British Society of Mystery Entertainers
We are a private, not-for-profit association for specialist performers in the realm of
mentalism, bizarre magick, readings, trancework and allied mystery entertainment.
News & Events
TABULA MENTIS XVIII
Our next Tabula Mentis will be in October 2016
Do check back for the reveal ... it will be something special !
In the meantime feel free to browse our event archive
Non-members and like-minded individuals are welcome to PSYCRETS events, however do note we charge an additional fee for admission, above that of the Member ticket fee. Ticket sales are non-transferrable.
The PSYCRETS Committee shall be entitled to refuse admission or eject any ticket holder should it see fit without giving any reason, provided this right shall not be excercised unreasonably.
All arrangements listed are those current and intended, however the PSYCRETS committee retains the right to alter arrangements or proceedings at short notice prior to the event. All ticket sales are non-refundable.
Tabula Mentis Tickets - please check back for updates !
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 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 : email@example.com
Iain has always been someone who prefers to keep busy ... apart from a career within the RAF as a squadron commander and headquarters staff officer (communications intelligence and special projects specialist) he has been a professional zoologist studying animal behaviour, breeding endangered species and assisting with wildlife film making; hypnotherapist/counsellor; deputy head teacher and head of boarding; senior social worker and now a cognitive consultant and full time producer/performer.
Following, in hindsight, a not unsurprising collapse through exhaustion and stress followed by severe depression Iain took up his interest in magic to aid his recovery; never having performed previously. Very quickly he realised that conjuring and card tricks were not for him but mentalism and then bizarre, séance and readings all suited his interests, abilities and sense of humour perfectly.
Today Iain performs under various monikers. ‘ Dr Iain Jay’ is a mentalist, parapsychologist and provider of dark arts as well as a specialist in stress management and personnel development, educational shows, theatre producer/director and occasional magic consultant. His characters include “Mindwraith” the purveyor of strange stories and “Rookman Swindler Esq” the epitome of circus sideshow. Events range from exclusive dinner parties to theatre shows and large scale events of up to 45,000.
Website : http://iainjay.wix.com/iainjayportal
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 : email@example.com
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.
Based : Hampsire
Based : Oxfordshire
Based : Kent
Based : Norfolk
Based : Nottinghamshire
Steve Drury (Committee)
Based : Essex
Jennifer du Quesnay
Based: South Lanarkshire
Based : Cork. Ireland
Based: County Down. N.Ireland
Luke Jermay (Hon. Member)
Based: North Yorkshire
Web : jermay.com
Based: Redruth. Cornwall
Based: Tyne & Wear
Murray the Magician
Based: Dumfries & Galloway
Ian Harvey Stone
Based : Berkshire
Based: South Yorkshire
ProductS - coming soon !
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