• PSYCRETS ~ British Society of Mystery Entertainers welcomes applications from

    both professional and competent amateur mystery performers internationally.

  • About psycrets

    About Us

    We are a purely private, not-for-profit and non-denominational society. We have no association with any organised form of occult practice, and operate a tolerant policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political views and any other category of social identity.


    The strength of in our Society lies in the diversity of members backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, interests, and talent. Our past successes and future hopes lie in our common bonds of interest and fellowship in the development, performance, and discussion of mystery entertainment philosophy and techniques, along with a wealth of associated topics.

    Aims & Objectives

    The Society aims to provide a formal space at least annually for mystery entertainers to share ideas and enhance the art of mystery performance. To that aim we sponsor a 'Tabula Mentis' event in the UK which includes lectures, discussions of effects, methods, tools of the trade, and the business side and trade in member products.


    On qualification of membership, each member receives :


    - Special membership card and lapel badge

    - Quarterly printed digest 'PSYCRECY'

    - Free promotional listing on our public website (not compulsory)

    - Access to members only web pages and a closed Facebook group.

    - Reduced rate access to Tabula Mentis, plus discounts and other bonuses relating to mystery entertainment products.


    Further benefit features are in the pipeline.


    PSYCRETS General Membership

    Levels of Membership

    Associate Membership


    An annually reviewed probationary award which is for those mystery entertainers gaining experience or yet to demonstrate satisfactory contribution to the craft. .


    The transition to Full membership may be achieved through demonstration of inclusion of a routine/effect in a printed or digital media publication or full product release, performance video or equivalent evidence. Alternatively a written application may be accepted for committee review, which is subject to a three month decision period.

      Full Membership


      Full membership is granted to mystery performers with a demonstrated record of achievement in the craft. 

      PSYCRETS Honorary Membershup


      Honorary Membership


      David Berglas

      The Griffin Award : Grand Master of Mystery (April 2008)
      Our highest level honorary award. In recognition of his lifetime of achievement in the world of magic, mentalism and mystery entertainment.


      Todd Landman

      The Phoenix Award : Chancellor of Mystery (Nov 2013)

      In recognition for his dedication and commitment in the co-founding and development of PSYCRETS British Society of Mystery Entertainers.


      Honorary members
      Banachek, Docc Hilford, Enrique Enriquez, Scott Grossberg, Sheila Lyon, Christian Chelman, Guy Bavli, Lior Manor, Prof B.C., Marc Salem and Luke Jermay.

      Sadly we lost Barrie Richardson in 2015

        Ongoing Membership

        Ongoing Membership

        Membership renewal


        Renewal is requested annually in July/August by email reminder and may be made either via PayPal button or cheque.


        Membership renewal will not be requested from newly qualified members if their start date is within three months


        Lapsed Membership


        Any member that fails to renew their membership within two months of renewal request will be considered lapsed and not be able to re-apply for membership with PSYCRETS for a period of 12 months. Those unable to pay should advise the Committee


        Any member that fails to renew their membership but subsequently wishes to re- apply will have to follow the same process as a new applicant, including payment of administration fees


        Our expectations are that  ....

        • All members  must protect the secrets that lie at the foundation of any form of mystery entertainment, including magical gimmicks and gaffs, principles of magic and misdirection, and other methods. The protection of such secrets includes any magical literature or any form of media produced to assist fellow magicians and mystery entertainers.
        • Whilst members have the right to express their own views, they must not imply, or allow an implication that those views are shared by the society.
        • Members should respect the originators of all effects through refraining from exposure of secrets. Members shall regard the originator of any effect or presentation of any effect as the sole property of the originator and must not copy or market it without written permission of the originator.
        • PSYCRETS respects the teaching of magic and mentalism as part of furthering the art of mystery entertainment, providing that it is done in a responsible and respectful manner and not outside the rules governing this society.
        • No knowledge or skills from magic or mentalism should be used by any member of PSYCRETS in the pursuit of any illegal ends.
        • All approved members are considered ambassadors of PSYCRETS and membership requires that they should not act in a way that creates any negative impression of the society. As such we expect professional behaviour  at all times and must not bring disquiet or disharmony to the group.
        • All new applications to PSYCRETS will be dealt with in fair and honest way. New members must follow the rules set by the committee and the committee will deal with each application in an honest, truthful and fair way.
        • In the absence of documentary evidence regarding status as a mentalist or mystery entertainer, members will carry the title of ‘Associate Member’ for one year, after which the committee will decide on full membership based on contribution to the society, evidence of public performances of mentalism and/or allied arts, publication of effects and books, and other suitable displays of commitment to mystery entertainment.
        • Any applicant will have the right to appeal the decision taken by the committee but no more than three appeals will be granted to any individual seeking membership 
      • New Member Application Policy

        PSYCRETS Membership Application

        Application Policy

        The minimum age acceptable for membership consideration is 18.


        Each applicant is requested to pay PSYCRETS the amount of £10 upon submission of a membership application form. This is a non-refundable amount to cover the time and administration cost involving each new application received.


        PSYCRETS will acknowledge receipt of each new member application form; decisions will be made known to the applicant within 28 (twenty-eight) days of application. This ensures the committee ample time to review, consider and process each application appropriately.


        Successful applicants will be required pay £45 for the first year of membership. This is to cover the cost of the membership materials subsequently supplied by PSYCRETS.


        Every new member will be granted “Associate Member” status for a minimum period of twelve months, with the exception of the applicant being a known personality such as: Television persona, Author of book/s or DVD’s on the subject of mystery entertainment or the originator of known effects.


        After a twelve month period an Associate Member may apply to the committee to be considered a “Full Member".


        Data Policy

        Form Data Privacy Policy


        We appreciate that all information on the application form is submitted to us in confidence. Be assured that this will only be used to fulfill our membership requirements and to communicate with you.  At no point will any information provided be disseminated for the gain of the Society  - and may only ever be disclosed in the exception of a request as part of a legal enquiry.




        1: Read Policies

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        Application form

        2: Complete Application Form

        Complete the following form fully

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        3: Pay Processing Fee

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        4: Society Review

        You will receive a response within 28 days

        Decision process

        5 : Decision

        We look forward to welcoming you ...

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