The Sorcerers Apprentice by Derek Selinger

Mickey Mouse Tried to Warn Us About A.I.The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is one of the most popular Disney animations of all time, based on a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  In the Disney version of the story, the master magician is growing weary from performing his magic. Turning bats into butterfly’s to be precise.He goes for a nap, leaving his hat behind.The apprentice (Mickey) takes the...

“Seasonal Sorcery” from Lynn Miner

Dear Mystery School Students, Can you help us help you? We are excited to announce that we are currently accepting submissions for our upcoming book, Seasonal Sorcery: A Mystery School Almanac.This compendium will include a collection of magic routines and effects submitted by you–Mystery School students and faculty. It focuses exclusively on incorporating magic into the public and...

The Therapeutic Effects of Magic

by Mark CarbonaroI am writing this article for a few reasons. One reason is to shed light on the fact that many artists, including magicians, suffer from mental illness. Another reason is that I want to be an advocate for people struggling with mental health and introduce my magic therapy program for those who suffer from mental illness. I have been a magician since I was eleven years old and I...

The Meta-Magic of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz by D. Michael Smith

“Like all great stories, The Wizard of Oz provides a template that allows us to open ourselves to the hidden capacities we had forgotten we had; the creative potentials we didn’t know how to use; and the deeper knowing . . . that is within every one of us. We are so much more than we thought we were.”  (The Wizard of Us, Jean Houston, 2012, p. 12) When I was five years old, I saw the movie,...

Magic Words by Daryl Rogers

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” – Albus DumbledoreWords Create RealityAs magicians, we use words to create a reality for our audience. We carefully craft and edit our scripts to say exactly what we want to say in the manner we wish to say it, with no extraneous verbiage. The...

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