Who are Your Mentors in Magic?

Jeff McBride - Master of the Elements
(Photo by Lara Puglisi)

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Maya Angelou

Greetings from China!

Wow, what a bizarre job I have! Let me explain…

I got this email a few weeks ago: “Can you fly to Beijing and make a skyscraper vanish on national television?”

Jeff McBride vanishes a building in Beijing, China
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How do you make a huge skyscraper vanish on TV? Yeah, that is what I was asking too! I needed EXPERT help! I am blessed to have good friends like Franz Harary who can help me make the impossible possible. He sure did! Franz and I were judges on the VH1 show CELEBRACADABRA (you can see a clip here).

It is wonderful to have friends who can mentor me through these challenging situations. Over the years I have cultivated friendships with my magic mentors. I am very blessed to be able to share their wisdom with my students.

Mystery School Mondays

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” 

Speaking of mentors: We had a couple of great episodes of Mystery School Mondays recently. First, was a wonderful look into the world of Magical Mentors, still available here: http://tinyurl.com/mcbmentor.

Our most recent episode on Music and Magic featured special guest Jay Atwood, and is still on line here: http://tinyurl.com/mcbmusic.

Remember: you can see great magic and learn the art of wonder 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on: McBrideMagic.tv.

Master Class with Mac King
A few of my favorite magic mentors: Eugene Burger, Larry Hass and the very funny Mac King at a recent Master Class.

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill 


We were recently called “The coolest show in Las Vegas” by journalist Richard Abowitz. In an effort to keep that title, we have an impressive line-up of talent this month. Check it out here: http://www.vegaswonderground.com/

Jeff McBride at Wonderground
Jeff performs a new mask theater piece at WONDERGROUND
Photo Credit: Brian “Flash” Adams

IMX and a special one-day Super Session at The Mystery School!

I will be performing at THE ORLEANS HOTEL in Las Vegas May 20-24th as part of this year’s IMX convention, and hosting a rare one day session at the McBride House of Mystery just after the convention on May 24th.  For the first time in Las Vegas, I’m offering my four hour “Super Session” of hands-on magic, accompanied by a tour of our “House of Mystery,” where we hold most of our Master Classes. Those attending will also have time to browse my extensive library.

Thursday, May 24 from 12:30pm-5:30pm (wokshop 1-5)


It is now official! I will be touring with this show in July and August throughout Mexico. http://tinyurl.com/mcbillusion

I love helping and mentoring others with my magic, so let me know how and when I can help you. Every week we have the class online at www.mcbridemgic.tv   I can also help you on Skype and here at the Magic and Mystery School at our classes and private sessions.

See you soon in Vegas or on the road!

Yours in the art,

Jeff McBride

From Bryce:

Just a quick note that I finally have Jeff’s “Manipulation Without Tears” booklet available at the Virtual School as a PDF download.

From Tobias:

As the month turns from May to June, many of our magical friends from the East Coast will be sponsoring our McBride Magic Experience. This is a two-day event featuring one of the world’s best full evening magic shows, followed by Jeff’s latest lecture “For Magicians Only,” and then, on the next day, a special 4-hour “Super Session” in which he teaches some of his most closely held secrets in the hands-on atmosphere only available in these workshops. If you’re anywhere near one of these locations, I hope you’ll bring a few friends to the show, attend the lecture and/or sign up to take the workshop. And by all means, be sure and stop to say hello to Jeff after the event.

May 26-27: Rumford, Maine

May 29-30: Denny & Lee – Baltimore, MD

June 1-3: Chattanooga, TN

June 5-6: Asheville, NC

June 8-10: Akron, OH

For all the Tour News, visit Jeff’s Calendar.

Best wishes for a magical Spring!

Tobias Beckwith


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