Eugene Burger is an American magician based in Chicago, Illinois, reputed for his close-up skills, his work in mentalism and Bizarre Magic.
Born June 01, 1939
Famous for his beard and soothing, hypnotic voice, his creativity in magic has established him as a leading figure in the field. Burger partners with Jeff McBride in the Magic and Mystery School of magical instruction.
Burger is also a philosopher and historian of religion. He has advanced degrees in Divinity (from Yale University), philosophy, and has taught university courses in comparative religion and philosophy.
He also produced a rare audio program - "Growing in the Art of Magic".
3 Lecture Notes
5 External links and references
•From Secrets and Mysteries for the Close-up Entertainer (1982): "The real secrets of magic as a performing art have to do with making the effects that you already know really magical and entertaining for your audiences."
•Academy of Magical Arts Lecturer of the Year (1985 and 1986)
•Academy of Magical Arts Close-Up Magician of the Year (1996 and 1997)
•Selected as "One of the 100 most influential magicians of the 20th century." by Magic Magazine.
•Eugene Burger on Matt Schulien's Fabulous Card Discoveries (1983)
•The Secret of Restaurant Magic (1983)
•Audience Involvement (1983)
•The Craft of Magic and Other Writings (1984)
•Spirit Theater (1985), Kaufman and Greenberg)
•The Performance of Close-Up Magic (1987), Kaufman and Greenberg)
•The Experience of Magic (1989), Kaufman and Greenberg)
•Strange Ceremonies (1991), Kaufman and Greenberg)
•Magic and Meaning (1995)
•Mastering the Art of Magic (2000), Kaufman and Company)