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Craig  Karges

Craig Karges

Renowned Entertainer & Mentalist

Biography

Craig Karges is truly extraordinary! The “extraordinist” is an award-winning entertainer and mentalist, a nationally recognized speaker, and an author who has made over four thousand appearances in 17 countries on four continents and in all 50 states. He combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends, and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes! Read More >

Audiences may be mystified when it comes to understanding how he accomplishes what he does on stage but his popularity is no mystery at all. From the entertainment-oriented Tonight Show to the news-oriented Larry King Live, Karges has made over 40 national television appearances. You’ve also seen him on CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, CNBC, E! Entertainment Television, Lifetime Television, Wisdom Television, and even SOAPnet. The extraordinist has also starred in two one-hour television specials. The sheer number and diversity of Karges’ television appearances is indicative of his widespread popularity.

Performance, the international touring talent weekly, named Karges’ touring show “Experience the Extraordinary” one of the top five variety/family shows in North America. Karges was in good company as the list also included the likes of illusionist David Copperfield and “Disney on Ice.” Performance magazine called the extraordinist’s performance “the next era in mystery entertainment.” American Entertainment Magazine named him one of the top five variety entertainers on the corporate circuit.

From Sardinia to Singapore and from Cancun to Cairo, Karges’ performing schedule has taken him around the world, appearing at corporate events, theatres, universities, and casino showrooms. “No matter where I perform, I try to make my audiences feel they are a part of something they have never experienced before and hopefully will never forget. My goal is to entertain my audiences through the creation of mystery and to open their minds to unlimited possibilities,” he says.

In Craig Karges’ uncanny world, there is no smoke and there are no mirrors, just an engaging personality and a powerful presentation that will leave you with the overwhelming sense of having experienced something truly extraordinary.

Karges first became popular touring college campuses. He was named Entertainer of the Year six times by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). Past NACA award winners include Bruce Springsteen and Jay Leno. NACA’s campus membership also voted Karges as Variety Entertainer of the Year for 12 consecutive years. The independent Campus Activities Magazine named Karges Entertainer of the Year on four occasions. In addition to Entertainer of the Year, the magazine also named Karges Best Performing Arts Attraction, Best Male Performer, Best Solo Act, and Best Novelty Act. The extraordinist was the fifth inductee into the National Campus Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Even Karges’ peers find his work fascinating. He was named the top performer in his field worldwide by the international Psychic Entertainers Association. The National Speakers Association (NSA) honored him with the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation and the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award.

Karges says that he does not possess supernatural powers, nor does he claim to perform as a psychic or a magician. While he acknowledges that he is an entertainer, and showmanship plays a role in what he does, he insists that he does not prearrange anything with members of the audience. Skeptical? The extraordinist offers $100,000, payable to charity, if anyone can prove he uses stooges or confederates from the audience to accomplish his demonstrations.

McDonalds, AT&T, NASA, and the Mayo Clinic are just some of Karges’ clients. Corporations have relied upon the extraordinist and his unique abilities not only to entertain their employees and clients, but also to motivate them. “Ordinary people are capable of extraordinary results because we all possess extraordinary capabilities. I communicate that message both verbally and visually,” Karges says.

In a shift from entertainment to empowerment, Karges created “Ignite Your Intuition.” This one-of-a-kind presentation does more than simply amaze and entertain. Participants learn memory techniques, their intuition is tested, and they are taught how to tap into their subconscious to enhance creativity, intuition, and decision making. “Ignite Your Intuition” allows participants to experience greater personal power and achieve success more easily. This popular presentation led Karges to publish his first book, Ignite Your Intuition.

His second book, The Wizard’s Legacy: A Tale of Real Magic, marked his debut as a novelist. The Wizard’s Legacy is a work of inspirational fiction that uses magic as a metaphor for life’s mysteries and documents the student-teacher relationship Karges had with his enigmatic great-uncle Alain “Doc” DeLyle, who taught the extraordinist his special brand of magic of the mind.

Karges’ third book, Extraordinary Tales: Stories from the Road, is a celebration of 30 years on the road. The book consists of 24 short stories gathered from around the world and is one part travel memoir and one part encyclopedia of the paranormal and the extraordinary. Read Less ^

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Experience the Extraordinary

Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes! Read More >

Using total audience participation, Karges dazzles the mind as he challenges you to question what is real and what is unreal. You don’t just watch this presentation, you experience it! He baffles, mystifies and thoroughly entertains the audience and then, at the end of the presentation, when he has them in the palm of his hand, he delivers a powerful message concerning the potential of the human mind. “Experience the Extraordinary” is business theatre and motivational entertainment at its best! Read Less ^

Ignite Your Intuition

In a shift of focus from entertainment to empowerment, Craig Karges created “Ignite Your Intuition.” This one-of-a-kind presentation does more than simply amaze and entertain. Participants learn memory techniques; their intuition is tested; and they are taught how to tap into their subconscious minds to enhance creativity and decision making. “Ignite Your Intuition” is a hands-on, interactive session that awakens participants to the possibility of reaching their full potential while experiencing greater personal power and achieving success more easily.

The Wizard's Legacy: A Tale of Real Magic

Extraordinary Tales: Stories from the Road

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