Houdini the Mentor

I mentioned my fascination with the Great Houdini several days ago, and felt it was worthwhile to elaborate upon this true hero of the Victorian Age.

It would be far to easy to dismiss Harry Houdini as simply a man who could pick difficult locks, or stage dramatic escapes…or even as a skilled and wildly popular entertainer. His entire world view, beyond his stage persona, was intensely modern and far ahead of his time. So far, in fact, that his strategies and beliefs are still being taught today in many fields.

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