Philosophical Illusion can now be explored in a unique and interactive performance!
“If there’s any magician today who can be compared to the spellbinding Eisenheim in the film “The Illusionist,” it’s James David Parker. As with Eisenheim, there’s something otherworldly and Victorian about James, as if he’s still in touch with the timeless mysteries that others have forgotten about. And like Eisenheim, James blends magic with metaphysics, illuminating it all with a profoundly moral vision.”
Dr. Greg Goode, internationally recognised and certified philosophical practitioner, world-renowned author on western and eastern philosophy, and a student of the mysterious arts.
James David Parker apprenticed in philosophy and the conjuring arts from a young age, always asking the big questions about life and embarking on his journey of discovery. He then traveled onward to meet a long list of thought-leaders where he studied with them and was imbued with the depth of philosophical ideas and insights. He is well known for his demonstration of “The Philosophical Illusion,” using his sleight-of-hand artistry and mentalism to present the historical tradition of philosophy entertainingly.
James has a unique ability to captivate and integrate illusion, elegant music, aesthetics, and storytelling. James uses conjuring to express philosophy and adapt to different audiences. Some examples are the exploration of traditional, romantic, and classical art, western idealism, eastern and western philosophy. These are performed in James’ different performances, presentations, courses, lecturers, and Zoom.
“A Magical Sage”
David Ellzey, best-selling author, coach, speaker, seminar leader, transformational performer, and expert on philosophical counseling.
His learned, philosophic study of the art of sleight-of-hand and mentalism has helped him to explore these aspects in our ordinary perceptions for the improvement of professional organisational and company relationships.
When ‘de rigueur’, James now entertains guests using philosophy. He has created this process of art called ‘philosophical illusion’ and performs this at unique occasions when it is ‘comme il faut’.
James uses the art of conjuring as an instrument to compose the best philosophical experience. His conjuring and illusion reflect many ancient and fresh perspectives on different philosophies for universities, institutions, and organisations. James’ style certainly resembles that of a Stoic sage. His presentation is based on the perfection of reason, intelligence, and wisdom.
“I must go beyond the dark world of sense information to the clear brilliance of the sunlight of the outside world”