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“Marc Paul is a charming deceiver. He has the ability to include the whole audience in his routines so people feel like active participants in unforgettable experiences. Marc is also one of the most creative mentalists on this planet. I like and respect him, even though he fools me over and over again.” - Barrie Richardson

“Marc Paul has had his own TV series, numerous sell out theatre shows, works for some of the top companies in the world and has created some incredibly direct and impromptu material. Put simply … he’s really worth listening to. Marc has been an invaluable friend and resource on my journey through mentalism. His experience and mastery of our craft has helped on a number of occasions to refine and perfect my own routines. Beyond that, his own creations and thinking will ensure you’re left with pieces you can not only learn to do quickly, you’ll actually want to perform them for real people too.” - Colin McLeod

"In a time of so much 'mentalism nonsense', it’s great to know that Marc Paul is in the world. His work is solid, practical and actually performed for real paying audiences - I love him"John Archer

"Not only is Marc Paul is one of the most knowledgeable mentalists in the world today, but he probably has more experience of working in front of real people than any of us. Yes, you'll learn some incredibly practical new material from Marc, but of even greater value are the gems of his expertise that you can only learn from a successful, seasoned pro. He is without a doubt one of my favourite mentalists on the planet" - Ken Dyne (Full time Mentalist and Author of 'Bairn')

"Marc Paul is unquestionably one of the UK’s most knowledgeable all-round performers. Although primarily an award winning, world-class mind-reader, as a close-up magician, trade-show performer, presenter and stage magician there is no equal that I know of. If you don’t find something of value from Marc’s lecture then may I cheekily suggest to you that it’s time to get out of the business!" - Nick Einhorn

What will he teach?

An Act…

This lecture will feature a complete unpublished STRUCTURED mentalism act using minimal props with multiple reveals all brought about by streamlined methods. Effects include:

Number Juggling: A demonstration of lightning fast calculation that, for a change, is NOT a magic square.

The Double Blind-Drawing Duplication PLUS: A drawing duplication that involves the whole audience. During this thought of words, numbers and personal information are also revealed.

Unseen Numbers: A very clean “hands off” serial number divination (with optional twist ending).

Optional Finale: A prediction finale that has been in view the whole time and can be clearly read by the whole audience.

Also in this lecture Marc will teach some of his pet effects:

Summing Up: A super easy and clean number prediction with a great kicker ending. This is suitable for stage or close-up and guaranteed to create gasps.

The Human Equation: A different approach to “Summing Up” that actively involves ten members of the audience.

AAA Book test: Anytime, Anywhere, Any book. The exact handling that Marc uses has long been out of print. Here’s a chance to learn all the subtleties that make this an impressively direct and deceptive book test with ANY borrow book. Marc has used this on British TV by having a complete stranger pick any book off of any shelf in a book store think of a word and Marc directly reveals what they are thinking.

The AAA Phone Mystery: A compact re-working of Annemann’s Classic “Telephone Drama” that enables you to reveal a full length phone number (usually 11 digits) WITHOUT resorting to any memory work. Perfect for close-up with NO reset.

A Solution: An approach to a one ahead routine with no visible one-ahead.

Also Marc will share many professional touches and insights learned from years of experience performing in all sorts of environments.

Who is he?

Marc has been a successful performer for over 25 years. During this time he has made regular appearances on British TV including Equinox - Secrets of the Psychics (Channel 4), Paul McKenna’s Paranormal World (ITV1) Mysteries (BBC1) and Paul Daniels’ Secrets (BBC1).

In 1999 he got the opportunity to create and perform in his own 16 episode series for cable TV called “Mind Games”. This show was seen by the judging panel for the World Magic Awards in Las Vegas and as a result Marc won the title of “Best Mind-reader” for that year.

On Christmas Eve 2002 he appeared on the BBC’s Parkinson Show and amazed Michael and his guests Tom Jones, Martine McCutcheon and Alistair McGowan.

More recently you may have seen him heading up the mentalism show as part of the BBC’s History of Magic series and crossing swords with Ann Robinson on a special celebrity edition of "The Weakest Link".

In the latter part of 2011 Marc was chosen to be part of an X-Men live event that launched the X-Men First Class movie. He appeared on radio, TV and various on-line media and was dubbed “The real-life Professor X”. Also in 2011 he filmed a series of interviews for “TV’s 50 Greatest Magic Tricks”. The programme features one of Marc’s own original routines.

In early 2015 Marc taught famous British actress Nina Wadia how to read minds on the ITV1 hit show “Get Your Act Together”.

Marc’s powerful, interactive corporate show is created to inspire any audience to believe in the impossible.

If you could ask ONE question to one of the world's most creative professional magicians, what would it be?

If you've never been to a magic lecture, there’'s never been a better time. Sunday, May 17th, at 7:00pm, we're live-streaming Marc Paul LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions, and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.

Want VIP access to EVERY FUTURE Penguin LIVE we film? Check out the new Penguin LIVE: All Access Pass!


  1. Purchase the Marc Paul LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday, May 17th, anytime before 7:00pm Eastern, click the “MyPenguinMagic” area at the top of the Penguin site. You'll see the livestream appear 1 hour before showtime. At 7pm sharp, Marc will hit the stage and begin his JAM-PACKED professional lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality live streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.
  4. Ask Marc questions and discuss the tricks DURING the lecture.


Reserve your seat anyway. 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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Very versatile effects, practical methods and a hidden gem! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 20th, 2015
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This lecture is very useful to any mentalist because of two very important reasons.
First of all the effects are great, can easily be added to any repertoire and Marc does a great job offering many variations and ideas. It is very obvious that he has worked those effects for many years and that much thought has gone into them.
The second reason is that this lecture is a lesson on creating effects that are sure fire, using practical and clever methods. Not only that but Marc emphasises that once you have learned a very versatile principle you can incorporate it in many different ways in different effects.
Last but not least, there is a hidden gem in the lecture. Marc only mentions it at one point, but look for it and pay attention because it is brilliant. He gives an alternative presentation for the invissible deck which is just amazing and involves many people from the audience. Luke Jermay also has similar work on his project "Cartomancy" so you can refer to that to get more details about the routine if you like it.
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I had to see it to believe it... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 28th, 2015
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There is nothing truly like being completely screwed in the head by a three hour trick battalion live in front of your eyes. Marc did it with ease, grace and some truly killer moments of stagecraft that we can all apply to our own work. I can fully say that the twenty minute set that I was the participant for completely left me for a loop despite being aware of a variation of his original technique.

Incredible stuff, Marc is a truly kind gent with some really incredible work. Quit reading and experience a small bit of what I did, the performance footage alone is worth the price.

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Marc Paul's over Derren Brown's any time! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 26th, 2015
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Marc Paul is truly a world class professional who understands the profession of magic inside out! I used to attend lectures for the secrets and methods, up until the point that I had the chance to perform on stage, and then I realized that secrets/methods do not matter much in the whole scheme of my performance. Marc Paul, in his brilliancy, showed how we can pick one simple principle in magic/mentalism and build layers onto it to make it a good, interesting and amazing show! He talked about creating, capturing and capitalizing on brief subtle moments that take place in the mind reading process and then stringing those moments together to lead to a “GRAND” finale!!! And speaking of GRAND finale, Marc’s interview with Dan at the end of the lecture was a an unexpected kicker. Do not miss this lecture - it is so worth it!
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Great for corporate show Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 24th, 2015
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I really enjoyed the lecture This is great for corporate team building shows with numbers. The methods and presentation are mind blowing taken simple math tricks and converted into great gems of presentation especially I liked the twist in the use of Magic Square
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Outstanding Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 17th, 2015
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Every effect is a worker. If you're into mentalism, don't miss this lecture. Marc Paul is outstanding.
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Great Lecture Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 18th, 2015
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Entertaining, practical and useful material.
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My favorite lecture by far Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 19th, 2016
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This is a great lecture full of practical working material that you can adopt to your own personality. He throws around alot of ideas and further suggestions so you can make the routines your own. He taught alot of principles that blend very well with one another. Marc paul is now my favorite mentalist. I really like his approach and penguin NEEDS TO HAVE HIM BACK SOON.
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Great lecture, but one pet peeve... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 23rd, 2016
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Practical material performed and explained.
Really liked it!

It's very annoying when he asserts,
"If you are doing a magic show,
and you do a piece of mentalism,
it doesn't matter how strong it is,
your audience will assume it's just a trick.
So bear that in mind, if the context is that you're a magician, they'll assume that all your mentalism
is magic tricks."

This is simply NOT TRUE.
I have heard so many spectators of "magic shows,"
talk about "that mindreading bit" or "...but how does he know what people are thinking though?"

In fact, I could mention videos on Youtube
of David Blaine or Derick Dingle or Kreskin,
where Barbara Walters or a random street spectator,
without any prompting, separates the magic tricks
from "the real mindreading."

Is it logical?
Is that how I think?
But that is how laypeople think.
They see a magician do ACR, then Card thru Window, and then, ALL ON THEIR OWN, they say something like, "Okay, the card tricks I can understand, but that mindreading thing, that was real."

So Marc Paul, you are wrong about that.
The most famous (to laypeople) mentalists of all time,
Dunninger, Kreskin, Berglas, Derren Brown, have all done what clearly fall into the "magic trick" category.
They do a magic trick, and they don't apologize for it, they don't justify it, and they don't even say, "Okay, here's something different from all that real mentalism.. this is different." They simply do a magic trick.
Kreskin did the ACR (and a really bad job of it, btw) on the Tonight Show as I recall.
Dunninger did a lot of mental magic.
Berglas vanished cigarettes and floated a table,
and Derren (as a mentalist) does the floating table in his stage mentalism show.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 1st, 2016
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Great lecture.
Cool mental effect with numbers you can do anywhere.
Also other great stuff in this download.
Great performance by Marc and it is all well explained.
Go check it out.You won't regret it.
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Look at the number of rave reviews... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 27th, 2016
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... so you really don't need to read another one. So many people can't be wrong. Marc is a great teacher, performs some very practical effects, explains very clearly and gives useful advice to get the maximum out of your tricks.
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