How We Can Give Back

This is Jeff, writing from Las Vegas.

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How can we give back to the world, and to the Art of Magic?

PLEASE take the time to read this important message! We have helped, and are in the process of creating something that we hope will change the world of magic!

Passing the Torch

The Art of Magic Gets a New Champion!

New Organization Formed to Promote Education For Magicians

May 12, 2016, Las Vegas, NVThe Institute for Magic Education, Inc. has been created to help magicians, magic students, and magic enthusiasts increase their skill and knowledge of the magical performing arts. The Institute has just received its designation as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by the IRS, and has commenced operations. To support its initial activities, the Institute has launched a $100,000 fundraising campaign – Transforming Magicians and Magic – to provide scholarship support for deserving students and help underwrite innovative magic projects.

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The McBride Magic & Mystery School 25th Anniversary

The Institute for Magic Education was created by the McBride Magic & Mystery School, which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Institute is an independent, self-sustaining, tax-exempt organization. The formation of the Institute extends the mission of the McBride Magic & Mystery School to help students of all ages fulfill their own interests and potential as magicians and performers, and to lift the level of the art throughout the world.

Jeff McBride, founder of the Magic & Mystery School, notes that “As was true for Harry Houdini or Harry Potter, becoming a full-fledged wizard requires specialized training that goes well beyond reading a library book or having Uncle Bob teach you how to pull pennies from your ear.”

Adult Students

Scholarship Program

Dr. Lynn Miner, President of the Institute, states that “While magic schools exist in the United States and elsewhere to teach the performing arts, most lack a firm financial footing to award scholarships to needy students.”

Dr. Miner adds, “The Institute intends to fill that gap as a tax-exempt organization headed by seven top-flight magicians on its Board of Directors, including Jeff McBride, the “World Ambassador of Magic,” and Mac King, acclaimed by MAGIC Magazine as the premiere comedy magician in the world today.

Other Board members include Tobias Beckwith, an innovative producer of magic shows in Las Vegas, New York and around the world; Bill Evans, a lawyer/magician who is Past President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians; Bill Cook, hailed by his peers as the Young Master of Magic; Simone Marron, a magic enthusiast active at the local and national levels; and Dr. Miner.

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How can YOU help the future of magic?

Further details about the Institute, including how to donate funds in support of magic education or apply for financial aid, are available at the web site:


Healing and Magic

Magic & Medicine

Can the magic we do help heal the world?

Join us to explore that question and get real answers–and learn great magic at the same time! This four-day Seminar is specially designed for physicians and other health care providers, including nurses, therapists, and alternative medicine practitioners.
The Seminar is taught by Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger, two of the world’s leading magicians, Ricardo Rosenkranz, M. D., who has pioneered a revolutionary Magic and Medicine teaching program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and Lawrence Hass, Ph.D., a philosopher and a magician who founded the internationally-celebrated educational program, The Theory and Art of Magic.

The Seminar will explore many areas of theoretical interest, such as the history of the relationship between magic and medicine, the importance of ritual, and the place of magical art in human life. However, the primary focus of the educational experience is on practice—on how the powerful skills of performance magicians can enhance the interactions between providers and patients, and thus yield better outcomes in healing relationships. 
It is by no means necessary to be a performer to attend this learning experience. In fact, most attendees will have little to no magic performing experience at all. Even so, attendees will learn some magic appropriate for their skill level during the Seminar, and they will have an opportunity to share a story or a performance if they would like to do so.

For more info:

Wonderground New Finale

Wonderground News – May 19, 2016 

All info at :

7 PM -  Christian and Randilyn, Hosts

Strolling magic with Miguel


8PM – Tim Wise, MC

Steven Owens – The Shadow Magic Act

Joe Atmore – Master of Mental Mystery

Jeff McBride’s Mask Theater Ensemble Present- “Obama & Trump”

Elliott Hitchcock – International Man of Mystery


9PM – Christian Diamond, MC

Joe Atmore – Modern Mind reader

Jeff McBride – New Egg-splorations

Special guests will present strolling magic

Zack and Tim at the WONDER-BAR


10PM – Jeff McBride, MC

Steven Owens – The Competition act

Jarrett and Raja- the Drunken Piano Player

Ryan Stock & Amber-Lynn – Comedy Daredevil

PLUS: Bar Magic with Zack Pattee and Scott Steelfyre, Iam Creed, and Randilyn, Photography with Sheryl Garrett.

The NWR-Tribal Belly Dance Troupe, Psychic Sideshow with Alan Scott, live art with Areeya and Suzanne and many more surprises and special celebrity guests!!

All info at:

I will see you at the shows in Vegas or on tour!

Jeff McBride

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