“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon — instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”
Greetings Magical Friends,
Abbi here, checking in from the House of Mystery… I am thrilled to announce that my new CD project, Fire of Creation has returned from the printer and has officially been completed. I’m exceedingly grateful to everyone who helped with the kindling of
this fire. I have had a limited number of Fire of Creation CDs printed, and they’re now available on our website. My music, as many of you know, is a techno-tribal revival of drumming, chanting, lush synth beds and trance grooves. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
MYSTERIES OF THE EAST
Tao Te Ching, chapter 11
Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes which make it useful.
Therefore profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.
Sometimes it’s the space that is in between the days of our busy schedule that I find most productive and useful.
Today, I’m sitting here, reflecting in our home while Jeff is currently in Japan. I’ve been enjoying spending time cultivating the rose garden, and have been diving into my music practice. I will rendezvous with Jeff for a tour of Taiwan later this month, for a big international magic conference and television show he’s shooting over there. We will be performing our full evening show: JEFF MCBRIDE: MAGIC AT THE EDGE. After our time in Taiwan, Jeff will continue on to Malaysia for another week, and will be home just after Thanksgiving.
MCBRIDE IN SAN FRANCISCO
November 29th and 30th
Jeff will be sharing his magic with all of our friends in San Francisco, sponsored by Misdirections Magic Shop. You can find information at: http://www.misdirections.com/calendar.html or by writing to Misdirections’ proprietor, Joe Pon: Info@misdirections.com. Jeff will be doing a show / lecture and a one day Master Class.
We’ll look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming classes, lectures or shows! Until then, I send you my very best magical wishes!
QUICK NOTE FROM TOBIAS:
Thanks to all of you who have signed up for pre-orders of Beyond Deception! I expect delivery from the printer on Monday, November 19, and will be signing and sending out the pre-orders then. This means that if you want a personalized signed copy, you still have 4-5 days to get your order in by going to http://shop.yourmagic.com.
While you’re there, why not do some holiday shopping for your favorite magician. Jeff has several new products available, and more going up all the time!
With magical best wishes,
Tobias Beckwith (firstname.lastname@example.org)