Face Your Fears

“What would you do if you were not afraid?”

Face of Fear

The #1 Killer of Dreams – Fear!

Yes friends…. I work with many people from all over the world. I help many performers overcome stage fright and anxiety. One of the most common things that stops people from living their dreams is fear: fear of failure, rejection and loss.

What if I could wave a magic wand and make your fear go away?

Well the magic wand is you, and all you have to do is follow these steps…. here are a few things to do to banish fear.


One of my favorite quotes about fear is….

“Fear is excitement without the breath!!” –Fritz Perls.

Yes just breathe. We hear it so often it seems almost cliché, but it works!

Just take five deep breaths and your anxiety will ease. Fear cannot live in a relaxed breath.  Next time fear moves into you… breathe it out. Inhale slowly to a count of 8, then exhale to a count of 8. Steady does it!  Here is one of our teachers, Gay Hendricks, with some of his amazing breathing exercises:


Move Your Body

Years ago, in martial arts class, I learned a very simple tool that I share with you….

“If you’re feeling great, meditate.

If you’re feeling down, move around!”

Simply put, when you feel fear, start moving your body. Take a walk, do housework, but get moving!

If you are feeling fine, stop all your running around! Just sit, reflect and be peaceful.

This poem by Nano Saki says it all in a crazy wisdom way…. 

“If you have time to chatter, read books. If you have time to read, walk into mountain, desert and ocean. If you have time to walk,sing songs and dance. If you have time to dance, sit quietly, you happy, lucky idiot.”

Focus on Gratitude

When we focus on the good things in our lives, the negative thoughts are pushed to the background.  Count your blessings–not your curses! A great resource on fear: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/how-to-overcome-fear/

Historic Syrian Magic Wand

“Life is the dance between your deepest desire and greatest fear.”– A. Robbins

The Wand from Beyond! An Historic Find!

The following article will be of special interest to magicians. Could this be the first magic wand ever used in “broken wand ceremony?”


Keep Calm

& use

a magic wand

Mystery School Student on National TV!

Mat Franco in the America’s Got Talent Semi-finals!

We have had a few talented students from our Magic & Mystery School on America’s Got Talent, including Jason Andrews and Michael Trixx… and now, here we have Mat Franco in the semi-finals!

Mat writes….

Dear Jeff,

What!? Results were announced live last night on America’s Got Talent… I’m in the semifinals!!! Thank you all for your support, comments and votes!! I am so excited to put together something for the next round!

Here is the link to my first performance on AGT.  Hope you enjoy it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IE83j6IbF0  “I am so excited to be a part of the live shows at Radio City Music Hall in the next round where America votes!  If you want to share a link to my contestant profile, here is the link: http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/cast/season-9/mat-franco  If you want to share the video of the latest trick I did on AGT, the link is here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYVMnqJVDFc   More more info on Mat go to: Facebook.com/MatFrancoMagic

Mat on AGT

We wish Mat much success! If you want to meet more of our star students, take a look at our Winners Circle Page:


Many performers, like Mat, push past their fears and take steps towards a better life.

Mat came to our school many years ago, and after years of dedication to his craft, is building a name in the entertainment industry. When will you take the next step?

For more about McBride’s Magic & Mystery School: http://www.magicalwisdom.com

Let us host your Las Vegas vacation! Just drop us an email, and let Abbi and me know when you’re coming to Las Vegas, and what events you want to attend. You can always reach us at 702-450-0021

Wonderground News: The Biggest Magic Party in Las Vegas!

Here’s the lineup for August!  The entire Mystery School faculty will be with us this month! Arrive early to get a great seat. I will personally greet you at the door before the show! It is our pleasure to host your magical evening with us.

Early Stage

  • Jeff McBride
  • Tim Wise
  • Larry Hass
  • Eugene Burger
  • Adam The Professa
  • Shocker and Sinn Bodhi
  • Alexander Straub


  • Christian Diamond
  • Eugene Burger
  • Larry Hass
  • Jeff McBride

Late Stage

  • Adam The Professa
  • Circe
  • Jason Andrews
  • Alexander Straub

All of this PLUS, 

  • Psychic Sideshow: Tarot reading with Alan Scott,
  • The New World Rythmatism Dancers,
  • Live painting & Art by Areeya,
  • Body painting art by Suzanne,
  • Photography by Sheryl Garrett,
  • Video by Steelfyre,
  • DJ David Rosario
  • THE WONDER-BAR Close -up Magic with Zack Patee and MORE!

For more info go to: The Olive Mediterranean Restaurant: WWW.VEGASWONDERGROUND.COM

I am home for the month of August working with students here in the School and on Skype. If you want to schedule a session with me, just drop me an email: jeff@mcbridemagic.com

See you in Las Vegas or on the road.

Yours in better magic,

Jeff McBride

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