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Eugene Burger

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Eugene Burger

Cover of Genii (1991)
BornEugene David Burger
June 01, 1939
Chicago, Illinois
DiedAugust 8, 2017 (age 78)
CategoriesBooks by Eugene Burger

Eugene Burger (b.1939-d.2017) was an American magician based in Chicago, Illinois, reputed for his close-up skills, his work in mentalism and Bizarre Magic.


Famous for his beard and soothing, hypnotic voice, his creativity in magic established him as a leading figure in the field. Burger partners with Jeff McBride in the Magic and Mystery School of magical instruction.

Burger was also a philosopher and historian of religion. He had 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".



Lecture Notes

  • Eugene Burger on Matt Schulien's Fabulous Card Discoveries (1983)
  • The Secret of Restaurant Magic (1983)
  • Audience Involvement (1983)



  • Spirit Magic (1987)


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