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Ian Rowland LIVE (Penguin LIVE)

Master mentalist and cold reader Ian Rowland came to Penguin for a mind altering 2 hour LIVE seminar. SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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For the first time EVER, Ian is going to give up, his signature routine! A mind blowing Poker demonstration that has NEVER been published before. It's one of his most cherished and closely guarded secrets.

What will he teach?

Ian's lecture will primarily focus on some of his incredible mentalism and card effects that have helped propel his career and create his world renowned reputation.

Mentalism Section

Dim Erotic Sin
Look at someone and read their thoughts. No nonsense, pure and direct mind reading. And, there's a twist that will astound you.

A thought of card "mind game" that allows you to extract information from your spectator to guess the exact card they selected.

Troika Twist
A three-way coincidence routine.

A comedic mind reading routine with a very strong, baffling finish.

Song And Chance
A baffling prediction routine that seems impossible, even to magicians.

Card Section

Las Vegas Cut
Ian's ‘go to’ opening effect. It’s simple, quick and visually stunning.

Something Inside
Ian's favourite routine to perform for a female spectator.

Mind Wave
A simple yet powerful packet trick based on ‘Twisted Sisters’ and ‘B’Wave’

Sense of Touch
A fun effect that your spectator performs themselves!

Ian's SIGNATURE card routine revealed for the first time.

GET READY for some amazing mind reading, psychic flavored effects, intriguingly impossible events and some uncanny coincidences all served up with plenty of laughs.

“Ian Rowland has got his own franchise on modern, sophisticated mental magic. By combining seeming miracles with blistering honesty, his results are unexpected and fascinating. Best of all, he's smart, and he treats his audience as if they're smart, too.” –Jim Steinmeyer

“Ian's been a good friend for about ten years. He poses as a cynic but alas, that heart of gold shows through in spite of his best efforts to the contrary. His work is extremely subtle and ingenious; I'm so glad he's on the side of the good guys.” –Teller (of Penn & Teller)

“What impresses me most about Ian is his ability to really digest a subject, dissect it into very simple straightforward rules, and then again do the reverse so when he performs, his presentations seem flawless and direct yet logical. I truly believe that Ian's book on coldreading is the best teaching tool out there. When you see Ian perform coldreading, he makes it all looks so natural. Ian can't be explained in a few sentences, he is just way too complex. But his manner can: Ian is a gentleman's gentleman.” –Banachek

“Anyone who has seen Ian perform knows how charming and smart he is! But what I really enjoy even more is Ian's lectures and his writing. Ian's creativity inspires me to become a more thoughtful performer.” -Jeff McBride

“Ian Rowland always surprises me with his material, presentations, and writings. He loves sharing his talents with people, and this is evident in his expert performances.” –Joshua Jay

“The breadth and depth of Ian's knowledge of all facets of magic is remarkable, and his unique presentations are riveting and memorable. When he reads the minds of people he never met, telling them in detail their fears, aspirations and personal information, you know you are in the presence of either a divine or a devil. He is my favorite columnist, and his magic and mentalism performances are always both charming and astonishing." –Barrie Richardson

“Ian Rowland one of those rare people who has a lot of amazing stuff in his head. He's also the communicator's communicator, so when he chooses to share some of that stuff, I, for one, pay attention." –David Regal

“Ian Rowland constantly surprises me with both the breadth of his knowledge and depth of his creativity. No matter your areas of interest in the world of magic and mentalism, there are great things Ian can teach you.” -John Lovick

“As soon as I get it each issue of MAGIC magazine, I turn right to Ian Rowland's column. Not because I need new routines for my mentalism act (I don't have one) but because I know I'm going to laugh out loud at how clever both the writing and the trick are going to be. Even if this card guy will never use it, it's always great to learn something smart from someone smart.” -Jon Armstrong

“Ian Rowland is unique in that he not only knows how the flim-flam is done, he also does it very well, himself. I suspect that it's his constant appearance before audiences all over the world, that hones his skill and knowledge of this most complicated and subtle art. Rowland has no peer in what he does. I'm not often in awe of a friend; I make an exception in this case...” -James Randi

“If a Ph.D. degree is ever offered for mentalism, Ian Rowland will be invited to join the faculty.” -Doug Dyment

“With my considerable interest in the world of cheats and con men it is fairly obvious that Ian and I would become friends! Not because he's a cheat or lowlife but because his knowledge of specialized areas of deceit such as spiritualism are really second to none. His knowledge is always astonishing and he's a great guy to hang out with!” -Simon Lovell

“Of all the people I have met in mentalism, Ian is in my opinion one of the finest thinkers. His attention to detail is always staggering. There is a phrase I have often heard that magicians/mentalists stop thinking too soon. Well this simply does not apply to Ian... he never stops thinking!” -Marc Paul

“Ian has no wish or need to be placed on a pedestal but he remains something of a mentalist hero to myself and Kevin Sheldrake at Head Hacking. In all my dealings with Ian he has communicated with total clarity and professionalism. When he speaks I listen. I suggest you do the same.” -Anthony Jacquin, Head Hacking

“I've met Ian Rowland, seen him perform formally and informally, and everything I've read in the fantastic quotes about him is true. Most of all though, I'm thankful and proud that I can call him my friend.” –Allen Gittelson

Ian Rowland is a mentalist, magician, entertainer, writer, speaker, photographer, musician, poet and a recreational mathematician. He ravels all over the world, mesmerizing audiences with his subtle yet commanding performances.

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 June 30th at 7:00pm, we’re live-streaming Ian Rowland 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 Ian Rowland LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday June 30th, 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, Ian 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 Ian 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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Entertaining, but Mentalism was Questionable Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 24th, 2013
Ian Rowland is a great entertainer and his sense of humor made the lecture fun. The card tricks were good. However, the majority of his mentalism tricks use some degree of stooging or stalking (buy if you want to find out the unique ways he does it) which are both highly questionable methods. Yes, Ian makes the point that you won't get caught if you use these methods, but doesn't that ruin the integrity of your tricks? If you're not willing to cross that ethical line, then do not buy. If you are, than this is for you. I personally have used these tricks and their effects are powerful, but it seems unfair to sell this lecture without the disclaimer I have provided above.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 9th, 2013
Well, Let me say that I gave this five stars only because that is how high Penguin allowed me to go. I am a very critical guy and am not impressed easily. I have been around the block a few times. But I must say that Ian not only impressed me but actually blew me away. His creativity, mixed with his wit and charm make this lecture a must have. Really! I rarely say that in a review, but it is really true here, in my opinion. Superb mentalism and toward the end, a few card effects. I really don't like cards, but these really are excellent and I enjoyed the, very much, especially the poker deal. Incredible. Read the list of the contents of the lecture. Everything on there is a gem! (No, I am not on the payroll of Penguin!) I really found this 3 hour lecture worth much more than the price charged.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 18th, 2013
If you guys want to perform stage or closeup mentalism which are professional, there it is. In this lecture he teaches mind blowing mentalism effects. Highly recommended to all. I can guarantee you it will not disappoint you.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 6th, 2013
I will recommend this lecture to anyone. Whether you are a pro or not, whether you make money out of magic and mentalism or not, you will gain some excellent material and insight from this lecture.

What I enjoyed most was not only the actual material, but the filter through which the effects were considered and presented. Enormously simply methods built with powerful presentational points sets these aside.

Ian is extremely enjoyable to watch and the 3 hours flew by. He has a wonderful sense of humour, fresh ideas and material that you will not have learned anywhere else.

Don't think twice about getting this lecture, you wouldn't regret it.
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Fantastic Mentalism! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 7th, 2014
This is one of my favorite Penguin Live Lectures. Ian has some very good material and he teaches it very well. If you are looking for some useful and clever mentalism, this is the lecture to get! I highly recommend this!
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Great lecture Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 21st, 2013
I am doing mentalism shows for the past 25 years.
I use many of Ian's ideas in my shows for the corporate world.
I already took 2 new ideas from this lecture.

Thanks for sharing so much.

Lior Manor
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One of the best! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 30th, 2013
Ian came out and was funny and amazing. His routines blew me away and then I was shocked to find how easy the methods are.

He confirmed what many of us know: killer mentalism doesn't have to rely on complicated methods.

HIs humor and magical talented are like watching Monty Python crossed with Michael Weber!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 1st, 2020
Very enjoyable and entertaining. Some effects require a lot of hand skills and practice But very down to earth and audience orientated
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The best lecture I have seen so far Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 25th, 2019
Ian offers mentalism appropriate for standup, parlor, stage, and close up. There is something of value in this lecture for everyone. Even if you are not a mentalist, I would not pass this one by. His creative thought process and his discussion of the business of magic alone is well worth the price of the lecture.
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Totally professional, totally British, totally great Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 1st, 2017
I'd heard a lot about how good Ian Rowland was and have had this lecture in my Wishlist for a long time. After finally watching it, I have to say that folks are correct: Ian is great. Along with the lectures from Marc Paul, Richard Osterlind, Marc Spelmann, Colin McLeod, Vincent Hedan, Looch, Ted Karmilovich, Phill Smith, and Mark Elsdon, this was one of the best. This guy is amazing. He has stage presence, he's really funny, and his ideas are great. I loved his mentalism stuff even though I won't use a couple of his routines. (But Ian is typically British: blunt and spot on. If you don't like the method, don't use it. Bravo!) As others have noted, Song and Chance is just so good and worth the price of the DVD/DL by itself. And it's not complicated at all--old methods, beautifully put together.

I don't do card stuff anymore, but I sure was tempted to work on Thetalia, which I thought was one of the most spectacular card/gambling routines that I'd ever seen. When he revealed how it was done, with basically one sleight repeated many times and a lot of flash, improvisation, and talk, I actually laughed out loud. He's done this routine for years, and it shows. Like a great jazz musician, his improvisation is seamless and beautiful.

This is a fantastic lecture if you are a mentalist, cardician, or just want to enjoy an old pro, who is one of the best around. Thanks, Penguin. Ian now has a new fan.
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