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“My job is to make you forget your job”

Lots of positive feedback and pleasant shivers down your spine! I recommend very warmly!
— Terhi Puontila, Fonecta Oy

Mentalist Jose Ahonen offers you entertainment that will amaze even the most demanding audience, and takes you on a wild ride into the deep canyons of your imagination. An experienced showman, he engages his audience and leaves in his wake wonder, elation and the desire to be deceived again.

Jose is able to get his audience hooked, both on stage and on video. His YouTube video “Magic for Dogs” elevated him to worldwide fame, and subsequently his viral hits have acquired more than 50 million views. Among other acknowledgements, he was invited to shoot new videos for the Collective Digital Studio in Los Angeles. In Finland, Jose is a member of the “Scammers” group, which has made popular recordings and videos for radio and television.

Although Jose is best known as a magician and a mentalist, he also taps into his vast experience as a performer and utilizes his mentalist’s tools in professional training (in various psychological techniques and interaction skills provided to corporations and institutions). These lectures are entertaining, and provide easy-to-remember and actionable information that benefits all professionals to whom effective interaction skills are important.

Jose has co-authored a book, ”The Anatomy of Deception”, with fellow mentalist Pete Poskiparta

Jose is a member of the Psychic Entertainers Association, which has accepted as members only about 250 of the world’s best professional mentalists, hypnotists and other psychic entertainers. He’s also a member of the Finnish Magic Circle. Jose is also the founding member of Club Harha, the longest running magician’s club in Finland.

 

Mentalism & Magic

Mentalist Jose Ahonen offers you entertainment that will amaze even the most demanding audience, and takes you on a wild ride into the deep canyons of your imagination. An experienced showman, he engages his audience and leaves in his wake wonder, elation and the desire to be deceived again.


 

Think Like a Mentalist – Lectures & Speeches

Jose has provided training on interaction skills and wonders of the human mind to various professionals, including airport security staff and police officers, supervisors and sales clerks.


 

Public Shows

Most of Jose’s shows are private events, but you can also witness wonders of the mind in many public events. Check here for the locations of Jose’s upcoming public shows.


 
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Blog

Psychological curiosities, visual illusions, and meditations on the everyday life of a professional showman

Photos & Videos

Jose’s viral hit videos have millions of viewers on social media as well as TV channels around the world



 

The Anatomy of Deception book

Honesty is the best policy, yet we all lie in our daily lives. Who actually deceive us, and how, and why does it always seem so easy? What part of deception is even necessary for the functioning of our society, and the larger natural world, and when does a white lie become fraud? Two honest swindlers, mentalists Pete Poskiparta and Jose Ahonen, dig into the anatomy of deception along with various experts from diverse professions.

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MENTALIST & MAGICIAN JOSE AHONEN

Entertainingly relaxed Jose Ahonen, and his tricks executed with captivating finesse, made a lasting impression on our staff. The audience, consisting of professionals in the arts and media, have witnessed numerous evening shows of various kinds, but Jose was able to totally bedazzle this demanding group
— SUSANNA IHANUS, PRODUCER
An absolutely insane show! One man playing three roles: mentalist, magician and stand-up comedian. Even the next day, our guests were still expressing their gratitude for an incomparable performance.
— Emmi Sipilä, project manager, Kouta Media Oy

Among others, these organizations
have trusted Jose’s professionalism

 

 
The demeanor of Jose Ahonen somewhat resembles that of his American colleagues, but his artistry left the audience totally mesmerized. A real entertaining artist like Jose Ahonen enchants his audience and is able to create and maintain this atmosphere of enchantment with absolute control. I recommend warmly.
— Markus Issakainen, head of sales, Lufthansa Oy

MENTALIST JOSE AHONEN - THE HEADLINER

”The Headliner” show takes you into the world of mentalism and mind control in an experience that will leave you confused yet laughing. Jose Ahonen, a master of psychological magic and reading of people, leads the audience through suggestion and mind reading, leaving them gasping for breath and questioning their own senses. Interactive, funny, astonishing and unique entertainment that has to be experienced in person! Duration approx. 30 min.


Jose has a wonderful abitity to take over even very demanding venues. I recommend warmly, Jose is easy and pleasant to work with!
— Hanna Romo, Tampere theater summer

THE MINGLING MENTALIST – WONDERS UP CLOSE

In the event Jose will mingle with the guests, surprising them with the wonders of mentalism and magic. Someone will momentarily lose his wristwatch, a group of engineers will ponder the mystery of the bending spoon until the next day, and someone will announce that he will stop drinking because he is apparently hallucinating. At the same time Jose, who is blessed with great social skills, will use his magic to make everybody feel good and welcome. You will remember the elegant Icebreaker for a long time


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Jose’s show was very entertaining and skillful magic. The performance held the audience in its grip from start to finish, and we followed it with astonished minds. I recommend warmly!”
— Heikki Tursas

THE MENTALIZING MASTER OF CEREMONIES

As a Master of Ceremonies, mentalist Jose Ahonen engages the audience and hosts the event with solid professionalism. The wonders of mentalism and psychological tricks that he performs between the formal commentaries give the event a structured rhythm and keep the audience alert.

I was especially amused in those situations where Jose converted even the most cynical critic into his biggest fan
— Frank Enlund, EVRY Business Solutions Oy
Jose Ahonen is able to not only get his audience to drop their jaws, in addition he has the ability to reduce the amount of cynicism among them.”
— Joonas Lepistö, news reporter, MTV3

THINK LIKE A MENTALIST! - LECTURES AND SPEECHES

How to better interpret people?

How our brains deceive us, and what can we do about it?

What are microexpressions and how can you read them?

How to modify reality using psychological methods?

How to motivate people effectively?

Jose has provided training on interaction skills and wonders of the human mind to various professionals, including airport security staff and police officers, supervisors and sales clerks. The lectures are custom designed for each target audience.

Jose has co-authored a book, ”The Anatomy of Deception”, with Pete Poskiparta. In addition, he provided expert advice for the content of another book, “The Everyday Mentalist”, especially on the chapter on microexpressions.

”Think Like a Mentalist” is an entertaining lecture full of practical information that will help you learn new things about yourself and others, as well as about effective interaction. This is no mumbo jumbo, but really incredible stuff about the wonders of the human mind.

Jose’s unique insights into the human mind will challenge you to rethink your own interaction skills and conventional wisdom.

Lectures and workshops can be negotiated 30 min – 6 hrs

Custom designed lectures on various topics, such as guerrilla marketing, motivation, team spirit, creativity.

In only a few hours, Jose Ahonen introduced our training staff in charge of air travel safety and security to the world of microexpressions and the fundamentals of their interpretation. A short training session gave us plenty of concrete knowledge and the tools to transfer this know-how into our work environment. There was no magic in this training, instead it combined theory and practice into a lucid package, delivered by an interesting professional.
— Matti Lehto, Head of Training, Finavia Oyj, Training Unit for Business Security
The lecture was hypnotically addicting, and even the most dedicated workaholics were able to forget their jobs for the while. The content was interesting and thought-provoking, and the subject could have held our attention even longer. It stimulated lively conversation that lasted for weeks, so one could say that it gave us something to think about and inspired us in a new way. Spotting microexpressions in the coffee room or at meetings has become a habit for us, and hopefully it will have a positive effect on the atmosphere at our workplace, like the lecture did. It was very matter-of-fact, not overly entertaining, and a great event for our professional development day.
— Karoliina Ratia, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

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PUBLIC SHOWS

Most of Jose’s shows are private events, but you can also witness wonders of the mind in many public events. Check here for the locations of Jose’s upcoming public shows.

1.2.2019 Iskelmä Bar, Gran Canaria

5.2.2019 Iskelmä Bar, Gran Canaria

15.2.2019 Mentalisti Jose Ahonen, Hauhotalo, Hauho -> LIPUT

28.2.2019 Kontulan kirjasto / Ilmainen

6.3.2019 Joku Juttu Siinä Oli, Kievari Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere. TAPAHTUMASIVU

13.3.2019 Joku Juttu Siinä Oli, Anniskeluliike Portti, Turku
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20.3.2019 Joku Juttu Siinä Oli, Sohwi, Jyväskylä TAPAHTUMASIVU

21.3.2019 Joku Juttu Siinä Oli, 60s Palaver, Joensuu TAPAHTUMASIVU

28.3.2019 Taikaa ja Teerenpeliä, Teerenpeli, Turku

25.4.2019 Suolaista & Magiaa hyväntekeväisyysillallinen TAPAHTUMASIVU

 
 
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THE ANATOMY OF DECEPTION

 
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Honesty is the best policy, yet we all lie in our daily lives. Who actually deceive us, and how, and why does it always seem so easy? What part of deception is even necessary for the functioning of our society, and the larger natural world, and when does a white lie become fraud?

Two honest swindlers, mentalists Pete Poskiparta and Jose Ahonen, dig into the anatomy of deception along with various experts from diverse professions. The book includes numerous exciting examples, from the smallest scams at the bar counter to successful billion dollar stings. What kind of person will cheat for real, and can you recognize this in advance. How is it possible that a skillful scammer is able to empty his victim’s bank accounts after only a few days’ acquaintance, and why is a billion dollar corporation able to practice illusionary finances for years before people around it wake up to reality? The answers to these questions, and many other cause-and-effect relationships that illuminate the world of deception, are being sought from psychiatrists, evolutionary biologists, and undercover police officers. After reading this book, you will be a little less likely to fall victim to deception.

The book is written in Finnish.

 
 
 

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