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Paul Draper


Paul Draper is an anthropologist, magician and mentalist who has traveled the world in search of magic and mysteries to bring you his show, “Mysteries of the Mind”.

As an expert in his field, he has appeared on several TV networks, including the History Channel, A&E, HBO, Hallmark, Travel Channel, and HGTV. Some of his recent TV appearances include: Hell’s Kitchen, Pawn Stars, Ghost Adventures, Mindfreak, and House Hunters.

Draper has also been featured in articles for Psychology Today, Glamour Magazine, Parade Magazine, Becker’s Hospitals Review,, Disney’s Family Fun Magazine, and many guest contributions for the AP and AOL News.

Paul Draper has lectured at Yale University, Apple Cupertino Headquarters, The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and The Magic Circle in London. As a respected Las Vegas entertainer, Paul has performed in “Applause” at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino and hundreds of shows at the Venetian Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.


Paul Draper Mental Mysteries

Based on his show, “Mysteries of the Mind”, Paul Draper was chosen as the 2014 Merlin Award winner for Best Corporate Performer by the International Magician’s Society.

In addition to his corporate shows and lectures, Paul Draper is frequently called upon as an expert in fields ranging from magical history to human consciousness. As an anthropologist and member of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Paul Draper pursues studies with Native American ghost dancers, South American cannibals, and spiritualists.

Strolling Magic and Mentalism for Corporate Events:

Banquets, cocktail parties, hospitality suites, and anywhere people gather.

Paul Draper’s Strolling Magic and Formal Close-Up Magic have been featured at the Venetian Hotel and Casino for their private High Rollers, as well as at major corporate events for Kodak, JVC, Apple Inc., Smith & Wesson, Northrop Grumman and seen internationally on the Oxygen network, HGTV’s House Hunters program, Comcast and the WB.

Paul Draper mingles with your guests or is stationed at an elegant table, performing close-up magic for two to twenty guests at a time as they are gathered in groups or seated at their table. This entertainment brings people together and creates bursts of laughter and applause. Magic is presented within inches of the spectator and often in his or her own hands. Being close to the action makes the experience personal, memorable, and a great icebreaker that leaves audiences talking all night long.

Bring this world-class experience to your event. Magic with cards, coins, rope, and mindreading comes directly to your guests’ hands and right before their eyes.

Perfect for: Cocktail parties, hospitality suites, company parties, and holiday parties.

Paul Draper has performed at Disneyland, on Royal Caribbean Cruises, for Apple, T-Mobile, Meta/Facebook etc.  

October through December, 2022 shows took Paul from Hollywood-to-Miami-to-London and everywhere in-between. 

Here are his latest Demos videos: 

Stage Show:

Morning News:

Strolling 1 Grand America:

Strolling 2 Casino:

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