MAGIC & MENTALISM LECTURE – Tuesday 9th August 2016.
(Jonathan Royle Live at the Order of The Magi, Manchester’s Magical Society )
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ROYLE REVEALS – (A Working Pro’s Survival Guide to The Mystery Arts)
On Tuesday 9th August, Controversial Magician, Mentalist, Psychic Entertainer and Hypnotist Jonathan Royle returns to “The Order of the Magi” at The New Irish Heritage Centre in Manchester with a truly Unique, Entertaining and Thought Provoking Lecture that is sure to contain much worth for everyone who attends whatever their preferred area of Magic is!
Born on the 13th August 1975 into a Showbiz Family whilst Travelling with Gandey’s Circus, Royle made his Stage Debut aged 3 as Flap The Clown, aged 4 worked doing Illusions with his showbiz father Tizzy The Clown aka Les-Le-Roy at The Paul Daniels Magic Museum on the Golden Mile in Blackpool and has worked extensively in most every area of the Mystery Arts and Variety Entertainment Industries ever since.
Aged 15 he became the youngest (at the time) person to ever be employed by Marvins Magic and became their top seller that season selling over 400+ Svengali Decks in one day alone and thus outselling even London’s Top Store demonstrators!
From Barbados to Bahrain, London to Las Vegas, Crete to California, Florida to the Bahamas and numerous other destinations, Royle’s Acts and talents have taken him all over the world performing in Theatres, Circus, 5 Star Hotel’s, Exclusive Celebrity Private Parties, and even in Schools, Nursery’s and peoples houses when he first started out in the Childrens Parties arena.
During his almost 39 years in Showbusiness, Royle has worked in every genre from Kids Shows and Close-Up through to Doves and Large Stage Illusions on the one hand to Mentalism and Hypnosis along with Comedy Clubs, Theatre and even Circus on the other.
Together with 100’s of TV Shows around the world including having had his own One Hour Hypnosis TV Special on German RTL in 1994 and filming his own Six Part European Comedy Magic, Mentalism and Hypnosis Television Series in Amstedam during 2001, he has much varied knowledge and experience to share.
This Lecture will contain a Mix of Commercial Magic & Mentalism, Secrets of Cold Reading & Hypnosis and even insider tips on how to make more money from Magic.
Amongst the numerous Tricks, Routines, Techniques and Professional Insights, Wisdom and often Career Enhancing and Life Saving Advice that Royle will Share and Reveal Are:
*The exact opening routine which warms up your audience, involving an unexpected Bottle Production that he used when supporting Comedy Legend Lee Evans at Manchesters “Buzz” Comedy venue.
*What do you do when you land in for example Bahrain as Royle once did to perform at The Hilton Hotel only to discover that all your luggage is still in Amsterdam and your meant to be on Stage doing a two hour show in just a few hours time?? This was one of the biggest learning curves of Royle’s Career and he reveals all so you are always prepared.
*His Unique Psychic Belly Button Reading Routine which has been featured on ITV’s “Funky Bunker” and also Sky Livings “Live At Three” Television Shows as well at high profile corporate events around the world and has even been adapted successfully for use in product launches.
*Several of Royle’s Favourite “Impromptu” and “Close-Up” Magic Tricks will be performed and explained, along with insider advice on for example such issues as how to perform in very noisy nightclub environments such as for example the now closed but still Legendary Hacienda Club in Manchester which Royle appeared at on a number of occasions.
*A Stunning and Miraculous seeming Word Prediction Routine which has it’s root in ideas by Ron Chatburn, Max Maven, Stewart James and Arun Bonerjee amongst others. A Real audience fooler and reputation making routine.
*Royles thoughts, tips and experiences on Larry Beckers “Make The Cards Match” with numerous ideas of how to make the routine more entertaining and how to draw truly massive applause from your audiences with this every time.
*Royles “Power of Words” a pack flat stage filling routine that looks like genuine Hypnosis and yet nobody is ever Hypnotised. Some will even talk about this and say that they witnessed somebody being levitated. Royle used elements of this on Granada Breeze’s “Psychic Livetime” TV Show with much impact and success.
*The True Inside Secrets of what happened behind the scenes of Royles 1993 Channel Four appearance on the cult TV Show “The Word” when he was head to head against Hypnotist Peter Powers. In conjunction with the Mobile Phone Hypnotic Routine that he will also demonstrate and a few “Hypno-Tricks” that are Guaranteed to work every time, these Real World Secrets will help make you look like an Instant Hypnotist with ease!
*Should time permit, Royle will also reveal some little known Secrets of Cold & Hot Reading for the Psychic Entertainer that can also be utilized by the Magician and Mentalist to help increase the impact to and reactions from the routines they choose to perform.
*All interspersed with insider Secrets and Real World Advice of how to get more shows, obtain higher fees and make way more money from your Shows, Acts and Related Talents whilst gaining far more positive Audience reactions, longer lasting memories and ultimately far more positive reviews and testimonials for your shows.
In short there will be something for everybody at this event, as Royle will also explain along the way how various things can easily be adapted for different ages of audience and also different styles of performing venue.
Reviews of Royles Past Two Critically Acclaimed Lectures at The Magi can be seen here:
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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!
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.
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!
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
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.
THE SOUTHERN ENGLAND MAGIC CONVENTION – 2011 & 2012
After my performance on the Gala Show of the Southern England Magic Convention 2011 in Bournemouth, experienced Magician Mike Danata of http://www.mikedanatasmagicstudio.co.uk/ 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 – http://www.semagicconvention.com 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 – http://www.semagicconvention.com
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 – http://www.semagicconvention.com/9.html
WHAT SOME BIG NAME’S HAVE SAID ABOUT MY MAGIC – MENTALISM & HYPNOSIS PUBLICATION’S
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!” KENTON KNEPPER – http://www.wonderwizards.com
“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” MARC PAUL – http://www.marcpaul.com
“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 EDDIE BURKE – MENTALIST & HYPNOTIST –http://www.mreenterprises.co.uk
“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” MICHAEL CLOSE – MARKETPLACE SECTION – MAGIC MAGAZINE – JUNE 2002 – http://www.magicmagazine.com
“This is interesting, Strange, but interesting. In fact I think that it is the strangest book on Mentalism that I have ever read” KENNEDY – http://www.mindofkennedy.co.uk
“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” ANTHONY JACQUIN – http://www.anthonyjacquin.com
“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 – http://www.magick2go.com
COMMENT’S ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTION’S I HAVE MADE TO OTHER LEADING NAME’S PUBLICATON’S
Mental Epic Compendium by Paul Rohmany….
Check out this online review by Kris Johnson of Paul Rohmany’s amazing book “Mental Epci Compendium” –
“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.”
KILLER KONCEPTION’S 2010 – By KENTON KNEPPER
NOTE: The Mentalism Routine referred to below as “HYPNOTIC KILLER” is my routine which appears under my name in this book by Kenton Knepper ofhttp://www.wonderwizards.com
Killer Konceptions 2010 Review by Shane at online-visions.com – check it out here –
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.
OTHER COMMENT’S ABOUT MY LECTURE’S – SEMINARS & PRODUCT’S…
If you’ve not already made that intelligent decision to contact me via http://www.magicalguru.com 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…
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…
ROYLE PERFORM’S MOBILE PHONE MENTALISM…
SECRET’S OF RAPID & INSTANT INDUCTIONS – PART ONE
SECRET’S OF RAPID & INSTANT INDUCTIONS – PART TWO
SECRET’S OF RAPID & INSTANT INDUCTIONS – PART THREE
HOT HEAT – MENTALISM EFFECT – IT’S USE WITH HYPNOSIS…
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU A GIGGLE…..
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)