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Author, lecturer, wizkid, magician, musician, pro PUA, TV personality and an international cultural icon, entertainer Erik von Markovik hosted VH1’s The Pickup Artist, is the author of The Mystery Method: How To Get Beautiful Women Into Bed, and the world’s foremost expert in the art and science of social dynamics.

Mystery exploded onto the underground pickup and seduction scene in the late 1990s with his groundbreaking contributions to the art, and he was the first pickup instructor to offer live, in-field training.


An industry leader, Mystery has trained thousands of students all over the world, including a who’s who of the most respected pickup artists teaching today.


Mystery gained international prominence when his exploits were documented in Neil Strauss’ 2005 bestseller The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, and he has also been covered by a wide variety of media including CNN, Conan O’Brien, and The New York Times.

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