This blog tells a patchy and imperfect story of my magical maraudings, for which I apologise. I’m time-poor and it’s simply too much fun, and too enlightening, writing mad emails to magicians on the internet to report back on progress in real-time. But, for the record, I increasingly find far more meaning and worth in … Continue reading AND I’LL LEAD YOU ALL IN THE DANCE, SAID (S)HE!
I was running early for Psychic Club and so did what any 36-year-old-woman would do in such circumstances – I went and had a jolly good swing in the nearby park. As I flung myself back and forth with increasing gusto – listening to 80s power ballads, plotting tonight’s psychic feats and staring at the … Continue reading THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
Take a moment to digest those words. Sellotape… With. No. End. Can you imagine a thing so dastardly? So dangerous? I do hope this blog post doesn’t fall into the wrong hands or we are surely all doomed... The day I invented Sellotape With No EndTM was the day I passed some sort of point … Continue reading SELLOTAPE WITH NO END
So, dear imaginary reader, you’ve been on tenterhooks since the first thrilling episode of Psychic Club, where I alluded to my cold reading triumph... Firstly, what is cold reading? Orson Welles explains it nicely here, and here is Uncle Derren doing it. And here’s the obligatory Wikipedia entry on it. Secondly, how did I come … Continue reading SOME LIKE IT COLD
So I joined a psychic circle. Yeah. I was wondering where I could find a place to experiment with cold reading, mentalism, hypnosis and sneaky stuff free from those very frames, and – lo! – the Gods of the internet delivered. So I now belong to a motley crew of people assembling once a week … Continue reading THE FIRST RULE OF ‘PSYCHIC CLUB’ IS…
above/below add/subtract always/never angel/devil arrive/depart awake/asleep backwards/forwards before/after best/worst big/small birth/death black/white brains/brawn breadth/depth brother/sister burp/fart buy/sell child/adult clean/dirty comedy/tragedy create/destroy cruel/kind day/night dead/alive dusk/dawn early/late east/west eat/drink ebony/ivory empty/full entrance/exit expensive/cheap fact/fiction fast/slow fat/thin few/many fingers/toes first/last float/sink floor/ceiling friend/enemy front/back girl/boy give/take good/bad grandma/granddad happy/sad hard/soft heads/tails heaven/hell hello/goodbye here/there hero/villain high/low hot/cold … Continue reading SDROW ETISOPPO