One of the highlights of the 2013 MAGIC Live! convention was the talk given by Kevin Spencer. More than an illusionist, this peripatetic prestidigitator is also a "healer". Well, maybe not in the traditional sense, but he has the ability to help heal by using magic. Specifically, over the past few decades, Kevin has been working with therapists around the world and teaching them "simple" magic tricks to use in their physical therapy sessions.
Kevin's short talk made an overwhelmingly positive impact on everyone present. His stories and video brought tears to nearly everyone in the audience as we could see the emotional and long lasting impact "just a little trick" does for those who are physically impaired. And his story about the autistic child...well, he relates this story again in this podcast.
In this podcast, Kevin talks about his career, the impact Doug Henning and later Jim Steinmeyer had/has on his performance and life. After you learn a little about who Kevin is, then you won't find his story surprising toward the end of this podcast as he talks about his true passion: the healing of magic.
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