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SZELES' interest in performing began at the age of 16 when he would drive his younger cousin to magic shops around the Detroit area, and he started performing magic tricks for birthday parties here and there. It wasn't until SZELES moved to Los Angeles in 1974 that his talent took off. Getting a job in a second floor magic shop on Hollywood Boulevard, SZELES doubled the owner's business in just two weeks performing and then selling the tricks he had demonstrated. After a little more than a year SZELES was home sick for Detroit and moved back, giving up magic and began to study metaphysics. It was this studying that would lead SZELES into the world of Hypnosis. Feeling the need to travel again, SZELES once again found himself back in California; this time in San Francisco. About the same time a new tourist attraction opened up on Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, it was there that SZELES made a name for himself as the Rainmaker. Performing on a specialized vehicle which he claimed could make rain! SZELES would draw large crowds and make them laugh with his witty patter only to soak them with a heavy dose of rain (really a hidden sprinkler system) , and pass the hat for donations. In-between shows SZELES would read books. It was in the book Psyscocybernetics, that would lead him to hypnosis.

First trying self-hypnosis and liking the sense of being well rested, relaxed and the euphoric feeling it brought to him, he bought a book on hypnosis and within days was hypnotizing his friends. SZELES studied clinical Hypnosis and holds State certification. Missing the fun and excitement he had experienced as a street performer on the wharf, SZELES decided, after several months of private practice, to return to what he loved most - performing to crowds for good-humored fun! Thus began the birth of his new career - stage hypnotism.

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Stage Hypnotist Pacifica, CA
hypnosis Pacifica, CA
My Skills

Stage Hypnotist

Category: Art / Creative
SZELES has been performing stage hypnosis throughout the United States for the past twenty years, developing one of the most sought after one-man shows today. His performances are unique, hilarious, enlightening and always tasteful; earning SZELES an outstanding reputation for bringing a fresh, fun and purely entertaining approach to hypnotism while dispelling the mysterious and degrading myths that surround this fascinating state of mind. SZELES' stage presentation features a completely open and observable process during which the audience becomes witness to a remarkable transformation; that of the participant's journey from a conscious to a subconscious state of mind. It is with his participants in this hypnotized state, that SZELES builds his enormously entertaining performance, enjoining participants and audience members alike together with his fast-paced comedic wit in a superb, unforgettable one of a kind performance. Each participant will react differently to the suggestions offered, so no two shows are ever alike! Because of this unique factor, SZELES is able to personalize the performance to fit any event or corporate function. The performance is 60 - 90 minutes of pure enlightening fun!! Using his California Certification in Hypnosis to entertain, come explore with SZELES the creativity and imagination within the subconscious minds of his participants. During any performance you will be thrilled as SZELES introduces you to James Bond, watch as participants forget their names, greet long lost family members in the audience; listen as Martians converse through a translator, be spellbound as you watch the paranormal goings on in the haunted house, laugh uncontrollably as the mimes fly kites, watch adults act like third graders and much, much more. This is the only show that is as much fun for the audience as it is for the participants!.
Relevant Education / Credentials
stage hypnotist , hypnotist for 30 years.
Years Experience: 30


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Relevant Education / Credentials
30 years perfrorming
Years Experience: 30