The Process of Maturing is an Art to be Learned

“The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty you have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth.”
— Marya Mannes

Greetings Magical Friends,

I feel like I’ve just completed an epic cycle. Turning fifty turned many things over in my mind and in my life this year. Some men who turn fifty buy a sports car. I built a library and a movement studio onto my house. I feel that many more people can take turns “driving their inspiration,” in the new Magic School rooms, than could take turns behind the wheel of a “lambie.” Besides, my library gets better mileage than any car, and can take our students to the edges of the universe at the speed of light.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic” … Stephen King

At fifty, I feel it is my halfway point in life, (yeah, I’ll take a hundred years, thank you). At this halfway point, I can reflect on fifty years of past experience, and project fifty more years of extraordinary magical living. I hope you will join me on the next fifty year ride!

At fifty, I’m learning what’s really important in my magical work. It’s not about buying a new big prop; it’s more about using my talents to prop up other people who have dreams and visions that need help. I find great joy in mentoring magic students of all ages, and the more I give, the more I seem to get out of life.

Touring the world with my magic show has given me many rare experiences that I can now pass along to you, my friends. I am blessed to have the faculty at our School to help spread our magical visions in new ways.

McBride Magic School Students in the News
Bill Koch has been studying at our school for many years, and his appearance in the new documentary MAKE BELIEVE is outstanding. This film won Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival! Here is a video profile about Bill’s magical work:

http://vimeo.com/13371846

I will be home for most of the month of August, working with students both here at the House of Mystery and worldwide, via Skype. I hope to see you here in Las Vegas, or online soon!

Jeff

Photo by Anthony Muir

P.S. For any you that may have missed the recent media blitz about our magic school and WONDERGROUND, here are the links:

Vegas Seven Magazine on Wonderground
http://weeklyseven.com/ae/2010/july/01/man-many-masks

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