Presenting! Matthew Risk, Bizarrist Illusionist, relating in great detail a history of the sublime and mysterious art of legerdemain. He will reveal to you the great ancient mysteries of the Conjuror, the Huckster, the Faith Healer, and the Psychic, who pray upon the Faithful Believer for the fulfillment of their basest ambitions. You will learn the history of the art of deception, and by what mechanism of mind it has been employed throughout the ages to pull the wool over the eyes of those unfortunate enough to need to believe in the irrational.
Matthew Risk is a Bizarrist mentalist and stage hypnotist who is concerned with grey area where magic, reality, perception and proof muddle together into a hodge-podge of uncertainty where anything seems possible. He has been fascinated with magic since a young age, and over the years has gone through many permutations of belief until realizing that the greatest magicians are those with the fewest convictions.
He lives in Montreal.
Email Matt for more information about his work: email@example.com
The Psychic Mafia by M. Lemar Keene: an in depth description on how spiritualism functions as an industry based on fraud, and what beliefs and emotional needs it prays
Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown: a lot of good information on the psychology behind many common mentalist routines, as well as musings upon why irrational belief is more intriguing to the neurochemistry of the brain than truth.