Firstly I would like to offer a sincere thanks for your interest in my work, I have created this page so that you can learn a little more about me and my products -
As with most mentalists my original interest was in the art of magic. At the age of 16 I was offered a job at my local magic store “Magicbox” and from that point on I spent almost every moment of everyday practicing slight of hand techniques and devouring as much material as physically possible.
If I’m honest the genre of mentalism simply never appealed to me. That was until the year 2000 when Derren first hit the TV screens. His approach to mentalism was nothing short of revolutionary and finally I had found my calling.
The first product I ever produced was one titled “Beyond ESP”, this is now in its third printing and has sold almost 15,000 copies. Having attracted the attention of several world class performers including Max Maven, Richard Osterlind and Banachek I had quickly established myself amongst my peers.
Beyond ESP soon became the worlds most sought after ESP deck and received countless rave reviews in magazines such as Genii, Magic, Magic Scene and more. Recommendations for my deck also seen print in such books as S.A.D by Looch and Hauntiques by Christian Chelman. For those who are interested “Beyond ESP” is a plain backed set of ESP cards (two complete sets in the box) which have plain back designs. These are available here.
Shortly after this I began working on my first prop-less mentalism routine which evolved (with the help of my good friend Dr. Jonathan Pickard) into an effect which is now known as “Between the Lines” (see here). My second creation was as equally well received as the first and as a result of this I found myself rubbing shoulders once again with the elite.
Throughout my time at Magicbox I was able to devour an endless stream of mentalism content. DVD’s, books and effects were all studied and gave me the inspiration I needed to feed my own creative processes and allowed me to develop my own preferred style of mentalism.
My working arrangements soon changed and I became a partner in the Magicbox business. Having done so I began work on several further products which were all to be released under the Magicbox banner. During this time I also worked on several other projects and contributed ideas to books such as Banacheks “Psychological Subtleties 3”and Ran Pinks “T-Rex”.
With my reputation growing I find myself in a fortunate position where I am sent regular products, books and DVD’s to review many of these are from people whom I consider to be at the top of their game.
Recently my work situation has changed slightly and as a result I am spending more time developing my own ideas and hope to have my new book “A Piece of my Mind” (formerly this was to be titled “The Construction of Perception”) ready real soon.
I have also began lecturing and have already took to the roads as far a field as Spain. With more lectures being pencilled in every day the future looks bright and I hope to meet YOU at some point in the near future.
As a result of the increase in time I have to develop my own ideas I thought it fitting to have all of them listed under one roof. Should you have any questions on anything please don’t hesitate to ask.
Best Wishes Michael Murray (21st May 2014)