Richard Osterlind has been performing professionally for over 50 years. His clients are top corporations and he has traveled extensively. He has appeared for heads of state and celebrities and has appeared in some of the finest resorts in the world.
He has also been producing materials for the Mentalism Community for over 30 years and has produced 21 top selling videos, written 31 books and produced and invented hundreds of effects. There is hardly a Mentalist who has not been influenced by Richard.
Richard is a traditionalist and loves to take classics and bring them alive with modern approaches. This will be the primary direction of his workshop. Many of these topics will include Richard’s latest innovations. Here are the subjects which will be covered:
1. The study of billet work including the PCT along with other billet applications such as Acidus Novus, Bert Reese Routines and Annemann effects.
2. The Swami Gimmick. This will include the preparation and use of the swami for both close-up and stage work. Richard has used the gimmick extensively in his work and has much to offer.
3. Book Tests. Richard will teach many approaches to this subject many of which he has developed and uses himself. Most can be made up at home or are impromptu.
4. The use of Playing Cards in Mentalism. Richard has never shied away from using playing cards in his work and he will teach how he uses them for convincing Mentalism. He will feature many approaches including the BCS and his Dynamo Deck.
5. Richard has produced many props over the years and he will cover a number of devices that he sells and how they are used.
6. If there are any of his creations that anyone would like demonstrated, they are invited to write to Richard before the lecture and he will do his best to cover them.
Richard has written a number of books recently such as Pathways to Mystery, Inside my Mind, Beyond Magick and the Diverse Deceptions series. Some of this material gives additional insight into the above subjects which Richard will talk about. In short, the material will be worthwhile even to those who have attended past lectures.