Marc Salem has been a student of the human mind for over 30 years. As an academic he holds advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University, and has been on faculty of several major universities for close to two decades. He is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on non-verbal communication. How the mind creates reality and meaning has been his major focus.
As a researcher Professor Salem has traveled the globe exploring the mind and its potential. He was a director of research at Sesame Street studying the development and nature of the mental process.
As an entertainer Marc has performed around the world, astounding and entertaining millions. His show MIND GAMES concluded two extended runs off- Broadway to both critical and popular acclaim. It was followed by a six month run at the legendary Century Theatre in Detroit. His show MIND GAMES AND ALL THE JAZZ broke all records at Feinstein’s Night Club at the Regency in New York and won the Backstage 2001 performer of the year award.
He has been featured on the Rosie show, The O’Reilly Factor, Montel Williams, Maury, CNN, and has been a frequent guest on Regis. His first one man network TV special, Marc Salem’s Mysterious Mind aired last year, with more to come. He has been a most sought after lecturer, teacher, and entertainer around the globe as he guides his audiences, through the potentials and possibilities of the mind.
MIND TOOLS, his Simon and Schuster book will be published early next year.
About Mind Games:
HE TAKES YOU TO THE OUTER LIMITS OF DISBELIEF. THE UTTERLY MYSTIFYING, BRILLIANTLY ENTERTAININGMENTALIST, MARC SALEM, Knows what’s on your mind….and proves it in an unforgettable, unfathomable program called MIND GAMES….Now back from triumphant sold-out runs on Broadway (2 months), London’s West End (2 months), Toronto (two months), and at the Edinburgh Festival ( run completely sold out by day 4).
The philosopher Rene Descartes wrote. “I think, therefore I am.” Marc Salem, with his Mind Games, might today change that to read, “I think, therefore I play.” Salem lays bare the very nature of thinking itself with breathtaking and audacious games, journeying deeper into the blending of the thought, judgment, emotions and perceptions that we call “the mind.”
What am I thinking? For as long as we have recognized the images we create inside ourselves as “thoughts,” we have wanted to communicate those thoughts to others. We do this through speech, writing, argument and art. This is public communication, but if we want to keep our thoughts to ourselves, we can; the writer John Donne said “No man is an island,” but we have always assumed that our thoughts, at least, are our own. Until now.
Using psychological techniques, visual information, a sharp eye for human nature, a quick wit and 20 years of training, Marc Salem breaks that eternal lock on the mind. By opening that door, he raises fascinating questions that continue to excite philosophers and scientists today: What are our senses? How do we use our senses to make our reality? What if our senses can be fooled? What is the mind?
Working with the mind is often seen as the tortuous work of professors and scientists. Marc Salem plays “games” with the mind, allowing us to see our perceptions and ourselves in a new way, all the while having fun.
With his Mind Games, Marc Salem encourages you to become more open to your mind’s potential and to what we’re still learning about our perceptions. But remember the old joke: A man says of a politician, “He really has an open mind,” and his friend replies, “Yeah, wide open!” Nothing Mare Salem does is supernatural, and this guide was written only to challenge your mind, not to make it up for you. Have an open mind, but an active one: use sharp judgment when introduced to new ideas. Or, as Salem says, “Enjoy your mind and feed it often.” This guide, and Mind Games, will offer your mind a hearty meal!