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Reality Tricks Our Brains

Have you ever seen faces in the clouds or the outlines of animals on rocks? Of course. This is perfectly normal, says Rolf Dobelli in The Art of Thinking Clearly. The human brain, he explains, seeks patterns and rules, and, if it finds no patterns, it invents some. At the Mind Tripping team, we’re very […]

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Tricks of Perception are Mind Tripping

The comment “For those who believe, no explanation is necessary.  For those who do not believe, noexplanation will suffice” was made by the famous mentalist Joseph Dunninger, referring to performances by magicians and illusionists. Dunning died in 1975 at age 82, leaving modern-day audiences to ponder the nature of illusion. Teller (of the popular Penn […]

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Got Indianapolis Entertainment? How will you get there?

National journalists have proclaimed Indy one of the most walkable downtowns in the country.  According to visitindy.com, visitors can reach hundreds of restaurants and attractions on foot from their hotel and meeting space using our “expansive network of climate-controlled skywalks”.  That means one way to get to Indianapolis’ longest-running live entertainment show is simply – hoofing […]

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The 51st Thing on the Summer-Places-To-Go-List

According to the Indianapolis Star, there are 50 things every Indiana adult should do this summer, from tracking down hidden gems at the Indiana Landmarks Treasure Hunt and sidewalk yard sale to taking a ride in a Yellow Rose Carriage after a long stroll downtown. Of course our city offers thousands of choices for tourists […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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