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Light in the Darkness, Dec 28 Show, The Edge, Misdirection, Offer
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The Lamp
A Newsletter About Magic, Mystery & Life Together
 
Vol. 1, No. 2, December 2016          By David Reed-Brown, M.Div.
 
Seasons Greetings <<First Name>>,

It is no accident that seven of the world’s major religions have more than twenty holidays between November 1 and January 21.  This is a season when people need hope.  As I write, here in the United States it is becoming significantly colder and darker.  While many are busy preparing joyful holiday celebrations, it is a difficult time of year for others.  Perhaps it’s because they are ill; or grieving a loved one who died, or there were opportunities lost.  These  are the ones who really need to know that “Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”  So, we have holidays for them most of all. 

 
Here in traditional New England what strikes me are the little lights people put in their dark windows.  They ring true for me.  Why? Because, yes, there is darkness, but we are given Light to overcome it.  How?  Everywhere there is kindness, listening, giving, compassion (suffering with), or the presence of a friend, there is Light.  Every time the stranger is welcomed or the hungry are fed, there is light.  These moments are often very small and can seem almost insignificant compared to the calamities of the world, but they are what makes life bearable and joyful.  They are small but together they illumine the stage of life.

This is why I’m so proud to be both clergy and a magician.  Magic gives people hope – hope that what so often seems impossible is possible.   And, I am very grateful for you, because together we bring hope where it’s needed most.  May we do even more together in the coming year.  No matter how you and yours celebrate, i wish you a thousand blessings of peace for a meaningful holiday season and a delightful New Year.

 
Sincerely,
David Reed-Brown
Enlighten Entertainment
 
P.S.  <<First Name>>, subscribers to The Lamp will receive a $50 rebate for shows booked by December 21.  It can be for anytime in the future.  Click here to contact David by email.  Does your business, an employer or friend have a holiday party?  Pass your rebate savings on to them, and we will celebrate the season with mystery and awe!
 

Call David To Book A Show Today 1-800-304-0021

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The Edge

“Come to the edge," he said.
"We can't, we're afraid!" they responded.
"Come to the edge," he said.
"We can't, We will fall!" they responded.
"Come to the edge," he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.”

 
― Guillaume Apollinaire
 
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Join Us For a Show Dec 28

I will be performing my larger parlor show for the general public at the Simsbury Library on December 28 at 2 pm.  Please call the library in advance to let them know you're coming:  860-658-7663.  They just need how many are coming in advance. The library is located at 725 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070, and visit the beautiful new Veterans Memorial while you're there.  FREE parking!
 
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Catch a Limited Time Rebate on $hows

Subscribers to The Lamp will receive a $50 rebate for shows booked by December 21, 2016. Does your company or a friend have an annual holiday party?  Please forward my contact information, and we can celebrate the season together with wonder and delight!  For other offers, please see our recent emails.
 
Call David Now at 860-304-0021
The Misnomer of Misdirection
Photo Credit: Boston Magician Steve Kradolfer

There is great misunderstanding about magicians' use of misdirection in magic shows.  Many people believe it to be an almost sinister tool.  It might go something like this, "Look over there while I do something sneaky over here."  Actually, something much more beautiful is taking place.  In the circles of magicians I work with, we refer to it as "direction."  Why?  Because, it is our job to direct you towards the wonder and awe of life.  That's more positive, yes?A politician using misdirection without your knowledge to cover something selfish or harmful... that's another issue altogether, but we'll leave a discussion of ethics for the future.  Until then, enjoy the wonder of life!

Thank you for reading, <<First Name>>!

David Reed-Brown is an interfaith chaplain who brings people hope through the art of magic.  He has been a magician since age 7; a professional since 1998; is a student, writer and lecturer at McBride’s Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas since 1999; is a magic consultant; and lives with his wife and two boys in Simsbury, Connecticut. Please send feedback to David@Reed-Brown.com
 
Book, inquire or get more information about David. CALL 860-304-0021 or click here.
Click on www.Reed-Brown.com to see the magic and much more...
 
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