Magic

Street Magic . . . the life of a street performer

Nice little documentary . . . the life of a street magician . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noGJhM0AxWA . . . worth watching. All the best,Brian COMPREHENSIVE CORE SKILLS HYPNOSIS DVD COURSEhttp://www.briandavidphillips.net/store   Sign Up NOW! :  TAROT SIMPLIFIED Taipei, Taiwan (24 Aug. 2008) SPEED HYPNOSIS TECHNIQUES India (August 30-31, Sept. 3-4, 6-7 2008)   LEARNING ENHANCEMENT HYPNOSIS…

Amazing Pickpocket Skills

Bob Arno demonstrates just why he is so well respected as a pickpocket magician (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1_BpNAeeX0).  My daughter was studying stage pickpocket skills about a year ago (she was thirteen).  While she got better with practice, she didn’t quite reach Arno’s level . . . but then again, he’s devoted a lifetime to the craft. All…

SÉANCE HYPNOTIC . . .
Ghost Festival Supernatural Hypnosis Show
15 August 2008, Taipei

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: S É A N C E : H Y P N O T I C :Ghost FestivalSupernatural Hypnosis Show 招 魂 會 催 眠 秀鬼月特別場 恐怖的喜感 催眠秀 Hypnosis Show 羅狼仁現場催眠秀 Event Info Name: SÉANCE HYPNOTIC : Ghost Festival Supernatural Hypnosis Show Tagline: A Trancing Good Time Spooky Comedy Event for Ghost Festival Time: Friday,…

When Artistic Trance Becomes Art . . .

Sometimes hypnosis helps artists to create art . . . http://briandavidphillips.net/2008/06/coldplay-goes-h.html . . . and sometimes hypnosis is the art, or at least a major part of it. On 22 April 2008, Raimundas Malasauskas once again ventured into the world of the paranormal . . . well, supposed paranormal . . . to date, his…

Understanding Tarot . . . 13 July 2008

UNDERSTANDING TAROT Fact and Fiction . . . . . . History and Method Brian David Phillips, Ph.D., C.H.   For correspondence, information in Chinese, or for questions regarding Chinese interpetation, please contact Lorraine Yuk-Lan Law Phillips here. DATES: July 13, 2008 LOCATION: Taipei, Taiwan (Venue Announced After Registration Finalization) COURSE HOURS: 7 hours (one…

TAROT TRANCE . . .
. . . with Brian David Phillips . . .
. . . May 25, Taipei

On May 25, I will be conducting a three-hour workshop on TAROT TRANCE in Taipei (actually on the Keelung side of Shijr, very convenient to the Shijr train station). The Tarot Trance workshop will teach participants a number of processes for directly accessing the archetypes of the Tarot within the subconsious for introspective mediative learning…

The Joys of Hypocrisy . . .
. . . Criss Angel and Jim Callahan
. . . ideological bigotry?

After reading a scathing review of the television program Phenomenon by Craig Browning at Visions (here), I followed the link to a controversial youtube regarding the attack made by Criss Angel on performer Jim Callahan after a Seance presentation in which Angel broke with the format of the show and attempted to put Callahan on…

Psychic Hypnosis Fun

Here’s a new entry into the Hypnotic Video Challenge . . . a short clip taken at my comedy hypnosis show performance last weekend. Yes, we are booking for a return engagement at the Live Comedy Club Taipei set for Dec. 7 and 8.  We will be doing a hypnoHOT hypnoKOOL double bill with our…

Bookstore Now Online

We’ve added a bookstore to our webpages.  You can go directly there via the pages at http://astore.amazon.com/shakespeareeclec or just click on the bookstore link in the sidebars here or at our main pages at http://www.briandavidphillips.com for convenient access. Not a lot there right now, but we will be adding new products and categories over time…

David Blaine . . . parody

PART ONE PART TWO Those are some amazing tricks.  Snarfed from David who is often very snarfable. All the best,Brian Sign Up NOW!Hypnosis Shows, Sessions, Training . . . and MORE!See http://www.BrianDavidPhillips.com for details! Brian David Phillips, PhD, CH [phillips@nccu.edu.tw]Certified HypnotherapistPresident, Society of Experiential TranceAssociate Professor, NCCU, Taipei, Taiwanhttp://www.BrianDavidPhillips.com

Psychedelic Trance, Psychedelic Hypnosis

Recently, I was having a conversation with a very very good friend about the mechanics behind the famous Drug of Choice Induction/Pattern used by NLP practitioners first developed by Bandler and often used with drug addicts as a way to demonstrate that they can recreate the benefits or positive aspects of a drug high without…

Smoothini . . . street magic

Smoothini (http://www.myspace.com/smoothini) performs some street magic. All the best,Brian Hypnosis Shows, Sessions, Training . . . and MORE!See http://www.BrianDavidPhillips.com for details! Brian David Phillips, PhD, CH [phillips@nccu.edu.tw]Certified HypnotherapistPresident, Society of Experiential TranceAssociate Professor, NCCU, Taipei, Taiwanhttp://www.BrianDavidPhillips.com

Roles, Power, and Influence . . .
Milgram, Zimbardo, and Derren Brown

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Does our inate response to authority shut off our ethical sense or responsible behavior?  There are a lot of studies on this very question and the bulk of them point to a rather disapointing and resounding yes.  It seems people are often pretty much sheep or more aptly lemmings. Once again, crossposting from the Hypnosis…

David Copperfield robbery . . .

David Copperfield and two of his aides were robbed at gunpoint . . . the aides turned everything over but Copperfield took advantage of his trick pockets to conceal his valubles and memorized the license plate number and the descriptions of the teenage robbers which helped police apprehend them quickly . . . Gun-Toting Teens…