“The goal of the teacher is to create students who will transcend their teacher.”
— Eugene Burger
All is well in Las Vegas. My intention in these monthly letters is to share with you some of the adventures I have had, and insights I’ve gained during my travels around the world.
Some say life is the people you meet and the books you read. Well, today, you would have to add “and the DVDs you watch” to this list. Everywhere I travel, I meet magicians of all ages, many who started their training in magic with my Stage Magic DVDs. I am honored and flattered that they consider me “their teacher.”
Recently, we took the time to gather the best collection of my DVDs together. Here is a new look at my own favorites.
McBride’s Stage Magic – A Trilogy of Trilogies
We have just begun to bundle this set together – and so you can be one of the first to see the clip that Jordan Wright just finished in order to promote the new bundle!
The chain of magic holds strong, as the students honor their teachers. Eugene Burger is my magic teacher. Look what he wrote about me!
Some Random Thoughts and Questions about Jeff McBride …by Eugene Burger.
Raves for Squeak Technique
For many years, I have studied the classics of magic. I’ve taken the very best of what I know about the classic Bowl and Ball routine, and put it all in my new project. Word is starting to get out and the reviews are sensational!
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
The fact that we had no idea about what we were doing didn’t stop us from doing it! Over a year ago, we started our weekly show on the internet. Now, Mystery School Mondays has grown into a vibrant magic community, where, anytime of the day or night, you can find magicians around the world in our online classroom, sharing magic ideas and watching great magic.
Yes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are streaming magical wisdom direct to you!
You can always watch the streaming videos or catch up with back episodes online.
This March 15th will be a very special show. The entire faculty of the Magic and Mystery School will host this month’s festivities. Show up early to get a good seat, or tune in to mcbridemagic.tv and watch it for free online, starting at 8pm PST.
My Wife Abbi, dancing with the New World Rhythmatism Dance Ensemble at WONDERGROUND. She is soooo lovely!
The Magic and Mystery of Fire
I am the Fire and the union of opposites, I am the mystery, I am calling you in your dreams, I am bringing you home to me.
—Spinner & Magnus
Some of you know that Abbi and I fell in love at the fire. Every year, we host a gathering for kindred spirits, who love to play music, make magic and camp in the desert.
MAYFIRE 2012, May 1-6, Valley of Fire State Park (near Las Vegas, Nevada)
Registration is now Open!
See you on tour, or in the desert!