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"James Brown is a cutting edge performer who is not afraid to push the boundary of what is and what’s not possible. By combining his knowledge of traditional magic, mentalism and pickpocketing with reality shifting suggestion he is able to create unique effects that stun his audiences. James has a lot to share, take the time to listen to what he has to say." - Marc Paul

"Here is a guy that you should DEFINITELY have lecture at Penguin as he is unique, entertaining and DIFFERENT" - Gregory Wilson

"I'm not usually a fan of this sort of thing but I like what James is doing here... It feels very different, I could become a fan!" - John Archer

"A five-star show that’s not to be missed. It will amaze, amuse and enthral in equal measure" - Drew McAdam

"I am not a big fan of hypnosis, or at least I wasn’t up to now. Having watched James perform his “Reality Bending” I saw how effective this form of waking hypnosis can be even in the most difficult surroundings. It was dynamic, well structured and left everyone totally bewildered!" - Peter Wardell

What will he teach?

This lecture and simultaneous demonstration will teach the foundations of Reality Bending and how the techniques and knowledge WILL take your magic to the next level. James will also teach a number of his favourite close up effects and show how suggestion can enhance the simplest of tricks.

Who is he?

James has spent the past 20 years perfecting his skills as a world class magician, pickpocket and hypnotist.

After leaving university in Southampton James began a career in psychiatry in Bournemouth and spent several years developing his understanding of psychology and human behaviour.

During this time James became fascinated with perceptional psychology – the way in which people perceive the reality around them and the ease in which they are deceived and manipulated. After seeing a close up magician performing on television James started to look closer at the similarities between magic and psychology.

This lit a fire under him that has never gone out! With only a pack of playing cards and his understanding of human behaviour James set out to teach himself sleight of hand magic and misdirection. Within a few months he secured himself the position of resident magician at a local bar & restaurant where, over the next 4 years, he developed his skills performing close up magic 3 hours a night 3 nights a week.

From this he branched out into performing close up magic for weddings, private functions and corporate events all the while fine tuning his skills as a magician & theatrical pickpocket. James quickly gained the respect of fellow magicians from around the world and the title of the Master of Misdirection.

His unique blend of sensory deception, sleight of hand and con artistry soon made James one of the most sought after performers of both close up and cabaret entertainment in the UK. Probably the first to combine contemporary sleight of hand magic with theatrical pickpocketing and suggestion hypnosis – and still the best! In recognition, the world famous Magic Circle awarded him the title of The Best Close Up Magician in the UK, a trophy he is quietly very proud of.

With numerous best selling instructional DVD’s on the subject of performance magic James has always been in demand for his teaching skills. His DVD’s have set the industry standard for live performance.

His work life is divided between consulting on performance and confidence for such institutes as Imperial College London, creative consultancy on TV magic shows like Troy and Beyond Magic with DMC, performing his breathtaking sleight of hand and close up/cabaret magic at private and corporate events and teaching hypnotherapists advance hypnosis skills. Whatever time is left is spent with his beautiful wife Jo and his two sons Ben and Charlie by the seaside on the south coast of England.

With his business partner Daniele Sicorace, James also runs the company POWA ACADEMY which offers training resources on the art of pickpocketing, hypnosis and magic.

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, September 25th, at 7:00pm, we're streaming James Brown LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour online lecture. Watch 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!

ATTENDING COULDN'T BE EASIER.

  1. Purchase the James Brown LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday, September 25th, 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, James will hit the stage and begin his JAM-PACKED professional lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.

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.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 1st, 2016
I was lucky enough to attend the lecture. I was actually the guy used in much of the show. As for a bit of background, I've studied hypnosis a bit prior to this lecture and knew (or thought I knew) that I could not be hypnotized. I wasn't even sure if it was real, or if your spectators were just playing along. I can tell you that it is real and if you are interested but nervous about trying it out, pick up this lecture. He'll teach you a sure fire method to stick their foot to the ground. I was a skeptic, and he got me, I mean Really got me - you can see the confusion on the face of the guy who couldn't be hypnotized. Simply put, James gets it and is a fine teacher. Look into his Powa Academy course if you want more, both mediums are worth the investment. Thanks for the experience James.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 30th, 2016
Only someone with no background or training in hypnosis would accept as original, new, or somehow "cutting edge" the explanations being given by this so-called authority, who actually has simply copied completely the ideas of others, and presented them poorly. James Brown has simply borrowed every single idea presented in this lecture from other English hypnotists (for the most part), including hypnosis without trance, the automatic imagination model, body magic tricks, and the idea that hypnosis is suggestion.

Every so often he quickly dropped the name of someone who actually thought of these concepts, but only in a way that he could later claim he gave credit, when in fact he should have clearly stated when others discovered years before this copy-cat lecture. He gave the lecture as if the ideas presented were his concepts, which is utter rubbish. And he presented them extraordinarily poorly and superficially, which I suspect was to get people to sign up for his "academy".

The idea that the standard hypnosis induction is only a ritual that excites the imagination of those being hypnotized has been discussed since the 1950s. That's not a James Brown discovery. The idea that hypnosis is suggestion has been repeatedly stated since the 1800's, as evidenced by Hippolyte Bernheim's book, published in 1880, entitled "Suggestive Therapeutics". The showman Kreskin built his reputation on the idea that hypnosis is only suggestion, beginning in the 1960's. And he clearly has no concept that many other approaches to hypnosis exist, not the least of which is that of Ericsson.

James Brown is trying to portray himself as some type of pioneer in hypnosis, when in fact he is simply taking the ideas of others (mainly in England), and presenting them poorly to magicians who are unaware of what's already been presented to the hypnosis community in far greater detail. He presentation was poor, he presented no evidence to back up anything he said from actual textbooks of hypnosis (and there are many great ones from the UK), or publications, and he basically wasted 170 minutes to say what he could have said in 30 minutes at most.

I gave him 2 stars because he did give a good explanation of a body magic trick involving a foot stuck to the floor because of a shift in the center of gravity. That explanation he did well.
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James is a breath of fresh air. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 28th, 2016
James has a unique and truly honest approach to the subjects discussed in his lecture.

I found it a joy watching material and advice lasting nearly three hours, where everything taught is solid, strong and obviously works in the real world.

If you are interested in learning and exploring hypnosis and the ideas and questions that surround it then this is certainly for you!

This is a lecture you will go back and watch time and time again. I honestly believe that everyone can take something from this that will help and improve their current material.

This is a brilliant addition to the penguin library of lectures and downloadable contact.
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A complete course in the inner game secrets of hypnosis, magic and pick pocketing! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 21st, 2016
Finally a lecture that can help you lose those shakes, dare to be bolder and get you hypnotizing within hours!

You read that right folks, this material doesn't just apply to hypnosis!

The confidence building tips and model for thinking is the ultimate antidote to fear while performing.

Highly recommended and you'll thank me later!
Jacob
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Best lecture about hypnosis Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 16th, 2017
This is the best hypnosis lecture I've ever seen. From this lecture, I got the whole different level of view about hypnosis, and I think James' point of view about hypnosis is the most rational explanation about hypnosis.
After seeing this lecture, it feels like now I understand most ingredient about hypnosis, and my confidence got so high. Therefore, I decided to perform my own hypnosis show based on this material, and I nailed it! My hypnosis show was so successful and everyone got shocked!
If there is someone who interested in hypnosis or who still don't understand rationally about hypnosis, he/she must watch this lecture. Again this is my best lecture about hypnosis, and after I saw this I purchase hypnosis course on POWA academy!
Thank you very much James that he share all his wisdom about hypnosis, and hope your work going great.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 20th, 2016
James Brown is the only teacher you need to learn hypnosis. That being said, I would argue that you DON'T NEED anyone or anything else to teach you. I would advise against it as most everything and everyone teaching "hypnosis" is bs. Do yourself a huge favor and buy this if you really want to learn hypnosis.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 20th, 2017
This lecture is awesome, if you are looking into Hypnosis and have serious reasons of it. This is a lecture for you!
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Nothing new on the western front Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 18th, 2017
As some of the other reviewers wrote, there is nothing new in this lecture, these concepts are old and discussed long ago, you could probablly explain the whole thing he talks about in 10 min, its like an endless loop, ... dont waste your time! Sorry!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 24th, 2016
Really awesome stuff! A few months ago I started watching and learning his stuff. Really great!! Thanks so much!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 16th, 2016
Wow! This was freaking incredible. James literally gives you the power to bend other people's reality. Before I watched this, I knew nothing about hypnosis. Now, I can stick anyone to the floor, make you forget your name, or take a way your memories. This is almost too much power for one man to have! You will not regret this purchase!
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