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Wonderful Magic stirs the soul

I love to see wonderful magic performed. Every once in a while there is a trick, illusion or mystery that simply makes my soul feel better… like a smile that starts deep inside.  This is something I try to impart in my own work as a magician.

This past August Marco Tempest, a Swiss magician living in New York, created a spectacular bit of magic mixed with technology and presented it at TED. I share it with my readers today to remind all of us to expand our vision and take our work/lives to new levels never thought possible. When we expand our possibilities we change the very fabric of life.  In this new-found space we  create our own magic.

I wish you great magic today, tomorrow and the rest of your life.

 

Gene Urban… magician and mentalist is Phoenix, Scottsdale, Santa Barbara and beyond.

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gene urban performs magic at realty event

I just got an email saying I was tagged by social media guru Jeff Turner. I was a guest at the grand opening of a new real estate brokerage in Scottsdale last Thursday. As often is the case, I was asked to do a bit of close-up magic.

Jeff pulled out his IPhone and caught some impromptu card magic and posted it on YouTube.

It was a fun party and got to catch up with some old friends and meet many new ones too, including Jeff and Professionals Realty Group CEO Glyn Morgan.

If you need some close up or parlour magic for your next corporate event or grand opening, I’d be honored. Use the contact form below for availability and rates.

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magician and mentalist gene urban body talk

magician and mentalist gene urban body talk

In the late 1990’s magician and mentalist Gene Urban joined several of the country’s top mentalists to film the Desert Brainstorm series. Gene, along with Larry Becker, Kenton, Docc Hilford, Mark Strivings, Lee Earle and Christopher Caldwell traveled to Sacramento California to tape the first instructional video on the subject of mentalism.

Body Talk is one of three mentalism effects Gene Urban contributed to the project. Body Talk explores how people transmit thoughts through their body language. In this piece, Gene Urban combines years of studying the craft of magic, advanced psychology and the experience 10,000+ performances has given him.

Below is a Gene Urban’s performance of Body Talk. The original series came out in VHS and this YouTube presentation is a conversion from VHS to non-high definition digital video.  We hope you enjoy.

Gene Urban Performing “Body Talk” copyright 1997-2011

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gene urban performing intuition times two

gene urban performing intuition times two

Several years ago a few magician/mentalists were asked to produce a training video for others in the magical arts community. The result was a 3 DVD set called the Desert Brainstorm Series.

I was honored to be included in this group of some of the country’s top performers including Larry Becker, Docc Hilforld, Kenton, Lee Earle, Mark Strivings and Christopher Caldwell. Each of us created two custom effects with video of a live performance as well as a “how to” section.

Below is one of the effects I performed on the DVD called Intuition Times Two. If you see me perform at a corporate event, wedding, western theme party and such, you will likely see this trick as it is one of my favorite.

The thing I like best about Intuition Times Two is that the guests actually perform the magic as I simply follow their direction in trying to find two thought of cards. I love it when the spectators do the magical stuff verses me… it is empowering for everyone and the look of astonishment on a guest’s face when they have done something amazing is the best.

Hope you enjoy the video. If I can bring a bit of magic to your event or party, it would be wonderful. Reminding people how amazing they are through magic is a true pleasure.

Gene Urban

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