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Mystery School

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Categories: Close Up, Stage, Collectibles
Media Type: Book
Publisher: Miracle Factory

Product Description

Mystery School - An Adventure Into The Deeper Meaning of Magic

In Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride’s first collaborative work, you may at last peer into the shadowy conclave known as Mystery School.

Featuring Jeff McBride stage masterpieces revealed for the first time, new pieces by Burger, and essays by Mystery School faculty member ROBERT NEALE.

Plus magic and writings by some of the world’s most magical thinkers, including: Bob Fitch, Dan Harlan, Paul Harris, Kevin James, Vito Lupo, Patrick Martin, Max Maven, Stephen Minch, Alain Nu, and Peter Samelson.... and featuring the exotic art of Katlyn Breene.

Over 400 pages on large-format acid-free satin-finish pages, hardbound, with 16 color pages and beautiful full-color dustjacket.
Date Added: Oct 17th, 2003
MLA SKU: hdb5StgL7dPmvWC


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August 11th, 2003 12:03am
Reviewed by RobertCharles
"Pulling Back the Veil of Mystery"

Mystery School: An Adventure into the Deeper Meaning of Magic provides readers with a comprehensive view of the driving forces behind the founding and evolution of Mystery School -- an influential and occasionally misunderstood series of gatherings featuring performances, lectures, workshops, drumming and ritual.

A conversation between Eugene Burger, Jeff McBride and editor Todd Karr describes Mystery School's conception, purpose and development. Eugene encourages magicians to evaluate their magic and allow themselves to be engaged on a powerful level that will affect their magical performances. Jeff's routine of "Alchemy of the Elements," featured in his Off-Broadway mask-and-magic show at the Ballroom Theater in the 1980's, is explained. Robert Neale speaks of ritual magic and gives wonderful insights into the "Five Symbols" of creative stimulation and their dynamic readings. Max Maven explains his involvement with Mystery School... [Read More]

Official Review

September 2nd, 2003 11:28am
Reviewed by Tracy Atteberry
I have to admit that when I first heard rumblings of a Mystery School book four years ago at the final Mystery School (1999) that I was a little skeptical. I mean the Mystery School was billed as an experiential magic retreat after all. How could a book ever hope to do justice to that? Well to the extent to which that is possible, Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger, Todd Karr, and the rest have succeeded.

The Mystery School book contains contributions from the Mystery School faculty, honored guests, alumni, and appendices with a chapter from "The Death and Resurrection Show" by Rogan Taylor (with a new preface) and a transcript from Terrance McKenna. The book also contains a discussion of how The Mystery School started, evolved, and finally concluded. Though some will undoubtedly complain that the book is heavy on the essay side, I believe that many of the items offered would be worth the price of admission. As a hint, allow me to engage in a little name dropping. ... [Read More]
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