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The Forum Presents James Mapes and ‘An Experience of Mind Magic’

Imaginologist James Mapes

The Forum will present an evening with James Mapes: Master of the Imagination at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at Prior-Jollek Hall on the Antilles School campus. All proceeds from “An Experience of Mind Magic” will benefit St. Thomas. Tickets cost $25, $10 for teachers and are free for students who have ID. They are available online at or at the following locations: Chelsea Drug Store (Red Hook), Medicine Shoppe (Havensight), Antilles School Administration Office and Frenchtown Deli.
Imaginologist James Mapes will perform a dazzling night of suggestion, non-verbal communication, misdirection, intuition, psychology, storytelling and just a little dash of magic.  It is “an exhilarating, life-enhancing, mind-blowing, mystifying, fun and captivating exploration into the realm of the impossible.”

Considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on applied imagination, Mapes has been a student of human behavior for more than 40 years.  Since childhood, he wanted to make the impossible into the possible.  He performed his first magic show at the age of nine, attempted to hypnotize his brother at 12, and began acting at the age of 13. This has led to a life-long fascination with the subconscious.

As a performer and speaker, he is recognized for his ability to inspire, motivate and educate through fun and laughter, while always treating his participants and audience with dignity and respect as he enhances their unlimited potential and incalculable powers of the mind.

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Mapes ignited Broadway audiences with his critically acclaimed show, “Journey into the Imagination.” His performances have never failed to captivate his audience and win praise from the media, including the New York Times, Variety and the New York Daily News.

Mapes is the best-selling author of the “Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owner’s Guide to the Mind” and “The Magic of Quantum Leap Thinking.” His new, web-enhanced book is “IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance.” 

Small meals, wine, water, tapas and desserts from Amalia Café will be served starting at 7 p.m. before the show and during intermission.   Visit The Forum at: Or email:

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