Robert Nelson

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Robert Nelson

Cover of Genii (1958)
BornRobert Alan Nelson
November 16, 1901
Columbus, Ohio
DiedFebruary 21, 1973 (age 71)

Robert Nelson (1901-1973), founder of Nelson Enterprises (and Bob Nelson's Magic Shop), specialized in mentalism.

Biography

He started Nelson Enterprises on February 10th, 1921.[1]

Nelson operated the "Voice of Destiny" radio program as Dr. Korda RaMayne for seven years and performed a crystal-gazing act as "RaMayne"

He helped organize the Howard Thurston IBM Ring, the Columbus Magic Club, and the Magic Hobby Club of Ohio (of which he served as president of all.)[2]

He was a prolific author of mentalism books.

Books

  • Sensational Effects (1928)
  • Super Mentality (1929)
  • Psychic Mysteries (1929)
  • Confessions of a Medium (1930)
  • Psychic Mysteries 1931 Tricks
  • More Effective Answers to Questions (1932)
  • Stage Hypnotism Course (1935)
  • Hellstromism (1936)
  • Technique of the Private Reader (1936)
  • Making Mindreading Pay (1936)
  • Nelson's Super Code (1937)
  • Visions of Tomorrow (1941)
  • Man and Wife Mindreading Act (1942)
  • The Miracle Deck (1942)
  • Encyclopedia of Mentalism (1944)
  • Sensational Answers (1944)
  • Musical Thoughts (1944)
  • Dante's System of Life Span Reading (1944)
  • Miracles in Mentalism (and Psychic Experimentation) (1945)
  • Hotel and Nite Club Mindreading (1947)
  • Super Prediction Tricks (with E.J. Moore) (1947)
  • The Ghost Book of Dark Secrets (1948)
  • Manual of Publicity and Exploitation (1948)
  • The New Dr. Q. Book (1948)
  • How To Book your Attraction (1951)
  • The Art of Cold Reading (1951)
  • Secret Methods of Private Reader (1953)
  • The Mentalist's Manual (1953)
  • TV Mentalism (1955)
  • Hypno-Trix (1956)
  • Projected Answers (1956)
  • Miracles of the Mind (1956)
  • Sensational Effects (revised) (1958)
  • Master Course in Hypnotism (1958)
  • New Dr. Q. Slate Routines (1958)
  • E.S.P. Brain Busters (1958)
  • Mentalism and Its Presentation (1959)
  • More Miracles in Mentalism (1959)
  • The Master Code (reprint) (1959)
  • Mental Exploits (1960)
  • Encyclopedia of Mentalism (3rd edition) (1960)
  • Club and Party Mentalism (1961)
  • Still More Miracles in Mentalism (1961)
  • Comedy Mentalism, Vol. 1 (1962)
  • Comedy Mentalism, Vol. 2 (1963)
  • Phantom Mindreader (1964)
  • Comedy Mentalism, Vol. 3 (1964)
  • Sensational Mentalism (1965)
  • The Horoscope Party Manual (1968)
  • Sensational Mentalism, Vol. 2 (1968)
  • The Last Book of Nelson : An Autobiography, Plus (1970)
  • A Sequel to the Art of Cold Reading (1971)
  • Sensational Mentalism, Vol. 3 (1972)
  • Commercial Mentalism (1972)
  • Sensational Mentalism, Vol. 4 (1977)

References

  1. Conjurers' Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, march 1946, page 30.
  2. By Thompson, Jr., J.G.. "My Best", 1945, p. 370
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