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Richard Osterlind and Bob Cassidy LIVE (Penguin LIVE) Two living legends meet to share their mind-blowing effects, their wisdom, and their wild stories. SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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“Bob Cassidy is one of the true geniuses of mentalism and one of the most influential. Period.” - Jheff

“Bob Cassidy is also the real deal. He is a veteran performer, who often works unusual venues. He thinks deeply about the art and craft of mentalism.” - Michael Close

“Bob Cassidy [is] head and shoulders above so many mentalists, especially many of those currently engaged in the business of producing product and publications for the alleged improvement of their peers.” - Jamy Ian Swiss

“I have seen Richard Osterlind perform under many conditions and for many different kinds of groups. He is one of the strongest mystery performers it has ever been my pleasure to know.” - Richard Hatch

“Every time I get one of Richard’s effects, or read one of his books, I am filled with ‘that’s great’ moments. There are few individuals in this field that do that to me on a constant basis; Richard is at the top of that list. His thinking inspires me to be better at this craft and to constantly rethink what I’m doing and why I am doing it.” - Greg Arce

“I have read and watched everything Richard has offered our community. This man doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks he walk, for many years, for hundreds if not thousands of clients around the world, and he still does to this day.” - Marc Spellman

“Richard Osterlind is one of the most prolific, creative, and influential mentalists working today.” - Jheff

What will they teach?



In this dual Osterlind/Cassidy lecture, Richard and Bob will cover a lot of ground, both theoretical and practical. They'll be telling quite a few stories as well.

Richard Osterlind will be talking about his “roots” and those effects with which he began his career. Some of the items he plans to demonstrate and explain are:
  • Magic vs. Mentalism
  • Par Optic Vision
  • Al Mann’s Azonic Force
All of these will show Richard’s latest updates.

Bob Cassidy is a repository of wisdom and this lecture will be packed with usable, real-world information that will resonate with magician and mentalist alike.
Bob plans on demonstrating various updates, angles, and variations on…

  • The White Dwarf
  • Par Optic Vision
  • Dead Name Speller
Bob offers solid routines, interesting theoretical observations and straight-shooting practical advice. Even if you don't perform any mentalism at all, you will still learn a tremendous amount from his approach and professional insights.

Who are they?



Richard Osterlind has been a top corporate performer for over 40 years. He has traveled around the world entertaining presidents, heads of state, foreign dignitaries, CEO executives, sports figures, newscasters and audiences from every walk of life. He has become a legend in the corporate world. Richard has also become known as one of the leading teachers of Magic and Mentalism. With 30 videos, over 20 books and hundreds of original effects to his credit, there is hardly a performer who has not been influenced by his work. His down-to-earth manner of performing, coupled with his original, audience-tested methods, has made him a favorite in the eyes of his peers. He has constantly shown his ability to take time-honored secrets and update them for the modern world and his instructional materials have probably made more money for mystery performers than any other living instructor.

When asked if his ability is a gift granted to only a few, Bob Cassidy will just shake his head and smile. He knows only too well that it took many years of hard work to develop the skills which seem to come to him so naturally on stage. While serving in the United States Navy as a communications specialist, he developed an act in which he displayed his virtually photographic memory and a remarkable sense of intuition. It was during this time that he began an in-depth study of the powers of the mind which led to the creation of the mentalism demonstrations he presents today. He began performing semi-professionally as a mentalist, stage mind-reader, and hypnotist in 1972. His first major gig was performing for Holland America Cruises, where he honed his skills and introduced entirely new concepts to the art of mentalism. Two hundred cruises later he would write three books on the principles he developed during this period of his performing career. He has since published and recorded a long list of works on Mentalism and the related arts. Bob co-founded the Psychic Entertainers Association in 1978, served as its president (1982-83), and was editor of its journal, “Vibrations,” through 1982. He was elected to honorary life membership in 1988 and was the first mentalist to be awarded its “Award for Creativity in Psychic Entertainment” in 1996. In 2011, Bob was the recipient of the Psychic Entertainers Association Dunninger Award, presented for distinguished professionalism in the performance of mentalism. In 2013, Bob was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at MINDvention in Las Vegas.

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Within 24 hours of ending, you'll be able to download and/or watch the full lecture on-demand, and go over all the great routines and subtleties as many times as you want. It'’ll be waiting for you in your “MyPenguinMagic” area.

Magicians flock to see “workers” give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you won'’t find in any book or DVD. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.

This lecture is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional and for magicians and mentalists alike. Don’t miss it!

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8 of 9 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 15th, 2014
Unlike those who loved it. I found that I spent a great deal of the arduous 4 and ¾ hours wishing Bob would stop talking over poor Richard. This is an example of how professional Richard is when he frequently gets half a sentence in and then gets talked all over by Bob and his opinions. Rather than slapping him, Richard holds his tongue and acts as a gentleman.

I was expecting a great combination of experts and for the bits when Bob let Richard talk there was some great information. To be fair Bob did some good information too, however his need to constantly be the center of attention was so distracting that I found myself yelling “OH JUST SHUT UP BOB!” at my computer screen more than once.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2014
I agree with 'bad'. The lecture was touted as covering a list of effects but that didn't happen. I too was very annoyed with Mr. Cassidy and really felt Richard's pain in dealing with it all. Mr. Osterlind is really a class act and shouldn't have been put in that situation.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 26th, 2015
Let me rephrase an old joke that pretty much sums up the whole lecture:

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
The interrupting Bob.
The interr....
BOOOOOOB

Even when Richard started talking about his childhood, Bob kept butting in.
I watched this with a magic buddy and both of us felt like punching the screen several times - that's how annoying it was.

Dan should have done something to prevent this from happening all the time...
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 11th, 2015
What a brilliant lecture.

It will never cease to amaze me that people buy a lecture from a living legend (in this case two of them) and expect "trick-method" for 4 hours.

Guys, if that's you, you're kind-a missing the point. If you want to learn methods, read a few books and buy a few beginner DVDs. Once you've done that and you have a bit of experience, then come back and watch this. Why would you waste 4 hours with two master mentalists by NOT having them discuss the finer points of our art?

For serious students of mentalism I cannot recommend enought both of Richard's lectures and, yes, even Bob's inhebriated solo lecture. These 4 lectures (Richard x 2, Bob and Richard&Bob) are worth their time in gold and I would have happily paid more for them. (In fact, Penguin, if you ever read this, please increase the price of lectures from Bob and Richard in the future so that beginner's don't think its a cheap way of starting in mentalism).
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 17th, 2014
I really enjoyed it. I think that I enjoyed it because I am at the stage where I am no longer trying find the next "best" effect. I'm looking to tweak my Mentalism performance and there is a lot of great advice regarding that.

Now, there are effects performed in the download that I did like but I just loved listening to the stories and the wisdom of these two performers so much more.

For me personally this was the best £20 I have spent for a very long time and had it been £50 or £100 I would have still been very happy. 4 and a half hrs for £20 is insanely cheap.

I intend to purchase anything Bob Cassidy releases, he just gets it. My new saying when thinking about my Mentalism is "What Would Bob Cassidy Do?" (WWBCD)

I think this is a must for anyone period.

Myke Phillips
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2014
For a graduate level course in Mentalism, go no further than this. This is not the usual "magician lecture" where they do a trick, teach you about it and sell it to you later. This is a great discussion and teach-in between two powerhouses of magic who are discussing methods, presentations, nuances and interpretations of effects as well as process and presentation. Want to learn more and gain insite you never thought you would have access to? This is it from two totally different personalities each sharing their own unique perspective.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2014
They covered a lot of ground and I can say that I'm extremely pleased with the information shared. Thanks guys. ;)
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I you want solid advice from top pro mentalist get this lecture. Many people are made that they didn't teach many tricks. I understand, but look at what they did teach it is stuff that'll take you years upon years to figure out. If you have just bought Annemanns book or are a seasoned pro listen to what these men have to say.
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I am Not disapointed at all, both Richard and Bob did More than great, I enjoyed every minute, their discussion on Mentalism, claiming abilitys, principles, pro and contra, were fundamental. Everbody should listen to this carefully. I am very glad that they didn't show so much tricks, they were almost an interruption of their intresting thoughts on mentalism.
To all those tricksters who are "disapointed", push the rewind bottom and listen one more time if your serious on mentalism.Theres too much new poor mental magic out there, just watch AGT!
Thumbs up! THANK YOU, Richard and BOB!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 15th, 2014
It was such a pleasure to be in the audience during this lecture to hear two of the top mentalists discuss their craft. To host Dan Harlan's credit, he pretty much got out of the way and let Richard Osterlind and Bob Cassidy control much of what was happening.

One of my favorite moments in the lecture was when they were just talking about effects and their variations without performing. The two shared so many ideas and gave insights into the creative process, and it was truly a wonderful experience.

How they played off one another was great. In performing Paroptic Vision, they both demonstrated how an effect can be changed.

Bob demonstrated the inspiration for his Two Envelope Test (aka The White Dwarf) and how he performs it today.

Richard showed his latest version of Magician vs. Mentalist, and it was incredible.

It is amazing that these two seasoned pros continue to work on effects to make them even better.

To steal a phrase, this lecture was a thing of terrifying beauty.
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