What is a Mentalist and what do they do?

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Mentalism is a performance art growing in popularity with acts astounding and amazing audiences with psychic abilities, divination and illusion. But what is a mentalist and what do they do?

The History of Mentalism

Brought to mainstream media via entertainers such as Derren Brown, Dynamo, David Blaine and films such as Now You See Me, contemporary mentalists use a plethora of skills such as misdirection, mental mathematics, sleight of hand, theatrics and a tonne of showmanship to give the illusion of supernatural powers. But the concept of psychic powers, the ability to predict the future and being able to move objects with the mind has deep roots in human history with accounts of soothsayers, seers and oracles dating back to ancient Greece.

It is human nature to try and rationalise the unexplainable. We want answers to everything and with advances in technology, there is not much today that we cannot explain. It is this desire to know and understand which has given rise to the fascination with the art of mentalism. Audiences are left spellbound and speechless as they simply cannot understand how another person was able to delve into their thoughts.

But it is because of our human nature that mentalists are able to exploit our minds; our brains can be easily tricked and manipulated by those who know how.

Photograph showing a Mentalist performing at an event.
A Mentalist (Looch) Entertaining at an Event

What is Mentalism?

Using the power of both verbal and physical suggestion, a skilled mentalist can implant thoughts into a person’s mind, speaking to their subconscious without them or anyone around them realising. Mentalists have a unique understanding of human behaviour and take advantage of the flaws in the human brain. Mentalists can essentially take control of a person’s free will for a time, steering them towards particular words or images they want them to visualise or say.

Mentalism is often referred to as mind reading and is a multifaceted art. Some mentalists or mind readers incorporate traditional magic tricks into their acts while others focus purely on muscle reading, suggestions and body language. Either way, nothing bonds an audience as much as a shared experience, particularly one that cannot be explained.

Mentalism as Entertainment

For a truly spellbinding and unforgettable performance that will capture an audience’s imagination, why not hire a mentalist for your next corporate event or special occasion?

It is an excellent way to get a crowd talking, whether that’s a crowd of ten or 10,000. Hiring a mentalist can be a unique way to bring in more visitors to your booth at a trade show, get a crowd relaxed with mix and mingle entertainment or an easy way to make your next event incredible.

So if you have a corporate event or special occasion on the horizon and you want something that little bit different, then get in touch.

Expert Mind Reader & Magician in Coventry

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Professional Entertainment for your Next Event

One of the key areas you must consider when planning a corporate event or wedding is the entertainment. It really can make or break an event, so it’s imperative that you hire a professional, who understands the importance of getting it right, first time, every time.

Looch is a midlands based entertainer who has a wealth of experience performing at corporate events, weddings and parties. He is a professional Mind Reader, Mentalist & Magician in Coventry and has served the midlands area and the wider UK for over 15 years.

Photo of Looch performing as a Wedding Magician in Coventry
Laughter & Amazement Guaranteed.

What does he do?

Looch doesn’t perform the standard “Pick A Card” type magic, instead he specialises in what’s currently been called Psychological Magic. He appears to read minds with uncanny accuracy, and seemingly pluck thoughts from peoples heads with ease. The exact term of what he does is called Mentalism, it is a branch of magic that deals with mind reading and predictions.

Where has Looch performed?

Although Looch is locally based and regularly performs as a Magician in Coventry, he also is flown all over Europe to deliver his exceptional services at Corporate Events. He has read minds in Spain, Germany, Greece and USA to name a few. However if you are looking to hire his services in Coventry or the surrounding areas, Looch is a regular at the following venues; St Mary’s Guildhall, The Lliffe, Macdonald Ansty Hall Hotel and The Ricoh Arena

Reviews

“Amazing! But it wasn’t just his act that was impressive, HE was! he dressed smart, always had a smile, very polite, the emails both before & after the even really showed that he takes pride in what he does, we felt like we wasn’t just a job!”Wedding in Coventry

“We booked Looch for our Corporate Christmas party on the Friday, come Monday morning everyone is still talking about it! His work left everyone in awe and wanting more! (We’ve even had people ask for his details to see him again) Looch made a conscious effort to perform for as many people and tables as possible. I would HIGHLY recommend booking Looch- you won’t regret it!” – Corporate Event in Coventry

Would you like to talk to Looch about your event? Why not send him an enquiry? I am to get back to all enquiries within the hour.