Atlas Brookings – Penguin Live Online Lecture (April 5th, 2015)
“Atlas is a new friend and a talented one. I always look forward to everything he is willing to share and you should do the same.” – Michael Weber
‘Every time I have a conversation with Atlas I’m inspired, my creative juices are flowing and I get excited about mentalism all over again.’ – Ken Dyne (Full time mentalist, and author of Bairn)
“Atlas is one of my favourite mentalists, having fooled and entertained me many times with his original and creative ideas.” – Marc Oberon
“I won’t lie. I don’t really know much about Atlas and his work, but what I do know is, when he did Train-Tracking on me I was so fooled I punched the fu*k*r.” – Andy Nyman
“Atlas Brookings, hands down, has one of the most deviously clever minds in the business. His efforts are always clear, direct and as close to real as you can get. I absolutely love this guy and GUARANTEE that you will too!” – Michael Murray
“Atlas Brookings is one of the creative new minds in mentalism who is enthusiastically, and with great skill, helping to define mentalism in the 21st Century. His contributions have given mentalists valuable additions to their arsenals of techniques and I predict that we’ll be seeing many more innovative things from him in the years to come.” – Bob Cassidy
“Atlas Brookings is outstanding, his contribution to mentalism in a relatively short space of time is phenomenal. His Train Tracking technique is as close to real mind reading as you will ever get. His work on impromptu propless mentalism has set a new standard and it actually works.” – Marc Spelmann
“Atlas is shining a light on a brand new landscape for the mind reader. Opens doors previously sealed tightly shut. Watch, listen and learn.” – Luke Jermay
What will he teach?
The Power of Impromptu, Propless Mentalism
Join Atlas as he examines the strengths and limitations associated with propless mentalism techniques. He’ll discuss when to go propless, the correct way to present the material, and how to handle those situations when things don’t go exactly as you’d planned – teaching you the right and wrong way to fail when using these approaches.
Tune in and discover how to do some amazing things when you have only your wits about you.
At this lecture, Atlas will teach you some of his favorite propless effects, many of which have never been published before:
CloudNine – A short personality reading that finishes with telling someone the day, month, and year they were born.
Comicle – Tell someone the name of the superhero they are thinking of.
Disney Dynamite – Name the animated Disney film you participant has in mind.
Forward Thinking – You play an association game wherein your participant only answers in their mind and selects only one of the responses they freely thought of. You then reveal their thoughts.
Imbalanced – An impromptu murder mystery game, wherein you not only name the murderer, but you reveal whether someone chose to be honest or to attempt to deceive you.
Speed Trap – Within moments of meeting someone, tell them the make and color of the car they have in their garage at home.
Quinnfluence – A series of free choices lead three participants to three random thoughts, which are then promptly revealed.
Who is he?
Good-natured, with a dry and self-deprecating style, Atlas is no good at writing up his bio.
A) …sure he’ll just sound like a jerk, and
B) …not all that sure anyone will be impressed.
When he asked other people what they’d say if they had to write this up for him, some of the suggestions included:
‘Atlas is twice the man I am… but I understand he’s dieting.’ (Ken Dyne)
‘Atlas is a guy I hang out with sometimes… when nobody else is available, and even then, I wonder what re-runs I’m missing on the telly.’ (Looch)
Perfectly satisfied with those endorsements, Atlas wrote them up and sent them off to Penguin.
Inexplicably, they weren’t entirely happy.
So, as it was clear that nobody else was going to do it, Atlas had to write his bio up himself. So far, the best he has (and trust me, this makes him sound much more capable than he actually is – so take it with a grain of salt) is that he was born sometime in the middling past, is now big enough to dress himself, and performs mentalism full time – which is worrying because he is better at writing up his bio than he is at mentalism and we’ve seen how cringeworthy this bio is so far.
He has worked for some recognizable brands but doesn’t really want to drag them down by mentioning his name in connection with theirs. One exception is that gig he did for McDonald’s – such is his devotion to the place that it was something akin to being asked to perform for God himself.
So yeah… he was pretty excited there…
I think that’s about it. Atlas performs for a living…. and he’s written a number of books on mentalism, so there’s that.
That’s pretty much… Oh wait! One more thing that will change the entire complexion of this bio! Atlas has recently learned how to change fonts in his word processor. So for the greatest impact, view this whole blurb in Bebas Neue!!