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Derren Brown


Lately our evening entertainment is everything Derren Brown. Derren Brown, for those of you who are not familiar with the name, is something as remarkable as an individual that has the ability to read, predict and control the human mind.
He is probably one of the most intelligent human being I've ever seen. Not just because of his talents, but how he uses them. We first saw him on TV when we were living in Copenhagen some 10 years ago, at that time he was first coming on to the television scene as a hypnotist, magician and mind bender. He would dazzle and impress the viewer with his skills, but simultaneously teach us that it was not magic, just excellence at predicting the human mind, knowing how to work with hyponosis and subtle impressions to make it follow his lead. After that first introduction we haven't heard or seen anything from him, since we live without a TV, but now thanks to Youtube we've been able to plow through many of his one hour specials and I am floored! This guy could be described as an example of the possibility of human evolution. His skills are mind boggling but the exciting thing is how he uses them. This guy who could do absolutely anything with the talents he posesses, he could be a sucessful thief, get to the top of the political food chain, get laid every hour of every day... he is a person who could live all our wildest dreams because of his abilities, but instead he is using his popularity and enigma to educate. To show us how easily influenced the human mind is, how our free will is more of a theoretical scenario and how that can be used to in very subtle ways control our opinions and behaviours. He also uses his television spotlight to shine a light on those unseen, on those in the background, and shows us how anyone can thirve and feel confident when given the chance. In short, he is using his very bankable skills in an intelligent and compassionate way. An admirable man and a great entertainer.

So whether you are into really great entertainment or are interested in the workings of the subconscious mind, have a look at some of his stuff. It's really captures the imagination.

The great art robbery- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27wxcYhvtFQ

Hero at 30,000 feet- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg8S9yBlRFM

The experiments: The game show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scOJqyiYVtk

Messiah- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT3izBQfh5M

Enjoy! 

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