Thursday, 13 October 2016

A Proud Member of the Magic Circle

Bristol Magician, Christian Taylor aka Chris P Tee aka Doc Strange, becomes Proud Member of the Magic Circle.

 It is with great delight, that on Monday the 10th of October 2016, I was accepted into the prestigious and World famous "Magic Circle"

Since I started performing magic at the age of 7, I have always aspired to become a member, but there were a few hurdles that I needed to overcome. To be fair, I could have joined years ago, but I kept putting it off and this is what happens when you Procrastinate.

I want you, dear reader, to understand that "Dreams Can Come True" but Only when you make the effort. If you keep saying, I will do it later, or tomorrow or when I am ready, it will never get done.

My advice to you, no matter what your dream, is "Do it NOW" Get started, get on with it. There is Magic in Commitment.

I want to thank my Mentor and Teacher "Jeff McBride" for showing me the way and giving me sound advice as a student of "The Jeff McBride Magic & Mystery School"

After years of performing magic, Jeff taught me how to up my game and see myself as a Magician, rather than someone who just does Magic Tricks.

Here is a sound piece of advice that Jeff shared with me that got me moving. It was written on a Postcard that I addressed to myself when I was at the school. I wrote my goals on one side and on the printed side was the following message.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. 

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dream't would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”

― William Hutchison Murray

Jeff then mailed it to me 12 months later. Once I realised that I needed to move, I started building my Magic empire.

Now that I am a Member of the Magic Circle, the work begins to make myself a better magician. After all, I have a reputation to maintain.

I am awating news from the Magic Circle when I can go long and be presented my certificate by the President in front of an audience of my peers (Magician's I have respected and admired for years)

Now is the Day You Start and Say "I Can Do It and I Shall Do it NOW"