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Robert A. Nelson

Robert A. Nelson

#2 Magic author
#2 Mentalism & Spiritism author

(Columbus, Ohio: 16th November 1901 - 21st February 1973).

Inspired around age 10. Debut at age 13 with paid mental act. Semi-pro with partner with Syl Reilly until 1921. Pro as stage mentalist-telepathist since 1921 when founded Nelson Enterprises in Columbus, Ohio. It became the world's largest company dealing in mentalist's props and literature (until sold in 1972 to Micky Hades).

Radio program ("Voice of Destiny") 1928-35 as "Dr. Korda RaMayne, PsD", which he also used on stage in a crystal-gazing act. In the 1940s, after Claude "Alexander" Conlin Jr retired, Nelson bought his entire act, later selling most of it to Leon Mandrake.

Invented Multiplying Rabbits (by 1944) and claimed the Psychomatic Deck (by 1948). The most prolific author of books and booklets on mentalism (34 by 1945 alone), including Hellstromism (1935, 21pp), The Encyclopedia of Mentalism (1944, 120pp; repr 1971), Miracles in Mentalism (1945, 64pp), Super Prediction Tricks (1947, 55pp), The Art of Cold Reading (1951; repr 1971, 47pp), Club and Party Mentalism (1961, 50pp), Still More Miracles in Mentalism (1962, 74pp), Comedy Mentalism (3 vols, 1962, 1963, 1964, 59+61+63pp), TV Mentalism (1966, 37pp), and The Last Book of Nelson: An Autobiography, Plus (1970, 55pp). Columns in Tops, Linking Ring, and Magic is Fun. Article in Genii.

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How to Read Sealed Messages

Robert A. Nelson

How to Read Sealed Messages by Robert A. NelsonThe most comprehensive and authoritative book on sealed billet reading, as employed by mentalists, magicians, and office mediums.

Divided into three sections, this ebook deals with methods used by office mediums (section 1), stage mentalists and psychic entertainers (section 2), and a bonus section on how to maximize revenue from shows with a secret tip for selling 'back of house' books and merchandise (section 3).

SIXTEEN methods are described and explained in detail as used for private office work. Many of these are adaptable to mentalist and magic uses, and can be presented without...

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Still More Miracles in Mentalism

Robert A. Nelson

Still More Miracles in Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson23 leading authorities on mentalism collaborated to make this the largest and best of the fabulous series of "Miracles in Mentalism" books.

In this revised and expanded edition, you now get 49 new and original mental and psychic effects, routines, and suggestions covering the full range of impromptu, club, radio, TV and stage presentations. This wealth of new and original material has been audience-tested and proven as worthy of inclusion in your program. This one volume alone contains sufficient sensational mental and psychic effects for several programs. Many of the presentations contain...

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Confessions of a Medium

Robert A. Nelson

Confessions of a Medium by Robert A. NelsonThere has never been such a complete and thoroughly accurate exposé of the inner workings and guarded secrets of the professional medium, psychic and healer.

Describes how fake psychics get their certificates, making them immune from police interference. How anyone can obtain such a certificate. Explains how mediums and psychics work in "closed" towns so city authorities can't touch them. Includes sample ads as used by the phony seers, fake diplomas, how and where the psychics get their business, and how mediums can even work spare time and still make big money. Shows how the psychic obtains...

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Super Prediction Tricks

Robert A. Nelson & E. J. Moore

Super Prediction Tricks by Robert A. Nelson & E. J. MooreYou, too, can be a successful predictionist!

Publicity, such as headline news and front page stories are the lifeblood of modern show business. Super Prediction Tricks are proven top notch publicity-getters. Properly executed, they are the easily arranged and assured method of getting sensational publicity and news stories - publicity worth thousands of dollars.

This ebook of predictions and sensational showmanship has been eagerly accepted and highly praised by the members of the profession. You, too, will cherish it and utilize many of the fine effects. Hail to the man or woman who does...

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Making Mindreading Pay

Robert A. Nelson

Making Mindreading Pay by Robert A. NelsonLearn the inner secrets of how to make a living as a mentalist or psychic entertainer. The commercial side of this highly lucrative business is revealed in its entirety: contracts, bookings, advertising and exploitation in theaters, clubs, hotels, casinos, fairs, and in private practice.

The entire range of opportunities for psychic entertainers is discussed at length, and with one thought in mind: to make money! Whether you are new in the business or a seasoned pro, this ebook will mean extra dollars to you.

If you're on the sidelines now, watching others make real money in this profession,...

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A Complete Course in Stage (Pseudo) Hypnotism

Robert A. Nelson

A Complete Course in Stage (Pseudo) Hypnotism by Robert A. NelsonThis course presents a complete, two-hour program of scientific, mystifying and comical hypnotic stage entertainments that can be presented after studying this all-inclusive course.

Audiences love to witness hypnotic stage acts! Now you, too, can be a stage hypnotist with your own show. Written by an experienced operator (and owner of a stage hypnotic show), this course provides authentic instructions for performing a complete evening's entertainment. Not only does this course teach how to do many wonderful hypnotic tests, it also provides the complete routine of your show, tells how to select...

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More Miracles in Mentalism

Robert A. Nelson

More Miracles in Mentalism by Robert A. NelsonHere are more new, original and sensational mental effects, brought to you by many foremost mentalists. A wide variety of time proven, audience tested effects are included. Several of the effects were formerly catalogued and sold by their originators for several dollars each. Now get them all in this fine ebook, the second in the series of "Miracles in Mentalism."

Take a look at what's included:

  1. Subliminal Perception (Syd Bergson)
  2. One is Face Up (Dr. Stanley Jaks)
  3. Facsimile (Gene "Phantini" Grant)
  4. ESP Coincidence (Bob Nelson)
  5. Musical Thoughts (R. W. Grosholz)
  6. Alphabetical Perception (Dr. S. P. Thornton) ...
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Pages from a Medium's Notebook

Robert A. Nelson

Pages from a Medium's Notebook by Robert A. NelsonWould you like to open the secret notebook of a successful medium and psychic reader? To study and absorb the personal notes and information gleaned as a result of years of experience? Would you like first-hand observations and instructions on how to give successful "psychological readings?" To know what to anticipate when a client enters your office? To know what type of reading to give for the satisfaction of the subject? To discover how and why the client is so easily fooled? To learn the closely guarded bits of "business" that build private readings and reputations?

The information contained...

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The Nelson Course of Hypnotism

Robert A. Nelson

The Nelson Course of Hypnotism by Robert A. NelsonThis course is designed to meet the needs and essential requirements of the serious student who really wants to learn how to hypnotize and in the shortest possible time. This is the one book for those seeking a fuller and more complete understanding of the fundamentals and basic principles of the science of hypnotism, its power and tremendous possibilities. It is written in non-technical, easy to understand language. You start learning with the very first lesson.

Learn by doing. In the early lessons, you start at once with initial suggestion and hypnosis. You learn how to select the best...

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Comedy Mentalism Volume 2

Robert A. Nelson

Comedy Mentalism Volume 2 by Robert A. NelsonMore comedy bits, more skits, more blackouts, more funny lines, more complete presentations and more humorous bits of business.

Volume 1 of Comedy Mentalism was such a success that Nelson did "what comes naturally," and assembled a whole stable of comedy writers (many new to this series) and proudly offers Volume 2 of Comedy Mentalism.

This is funny stuff! Contains comedy bits and new humorous situations for every occasion. Bits for MC's, amateur shows and every possible professional entertainment occasion.

NEW COMEDY AND EFFECTS by Bob Nelson, "Senator" Crandall, Tommy Windsor, Lois Lytle, Dorny, Bob Heidinger, Dr. Faust (David Hoy), Syd Bergson, Karrell Fox, Gerald...

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Comedy Mentalism Volume 1

Robert A. Nelson

Comedy Mentalism Volume 1 by Robert A. NelsonLaughs galore! Comedy bits, blackouts, funny lines, complete presentations and humorous bits of business for mentalists, magicians and psychic entertainers.

When first published, this was the first and only comprehensive book on the subject. Comedy bits, effects and full routines by Bob Nelson, Karrell Fox, George Johnstone, Alan Millan, The Amazing Maurice, North Bigbee, Sid Lorraine, George McAthy, Robert Tripp and Ben Franklin IV.

Top-notch material for every occasion, including a complete two-person comedy act by Bob Nelson and a complete comedy Talking Skull routine by George McAthy.

PLUS: A BONUS OF...

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Headline Predictions Baked Inside Bread

Devin Knight & Robert A. Nelson

Headline Predictions Baked Inside Bread by Devin Knight & Robert A. NelsonThis is probably the best book ever written on headline predictions. It describes in detail the methods behind the two greatest headline predictions ever performed. The first one was performed by mentalist Robert Nelson in 1947 and was known as the Miracle Prediction of the Age. It achieved world-wide publicity overnight.

In 1985, Devin Knight ala Jason Michael, did the Ultimate Headline Prediction, and achieved world-wide publicity and fame overnight. In fact, it achieved more publicity than any other headline prediction in the history of magic.

Both of these predictions generated publicity worth millions of dollars....

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Club and Party Mentalism

Robert A. Nelson

Club and Party Mentalism by Robert A. NelsonThis ebook provides the inside scoop on the fertile field of performing psychic entertainment in night clubs, casino showrooms, and private parties. It's written in language that even the beginning mentalist can understand, yet holds so much valuable, inside information that it will also help the working professional.

Learn how YOU can enter this wide-open field of entertainment - one which has very little competition and where the fees are high.

Complete coverage of CLUB and PARTY MENTALISM, with suggested effects and complete programs. Reveals the programs of famous mentalists and what...

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Hellstromism (Nelson)

Robert A. Nelson

Hellstromism (Nelson) by Robert A. NelsonThe first and only true explanation of the miraculous feats of the late Axel Hellstrom, mindreader supreme ... the man who baffled many of the world's most scientific and magical minds. A topic of conversation wherever presented.

Magicians, students of the occult, psychic entertainers, scientists and profound thinkers alike have long sought ... THE TRUE SECRET OF GENUINE MIND READING

No gimmicks. No stooges. No electronics. No mirrors. Nothing prearranged.

Any time, any place, with any group of honest, sincere spectators, the psychic entertainer allows the spectators to merely think...

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Tele-Thought

Robert A. Nelson

Tele-Thought by Robert A. NelsonTele-Thought is conceded to be the greatest of all pseudo psychic and mental tests. Present Tele-Thought as a prediction - a prophecy - as a genuine experiment in mental telepathy, or both!

Here is a brilliantly conceived psychic effect, impregnated with showmanship and a superb presentation to baffle and astound the keenest of minds.

Read most carefully the following superb effect: With a few well chosen remarks about mental telepathy and the ability of a 'chosen few' to pierce the wall of the future, the mentalist asks any spectator to select any page from any group of newspapers. The...

2016 / 12 / 2
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Phantom Mindreader

Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarron

Phantom Mindreader by Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarronThe answer to the mentalist's dreams! Available once again is Nelson's perfect, undetectable means of immediately securing full knowledge of written questions and detail. Spectator simply writes a question, seals it in an ordinary envelope and retains it. At no time does the mentalist so much as touch the writing or sealed envelope. Yet, in a flash, the mentalist has full knowledge of the written data.

Nelson's Phantom Mindreader does the work for you. It truly is a 'Phantom'; as it is never seen by the audience. It delivers the message to the mentalist in seconds in a most natural, unsuspicious...

2016 / 9 / 29
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TV Mentalism

Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarron

TV Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarronNo longer must you be content to merely watch and be mystified by TV mentalists. Embarrassing, isn't it, to have our friends recall the miracles of a TV mentalist and ask YOU how they were accomplished - when you might be a successful TV mentalist yourself! You, too, can bask in the limelight and glory of television.

SENSATIONAL "BRAIN BUSTER" ROUTINES REVEALED
All phases of successful operation are covered in detail in this volume, written by mentalists with many years of actual experience. Actual program methods and routines, including the sensational and baffling "Brain Busters" are explained....

2016 / 9 / 18
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Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation

Robert A. Nelson

Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation by Robert A. Nelson27 contributors! 50 amazing effects!

Some of magic and mentalism's most trusted authorities have collaborated to bring you this outstanding collection of time tested and audience proven effects. Not just one or two routines, but fifty from which you can easily select several excellent psychic programs. A Genii Award-winning book, now brought up to date in this latest, revised edition.

Effects from John Booth, Paul Curry, Eddie Clever, Norm Cummins, Bruce Elliott, Dr. C.G. Ervin, Hen Fetsch, Dr. Walter Grote, Stewart Judah, Capt. Jones, Joe Keller, Fred Kolb, Wilbur Kattner, Bill Larsen, Richard Lindahl, Orville Meyer, Bob...

2016 / 8 / 19
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Encyclopedia of Mentalism

Robert A. Nelson

Encyclopedia of Mentalism by Robert A. NelsonThe greatest and most comprehensive book ever written on mentalism and psychic entertainment. Every phase of its operation is exhaustively treated in detail.

Included is also the author's own time proven master system of mindreading. Easily applied and workable presentations for all types of audiences and situations are covered, whether it be for a small home group, a mental interlude in your present program or a complete theater or television performance.

Partial contents include a vast array of full stage theater presentations - Radio mentalism - Night club psychic entertainment - Hotel...

2016 / 7 / 29
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Visions of Tomorrow

Robert A. Nelson

Visions of Tomorrow by Robert A. NelsonIn this eBook, Bob Nelson reveals his complete "Diviner of Destiny" one-man Question-and-Answer presentation. This is a very, very clever and subtle mindreading act that can be performed solo, or with a volunteer assistant (who need not know the secret).

Can be presented anywhere -- even surrounded by an audience if necessary. Especially suitable for tough situations such as for stores, clubs and outdoor work. Exceptionally fine for stage, platform and cruise shows.

Details to be long remembered: The questions are picked from a semi-opaque basket and held at the performer's fingertips,...

2016 / 7 / 11
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