Home » Latest NewsPAGE 2

Mind-Tripping in the International Arena

Even as you’re reading this Mind Tripping blog post, our very own Midwest master entertainers Christian and Katalina are in Rimini, Italy, competing in the World Championships of Magic. Every three years, I learned, the Federation International des Societes Magiques ( or FISM) organizes this “Olympic”- level event. More than 3,000 magicians from across the […]

Read More...

The 450th Time is a Charm

We’ve all heard the proverb “Third time’s a charm”, meaning that the third time you try to do something, it will work.  But will it work the 450th time?  It sure did for our mind reading duo Christian and Katalina, who have just performed their four hundred and fiftieth Mind Tripping Show at the downtown Hilton Indianapolis Hotel […]

Read More...

Your Mind is the Trip

Our brains have three layers of knowledge, they say: 1.    Known knowns – these are things we know that we know. (I know my name, telephone number, and address, for instance, and I’m fully aware that I have this knowledge.) 2.   Known unknowns – these are things we don’t know, and we are aware that […]

Read More...

I’ll Mind-Trip If I Want To

As she was being seated at the Indianapolis Repertory Theater    one evening a few years back, real estate entrepreneur Linda Cohen was sure she recognized the couple sitting next to her. Turned out her fellow theater-goers were none other than Christian and Katalina, the performers Linda had so enjoyed at a Fringe Festival event […]

Read More...

Make it a Mind-Trippingly Great Day

We’re going to play concierge today, and help you make tomorrow a very special Friday in Indianapolis. Of course, this “itinerary” is just a sample. Our city offers dozens of choices for tourists and Indy “natives“. Here’s a possible schedule for sampling some unusual events and activities around town. 9:00 AM Give the day a […]

Read More...

Body Language & Entertainment

“Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind,” cautions Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0. It’s time to start thinking about that, Bradberry teaches corporate employees, because you could be sabotaging your own career by sending out the wrong signals. True, the people who come to the […]

Read More...

Participation is by Choice

“The explosion of participatory theater — or at least my seeming inability to attend a show that does not include some degree of audience interaction — has set my skin in permanent rash mode,” writes Christopher Borelli in the Chicago Tribune.  Is what ails him scopophobia, the fear of being watched, he wonders? At Mind […]

Read More...

You Can’t Trust Your Senses

Cari Nierenberg, a reporter for ABC News Medical Unit, may have coined the perfect definition of an optical illusion:  “When Your Brain Can’t Believe Your Eyes”. Everything that enters the senses, after all, needs to be interpreted through the brain — and these interpretations occasionally go wrong, Nierenberg adds. “Seeing stars” after a hard blow […]

Read More...

Eyes and Minds Keep Moving

Do you realize that we can never keep our eyes really still? In fact, part of what makes an optical illusion happen is the rapid, often imperceptible movements of our eyes. It’s actually that part of our inner ear that senses movement and position (the labyrinth) and which helps control eye movements. The illusion shown […]

Read More...

Young and Old Share the Surprise

One of the most well-known optical illusions of all time is this old lady/young lady picture. Which do you see first – the old one or the young?  They’re both there. Hint: the necklace of the young woman is the mouth of the old one; the nose of the old lady is the chin of […]

Read More...