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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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ESP Brain Busters

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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Dantes System of Livespan Reading

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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Blindfold Message Reading

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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Mentalism and its Presentation

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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The 16 Magic Square Mystery

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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Nelson Enterprises Catalog 12

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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Private Medium's Secret Guide

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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Manual of Publicity and Exploitation

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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More Effective Answers to Questions

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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The Master Sealed Letter Reading Act

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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Dr. RaMayne's Spirit Manifestations

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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How to Book Your Attraction

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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Psychological Reading

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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Technique of the Private Reader

Robert A. Nelson

Technique of the Private Reader by Robert A. NelsonNelson reveals the special techniques that enable psychics and mentalists to give spectacular private readings.

Successful operators are able to astound and bewilder clients with apparent facts and reason, though unbeknownst to them. Where does this strange and uncanny power come from?

It's easy to "give readings," to apparently read the innermost thoughts of your subject and to chart their life from "cradle to grave," if you possess the technique - the knowledge of how to judge your client. What to tell him or her and how to accurately read their reactions. Such is the true secret. ...

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Hypno-Trix

Robert A. Nelson

Hypno-Trix by Robert A. NelsonNot real hypnotism, but "Hypno-Trix," in which the subject actually believes that he or she has been hypnotized.

Here is a brilliant series of 12 pseudo-hypnotic stunts that, unknown to the audience, rely on subtle bits of trickery instead of actual hypnotic methods. In fact, the subject's reactions to these tests are so positive that they are convinced that they were truly under hypnotic control. By employing certain known natural laws, the desired susceptibility is easily and positively obtained.

Hypno-Trix can be used as stepping stones to genuine hypnotism. Once the subject is convinced...

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Calvert's Magic Memory

Robert A. Nelson

Calvert's Magic Memory by Robert A. NelsonHere is famous stage magician John Calvert's own, easy to do, Magic Memory System for memorizing from 20 to 40 words or objects.

Presented as a stage or platform demonstration, you are able to memorize and recall the words as rapidly as called by the audience.

From 20 to 40 numbers are shown on a wipe-erase whiteboard (or blackboard). Each spectator designates a number and a word. Note that the objects need not be called in sequence. When the board is filled, the performer - with the board out of his sight - repeats the words forwards and backwards. The mental marvel is also able to recall the word...

2017 / 10 / 31
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The Modern Blindfold Street Drive

Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarron

The Modern Blindfold Street Drive by Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarronNot just an effect, it's an event. Box office records attest the tremendous value of this sensational publicity stunt. The Nelson Enterprises were the first to realize the possibilities of a stunt of this kind in conjunction with mental acts, and were the first to utilize it. The Blindfold Street Drive actually attracts thousands of people to witness the performer drive the car through the streets, while handicapped by the lack of normal vision. We know of no other stunt, or idea that could be placed into operation that is sure to attract so much favorable comment, and to impress upon the residents...
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Projected Answers

Robert A. Nelson

Projected Answers by Robert A. NelsonThe first and only book on the technique of "projected answers to questions!"

Learn the professional mentalist's secret of projecting or carrying the replies to questions. Don't just provide a simple answer or restate the question. Use Nelson's projection technique to turn an ordinary Q&A act into a masterpiece. Not only does the spectator receive an answer to her question, but she is given a bonus in the form of additional information pertaining to her question, plus other predicted events.

The spectator is doubly intrigued at this mysterious source of information. Other spectators become...

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The Mindreader's Packet

Robert A. Nelson

The Mindreader's Packet by Robert A. NelsonHere is a collection of twenty (yes, 20) choice mental and psychic presentations, most of which may be performed impromptu with little or no preparation. The Mindreader's Packet will enable you to demonstrate your apparent amazing mental and psychic abilities that will long linger in the minds of your audience.

Here are descriptions of just a few of the twenty effects contained in this ebook:

MENTAL CARDOLOGY - The mentalist correctly divines the name of a selected playing card, which is placed in his hand behind his back. May be immediately repeated. Ordinary unprepared cards are used...

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The Men-Tal-O Mystery Act

Robert A. Nelson

The Men-Tal-O Mystery Act by Robert A. NelsonHere is one of the cleverest and most convincing acts of its kind ever offered. It completely baffles the audience, as the presentation apparently allows no opportunity for trickery.

Fair note cards and envelopes are distributed to members of the audience, with the request that they write their questions on the cards, sign their name, then seal their query in an envelope. This done, the performer collects the sealed questions, inquires of each spectator their name, and writes their names or initials upon the envelopes for the purpose of identification.

The sealed questions are then collected...

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