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Robert A. Nelson

(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.

Coauthors: B. W. McCarron, Devin Knight, E. J. Moore, Bob Tripp, Syd Bergson

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Robert A. Nelson

New Dr. Q Slate Routines by Robert A. NelsonHere are eight new routines for the Dr. Q Slates that will thoroughly baffle any audience, who will believe that you enlist spirit assistance, as there is no other likely explanation.

The Dr. Q Slates are acclaimed by professional mentalists as the most amazing and baffling spirit slate writing mystery ever devised. An apparent miracle of the psychic world. Now you can present even more mind-blowing mental and psychic demonstrations with these incredible slates.

Here in this collection are new sensational routines - new prediction tricks - new possibilities and greater utilization with...

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Robert A. Nelson

Nelson Enterprises Manuscript Collection 3 by Robert A. NelsonThe largest collection, yet, in the Nelson Manuscript series. Here are five more, hard-to-find Nelson Enterprises manuscripts for mentalists and magicians, plus a free bonus book.

Mentalists, psychic entertainers, magicians, collectors and magic historians will be pleased to discover the following manuscripts and books from the Nelson Enterprises catalog, now updated and edited for a new generation of performers:

Resistance Secrets - A series of four unbelievable demonstrations where the performer - either man or woman - is able to defy the strength of a powerful, burly spectator. (NE...

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Robert A. Nelson

Nelson Enterprises Manuscript Collection 2 by Robert A. NelsonHere are six more, hard-to-find Nelson Enterprises manuscripts for mentalists and magicians.

This collection contains the following Nelson manuscripts, updated and edited for a new generation of performers:

Pulse Test and Blood Control — The psychic entertainer demonstrates how he is able to start and stop his pulse by using mind control. Nelson claimed this method fooled doctors. (NE Cat. #171)

Long Distance Telepathy — The performer has a psychic friend who reveals a freely selected card by telephone. And, to fool the wise ones, the psychic's name and phone number are placed,...

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Robert A. Nelson

Nelson Enterprises Manuscript Collection 1 by Robert A. NelsonHere are five vintage (and expensive) Nelson Enterprises mental manuscripts, now available in a convenient, updated collection to add to your library. This collection contains the following Nelson manuscripts, updated and edited for a new generation of performers:

Spirit Pendulum — A small weight, suspended inside a corked glass bottle, swings and taps the side of the bottle, answering questions from the audience. There are no connections to the bottle, which may be examined or handed out as a souvenir. (NE Cat. #276)

Webster Outdone — A book test performed with an unprepared vest...

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Robert A. Nelson

The Master Code by Robert A. Nelson

Positively the last word on two-person mentalism, allowing names, dates, personal effects, zodiac signs and much more to be quickly and effectively transmitted without the use of electronics or gimmicks.

Your audience will be spellbound as they witness your sensational and uncanny demonstrations of Mental Telepathy. Audience questions, personal articles, birth dates, zodiac signs and more are revealed by the on stage psychic. If you remember the mesmerizing nightclub performance by the suave mentalist in the motion picture "Nightmare Alley," then you've seen a sample of what a successful...

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Robert A. Nelson

The Astounding Dr. A Prediction Reading by Robert A. NelsonOnce in a blue moon there comes an outstanding and fiendishly clever psychic routine, such as "The Astounding Prediction Reading" by Dr. A.

The effect is that the medium predicts three questions that the subject will write, with detailed data, before the spectator actually writes them! It is one of the most convincing mental routines to date. Diabolically clever is this bombshell prediction and reading that will knock the spectator off her feet with its accuracy and depth.

Dr. A's method overcomes the former handicaps of the private reader, by presenting "proof" of the written prediction....

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Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarron

Miracle Cube Root Extraction by Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarronAn apparent demonstration of superior brain power.

Any number between 1 and 100 is cubed by a spectator, and the final result called aloud. The performer immediately extracts the cube root of this number without the use of electronics, stooges, or gimmicks. The calculation is performed immediately and entirely in the performer's mind, thanks to the secret master key.

This feat, performed on paper after a lengthy effort by a spectator, is considered quite an accomplishment, but performed instantly, it is a sensation. Performer knows only the number submitted by the spectator, and immediately...

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Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarron

ESP Brain Busters by Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarronNot one, but a complete series of thought-provoking mental routines with ESP cards.

These sensational effects give you, the psychic entertainer, the ability to add punch to your program. One effect alone is worth a ten-dollar bill. Sufficient routines and material are included for a complete act of Extra Sensory Perception tests. Full patter presentations for many of the effects are given, too.

New to this edition are camera-ready master images of the ESP symbol cards, allowing you to print your own, all the way up to jumbo size for stage presentations. And, we didn't stop there. Each...

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Robert A. Nelson

Dantes System of Livespan Reading by Robert A. NelsonWithout any written or preliminary foolishness, The Dantes System allows you to deliver a terrific psychological reading to most any spectator. A reading so cleverly conceived and thought-out that it smacks of genuine mindreading.

This sight-reading is apparently the answer to the sitter's innermost thoughts, touching upon the trials and tribulations of the individual, delving into his or her past, discussing the present and probing deeply into the future.

Dantes devoted his life to "sight reading" and is regarded as a most successful reader. If you want to devastate a total stranger by...

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Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarron

Blindfold Message Reading by Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarronArguably the most convincing - and simple - means of performing a sealed billet reading act.

There has always been a consistent demand for a good billet reading routine that can be presented under practically any circumstance, yet has sufficient effectiveness to accomplish its purpose. This method, we feel, meets these requirements most effectively. The means of presentation are varied and elastic. For instance, unprepared envelopes and slips of paper are passed to spectators to write their questions and name thereon. These are folded by any spectator and sealed within the envelopes. The...

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Robert A. Nelson & Syd Bergson

Mentalism and its Presentation by Robert A. Nelson & Syd BergsonA confidential report, intended only for those who are serious about the mental profession. Learn the correct techniques of presentation, teaching what to do and what not to do for successful mentalism. A must-have book for every mentalist and magician. These lessons will make you a better performer, enhance your reputation as an unusual entertainer and enable you to collect higher fees.

PARTIAL CONTENTS:

THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF MENTALISM - Mentalism as a profitable business - The Mentalist's Sole Aim - The Effort to Deceive - The Challenge to the Spectator - Mentalism vs. Magic - Perfection...

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Robert A. Nelson

The 16 Magic Square Mystery by Robert A. NelsonPositively the most memorable way to ensure that spectators keep your business card. Any spectator calls out a number, say between 40 and 100. The performer instantly draws a Magic Square on the back of his business card (or has a rubber-stamped grid of 16 squares already on it). With no false moves, the mental magician fills in all 16 squares of the grid and hands the card to the spectator, with a request to keep it for luck. He then mentions an interesting fact about the lucky piece the spectator now holds. If any row of four numbers, either across, down or diagonal, are added together, they...
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Robert A. Nelson

Nelson Enterprises Catalog 12 by Robert A. NelsonRobert Nelson and his brother Larry ("Alla Rageh") started the Nelson Enterprises in 1921. Their first "catalogs" were printed on thin, onion-skin paper. By 1931, their catalogs were books in their own right, this one boasting 236 different effects, books, and services catering almost exclusively to the mental, mediumistic and gambling fraternities.

Originals of this catalog are virtually impossible to find, as they jealously hoarded by mentalists, magicians and occult collectors. Now reprinted in convenient PDF ebook format, the Nelson Enterprises Catalogue 12 is once again available to...

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Robert A. Nelson

Private Medium's Secret Guide by Robert A. NelsonWhat is the Private Medium's Secret Guide? What "secret" information does it contain? Is it the "Secret Blue Book" of the Spiritualists, often whispered about, but never seen? Just what does the guide contain?

The author is a person who has devoted his life to psychic research, both fraudulent and real--and writes not from theory, but from years of practical experience as a practicing psychologist and reader. His conclusions will be found in the pages of his guide. His advice and counsel on successful reading and counselling--and page upon page of "psychological readings", those exclusive...

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Robert A. Nelson

Manual of Publicity and Exploitation by Robert A. NelsonThis revised and updated handbook is Nelson's answer to your insistent demand for vital information on publicity and exploitation.

The Manual tells you a score of ways how to get free front page publicity - effective newspaper and magazine tie-ups - question and answer columns - merchant tie-ins - radio and TV guest appearances - publicity and exploitation stunts that mean more and better bookings at higher fees.

Learn how to properly sell your act to the Public - The Bookers - The Theatres Clubs and All Buyers of Entertainment. After all, without proper advertising, publicity, exploitation...

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Robert A. Nelson

More Effective Answers to Questions by Robert A. NelsonA sequel to Effective Answers to Questions, which has been regarded by the profession as the greatest book of its kind.

In this informative 'how-to book,' Nelson presents many angles and arguments that will enable the performer to present a better, and more effective program. Nelson's comments on TV, radio and newspaper work will be found very valuable for professional workers, as he shares a lifetime of practical knowledge, gained from his many years of actual experience. How to impress your audience is one of the many features of this ebook. Many new gags, both sensational and humorous will be found between the covers. ...

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Robert A. Nelson

The Master Sealed Letter Reading Act by Robert A. NelsonA convincing, "real time" method of reading sealed messages, as employed by fraudulent mediums and psychics.

A strictly one man feature. The psychic passes among the audience, handing out small, unprepared envelopes containing a blank card. On these cards, spectators write their name and questions, then carefully seal them inside the envelope. The mentalist now collects the envelopes, never allowing them to get out of sight of the writers.

The performer or medium now holds the envelopes to his or her forehead, first calling out the writer's name, then proceeding to answer the spectator's...

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Robert A. Nelson

Dr. RaMayne's Spirit Manifestations by Robert A. NelsonWeird, eerie and baffling pseudo spirit manifestations are easy to accomplish with very little preparation or expense, once you know how.

That was the first line of Nelson's catalog ad for this nearly impossible to find manuscript, detailing the methods of fake mediums and con artists who presented seances to bilk the public. Why is this title so hard to find? Primarily because it was only advertised in three of the Nelson Enterprises catalogs. Some feel that the methods were used to spawn new fraudsters, instead of being used to inform the innocent public. Others believe that Nelson was...

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Robert A. Nelson

How to Book Your Attraction by Robert A. NelsonEven with a fine show, extraordinary talent and natural ability, you can still fail to be a financial success, simply because you don't know how to book your attraction.

This ebook will show you, as a clever mentalist, where and how you can book your show and work every day of the year. There's plenty of work for the psychic entertainer who wants to work, if he or she makes use of the information and knowledge contained in this ebook. Learn the ins and outs of working in theatres, night clubs, hotels, resorts, fairs and exhibitions. Discover the subtleties of working in radio and TV, including...

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Robert A. Nelson

Psychological Reading by Robert A. NelsonNOTE: This reading is also contained in the Nelson book, Confessions of a Medium.

Amaze any spectator, even one whom you've not met before, by giving an in-depth character reading that reveals psychological insights your client hasn't shared with anyone.

Spectators are more readily convinced by fortune tellers, and the like, if the reader begins the reading without first asking a lot of questions. In other words, the psychic gives the reading "from the cradle to the grave," as though the spectator's life were the pages of an open book.

No sooner does the client enter the room, then immediately the reader...

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