performer Connor Jacobs. Next it’s back to the States to learn a pendulum technique from Neal Scryer and while there, grab a chair as actor and mentalist Jack Shalom sits under the Mystic Spotlight. Finally, hitch a ride back home with Robert and Johnny as the Adventures of Johnny the Mentalist continue…< Less
Mystic Descendant Issue 1 - The Offering By Ron Chavis
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Spotlight Q&A- a very candid interview with Iain Dunford. Everything from character mindset to “getting under the knickers of it all” is discussed. Script & Method- The mentalist... More > uses his telepathic ability to lift impressions from the imagination of a male participant and then uses the help of a female’s intuition to bring the demonstration to a climax. The Adventures of Johnny the Mentalist- A retired and struggling mentalist encounters a young man intrigued to learn about the craft. A close-up piece is demonstrated and explained. Inside a London Pub- a close-up routine that is constructed based on three things submitted by a fellow practitioner. This is a way of thinking and designing your own personal sets for meaningful performances. Backstage Pass- a fascinating conversation with full-time performer Anthony Heads. A very honest and open discussion that offers highs and lows of performing for a living.< Less