CFI-LA’s FEED YOUR BRAIN Lecture Series
11 a.m., Sun., July 1, 2012 - Hollywood
A professional mentalist who specializes in magic of the mind, Mark Edward has the psychic blues. What’s more, Edward’s new book is called Psychic Blues, which he will discuss at the Center.
“Mark Edward is an equivocator, fibber, and mountebank,” comments Joel Moskowitz of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. “Which begs the question: if a liar admits to lying, can he be telling the truth? He is a literate, informative, intellectual, a student of the psychology of humans, a foe of those who would defraud the public for personal gain, and as an author and practicing psychic, he is first and foremost an entertainer.”
For more than 30 years, Edward has appeared in world class venues from high-end night clubs and theaters to private party and corporate events. As one of only five specially chosen and trained mediums in the history of Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle, he has performed 15 years of seances that helped him perfect the role of spirit medium and psychic entertainer. During this time he wrote several books on these subjects and appeared on television as both primary consultant and on-air performer for a variety of TV programs, including as A & E’s biography of Houdini, The Discovery Channel’s “Forces Beyond,” and, most recently, on two episodes of “Weird or What?” with William Shatner. His featured segment as a spirit medium on the pilot episode, “Speaking with the Dead,” of Showtime’s “Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!” series helped secure an Emmy Award nomination for that episode in 2002.
Edward continues to be consulted by the media for his knowledge of spiritualism, psychic fraud and ghost lore and works on the Steering Committee of CFI’s Independent Investigations Group.
Free for Friends of the Center
The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027