REVIEW: THE MIDNIGHT SIDE OF THE MIND by PAUL VOODINI – (A Unique Collection of Paranormal Style Routines For Psychic Entertainer & Bizarre Magician or Mentalist and Hypnotists – Reviewed by Jonathan (Alex William Smith) Royle


A New Book By – Paul Voodini – The Paranormal Entertainer

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A REVIEW – By JONATHAN (Alex William Smith) ROYLE


Earlier today I was delighted to find in my email inbox a copy of  the “Hot off the press” PDF Ebook “The Midnight Side of The Mind” by The Paranormal Entertainer himself Paul Voodini.

Now in fairness I’d have much preferred it if this book had been made available as a printed document, especially in this day and age of “Print on demand” publishers where it is both easy and cheap to have things printed professionally, however with that slight negative aside, please allow me to proceed..

For several hours now I have been sat at my computer and have already read this exciting publication from cover to cover twice in a row, and then felt compelled to go back to several sections a couple more times to take an even closer look, such is the potential for mystery, wonder and true amazement that I feel is locked within the pages of this modern day classic.

In essence there is actually next to nothing new in this book whatsoever (by this I mean in terms of the basic concepts) so why do I like it so much and why would I recommend it to any serious student of Mentalism, Paranormal and Psychic Entertainment and even Hypnotists both of the Stage and Therapeutic variety?

The truth is that since the days of Mesmerism and Magnetic Healing and Entertainments there were exponents demonstrating such things as Past Life Regression and the apparent miracle of giving people instant Psychic Ability.

However the old, rare and often hard to find texts on these subjects which detail such activities are all written from the perspective of a true believer, they are the works of a shut eye and it is clear from the descriptions I have seen in such old works that the results obtained were usually far more of the miss than of the hit variety.

It appears that Paul Voodini has independently re-created the idea of giving someone the ability to see spirits and gain so called Psychic Ability using their mind alone and has developed the routine which frankly is worth the price of this book alone to any serious minded professional mystery entertainer, namely “The Kiss of The Clairvoyant”.

The routine without doubt will prove to be both eerie, fascinating, spine chilling and amazing both to those who participate and those who witness its performance.

I would warn you however that there are no gimmicks to make this routine work, indeed this is the case in most all of Voodini’s routines, the truth is that the chance of failure is always there, however for those who proceed exactly as taught these occurrences will be rare and on these rare occasions those who take Voodini’s teachings to heart will still be able to produce a truly memorable and impressive piece of Psychic Style Theatre.

One thing is for sure the method and approach explained by Voodini is Ten Thousand times more reliable than the shut eye nonsense printed in old texts on Mesmerism and Magnetic Healing and is clearly written by someone who has honed this approach and these methods many times for real modern day audiences in the real world, this fact alone saves you having to find out things the hard way and makes the book worth the entrance price alone.

Within the pages Voodini also teaches a way to turn an audience member into a remote viewer where they are able to travel inside their mind into an audience members bedroom (or somewhere else) and with stunning accuracy describe the surroundings, the décor, objects and furniture in the room and more besides, this is the kind of routine that audiences will truly remember for years and in the wrong hands could be used by the dishonest to start a Cult Religion with ease!

Voodini’s ridiculously simple approach to Past Life Regression is awesome and I say that as someone who has performed an entire 2 Hr evening Past Life Show in Theatres & Civic Halls around the Northwest of England and also as someone who has conducted numerous Regressions for one to one clients at Psychic Fairs and also in my consulting rooms.

Voodini goes to great pains to state throughout this book that HYPNOSIS IS NOT USED and yet I would say that is a downright lie!

Admittedly it all comes down to your own beliefs on what Hypnosis truly is or isn’t, however in my opinion and experience the moment you get someone to close their eyes, relax and go through any form of ritualistic internal mental exercise or imagery, then THEY ARE HYPNOTISED…

That to be honest is my only Criticism of this excellent publication, and yet that criticism is small as Voodini goes to great pains to mention that Hypnosis should only be used with 100% attention to safety and when you truly know what you are doing for which I applaud him, his attention to the volunteers safety with what he terms his “Dreamscape” routines is also to be commended.

However I can’t escape from the fact that if you use the “Relaxation Process” that Voodini explains, especially when it is used after the selection process experiments (or suggestibility tests as many hypnotists call them) then the fact is that the vast majority of the people WILL END UP IN WHAT IS ARGUABLY HYPNOSIS and as such the scope for Ab-Reactions and/or potential emotional side effects of a negative nature is very real indeed.

To that end I would respectfully suggest that only those well versed, knowledgeable and skilled in the arts of Hypnotism should ever perform the routines generously shared within these pages by Voodini.

I know this will sound like a blatant plug for my own website (and in some ways it is) but for all reading this review I’d recommend that you go to and register 100% Free so that you can get (launch date coming very soon) a 100% FREE copy of my book “Confessions of a Hypnotist” and also some FREE (5+ hrs) of Hypnosis Training Videos.

These Free resources will teach you various Rapid Inductions which can be used to place people into trance and add to the theatricality of the routines that Voodini has crafted and perhaps more importantly will educate you into the ways of dealing with hypnotised individuals both for Stage and Therapeutic purposes, thus ensuring you are prepared for all potential occurrences!

For those of you who do Psychic – Reading’s, I can tell you from personal experience that offering personal 1 to 1 Past Life Regression Sessions or Past Life Parties can be very lucrative indeed and the approach taught by Voodini within this book is all you’ll need to set you on the right track to profit immensely from this arena.

There’s a lovely way to enable people to meet with their Spirit Guide (or for those into Native American Indians and Shamanism it could be framed as being their Protective Power Animal) that will prove memorable and rewarding g for the sitter, and whilst many may scoff in disbelief at Voodini’s approach to Psychometry I would urge any Fortune Tellers, Psychic Readers and even Mentalists of all kinds to leave their misconceptions behind and to actually give it a fair trial, I’m sure you’ll be amazed at the results.

Overall this book contains many routines, along with approaches that with a little thought are easily adaptable and useable in so many other ways that I feel certain this book will inspire a whole host of new ideas, routines and miracles within the minds of everyone who reads it.

It is true this book is without doubt not for the eyes of the merely curious; this material would most likely be destroyed in all but the hands of an experienced performer and ideally in my opinion one who has knowledge, expertise and experience in both Mentalism, Cold Reading and Hypnosis.

This is as close as your ever going to get to REAL MAGIC or Real Psychic Style Phenomena, in closing I would say do not under estimate the power of these routines, approaches and techniques otherwise you will be doing both yourself and your audiences a grave disservice.

In closing I would say that I would unreservedly recommend this publication to any serious student of the mystery arts, but would respectfully suggest that they also grab a FREE copy of my book “Confessions of a Hypnotist” and the 5+ hrs of Free videos that I am giving away in a few weeks time at to ensure that you are fully versed in the art of hypnosis as whatever Voodini say’s its my honest belief that the methods explained in this book will easily, rapidly and due to the non hypnosis presentational context of the routines more deeply hypnotise the volunteers than more conventional approaches.

If you can afford it, If you feel your audiences and yourself deserve the closest thing to Real Magick & Psychic Phenomena as is humanly possible then you owe it to yourself to order this today – 

Indeed whilst your at Paul’s Site you’d be wise to invest in his other books “Reader of Minds” – (priced at £18) – “Pure Q & A” – (priced at £18)   and “The Paranormal Entertainer”  (priced at £18) – Then for just over £150 you’ll have all the material you’ll ever need to work Real Miracles! 

Rating: 9.5  (Out of A Possible Ten) 

NOTE: I would have given this a Ten out of Ten, But I truly do believe that to state the approaches taught are not hypnosis is a little misleading to say the least of the author.  I’m sure that he sincerely believes that to be true, however I shall beg to differ on that one!

Yours In The Mystery Arts

Jonathan (Alex Smith) Royle –













As far back as 1990 Jonathan Royle in his former stage name of Alex-Leroy was regularly featured in International Media Publication “Psychic News” during which time they dubbed him the New Uri Geller and Doris Stokes rolled into one. 

Over the past 20+ years his “Psychic Style” performances have often included routines where he apparently helps an audience member to develop their own powers so they are then able to read the minds of audience members in a most amazing fashion. 


In more recent years he has even performed routines where a person located anywhere in the world on the end of a mobile telephone line is given the power to read the minds of audience members, again in a manner where all concerned will be truly astounded. 

Routines such as this (and the principles behind them) were used with great effect in Royle’s European Television Series “Life In The Bus Lane” which was filmed in Amsterdam in what is now fast approaching a decade ago. 

We mention this not to show off, but just to illustrate and clarify that Royle has for many of the routines and variations that follow got media and/or video documentation of having performed them for years. 

This is important to note with so many similar sounding routines and ideas having been released in recent months and years. 

We should further like to point out that one of the approaches used in one of the routines is based in part on work by Kenton Knepper and indeed prior to publication we obtained written permission from Kenton who was also generous enough to add some suggestions, advice and insights of his own to the project. 

And for those who notice some similarities in the routines you will learn and which will become possible and practical to you after reading this ebook with those recently released by Kennedy & Colin McLeod, for the record Royle has spoken to both parties about the methods used and has both established that a different methodology is, in the main being used in these routines and more importantly both Kennedy and Colin McLeod were both kind enough to give Royle their blessing in releasing this project. 

Indeed both Kennedy and Colin McLeod were also kind enough to suggest additional ideas and subtleties for one of the main principles and approaches explained within this book. 

The work that follows is not intended for the merely curious or the hobby performer but rather for the serious success minded working professional. 

All of the routines and ideas contained within this unique new “Klear Thoughts” package have been performed in the real world (unless stated otherwise) and the bonus materials that those who secure a copy today will also be sent have as you will see later on further down this page received rave reviews from major names in the world of Mentalism – Magic and Hypnosis. 

Remember this package, as presented here is Strictly a Limited Edition and will without doubt be restricted to a Maximum of 200 signed and numbered copies worldwide. 

Yes that’s right only 200 people will ever have the chance to get their hands on the contents of the “Klear Thoughts” ebook, when these 200 copies are gone this item will be removed from sale and never again be available. 

Therefore in order to ensure that this ebook remains as intended for the limited few serious minded individuals who will appreciate the miracles they will have available to them, it is a condition of purchase that you agree to never divulge the secrets within the pages of “Klear Thoughts” and also that you will never sell, loan or give away your copy to anyone in any manner. 

Amongst the invaluable routines, ideas and techniques that you will learn from the pages of “Klear Thoughts” are:       


In this powerful routine, the freely chosen friend or relative of a randomly chosen audience member reads the minds of the audience from a long distance over a mobile telephone. Watch this video clip of Jonathan Royle performing this at a training seminar and you can see how impressive the routine is, especially when you consider that there is no pre-show, no dual reality, no stooging or instant stooging of any kind. Watch the video now –   


This is a variation of Royles Hot Line routine which allows a randomly chosen audience member to become the mind reader without any pre-show. Two versions are explained one where the onstage volunteer reads the minds of 3 audience members who are thinking of playing cards they have chosen at random and a second version where they are able to read the minds of 3 (or more) audience members and reveal the randomly chosen words that all of them are merely thinking of with nothing being written down by them at any time. 


A discussion & detailed explanation of the technique which inspired the name for this ebook collection. You’ll be taught a simple way to easily make an ingenious  low cost gimmick that will enable you to turn any audience member into an instant mind reader with the greatest of ease and without any form of pre-show work. 

This is a real time, real world method which used as taught in this publication will truly amaze everyone including the volunteer on stage who successfully ends up reading the minds of audience members. 

With a Little thought those who have a copy of 13 Steps to Mentalism by Tony Corinda and some commonsense will easily be able to as suggested within the pages of this ebook duplicate the kind of effects you may have seen performed by the famous names on Televison. 

Yes that’s right not only will this gimmick enable you to turn people into instant mind readers in a manner where all involved will be just as amazed as the watching audience, but also you will learn how to take random audience members and apparently read their minds in the cleanest manner possible. 

Using the gimmick you can appear to read their minds and reveal their innermost thoughts without any pre-show, without anything being written down by them and just by merely asking them to mentally think of a memory from their life, you are then able to reveal the memory they are thinking of and intimate details surrounding the memory which are confirmed by the spectator to be correct.    


Would you like to be able to during your act apparently ask 3 random members of the audience to stand up and then one by one be able to tell them exactly what their Star Sign is without any pre-show work, no stooges or instant stooging, no cueing, nothing written down, in fact this looks as close to pure direct real psychic style mind reading as you are ever going to get and you’ll also discover how this approach could also be used to reveal other pieces of personal information about “random” volunteers which you could apparently have no logical or possible way of knowing. 

As a bonus Royle also reveals how it is possible to turn a randomly chosen audience member into an instant psychic mind reader so they are able to tell three people apparently chosen at random what their Star Signs are! Again no pre-show work and once again a guaranteed audience killer. 


This unique solution to the legendary Any Card At Any Number (ACAAN) made famous by David Berglas is probably the cleanest and most practical method you will ever learn. Only a handful of people have ever been taught this method during a special workshop Royle held inBournemouthas part of The Southern England Magic Convention (SEMC) 2011.

 With this routine a sealed envelope is shown and everyone is told that this contains a prediction which will be referred back to later, then a deck of cards is handed to a randomly chosen audience member who shuffles the deck to their hearts content and then they are handed back to the performer who gets someone else randomly chosen by the first spectator to name a playing card in a very open and fair manner.

 The cards are now once again shuffled by another randomly chosen spectator who is then asked to place them face down onto the table in front of all to see.

 A final randomly chosen spectator chooses any number between 1 and 52 and then they count down to that number in the face down deck on the table. 

The randomness of everything is recapped on and then the prediction envelope which has been in full view at all times is picked up and opened, the contents being removed and much to everyone’s amazement inside the envelope is one playing card which is an exact duplicate of the card which was freely named by the audience member. 

Once the applause has died down the performer instructs the onstage volunteer to turn over the last card they counted, namely the card which was at the position of the number which was also freely selected and miraculously it is discovered to be the exact card that was freely named and it was found at the exact number that was freely named. 

The deck of cards can then be given away to the spectator to keep as they are totally normal and genuine in very manner. 

It is important to note that this method is ideal for table hopping as well as stage work and indeed for close-up performers can be rest in a matter of seconds with ease. 

There is no pre-show work, no cueing, no palming or difficult sleight of hand, no stooging or instant stooging, no clever linguistics required, and no dual reality or similar, indeed the effect on any audience is quite simple and honestly as clean as the miracle you have read above. 

Indeed Tony Black (Anthony Galvin) of has stated on several magic forums after seeing Royle perform this routine at The Southern England Magic Convention 2011 that it is perhaps the most commercially practical version of the “Holy Grail” that he has ever seen!   


This is another Solution for the Any Card At Any Number plot which Royle has been working on for many months, and whilst this has (as yet) not been used in paid performances, Royle has road tested the method on friends and whilst out socially with great results. 

You’ll discover how to make two special decks of cards and then in conjunction with two other real world magical principles that have stood the test of time you will be able to perform what will appear to most audiences including many magicians an incredibly clean version of A.C.A.A.N 

A perceptively even cleaner version (well to magicians at least) which requires you to make four special decks is also explained, although to be honest Royle has found that the two deck version is just as impressive to a lay audience. 

As always the effect to the audience is that a playing card and number are freely named and then an audience member counts down to that number in a deck which they will recall has been in full view at all times to find that the freely chosen card is indeed at the freely chosen number, and yes afterwards the rest of the deck can be shown to be all different. 


The official release date for this publication will be Monday 22nd  August 2011 and all orders will be dispatched as an ebook supplied on a physical CD-ROM that will be signed and numbered and sent by First Class Signed for traceable and insured delivery at no extra cost anywhere in the world. 


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As a final special thank you to those who pre-order not only will you save 50% off the usual retail cost of this ebook but also you will be sent Five Amazing DVD-ROM’s containing all of the Hypnosis – Magic – Mentalism & Cold Reading training Videos, Audios and Manuals as detailed below… 

Notice that these items would usually cost you in excess of £497 if purchased separately and have received rave reviews from many big names in the Hypnosis, Magical and Mentalism Industries… 

That means that when you click “Buy It Now” today for your tiny one time investment of just £60-00 UK Sterling upon the launch date of Monday 22nd August 2011 you will be sent the “Klear Thoughts” Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Ebook supplied on a physical CD-ROM and also Five Amazing DVD-ROM’s containing all of the Hypnosis – Magic – Mentalism and Cold-Reading Resources that are detailed below… 

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And Consider that amongst all the Bonus Materials you will also find “Royles Thoughts On The One Ahead Routine” which when published within the pages of Paul Rohamnys Mental Epic Compendium caused Magic Reviewer Cris Johnson to state: 

“There are so many routines to explore that while I have combed through this book cover to cover, I haven’t retained nearly as much as I like. Personally, one of the most mind-blowing routines in the entire book is Jonathan 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.” –   

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