About Rod Robison

Rod Robison is a seasoned 35-year veteran of entertainment media – TV, radio, music, and stage. A popular Tucson, Arizona magician and mentalist for years, it was his fascination with illusion and how the senses are so easily deceived that led him to create his highly entertaining illusion show featuring mysteries of the mind – Mentallusions.

Capture Your Magic Moment

By |2018-07-23T14:00:22+00:00September 16th, 2017|Magic|

It was a miracle as far as I was concerned.  But then I was only three years old and I’d never seen a magic trick before.  Sitting across from my Uncle Bob at the wooden kitchen table in my grandparents’ house in Indianapolis, I was about to be introduced to the impossible. “Wanna see a [...]

Tucson Mentalist and Magician Authors Book on Deception

By |2018-07-30T13:20:55+00:00September 10th, 2016|Mentalist|

Tucson mentalist and magician Rod Robison will release his new book Unmasking the Masquerade: Three Illusionists Investigate Deception, Fear, and the Supernatural,  in the fall of 2016. The book is co-authored by two other magicians, Toby Travis and Adrian Van Vactor, who, with Robison, have been performing professionally for over 70 combined years.  All three [...]

Testing Psychic Phenomena

By |2016-05-28T09:04:28+00:00May 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

For well over a hundred years psychic investigations have examined claims of everything from spoon bending to remote viewing to foretelling the future. Some experiments seemed on the surface to be promising. But replicability, the ability to repeat the same experiment and get the same results over and over, has been a problem. As with [...]

Houdini and Doyle: The Psychic Odd Couple

By |2018-07-10T12:55:11+00:00May 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the early 20th century’s most famous promoter and staunch believer in spirit mediumship. If Conan Doyle had an arch nemesis, it was Harry Houdini, the world-famous escape artist turned medium-buster. So it came as quite a shock to their fans when the two men became friends. Conan [...]

The Birth of a Magnificent Deception

By |2018-07-10T12:55:11+00:00May 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

As a mentalist – or as I like to say, “thought reader” – I’ve always been intrigued by claims of the paranormal. Being skilled in the art of deception, I’m afforded a unique perspective on these claims. For me, one of the most fascinating so-called “paranormal” events took place in 1848 in a tiny burg [...]