• We are a private association for specialist performers in the realm of

    mentalism, bizarre magick, readings, trancework and allied mysteries.

  • About psycrets

    PSYCRETS is a purely private, not-for-profit and non-denominational society. We have no association with any organised form of occult practice, and operate a tolerant policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political views and any other category of social identity

    Aims & Objectives

    The Society aims to provide a formal space for mentalists and mystery entertainers to share ideas and enhance the art of mystery entertainment. To that aim we sponsor an annual ‘Tabula Mentis’ which includes lectures, discussions of effects, methods, tools of the trade, and the business side and trade in member products.

     

    Whilst our event is held in the UK, the Society’s membership is international and we continue to welcome applications for consideration from all regions around the world.

     

    Membership benefits include a lapel badge and membership card, access to members only web pages and a closed Facebook group; also a free listing on our public directory below plus discounts and other bonuses relating to mentalism, bizarre magick and mystery entertainment events and products. Further benefit plans are in the pipeline

  • current psycrets committee

    Steve Drury

    Steve Drury

    Steve performs psychological magic and mysteriosophy for all size audiences and event types across the UK and internationally. He also provides magic and psychology workshops on both an educational and business level.

     

    Aside of performance, Steve also writes and consults in the field for other professionals and societies. Details of his books can be found here

     

    Steve is a co-founding member of PSYCRETS (along with Roni Shachnaey and Todd Landman). He further retains public membership with Equity, The International Brotherhood of Magicians, plus a few other lesser known coterie.

     

    Website : www.stevedrury.com

    Email : steve@stevedrury.com

    Daniele Nigris

    Daniele Nigris

    Daniele, is self-professed as having studied the bases and limitations of psychological and social ‘knowledge’ since his youth, in Italy. Also having been a reader of Tarot and other communication techniques for many decades, he has become expert in suggestion, the manipulation of belief and a powerful hypnotist ... but remains a scholar.

     

    As Professor at the University of Padua (Italy) he teaches what he terms as ‘Social Epistemology’ - carrying though the conviction of there being little discrepancy between academia and magic, which (having trained as an actor in hIs teens) likens it as a relationship between an extra-ordinary person and the world.

     

    Daniele also retains a position on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Performance Magic at the University of Huddersfield in the UK, and has authored several contributions in the field of both mystery and psychic entertainment.

     

    Email : daniele.nigris@unipd.it

    Iain Jay

    Iain Jay

    Based in the far North of England, Iain usually prefers to remain in the shadows and is rarely seen however he is well known amongst our ranks as a highly unique performer, producer and director. 

    Utilising his backgrounds within psychology, communications, training and education he now heads several interwoven companies providing stress management and personnel development, educational shows for schools & colleges, theatre & circus productions, festival entertainments and consultancy.

    A specialist within Mentalism, Bizarre and Séance they well suit his abilities and sense of humour.  Iain performs under various monikers.  ‘Dr Iain Jay’ is his Mentalist, Parapsychologist persona.  ‘Mindwraith’ the purveyor of strange tales and the dark arts whilst ‘Rookman Swindler Esq’ is the epitome of Circus Sideshow and the gateway to unusual wonders, odd characters and a wealth of entertainment as well as educational possibilities.  Events range from exclusive dinner parties with unexpected twists to theatre shows and large scale events with 100,000+ audiences.  He has worked worldwide alongside Sting and The Pet Shop Boys, East Street Band, Ant & Dec, Nathan Curry (Choreographer), Bradley Hemmings (Co-Artistic Director London Olympics Opening Ceremony) several International Street & Festival production companies, numerous top Circus professionals and Wincey Willis. 

     

     

    Website : http://iainjay.wix.com/iainjayportal

    Email : iain@iainjay.com

    Roni Shachnaey

    Roni Shachnaey

    Roni has had lifetime career in magic, mentalism, readings, and the bizarre.

     

    Israeli born, he fought in the Six Days War. Also formed a professional band (achieving number 1’s - and in 2014 inducted into a hall of fame!) He has worked as a bank manager also, however with performance running through his veins turned his hand to stage magic and then mentalism and bizarre magic - and has achieved much acclaim and notoriety internationally.

     

    He is an author and creator of numerous effects, routines, utilities and also systems for personal readings, Roni was the founding president of the Southend Sorcerers, the Israeli Society for Promoting the Art of Magic, and a founder member of PSYCRETS.

     

    His products have been sold through his own House of Darkness brand and he has lectured throughout the UK, Israel, and the United States. Some 40 years of his professional repertoire in mentalism, readings, and bizarre magick was compiled and co-authored by Steve Drury in 2013, entitled Mystic.

     

    Email at : houseofdarknesuk@msn.com

  • Current Members

    Below are those who have elected to be included here as being contactable for all types of event bookings.

    Many also provide workshops, training or event speaking packages. Enquire directly for details.

    UK Members

    Tom Atkins

    Based : Hampsire

    Web: mortelini.com

     

    Rob Bailey

    Based : Oxfordshire
    Web: psychicpsychologist.co.uk

     

    Dan Baines

    Based : Kent

    Web: lebanoncircle.co.uk

     

    Mason Black
    Based : Norfolk
    Web: gilliesandlee.com

     

    Ben Cardall

    Based: Staffordshire

    Web: bencardall.com

     

    Rob Chapman

    Based: Shropshire

    Web: walkwithwonder.co.uk

     

    Steve Drury (Committee)

    Based : Essex

    Web: stevedrury.com

     

    Antony Galvin

    Based : Cork. Ireland

    Web: hypno-fun.eu

     

    Nicholas Grimoire

    Based: Carmarthenshire

    Web: spookymagiciancompany.co.uk

     

    James Hanrahan

    Based: County Down. N.Ireland

    Web: magicbyjames.com

     

    Don Hardy

    Based: Staffordshire

    Web: macabremagic.co.uk


     

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    Ross Hedley

    Based: Bristol

    Web: rosshedley.wordpress.com

     

    Anthony Jacquin

    Based: Derbyshire

    Web: headhacking.com

     

    Iain Jay (Committee)

    Based: Durham

    Web: iainjay.wix.com

     

    Luke Jermay (Hon. Member)

    Based: North Yorkshire

    Web : jermay.com

     

    Alan Jones

    Based: Redruth. Cornwall

    Web: alanjonesmagic.com

     

    James Kennedy

    Based: Lanarkshire

    Web: persuasionist.co.uk

     

    Darren Kidby

    Based: Lincolnshire

    Web: darrenkidby.com

     

    Todd Landman

    Based: Nottinghamshire

    Web: todd-landman.com/magic

     

    Kevin Laye

    Based: Shropshire

    Web: kevinlaye.co.uk

     

    Steve McShane

    Based: Surrey

    Web: catchthebus.co.uk

     

    Nik Taylor

    Based: West Yorkshire

    Web: niktaylor.co.uk

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    Michael Murray

    Based: Tyne & Wear

    Web: mindfx.co.uk

     

    Murray the Magician

    Based: Dumfries & Galloway

    Web: murraythemagician.co.uk

     

    Stuart Nolan

    Based: Cheshire

    Web: hexinduction.com

     

    Michael Pearce

    Based: Kent

    Web: michaelpearcemagic.co.uk

     

    Dale Shrimpton

    Based: Berkshire

    Web: www.synchronist.co.uk

     

    Ian Harvey Stone

    Based: Northamptonshire

    Web: theempathist.com

     

    Mike Stoner

    Based : Berkshire

    Web: magician-4-hire.co.uk

     

    Nathaniel Tapley

    Based: Surrey

    Web: nathanieltapley.com

     

    Bob Wildfell

    Based: Norfolk

    Web: wildfellmindreader.com

     

    Bruce Wright

    Based: Cambridgeshire

    Web: mentalistandmagic.co.uk

     

    Michael Wysockyj

    Based: Hertfordshire

    Web: voodoomick.com

    Europe

    Christian Chelman (Hon. Member)

    Brussels. Belgium

    Web: surnateum.com

     

    Wino Caestecker

    Bruges. Belgium

    Web: mysteriesofbruges.com

     

    Fabrice Bernard

    Aude. France

    Web: fbhypnose.com

     

    Victor & Wanda

    Paris. France

    Web: mentalistes.fr

     

    Rudolf Kunzli

    Côte-d'Or. France

    Web: curano.eu

     

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    Lars Ruth

    Frankfurt. Germany

    Web: lars-ruth.de

     

    Thomas Heine

    Berlin. Germany

    Web: para-q.com

     

    Rainer Mees

    Cologne.Germany

    Web: para-q.com

     

    Malchat

    Utrecht. Netherlands

    Web: malchat.nl

     

    Stephen Young

    Voorburg. Netherlands

    Web: thoughtillusions.com

     

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    Vito Gattullo

    Naples. Italy

    Web: mentalistanapoli.it

     

    Daniele Nigris (Committee)

    Padua. Italy

    Web: nigris.eu

     

    Paolo Margarone

    Verona. Italy

    Web: margaroth.net

     

    Anthony Blake

    Madrid. Spain

    Web: anthonyblake.com

    USA / Canada

    Banachek (Hon Member)

    Web: banachek.com

     

    Guy Bavli (Hon Member)

    Web: masterofthemind.com

     

    Perry Carpenter

    Web: ignitethemind.net

     

    Larry Darbonne

    Web: darbonnemysteries.com

     

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    Christopher Faria
    Web: hypnokomedy.com

     

    Scott Grossberg (Hon. Member)

    Web: thinkingmagically.com

     

    Docc Hilford (Hon. Member)

    Web: ientertainer.net

     

    Sheila Lyon (Hon. Member)

    Web: sheilalyon.com

     

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    J.C. Mooreni
    Web: moorenimagic.com

     

    Prof B.C (Hon. Member)
    Web: lebanoncircle.co.uk/collections

     

    Marc Salem (Hon Member)

    Web: marcsalem.com

     

    Allan Scott

    Web: mentalwiseproducts.com

    Rest of World

    Stuart Palm

    Hong Kong

    Web: stuartpalm.com

     

    Nakul Shenoy

    India

    Web: nakulshenoy.com

     

     

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    Lior Manor (Hon. Member)

    Israel

    Web: liormanor.co.il

     

    Nikoloz Tsaava

    Russia

    Web: nikoloztsaava.com

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    Mike Kay

    New Zealand

    Web: mystery.co.nz

     

    Kriben Pillay

    South Africa

    Web: noumenon.co.za

  • JOIN US

    PSYCRETS are currently accepting applications from both professional and competent amateur mystery performers, plus media related specialists internationally.

     

  • Public News & Events

    Tabula Mentis XVIII

    Tabula Mentis XVIII will be held in St Albans, Hertfordshire , on the first weekend in October 2016.

    This year we are proud to feature our highly respected members, Stuart Nolan and Ian Harvey Stone ... plus one of our very special honorary members ... Docc Hilford, on a rare UK visit.

     

    Strictly limited to 40 participants.

     

    SOLD OUT !

     

    Docc Hilford - Exclusive UK Workshop

    Docc has agreed to follow Saturday's lectures, by exclusively presenting further impromptu, close-up, stand-up, and stage acts, (including some unpublished material) for us on the Sunday. A special package will also be made available to attendees of this workshop.

    Strictly limited to 30 participants.

    TICKET SALES CLOSED

  • Psycrets books

    PSYCRETS are proud to promote the following official hardback publications.

    These contain advanced information and are intended for professional performers only.

    Liber Mentis. By Steve Drury

    Liber Mentis

    Liber Mentis is a unique collection of essays, effects and routines published in celebration of the Fifth Anniversary of PSYCRETS British Society of Mystery Entertainers from 2007-2012.

     

    Hardback, with 380 pages, the book features 45 contributions on mentalism, bizarre magick and psychic readings, as well as key insights on the business of mystery entertainment.

     

    Contributors include: David Berglas, Dr Todd Landman, Roni Shachnaey, Steve Drury, Docc Hilford, Banachek, Barry Richardson, Enrique Enriquez, Scott Grossberg, Sheila Lyon, Alan Jones, Alexander Marsh, Arthur Emerson, Atlas Brookings, Barry Cooper, Bob Percy, Dale Shrimpton, Dan Baines, Daniele Nigris, Dee Christopher, Derek Heron, Dr. Steve Murray, Drew McAdam, Freddie Valentine, Harry Lucas, Iain Dunford, Iain Jay, Jon Thompson, Lars Ruth, Marc Paul, Madelon Hoedt, Nik Taylor, Paul Voodini, Professor BC, Rainer Mees,Thomas Heine, Ramon Fauria, Ray Doetjes, Rob Chapman, Rob Lupine, Roger Curzon, Simon Scott, Simon Shaw, Stephen Ward, and Tom Lauten

     

     

    Download preview here
     

    Purchase here

     

    PSYCRECY. By Steve Drury

    PSYCRECY 1

    PSYCRECY 1 is a mysterium of essays, effects and routines taken from the first volume issues of PSYCRETS quarterly printed members-only digest of the same name. It further features some previously unpublished and revised bonus material from members and friends of the Society.

     

    Hardback, with 320 pages, it feature 38 contributions from the field of mentalism, bizarre magick and psychic entertainment, the contributors include Barrie Richardson, Marc Salem, Banachek, Roni Shachnaey, Lior Manor, Peter Turner, Pablo Amira, Michael Murray, Atlas Brookings, Anthony Blake (USA), Mauricio Jaramillo, Chris Rawlins, Steve Drury, Ben Cardall, Christian Chelman, Prof. BC, Todd Landman, Sheila Lyon, Enrique Enriquez, Perry Carpenter, Dee Christopher, Christopher Taylor, Cameron Murray, Rainer Mees & Thomas Heine, Stuart Palm, Bob Percy, Luca Volpe, Stephen Young, Walt Anthony, Jim Magus, Vito Gatullo, Rudolf Kunzli, Mitos Odnalor, Ray Doetjes, Christopher Faria, Lars Ruth, and Alan Jones

     

    Download preview here

     

    Purchase here

  • Contact Us

    For any direct or media enquiries do please drop us a line here. We look forward to hearing from you.

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