Jamie Salinas is one of the most sought out Magicians in the country. His Magic is not only amazing but suitable for all ages and environments from your living room to headlining at one of the nations hottest theatrical performing venues. He is an AWARD WINNER IN THE ART OF SLEIGHT OF HAND MAGIC with over twenty years experience!
Jamie began his magic career late in life compared to most Magicians. When Jamie was twenty years old, he witnessed what he considered to be the "The best Magic I have ever seen in my whole life!". Jamie is referring to his first visit to Magic Island in Houston, Texas where he saw Master Magician Lance Burton perform his award winning act. Mr. Burton had just won first place at the World Championship of Magic competition (FISM). It was this performance that created the spark that would become a lifelong obsession!
Jamie's magic has allowed him to perform for celebrities, royalty, American and foreign presidents, center court at an NBA game, the luxury boxes at the Super Bowl, American and foreign television as well as for Billy's birthday party in his living room! Now you can simply call Jamie to arrange a live performance!
Although I am known as Jay Schwausch to most, I was christened at birth as Gerald Wayne Schwausch. (Then later in life I was christened / knighted as Sir Knight Gerald Wayne Schwausch, Knight Templar.) I was born in Houston, Texas in 1960. By the time I had turned nine years old, I had already battled with one brain tumour and suffered through numerous devastating and traumatic epileptic seizures. The surgery for the tumor cost me approximately twenty to twenty-five percent of my hearing in my right ear. Despite these overwhelming adversaries at such a young age, I was determined to be normal and try to fit in like everyone else. However, the more I tried to be like everyone else, the more I realized that was just not my destiny. My destiny was to be one of those who were identified as the one who was a little different from everyone else.
I got involved at the early age of twelve in Vo Vi Nam meditation through my Kung Fu teacher, a Vietnamese Monk. That same year, I had first hand experience with self-hypnosis. My fascination with the mind - or more specifically, the power of the mind - started me on a life-time journey of mental exploration and enlightenment. This eventually led to my becoming a professional speaker, author and performer of what I call "Brain Hacking". Brain Hacking involves various subtle, yet very strong psychological principles, verbal and non-verbal communication, along with what I call "Perceptual Manipulation". Add to this the skills and techniques I have honed and sharpened over the years studying the various related "mental arts" and you have quite an interesting skill set.
I guess my greatest claim to fame, when it comes to my performing career, is that I have been the House Mentalist for Houston's famous "Magic Island" since 1992!