Monthly Archives: July 2015
People that come to your events should have their heads examined!
Tired of Tarot Readers and Palmists?
Want something more fun and interesting?
Phrenology is a fascinating pseudo-science that became a phenomenon and parlor entertainment during the mid-19th Century and up until the 1950’s. It was studied and discussed at all levels of society, and promoted by famous intelligentsia like Thomas Edison and Henry David Thoreau.
Pop Haydn is offering authentic Phrenological Readings for private parties and corporate events. He also offers demonstrations and talks on the History and Practice of Phrenology for historical societies, museums, universities, clubs and festivals.
With assistance from his lovely research assistant Nancy Magill, Pop gives a look at each client’s head, and then gives the actual Phrenological Assessment as it would have been done in the 1800’s. The entire reading takes less than five minutes. These are not only fascinating and fun, they truly amaze people with the insights and accuracy of the report. Pop’s lighthearted approach to these short readings puts people at ease and makes it fun, and his analysis and advice is always positive, upbeat, pertinent and wise…
Pop and Nancy Magill come in costume, and bring an antique ceramic Phrenology Head, and a large colored chart, and other interesting props. Each of your guests or clients receives a souvenir copy of their Phrenological Assessment!
Pop Haydn is a professional magician in Los Angeles, a past Vice-President of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has been awarded performing awards by the members of the Magic Castle seven times. He has lectured and performed all around the world, and you can find his biography and credits on Wikipedia.
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Excellent thoughts! Relaxing and following the thread!
“Do we need to suffer in order to make great art?”
This question was asked the other day. A student actor was disturbed about being in an acting class where the teacher was abusive. The teacher’s theory was that one needs to “break down the students” before they can learn how to be artists. This is not an uncommon theory among acting teachers. I suspect it is pervasive in other forms of art education as well—dance, music, studio art. The theory further posits that one must be hardened to the sufferings of the soul a life of art will inevitably entail.
Please, please, please, let’s dispel a few destructive, though popular myths.
Most artists suffer whether we want to or not. It’s a tough life. No use making it tougher. Certainly, it’s no use putting ourselves in a position where we will be abused by others. So one more time,
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