Gilan Gork is a renowned mentalist who specializes in showcasing these abilities in the most entertaining ways, either with an interactive performance piece or one of his motivational leadership talks.
As a youngster Gilan taught himself to read before other children his age so that he could study books on the art of magic. Before his age even reached double digits he was being trained personally by professionals in the 'allied arts'.
By the age of twelve Gilan began to perform professionally, primarily at birthday parties and restaurants. Despite still performing magic and illusion at this stage in his life, these early years afforded Gilan the opportunity of interacting with a myriad of people every single day. These frequent exchanges invited Gilan's natural intuitiveness to come to the fore and before long he started to crack the code to his audience's minds, grasping techniques which would later result in Gilan's uncanny abilities of thought-transferal and seeming mind-control. Gilan did not comprehend the true nature or power of these skills until he vacationed with his family at the age of sixteen. At their holiday resort he met a hypnotist who lent him a book and who introduced Gilan to a local mentalist who imparted to him an old spiral-bound book full of ideas and techniques on mentalism. It was on this holiday that Gilan began to understand the path in which he could develop his abilities - to leave magic behind and venture further into the world of the mentalist.
After a couple of years of sharpening his rapidly developing expertise, Gilan entered a major competition held by the prestigious Johannesburg Magic Circle. There were dozens of competitors, all of whom were magicians and illusionsists, except for Gilan who came prepared with his personally developed show titled 'Thought Travels Quicker than Light'. Gilan scooped first place after having read the minds of randomly selected volunteers, controlled their thoughts and even predicted what they would say or do in advance.
From thereon, and to this day, Gilan continues to hone his abilities through his personally developed network of international mentors, whose expertise lay in the fields of mentalism, theatre and creativity.
Today, Gilan's shows and talks have taken him around the world, although admittedly he enjoys focusing on adding value in his home country of South Africa. He is realizing his hopes and dreams - amplifying the power of the mind, extending human potential and traveling beyond imagination. He has a knack of drawing his audiences into a unique atmosphere of entertainment, disbelief and inspiration. His suave charisma combined with powerful presentation continues to elevate his art of Mentalism to internationally peak performances.
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