Exploring Magic and Meaning

“The word ‘magic’ is out of fashion, though its spirit was never more widely diffused than at the present time. Thanks to the gradual debasement of the verbal currency, it suggests to the ordinary reader the production of optical illusions and other parlour tricks. It has dragged with it, in its fall, the terrific verb, to ‘conjure,’ which, forgetting that it once undertook to compel the spirits of men and angels, is now content to produce rabbits from top hats.”
– Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism

Greetings all,

Putting meaning back into magic is very important to me. So much so, that I put a great deal of energy into creating events that will, hopefully, elevate the art of magic. This month, I am proud to be hosting our Mystery School reunion, that we call The Magic and Meaning Conference.

Our special guests this year will include:

Internationally acclaimed modern mage and corporate alchemist George Parker, who will teach us how to infuse our magic with powerful metaphors that relate to the business and corporate world. George has an unusual ability to empower his audiences with his philosophy of life and magic.

Dr. Lawrence Hass, award-winning author who is currently writing a monthly “Theory and Art of Magic” column for MAGIC magazine. He is the author of a brand new book, Transformations, and will be presenting “Heidegger & The Experimental Roots of Magic.” It will be a thought-provoking and discussion generating talk.

From the UK, Jon Randall, editor of Pentacle magazine, the UK’s leading independent Pagan magazine — will be presenting FRAUD! An expose of fraudulent mediums and sham psychics.

Tobias Beckwith has just finished his new book, Beyond Deception, and will be presenting a workshop based on its extraordinary content.

Also, Father Daniel Rolland and many of the Mystery School alumni will be on hand. Of course, Eugene Burger, Dean of the Magic and Mystery School and author of Magic & Meaning, one of my favorite and most-recommended books, will be joining us.

To read more about Magic and Meaning, please go to:
http://www.magicalwisdom.com

Master Class for Mentalists
… is sold out, and there is a waiting list for next year. Thank you Tobias, Abbi, Eugene, and Ross Johnson for hosting yet another great magical adventure.

Other Events in Las Vegas
Our good friend Sheila Z, is an accomplished author, teacher and spiritual life coach. Sheila’s energy and angelic presence touches everyone around her. She is coordinating the Intentional Wellness Conference on October 20th. If you’re interested in creating opportunities for wellness and health in every area of your life, check out this link for more information:
http://www.intentional-wellness.com.

Coming Next Museletter:
Wolf-boy Jeff returns!!

Enjoy the Fall…

Jeff & Abbi

PS
For those of you that are interested in ritual fire magick, check out Fall Fest at vegasvortex.com in the events section, or take a look at this clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSjnq_ALNVY

AND A NOTE FROM TOBIAS:

First, let us make a correction: In a previous Museletter, we listed Michael Carbonaro as one of the magicians who helped us entertain audiences before the shows at Trump Marina in Atlantic City. While Michael is a good friend and terrific performer — he wasn’t there. It was MARK Carbonaro, who was in town for the master class that week. Thanks to Mark!

Further: I’m excited. My book Beyond Deception: The Theory and Technique of Creating Original Magic, is at the printers, and we’re putting it up on the web site this week for special “pre-orders.” I’ll be signing each copy that is pre-ordered with a personal note to each person who has ordered that way. Although all copies of the book bought through our site will be signed, only those pre-ordered will get the personalized signing. I expect to be shipping by December 1st. Many thanks to Jeff, Eugene, Bob Fitch and all the others who have helped me make this book the best it can be! We’ll include a short excerpt from the book in an upcoming Museletter.

Wishing you all a magical October!

Tobias

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