A Magical Time of Year

“The Sussex lanes were very lovely in the autumn … spendthrift gold and glory of the year-end … earth scents and the sky winds and all the magic of the countryside which is ordained for the healing of the soul.”

— Monica Baldwin, I Leap over the Wall

Dear Friends:

We have just completed national magic month — I’m wondering how you all celebrated? A magical Halloween party, perhaps? Maybe a séance — did Houdini visit your group? We certainly enjoyed a magical month at the Magic & Mystery School!

As you read this, Jeff and Abbi are in Appleton, Wisconsin for a whirlwind three days of workshops and shows. If you are in the area, you may still be able to get tickets to a special fundraiser for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. Visit http://www.foxcu.org/bbbs-jeff-mcbride.html for further information.

We’re all still buzzing from the incredible combined Magic & Meaning conference and Fall Fest, with its Witches & Wizards Ball and Bone Dance. The photos you see in this issue are taken from those events… and we’ve just set the dates and location for next year’s Magic & Meaning, and opened up registrations: http://www.magicalwisdom.com/events/view/430.

Next week is the final class for the Magic & Mystery School of this year, our annual “Magic & Medicine,” event, this year with two special guests: Dr. Randall Wolf and Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz. It promises to be our best Magic & Medicine yet — and we do still have one or two spots available, so if you are wondering what Magic & Medicine is all about, it’s not too late to register.

Coming up later this month, Jeff will be traveling to Mexico again, this time as a featured show at the International Balloon Festival (hot air balloons) in Leon. Will he levitate with the balloons? You’ll have to be there to find out.

At the end of the month Jeff, Eugene, Larry Hass, George Parker and Bryce Kuhlman will be hosting Magic & Mystery School week at The Magic Castle in Hollywood… and giving a special lecture based on the new book Gift Magic, which was just released by Larry’s Theory and Art of Magic Press. Gift Magic will provide readers with a deeper insight into ways of giving the gift of magic… with some fantastic effects included. At least one Las Vegas magician we know of is making a full time living doing just ONE effect from the book. We might suggest that Gift Magic would be a terrific gift for the magician on your holiday list!

Wishing you all a wonderful November and magical holiday season!


Tobias Beckwith

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