“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” — Miriam Beardh
Abbi and I are back from Israel, where Dahlia Peled took many of the star performers on a Segway tour of Jerusalem. This is a great way to tour! Dahlia is the president of the Israeli Magicians Society and hosted a fantastic international event that garnered much press. Here is our crew on the Segways:
Here is Abbi, exploring the marketplace in the Old City of Jerusalem. To be in a place where people have been buying and selling, haggling over prices and negotiating with each other for centuries has a certain magic of its own. We had a wonderful afternoon, wandering through the maze that is the Old City, with Dahlia and the other magi, seeing the ancient sites, and exploring the various stalls. “My friend, my friend, come in, come in, for you I will make a special bargain, what you like…?”
This week at the House of Mystery, a film crew is here, making a documentary called MISDIRECTION. This film is about inner-city kids who find magic as a way out of the ‘hood. I’ve been involved with the project for several months now, and you can see a trailer here: http://www.priorlogicproductions.com/
This week, students in the Master Class, with Eugene Burger, will be taping part of the documentary backstage at the Lance Burton Show and around Las Vegas. Wow! This is our third major documentary in three years.
If you haven’t visited the new web sites, here are a few highlights we think you’ll enjoy:
If you love magical philosophy and the psychology of illusion, you will love our gifts of wonder that await you, free of charge, at http://www.secretartjournal.com/
We also have inspiring videos from last year’s Magic and Meaning Conference. The PEP Talks were recorded and edited by Jordan Wright, and are sure to provoke your creativity. You can check them out here:
Many of our friends have asked how they can to re-visit some of the stories, quotes and travelogues from previous Museletters. You can find them here:
Next week, I’ll be at the Magi-Whirl convention just outside Washington, D.C. I’ll be doing the full 2nd half of their gala show, and offering a separate Secret Session workshop. If you’ve always wanted to try out a Master Class, this is a great way to do it! Learn more at http://magiwhirl.homestead.com/. I hope I’ll see some of you there.
Jordan Wright will be joining Jeff as his opening act on David Sandy’s Magic Cruise, May 3 – 10th, 2009. If you want to join us for a magic convention at sea, contact David Sandy.
Five days of peace, love, magick and fire! Information, Please READ and SHARE with friends…
The Vegas Vortex welcomes you to four days and nights of incredible magical adventure in the desert. Please read the link above carefully so you can be well informed about the details of this four day Fire Gathering. This is our sixth annual MayFire celebration. This is a special gathering, for initiates, friends and family of fire, only. If you have never attended one of our events before, you must be sponsored in to this one by someone who has attended FireDance, Fire Tribe, Spirit Fire, or Celebrate the Spirit gatherings.
The Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest State Park. It is located only 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The rough floor and jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park’s attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays. There are a limited number of spaces for cars to park, and a limited number of places where we can set up our tents.
Your friends in mystery,
Jeff, Abbi, Eugene, Tobias, Jordan and Bryce