YOUR mind is the KEY that can set you FREE!– Houdini
Magicians are masters of metaphor.
Every time an illusionist breaks free from his chains, or vanishes a tiger, they are reminding us that we can “escape reality” or that we can “make our fear disappear.”
Remember my friends, YOU are the alchemist and can transform your FEAR into POWER!-Jeff McBride
Did you know that learning magic can help many people overcome life’s challenges?
The study and performance of magic can help you
Emotions, stress and fear are the great chains that hold us back from succeeding. Today I will share with you the secrets and the wisdom of great teachers on how you can break these chains that hold you back for getting ahead in life.
1. How to Overcome Fear
Houdini was more than an illusionist. His ESCAPES were a symbol of hope and freedom. Houdini reminded us that fear and the chains that hold us back can be broken. Houdini was famous for the saying: ” The mind is the key that will set us free!”
2. HOW TO MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS
How to Become More Optimistic
3. How to Eliminate Stress
The above listing was collected from Geoffrey James recently published book, Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know.
For the past 25 years, we have had a few magic students step up to take the next step in their careers. We are now the worlds leading magic education facility.
YOU are invited to join us at the Mystery School in Las Vegas for our most magical offering.
THE MCBRIDE MASTERPIECE SERIES
The inside scoop is here:
Thursday Oct 15th – You are invited to the BIGGEST magic party in Vegas! One night only! Never to be repeated – 3 BIG shows!
8PM – COMEDY MAGIC SHOW – Host: Abigail McBride
Eugene Burger – America’s Master Magician
Larry Hass – The Magical Philosopher
Joan DuKore – Comedy Magic
Stan Sieler – The Mind Hacker
Joe Atmore – Modern Mind Reader
Jeff McBride – Heroes of magic
9PM – PARLOR OF MYSTERY – Host: Christian Diamond
Stan Sieler – The Mind Hacker
Matt Black – Bad Boy of Comedy
Elliott Hitchcock- His Amazing New Haunted House
10PM – STAGE EXTRAVAGANZA – Host: Jeff McBride
Circe – Cuba’s Favorite Female Magician
Jeff McBride – A new work:”The Last Mask”
Joan DuKore – Comedy and Magic
Luna Shimada – Sensual Sorcery
Xavier Mortimer – The Great Artist From France
Plus: The New World Rhythmatism Dancers, Bar Magic, Scott Steelfyre, Iam Creed, and Randilyn. Psychic Sideshow with Alan Scott, live art with Areeya and many more surprises and special celebrity guests!!
Abbi and I hope to see you in Las Vegas very soon…hey, life is short! What are you waiting for?
What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.
October has arrived, and harvest time is near! For those of us in love with the fine art of magic and magical performance, that means many things. One of those, of course, is that the holiday season, with all its parties and other celebrations is coming on fast—and that means many opportunities to perform. It also means we are coming up on International Magic Week, that final week of the month leading up to Halloween, and a great time to generate publicity for the art, and for yourself as a magician!
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Those of us at The McBride Magic & Mystery School look forward to October each year, because some of our favorite events of the year take place then. Jeff and Mario Morris conduct their annual “Focus on Street Magic” class from Oct. 9-11. Always a popular event, the class not only provides students with a safe space, guidance, and lots of real “insider knowledge” on how to succeed as a busker, but also takes them out onto the streets of Las Vegas. Some students even wind up earning more with their newfound knowledge while they are in Las Vegas than it costs them to be here!
The second big event of the month is our annual visit from Ross Johnson, for our “Master Class on Mentalism.” The class is, once again, sold out, and I can certainly see why. This year Ross has agreed to share some of his closely held secrets learned from the great Al Koran. Always an inspiring teacher, this is a very special gift made by one of our true living masters, and those attending are in for an exciting few days!
Finally, we have our annual “Magic & Meaning Conference.” For myself, at least, this is an annual “homecoming” event where so many of our magical community gather, and share their wide variety of experiences and insights from over the past year. Many of you who have attended have been coming to the conference for many, many years, and it’s always a joy to see you again! Our special guest this year is Max Maven, who was last a special guest for us back in the early 1990’s at one of the first Mystery School retreats, WAY back when we were still at our first home, the Ananda Ashram in upstate New York. Some of those who attended that session will again be with us this year!
As we approach our 25th year of offering experiential magical learning events, I feel we can celebrate our own special harvest; all of you who make up our ever-growing community. We are indeed thankful for all of you—your wisdom, support and continuing participation in our efforts! Whether you’ve attended one of our classes or other events, helped us by sponsoring “McBride Magic Experience” outreach events, watched our Monday Night Mystery School web-casts, or just read this Muselettler—you’re one of our inside champions, and we THANK YOU!
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
–Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860)
Our friend Leo Diaz is working with Dirk Arthur and his wild jungle animals at The Westgate.
It seems like many of our friends at our WONDERGROUND are appearing on the Penn & Teller FOOL US TV show!
CATHY LAVEAU – African American Female Magician
Our after-party seems to be taking on a life of its own. Join us after the WONDERGROUND show at our secret after-party location (just ask me in person—and don’t tell the muggles. It’s an insider secret!)
We are currently gearing up for all our autumn events at the Magic & Mystery School, and just wanted to check in and remind you about what’s coming:
Focus on Street Magic has become one of our most fun events. Each year it is hosted by Jeff and Marco Morris from October 9-11. At present, I see three spots still open for that class. If you enjoy busking on the streets, in the parks or at other interesting outdoor venues, this is a great chance to learn from two masters, even while you make your Las Vegas debut. Some of our students have actually covered their costs for the class and the trip by working the streets while they are here!
Master Class for Mentalism (Oct. 14-17) has already been sold out for months. But if you want to get your name on a waiting list, contact Abbi by calling (702) 450-0021 or emailing Spinner@McBrideMagic.com.
Magic & Meaning 2015 is next, from Oct. 21-24. We’re about 85% sold out for that, so if you’re thinking of coming, but haven’t registered and sent your deposit yet, now’s the time. Our special guest is the inimitable Max Maven, and we’re all looking forward to what Max has to share with us.
Also, please note: This will take place at Sunset Station in Henderson (there was an error in the Museletter a few days ago–sorry about that). We have a special deal with them for discount rooms, but it’s only good if you register before September 15. Again: Now is the time!
Here is the info from our web site:
The 2015 Magic and Meaning Conference will be held at the Sunset Station Hotel and Casino located at
1301 W Sunset Rd
Henderson, NV 89014
A discounted room rate has been secured for attendees who reserve their room by September 15, 2015 ($39 for October 21 and 22; $109 for October 23 and 24—plus tax). To make your reservation, please call the Sunset Station Casino’s reservation number at (888) 786-7389, and tell them you are part of the McBride Magic, Inc. group, attending Magic and Meaning at Sunset Station. Please note: reservations made online will not receive the discount.
For additional information or questions, please contact Katherine Rettke, the Conference’s Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s it for now. We look forward to seeing you all one day soon, in Vegas, or in your own neck of the woods (let me know if you think you might like to bring Jeff’s show and lecture to your area)!
Best to all.