What is a Psychological Illusionist?

Have you ever heard of the term Psychological Illusionist, and wondered exactly what it meant? The term is relatively new, and was coined by the British media to describe the work of mentalists and mind readers. A Psychological Illusionist is specialist type of magician who can utilise a variety of different psychological skills.

These skills are typically mixed with chicanery and convincing acting to create the illusion of mind reading at a party, event or show. The majority of Psychological Illusionists will perform their show on a stage, although some also perform close up or in a parlour setting.

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Let’s Break it Down.

It’s often easier to understand the term by breaking it up its two words. The ‘Psychological’ part is more scientific in nature, and deals with the way we think and make decisions. Our body’s give off a range of signals when faced with choices and free thought. A Psychological Illusionist is trained to read these signals, similar to that of a Poker Player who studies his opponents. If he does it correctly, he might be able to to spot ‘tells’ and bluffs. If a Psychological Illusionist does a good job, they will be able to follow some peoples thought processes. It is through this that they can create the impression of mind reading in their performances.

The Illusionist part of the term deals more with trickery and illusion. Just like if you went to see a magician perform in a theatre, you know that somewhere hidden within the performance is a secret method. A method that if performed well, will be invisible to the audience. However it’s still a method that you know exists, you cant see it, but you know it’s there, somewhere.

By putting the two words together, it becomes apparent that we are dealing with a form of entertainment that can be categorised as “Tricks of the Mind” or as others call it “Sleight of Mind”.

Photo showing a Psychological Illusionist performing on stage
Looch – Professional Psychological Illusionist

Where does a Psychological Illusionist Perform?

There are so many different opportunities where a Psychological Illusionist might perform. The vast majority are within the events industry. Be it a Corporate Event such as a Conference, Trade-Show or Exhibition. Or even a private event, such as a Birthday, Wedding or Dinner Party. If you are planning an event this year, then be sure to hire this exciting form of entertainment, it will be an outstanding success!

Psychological illusions are always fascinating for guests to witness. Very few people will have any real world experience of a psychological illusionist perform in person. It is also a very rare form of entertainment, with only 2 mentalists per million people on average. Performances will vary between full scale stage shows, booth performances at a trade-show or even close up performances during a reception or meet & greet event. Whatever event you have in your calendar, this form of entertainment is guaranteed to amaze your delegates and give them unforgettable memories going forward.

Are you looking to hire a Psychological Illusionist?

If you are interesting in hiring a Psychological Illusionist then look no further than Looch – Mind Reader. Looch is a professional entertainer with over 15 years experience performing at events all over the UK & Europe. He has specialised in Psychological Illusions for corporate events & has entertained at hundreds of weddings & private parties. Looch is a best selling creator of mentalism products and is considered to be one of the very best by his industry peers.

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