VISAGE – Seen and Revealed
VISAGE – Revealing the Secrets of the Mind showed audiences again what mentalism is really about. Says Abrahamson, “Mentalism uses the five senses to create an illusion of a sixth sense; It is effectively an art form that uses mathematics, memory skills, body language, eye movement, psychological suggestion and other skills in order to influence audience members into specific, but non-threatening and non-personal courses of action.”
He’ll see your visage in your mind
Mind-reading, unbelievable displays of memory, and maths skills that border on magic. Yup, the mentalist Michael Abrahamson is back in the house. By LESLEY STONES.
Visage – Michael Abrahamson’s new mentalism show
The mind is an amazing tool – especially when used by mentalist, Michael Abrahamson, in ways which boggle the minds of the rest of us. By MOIRA DE SWARDT.
Michael Abrahamson is no clairvoyant, although his extreme mental capacity may suggest otherwise. By GENEVIEVE VIEIRA.
How did he know I was thinking about sex?
Michael Abrahamson knows a lot about you. Using a few cards pulled from a dark leather briefcase (combination lock, of course), he makes sweeping and entirely accurate statements about your state of mind, your perceptions of the world and your strongest character traits. By OLIVER ROBERTS
He already knows you’ll enjoy this piece
Mentalist Michael Abrahamson can’t read your mind, but he does a very good job of making you think he can.
How Does He Do That?
Powerbrain is a cerebral, intriguing affair, and theatre for thinking people. There are no flying phantoms, glittering costumes or musical crescendos, just one rather nerdy looking man who warms up his mental neurones by running through a few square roots before tackling “something more audacious.”
More Amazing Mentalism
Michael Abrahamson starts his show with a grid on which he does some sudoku-like exercises to a number randomly chosen by a member of the audience. He does these almost at the speed of light. He moves on to mental arithmetic of the variety that involves squares and cubes.
He memorises a deck of cards in TWELVE seconds and then puts them aside and at the end he shows how he retained that information. Very useful and not cheating for card counting in bridge.
Powerbrain - The Mentalist on the March
“Mentalism, (at the time it seemed to me more like ‘intelligent magic’), was exactly my thing, something I was able to tie in to my courses.” He explains the distinction further, “Mentalism is NOT magic, and other than being a performing art, has very little in common with your conventional magic show”.
Power of the Mind
The Sunday Independent, May 13 2012
I NEEDED to know how this was done. Standing up before an audience at the University of Johannesburg Arts Centre, mentalist Michael Abrahamson wore a sober black suit, teamed it with a green shirt, his favourite colour, as it was his birthday, and proceeded to dazzle us with card tricks, predictions, mind-reading and mathematical wizardry. By ARJA SALAFRANCA.