CAN THIS MAN READ YOUR MIND?
Mark Lewis is one entertainer
who can put audiences to sleep during his
act and brag about it afterwards. His act
isn’t boring -- he’s an Irish
hypnotist and putting the audience to sleep
is one part of his fascinating SHOW.
Lewis has a strange skill
by the time you count to three, your hands
which you’ve been told to clench and
raise over your head, won’t come unlocked
until he gives the word.
A skill like this could come
in handy during a riot in the hands of the
Lewis, who is appearing at
a local venue at an early date, is also
a magician and psychic entertainer.
There were three questions
we had to ask this man of mystery.
How do you do the magic in
That’s for you to figure
out. I promised not to tell. (A disappointing
answer, especially since he didn’t
say who he promised).
What is a psychic entertainer and is it
for real? Or is it just a magic trick like
the other stuff you do?
A psychic entertainer is someone
who presents psychic phenomena, such as
Psychometry, E.S.P. and Palmistry in an
entertaining manner. And it’s certainly
not a magic trick. 25% of what I do is illusion
and 75% of it is reality. I let the audience
figure out which bit is which.
Do you make people look foolish
when they are hypnotized?
I never ridicule anyone. If
people are good enough to volunteer, then
they should be treated with respect. Sure,
they sometimes do crazy things like chase
invisible canaries and fall in love with
a broom, kissing it passionately, but I
always try to stress the educational side
of the phenomena and explain why the subjects
are reacting as they do. Actually, hypnosis
is a valuable therapeutic tool for various
psychosomatic ailments and I mention this
in my show. I encourage people in the audience
to seek out a professional Hypnotherapist
if they need it.
Asked if he had any predictions
for the coming months, he replied, there
will be a drug scandal involving a leading
Canadian politician. I also see a large
earthquake in Canada, but remarkably few