Richard Osterlind

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'''Richard Osterlind''' (born March 6, 1948) is a mentalist who has been performing for more than 35 years around the world.  He is a speaker, author, teacher of magic and mentalism and creator of many magic effects.  {{Infobox person
 
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Osterlind was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and lived there until he was nine years old, when his family moved to Ansonia, Conn.  He later lived in Danbury, Conn., while he worked on a music major at Western Connecticut State College.  He and his wife, Lisa, live in Kentucky now.
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Osterlind's budding magic career began as a boy in Connecticut, after he received a couple of magic kits as gifts, including a Sneaky Pete Magic Show. From his boyhood days, Osterlind has performed magic and mentalism, sometimes referred to as mindreading.
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== Early Career ==
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While performing as a drummer in a rock band named Merlin, Osterlind would perform stage illusions.  The band opened, for a time, for a hypnotist, and Osterlind would watch him work.  He eventually tried, successfully, to hypnotize a band mate, which ultimately, after further study, led to him being hired for hypnotism shows.  To this day, he sometimes performs a stage hypnotism show after one of his mentalism shows.
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Throughout his career as a keynote speaker, a featured artist at trade shows and private functions, Osterlind has spoken to and performed for business leaders, sports stars and politicians, like the late President '''Gerald Ford''' and former Connecticut governor, '''Lowell Weicker'''.
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== Recognitions ==
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In 2006, Osterlind was awarded the prestigious Milbourne Christopher Award for Contributions to the Art of Magic.  He appeared on the cover of "The Linking Ring", the official publication of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, in February 2008.
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== Books ==
 
== Books ==
 
*[[Osterlind Breakthrough Card System]] (1983)
 
*[[Osterlind Breakthrough Card System]] (1983)
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*Mind Mysteries Guide Book - Volume Five: Mind Mysteries too Between the Lines
 
*Mind Mysteries Guide Book - Volume Five: Mind Mysteries too Between the Lines
  
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== Videos ==
 
*[[Easy To Master Mental Miracles Volume 1]] (2005)
 
*[[Easy To Master Mental Miracles Volume 1]] (2005)
 
*[[Easy To Master Mental Miracles Volume 2]]
 
*[[Easy To Master Mental Miracles Volume 2]]
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*[[Richard Osterlind's Mind Mysteries Too Volume 6]]
 
*[[Richard Osterlind's Mind Mysteries Too Volume 6]]
 
*[[Richard Osterlind's Mind Mysteries Too Volume 7]]
 
*[[Richard Osterlind's Mind Mysteries Too Volume 7]]
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Richard Osterlind (born March 6, 1948) is a mentalist who has been performing for more than 35 years around the world. He is a speaker, author, teacher of magic and mentalism and creator of many magic effects.
Richard Osterlind
BornMarch 6, 1948
Bridgeport, Conn.

Osterlind was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and lived there until he was nine years old, when his family moved to Ansonia, Conn. He later lived in Danbury, Conn., while he worked on a music major at Western Connecticut State College. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Kentucky now.

Osterlind's budding magic career began as a boy in Connecticut, after he received a couple of magic kits as gifts, including a Sneaky Pete Magic Show. From his boyhood days, Osterlind has performed magic and mentalism, sometimes referred to as mindreading.

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Early Career

While performing as a drummer in a rock band named Merlin, Osterlind would perform stage illusions. The band opened, for a time, for a hypnotist, and Osterlind would watch him work. He eventually tried, successfully, to hypnotize a band mate, which ultimately, after further study, led to him being hired for hypnotism shows. To this day, he sometimes performs a stage hypnotism show after one of his mentalism shows.

Throughout his career as a keynote speaker, a featured artist at trade shows and private functions, Osterlind has spoken to and performed for business leaders, sports stars and politicians, like the late President Gerald Ford and former Connecticut governor, Lowell Weicker.

Recognitions

In 2006, Osterlind was awarded the prestigious Milbourne Christopher Award for Contributions to the Art of Magic. He appeared on the cover of "The Linking Ring", the official publication of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, in February 2008.

Books

Videos

References

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