Brad Henderson has been a professional entertainer and mind reader for over 20 years. He has lectured to some of the most exclusive gatherings of magicians and has garnered a considerable reputation for his own psychic reading skills. He presents seminars on the Psychology of Communication to business people from a multitude of industries. His own performances walk the edge of theatrical techniques and legitimate psychological manipulation that borders on eerie. Not only has he studied the art of cold reading for years, but has hands on experience, in the trenches, using his skills to entertain and educate audiences throughout the U.S.
The title typifies the author’s approach to the techniques used in psychic readings. Each reading is like a dance, an interplay between psychic and subject whereby the reader surreptitiously gains information and leads the listener into believing he is speaking in terms of specifics, when in reality generalities abound. The key lies in keeping the listeners unaware of this process and rewriting their memories of the events which occurred. Teaching such a ‘organic’ and ‘live’ process is a difficult task, however, The Dance attempts and succeeds in a manner never before conveyed in print. Though a rather advanced book, the Dance asks key questions which every potential reader should answer before embarking on their studies.
Sections of The Dance include:
The Myth of the Cold Reading
What’s My Motivation?
The Private Reading and The Performance Reading each address the specific nature of these venues. The private reading section details the techniques and attitudes most successful for a one on one traditional psychic reading, whereas the Performance Reading discusses specific techniques which a ‘showman’ can use in order to maximize the impact of his or her readings and dissuade skeptics from ruining their presentations.
The Dance totals121 pages