We are a private international membership society for performers specialising in mentalism, bizarre magick, trancework, readings and allied psychic and mystery entertainment crafts.
Established in 2007
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 mystery entertainers and psychic performers 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 an active secret closed Facebook group; also a free listing on our public directory below. Also discounts and other bonuses relating to mentalism, bizarre magick and mystery entertainment events and products. Further member benefit plans are in the pipeline
current psycrets committee
Steve Drury (Co-Founder)
Current Committee Lead: Steve performs psychological magic and mysteriosophy for all size audiences and event types across the UK and internationally. He also provides psychological workshops on both an educational and business level.
Aside from presenting Steve also writes and consults in the field for other professionals, businesses and societies.
Steve is a co-founding member of PSYCRETS (along with Roni Shachnaey and Prof. Todd Landman). He further retains public membership with Equity, The International Brotherhood of Magicians, plus a few other lesser known coterie.
General website: www.stevedrury.com
Products website: www.mysteryentertainerproducts.com
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 : 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 Padova (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
Roni Shachnaey (Co-Founder) 1944 - 2017
Roni gave everything he had to the Mystery Entertainment community; his performances, influence and guidance in our craft touched so many across over the years. His legacy of benevolence and spirit will be enormously missed.
Israeli born, he fought in the Six Days War. He formed a professional band (achieving number 1’s - and in 2014 inducted into a hall of fame!) With performance running through his veins turned his hand to stage magic and then mentalism and bizarre magic - achieving much acclaim and notoriety internationally.
He was an author and creator of numerous effects, routines, utilities and systems for personal readings, Roni was the founding president of the Southend Sorcerers, the Israeli Society for Promoting the Art of Magic, and a co-founding member of PSYCRETS in 2007.
His products were sold through his own House of Darkness brand. He had 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
R.I.P Roni. The black candle will flicker forevermore
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 & NI Members
Based : Worcestershire
Based : Hampshire
Based : Oxfordshire
Based : Kent
Steve Drury (Committee)
Based : Essex
Based : North Yorkshire
Web : paulforster.co.uk
Based: County Down. N.Ireland
Iain Jay (Committee)
Luke Jermay (Hon. Member)
Based: North Yorkshire
Web : jermay.com
Based: Redruth. Cornwall
Prof. Todd Landman
Based: Tyne & Wear
Based: East Sussex
Based: West Yorkshire
Christian Chelman (Hon. Member)
Victor & Wanda
County Roscommon. Ireland
Rune Valdemar Steiro
Web : steiro.com
Daniele Nigris (Committee)
Public News & Events
Tabula Mentis XIX
To be announced. Please check back for further details
PSYCRETS BSME Event Archive : http://tabulamentis.psycrets.org.uk/
Once defined by the events we hosted, we now retain this archive for the benefit of both those that had attended, and others who wish to discover more about us ....
PSYCRETS are proud to promote the following official hardback publications.
These contain advanced information and are intended for professional performers only.
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
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
MEMBERS ONLY LINKS