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MLMIA Entertainer of the Year Award

"I have been a fan of magic for some time, and I thought Your illusions were AWESOME!
You combined a great measure of illusion, comedy and good taste.  Our CEO and other senior officers were equally impressed."
David Oleksa, V.P.
Crysler First

CERTIFICATIONS
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National Guild of Hypnotists Certificate

National Guild Hypnotists Certification

American Institute of Hypnotherapy Certificate

Natjional Hypnotherapy board

Institute of Medical Hypnosis

Institute of Medical Hypnosis Self Hypnosis Course

Universal Life Church PHD



CARMACO ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS Presents

MAGICAL ENTERTAINMENT

PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATIONS
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The Magic of Hamilton

Hamilton's interest in and practice of magic began when he was eight years old as a result of visiting Disneyland with his parents and watching the magicians perform on main street. His father noticed and encouraged his prestidigitation infatuation by buying him magic books and tricks.

He began performing sleight of hand and parlor magic for family, friends, church and school carnivals in the amateur capacity by the age of 10. This continued on an amateur level into young adulthood.

Although his love for, and practice of magic continued on an amateur level, he never seriously considered pursuing it as a career until 1986 when opportunity knocked and found him waiting in the proverbial wings.

Hamilton recalls the event that launched his professional career in magical entertainment: "In 1984 I was an assistant manager of a large apartment complex in Glendale Arizona. We were attending a management training event one day, when I overheard one of the senior managers talking about an upcoming special entertainment event involving the Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona along with some of the Phoenix Suns" . . .

" He was saying that one of the acts for this event had canceled at the last minute and that they needed an act to fill in. I don't know what came over me but I knew I had to have that spot so I interrupted his conversation and stated that I could do some magic. They just kinda ignored me and kept on talking". . .

"One of them was smoking a cigarette so I reached out with my bare hand and snatched the lit cigarette from his mouth which got his attention. I then dropped the cigarette into my bare hand while they both watched from just inches away and vanished it. Their jaws dropped and one of them exclaimed "you do magic?" I said yes. He asked me if I would consider filling the spot. I told him I would check my schedule, smiled and said What do you know, I just happen to have an opening!" HAMILTON got the part.

Magic Rising Card"What stands out in my mind most is the fact that my magic act was one of the most popular in the entire show. I had no scripted patter, most of it was just ad-lib, I simply played off what the audience provided me with. Something I still do to this day. After the show I was approached by two or three people who asked me if I performed in Vegas. I remember thinking to myself that either they didn't get out much or perhaps I was better than I gave myself credit for, and if that were the case I wondered what could I do if I really took my magic seriously."

That was the turning point in HAMILTON's magical career, he has taken his magical skills of illusion and legerdemain seriously ever since.

Hamilton produces cage with doveBy 1988 Hamilton was performing for slightly larger venue, such as colleges, malls, fraternities, retirement resorts and community talent shows, audiences of all ages and types loved him. He also officially began his studies in hypnosis during this time.

By 1989 HAMILTON had produced his first large magic extravaganza in conjunction with Pepsi Cola and other noteworthy professional entertainers. The production was a success and soon HAMILTON was a featured guest on local radio talk and television shows. He was well received, highly regarded by audiences and the media and frequently called upon for repeat performances. HAMILTON's professional magical entertainment career had officially taken off.

Hamilton entered the night club and major corporate market in the early 90's his unique approach, theatrical creativity and professionalism caused the act to evolve and climb the ranks of quality venue rapidly. He performed for as much as $10,000 per show (plus expenses) for corporations such as U.S. West (now Quest), Allied Signal Aerospace, Chrysler Corporation, Honeywell and others. He was frequently called upon for repeat performances and repeat bookings with these corporate giants.

The rapid progression of Hamilton's entertainment career suffered a temporary setback in the mid 90's which forced him to rebuild his act, marketing materials and clientele.

By the year 2000 Hamilton had reconstructed his business, honed and refined his performance skills and now continues to present one of the truly exemplary and extraordinary, magical stage hypnosis entertainment packages of the 21st century.

Highlights of Hamilton's entertainment background

  • 1966 - Hamilton discovers and begins to practice magic as a result of visiting the magic shops at Disneyland.
  • 1968 - Hamilton begins performing magic on an amateur level for the general public. His main market is church carnivals, talent shows and birthday parties.
  • 1984 - Hamilton is recognized as a professional magician by the media and the public. He decides to pursue a career in magic more seriously.
  • 1988 - Hamilton teams up with Pepsi Cola to produce a large Magic Extravaganza. The show is a huge success and local papers write a favorable review. Hamilton goes on to produce a second magic extravaganza the following year. He begins appearing in various large community entertainment productions and receiving favorable recognition from the press.
  • 1992 - Hamilton begins performing full time for larger, classier venue. Large corporations, night clubs and fraternal organizations. Hamilton wins the corporate market by providing high quality magical entertainment and begins generating consistent repeat bookings and rave reviews.
  • 1993 - Hamilton performs at his first fair and gets favorable reviews. The fair invites him back four years in a row. Crowds grow consistently each year until Hamilton's show is one of the most popular of the fair, second only to the Top name musical entertainment. By the fourth year his photo appears on the COVER PAGE of the Fair Program and his major illusion/hypnosis is the grand finale act of the fair. The performances are a hit and draw a large standing room only crowds.
  • 1994 - Hamilton performs for his first casino.The Flamingo Hilton, Laughlin NV. Shows sell out before going to press and both audiences respond with unsolicited standing ovations. However Hamilton decides to focus his efforts on the corporate market.
  • 1996 - Hamilton experiences a temporary setback that requires him to rebuild his image, clientele and act.
  • 1998 - Hamilton returns to the major corporate and night club market. He begins performing monthly at the Elephant & Castle, a classy nightclub/resturant located in the Bellis Fair Mall in Bellingham Washington. Although he is told initially by the manager that stage hypnotists only last about 3 or 4 months before losing their popularity, three years later, Hamilton is still performing at the club, once a month to sold out crowds. The media interviews Hamilton for a featured article recognizing his unique show and extraordinary popularity. Hamilton leaves the Elephant & Castle voluntarily in 2001 to relocate to Las Vegas, once again ready to pursue larger venue.
  • 2001 - Hamilton is once again providing exemplary magical entertainment for top quality venue such as the Daito Corporation at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu Hawaii. Performing 3 large illusion/magic/stage hypnosis (hypno-magic) shows for crowds of aprox. 1000 each show.
  • And Beyond... Something Wonderful is Happening... Stay Tuned!

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Hamilton's hypnotic chair suspensionHamilton is first and foremost a professional entertainer. This characteristic alone, sets him apart from many of the stage hypnotists in business today. Many stage hypnotists are primarily hypnotherapists who attempt to entertain. Hamilton is a professional entertainer who uses hypnosis as a part of his overall magical entertainment package. Discriminating audiences and buyers of talent recognize and appreciate this important distinction.

Hamilton practiced clinical hypnotherapy for over eight years (1988 - 1995). During those eight years, he owned and operated two of his own hypnotherapy clinics. He was trained, certified and registered as a counselor as well as an advanced clinical hypnotherapist by the following hypnotherapy schools and organizations. With Hamilton, you can count on hypnotic entertainment that is extraordinary, positive, empowering and responsible.

  • 1987 - Began formal hypnosis training via his association with the Arizona Society of Professional Hypnosis. Served an initial six month apprenticeship at the Self Improvement Center under the tutelage of Alan Beckstead C.Ht. Completed and passed the ASPCH written test and demonstrated a live hypnotherapy session before the board utilizing a unique inferred induction technique, qualifying for board certification as a hypnotherapist.
  • 1988 - Began practicing hypnotherapy and stage hypnosis. Opened New Horizons Hypnosis Center in 1988. Continued studies with the Institute of Medical Hypnosis under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Preston MD where he completed the Advanced Specialized Course on Medical Hypnotherapy and later the Advanced Specialized Course on Self Hypnosis.
  • 1990 - Relocated to Phoenix Arizona to study and work with Dr. AlVera Paxson Ph.D.. C.Ht. of You-Nique Medical Hypnotherapy and New Thought Counseling Center.
  • 1991 - Continued apprenticeship under Dr. Paxson and studied with the American Hypnotherapy Training Center in Yuma, Arizona. Completed a comprehensive Religious Counseling curriculum resulting in ordination as a minister and a Ph.D.. in Philosophy & Religion. Completed requirements for Certification with the National board of hypnotherapy and hypnotic anesthesiology.
  • 1992 - Shifted focus from F/T hypnotherapy and P/T entertainment to the opposite.
  • 1997 - Completed further Hypnotherapy training and Certification with the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. Completed requirements for Washington State registered counselor status. Opened the Mind Spa Hypnotherapy Clinic in Washington State.
  • Presently - Registered and Certified through the National Guild of Hypnotists. Registered and Certified through the American Board of Hypnotherapy. Pursuing Hypno-Magic Entertainment Career aggressively.
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HAMILTON'S
Qualification - Experience - Background Highlights
  • 1966 - Hamilton discovers and begins to practice magic as a result of visiting the magic shops at Disneyland.
  • 1968 - Hamilton begins performing magic on an amateur level for the general public. His main market is church carnivals, talent shows and birthday parties.
  • 1984 - Hamilton is recognized as a professional comedy magician by the media and the public. He decides to pursue a career in magic more seriously.
  • 1987 - Began formal hypnosis training via his association with the Arizona Society of Professional Hypnosis. Served an initial six month apprenticeship at the Self Improvement Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Completed and passed the ASPCH written test and demonstrated a live hypnotherapy session before the board utilizing a unique inferred induction technique, qualifying him for board certification as a hypnotherapist with the ASPCH.
  • 1988 - Began practicing hypnotherapy and stage hypnosis professionally.
    • Opened New Horizons Hypnosis Center in 1988.
    • Continued studies with the Institute of Medical Hypnosis under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Preston MD where he completed the Advanced Specialized Course on Medical Hypnotherapy and later the Advanced Specialized Course on Self Hypnosis.
    • Hamilton teams up with Pepsi Cola to produce a large Magic Extravaganza. The show is a huge success and local papers write a favorable review. Hamilton goes on to produce a second magic extravaganza the following year.
    • He begins appearing in various large community entertainment productions and receiving favorable recognition from the press.
  • 1990 - Relocated to Phoenix Arizona to study under and work with Dr. AlVera Paxson Ph.D.. C.Ht. Of You-Nique Medical Hypnotherapy and New Thought Counseling Center.
  • 1991 - Continued apprenticeship and hypnotherapy practice with Dr. Paxson
  • 1992 - Hamilton begins performing full time for larger venue, corporations, night clubs, fraternities. Hamilton captivates the corporate market. Providing high class/quality magical entertainment. Generating consistent repeat bookings and rave reviews.
  • 1993 - Hamilton enters the fair market and gets very favorable reviews. The fair invites him back four years in a row. Crowds grow consistently each year until Hamilton's show is one of the most popular of the fair, second only to the Top name entertainment. By the fourth year his photo appears on the COVER PAGE of the Fair Program and his major illusion/hypnosis is the grand finale act of the fair. The performance is a hit and draws a large standing room only crowd. However Hamilton decides to continue to persue the Corporate and Night Club markets.
  • 1994 - Hamilton performs for his first casino.The Flamingo Hilton, Laughlin NV. Shows sell out before going to press and both audiences respond with unsolicited standing ovations. However Hamilton's focus remains on the corporate market.
  • 1996 - Hamilton suffers a temporary setback and is forced to rebuild his image, clientele and act.
  • 1997 - Completed Hypnotherapy training and Certification with the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. Completed requirements for State registered counselor status. Opened the Mind Spa Hypnotherapy Clinic in Washington State.
  • 1998 - Hamilton reenters the major corporate and night club market and begins performing monthly at the Elephant & Castle nightclub. Although he is told initially by the manager that stage hypnotists only last about 3 or 4 months before losing their popularity. Three years later, Hamilton is still performing monthly to sold out crowds. The media interviews Hamilton for a featured article recognizing his unique show and extraordinary popularity. Hamilton leaves the Elephant & Castle voluntarily in 2001 to relocate to Las Vegas, to persue the Casino Marketplace.
  • 2001 - Hamilton is once again providing exemplary magical entertainment for top quality venue such as the Daito Corporation at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu Hawaii. His focus turns toward the Casino Marketplace.
  • Presently - Hamilton is Registered and Certified through the National Guild of Hypnotists. Registered and Certified through the American Board of Hypnotherapy. Pursuing a Hypno-Magic Casino Entertainment Career aggressively. Something Wonderful is happening... stay tuned!
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