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It’s Jonathan Royle here of and boy have I got some great news for Magic Club and Convention Organisers around the world..

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You See many People Don’t seem to realise, but as well as being a Hypnotist, I am also an experienced Magician, Mentalist and Variety Entertainer of many years and am available to Lecture at Magic Club’s, Conventions and also for NLP and Hypnosis Groups and such like…

Indeed over the past 25+ Years I’ve acted as a Magical, Mentalism and Hypnosis Consultant to some major, major names in this business around the world.

In truth I was advising people on how to Combine Hypnosis and NLP techniques with Magic and Mentalism routines many, many years before the sudden craze for this genre became so “public” and Hypnosis wise I was the original teacher of some major names around the world and am also consulted regularly for advice from Established Professionals and Television names.

I’ve also been (in my former Stage Name of Alex-Leroy) a Columnist for such magazines as Supreme Magic’s “Magigram” and Repro Magic’s “Club 71” – whilst also having received positive reviews for my Magical & Mentalism Creations that have appeared in my own publications and also those published by Kenton Knepper and Paul Romhany amongst others!

Royle’s Magical, Mentalism & Hypnosis Talents have also been featured in interviews with Jay Fortune on Radio Magic (Now Available in Book Form at and also in a several page feature interview that appeared in Magicseen Magazine

Indeed my first book “Original Magic” was published back in 1991 when I was aged just 16 and the very first copy was purchased rapidly by none other than Legendary Television Magician, the man himself Paul Daniels…

I’ve now got a new Lecture and also Workshop available entitled “The Magic of Showbiz” which is available for Magic Club & Convention bookings during 2012.

Check out my Career Resume to date at and then check out these recent reviews of my Magical & Mentalism work…

Royle Reveals – The Jonathan Royle Lecture at The Order of The Magi

Tuesday 9th August 2016

Report by Stuart Cassels
President Elect of The Order of the Magi

The second of a series of three great Summer lectures at The Order of the Magi saw the return of my good friend and colleague, Hypnotist, Magician & Mentalist Jonathan Royle. This was Royle’s third visit to the Magi, and with each lecture the sometimes controversial character brings something different to the table. Not surprisingly, he didn’t disappoint.

Whilst it appeared at first that he was to leave the Hypnosis to one side whilst he concentrated on Magical Effects and Mentalism, it soon became apparent that much thought and psychology, drawn from JR’s 28 years of experience with hypnosis was put into the handling and presentation of tricks, even starting his lecture with an emotional ploy to set-up a standing ovation 2 hours later!

This was not a lecture designed with the primary aim of teaching a group of magicians* a collection of tricks – and whilst every effect was certainly a real-world workable effect – the theme was to look at taking older effects and with a bit of thought revamp them to make them suitable for today’s audiences. In fact it was interesting to note that the majority of routines discussed originated at least 40 years ago, with some dating back to at least the 1930’s… Jonathan summed this up perfectly, if not with a little tongue in cheek, with the quote –

If you want to hide something from a magician, write it in a book!”

One effect of particular note was Jonathan’s new ideas on a Mentalism / Chance effect which I have had the pleasure of seeing him perform many times whilst he was touring his successful, but strangely titled “Egg Sausage Peas” show, now given a twist of wife-swapping! The original effect using jumbo ESP Zenner Cards packs small, but plays big – and always gets a great reaction from audiences. In Jonathan’s standard presentation, he remains on the stage by himself, with 5 music stands to display 5 pairs of cards – and this in itself is large enough to fill a small stage. His new presentation sees him joined by 5 married couples from the audience. Immediately a trick that would work just as well as a close-up effect has been supersized to fill a large performance area, yet the basic props required would fit inside an A4 envelope! Add a few comedy wigs and some innuendo, and you start to see the thought processes that have developed through JR’s time working as not only a Mentalist, but also as a Comedy Hypnotist. I suspect that very few members will be putting this new twist into their act as it now stands, however it was demonstrated to show that even the more serious and mundane effects can be presented very differently, and on a larger scale, with some thought.

During his two hour lectumagic lecturee, Jonathan referred to being able to arrive in a new town or city without props, but being able to quickly buy a few small items which required little preparation before presenting a full cabaret or stage show. This was demonstrated perfectly with an envelope, washing line, clothes pegs, A5 cards and a marker pen; all of which can be obtained from a Pound Shop, and be used to make an impossible word prediction that would play well in front of hundreds. Interestingly, the routine originally dates back to 1937, yet bares a little similarity to recently released effects, although using very different methods.

Amongst the other effects revealed were a signed card to box, Jonathan’s Pseudo Psychometry routine, Belly Button reading, thoughts on the Floating Light Bulb, and a “simple” and impromptu routine revealing which bottle cap a coin was hidden under, that had a hint of Smash & Stab, without the danger – which, judging by the reactions of the audience when the method was revealed, is a real fooler.

It seemed that Jonathan would have happily continued his lecture into the early hours of the morning. However time was against us, and his two hour lecture was over far too soon. Not surprisingly he was given a standing ovation by the members of the Magi – was it because of the information packed lecture, or because of the psychology used at the very opening of his presentation? I’m sure it’s the former, but I’ll let you decide.

After attending Order of the Magi lectures, auctions and having been invited to lecture three times over the past 5 years, Jonathan Royle has finally decided to join the Order of the Magi, and I know the other members will make him feel very welcome.

* What is the collective noun of a group of magicians? Suggestions on the back of a postcard to the Editor!

Order of The Magi, Manchester’s Magical Society

On the 9th of August we had the pleasure of Jonathan Royle’s
lecture who again seemed to know nearly everybody in the
room. We were impressed when he produced a Full Wine
bottle on removing his jacket, but in the past has been known
to produce a small fish bowl, a fine effect of magic, but risky! It
was a very good evening of magic with a standing applause at
the end (however he did put the idea into our head during his
lecture). Another memorable evening of Magic at The Magi.

Alan Johnston – President of The Order of the Magi.
Quoted from the August 2016 Edition of the Magi Magazine


Order of The Magi - 2014

Order of The Magi – 2014


Reported By Steve Manford aka Stevie Mandini

Published in the “Order of The Magi” Magazine.

Jonathan Royle is a Magician, Hypnotist, Mentalist, Comedian and Psychic and according to his opening trick (which I’ll mention shortly), a w@#*er.

But on top of this, Jonathan is obviously very good at what he does and is very experienced. His skills and shows have taken him around the world and back again.

As he begins the Lecture he honestly and opnely explains, that what he’s about to show us, is magically not very hard to do but very effective and wows the “muggles”.

Starting with a prediction effect, he shows an envelope with JR is a _ _ _ _ on it.

He then shows a deck of cards with words written on the faces and allows an audience member, to seemingly have a free choice, by picking a card behind his back.

Tonight this card said w@#*er. He then opens the envelope to reveal a match!

Now this looks very good, but is deviously simple, however this opener is not about the magic but about psychology.

This trick lowers the guard of the audience, gets laughs and gets them on side as, Jonathan repeats many times through the night “Public don’t like magic”.

He follows with another prediction style effect. Again he admits this is to bring the audience on your side.

Using a play on words at the start to get laughs, this trick would surely lower the audience’s expectations.

Using some classic gags, it has a hard hitting climax with a randomly selected celebrity, which is correctly predicted.

Jonathan talks a lot about psychology and audience management. By lowering their expectations they’ll think what you do later will be truly amazing!

On to the next effect, a very entertaining and clever effect which is guaranteed to get the audiences attention.

Using 5 volunteers, celebrity face masks and showbiz stars on the floor, this is 10 minutes of pure entertainment, with a triple whammy ending.

Russian Roulette! Now I perform one of the effects Jonathan doesn’t like (Devil’s Nail) and have never had an issue but he teaches a very safe, on the fly method, that works, poses little if any risk and is relatively cheap to make.

He does however recommend an even safer method which he now uses instead of his own called T-2 Sterile by Randi Rain

Although I’ll be sticking with the method I’m comfortable with, I learnt a lot from this section. Playing music that raises the tension in the room and clips of the routine going wrong builds up the drama to create an atmosphere of unease amongst the crowd which is perfect for this routine.

He finished with a very novel effect inspired by his daughter’s bedtime routine. The doting dad comes
out in this effect as he talks about his daughter, (the audience will be well and truly onside with this!) Using a book of children’s TV Characters and number flash cards, 4 volunteers come on stage.

This is a mind reading trick with a sucker effect climax which would get a standing ovation every time.

Unfortunately, Jonathan has so much material that we would need a good few lectures to get through all of it.

That being said I think everyone would have learnt something from tonight.

On top of a very good night, Jonathan offered a bargain of a deal on his lecture notes and other material so I hope you all took advantage!

He has recently signed a deal with Murphy’s Magic to release his material, so take a look at your favorite Magic Dealer.

By: Stephen Manford in “The Magi” Magazine.

AN EVENING WITH JONATHAN ROYLE – (22nd November 2011) 

Venue – The Order of the Magi – Manchester

Reported by Jack Griggs

(Order of The Magi – Manchester & Former Editor of IBM’s “The Budget”)

I suspect that many of our members had no prior knowledge of Jonathan Royle, but the notice of his coming visit in the last Magi Magazine, with what some probably thought were exaggerated claims of what he would deliver, must have whetted their appetite because there was a good turn out of members.

He began by giving information of his beginning in show business, at the age of 3 as a Clown assisting his father in a touring Circus.  He wasn’t happy with this and turned to Magic with the aid of library books. He later at the ripe old age of 14 turned to Mentalism & Cold Readings.

This was when I first met him, as having got my address he called at my house. I saw him performing and was surprised at his ability in this field. I can attest to his claim to have made a lot of money at it.

However he gave this up as he was uncomfortable with people believing that he was a genuine Psychic and went back into Magic and Hypnotism.

He went on to describe methods of getting publicity and more bookings and demonstrated how to enhance your performances by using psychological techniques to add impact and heightened audience reactions.

He demonstrated his hypnotic technique with two volunteers. When he stood behind one of them and without touching or saying a word to him caused him to fall backwards, I heard a gasp of surprise from a member sat near to me.

In the second half he performed a couple of Mentalism effects using the techniques and methods of presentation he had been describing. They would not have fooled a highly knowledgeable Magician, but would have appeared IMPOSSIBLE to a layman!

Jonathan has an abundance of confidence and is a most lucid and fluent speaker. Did he deliver what was promised?  Well Members of the Order of the Magi must have thought so as they rushed forward to buy his DVD’s which were on sale at a very reasonable price.

NOTE: The Above review was published in The Order of The Magi’s Club Magazine and the quote that follows was said by Jack Griggs (the reviewer) live in person on the night of the event to all who were in the audience after I had finished my lecture..

“If you have not learnt something of immense value tonight that will make you a far better performer, then you don’t deserve to be here!”
Jack Griggs – 22nd November 2011.    


After my performance on the Gala Show of the Southern England Magic Convention 2011 in Bournemouth, experienced Magician Mike Danata of stated on the Magic Bunny internet forum that:

“Jonathan Royle has a total “Professional” appearance & very commanding Stage Presence, he totally owns the stage” 

At the 2011 SEMC – I ran a Hypnosis & Mentalism Workshop on the Saturday evening and then on the Sunday I did a Magic & Mentalism Lecture & appeared on the Gala Show, after the event, convention organiser Collin Richardson stated:

“Many thanks for all your help, for giving a truly educational Hypnosis Workshop, a controversial magical and mentalism lecture and for a totally professional & entertaining Gala Show Performance”
Collin Richardson – 

Indeed I must have done something right as this year (2012) I’ve been invited back and am running a Marketing, Publicity & Promotion Success Workshop on the Friday night – 


Here are a few example comments that have been written about Royle’s Various Magic – Mentalism & Psychic Style Entertainment Training Seminars, Books, Products and DVD’s:

“A collection sure to upset many Mentalists and Psychic Entertainers with its revelations and details!”

“Thanks for “The Holy Grail of Mentalism”. There is some seriously good thinking here, I particularly like the section on how to create “real miracles”. I have always believed that truly inexplicable mentalism is only achieved by going that extra mile; you obviously believe the same”

“The methods that Jonathan explains are both practical and professional and indeed for the modern publicity and success seeking Psychic Entertainer they should prove invaluable! Royle made his name almost a household word in the UKand in his book he generously reveals his bizarre and unique methods, for the very first time! I feel that all Mentalists, Psychics and Hypnotists can learn much from his modern & pioneering approach!”

“Mr Royles suggestions, advice and routines are solid, practical and seem to be grounded in experience! Someone who tried this approach would probably recoup their investment quite quickly and its true to say that Jonathan Royle has used the techniques he reveals to garner an awful lot of Publicity”

“This is interesting, Strange, but interesting. In fact I think that it is the strangest book on Mentalism that I have ever read”

“This is a decent quality release. I love the effect, I am happy with the method and pleasantly surprised at the level of detail in the PDF. The effect on the audience is that they have experienced the perfect Berglas Effect. As the author points out to achieve that there must be a compromise, there is no Holy Grail. The benefits of the compromise used far outweigh the drawbacks. The effect is written up clearly with good explanation and justification for the simple moves that make it work. It is in my mind best used as a stage effect with three people who do not know each other but could be used in other environments. All in all this is a nice piece of work. Well referenced and definitely worth the money”

“Some of my own favourite material and ruses are in this book – it’s a steal!”

“Jonathan Royle, unconventional hypnotist and mind magician, has been a controversial personality throughout most of his unusual and varied career. But he knows his stuff. Last weekend I was one of a small group of people from a range of disciplines who attended his Mind Magic two-day seminar in Manchester. The group included magicians, hypnotists, therapists, and NLP practitioners, which made for interesting discussions in the bar… The seminar covered magical (’mind reading’) techniques and routines as well as hypnotic techniques. The intention was to provide those attending with the building blocks to apply the techniques and develop routines and applications to suit their own specific requirements. I’ve certainly attended nothing quite like it. (And I mean that in a good way!)This training, I’m sure, is invaluable to anyone who wishes to work in the fascinating field of mind magic.”
Russell J. Hall –


Mental Epic Compendium by Paul Rohmany…. 

Check out this online review by Kris Johnson of Paul Rohmany’s amazing book “Mental Epci Compendium” – 

Within it he states:

“Personally, one of the most mind-blowing routines in the entire book is Johnathan Royle’s “Royle’s Thoughts on the One-Ahead Principle.” I challenge you to read this section of the book and not feel energized by what appears to be a simple card routine. It is, for me, one of the most stunning routines I’ve ever read. I only wish I could have seen it performed and experienced the impossibility of it before reading about the work.

While I don’t expect any Mentalist who hates using playing cards in his/her act to be totally converted after reading that section, I do believe that this routine has the BEST chance to cause some of these folks to re-consider some of their views.”


NOTE: The Mentalism Routine referred to below as “HYPNOTIC KILLER” is my routine which appears under my name in this book by Kenton Knepper of 

Killer Konceptions 2010 Review by Shane at – check it out here – 

However I quote:

Personally, I found three presentations to be worth the price of the book: “A Haunted Hotel Room” which uses “KK” with pictures of hotel room doors that is just plain creepy; “Hypnotic Killer” which seemingly induces a “KK”-type hallucination onto a spectator; and “Astro Killer”, an idea that moves “KK” into the realm of astrological divination. I’d have been happy if any one of these routines was put up for sale; I’m more so with these ideas being joined by so many other good ideas.


If you’ve not already made that intelligent decision to contact me via to discuss booking me for a Lecture, Workshop and/or Performance at your Magic Club or Convention then take a look at the few links that follow which should illustrate how invaluable what I have to offer will be to all who attend your event that you book me for… – (Mentalism & Magic Comments) – (Showbiz Marketing Success) – (Stage/Street Hypnosis) – (NLP & Hypnotherapy)

Then you will also find 100’s of other Positive Reviews and Comments along with the truth about all those rumours you may have heard here: 

Also you may find these Video Testimonials of interest…

(Mentalism & Hypnotic Magic Seminar) 

(NLP & Hypnosis Training Events) 

(A Ventriloquist’s View on Jonathan Royle) 


So what are you waiting for???

Now is the time to contact me via to secure me for your next Magic Club Meeting and/or Convention event.

Yours in Magic..

Jonathan Royle. 

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Yes that’s right all of the amazing Videos below are 100% Free and will teach you many Secrets of Hypnosis & Also Some Magical Trickery…







Some Clips from Jonathan Royles SURREAL European Comedy TV

Series “Life In The Bus Lane”

NOTE: This is “character” comedy and the show was described as a “Variety Show Sitcom” where Royle plays many of the characters including his own Sister Mesmerelda..

For the record Royle can do all of the tricks PERFECTLY that he mucks up in the videos, the character he is playing is a strange cross between “Tommy Cooper on Acid and a Nutty Professor type”..

WARNING = This Footage was filmed around 10 years ago now (when Royle Made a One Hour European Television Special and also Six Half Hours in Amsterdam)… and to make total sense you’d be wise to look at the Show Information at….





NOW TO REDEEM MYSELF – (For those who may not have realised that the clips above from my European TV Series were meant to have things going wrong…. here’s some clips from my Hypnosis shows from around the world in venues of all sizes from Pubs, Clubs and Hotels all the way up to Large Theatres, Universites and TV Shows)

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AN OPEN LETTER FROM EQUITY MEMBER ALEX – LEROY aka JONATHAN ROYLE TO ALL WHO ATTEND OR ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE EQUITY STAGE HYPNOTIST’S – HYPNOSIS HYPNOTISM MEET UP – Wednesday 26th October At Guild House – London From 1pm to approx 4pm (To Discuss Stage & Street Hypnosis – Licensing – Laws – Health & Safety and other issues such as Professional Organisations)


Starts 1pm on 26th October 2011 

at Equity’s Guild House London Head Office

F.A.O: All Equity Registered Hypnotist’s


(Member M00134479)

(Also Known As Jonathan Royle of )

 Email:  Tel: 07050 – 377579

 Dear Fellow Equity Member Hypnotist’s

 The first and to date only Equity Stage Hypnotists meeting took place in Loughborough during May 2003 and it was agreed at that time that it should be a yearly event, a suggestion that was raised and also agreed upon as I understand it at that years Equity AGM, however for some reason the voted for and agreed upon promised yearly Hypnotists meeting never happened again until now!

So here we are, almost Eight and a Half Years later and we are finally being given another audience with Equity, something that I have been pushing for along with my colleague and Hypnosis Student, Former Yorkshire Equity Variety Branch Chairman Chris Lee for quite some time now.

So what has happened in the Past eight and a half years since the last Equity Stage Hypnotists meeting?

Sadly Equity member and Hypnotist Delavar (my original Hypnosis mentor and great friend) who was at attendance at the first meeting in 2003 has passed away, and other greats from the world of Stage Hypnosis such as Gil Boyne and Ormond McGill have also passed away.

However frankly where Equity is concerned very little indeed has happened in the past eight and a half years, they did finally manage to get an insurance policy for members, however at a cost of around £700+ per Hypnotist and amongst other things there were conditions attached to getting this insurance such as you have to be at least 25 years of age and any claims if made have an excess to be paid of £500.

Plus of course you had to be on The Equity Stage Hypnotists Register and agree to their code of conduct and rules in order to be eligible to get the policy, rules that include having no choice but to agree to perform subject to all elements of the 1952 Hypnotism Act and also the Government Guidelines of 1989 as amended in 1996.

Further the Stage Hypnotists Supervision Panel has to vet people and decide if they are acceptable for the insurance policy amongst other things.

These things immediately raise several important questions:

a)    Why has it taken almost eight and a half years for a second Equity Hypnotists meeting to take place?

b)   Why is the insurance policy, which unlike the majority of Equity Members has to be paid for from the Hypnotists own pocket on top of their yearly Equity Membership fee so damn expensive?

c)    Why do you have to be 25 years of age to get the policy? This itself for example meant that my hypnosis student and Equity Member Robert Temple could not get this policy and still can’t until next year when he turns 25 so has had to seek insurance from another source.

d)   Why is the excess payable by the Hypnotist if any claim is made so high at £500 per claim?

e)    Why do we have to abide by everything in the 1952 Hypnotism Act and Government Guidelines in order for the insurance to be valid, when in truth many Hypnotists perform on occasion without such Council Permissions being in place thus invalidating their insurance policy?

f)     Who exactly decides who should be on the Equity Stage Hypnotists supervision panel and what qualifies those who are appointed to decide if someone is suitable to get the insurance or not?

g)    Why is there no mention anywhere of the Hypnotist being obliged to have a current Home Office Health & Safety Executive Approved Risk Assessment for their acts in order for the insurance to be valid?

h)   Why is there no mention in the Equity Register of Hypnotists Rules of Membership that members are legally obliged to have a Risk Assessment for all of their performances, and are legally obliged to abide by all Health and Safety and Duty of Care Laws?

Please be aware that I raise and ask these questions in all seriousness and in light of the fact that I have been able to secure an independent insurance policy for my Stage Hypnosis Students which:

a)    Only Cost’s them £125 per year – Check out this video – (Note since that video due to the uptake of people taking out this insurance policy the price has been lowered from £150 down to £125)

b)   Provides Five Million Pounds Public Liability Cover (but if needed as required by a few UK Councils can be extended to Ten Million Pounds Cover on a “as needed” or yearly basis for a small additional charge.

c)    Clearly states that it covers for shows both indoors and outdoors

d)   Clearly states that it covers for any venues inUKorEurope

e)    For a tiny additional fee can be extended to cover for any other places you may wish to perform in the world on either an “as need” or yearly basis.

f)     Has an excess on any claim of Less Than £500.

g)    Has already been proven by many of my Hypnosis Students to get them licenses granted by Council Licensing Districts all over England,Wales and Scotland with ease…

h)   Anyone from the age of 18 can get the policy and you don’t have to be vetted by some supervision panel before being able to get it.

i)      In short in all cases is FAR CHEAPER than the Equity Policy and in truth is the CHEAPEST policy of its kind available anywhere in the UK Today for use by Stage & Street Hypnotists, and also for use by Magicians and Mentalism Performers who combine Hypnosis with their tricks.

Now admittedly the downsides (although many of these points are also MAJOR POSITIVES) to this £125 a year policy are as follows:

a)    To Qualify for the insurance you must have studied “The Transparency Template” Hypnosis Home Study Course as per – To do this requires a one time investment of just £79-95p payable to or contacting Russell J Hall at Magick via

b)   You must be a member of The Professional Organisation of Stage Hypnotists (POSH) which incorporates The Association of Professional Stage Hypnotists (APSH) and which conveniently you are granted FREE Lifetime Membership to when you have studied “The Transparency Template” DVD’s of which details of their full contents can be seen at this web link:

c)    You must have a Professional Standard Health & Safety Risk Assessment in place for your act, something that is taught in depth on The Transparency Template DVD’s by an experienced Health and Safety Officer who as one of my past Hypnosis Students now also works as a Stage Hypnotist and so is uniquely placed to advise on such matters.

d)   The Policy does not say that it is for Stage or Street Hypnotists and in truth does not mention the word Hypnotist or Hypnosis, however you can still perform 100% Legally (as advised on the DVD’s) advertising yourself as a Hypnotist without any problems and be covered in all manners by the insurance for all your Hypnotic Style Activities just so long as you do them as instructed and advised on “The Transparency Template” DVD package.

e)    The actual Policy states that it is for Mind Magicians – Persuasionists and Psychological Illusionists who use a combination of NLP – Verbal Linguistics – Psychological Trickery and Human Manipulative Psychology in their acts and performances to create Hypnotic Style Phenomena.  Check out the meanings of all those words and you’ll realise that however you look at it the policy DOES COVER HYPNOTIST’S for exactly what we do, especially when you follow the advice and instruction on “The Transparency Template” DVD’s.

Some Other Positive Points To Consider About This Are:

a)    It is a Legal Requirement for any business to have a proper Risk Assessment in place and after studying this package you will most certainly have that, indeed it will be to a level that is far superior to any Risk Assessment you may currently have been using.

b)   The policy is Hundreds of pounds cheaper each year than anything else on the market and for the record is underwritten by Lloyds of London.

c)    Many of my past hypnosis students have already been using this policy for the past year and have had absolutely no issues in getting licenses granted by any Council District.

d)   Indeed one of my students using the policy together with the Risk Assessment put together as per The Transparency Template and also in combination with the application advice given on the DVD’s has successfully had a blanket One Year License granted which allows them to work anytime, anyplace, anywhere in Herefordshire without having to make separate applications for each show as is usually the case, and there is no reason why you could not achieve the same by following the advice given.

e)    It is already a requirement in Americathat all Hypnotists must study a Hypnosis Health and Safety Course and provide proof of such before any insurer will grant them coverage for their acts and it is likely that at some point in the future this may well become the case in England and elsewhere as well. Therefore by studying “The Transparency Template” you will already be ahead of the game as it is FAR MORE COMPREHENSIVE in its contents and training relating to Hypnosis Laws, Licensing, Insurance and Health and Safety than anything else that has ever  been released anywhere in the world – indeed former UK Resident Quicknotist Reg Blackwood of New Zealand has stated that these DVD’s should be mandatory study for all Hypnotists whatever their prior experience as illustrated here –

f)     Indeed as well as that glowing testimonial above UK Equity Member Brian Halliday (aka Mindpunisher and Shrink on The Magic Café Forum) has recently stated:

The transparency template is a modern encyclopaedia of Stage Hypnosis on DVD. With more information than you will ever be able to use it covers the subject in depth.    Jammed with inductions, suggestibility tests and just about every aspect of performing stage hypnosis you could think of. It also has well researched sections that cover the legal, health and safety aspects something that every hypnotist should know about before stepping on to the stage. I recommend it for that alone.
From: Brian Halliday aka Mindpunisher & Shrink (on Magiccafe Forum)

g)    And for those who may not work in England and are wondering will the contents of these DVD’s actually be of use to them, well be assured we also discuss the Legal, Health and Safety and other issues for performing in all other places all over the world as illustrated by this testimonial:

 Jonathan Royle / Alex presents his material very candidly! I appreciate that! I have purchased a number of his training items (living in the States, live-training is a far-reach option for me) and I love each of them. Each item has over-delivered. Being a clinically certified hypnotherapist and a certified stage hypnotist for 6 years, in addition to my initial training, I have taken many additional training courses. Jonathan’s training materials have taught me many items, techniques, insights, perspectives that I never learned in my initial live training courses! Most recently, I purchased the Transparency Template – LOVE IT. Great work, Jonathan, thank you. I’m constantly going back to it, it is beyond just training, it is a resource. The Health & Safety training it contains is worth many times the tiny investment alone! Additionally, Jonathan has extended himself for consult, even simple questions, regarding anything hypnosis, hypnotherapy, NLP, Complete Mind Therapy, stage hypnosis, etc. He’s a personal person – the hypnotist’s hypnotist. Thanks, very much, Jonathan! Matthew Fallon – (USA) –

You Would Also Be Wise To Consider The Facts That…

 a)    I have sold the rights to “The Transparency Template” DVD’s in their entirety to Russell Hall of Magick in Sheffield– and therefore I do not personally profit any further in any manner at any time from the sales of these DVD’s.

b)   When you have studied the DVD’s and become eligible for the insurance (the source of which is revealed in the training package) you will be dealing directly yourself with the insurance company and I do not get any form of commission or kick back as that would be illegal as I am not an insurance broker. My only involvement has ever been to spend months and months contacting every insurance company in England and negotiating this policy for the benefit of those in the Hypnosis Industry.

c)    I won’t even get to find out that you’ve bought the DVD’s or have obtained the insurance policy (unless you tell me yourself) so you don’t have to let your ego or any personal issues you may have towards me get in the way of saving yourself money and becoming the SAFEST and most COMPETENT Hypnosis performer than you could ever become.

d)   For those who may be put off studying my materials due to believing all the rubbish, rumours and lies that certain individuals post on the internet or the fabricated rubbish they may have read in the media I’d strongly advise you to discover the Real Truth and Facts as revealed here –

e)    Be aware that by studying my materials you will be in good company as I am already responsible for the training of many Stage Hypnotists who are now members of EQUITY and also have trained people who are members of The Federation of Ethical Stage Hypnotists (FESH) and also people who have been members of The European Guild of Professional Stage Hypnotists (EGPSH) and/or The British Council of Professional Stage Hypnotists (BCPSH) whilst also having acted as a consultant and/or adviser to some of the biggest names to ever make it big in our industry as illustrated at and also at     

f)     Perhaps one of the biggest benefits to you of studying the “Transparency Template” DVD’s is the fact that after extensive consultation with various Legal Experts and extensive Legal Research, you will discover numerous ways to enable you to perform 100% Legally, Lawfully, Safely and in a fully Insured manner without ever needing to apply for any form of Local Council Permission or License (even and especially in Towns and areas of which there are still several who make it clear that they won’t grant licenses for shows to perform in their area) this tried, tested and proven to work information alone can make getting more bookings easier.


 g)   And for those times when you do have to (or choose to) apply for a License from the Local Authority you’ll discover how (in the vast majority of cases) to get this granted FREE OF CHARGE even in areas where you may have been charged by the Council before thus saving you money into the bargain!


 h)   You’ll learn the proven approach to applying for Licenses that ensures they are granted without fail and more importantly granted on YOUR TERM’S thus meaning for example that if you want to perform Human Full Body Catalepsy or similar stunts in your show (as Derren Brown did in his recent tour) then you can choose to do so 100% Legally & Lawfully (as long as all Health and Safety elements are in place as advised) without being restricted by the 1989 Government Guidelines as amended in 1996 which are usually attached as a condition of licenses being granted under the 1952 Hypnotism Act.


So With Reference To Health & Safety – Cheap Insurance – Risk Assessment’s and UK Hypnosis Laws for Stage Hypnotists that’s all I want to say for the benefit of those attending the 2011 Equity Stage Hypnotists Meeting, so now onto the subject of Illegal, Dangerous, Uninsured Street Hypnotists.

In recent years an alarming and worrying ever increasing number of Hobby Hypnotists have been popping up all over the place and going out on the Streets and also into Licensed premises across the land hypnotising people for fun without having the correct insurances, licenses or other health and safety stuff in place (such as the correct safety knowledge and risk assessments etc).

Indeed in many cases these people have not even been taught enough about hypnosis itself and their lack of hypnosis training alone makes them potentially dangerous to their subjects and the hypnosis industry as a whole.

I and many of my colleagues have made numerous attempts to make these almost “cultish” groups aware that they are breaking laws and should have the correct insurances and risk assessments and such in place but to no avail.

Not only have the majority chosen to ignore the advice they have been given, several of those who run courses teaching people “Street Hypnosis” have actually stated on public forums that in their opinion there is no need for licenses etc and that what they are doing is not illegal or dangerous.

Many of these people who are running these “Street and Impromptu” hypnosis courses are actually EQUITY MEMBER’S and thus by their actions are potentially bringing Equity’s name into disrepute, further many of the people they have taught are Equity Members in their professional role of Mentalism or Magical Performer and in many cases are stating on their websites that they offer Hypnosis in conjunction with their magical and mentalism performances and thus again their “Street Hypnosis” activities could potentially bring Equity and also the Hypnosis Industry as a whole into disrepute when a serious accident occurs, as unfortunately is guaranteed to happen sooner or later.

Evidence against one of the main culprits (Anthony Jacquin) whom is an Equity Member can be seen at this link here: (For the record I have nothing personal against Anthony Jacquin, my only objections are to his lack of regard for the laws, Health & Safety and such like)

Now Let me make this quite clear, I have absolutely no personal axes to grind here and in truth have nothing against the idea of Hypnosis being performed on the Street and in public just so long as it is done Legally, Lawfully, in a correctly INSURED manner and most importantly SAFELY.

This also applies to all the Magicians and Mentalism performers who combine a little “hypnosis” into their work, many who have been arguing on the internet that because they don’t do a full hypnosis show they don’t have to have such insurance (relevant to hypnosis) , risk assessments and such like in place which itself is untrue to say the least as such things are legal requirements and to not have such in place is I am advised actually CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE under various laws.

Videos Galore are popping up on You-Tube on an almost daily basis of these “Street Hypnotists” placing people into positions of potential danger by for example hypnotising them close to the edge of pavements as traffic rushes by and such like, where all it takes is for someone to have an abreaction and they could fall or run into the road and get seriously injured if not killed.

For the record in April 2010 I received this letter from The UK Central Governments department of Culture, Media and Sport explaining their position on Street Hypnosis which can be seen by logging into Facebook and then looking at the letter here –

As you can see at the above link in their opinion “Street Hypnosis” is indeed a Licensable Activity despite the trainers of this “new wave” hypnosis and the majority of their misinformed and misguided students stating on various internet forums that in their opinion this is not the case!

To further clarify matters I personally wrote to Every and I do mean Each and Every (in excess of 400+) UK Council Districts Licensing Enforcement Legal Departments to see what their expert legal advisers opinions are on this matter and it was no surprise to me that reply after reply after reply confirmed that I was and am correct that Street Hypnosis is a licensable activity.

A copy of the letter that I sent to ALL UK Councils along with a small selection of the 100’s & 100’s of written replies that I received can be seen by logging into Facebook and looking at this link:

Incidentally copies of all the Original replies from the hundreds that I received are included along with copies of letters expressing various Legal Experts opinions on the matter (which all essentially confirm that I am right in what I have stated) are included within the “Transparency Template” Hypnosis Health and Safety training package available as per –

A Letter from the Experienced Health & Safety Officer Stuart Cassels who is one of my past Hypnosis Students and now works as a Stage Hypnotist (Harrizon The Hypnotist) explaining in a totally rational and logical manner THE REAL DANGER’S OF STREET HYPNOSIS can be seen by logging into Facebook and then taking a look at this link:

And On the Wall of the Facebook Group “Protect The Hypnosis Industry and Stop Illegal Street Hypnosis” you can see a few samples of the numerous videos that there on on you-tube of the accidents that have already taken place

At the hands of so called “Street Hypnotists” – (You may need to click on the link for “older posts” at the bottom of the page to look at these video examples)

Let me repeat again that I have nothing against the idea of Street Hypnosis on condition that people have been properly trained in Hypnosis, and do things in a 100% Legal, Lawful, INSURED & SAFE manner…

I also have nothing against anyone teaching others Hypnosis just so long as they in turn teach their students how to do things in a 100% Legal, Lawful, INSURED & SAFE manner…

I do however feel that anyone who refuses to face up to the facts outlined above and continues to do Street Hypnosis etc or teaches people and does not advise them of the above information and the truth that these are Facts and Truthfully Correct should be thrown out of Equity as to ignore such facts is Negligent to say the least.

I would propose that Any Equity Member whether using Hypnosis for Stage Hypnotism Shows, in the context of Street Hypnosis or just in combination with Magic and Mentalism should be required to prove that they have studied the “Transparency Template” Home Study Course as per the details at – To do this requires a one time investment of just £79-95p payable to or contacting Russell J Hall at Magick via

As stated earlier I have Zero Financial interest or gain to make from the sale of this product, and my only reason for making such a suggestion is the sincere desire to:

a)    Protect The General Public From Badly Trained – Unlicensed – Uninsured & Dangerous Stage & Street Hypnotists.

b)   To Protect the reputation of the Hypnosis Industry.

c)    To help my fellow Hypnotists to get cheaper insurance and to ensure that they always perform 100% Legally, Lawfully, Insured correctly and in a SAFE manner at all times.

If there were some other training resource available on the market to do this I’d be recommending that, but the fact is nothing comes anywhere close to the content of “The Transparency Template” as illustrated by the reviews at the links given earlier and also at this link here:

That’s pretty much all I want to say about Street Hypnosis….

Next I’d like to raise the point of an article that appeared in the Sunday Times on Sunday 22nd August 2010 which was written by Marie Woolf  (Whitehall Editor) and titled “Tories Call Time on Town Hall Snoops” a copy of which can be seen at this Facebook Link –

Apparently the new Government are trawling through acts of parliament to find outdated ones, those that could invade on peoples privacy, and also those which are hardly ever enforced or create too much paperwork for no particularly good reason and one of the things they are proposing to scrap is the 1952 Hypnotism Act.

Now should that occur on the one hand it would make life far easier for all UK Based Hypnotists to work, get shows and earn their livings, however it would be even more important to ensure that all Hypnotists were obliged to have the correct level of training (especially in Health & Safety etc) before they are let loose on the general public.

Remember even if they do go ahead and abolish the 1952 Hypnotism Act as part of this initiative, you as a Hypnotist will still be subject to Duty of Care and Health and Safety Laws and as such it will still be just as important for you to have studied such things to the level they are covered in “The Transparency Template” –

Details of which are at – To do this requires a one time investment of just £79-95p payable to or contacting Russell J Hall at Magick via

And That’s Just About All Folks….

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So Now Having Read This I Honestly Don’t Think there’s anything else that needs discussing at the Equity Hypnotists meeting so its time for me to go!

Have a great day guys and sorry I can’t be with you in person at the event, but frankly I’ll be too busy earning money from Hypnosis to be there and anyhow I’ve got to go to London that very weekend for the International Hypnosis Conference – at which I am making a presentation.

Have you booked your place to attend yet?

I’ll be at all the events (including the VIP stuff) so look forward to meeting some of you there in person.


Alex-Leroy aka Jonathan (Alex Smith) Royle –


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