British mentalist, author and inventor
Al Koran (1914–1972) was a British mentalist, author and inventor. He invented the Ring Flite and popularised a version of the Bagshawe deck which became known as the Koran deck. Al Koran was the stage name of Edward Doe, who was a former hairdresser that turned professional magician/mentalist. During World War II he served in Stars in Battledress and later in the Parachute Regiment (United Kingdom). Al appeared many times on The Ed Sullivan Show. He emigrated to the United States in January 1969, first to Cleveland, Ohio, and then later settling in Chicago, Illinois. After his death from cancer, his ashes were handled by his friend and fellow magician Billy McComb.
In 1958 Fitness magazine wrote of him: "... he is as great a psychologist as he is a magician, and has lectured at Cambridge University and before many distinguished audiences. In its relation to physical health, he believes that fitness of the mind plays an all-important part."
If you would bring the magic out of your mind - the magic which will transform everything - you must believe.
There is no lack in the world. The lack is in you , and if you will stop seeking lack and stop thinking lack... you will make marvelous demonstrations.
Whatever your condition, you can be happy if you have the right attitude.
The world sums you up by the clothes that you wear, and treats you accordingly.
You can always make time to do the thing you want to do, if you want it enough.
Whatever you believe and mentally create, you can have.
Every time you think a thought it 'registers', and comes back to you according to the vibrations and wave lengths sent out from your mind.
You had to see yourself poor and think of yourself as being poor, or you never would have been poor.