Ring 216 was
pleased to start the new year with an inspiring lecture by Richard Osterlind.
From his home in front of his bookshelves, before a large Zoom audience, Richard
conversationally taught many of his favorite effects. He delved into the development of many subtle points of their presentation that had been honed over the years to produce the maximum audience impact.
Richard opened with his famous center
tear. Many audience members had questions that he answered with great care and with close-up
demonstrations of the fine points (for which Zoom was well-suited). He then
described his book test and discussed his presentation philosophy for the
revelation of spectator’s thoughts. The great power of the swami gimmick and of
spoon bending became apparent in Richard’s hands. Numerous other mental effects were discussed at the members' suggestion.