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"I love Paul's approach to mentalism. He always comes at things from new angles and with a practical real world method. That, today, is refreshing." - John Archer
 
"Brilliant out of the box thinking, contemporary, cutting edge and, in many cases, original. Paul Brook has been a force in mentalism for over 10 years. His approach is always direct, uncluttered and wonderfully presented." - Marc Spelmann
 
"Definitely one to watch and enjoy! Paul Brook is a major creative talent in magic and mentalism, and has absolutely wonderful material to share. Best of all, he isn’t too ‘over-exposed’. So many of his unique ideas, concepts and creations will probably be new to you. This is going to be great!" - Ian Rowland
 
"Paul is one of the good guys. He’s able to create fresh and interesting approaches to mentalism and has the ability to present them to his audiences in engaging and intriguing ways. What I really like about his thinking is that he always creates effects that are practical and commercial. In other words, you’ll use them. I’m sure he’ll teach you some great effects and you’ll learn a lot from watching him perform. Enjoy!" - Marc Paul
 
"Paul Brook’s work in mentalism, with its origins in a deep professional study of genuine psychology, is fascinating and inspiring. He bridges the gap between the modern and traditional styles of performance, with material that is rooted in real human behaviour, whilst still practical and workable. At their best, his effects undo the audience’s every expectation about the format of a ‘trick’, whilst still retaining their ‘real world’ edge." - Phill Smith
 
"Paul’s body of work and presentation style has been a huge influence on me. His attention to detail and exquisite exploitation of the tiniest subtleties have led to him creating some beautiful miracles, several of which I have used close-up, on stage and on radio. Prolific as a creator, generous with ideas and a complete gentleman, too, his work demands any serious mystery performers’ attention." - Anthony Jacquin

What will he teach?

Brook Test
An any word 'book test' with the added twist that the book is genuinely borrowed.
 
Pen Game
A simple game with a ball-point pen demonstrates that maybe not all of your choices are as free as you might think.
 
Imp-Ossible
A drawing duplication with a twist: the participant thinks of a random word and you can tell them.
 
Dog-Eared Switch
A way to switch out a prediction right under their nose.
 
Locked In Thought
A completely normal lock is inspected and held by the participant. The participant inputs a new combination and the performer is able to divine the number.
 
Juxtapose
Two people think of a number, a random number, and write it down, both numbers match!
 
One in the Hand
The performer holds out his closed fist. The participant is asked to name any coin and imagine a red letter ‘X’ on one side. The performer opens his hand to reveal that exact coin and a permanent marker red ‘X’ on the side called for. The coin can be kept by the participant. 

Who is he?

Paul was previously a psychologist before becoming a full time entertainer; twelve years later he still loves the decision to enter showbiz. 
 
Aside from an impressive list of clients and a performing all over the world, Paul is known for being a creator of modern mentalism that is divergent in thinking and yet real-world workable.
 
Having written more than twenty books on the subject of mentalism, it’s easy to see why Paul is also kept busy consulting behind the scenes for both television and theatre shows alike.
 
It isn’t just mentalism effects that Paul has become known for. Drawing on his psychological education and knowledge, he analyses the theoretical applications of mentalism and his stand alone book on mentalism theory ‘The Alchemical Tools’ is considered a modern classic.
 
Paul seldom lectures and over the past few years has gone ‘underground’ as far as the magic community is concerned. This rare lecture will see Paul sharing a number of his favorite effects and the theory behind them.
 

 

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, April 10th, at 7:00pm, we're live-streaming Paul Brook LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions, and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.

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ATTENDING COULDN'T BE EASIER.

  1. Purchase the Paul Brook LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday, April 10th, 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, Paul 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 Paul questions and discuss the tricks DURING the lecture.

DON’T WORRY IF YOU MIGHT MISS IT.

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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Playful and informative Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 18th, 2016
A great deal of information regarding theory, psychological subtleties and methods in this almost 3 hours lecture.

Brook Test - Uses two books with two excellent psychological subtleties, one of which adds an extra layer of deception and fairness and one of which may or may not work. Can be done impromptu with borrowed books and some very small preparation, no gimmicks required.

Pen Game - Great effect for those who enjoy the premise shared by Paul and have the gimmick.

Imp-Ossible - Paul doesn't go through the working of the Imp part of this effect but does give the full details about the rest of the effect, while I won't use it, the thinking behind may be used for other types of effects. As a side note in the lecture it didn't work as intended.

Dog-Eared Switch - Great for the effect he mentioned by Kenton. Definitely can give you a great impromptu way of doing some effects in your repertoire.

Locked In Thought - NOT a completely normal lock, can only be used with a lock that looks and acts completely normally for the most part but needs to be specifically located and bought. Paul sells these on his site as well. Great effect for those who will take the plunge and buy it though.

Juxtapose - Great effect, assumed knowledge of a certain streamlined version of a classic effect in mentalism along with a way of getting information, can be done on the spot with some preparation.

One in the Hand - Amazing effect for those in the UK, could be amazing for other parts of the world after enough thorough testing and experimenting. Doesn't work 100% but it doesn't look like a miss if it doesn't hit.

I really liked Paul's approach to claims, and there were some nice and funny stories that every performer can learn from.

The lecture does feel a little short but that may be because everything shown was simple or already building on previous assumed knowledge, for beginners it may not be the best lecture around since he doesn't take the time to fill you in but for those with some knowledge and experience looking for some great psychological subtleties and new combinations of methods and gimmicks this lecture can provide some great additions for your working material as well as great advice from a working pro’s experience.
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Professional, Real World Mentalism that you can, and will do. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 15th, 2016
Having worked with Paul Brook over the years I've had the pleasure of seeing him in action a few times, but never a lecture like this before. It contains high-impact, fun mentalism that requires hardly any skill and no sleight of hand at all. It's all do-able, and there will definitely be something in here for everybody. Within the first 5 minutes of his lecture I had learned something that, as a working professional, was gold dust. There are no 'pipe dreams' here - you can tell he's worked this 1,000's of times (because he really has!!). He's a fun, relaxed performer and gives fantastic advice throughout the lecture and tells a few funny stories to boot. Some prior knowledge of mentalism would be very beneficial, as well as one or two utilities that you might own as well. All in all, this is a top class lecture, from a top class guy. Add to basket right now!
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Ideas on the edge of real with a guaranteed punch! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 12th, 2016
If you're looking for some cutting edge, entertaining and overall hard hitting mentalism then you've started investigating the right lecture!

Paul is one of the best working pros in mentalism and speaking, which really shines through in his lecture! You'll learn fascinating psychological principles that are backed up with sound traditional methods, new uses of the gimmicks you love and wonders that are organized to give you an excellently stagecrafted finish.

Find out why Paul Brook is one of mentalism's best kept secrets, as well as my spirit animal, today!
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Interesting and simple to do Mentalism ideas Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 21st, 2016
I've not seen Paul perform before but I have heard great things about him.  I was looking forward to watching this lecture and it didn't disappoint!

In this lecture Paul aimed to give easy, practical ideas that could be easily incorporated into your mentalism set - sharing ideas for both stage and close up.

Whilst a couple of the subtleties didn't play out quite as intended the effects were still very strong - highlighting the rewards that you can strive for without putting a routine at risk.

Highlights for me were the Brook Test, the Pen Game and also some gems from the interview section of the lecture.

There are definitely some ideas from here that I'll be looking to put in to practice very soon! :)
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EXCELLENT LECTURE Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 27th, 2016
Paul has a refreshing & down-to-earth approach to mentalism. Like Paul Voodini, the story of his introduction to the World of Magic is both fascinating & amusing.

His effect, Juxtapose was a highlight. I also think that his improvement on the old, Hoy Book Test is very good. If you use his psychological word force, together with Richard Osterlind's & Ross Johnson's subtleties, you considerably strengthen the disconnect to Hoy's bold method.
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Practical. real world mentalism Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 15th, 2016
NO PIPE DREAMS OR MATERIAL THAT MIGHT NOT WORK

While its not a five hours long lecture (a lot of lectures go on so long because they are filled with CRAP) This lecture is shorter because everything taught is workable and well thought out.

There are many elements from this lecture I will be molding to fit my character.

Great job
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Entertaining and informative Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 19th, 2016
I have a lot of Paul Brook material, but have never had the chance to see him lecture, so this was a real treat. Paul is thoughtful, clever, and entertaining. It's great to hear the details and thinks behind his material. I can't imagine someone not learning something valuable from this lecture.
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Really good lecture Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 16th, 2016
This is now in my Top 5 lectures on mentalism, Paul was amazing. If you haven't read any of Paul's stuff, start with Alchemical Tools
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 27th, 2016
I've seen "more than a few" Penguin Live lectures in-person as I live within a 2 hour drive of the studio. I've waited to leave any reviews as I wanted to be able to selectively comment on the best that I had seen in the context of having seen many in-person and also having a Penguin Live subscription. At this time, I've selected 3 that were superior, while still respecting/appreciating the talent in other lectures and taking nothing away from them. One of those 3 crazy awesome lectures, in my opinion, is the Paul Brook lecture. Paul is pure "professional with passion." Paul is sold-out to excellence and sold out to the art. The intersection of those elements results in absolute entertainment where the spectator ends up in a place of amazement while having no idea how they got there. The psychology and "intentionality" of Paul's performances results in in "impossible" outcomes that are accompanied by absolute entertainment. Paul is equally sold-out to sharing with others. He not only is an elite entertainer himself, but he is equally interested in making others around him better. Simply awesome.
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A must see lecture! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 18th, 2017
Useable Mentalism at its finest. Paul discusses a plethora of his amazing material including the Brook test, Pen Game and Juxtaposed to name a few. Paul's teaching make it easy to learn and apply to the real world. I have used the Pen Game multiple times with an amazing response each time. This is a must see lecture for anyone interested in Mentalism, regardless of your level. My only regret is he is sharing these secrets!

I can't wait to see Paul back for a second session!
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