Ian McCoy


Ian McCoy (www.ianmccoy.com) is a master magician and mentalist, a motivational speaker and teacher, a published author, a musician, singer/songwriter and a writer/journalist.

For over a decade he was one of California's top magical acts and performed all around the world for blue chip companies, Hollywood celebrities, a cruise line, Las Vegas hotels and thousands of private individuals. . He also set up magic classes and camps teaching children of all ages throughout the Bay Area of San Francisco. He relocated back to the UK seven years ago and has performed around Britain and on TV.

Ian is also a credentialed high school and junior college teacher in both the UK and USA. He has degrees in history and politics and post graduate degrees in education and theology. He is the published author of the book Magic in the Center : God Consciousness and You a work in Philosophy that examines the concept of the Soul. He has also developed an online environmental news and information service with his brother and sister called just4theplanet . Ian is lead writer.

Ian's keynote speech Magical Values is a call for people to be their best. It is truly inspirational and incorporates entertaining magic and mentalism to illustrate some perennial wisdom and motivate his audience.

In his Kindle books on the art of Mentalism and Mindreading, How to be a Mentalist , How to be a Mentalist II, How to be a Mentalist: Time Flies and In Mind, Ian takes his 35 years study and experience to teach this fascinating art. Every technique and performance has a video link. So as well as reading, the student gets to see both performances and live explanations.
His related book Memory teaches incredible techniques to develop your mind to it's full potential.

Ian has also published two books on the art of card magic under the title McCoy's Miracle's: World Class Card Magic and one book on mentalism with cards: McCoy's Miracles: World Class Mentaism with Playing Cards. As with his other work - they all have video links to performance and explanation.

Ian's book Angels: An insight into their Existence, taps his academic insights from theology, science, philosophy and history. It is a fascinating study.

Ian has two publications on the person of Jesus Christ.The Historical Reality of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ examines just that and argues that historians while agreeing with the historicity of Christ's life and death - have been blinded from the historical truth of the Resurrection by a philosophical stance that can not be justified. His other work Jesus Christ: Magic Man? examines the ministry of Jesus through his miracles.

In his book the Atheism Myth Ian gives a robust defence of Theism - as a response to the militant atheists led by Richard Dawkins.

Ian's largest and most ambitious project The True Magic: God, Mind, Consciousness and You is an all embracing piece drawing on all disciplines in defence of Theism.

Where to find Ian McCoy online

Where to buy in print



Spectacular Sleight of Hand Miracles 2
Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
More brilliant card magic from Ian McCoy. Seven masterpieces with video links to both performance and tuition. Spectacular professional routines for the serious practitioner. Best deal in magic.
Spectacular Sleight of Hand Card Miracles
Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
More world class magic from master magician and mentalist Ian McCoy. This publication offers his seven most recent creations which pack a massive punch and leave spectators lingering in a world of wonderment. You are not offered “good” card tricks - here is offered superb card magic learned from a lifetime of study. Video links to performance and tuition. Spectacular magic from a master.
McCoy's Miracles IV: World Class Close Up Magic
Series: McCoy's Miracles. Price: $6.90 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This fourth outing in the series McCoy’s Miracles is devoted to close up magic without playing cards. This is high calibre material that has been honed over many years Mr McCoy has been a professional magician and mentalist for 25 years – on both sides of the Atlantic. EVERY ROUTINE HAS A LINK TO BOTH A VIDEO PERFORMANCE AND A VIDEO EXPLANATION. World class material from a world class performer
In Mind 2: More Lessons in Mindreading and Mentalism
Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Psychology » Creative ability
In the second installment of In Mind, Mr McCoy offers seven more devastating routines of Mindreading and mentalism as well as instruction on the art of cold reading. Every effect has a video link to both performance and explanation - so you get the best of both worlds - the printed word and live performance and instruction. This is world class material from a master of his art- accessible to all
How to be a Mentalist IV: Professional Impromptu Mind Reading
Series: How to be a Mentalist. Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
A mentalist is a magician of the mind and creates a sense of wonder, amazement and awe in an audience. In this book you will learn some world class “impromptu” mindreading. All you will need for most of these devastating routines is a pen/pencil and a few business cards or pieces of paper.They are professional and stunning demonstrations -world class material - with video links.to to aid study..
How to be a Mentalist III: Professional Mentalism with Playing Cards
Series: How to be a Mentalist. Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
This fourth outing on the art of Mentalism by Ian McCoy is completely devoted to the use of the Devil’s playthings – the wonderful pasteboards – or as we commonly call them, playing cards. An incredible collection of professional routines from a master with full access to video performances and explanations. World class material for the serious student.
Fringe: intriguing scientific mysteries that don't make sense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,090. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Philosophy of Science
Science is the most splendid artefact of the human imagination. Beginning in the 17th century the scientific revolution set in motion profound discoveries such as Newtonian mechanics, electromagnetism, relativity and quantum mechanics. The world has been transformed. Science however has not solved all mysteries – indeed it has made the world more mysterious than it ever was.
McCoy's Miracles III: World Class Mentalism with Playing Cards
Series: McCoy's Miracles, Book 3. Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: British English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - Visual & Performing Arts
Incredible mentalism, mindreading and magic using only a deck of playing cards. Unlike his previous publications these pieces require no sleight of hand - and although of a professional nature can easily be learned by the novice. Each routine has a video link to both performance and explanation which in effect offers a free DVD which is an invaluable teaching. World class material easily learned.
McCoy's Miracles II: More World Class Card Magic
Series: McCoy's Miracles, Book 2. Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
More world class material from a master magician. Seven devastating routines that take the audience to that place of awe, wonder and astonishment. Video links to performance and explanation make learning easier and more enjoyable. This is magic for the experienced magician - but the author hopes that even the novice can learn much. These are not card tricks they are card magic at it's very best.
How to be a Mentalist: Time Flies
Series: How to be a Mentalist, Book 3. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
A multi phase professional mentalism, mindreading and magic routine - with access to video performance and instruction. A spectator thinks of a time and a card. Another spectator winds a watch blindly to a random time. The mentalist determines the time - while the thought of card disappears from the spectators hand and is found under the watch. When the watch is turned over it shows the same time.
McCoy's Miracles: World Class Card Magic
Series: McCoy's Miracles, Book 1. Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
Superb card magic learned from a lifetime of study. These are extremely commercial routines that always get a massive reaction. Video links to both performance to live audiences and explanations. There are also links to teaching the various “sleight of hand” techniques necessary for the execution of these powerhouse routines. In effect the student is getting a free DVD to world class magic.
How to be a Mentalist II
Series: How to be a Mentalist, Book 2. Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
A mentalist is first most an entertainer – a magician of the mind. The pieces offered in How to be a Mentalist II are of a professional nature. The author has been a professional mentalist and magician for 20 years on both sides of the Atlantic. Such information is usually offered by specialist outlets for very high prices. Full links to video performance/instruction to world class material.
The Atheism Myth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,240. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
In this fascinating study Mr McCoy explodes the great myths of Atheism and Philosophical Materialism, from the universe's origin, to the interface of science and religion, the mystery of consciousness and the presence of human ethics. He also demonstrates how the "New Atheism" of Richard Dawkins and others consists of weak arguments based on historical ignorance and strident self righteousness.
Jesus Christ: Magic Man?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
An examination of Jesus Christ through his miracles. Were they real? Were they tricks or even hypnotism? How did he do them? What do they reveal about the man Jesus? Professional magician and author Ian McCoy examines these issues and much more in this fascinating study.
In Mind: Lessons in Mind Reading and Mentalism
Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Would you like the ability to read other peoples’ minds? Predict the future? Give incredible demonstrations that would strike awe into any audience? In Mind - will give you this ability – guaranteed. With the popularity of the excellent American crime drama “The Mentalist” there has been a resurgence of interest in what may be termed “tricks of the mind”
Richard Dawkins The God Delusion: A Theist Response
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
In this interesting piece; the author argues that Richard Dawkins has failed in his attempts to put a good rational argument for atheism. The professor uses the rather feeble approach of setting up straw men only to dismantle them with great relish. These repeated mischaracterizations of faith do the atheist camp no favours. All it does is betray a vitriolic personal agenda.
How to be a Mentalist
Series: How to be a Mentalist, Book 1. Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
/ men- ta –list / noun “Someone who uses mental acuity, hypnosis and/or suggestion A master manipulator of thought and behavior” This is actually a good definition of what a mentalist is – but it is not a full definition. It is the definition given to a fictional character on a rather good American crime drama – “The Mentalist” - which follows the exploits of former "psychic" Patrick Jane.
Memory: Awakening the Giant Within
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Your brain is the most incredible thing in the known universe. It is a sleeping giant waiting to be awoken. It is the greatest thing in creation that you can and must nurture. This book will help you to nurture and improve dramatically Nature (or God’s ) greatest gift – your mind. Memory and it’s dramatic improvement is the key to this process.
Angels: An Insight into their Existence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,010. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
In It's a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra spun a tale of a bumbling helper of humans. In a more recent movie Nicolas Cage is one who falls in love with a lady. A famous pop singer is loving them instead. The Book of Genesis depicts them as doing strange things--mating with the daughters of men to spawn giants, for example, and wrestling with Jacob for no apparent reason.
The Historical Reality of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,840. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / History
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is either one of the most wicked, vicious hoaxes ever foisted on the minds of human beings-or it is the most remarkable fact of history. Examining all the available evidence Mr McCoy makes a compelling case arguing that many authors in the past and present have ignored the overwhelming evidence for philosophical reasons rather than sound historical ones.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ian McCoy

  • Loki's Path on Nov. 15, 2012

    A superb short novel - clever, uplifting and inspiring! This is a brilliant piece of fiction, a short novel that has a very clever plot and some great characters.I have just finished writing my non fiction book Angels: An insight into their existence and came across this piece. Unlike many stories involving our celestial friend which all too often are over sentimental, this one had a more real and gritty feel to it. Don't get me wrong, the emotion is always present (as the story entered it's denoument i had a massive lump in my throat) but there is also a very relavent backdrop and the author is able to weave in contemporary political and economic themes with great skill. All in all an intelligent, contemporary and uplifting piece of fiction. I can't wait for the next installment! (ps, With reference to a previous reviewer,I am very particular about spelling and grammer and found no problems - in terms of British English)